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Posted: 26 November 2012 at 8:46pm | IP Logged
Had read this article 2 days back, but as the forum wasn't open then am sharing it now.

Number of complaints against their gory content have increased drastically


Horror shows on television are the latest to attract the ire of a section of viewers and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. According to the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), there has been an increase in the number of complaints received against horror shows. The viewers' main grouse is that these shows are promoting superstition and the visuals are too gory for children.

Fear Files (Zee TV) tops the list when it comes to the number of complaints received. One of its episodes showed a woman being raped by 'a spirit'. A notice was issued to the channel, which was asked not to repeat the episode without suitable editing. The BCCC held that the channel was promoting superstition by claiming that some cases shown in the show were inspired by real life incidents. It was decided that the show could only air during the restricted hours and promos aired during the day should not have scary visuals.

Next in the line of fire is Haunted Nights (Sahara One). The ministry complained to the BCCC about an episode which showed a child playing the role of a ghost. It was held that the show was showing children in bad light.
There are even complaints about a new show, Anamika (Sony TV), which hasn't come on air yet. Viewers have written to the BCCC asking them to tell the channel to air the show after 11pm. However, a decision on the same will be taken in the next meeting of the BCCC on December 14.



Edited by iolahardy - 26 November 2012 at 8:45pm

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Posted: 26 November 2012 at 11:30pm | IP Logged
n what about the intimate scenes, the EMA's, the shows showing open romance in scholl life etc dont they influence children? Confused 

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Posted: 27 November 2012 at 12:18am | IP Logged
Originally posted by romaila

n what about the intimate scenes, the EMA's, the shows showing open romance in scholl life etc dont they influence children? Confused 
seriously we have reality shows putting undue pressure on kids, we have shows at prime time showing love making scenes, teenage pregnancies, conspiracies against family members - dont they influence in a much more negative way? at least super natural shows are known to be a work of imagination bearing little resemblance to reality, so what's the fuss? its like curbing creative freedom and forcing people not to watch what they like to watch and force them to watch what they dont likeDead

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@ The BCCC held that the channel was promoting superstition by claiming that some cases shown in the show were inspired by real life incidents. 

most of the times people go on and on about freedom of all kinds...thought, speech included. so when a person says he believes in the supernatural...things like ghosts, black magic etc why does the media label it as superstition? Why cant we accept a different point of view? As soon as someone says he/ she has experienced something spooky in real life that person is endlessly ridiculed. I am not saying being superstitious is nice & progressive. but how do we decide a certain thing is a superstition? 

IMHO the ideal bahus shown on TV today are the biggest superstition Tongue Such people really dont exist. And about kids being scared of horror shows...why do they watch it? is it so difficult to switch off the TV or change the channel?


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i wonder why these viewer cant complain about reality shows like big boss..Confused

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Originally posted by romaila

n what about the intimate scenes, the EMA's, the shows showing open romance in scholl life etc dont they influence children? Confused 
seriously we have reality shows putting undue pressure on kids, we have shows at prime time showing love making scenes, teenage pregnancies, conspiracies against family members - dont they influence in a much more negative way? at least super natural shows are known to be a work of imagination bearing little resemblance to reality, so what's the fuss? its like curbing creative freedom and forcing people not to watch what they like to watch and force them to watch what they dont likeDead
Deshu u said it all...Tongue

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