Our Indian Television is mostly influenced by the Indian culture as these shows have to connect with their audience from all the parts
of the country and make them aware of the different cultures. As television is a powerful medium to inform, educate and persuade people, it also showcases some of the traditions and cultures portrayed in our TV shows.
We present to you few shows which contains the essence of the traditional values and showcases the culture which enlightens the masses.
Rajasthan culture is a very rich culture. This culture has lots of things to show right from the clothes to heavy jewelry to festivals. Thus our Indian Television is very much influenced by Rajasthani culture and so most of the shows on GEC channels portray Rajasthani culture in their show. Two most popular shows which project the culture are Balika Vadhu and Rangrasiya aired on Colors. Balika Vadhu started with a social issue of child marriage which was very popular in the villages of Rajasthan. The shows have beautifully shown the culture in their show which includes Rajasthani culture, dress, jewelry, food, festivals and more. Thus today not only Rajasthani people but the other states are also aware about the Rajasthani culture. Another show is Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai aired on Star Plus is a show which is portraying the culture but in a modern way. The show highlights traditional values instilled in Akshara (Hina Khan) and Naitik (Karan Mehra) right from their birth very graciously in the show. This culture will now celebrate Gangor festival widely and also the show Yeh Rishta... celebrated the Gangor festival while shooting in Bangkok.
Muslim culture is popularly shown in Qubool Hai on Zee TV. This show has made people aware about the lifestyle and the culture of Muslim religion. The dressing, language, relation, culture festival etc. is portrayed in the show. Another show on Colors Beintehaa has gained immense popularity for the characters, dressing, language used in the show. The typical dialect is very much liked by the viewers in these shows. In the shows these characters are seen offering Namaz every day which is an instilled habit in each and every Muslim child right from their birth and others values of this culture make people aware about the culture.
Punjabi culture is very famous in our shows and Punjabi people are very lively and fun loving people. The shows based on Punjabi culture are Veera on Star Plus. The show is based on the Punjabi families who are
living in the small villages of Punjab. They have projected their likes, dislikes,
culture, problem and more in the show. Shows like Bani - Ishq Da Kalma, Kumkum
Bhagya, Ye Hai Mohabbatein too have projected the culture aptly and also make people aware of the values and customs.
North Indian Culture
North Indian culture is a very typical culture which has very strict norms and values. Our Television shows are very much influenced with this North Indian culture. There are shows like Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke on Zee TV which projects the story of a modern girl who struggled hard to adjust in the village and adopt the culture well, where as Doli Armaanon Ki on Zee TV is highlighting the male dominant and chauvinistic attitude which is very much prevalent in the Northern part of the country and also shows how a woman is trying hard to overcome the hurdles. Ek Ghar Banaunga on Star Plus is another show which is based on the Dowry system. These shows have also beautifully projected the culture of the North Indians and have made the Indian audiences well versed about the culture.
Maharashtrian culture is said to be a very simple culture and this culture is followed by the Maharastrian people who live in the most prosperous land in the country. The shows Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon... Ek Baar Phir on Star Plus showcases the same culture and also focuses on some of the traditional values and norms whereas shows like Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV which is a longest running show, Ek Muthi Aasmaan on Zee TV too are also based on the same culture. These shows have helped the Marathi culture to get explored in various parts of the country.