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)
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Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 10:15am
@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.

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Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 10:04am
thanxx.this is so very true

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Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 9:48am
Well then it shows that sharing ur sisters husband is ok. TB Kajol was after Payal''s husband n in KS Pia well every1 knows she did get him 4 a night. As for the women thin, some new show on sony that my dad watches has strong girls, but then there r some that do show that.

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Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 9:32am
No I dis-agree with the article. Uttaran is not jus encouraging any sort of TRPs shows the truth of the darker side of India , thru the story of the girl Icchha..even if its encourages the does it matter when we get to see & learn the desires of such ppl..orelse.. who will even turn an eye for such ppl in this busy world? In that way Uttaran is doing a fantastic job so there is nothing to fault in it or in what they show.

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Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 9:30am
idk if i agree completely...shows that i have seen always have strong female leads...Ek Ladki Anjaani Si, Thodi Khushi Thode Gham, Hum Ladkiyan, and Baabul Ka Aangan Choote Na, Kulvadhu, and that 1 show with that 1 girl who came from a small gawn to the city for her inheritence...can''t remember her name...oh yea Dhurgesh Nandani. Even in Saat Phere, Saloni isn''t a weak charactar.
So....i think u need to consider the other side of the coin cuz i have yet to see a show where women are weak except for vamps.

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Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 9:26am
@kripsy: Very well said! I totally agree! Bidaai does indeed make good use of literary techniques to send out subtle messages.

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Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 9:22am
Interesting concept and article.

I agree with the points made about women''s lib...that definitely seems to be a department lacking in Indian reason for that may be that the majority of the soap watching audience still is housewives.

About the rest, I think too many sweeping generalizations have been made.

BV does not from any angle ''glamorize'' child fact, it is the only show on TV right now that gives out a clear message against regressive customs...there is a message at the end of each epi showing clearly how these customs affect the childhood of an innocent child...for example, with the way Anandi is not allowed to study, or Sugna''s marriage and her parents worried that she might become a mother too early and her life would be in danger....these are still very real issues in parts of India...I think this show should be commended for bringing this stuff to light. They are balancing entertainment alongside giving a message.

And it is the same for Bidaai as well. Caste and Color prejudice still very much exists in society. Ignoring it or not showing it in TV shows will not make it magically disappear. Bidaai is sending out a message by showing that ppl should rise above such petty prejudices....

At the end of the day, these are dramas...and the trials and tribulations of the protagonists form the crux of any drama....Also a base element of exaggeration will always be there since this is fiction....But as long as the exaggeration doesn''t degenerate to multiple marriages, plastic surgeries etc....I think it''s fine to have this much of a suspension of disbelief.

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Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 8:58am
its not even about even social messages, its about the simple idea of a women being a human being n not jus a wife and a bahu.

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Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 8:58am
I disagree with the fact that Balika Vadhu is discouraging, and glamorized.....
The whole idea of the show is to DISCOURAGE ''Bal vivah'' and as far as I am concerned, the show is the least glamorized TV serial I have watched in AGES....

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Posted on: 25 January 2009 at 8:58am
Women''s libthe last point so very true...also if u notice the working woman meets a gory end(whenever the show ends...prerna, kkusum) while the housewives live happily ever after.

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