Originally posted by agarwalniharika
Originally posted by cassiejack
nice, thanks.I watched the
episodes and really liked them.its surprising that nobody is active on
this forum. guess this is what happens when someone tries to make a
different kind of a show. nobody watches and then we crib about the TV
being the same.
yup! me too finding it gud(at least in the
starting) n its sad that thr n no active member in the forum .....hope
it catches up soon......
I lost Imagine TV, and honestly, RS alone didn't justify changing from
cable to dish just to add this channel, when the rest of the programs
on it are mediocre. That's like buying a CD only for 1 song.
Aside from that, I don't blame viewers for not watching. If this show
is about the pros & cons of quotas, show that! It's a very
engaging subject - both in India, as well as in the US (in India, it's
caste based, while in the US, it's race based). And if it's supposed
to be a love story, show that.
But from the above description, one thing that sort of turned me off
was the lead girl losing a bro/cousin in 1990, and yet being attracted
to someone who benefited from the system that the sibling died while
campaigning against (in the 90s, such deaths were usually
self-immolations, but while one doesn't justify suicides, the fact that
people felt compelled to take such drastic steps should have made her
nauseous to any beneficiary of the system. After all, if despite 80% marks, Shivam failed - and what was it - just not being in the top 10% of those who passed, or 80% itself being inadequate, then did Priyam really do the wrong thing after all?)
If Sumedha is going to be attracted to Aakash, the plot would do well to show him as at least having passed on his own merits, like scoring high marks (definitely higher than 80%), and being suspected of being a beneficiary just b'cos of his caste/creed/tribe/whatever, in order to justify the plot. Otherwise, it would simplly look like Sumedha putting her libido ahead of Priyam's sacrifice.
The other thing - here, everybody is trying to join the IAS. That's fine, but why don't they show guys like Shivam & Sumedha try other things like work in the Private Sector, after they fail? That would also illustrate the folly of trying to spread quotas to the private sector - something that was mulled by pols, but never went anywhere.