To respected panel members,
We the "mango people" of India come to you with hope our voice will be heard. We are ardent fans of a show "Parichay" that airs on Colors channel 5 days a week at 10:30pm. It comes from production house Balaji Telefilms headed by Ekta Kapoor. The show was promised to be story of a fallen hero Kunal Chopra trying to move ahead in life with his wife Siddhi Chopra. For good time we witnessed a beautiful love story of two great characters, especially Kunal Chopra - truly larger than life character, perhaps best Indian tv has ever seen.
But ever since Nivedita Basu took over as "creative head", we witnessed nothing but chaos. A show that promoted good values, true strength of good character, hard work and persistent that paid off turned into absolute mockery of everything that is good. The vamp is omnipresent and omnipotent, lead couple is suffering and separated, false rape and murder cases where innocent people are sent to jail, 9 year old kids are being used for blackmailing, constant degradation of real middle class values, evil winning over good during festive season, mockery of Indian Justice system, insult of culture and intelligence of the viewers. Everything took place in name of "drama" and "entertainment". Sorry but what is the message we learn in past 6 months? A wife in name of "sacrifice" should sell her husband or even herself if vamp or villain puts enough pressure, husband should leave his pregnant wife in jail or run to bar at for any little trouble in his life? If you are evil enough and have money, you have right to ruin other's lives, make good people suffer along with kids? I can go on but I feel if I still haven't made my point, well what is left?
All we ask is our original show back. Honor, dignity, respect, integrity, commitments and truth are not mere words for us. We do believe and live by these values. We want our hero Kunal - principled individual always fighting for right and protecting his family. We want our heroine Siddhi - simple, idealistic girl who always stood by her husband supporting him at every step in life. We want our loving couple SINAL - representing unconditional love, pure bond and strength of marital relationship.
We are passionate yet very exhausted group of viewers who have been pleading, even begging to the Production House and channel to bring positivity in the show. But we were ignored. If such indifference to our requests continues we may see a forced physical relationship in a family show watched by kids to grand parents in thousands of home. The show also airs oversees, is that the image of India we want to give? Is India a country where women are disrespected, taken advantage of and men are nothing but testosterone creatures with no substance?
So we "the mango people" of largest democracy of the world ask you, do you hear us?
Edited by jay_bpm - 18 November 2012 at 4:32pm