In a world where mom-in-laws are taking on their bahus with a vengeance, vampires are battling identity crises and contestants on reality shows are biting each other's heads off, the genre of medical romance is stealing hearts slowly and steadily. There's a fine balance of English and Hindi TV shows in this category, with Scrubs, Grey's Anatomy, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge and Balika Vadhu being popular serials.
The popular Pakistani medical drama Dhoop Kinare is here in a new avatar - Kuch Toh Log Kahenge starring Mohnish Behl and Kritika Kamra. "I am keen on watching this new show just to see how the magic of Dhoop Kinare has been re-created," says actor Yash who feels that medical shows are a great way for the audience to gain insight into the lives of doctors. "I have seen Mohnish Behl in Sanjeevani and loved how he projects himself as a doctor, which makes me doubly excited about catching Kuch Toh'"
Designer Seema Malhotra swears by the addictive quality of Grey's Anatomy. "My daughter is also a fan of this show and we both have a good time watching it together," says Seema, adding, "It's touching to see how the doctors deal with everyday medical challenges putting up a brave front and how they come to terms with death and loss. The element of hospital romance provides respite when things get too heavy emotionally. I love the relationship between Dr Miranda Bailey and Dr Richard Webber!"
Model Kovid Mittal quite likes the pairing of Jagya and Gauri in Balika Vadhu. "The two of them look good together and it's nice to see two doctors involved with each other on television. I like the way their relationship has been developed - how they meet in medical college, fall in love over study sessions, and are now pursuing their masters degree together. I am sure medical students relate to these situations which are a slice of life," says Kovid.
Professionals in the TV industry say that the success of this genre lies in its novelty. "Rarely do you get to walk into a hospital and see romance blossom between two doctors, amidst the high pressure situations. TV shows delve into the finer nuances of the doctors' lives, providing ample entertainment to viewers. This category is yet to catch on in Kannada television, but it seems to be doing quite well with audiences of Hindi and English television," says Subramanya MK, a director and producer of Kannada TV serials.
Edited by AbhiyaFan_Qusim - 17 October 2011 at 8:57am