Posts Tagged ‘Saakshi Tanwar’

Crime Patrol – Does Indian Television need more of such shows?

Crime Patrol, the moment we hear these two words we are hit by the real world out there. More often we ignore the real world and are more than happy to live in our small world, where everything is kind of calm. Crime Patrol is one such show that reminds us that we live in a society that is very dynamic and is not always what we want it to be. This is one such show which presents crime against Indian citizens along with capturing how the Indian police fight against these crimes. 

Crime Patrol is an Indian crime television series airs on Sony Entertainment Television. The series first premiered on May 9, 2003 and since then there was no looking back. The first season was hosted by Diwakar Pundir who later was replaced by Shakti Anand. The second season was broadcasted on January 26, 2010, and was presented by known Indian television actors Anoop Soni & Saakshi Tanwar. And for Season 3 and the current season (4), Anoop Soni has been the presenter of the show.

So do you think that the Indian Television audience needs more of such bold shows, that show us the harsh reality of the society that we live in? Well, there are only two options that we might have, ignore such harsh reality, or know about such things and fight it out. The show brings true stories of crime, where the police have tackled the most difficult cases. It dramatizes real-life crime and events and details how the police went about solving the case. The show also aims to look into the “why” behind a crime. Police action on one hand gives the show the edge of how the law keepers bring the culprits to book or stop a crime from being committed. This is a major boost to the society and the guardians of it, so that there is a reality check done about the society we live in.

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Although at times one might feel that the stories are too scary and too violent to be shown on television, but these are real cases and one must report and find out the truth behind these incidents. Indian Television Audience are exposed to a lot of news channels and also to similar cases that are reported, but they are not aware of the end results of most of the incidents. Crime Patrol does end up showing the hard hitting facts related to the events and also shows the process in which the cases have been handled and solved.

Do let us know if you agree that we need such shows, or do you think such shows have a negative impact on your life?

Happy Viewing.

Is ‘Bade Ache Lagte Hain’ heading for a leap?

#BALH, yes this is a very famous hash tag that is all over Twitter. And this Hash tag has been very active since couple of days, for some strange reasons. There have been some reports that ‘Bade Ache Lagte Hain’ is heading for a leap! This news has spread over the Internet like a wild fire, and the audience has been very reactive on Twitter about this news. But why are the fans so worried about the Leap? Have they forgotten that this is the Strategy that Balaji Telefilms has been using for most of its popular shows?

Here is a small view what people are talking on twitter:

So what is the reason for the Leap and how long will this leap be?

There are some reports that the creative team is planning 4-5 years leap in the show. As there is a tension been created between Ram and Priya’s relationship and soon this will lead to separation. And after the leap, Saakshi Tanwar a.k.a Priya will have a kid whose demeanor will resemble Ram Kapoor. So are you impressed by the story? Will #BALH again trend on Twitter (For the right reasons)?

Not long ago Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar were shown making love for the entire episode — caressing each other and kissing twice. Sony TV had been airing steamy promos of this episode before they actually aired the episode and gave a shock to the ‘regular’ people, and by regular I mean family who sit together to watch something sensible and definitely less controversial. Many of you might not agree with us and call us hypocrites for not accepting something which is so natural. You can check out our previous blog on this particular episode Indian TV Screen coming off age – Really?” 

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As mentioned earlier that this is not the first time that Ekta Kapoor has used the “Leap” factor in her shows. Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki, one of the most popular prime time soaps on television, had taken an 18-year leap, following in the footsteps of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (20-year leap) and Kasauti Zindagi Ki (8 yrs leap). Interesting, right? Generation Leaps seem to come back as the norm on television. So does that mean that weekly and daily shows will again go for “fast forward” leap in a bid to keep the audience interest alive?

Do let us know your views on this “Leap” factor! Also will the audience be able to help #BLAH trend on Twitter? ;)  

Happy leaping ;) and Happy Viewing.

How shows like Bade Ache Lagte Hain and Parichay can revolutionize Indian soap opera?

Since it’s inception TV soaps are known to target only home-makers, but not any more! With soaps like “Bade Acche Laggte Hain” on Sony and “Parichay” on Colors this might change (and it’s already changing) very soon.

Recently these two soaps have grabbed our eyeballs (yes, we do not watch any other soaps on TV :D ). This is what we have observed –

These shows have dared and been successful so far in catering the audience of age group 25+ Males in addition to the usual 35+ Females, which is the usual benchmark for any Indian soap opera show.

My only question- Was this intentional? Did Ekta actually gave this a thought (that she can hack the minds of nomads like us)? Or is this because youngsters like us are not getting anything worth to watch?

Well it will take some time to really understand the true reason behind this. So why am I talking about this today?

Well, I might have never touched this genre but was compelled when my 30 year old married brother mentioned it last night that even he watches these 2 shows on TV every night. I was shocked. Why? Coz like us he hates all other soap operas.

Coincidentally both these shows have been produced under Ekta Kapoor’s banner of Balaji Telefilms, who is undoubtedly the queen of Indian soap operas. “Bade Achhe Laggte hain” which was launched a little earlier than “Parichay”, has Saakshi Tanwar and Ram Kapoor in the main lead. The show has been in lime-light because of the extraordinary storyline where Saakshi who is in her early thirties and Ram who is in his early forties get married for the sake of their families and then the show depicts their struggle to adjust with each other. Also how they both start developing affection for each other. The show entails a hilarious bickering between these two which is the most interesting part to watch as many couples in the same situation will be able to co-relate themselves.

Parichay” was launched in August which has Samir Soni playing the male protagonist as Kunal Chopra, who has lost his interest in life due to his failures and continues to lead an indifferent life. Life takes a major u-turn when he loses his brother in a bomb blast on the day of his wedding and he is forced to marry his deceased brother’s fiancé, Siddhi Kunal Chopra (role played by Keerti Nagpure). The story has been given very typical treatment but the role essayed and portrayed by Samir Soni is what keeps the viewers glued to the show. The show is a major hit and has already beaten some of its competitor shows in the same time slot on other channels.

Both the shows have lead couples with awesome chemistry and that is one of the most compelling reasons for millions of viewers across the country to get hooked to these shows. Either they will create a niche for them and will be one of the few shows that cater to a larger audience. However we also feel that if they continue to be in the same league they will survive otherwise if they introduce the regular drama/ or not required turns then they will also fail with the new created audience just like any other soap opera shows in India.

Are we going to see more of such soaps targeting youth?