Posted: 20 August 2013 at 2:59pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by -Severus-
Originally posted by starsinmyeyes
I don't know but that scene has garnered mixed responses and the reasons have been various...some see lack of chemistry..some see it as a bad thing for a teacher to say..I'd say think about it from Asad's point of view...some teacher may have told him something because he was like this typical snob kind of a person...he appeared to be...teachers say such things...that scene may not have been cute per se..it was meant to emotional...it was meant to show how disturbed a childhood this man had and how he takes everything to heart...we cannot have Asad and Zoe falling into each others arms at every available opportunity and mitwaing away to glory all the time...it gets boring after a while...their relationship has reached a new stage now...and that is how it will be dealt with...honestly the same audience wanted the jerk Asad to get his act together..now that he has it together, we wish different...He isn't there to break furniture in QH
Shruti, I can see where you're coming from. But you see, THIS is what I was talking about: Gul needs to be innvoative enough to cater to the likings of the young as well as the mature audience. She has to churn up scenes with emotional and physical intimacy woven together!
Even if people are deep-minded, they won't watch melodramatic Shows which run for 500 episodes to watch some brilliant and well-sketched storyline. They'd probably go read some classic novel for that. Everyone watches this for entertainment and most teenagers watch it for good romance. So you can't blame them if watching an old English Teacher getting teary bores them out
You see, I may come across as a shallow person on IF but I have been a Literature student since the past 3 years-majority don't take this subject up cause we have an education board in coalition with Cambridge University so they offer a pretty difficult syllabus...and you can't write essays on Shakespeare, Keats and all if you aren't deep enough
But I don't find these TRP-driven daily shows worthy enough for my depth quotient (unless they are based on a good novel)
People who say "IPK was magical, it was THE best" and "QH is my life, my soul, my liver" probably haven't seen "magical" pieces of literature and screenplay out there.
I remember someone equated ASR to Heathcliff once and I was SO pissed
I mean, I have Wuthering Heights rattafied cause it was in my syllabus, I have debated hours on it with my class, I have written more than 50 essays on its structure and plotline...and then I see people insulting it by comparing Heathcliff to a character played by a mumbling, non-groomed actor and ruined by sheer neglect #facepalmmoment
I agree with everything u say Prof...and u aren't shallow..u are honest...
But look at this from a commercial perspective...Gul has got the nerve of the audience firmly in her grasp...and the moment she sees the TRPs dropping, she will use this nerve to it's full potential...and this is the ugly truth...she will tell her story the way she had planned...and use Asad and Zoe to pin the audience down...and with their chemistry it will work...
We all know that Gul did not start with QH having AsYa in mind...their chemistry had good business potential, which she figured out probably within a week of QH's launch...she patiently, painstakingly built this love story...got the audiences hooked and now she uses it intermittently to keep the viewers happy...whatever kind of romance she shows...at least one faction of the viewers enjoys it...because now she has angst, cheese, a marriage hanging in the air, a showdown, emotional and many such tracks tried and successfully tested on Asad and Zoe...all of them were enjoyed by some or the other category of viewers...
The reason she so confidently says that she will do what she likes is because she knows she cannot lose her viewership till she has AsYa...and that's a fact...U may stop watching the cheese fest but when things take a turn around...u will start watching again