Posted: 30 November 2011 at 2:33am | IP Logged
Thanks for the comments --Sari--, shanti05, -renu- :D
Originally posted by poppy2009
This is by far one of the funniest and most sensible posts I have read in a long time on IF!
And I don't even watch this show on a regular basis! Excellent job!
The only realistic medical drama shown on television till date has been a soap called Dhadkan, which aired a couple of years back, ironically on Sony Television itself! It had a fantastic ensemble cast of actors and every character was given his or her own screen time and a short story of their own! More importantly, the serial did not mock the medical profession and showed a great deal of what goes on in a hospital...focusing on the Doctor-Patient relationship as much as the intense and light-hearted love-stories that it had. There were numerous episodes which dealt with childbirth and abortion, AIDS, cancer, amputation and mastectomy and all have been splendid in their own way. The best part about the serial was that Doctors weren't projected as Gods...they were as human as anyone of us...just as great when times requires and just as fallible when they were weak!
If the creatives have taken a medical background to a love story, then it only makes sense, that they should put some more research into it and not take the audience for granted! How can the viewers take the characters of Ashutosh and Nidhi seriously if they are shown making near moronic decisions as Doctors in the show?
Tee hee...thanks for the appreciation. :) I thought people would advice me to refrain from looking for logic because that is apparently something that is never visible in Indian tv shows.
I haven't seen the show you are talking about but it sure sounds really good. Especially the bit in bold - I really felt that certain serious medical cases could be a good means of building the relationship between Nidhi and Ashutosh, but anyways, that seemingly won't happen now or anytime in the future. The only show I remember that had a fairly good portrayal of the life of a doctor was Astitva on Zee Tv, although it was not entirely based in a hospital setting, the way the lead character of Dr. Simran Mathur was presented and the struggles she faced as a doctor, as a human, as a woman were very well portrayed. It actually looked like the makers spent a fair bit of time researching on the profession.
With KTLK it seems the makers definitely didn't do their homework about the medical world. According to them, I guess, everything is fair in the name of TRPs. :(