Posted: 06 January 2015 at 3:23am | IP Logged
Originally posted by history_geek
Originally posted by RadhikaS0
This concept of leap is entirely out of place. The show is Jodha Akbar but they are dishing out Salim Anarkali. You were promised something else by the makers and served something else.
I have read many posts on the other thread posted yesterday, just now, it is amazing to see that a TV show came very close to hearts of so many people. Yes, it was complete magic. The episodes of 2013 were Nothing short of a spell. The show had a lot of potential.
Anyways, the CV's are doing this on a purpose, destroy JA and bring SA, the tweets of the CV show it. When any thing is asked, the reply is, they can show anything as per their whims and fancies, as they have a "disclaimer"..This is perhaps the first show where a disclaimer is cited to destroy the show, otherwise, citing a disclaimer they can show many things to their advantage. Isn't it.?.
Most likely, SA has been introduced to keep pace with a rival show started recently. But I would say the destruction had started even before the leap with the Atifa/Khyber track, the Chittor war, deaths of HH...Nothing clicked for JA after Atifa and Khyber entered the show and especially after Maham died. The CVs couldn't drag Maham's role forever. And they couldn't get another villain to replace her successfully. MC Begum didn't get anyone's vote. AK was dead. The CVs didn't know what to do with SD beyond showing him as a lech.
They tried hard with Ruq and they got everyone to hate her and want to see her punished. But a successful villain needs strong positive characters to act as counterfoil and needs to be shown to meet his/her nemesis. Neither of these factors was included by the CVs in the script.
Looking beyond villains, the CVs needed to develop the relationship between Jodha and Akbar further into a strong bond, which they couldn't. Ekta could very easily have consulted film-makers from her father's time who knew how to handle mature relationships among married people. The CVs had absolutely no clue what to do with the hero and heroine once they had confessed their love and had become parents too. Result --> pathetic blame games and MUs.
Sticking to history required a massive budget both for research and for authentic sets / war scenes etc. Hence the makers refused to move out of the harem or show anything which required a new set or extra money to be spent. Research was replaced by fantasy which was quite easy since they already had a disclaimer.
The leap may have been introduced because of all these reasons. A love story means that they don't need expensive sets, historical research or major villains. The father (Akbar) can be turned into the villain. And the show can go on, riding on the success of the initial product.
I wonder why RT and PS are still continuing and that too in silence, since they must be aware how hurt fans feel by the changed storyline. The CVs have become arrogant, flushed with the success of the show. And can issue any statement and dish out anything in the name of JA. But the face of JA, the actors who are loved and respected so much, they also owe it to their fans to explain what is happening and why.
As it was mentioned in another thread, the makers are accountable for the show to the audience. I feel the actors should be accountable too, considering how much adulation we give them and considering it is we who make them popular stars.