With the year 2011 all set to bid adieu, we at India-Forums, were
brainstorming on what special could be gifted to our dear readers. Last
year, we brought you the Top 10 shows that should make a return to your
TV screens on popular demand.Similarly, for this year we've thought of a
treat that you will remember as a record on entertainment news.Mukti Bandhan:
bring to you a flashback of the main events that captured the minds of
the audience. It's a daily treat leading up to the New Year where we
will be covering different topics, and the countdown begins today.
with the current trend of television, it is essentially the survival of
the fittest. There were a lot of shows that were promising, for which a
lump sum amount had been set aside for publicity. But unfortunately,
the shows that had promised a new beginning in the industry could not
even last for a year. The year 2011 saw certain number of shows which
finally could not make through to the top of the list and failed to meet
the desired expectations.
The striking promos and
the grand sets flaunted it;s 'entry soon' to the popular channel,
. The show that was primarily based on Harikishan Mehta's novel of
the same name failed to really impress the audience even though it had
powerful characters. Crores were spent on the sets of the show to
portray the rich and the elegant Gujarati family of the Viranis. We
wonder if it was the channel they pitched it to, that went wrong or was
it because the Indian audience was not ready for a change from the daily
rona-dhona. The reason be it any, the show lasted only for nine months.
Shobha Somnath Ki:
The show that marked the comeback of theatre and film
adept, Sadashiv Amrapurkar had a promising effect on the viewers. The
young Shobha (Ashnoor Kaur) showcased an excellent performance and her
efforts are well appreciated even today. But seems like the audience
were not really satisfied with the way the show was displayed,
considering the show suffered in TRPs. The show that began as a daily,
is presently aired as a bi-weekly. The show that had spellbound arts
worth more than crores, failed on the small screen. Let us hope the show
picks up in the coming days.
Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyar:
time when Endemol (co-producers of shows like Geet Hui Sabse Parayi)
thought of coming up with their individual show, never must have they
expected a response of such a manner. Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyar, the
promos of which promised a unique and sweet family drama that begins on a
terrace, turned out to be the clichd 'best friends turned lovers'
story. The show that began in February ended the ride in July.
After writing several television top shows including Kyunki Saas
Bhi Bahu Thi and Koshish Ek Asha, Rajesh Joshi's Production venture
definitely had great hopes to capture the eyeballs. Zee Network did its
ritualistic grand scale of publicity with their hoardings and promos. A
huge Shiv-Ling was built exclusively for the show with great labour work
which went in vain. Though the show gave Veebha Anand and Rohit Purohit
a break as the leads, the show failed to gain the numbers that was
necessary for a survival. The show survived only for nine months.
The first show that was shot on an HD Camera, Gulaal
proved to be a
brilliant show with the quality that it portrayed. The show that adhered
to the roots of the concept from where it had started till the end,
failed to gain the expected TRPs even after being in the Prime Time
slot. Though the show failed to garner numbers, we still remember the
happy face of Manasi Parekh
as the lively Gulaal
. The show lasted for
Ritz JeeLe Ye Pal:
It is better not to estimate the
investment they made on the show. Star Plus
brought in the handsome hunk
and the 'Greek God' of Bollywood, Hrithik Roshan
to Indian television
with this dance reality show. But seems like the Indian audience was not
really impressed with the way the show was staged and this was evident
from the dropping numbers they garnered. But the show proved to be of
great help for the participants as Hrithik gave his personal contact
details to them so that they could get in touch with him whenever they
need any help.
How many of you have followed
this show regularly? A travel reality show that hit the screens with
great hopes, but lost the connecting thread with the audience. The
weekend shows of Star Plus
also included Love U Zindagi
, which also
failed to impress the audience. Though the show was the televised
version of Imtiaz Ali's hit flick Jab we Met, the magic did not work on
DID Doubles: Zee TV
created history on Indian
Television by bringing in the top dance reality show ever, Dance India
Dance. After its two successful seasons, the makers brought another
version with DID Doubles
with Remo and Terence missing. The audience saw
Marzi and Rajiv in place of them with Gita. Though the show brought in
great talents, the show did not click as expected.
This was a
glimpse of the shows that came with a promise but lost the TRP battle.
There are several other shows that are waiting to hit screens in 2012.
Let us see how they perform on Indian Television.
Tomorrow we will bring to you another topic for discussion. Till then, waiting for your comments and feedbacks.
Author: Saranya Valsarajan