This is one of the many articles I’ve been waiting to shed some light on. As we all know that when we were in school the era of Indian dramas came into existence in Pakistan. Every home had cable that consisted of almost hundred TV channels out of which StarPlus was the most famous one. There were some other channels as well like Sony TV, SMax, StarUtsav etc.
From the year 2004 all Indian TV serials has found a place in the hearts of about seventy-five percent of the people. Dramas like Kasauti Zinadagi ki, Kahaani Ghar Ghar ki, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu thi, Kahin tou hoga had the same director Ekta Kapoor and obviously had the same twist in stories. Running towards the odd facts that are found in virtually every Indian TV serial is listed below
- Hero comes back to life: This is a very common thing in Indian dramas that whenever the show is failing through a rough time then to institute in a twist they kill the principal star and then after like fifteen episodes he comes back to life in either way he’s killed whether someone shot him, he was burnt, he was drowned or was even bitten by a crocodile he will get back to life.
- Epic entry scene that the audience has been fed up of watching: Whenever there is a new entry in a drama, the cameraman will start by focusing on his shoes, then the suit he’s wearing, then his watch, the side pose and then finally his face will be shown in the next episode to create suspense. I mean seriously what does the audience need to do with what kind of shoes the new entry is wearing?
- Indian TV serials are promoting Plastic surgery: Continuing my previous fact, even if the actor doesn’t want to return to his role the director makes him die and then creates such an unbelievable situation that how the hero escaped from fire, his expression was altogether destroyed and that the doctors had to give him a new face a new identity. Okay, in ideal conditions if this did happen how can the hero have a changed voice, height and eye color? I mean the doctors can’t change the patient’s height? That’s not even possible. The only difference the new hero has is that he’s aware of the new fashion trends.
- Voices are changed: Well this may be a fact not many of you will not agree on. Sometimes the director changes the voice of the hero or heroine even though it’s the actor who is performing but still the voice is changed. Or if during the editing the director thinks that further thoughts or lines must be added to the conversation then a different voice will be there to perform the role.
- Copycat: Most of the serials follow the footsteps of the great Indian hit movies. Like if you wish for anything in the presence of a shooting star your wish will be fulfilled now we’ve seen this scene before right? But where? Ahh Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Another example is that when the heroine is being married to someone else then the love of her life hands her over to the groom, Dupata stuck in hero’s watch etc. There are other similar scenes that are copied from the movies as if we aren’t familiar with those scenes.
- Lovebirds, the main leads of the drama are not going to be married at least not the first time: Okay so in the start of every drama they show some chemistry between the couple that they are in love and are ready to take their relationship ahead to a level that is accepted by the society. This is when the boy’s or the girl’s parents come in to tell them they have someone better in mind for them and to fulfill his/ her parents’ wishes the hero and the heroine are married to the ones their parents chose for them. After the hero realizes that the first wife betrayed him then he’s married to the love of his life
- Twenty years later the main leads are fresh as new: This is the funniest fact about Indian TV serials that even though the main hero and heroine are parents of a lot of kids they’ll still be young looking and beautiful than their children. They’ll have no freckles, not a single part of their hair will be white and further they’ll have no disease as in a normal world we understand older people holding loads of diseases but in Indian TV dramas you’ll find younger looking parents.
- Evil is the new good: Sometimes the director turns the evil into good and then when the drama has spent like 15 episodes on his or her good behavior, when the audience is made sure that the evil has realized his or her mistake and is now following the right path then the villain shows out his or her real intentions that he hasn’t shifted and is here to take revenge. Indian directors really think that we’ll find it easy to swallow that after showing in hundreds of episodes that a person’s intentions are evil we’ll believe that he’s changed by acting positively in like ten episodes?
- Directors need to give female actors a great stamina: Female actors faint a lot in every Indian TV serial I don’t know why the directors do it so that the hero could look at the girl more closely? Whether she’s not feeling good or is pregnant she is to faint. Tell me one drama series in which the heroine hasn’t fainted yet. That’s a challenge. It’s getting way old. Indian dramas should change this now!
- Indian drama serials keep showing marriage functions or any event for more than a month: Indian serial marriages are way too long for someone to handle and the funny thing is they’ve done a high class arrangement performed a high class arrangement for a union that is not going to fall out. Same goes with an event. A member of the family or the villain comes to the party and bares all past secrets associated with the household, ruins all the fun people are having and the strange thing is that no one tries to stop him or her. They’re all waiting for the show to end.
- You’ll not regret having missed some episodes: You were not able to watch the episodes? No worries. Trust me you are not going to regret it because you will find the drama stuck on the same situation or dilemma from where you left watching.
- The background music comes in thrice: Whether it is an entry of a villain in a wedding or a person breaks shocking news to the house the suspense music “THASH THASH THASH” will be played in the background. The cameraman will focus on every member of the family by showing their reactions one by one taking about 2 minutes and then return to the situation. Happens in about every drama.
- A woman in every serial plays a central part in every one’s spirit and proves to resolve all problems alone: According to Indian TV serials all an independent woman needs is a bag, a scooter and a helmet then she’s off to helping people that reside in her town.
- In every engagement party, either one of the actor drops the ring: Come on now people you’ll have to agree on this fact that whenever the actor is getting engaged his or her previous lover is always present in the party and the actor whether it’s a he or a she drops the ring and the ring travels through the entire hall and ends its journey at the actor’s feet. And of course then the lover hands the ring over to the couple.
- Jail, the ultimate place for actors: In almost every serial there are things like the actor is convicted of a crime, drugs etc. and is been taken into custody by the police and there is a huge drama when he or she is arrested but in the next episode you’ll see that the actor is out on a bail.
- Court drama: So by far the favorite dialogue of the actors is “Ruk jaye judge sahab”. Whenever the judge is about to call for a conclusion considering a lawsuit then the person having a valid proof enters the court and interrupts the judge as he or she is the reason the hero that is innocent would be spared.
- Heroine slaps the hero like a million times: In every Indian drama serial, priority is given to the women to slap men as if they are their pets. If she slaps him like two times to create more drama they’ll repeat the scene which makes it worse.
- The larger the bindi the more evil is the woman: Okay so starting with the evilest villain that I think matches this fact is Komolika from Kasauti Zindagi Ki aired on StarPlus. Well you can take any drama, every drama has a villain that stays in the house and then performs what she has to do. And her bindi on the forehead keeps getting bigger day by day indicating that she’s planning some serious evil moves against the family.
These are some of the funny facts I noticed there may be more. Let us know in your comments how you did like the article; did you notice these facts too?
Share other facts too if I missed some.