Oct 15, 2015

Indian Daily Soaps: The Most Purest Form Of Daily Entertainment On The Idiot Box

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Are you a daily soap freak? Well, there are some very interesting things to be noted in most of the Indian daily soaps. The fact about fictional world became an object of laughter among the crowds. Indian television shows go beyond being mere forms of entertainment. From multiple generation leaps to regular plastic surgeries and memory losses, they never fail to keep the viewers on the edge. Here are some ‘fundas’ or theories that characterise Indian daily soaps, and we bet you won’t deny.

1. ABSURDLY LARGE FAMILY

There’s the great grandmother, the great grandfather, the grandmother, the grandfather, the mother, the father, the 5 uncles, the 5 aunts, 20 cousins, the 10 servants and chachas and bhuas.Wondering how the producers manage to shoot with such a huge ensemble cast under one roof?

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2. STEREOTYPES

Female actress are always seen wearing jewelry even while sleeping, bathing, sweeping, cooking etc. I mean why such showoff? With no relevance of day or night, they never face a bad hair day or a break from heavy jewellery and designer sarees. I guess in doing serials they inherit some unique powers to do all their task with heavy jewellery and designer sarees.

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3. MELODRAMA

Little issues are showcased with such high melodrama with “kya” “kya” “kya” thrice, that even common people in daily life have adapted the same. More often the characters go overboard. At times they take their prized character plunging into an insane world and the viewers are exposed to a huge dosage of nonsense crap! But then again, audience doesn’t mind as long as it is dramatic. Do they?

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4. BACKGROUND MUSIC SCORES

Mirrors shattering, horns blaring, drums rolling, trumpets blowing, combined with disturbing images of jewellery clad women who are either cooking, bawling or getting ready — is just too loud and too piercing to both the eyes and the ears. Also the cheesy Hindi songs in between scenes is somehow making it worse.

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5. MAKEUP

It can be either one of them
Makeup artists are taking out the anger because of their low pay.
They think the more you paint them, the more salary you get.
We think its 2.

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6. THE IMMORTAL

Characters in TV soaps cannot be killed.  You can set them on fire, run a truck over them, push them off a cliff and they will not die. Guess what, because the characters in daily soaps are invincible at least till the time TRPS keep trickling in.

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7. REVENGE IS ON THE CARDS

Always having the feeling of revenge for particular family without any real reason.

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8. FILTHY RICH

Every family is so much rich that they don’t own a big house but just a whole palace. Wow isn’t that cool?

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9. SUPERSTITIONS

If something bad will happen then it will indicate when diya extinguishes and the weather becomes windy and also the windows start banging all the time.

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10. ECHO

Whenever a person will say anything shocking in front of all the family members, then the same thing will echo round the house at least three times. Because once was not enough.

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11. VILLAINS ARE A MUST

An Indian TV serial cannot survive without a villain. A villain role is must which will create all hurdles in the characters like and make it as hell. They are always attributed a special music, whenever they come on the screen the musical track plays. “Tadaaaa”.

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12. DAUGHTER IN LAW IS AN ALL ROUNDER

Always daughter-in-law will have all the responsibility of the house, from kitchen to business and even If something terrible happens then instead of calling police they always do heroic SCENES by themselves. The television bahus have always been made mocked due to their too decked up looks at all times from morning to night (even while sleeping).

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13. DUPLICATES

Some one in trouble? Need a duplicate? Here they are. As soon a lead character in a Hindi soap operas fall into trouble or dies, then their twin will appear from nowhere to rescue them.

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14. HOW IT’S SHOWED

We are all familiar with the annoying cut and zoom camera play and that irritating ‘Kya! Kya! Kya!’ shot from different angles in the daily soaps. It takes about fifty shots from all angles with loud sound and multiple replays for the truth to sink in after which comes a close-up of every character’s face as the truth dawns and realisation hits them, literally!

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15. MARRY GO ROUND

Most of the lead characters in the romantic Hindi serials are shown to have more than one marriage or at least a past affair that comes out as a breaking news.

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16. MEMORY LOSS

Whenever something goes wrong in a relationship then any one person is definitely going to lose their memory in these soap operas. And it is the best possible beginning to the relationship.

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17. THE ENTRY

The first thing that you get to see in any new character in is their shoes.They will never show the face of the characters at one go. As if we are more interested in what brands of shoes they are wearing?

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18. ALL SACRIFICE

The characters are all epitomes of godliness. It is not possible for a person to be so good in reality. Some people are portrayed as so so great that sometimes we wonder, “REALLY?”

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Indian daily soaps are always filled up with “masala” to keep the viewers glued to their sets everyday. Indian soaps are ridiculously funny but we still do watch and love every part of it. Want some of our friends from West to come up with some new creative ideas for daily entertainment. If any other attributes of Indian soap operas are known to you, do share with us. Also, if you like it please share.

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