Posted: 23 April 2012 at 7:24am | IP Logged
Fall in love to get high TRPsThe soapbox seems to have taken the saying to heart where most leading ladies inevitably end up in the hero's waiting arms
Romance is one track that always works wonders when it comes to
generating TRPs during early evening/afternoon/evening/prime time bands
on GEC (general entertainment
channels). So it comes as no surprise to see some predictable
lovey-dovey moments being replayed and recreated in shows, over the last
few years from Kaisa Yeh Pyaar Hai to Dill Mill Gayye and Navya to
Punar Vivaah. The ideal romantic moment that got christened in the
history of films was in 1949 when the late Nargis fell into the arms of Raj Kapoor
in Barsaat. A scene that got duplicated so many times in cinema and on
the small screen. The 'heroine in hero's arms' pose is now a fave with
telly shows where 'the-much-in-love' couples or almost in love couples,
make it a point to fall into each other's arms, look deeply into each
other's eyes, like there is no tomorrow. While creative directors of
these shows could be a little more original, viewers don't seem to tire
of watching the cliched scene. Here's a glimpse of some of the most
predictable 'falling in love' scenes from TRP-topping soaps, over the
years. Hop on for a fun ride...
This Twilight inspired love story between a vampire and a human being
was supposed to be a hat ke love story. Served with a dash of Ekta
Kapoor's love tadka, even the vampire (played by Vivian D'Sena) was not
spared and had to catch a falling Pia (Sukirti Kandpal) throughout the
show. Love at first bite wasn't enough, the 'fall' scene helped spice up
'Fall'ing stars Bubbly
smalltowner Khushi (Sanaya Irani) begins her hate-love story with Arnav
Singh Raizada (Barun Sobti) by landing in his arms in the very first
episode of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? A tendency she has faithfully
maintained during various scenes shot by the pool, temple, dance floor
-you name it and the dashing Arnav's always had his arms wide open,
awaiting her descent into them!
Wonder falls Teenage romances should ideally have enough fodder for viewers without resorting to the fall
gimmick . But Sia (Abigail Jain), a budding boxer and her friend Raghav
(Himansh Kohli) in Humse Hai Life, had to go through the fall routine
many times over and counting!
campus fall You'd have thought a
school topper like Suvreen (Smriti Kalra) of Suvreen Guggal - Topper of
The Year, would be spared the cliche of the 'fall'. But even in a youth
channel you can't avoid the inevitable. So Yuvraj Singh (played by Shivin Narang) also had the honour of saving a 'falling damsel', followed by an intense eyelock!
A daily mythological soap, Devon Ke Dev Mahadev, that revolves round
Lord Shiva (Mohit Raina) and Sati (Mouni Roy)'s relationship has a 'fall
scene' too. This one's got Sati's eyes closed as she finds out her real
love. Hmmm! Even the gods are not allowed a fall concession!
Fall for me
Spunky Geet (Dhrashti Dhami) made falling in Mann Singh Khurana's
(Gurmeet Choudhary) waiting arms a habit ever since they set their eyes
on each other in Geet Hui Sabse Paraye. How else does a teenager manage
to keep a tough biz tycoon's iron heart melt and fall head over heels
for her? By conveniently falling in his arms! Of course.
Catch a falling friend Mayank ( Arjun Bijlani)
and Nupur's (Rati Pandey) sizzling chemistry in Miley Jab Hum Tum was
refreshing for young viewers. The whole idea of college friends
slowly making their way into each other's hearts needed to be puncuated
with lots of Nupur falling into Mayank's arms scenes as they discovered
love, via, you got it right -eyelocks!
No love story between a rich guy and a sweet girl-next-door can be free
from a fall. In Main Laxmi Tere Angan Ki, Mr Money Bags simply has to
be agile and fit enough to hold his 'falling' beloved. Not again!
Love actually Aamir Ali's perfect chemistry with newbie actress Abigail Jain scorched the small screens in Kya Dill Mein Hai. Their great romantic fall became such a hit that it was adopted as the poster of the show.