Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Let’s Admit, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge Is Not a Commercial TV Series…

Kuch Toh Log Kahenge (Profile)

Back in October 2011, when “Kuch Toh Log Kahenge was launched, Sony TV was very optimistic about it. Even most of the TV Pandits had predicted that the serial will be a huge success at the small screen. And the most important reason behind all these optimistic predictions was the fact that 24 years ago (in 1987), “Dhoop Kinare”, with a similar story-line had been such an immensely popular TV series that it had made its leads Rahat Kazmi and Marina Khan household names in Pakistan. But, before making all these predictions we overlooked the fact that “Dhoop Kinare” used to run in 1987, a time when TV, as a medium of entertainment was just evolving. But by the time “Kuch Toh Log Kahenge” was launched, TV audience had got used to to all those ultra-glamorous and unrealistic sequences, that have now become common in most of the TV serials. “Kuch Toh Log Kahenge” is not the show for the audience who wants a new twist every next episode. Seriously, if you compare KTLK’s story-line with those of other TV series, presently being aired, you will find that KTLK has the simplest and the most realistic story. When Dr Ashutosh met a car accident, everyone was expecting that he will lose his memory after he’ll recover from the accident. But Kamlesh Pandey (the writer) didn’t do that, perhaps just to keep the story simple and realistic. Had it been some other serial, like “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi or “Kasauti Zindagi Kay”, Ashutosh would have lost his memory from the time he had met Nidhi, and Mallika would have been successful to convince him to marry her (may be by blackmailing him for his Baba’s house).

That’s why I say, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge” is not the show for the common folks in the country, who can not watch a straight forward love-story. It is the show of those elites who are not interested in those unrealistic “memory-loss” and “marriage-divorce” sequences, but want to watch a serious and mature love-story.