The content that is currently aired on TV is often termed 'Regressive'. But producer, Ekta Kapoor, in a recent statement said that she feels, Television writers should be applauded for the unique story lines and content that they are writing! She says that the content is not regressive but it is made for the masses.
When asked about the so-called regressive content, Ekta gave a statement saying, "TV has become for the masses. Why don't we call 'Game of Thrones' regressive? It is the same thing - you watch a woman give birth to dragons there, you have a red woman killing, a red wedding. I think, we (in India) write some great stories. When I had been to America and met an American TV producer, I was told that she was actually amazed at the kind of writing that we do here!"
So Ekta Kapoor has taken a blow at Game of Thrones. The same show that many TV shows plagiarize! Well, here is why we feel Game Of Thrones is not regressive -
Firstly, 'Game of Thrones (GOT) based in a 'fantasy' world that has its origin in the past; and when we say fantasy, it is purely! The concepts of the existence of Dragons and Knights is a wide phenomenon and GOT presents the same. The show is one of a kind and has some of the most amazing plot twists with logical backing to it. The show is based on a novel series called The song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. So, it goes without saying that when a show is based on a book, it takes key aspects and pointers from the same. The sheer grandeur, the mammoth scale, and the impeccable performances are things that make it a worthy watch.
While you don't want to hear any spoilers but you want to watch it all for yourself; if someone gives you a Naagin 2 spoiler, you laugh it out. But when someone gives you a game of thrones spoiler, you want to kill that person! Well yeah, that's how engrossing it is! And that is the reason why we feel that Game of thrones can't be compared to Indian TV shows at all! If it has a woman giving birth to a dragon and a Red woman killing, it is totally acceptable! Why? Well, because they are original concepts and better define their fantasy world!
Now, we won't raise fingers at Naagin or Kawach, because we feel they are fantasy shows as well. The regressive content that we are talking about here is what is shown in Saas Bahu shows! However, we would like to point out the VFX quality in these shows and then in GOT. I mean, you almost believe the Cersei Lannister ACTUALLY blew the Sept. Indian drama shows start off with a concept and then add elements that are unacceptable, illogical, and do nothing but promote blind faith and superstitions! Women are shown as tangible objects and are put in jail, raped, murdered and even thrown off the cliffs. People get away with a murder and live a happy life, which kind of shows that the police force is good for nothing and you can get away with anything if you have money! The keyword being regressive, it is the monotony of shows we are talking about and the Saas-Bahu shows we are talking about.
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