Originally posted by chemestry
there is much different betn historical show and mythological show
people like historical show like Prithvi raj chauhan , chandra gupt maurya, shobha somnath ki where is not artificial scene but some secret and mystery
but in mytho there r lots of jaadu, artificial scene,and most imp its show of god but not some grt historical personality.
people bored of seeing show on god but people love to know about indian historical personality.
The advantage of mytho shows is that since many people know the stories and are fascinated by them, they are never boring. Hence, re-enacting things like Ramayan, Mahabharat, Krishna, or even stories of Vishnu or Shiva are interesting. Just see how popular Shani Dev is.
One thing that mythos bring to the table is a ready, assured viewership (assuming of course that the channel in question is widely available). If a channel wants instant TRPs, it's difficult to get it from a fictional show (unless a top rated actor/actress is there, and it's heavily publicized in advance). That's not the case w/ a mytho - there is a viewership that guaranteed, and if the leads are good, that makes it a blockbuster, like the AS Ramayan was.
Are you sure about the TRP numbers - they were pretty delayed, and we just got the one from 3 weeks ago. However, as Jhum_86 noted, the story does have to be somewhat authentic, even if it takes some liberties w/ the original story, particularly by claiming to use other sources. In this serial, Krishna's character is badly distorted, and that won't go down well w/ people who know the story.
As it is, this is not as well known a part of his life as the butter-stealing and seranading Radha, so they would have done well to have covered this comprehensively. As some noted, either they should have started where JSK ended, or they should have started w/ Jarasandha's wars, instead of skipping them altogether, and had a detailed description of reasons like why Jarasandha went to war w/ Krishna, why Sishupala & Rukmi were his allies, vaghara vaghara. Instead, what they showed was so abbreviated that the only ones who can appreciate them are those who already know the story, but if they distort major things like Krishna's character, that won't go unnoticed by the above viewership who is not hindered by the gaps in the story.
You are a fan of Vishal, but that can only go so far. This is the greatest role he could possibly play (unless he ever plays Rama in a Ramayan), so that should really have landed him @ the top, the way it had Gurmeet. If he fails to, it would be not so much b'cos of him (I think he's as good, if not better than Nitish Bharadwaj) but b'cos the scripwriters have so badly butchered his character, as well as his role. As noted earlier, his flute scenes are annoying, since he's not in an open field of cows and gopis, and his constant mocking Dau doesn't reflect well on him either.
If the show is really languishing in TRPs, Sagar Pictures needs to get its act together and get scriptwriters who more authentically follow the original storyline and characterizations of the major players.
Edited by _Vrish_ - 23 July 2011 at 11:30am