Tried and Tested Formulas that Indian TV Makers Resort To, To Break The Monotony Of Daily Soaps!

And it's nothing that we haven't seen before.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 2:33:13 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Indian TV shows have little variety to show when it comes to the tracks and the way the story progresses. While the saas-bahu tracks continue to dominate our TV screens, there are some shows like 'Beyhadh', which enjoy immense popularity, despite having 'out of the box' concepts.

However, there is little choice that the viewers have, given the monotony of the daily soaps. And, while the makers do manage to create high point drama at regular intervals, it turns out to be nothing but a repetition of what we have already seen before.

So, here we list down the tried and tested formulas that every Indian TV maker makes use of, when they see there is little scope to stretch the already stretched drama.

1. Getting the LEAD(s) Kidnapped!

Let's not even talk about how much this formula has been exploited. And surprisingly, this is one track that has been trending on almost all the leading daily soaps right now. For starters, there is Pragya (Sriti Jha) from Kumkum Bhagya who keeps getting kidnapped, just before we think she's about to unite with Abhi (Shabbir Ahluwalia). Then there are Star Plus' 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein' and 'Ishqbaaaz' and Colors' 'Shakti...Astitva Ke Ehsaas Kii'.

2. Introducing a new Villain out of the blue!

And, this one is yet another done and dusted trick that's been seen a thousand times. Just when we think there is going to be a happy ending to the love story, enter a long lost enemy. From there on, what we see, is what we can already gauge. The latest example would be 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein', where first Nidhi (Pavitra Punia) and then Ashok returned after a gap.

3. An accident followed by memory loss or coma!

An accident sets base for many twists and turns and then, one of the major plots that follows is the lead losing his/her memory. One other possible tracks include he scope for a new entry in the place of the original lead. An example here would be 'Kasam Tere Pyar Ki' for the former, and 'Ishqbaaaz' for the latter (Surbhi Chandna aka Anika lost her memory) and 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' (Naitik aka Karan Mehra went into coma).

4. The Lead or a family member being Jailed!

Sending the lead/family member to jail is yet another track that helps roll out some major drama. Murders, rapes, etc. are all tools that enable the same. The latest show to showcase the jail drama is Sony TV's 'Beyhadh' where post Maya (Jennifer Winget) alleging Ayaan (Summit Bhardwaj) of rape, the latter was sent to jail.

5. Introducing a Leap in the show!

Leaps are pretty much the ongoing trend. While some shows take a leap to simply introduce a new generation in the show ('Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' and 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein' for example), others simply do it to change the backdrop of the story ('Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi' and 'Beyhadh' for example). Often, the leap happens post one of the above formulas already being implemented ('Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki' for example).

What else do you think turn out to be effective tools for the makers to spice up the daily soaps? Do you agree to the ones already listed? Leave your comments below.

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Posted on: 23 June 2017 at 11:24am
Loving Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi post leap.
Shaheer Sheikh and Erica Fernandes are doing great.

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Posted on: 22 June 2017 at 1:46pm
Love you Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata!!! :)

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Posted on: 21 June 2017 at 7:02pm
The way the leap in Kuch Rang was handled made it original and refreshing

Shaheer Sheikh and Erica Fernandes both are amazing as Dev and Sona in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi

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Posted on: 21 June 2017 at 7:09am
The way the leap in Kuch Rang was handled made it original and refreshing

Shaheer Sheikh and Erica Fernandes both are amazing as Dev and Sona in Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi

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Posted on: 21 June 2017 at 1:54am
Love Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Loved the last leap as it introduced Kaira

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Posted on: 21 June 2017 at 1:52am
Watching kasam only for kratika segar.kratika rocking

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Posted on: 20 June 2017 at 8:48pm
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein rules and rocks with Divyanka Tripathi, Karan Patel and Ruhaanika Dhawan!

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Posted on: 20 June 2017 at 4:38pm
lmao anika ka Memory Loss was hers and shivaay plan Duh it wasn't even real . Love ShivIka

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Posted on: 20 June 2017 at 9:40am
yhm rocks with divyanka tripathi and karan patel and ruhaanika dhawan

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Posted on: 20 June 2017 at 8:45am
Kasam tere pyar ki is the best show. Love you Kratika Sengar keep rocking

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