The good ol’ TV never fails to surprise us especially when it comes to the lack of creativity and innovation. The unexciting soapy situations on the idiot box continue to revolve around saas-bahu revenge plots, re-marriages, rebirths, memory loss, generation leaps, etc. but what has got us questioning the dearth of creativity this time around is the TV crew’s act of adapting old and new Bollywood songs as their show titles. Yes, the days of every Indian soap suffering from ‘K’ mania (courtesy Ekta Kapoor) are over and have given way to the names of the shows being adapted from Bollywood numbers.
Popular Bollywood numbers are ringing on the Indian telly as titles of routine soaps. It seems like we can’t even come up with original names for our dull serials!
Think Bade Acche Laggte Hai, Kya Hua Tera Vaada, Na Bole Tum… Na Maine Kuchh Kaha, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, Sasuraal Genda Phool and more. So why are the serials choosing to earn their TRPs via Bollywood songs? Good recall value and instant connect say the experts. As for us, we’d say the laid back attitude has now engulfed the show titles too (after the scripts, of course!).
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