No more puppy love, romance matures on telly

The girl-meets-boy story is passe on the Indian small screen. The experimentation with mature themes like remarriage and middle age love is evident in shows like "Punar Vivah", "Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha" and "Bade Acche Lag

Saturday, April 07, 2012 | 10:59:24 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 160 Comments  |  29872 Views

The girl-meets-boy story is passe on the Indian small screen. The experimentation with mature themes like remarriage and middle age love is evident in shows like "Punar Vivah", "Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha" and "Bade Acche Lagte Hain".

Kamlesh Pandey, who wrote "Kuch Toh Log Kahenge", inspired by the Pakistani play "Dhoop Kinare", says, "On the small screen you have the freedom to be experimental, intelligent and different."

"I feel now some channel heads are ready to treat their audiences to different content. As we say in advertising, 'the audience is not a moron, she is your wife.' You cannot take the audience for granted and people should realise that soon," Pandey told IANS.

After well received shows "Bade Achche Lagte Hain", the romantic journey of a 40- plus guy and a 30-plus woman, and "Kuch Toh Log Kahenge", the Indian version of "Dhoop Kinare", Sony TV went a step further with "Kyaa Huaa Tera Vaada" to show how a married couple revive love in their relationship. And viewers are relating well to the plotline.

The makers of Star Plus' show "Maryaada Lekin Kab Tak" took the first bold step by introducing a gay angle in their script and now the story has taken another interesting turn with the focus on an "age bar in love". In the show, single lawyer Subhankar has fallen in love with his client, the much older Devyani, who is married and has three grown up children.

Even today, the concept of remarriage is not acceptable in our society and Colors' newly launched show has picked it up as the theme for its latest show "Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha". Zee TV too is treading the same path with "Punar Vivah".

While "Na Bole Tum..." is the story of a widow with two children and a journalist, "Punar Vivah" is a mature and progressive show that sensitively captures the journey of a man and a woman who, despite having faced a debacle in their first marriages, are giving life a second chance.

Life OK's "Hum Ne Li Hai...Shapath" is also likely to witness a mature love track with the main character Abhigyan, played by Piyush Sachdev, falling in love with an older woman.

Director Ravindra Gautam, currently working on "Kya Hua Tera Vaada", feels TV allows a vast canvas to experiment and being a mass medium it can make deep inroads into Indian society.

"The face of television is changing every two to three years. People who were producing saas-bahu sagas are now attempting different concepts, so that people don't get bored," Gautam said.

"Right now there is just very little experimentation happening on the small screen; television has a lot more potential. Television is a mass medium and is making the deepest inroads into Indian society. These shows give an insight into that," he added.

Gautam has also been involved in the making of "Bade Acche..."

Asitkumarr Modi, director of "Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma", admits this is the right time to offer the audiences something different as they are hungry for fresh concepts.

"People are eagerly waiting for new kind of love stories. The audience is hungry for new stories and we should serve them with what they want," said Modi.

At the end of the day, success matters, says Purnendu Shekhar, writer of the popular show "Balika Vadhu".

"These concepts have started working on TV and hence have become a trend. This is a cycle that happens every five years when newer concepts come," Shekhar said.

"These concepts represent our society in a big way. We started with a rural set-up and a lot of channels followed. It is good to see that TV is getting realistic with time," he added.


Share this News on your Social Network.

User Rating Rating(138 Votes)
  *Shruti*, maancrazy, Kmandu, ritz100, hanisha, GoldiLooks, tufiq, BhattiC, coolmaan, hemac, mayu4eva, aruna15, Nandita1970, qtinz, one_ashi, Kgirl321, geet261, viewobs, krsh07, kaviya10, Luvmayurmaneet, Mrinmoyee, -TheStranger-, naveendh, -Swetha-, Armu4eva, SpunkyTigress, C_O_O_L, riyaan01, -Roopa-, NeenuAmmu, fatim30, Nancy_NUTS, Nikhi., salmankhanrulz, Ahlaweya, VersatileStar, mihali7, redeye2012, M_n_h, ixray, arjuhi4evr, N33MA, fiona18, aditibd, nida6, bhakti2, ishakumar, Aarya4ever..., Strawbella, -Gunners-, kriti07, VJ-LNMDJ, Shashi1984, i5hy, -enchanted-, whatthewhat, anizor, Pearl_27, Dil_Rishbala, bablinisha, Neutral_Mona, MissPurpleFreak, zara990, adigaag, Goodbye, Meera_Ka_Mohan, Sakshi_Deewani, .vrshn., waves, saf24, Allbut1, shivani003, Yashh..., aanyakunat, preet_2010, MagicianPrayas, Zetter, tulipdaisy, hukshila, Krrish4You, Samanalyse, AngeloScuro, Awari_Maan, jakther7, Shee_xaan, Mehek25, IndigoBlues, jyoti06, Abby-GC-Crazy, RiMa_972, jasraj123, ZsterRose, Shruti_Goyal, aardhan, sumona28, NeelimaSJ, .Sidra, shibz, Chutzpah., epiphany., -WhiteGirl-, jayanti_dj, -Priti11-, hopehot, avivakirk, Sandy-Naz, shubhika124, memad, Saams, yipee, -krazyriya-, rabzonedge, debaparna77, -ParidhiHolic-, sizzysehrish, SwastikAshNi, charmee_sammy, ..Mishh007.., buzzy.reenaholi, dewdropred, gafulu14, misty85, -Mrs.MSK-, gmsRk, _dkmystery_, -RadhaMohan-, -BlushaLicious-, anji-mira, blackb28, ..RamKiJanaki.., Badtameez_Dil, BiggBoss420

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.

Dear Readers,

  • Please do not use derogatory comments in reply to the stories published on Telly Buzz, India-Forums.
  • The credibility of the site matter to us, and the comments in bad taste tend to invariably hurt the actors/production house/channel etc.
  • So kindly, refrain from creating an unhealthy atmosphere for all, and keep your comments constructive.
  • Also, please use the Rate It button if you want to just thank the author for posting the story.

Related Celebrities

Piyush Sahdev Piyush Sahdev
(224)
(18)
(8)

Kamlesh Pandey Kamlesh Pandey

Related Shows

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

Maryaada Lekin Kab Tak?
Maryaada Lekin Kab Tak?

Bade Acche Lagte Hai
Bade Acche Lagte Hai

Kuch Toh Log Kahenge
Kuch Toh Log Kahenge

Kya Huaa Tera Vaada
Kya Huaa Tera Vaada

Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha

Related Channels

Sony TV
Sony TV
Zee TV
Zee TV
Colors
Colors

Tellybuzz Wassup??? Articles Index

Telly Buzz Search

  

Bunty Upset With Sagarika In Hum Hai Naa

Views : 116667
Comments :30

Ravi Dubey's Slam Book

Views : 47028
Comments :1

Red Carpet Of Zee Rishtey Award

Views : 39742
Comments :149

Prem Remarries Simar

Views : 31133
Comments :39

Sadia Siddiqui Misses Rangrasiya Team

Views : 28264
Comments :8

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.