Posted: 10 August 2012 at 4:30am | IP Logged
How can there be a happily ever after on a soap?
After all, the rifts, twists and misunderstandings fetch more TRPs!
Showmakers are now coming up with shaadi mein twist formula to rake in
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, Amrit Manthan, Madhubala — Ek Ishq Ek
Junoon, Rab Se Sohna Isshq, Pavitra Rishta, Rishtoon Ke Bahwar Mein
Uljhi Niyati, Ruk Jaana Nahin, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, Pyar Ka Dard
Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara Pyara, Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, Kairee: Rishta
Khatta Meetha, Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki, have tracks running with
When the sympathy factor associated with the tribulations of the
protagonist lets the viewer relate to the show, the makers feel it's
worth the effort. "Engagements and marriages are such occasions which
get maximum eyeballs and Indian audience loves drama. Nothing can be
better than creating complications during these important days," says
director Ravindra Gautam.
Producer Sumeet Mittal, says, "Complications are
present in real life successfully, you need to hook the audience, and
that is why writers are bringing out the finer details of relationships —
simple as well as complicated." Prashant Bhatt, fiction head of a GEC
says, "The intensity of drama differs from real and reel life. Colors,
cultures, expectations, emotions, all come under one roof during these
occasions. Everyone wants to have the perfect moments, and both families
that are involved make sure nothing goes wrong on such prestigious
days. But with ego clashes sometimes situations change. TV shows are eye
openers for those who are in love, but sacrifice their relationships
for their families."
TV show makers always say that they take inspiration from real life for
their shows, but does one have so many complications in real life as
shown in the show? Producer Hemal Thakkar says, "Fiction has to make
sense. We add more drama because a TV show is a progression of moods and
feelings. Complicated relationships always make the story interesting
and take it forward. The story has to be told in a way which makes the
audience's desire to watch the soap, connect with it and follow it
regularly." Actor Adaa Khan says, "Complications in relationships sell
on TV as the viewer gets a momentary pause from their own problems and
see extreme possibilities in a dramatic way."
Actor Pawan Shankar says, "Content on TV is more subtle than reality.
Real life is too complicated. There are so many issues that one can't
show on screen. The canvas of life is far more varied and filled with
more turns and twists."
As to how much these 'complicated' twists can impact viewers, only TRP ratings will tell.