maj 31, 2013

Television Series – Dreams Unlimited – An Escape from Reality!

Karan Singh Grover and Surbhi Jyoti in Qubool Hai
Walking home after school, with friends chattering about school, friends and even teachers. Okay so in today’s age, the scenario isn’t exactly that. Today it is high-powered bikes and cars for some. However, rustic as we may sound, there is some romanticism in walking home after school or on bicycles in uniform with bags slung on shoulders. Then comes the gate to your home and you bid goodbyes to your friends, ring the bell and the door opens. A broad smile, some pleasantries and and instructions from Mother to wash up and come for lunch sometimes is an intrusion. You throw you bag in your room, remove shoes, wash up (Okay, we assume you have been trained well) and then go pick a plate and make a deal with your Mother that you would watch TV while you eat because you have mountain load of homework. Pig’s eye. You know you don’t want to miss your favorite show right now which is a re-run of yesterday’s, but you have to have another look at that hunk you have been dreaming about and wishing for a boy in your life just like the one you see on TV everyday.Shivin Narang and Smiriti Kalra in Suvreen Guggal - Topper of the Year



Shivin Narang and Smiriti Kalra in Suvreen Guggal – Topper of the Year
Sounds familiar? Well, such is the lure of TV. They create imagery that has transcended reality. Real friends, real relationships and real work takes a back seat when the colorful moments, yes sometimes in slow-motion fill your head with dreams. And these become habit. Habit to desire fantasy like life. And of course, there is nothing wrong in it. For, one who dares to dream works at fulfilling them as well.
Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi in Pavitra Rishta
Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi in Pavitra Rishta
And this is not valid just for the teenagers. People just like us, finishing work at whatever hour, driving or being driven back home (in an auto! whatever did you think?) or perhaps even a bus or train; wonder if the story has moved forward on the show that you keep watching despite your mind telling you, its all make-believe and the story is going to go on forever before the hero and heroine end up together. The villain will create mayhem and predictably they will win a lot many times before they are caught. But you are lured by the expressions of the heroine, her innocence and her spunk or the magic of being lifted in someone’s arms. Yes, real women that we know and we asked even actors have confessed that they are lifted and twirled around in abandon as if they weigh no more than a feather, perhaps only once in their lifetime, if at all. So, dreams are it. Unlimited at that.
Vibhu Raghave and Adiiti Chopra in Suvreen Guggal - Topper of the Year
Vibhu Raghave and Adiiti Chopra in Suvreen Guggal – Topper of the Year
We, women and men too, are lured away from the usual News, Cricket, Animal Planet, yes the interests are varied switch on to the romantic series or even the kitchen politics variety on television for a little escape from reality. Of course, some of us even find ourselves lured by the so-called reality shows. Do we see some heads nodding as you read this?
Shantanu Maheshwari and Vrushika Mehta in Dil Dosti Dance
Shantanu Maheshwari and Vrushika Mehta in Dil Dosti Dance
Well, that is what we want to know. Do you live or relive vicariously through characters you see on Television? Does the half- hour show transport you to another place? Do the Channels like Zee TV, Sony, Star Plus, Colors, Life Ok and Channel V bring you series that you initially thought would be another run of the mill story but still manages to get you hooked to them day in and day out?
Ram Kapoor and Shakshi Tanwar in Bade Achche Lagte Hain
Ram Kapoor and Shakshi Tanwar in Bade Achche Lagte Hain
Lets Talk. Here are some images we think have made that possible. What do you think?
As you watch the immensely popular shows on TV some of them being Madhubala, Na Bole Tum Aur Na Maine Kuch Kaha, Balika Vadhu on Colors; Punar Vivah, Pavitra Rishta, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, Qubool Hai on Zee TV; Suvreen Guggal – Topper of the Year, Dil Dosti Dance, The Serial on Channel V; Diya Aur Baati Hum, Arjun – Har Yug Mein Aayega Ek, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata on Star Plus; Bade Achche Lagte , Chanchan on Sony TV; Devon Ke Dev Mahadev, Savdhan India on Life Ok, what goes through your mind?