We bring to you a flashback of the main events that captured the minds of the audience. It's a daily treat leading up to the New Year where we will be covering different topics, and the countdown begins today.
Going with the current trend of television, it is essentially the survival of the fittest. There were a lot of shows that were promising, for which a lump sum amount had been set aside for publicity. But unfortunately, the shows that had promised a new beginning in the industry could not even last for a year. The year 2011 saw certain number of shows which finally could not make through to the top of the list and failed to meet the desired expectations.
The striking promos and the grand sets flaunted it;s 'entry soon' to the popular channel, Colors. The show that was primarily based on Harikishan Mehta's novel of the same name failed to really impress the audience even though it had powerful characters. Crores were spent on the sets of the show to portray the rich and the elegant Gujarati family of the Viranis. We wonder if it was the channel they pitched it to, that went wrong or was it because the Indian audience was not ready for a change from the daily rona-dhona. The reason be it any, the show lasted only for nine months.
Shobha Somnath Ki:
The show that marked the comeback of theatre and film adept, Sadashiv Amrapurkar had a promising effect on the viewers. The young Shobha (Ashnoor Kaur) showcased an excellent performance and her efforts are well appreciated even today. But seems like the audience were not really satisfied with the way the show was displayed, considering the show suffered in TRPs. The show that began as a daily, is presently aired as a bi-weekly. The show that had spellbound arts worth more than crores, failed on the small screen. Let us hope the show picks up in the coming days.
Chhajje Chhajje Ka Pyar:
The first show that was shot on an HD Camera, Gulaal proved to be a brilliant show with the quality that it portrayed. The show that adhered to the roots of the concept from where it had started till the end, failed to gain the expected TRPs even after being in the Prime Time slot. Though the show failed to garner numbers, we still remember the happy face of Manasi Parekh as the lively Gulaal. The show lasted for ten months.
Ritz JeeLe Ye Pal:
How many of you have followed this show regularly? A travel reality show that hit the screens with great hopes, but lost the connecting thread with the audience. The weekend shows of Star Plus also included Love U Zindagi, which also failed to impress the audience. Though the show was the televised version of Imtiaz Ali's hit flick Jab we Met, the magic did not work on television.
DID Doubles: Zee TV created history on Indian Television by bringing in the top dance reality show ever, Dance India Dance. After its two successful seasons, the makers brought another version with DID Doubles with Remo and Terence missing. The audience saw Marzi and Rajiv in place of them with Gita. Though the show brought in great talents, the show did not click as expected.
Tomorrow we will bring to you another topic for discussion. Till then, waiting for your comments and feedbacks.
Author: Saranya Valsarajan