Originally posted by hillydee
Well if you have a show where the majority
viewers watch only because of actors, then why should the cvs waste their time writing a good story line? The cvs are not that stupid to believe that a good story line means much to the majority.
When PSH started, as soon as Vikram was aimed at Sugni, many viewers were disgusted. It is not until they realised that Adi was the main character, that most stopped complaining. The fans of Adini are much larger than we thought, and the Vikram fans are massive, so where does that leave the show? One set wants the Jodi because they love Nandish and think Vikram is too old, and the other set are just happy seeing Vikram on the television. Why with the obvious focus on money would the cvs waste their time to do proper research on a subject they obviously know very little about. I can bet they accidentally met up on Bedni culture on google or by chance they must have met a descendant of the tribe and was told a little about it. Even if they cvs had changed, and the new ones want Adini, why is the basis of the Bedni culture still not showed still. They had no plans for anything but a typical jodi an sass bahu. They are lazy and untalented writers.
The cvs are laughing their way to the bank, they know people don't really mean what they say, word is wind, or they would not put up with Zee tv for so long. They have been doing this for ions, and because the majority comments are favourable, they see no need to change. Once you are drawn into the illusion that all the world is a stage and we are just mere actors, then all is well, pockets are full of cash so you can spend money on bigger illusions. That is just the way of the world.
I think it high time, everyone realise this and decide on their stance and just stick to it. You can get upset everyday and post your frustration or just be like the majority and only watch the shows for the actors. After all, family relationships, sass, bahu, temples and pujas are just unreal or make believe right? I mean nothing is wrong with preaching to every girl that a Bahu is a blessing to a house in one breath, but on your shows you show her as a destruction of that home right? As long as the actors or actresses play it off nicely in their pretty saris and kurtas and jewellery , and they are so talented they win Best Jodis and Choice awards, the BS is really no big deal right? The majority is happy, the viewers, the cvs and the actors. What a nice web we weave.
Hilary, your posts are always enjoyable!
Amazing chemistry is what is seen of couples in Indian dramas - or should it be called amazing physics? I think that is what really attracts today's viewers to the actors & actresses, dressed in pretty sarees, the close attention they get. That's why they show immoral jodis, with partner swapping, nephew marrying his father's lover, a man leaving his wife to be with another woman etc., because the viewers, actors & CVS all are happy to get, whatever is missing at home.
Here's Varun Badola talking about it himself:
They never cared about the bedia issues. They are unsolvable because they don't really care about these women.
Talk about fantasy, raising a woman from the dead, everything catching the gust except the sindoor left on the plate in the temple are all just twists and turns along the way, to bend the viewers mind to other more mundane plots, until the serial eventually reaches an end, months or even years later.
You are right Hilary, it's all about money. Keep the viewers happy with their immoral jodis and lengthy saas bahu dramas. I don't think they even got proper writers for this show but make it up as they go along!
No wonder the mess!
Edited by Istila - 25 November 2012 at 7:48pm