Thursday, 21 January 2016

Impact of TV serials on Society

I remember during my childhood when Doordarshan was the only channel aired on Indian television it had quality programmes .
There were only few serials which were very good and  kids of that time were more involved in outdoor games rather then being hooked to TV and Internet .
So they were physically more active and social then kids of today .
During 90's when Dish TV started gaining popularity  then there were many channels and many programmes , some of the famous one like Antakshari by Annu Kapoor , some horror serials on Sony Tv etc , it was still very enjoyable .
Then when channels were flooded with Saas Bahu sagas it became boring .
The daily soaps had  big star cast , abnormal twist and turns in the story and some of these  serials ran for years .
Viewers started loosing interest in such boring stuffs specially the youngsters .
Now I feel that the Indian television has lost its charm , it is not like that of 80's and 90's when emphasis was given on quality not quantity .
These TV  serials have a great impact on mind of people.
People copy what they see , be it be style or fashion or the way these actors talk  and behave .
So its the responsibility of Producers and directors to show some thing good on television .
Stories which are enjoyable , have moral teaching and could create some awareness among viewers against the social ills .

I used to watch  few serials like Kumkum Bhagya and Qubool Hai on Zee TV , but I stopped watching them as there was enough negativity in these stories .
Evil plots and abnormal twist and turns and new seasons with new actors finishes the charm of story .
Some times I really wonder "Can't they show something good ?"
People watch these serials for entertainment  not for emotional turmoil .
The leading actors are always shown crying and their life is made hell by negative characters of the serials .
Seems viewers are taught how to plot against your in laws and all .
 This is definitely having a bad effect on society .
Its high time that directors should stop showing  kitchen politics in these series .
So I thought its a sheer wastage of time sitting in front of idiot box and watching all negative stuffs , its better to spend some time on internet and do something good like blogging and connecting with friends on social media sites .

Last year  I had watched some Pakistani Drama's on youtube like Zindagi Gulzar Hai , HumSafar and Aunn Zara . I had heard a lot about these dramas and wanted to see . I found them much better than Indian Serials as these stories were like real stories of middle class family where a girl child struggles to get education in a conservative society and there was no negative or borings stuff .
The story was finished  in around 20-25 episodes which seems so good unlike Indian serials  which runs for years and it becomes difficult to keep track of those stories .

I wish Indian directors and producers learn some thing from these Pakistani Dramas and make something of that sort for Indian television . 

There are some reality Shows in India which are really good  and gives platform to budding talents to be popular and pursue their hobby .
Reality Shows like Satyamave Jayate by Aamir Khan is a real good  thing on Indian television as it works on bringing some positive change in the society .
Aamir Khan has done justice to his Celebrity image by doing such a show .
We need many more shows like this .

(Source  http://movies.ndtv.com/ )

Shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati  are also excellent which has give name , fame and money to many common  people , For them its like a dream come true to be on television ,  meet superstars like Amitabh Bacchan  and Shahrukh Khan and earn some good money .

Televisions is a very  important medium to spread awareness among people as it reaches mass , specially to people in rural areas .
Through Commercials and programmes people can be taught many good and useful things .
And since many people in rural areas are still illiterate they blindly believe what is shown on TV and Films . So they should be shown some thing good  not bad .


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