This rant is inspired from the Star Parivar Awards. No I’m not a fan of either the star parivar or their shows. But their shows have just inspired me to write a post. Only good thing to have happened, is it? 🙂
I remember the first time these awards were initiated thanks to highly popular television serials from the Balaji Telefilms house hold. Ekta Kapoor had taken the Indian small screen by storm. Every other person in India (read females) were talking about the Viranis and the Agrawals and the Basus and what not. All Ekta Kapoor and her team did was to show what an average Indian family wanted to see and live like. Large houses, big united happy families, scandals, suspense and traditions. Popularity of ‘Kyunki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi’ Continue reading
A new television show has come up on Star Plus recently, yet another copied platform from another American idea, the moment of truth. I think Star TV has a copy right… of copying television serials. 🙂
Anyway, its not about why star has copied the serial. This post is about how on earth can some one think of starting such a serial in first place? I dont understand what the makers of the serial thinking when they came up with this idea. If you haven’t watched couple of its episodes or haven’t read about it some where, let me tell you what it is all about. We have our host Rajeev Khandelwal who invites contestants to come up and take the challenge to face the truth about themselves. Prior to the show, they are asked scores of questions under the influence of a polygraph (a device that can catch you if you are lying. My suggestion: Install one in the Parliament ). 21 out of those questions are then asked to you (the contestant) in front of the show audience, some of your invited relatives and the television audience. Your answers are normally Boolean, yes or no. If you speak truth, you go up the level and earn money (starting from 100,000 for the first level). If you give an answer which does not match with your polygraph, you are out.
Looks simple? If you watch it you will say looks weird. For example a guy who is also a popular actor, was asked if he has a foster child, and then if he ever had sex with any of his relative… I mean what the hell you have got to do with it? The kind of answers he gave makes you feel he was such an a**h*** of a guy! He takes a beating from his relatives, friends, his fans and almost every one he knows. A moment of truth ruins the rest of his life.
In my opinion, little bit of lying around is good for a peaceful neighborhood. 🙂 What say?