Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Pakistani Dramas, Monotony, Rantings....all the good stuff

Commonly asked question:
Why do Pakistanis watch more Bollywood as compared to Lollywood or Pakistani dramas?

Simple Answer:
Because most of the Pakistani dramas are (insert your choice of a not-so-good word) sad and full of grief!

Explanation + Ranting:
There was a time when people were crazy about Pakistani dramas. The casts, directors, locations, stories, themes used to be brilliant and extremely interesting. Now, that every channel is privatized and almost every drama has the same cast, producer and the director..the stories are turning out to be similar as well. Every drama that one puts on has at least some part which is extra-ordinarily sad. Even if it is true, I don't think people would want to see that on the television primarily because it doesn't relieve them of the tensions they see in their life every single day.
And thus, people turn to the Bollywood "leave-your-brains-at-home" comedy, even if its annoyingly boring. AT least it will contain some stupidity which might arouse a smile or two.

Suggestion to the TV world:
Make more sitcoms, even if they lack a great story line (such as Fifty Fifty) and light-hearted dramas with just a bit of sadness if it absolutely has to be there. And also, improve our movie industry so that people are able to come back to Pakistani media instead of searching for better alternatives.

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