Our Serials--Lets Introspect !

What our serials are showing and what are the latest trends, Aren't they responsible towards society and Nation? Lets analyse..

Sunday, January 25, 2009 | 11:44:53 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: India-Forums.com  |  Comments 60 Comments  |  12063 Views

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  • Posted on: 26 January 2009 at 2:27ammaureen100001

    Well..I might entirely agree with the article. Not every serial is giving a wrong message. Though Kumkum-Pyara Sa Bandhan is not metioned here personaly if I have become a better person than I used to be and today if I''m carrying on a a very healthy family life, half of the credit should go to Kumkum. Though it didn''t come with the label of serials that conveys a social message the way it affected positively to one of the most important relationships exist, that is to the realtionship between a Husband and Wife, love, equity, respect between them and how it was portrayed was truly appreciatable. At the same time it never failed to give the required entertainment expected from a piece of art or expected to raise their heads commercially.
    As much as the responsibility lays on the presenters, it lays on the audience too. It''s up to the audience to make the correct choice and take the positives in. Because end of the day what''s salable will sell so we can''t actually blame the producers for that.
    But yes it''s very true that Television influences a lot on ppl so they should definitely think twice before showing anything on National Television.
    very interesting article on IF. Thank You!

  • Posted on: 26 January 2009 at 2:26amsmart amy girl

    excellent article ...thanx alot for teling everyone the importance of girls n also tellin how th women are still being treated in a democratic country who''s president isa women...its high time the people stop makin women inferior to men..!!! thanx alot for the article..rally appritiated..!!!

  • Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 9:00pmparadigm

    amazing article. especially the point about how only vamps are shown to be decision makers, ambitious etc. thats a completely ridiculous aspect shown in most indian shows.

  • Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 5:22pm-Navi

    Agree, main reason why I try to avoid indian shows/movies as much as I can.

    There''s nothing empowering to women.. it''s all like these shows where girls just married off at the age of 22 and withhold no life of her own.. They just cook/clean for their husbands.. like wow, is this the 40''s?

  • Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 2:48pmLoveChocolate

    Nice Article...

    The old BMTD give all of the audience a message about illiteracy &Education. And, that is the only reason Ariana Television in Afghanistan dubbed it in Persian/Dari. Also, in terms of Education Afghanistan has a lot of girls that are illiterate and BMTD helped to give out the message about educating every child in those kind of countries. But now the show is just boring and meaningless.

  • Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 12:55pm-Maya-

    bmtd is giving the wrong message, but Balika Vadhu,Bidaai,Uttaran give good messages in an entertaining manner without boringly preaching. Even Shree is quite entertaining to different from other shows it has drama,romance n horror factor which makes it a good watch n that''s what we want. So instead of criticizing lets applaud their efforts n all the shows u mentioned have really high TRPS so they''ve already won the audience hearts

  • Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 11:57amanjalisharma200

    excellent article

    I am very glad that someone has pointed out these very facts and how they are shown in the serials. I do think we have swayed from what the mass communication can achieve. Yes, all these serials portray the ills that exist in our society and yes they should very well do that, but they should also show how we can overcome these ills. that is what is lacking! we do know that caste, color and rich and poor differences exist. we also need to know a path/solution on how we can move above these.

    Simply creating a character and having all the family support her is very idealistic and frankly unrealistic!
    Moreover, i think what the article missed was the concept of husband-wife relationships shown in each serial. recently, in banu main teri dulhan, the serial''s protagonist is okay with a marriage and is encouraging her husband to have a bond with the other female that he married as an act of protection. How is this in any aspect a representation of strength, courage and a woman''s self confidence or let alone a representation of Indian/hindu culture?

  • Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 11:54amnajch

    I definitely agree with the last section - Women liberation. I don''t really see too many female professionals, and the few that are shown are usually shown in negative light.

  • Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 10:15amBini311

    @nureat01: I am glad you also thought this article was a little one-sided. I was so upset when I first wrote my comments yesterday.

  • Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 10:04amammy-ridz

    thanxx.this is so very true

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