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Pregnancy, the new TRP-puller

ROSHNI K OLIVERA, TNN | May 22, 2011, 12.00am IST



Want a twist? Bring in a marriage track. So far this has been the mantra for television serials. However, suddenly, there seems a shift. 'Pregnancy' has become the flavour of the season, with quite a few serials focussing on the 'main maa bannewali hoon' track. 

Drama Galore 
'Pregnancy' helps makers infuse love and romance in the serial or at least bring in drama. LikeUttaran has been focussing, for the longest time now, on Tapasya's pregnancy and major twists have been brought in, like the child is Rathore's and the main character Veer is impotent! 

Pratigya too had a lot of hullabaloo around Kesar's pregnancy sometime ago. In Pavitra Rishta, lead protagonist Archana is expecting and there's bound to be a twist here too, in the days to come. InBaba Aiso Var Dhoondo, the protagonist Bharti will get pregnant in the coming weeks and there will be a complication because she is a dwarf. "Marriage and pregnancy are two evergreen twists which always work in daily soaps," admits the channel's programming head (fiction), Saurabh Tewari. 

Like in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Akshara's pregnancy and the subsequent miscarriage struck a chord with the audiences. Says producer-director Rajan Shahi, "For the past two years, the show has sensitively touched all aspects of a young couple's life. The idea of having a child explores the beautiful bond between a couple and their families." 

It's About Trps 
Pratha brought in a baby track too hoping to get some TRP (television rating point) boost. So also in Sasural Genda Phool, one of the bahus will soon be in the family way. Just some time ago, the protagonist Suhana was 'almost pregnant' but it turned out to be brain tumour! 

Serials reflect life, says Uttaran producer Rupali Guha. "TV shows are about emotions. Hence there's love, marriage after which it's about having a family. So, it's a logical progression. A pregnancy track is very relevant as was in the case of our serial," she says. 

Viewers Speak 
What do audiences have to say about this? "It's a co-incidence, I think, that lead actresses in quite a few serials have been pregnant. But it does add to the drama," says Shyamala Rai, a housewife. Risshma Sawant, however, thinks it's the herd mentality. "When one serial works, the others tend to follow the same story. That's why perhaps, we have the pregnancy storyline emerging in many shows." 
Whatever be the case, so long as it's helping to rake in the TRPs, it's fine.


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Posted: 21 May 2011 at 3:27pm | IP Logged
thanx 4 sharing the article
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Posted: 21 May 2011 at 7:03pm | IP Logged
thanks for the article but ... bharti pregnant? i can't imagine it... omg

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omg bhrti to be pregnentShocked

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Posted: 22 May 2011 at 12:30am | IP Logged
wah wah so honeymoon ho gaya  wah wah wah

its interesting then
bt i still want bharti to stop being miss two goody shoes and learn to fight for truth

thanks for article

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Posted: 22 May 2011 at 1:24am | IP Logged
Literally my mouth is opened like this  Shocked
Preggers already and so fast Shocked
But  Shocked I guess TV leading ladies are always so fertile ROFLROFL I guess this is why Kamala was so happy watching Bharli the other day coz she was thinking 'grandkids, grandkids = money stays' LOL

So complications, I wonder Ermm if it has something to do with The Evil Trio or Mridala coz if Bharli have a child that would stand in their way of getting the money. I smell something that reeks Stern Smile

I dunno if anyone is familiar with the show called 'Little People, Big World' on TLC, which is about a dwarf couple. They have four children and only one child is dwarf, the rest are all normal. Genetically speaking since Bharti's parents are normal and so is Murli, it could dominate the gene pool, I think. Anyone a doctor here???





Edited by fuzzyface - 22 May 2011 at 8:31am

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Posted: 22 May 2011 at 5:52am | IP Logged
so one football is getting ready ROFLROFLROFLROFL ...wont bharti look like a football with complete bulge on her stomach and yeah with that hood also ROFLROFLROFLROFLROFL

i completely lost interest on IF but this article just thrilled me Star ..thanks for sharing...

so this show goes on and on LOL and mridala and that evil trio will be plotting and plotting for all their life ROFL

as fuz said these female leads are super fertile ROFLROFLROFL ,that means murli did one-hit wonder ROFLROFLROFLROFLROFL ...
so this twist opens up many possible future tracks like bharti having a miscarriage which might be due to mirdala or that evil trio's chaal which will be discovered after a lot of drama ROFL or the smooth path bharti will have a baby and evils will continue their scheming against this new little scion also  LOL ... or there could be a leap (something like bandini LOL) , bharti will die in that case and her daughter will be again juhi only (coz bavd without juhi is nothing) and dnt forget there will be a big majority of jhumroo's pagal kids , what about mirdala and ashtik ,will they a have a child ,atleast by that time LOL

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they've not even gone for the honeymoon & bharti is already pregnant LOL!ROFL 
i mean it's already fixed that it's going to happen soon...Wink what to say!Confused

mridala are married for 12 years but have no child. ashtik have no children yet. jhumroo's future is uncertain. so murli becomes the first one...Shocked

so the conspiracies will go on & on & onLOL 

what's with this title Pregnancy the new TRP puller...Confused i always thought conspiracies against the bahu & the tears of the bahu are the TRP pullersROFL

but on a serious note...
preganacy of bharti...Shockedwhat's the hurry?AngryAngry a rushed up marriageThumbs Down & now a rushed up pregnancyAngry


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