Posted: 23 December 2011 at 4:04am | IP Logged
Originally posted by hamzanuha
Originally posted by Ms.S.K.
This is a cooking competition that is why I cannot understand why their personal life should be highlighted. Contestants wants to be a master chef so just get on with cooking instead of pointing out how difficult your life is. Otherwise this is not fair on all the real chefs in the world who got their jobs on their cooking skills, not on their personal life.
I totally agree. No professional will sob out their story. This was a major irritant last season. The runner-up Jayanandan sobbed his way up, right from the selections to the finals. His sad story was told & retold in each & every episode! Agree his was a hard-up story, but still there's a limit.
Though I thought the winner Pankaj was quite arrogant, I liked the fact that she never once shed a tear & her leaving a 15-17 years' teaching job for MC was remarked upon once in a long while.
Shading tear is not all..They time and again reminded how she has sacrificed her career and end of the day she was a winner for this reason - she was hardly a good performer.
Coming to the question of why this should be discussed in cooking show - poverty/sorrow sells like nothing else. How can we forget the real reason for Slamdog Millionaire's success?
In recent KBC, they took it to another level. - they brought a widow from Vidarbha whose husband committed suicide out of poverty and enacted the whole story as a soap.. They kept on playing the poverty line in each and every episode, making it a complete package with lotsa emotion.. result? a superhit KBC..
Nothing sells like poverty/exploitation sells in India and that is why time and again these will be sold. It is we viewers who are responsible for it, we buy these emotions, we like it and give them TRP and they sell it to us.
I like Shipra just because I find her graceful but there is no real reason for anyone to play a sympathy card here, who knows what is the reason behind their divorce, who knows how good a mother she is and more importantly she definitely does not belong to a economically deprived family that we have to conclude she has been exploited.. However, see the result? she is the hot favourite among the viewers, she is immensely popular in facebook and definitely a TRP puller..
Why you expect a soap making business not to stick to a line that works!!