Basera going off air

NDTV Imagine’s celebration of parenthood Basera is all set to go off air…

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 | 5:02:45 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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NDTV Imagine and Sagar Arts' Basera has been shown the exit door.

According to our source, "Since a month back, seeing the appalling state of TRPs, the show was under the scanner. The budget of the show, thanks to the huge star cast was very high and was not giving good returns with the TRPs. The production house and channel had a meeting and came to a conclusion that if the show could cut down on budget then they would allow it sustenance for a few more months but on a different time slot, which is why authorities kept denying reports of Basera going off air inspite of Raaz- Pichle Janam Ka promos showing that it would be aired in Basera's time slot of 9:30pm. But seems like the solution was not feasible."

The source adds, "Another problem was that the TRPs were good only when Ram Kapoor and Pallavi Subhash were focused. When Priya Bhatija and Amit Jain's love-story took over, the ratings dropped. Maybe audiences wanted more focus on the original concept of the show- 'children turning against their parents'. To top this, the saving grace of the show Ram Kapoor had date problems from 5th December as he is the host for Rahul Ka Swayamvar which has its sets outside Mumbai. So obviously, Ram couldn't afford to shuttle back and forth. He needed a definite break from Basera. This means the creatives had to manage with a parallel track. But with the shows TRP hopes pinned solely on Ram, the channel didn't think Basera would improve at all in Ram's absence. All this finally made the channel back-off from running the show."

So now the decision has been made to chuck Basera. The tentative date scheduled for the show to go off air 4th is December.

Reporter: Srividya Rajesh
Author: Susan Jose

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Posted on: 05 December 2009 at 8:07pm
@Suganthi & Ammukutty

Well Said.

Actually Kasam Se is good example how you need a good creatives in addition to good actors. It went down when creatives became clueless how to handle the show after two yrs & show went down even when actors were same.

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Posted on: 30 November 2009 at 12:39am
RK did a fab job....very well said suganthi...RK did a fab job as keshu...

there was no kami at all from his side...

creatives could not handle such sensitive concept and its all the creatives fault....

RK as an actor no one should blame him coz he did his best from his it keshu of basera or jai of kasamh se....

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Posted on: 27 November 2009 at 1:32pm
Very well said sugathriniYou are right about TRPs. The whole point of argument of some seems to be the low TRP of Basera and that has been the launching pad for their attack on RK (not that they need any logic or reason for doing so). I very well remember a serial called Mahabharat launched by EK. It virtually had the supposedly whos-who of Indian television playing the lead roles (for example, remember who played one of the most important characters, Bheesma). This serial had possibly one of the fastest exits along with one of the lowest TRPs. Not only that, this serial caused even the television channel to close down. Therefore, so much for stars and TRPs. It is so significant that some of our enlightened friends are very careful to not highlight Mahabharat as being among their heroes' highlights.
Similarly, Iqbal Khan's serial on Zee bombed last year (even though Iqbal Khan is a popular / talented actor and acted well in that serial) and was taken off the air so fast. I think that its obvious that there were serials with strong casts that have fared worse than Basera. But there are some characters who have a vested and obvious one-track agenda and who cannot see anything beyond what they want to believe in. Good luck to them - God give them wisdom some day!
I remember very well that an old man in the KS forum who used to venomously attack RK regularly without rhyme or reason (even when RK was winning all the awards and accolades for over 2 years from both fans and critics). Looks like this frustrated old guy was actually a paid confidant of 'you know who' and his only objective was to spoil RK's name and image. Let him do what he is paid to do - at least he seems very faithful to his paid employer.
This guy was the only male who had much more time than women in watching the serial - the amount of time he spent just to attack RK all the time showed very clearly that he was just paid for this job and that he had no other work.

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Posted on: 27 November 2009 at 10:14am
@ suganthi
i agree with you
its good u dont want to waste your time here *wink*
btw i ma happy basera is ending
its all creatives fault
it has been over a month
ram has ntohing to do
so no wonder Trps were Low

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Posted on: 27 November 2009 at 8:00am
Goodluck to the whole cast and crew of Basera for all their future endevors. They tried something new so kudos to them. The plight of the parents is often neglected so it was good they tried to highlight that. Great job to all the talented actors, Ram, Pallavi, Supriya, and crew.

Looking forward to Ram's next project.

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Posted on: 27 November 2009 at 5:31am
Its good bcoz the soap had the lowest TRPs in the channel

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Posted on: 27 November 2009 at 4:47am

Firstly, Kasamh Se's TRPs were very good for 2 years, at least. It was a combined effort of Ram, Prachi, Ashwini and the rest of the cast and the creatives too! It was only towards mid 2008 to the end that the creatives completely lost the plot and the TRPs went down!

Secondly, I'm sorry but it is incorrect to say that the audience watch a show only for their favourite actors and not the creativity. Please, the audience are more intelligent than that. If they find that the creatives are butchering the plot and their favourite actor's character, then they will stop watching. Especially when there are so many channels and shows. Please give credit to the audience.

Thirdly, someone had pointed out that NDTV rocks! So, I'm pretty sure that a rocking channel like NDTV will not give out false statements that the TRPs were good when the focus was on Ram and Pallavi.

Fourthly, even people like Amitabh, Shah Rukh, Hrithik, Kajol etc who have millions of fans give flop movies at times. It all depends on the story, execution and at times even luck!

And last but not the least, I have a request, please don't reply to my post. I am sure you will not agree with what I have said and I simply don't have the inclination to reply back.

Edited on:27 November 2009 at 6:16am

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Posted on: 27 November 2009 at 12:08am
Ram does bring the TRP...He is the best@anuj-aashish I am afraid fans dont want to see Ram's talent going waste in that wheel-chair.....

well who says that fans dont have a problem with Creativity.... if ur fav serial is going thru a very badly shaped up sequences then how will u want to see that... but anyways, if u have clearly noticed the article then it says Ram does have many other shows and films for which he wont be able to get time for basera.....

that shows how much a actor like RK is important to bring TRP's

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Posted on: 26 November 2009 at 11:26pm
ram get trpif this true ? then i remeber you that in kasamse only 1 year the show have TRP then after the show never get TRP there is also creative flase ?balaji ne khichtanke age 1sal tak chalaya if ram have crore fan why they not watch basera why the TRP is low . loyal fans have never problem with creative they watch show for an actor examp.. kyoki...,kahani,bidai ,rista. there creative noting do any diffrent things same old stories. but the show have TRP. some days before ndtv says ram and pallve kis scene nd another scene are not the part of story. ndtv ram aur pallve ko jada dikhye janese naraj tha. kal kahte the kahani bhatk gayi hai aaj kahte hai ram aur pallee ki vajse TRP thi .voh ram ki tarif sirf isliye kar rahe hai kyoki ram rahul dulhnia... show host hai.

Edited on:26 November 2009 at 11:31pm

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Posted on: 26 November 2009 at 10:54am
Will Miss Pallavi & Ram =[

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