Posted: 12 May 2015 at 3:33am | IP Logged
@TM - I really applaud you for making this much needed post
I agree with every point you mentioned. I have watched many Indian TV shows but except for two shows I have given up on all of them mid way, thanks to the cliched tracks they bring in.
I for one was not watching KY2 until recently when everyone were raving about it. When I decided to start it, my friends warned me that I will get fed up and give up like my other shows but I still went ahead. I started watching and boy was I hooked or what? I caught up with 70 episodes in less than 10 days though I spend most of my time in office since I am a working professional and I spent all my free time watching them when I got back home. I even told my friends that I loved it and I will watch it regularly after catching up with all the episodes but they only told me to watch till episode 100 and then decide. Well I didn't have to go even that far. I saw till epi 70 and after that I saw only in bits n pieces since hardly anything made sense
U had a wonderful line up of actors and their characterization was fab too. Then where did it go wrong?
I agree Manik Nandini are the USP of the show. So what? Take any international show. The lead couple are always the USP but the shows are a hit because the supporting actors have a prominent footage and they are not treated like side kicks. Parth and Niti are fabulous actors but so are Ayaz, Charlie, Veebha and Kishwer among many others. Their characterization was so interesting. But the show lately revolves around conspiracies to break up MaNan and efforts by their friends and loved ones to bring them together
I mean like seriously? Both are such mature individuals who can handle their issues but you need the entire universe to focus on them alone? And what sense does it make sense when they decide to stay apart for reasons even they do not understand or agree with?
The show could have still centered around them focusing on other issues and how they handle them with their friends. First they break up coz Manik wants to sacrifice her for Dhruv and OK, I get it why Manik did it though it was wrong. But then Soha came in, then Pandit comes and next God knows who all
But we blame the CVs everytime. Have we tried to retrospect our own words or actions? Social media is the IN thing unlike in previous days. Its been a curse of sorts in the disguise of a blessing if I say and this is strictly my opinion alone. We had such wonderful shows much before our time, much before this saas bahu crap started coz the makers would take the story in their route rather than let audience dictate terms to them. We are saying youth shows are a breath of fresh air? Then take the shows from 80's and early 90's. They were much much progressive than even all the youth shows of today put together.
Its good to hear out what audience has to say but lately the makers are so blind in their pursuit to be numero uno in the TRP game that they blindly give in to what audience wants. I know I will probably get a lot of flak for saying this but I don't care. Go to any media, be it twitter, or public forums like India Forums. All audience want to see is romance. Give us MaNan kiss, MaNan romance, MaNan make out sessions, MaNan eye locks, an episode full of MaNan. Where is the space to give other tracks prominence? You think the creatives don't visit these forums? Or don't get influenced by them? These are the very same people who came up with a wonderful concept. Then is it so difficult to maintain the standards by them? Have we ever given it a thought? Every other post here or maybe majority of them are made only on MaNan. How many posts are made to appreciate other tracks? Say we get one episode where majority of the chunk of it is given to another couple or a character, people start cribbing. For ex, Mukti's track. It was important to highlight it but many of them were cribbing that instead of focusing on MaNan issues, Mukti is hogging the limelight. Mukti Abhimanyu track was so soulful but how many of them appreciated it even? Instead they grumble saying enough of footage given to her, move on with the story by which they mean give us MaNan overdose.
I wholeheartedly agree that the tracks you mentioned need to be given importance but they are killing the essence of the show with an overdose of romance between the leads rather than maintaining the balance. I don't care if I sound blunt but when I saw your post I wanted to speak my mind too. I just wish now that CVs have finally made MaNan acknowledge their feelings they get on with the story than just drag it around them. I love MaNan and PaNi but I love other characters n the story as a whole. I hope that the show gets back to its initial days of glory.