Originally posted by Jan50
Radhika's serials start brilliantly like Selvi and Chellame. But they are so incorigible aftervsome time.
Thee are always two wiives or a concubine and first wife tolerating all kind of crap. Sorry. Her serials
Are way off reality in my opinion. In thendral the characters are shown to have various shades of
Grey and which is more realistic. Yes you feel like slapping Tamil because you expect the hero to be
All perfect. But it is possible that a good guy is gullible and some times greed grips him too.
Where as in Radhika's serial she is super perfect and solves all problems and gives speeches.
Which is kind of stale and
Far from reality. Chellame, Arasi and Selvi gave ne the impression how horrible her serials become when she drags on. Another bad serial is Kasturi.
So let us agree to disagree.
I did say that I only liked Chitty. I did not even like Selvi, Annamalai, Chellamay. In fact I stopped watching her serials I did not even watch Vani Rani at first, until a friend made us sit down and watch it. After that I became interested and I think it is the best serial on Sun TV right now. It could be better of course but it boasts of strong characters that are shining through their acting and Radhika herself has surpassed all expectations.
But leave Radhikaa's serials aside. I only brought that up in reply to your argument that Thendral is superior to Radhikaa's serials. Thendral however I have been watching from Day 1. It started off with a good premise...very different actually. It was supposed to be about a young girl struggling against all odds to succeed in life. That is what many of us wanted to see - a determined, ambitious young woman...
But what happened? The storylines became horrible, crap and rubbish. Kumaran killed Thirumathi Selvam and he is doing the same thing to Thendral. Yes, whilst Radhika's serials cover concubines and second wives, Kumaran's serials make women so evil and manipulative and beyond the pale. From Thirumathi Selvam's Nanthini and Bhagyam to Thendral's Padma, Charu, Nila, Suchi, that other girl whose bf killed Deepa's father and now Maya and Deivamagal's Saroja, Gaya and Vino. How low can he make these women? In real life, do you have women like these? Is that reality?
No, I do not expect Tamil to be perfect, please don't assume that. Yes, he can be swayed by greed. But what made me angry was the dialogue he was giving his father-in-law. He wants MM to accept Padma and Mohan, that is fine...but why put blame on Kalyani? (Talking about Kalyani, even her character was destroyed. I thought only the actress changed, but Kumaran changed the character as well). He was giving sexist crap, and this is not the first time he has done it. I was really annoyed that he was blaming Kalyani...and there have been times he has been sexist and a real twit.
Yes, let's agree to disagree.