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Anuj Kumar

A chat with the lead pair of "Rishton Se Badi Pratha"

Channels continue to draw from newspaper headlines. The latest is Rishton Se Badi Pratha on Colors, which is based on the burning issue of honour killing. Set in Noida, it is the story of Abhay and Surbhi who are passionately in love but their love story is swept away by brute customs. "The series tries to show that despite all the talk of development we are still living in a feudal society where family honour is associated with the women of the house," says Shanti Bhushan, the scriptwriter of the series.

Bhushan, who made a mark by writing Pratigya, a serial on Star Plus, says social customs should not be allowed to govern our lives. "Once sati was an established practice but today it is a crime. It is the country which worships Radha, who never got married to Krishna. Today, we allow our daughters to choose their profession but when it comes to marriage it becomes the issue of family honour."

Shalini Chandran, who is playing Surbhi, asks, "What's the value of education when you can't engage with the new generation? I agree girls can make mistakes and we have seen it in some cases which hitnewspaper headlines, but killing can never be an option." Shalini goes on to add that a lot depends on one'supbringing. "It is those girls who are not allowed to mingle with the boys during the growing up years who make wrong choices. Children always try to attempt what is forbidden. A lot of handholding is required in such cases."

Actor Vishal Karwal says he can relate with Abhay because he also comes from a small town. "The series highlights the double standards of our society and it's good because for long we are sidestepping these issues in the name of words like honour and customs. How can there be any honour in shedding blood of innocent youngsters? I am excited to be part of a socially relevant series after Bhagyavidhata. The series provides a lot of scope to express yourself as an actor."

As for the series highlighting the negatives for a long time before coming to the core issue, Bhushan has the expected answer. "You have to create the fear of the villain. For every Ram to sound convincing, you got to have a persuasive Ravan. In Pratigya, the girl goes on to marry Ravan. "This is the reality of our small towns. There are many cases when the girl has to marry the boy, who has assaulted her because of social pressure but in Pratigya, the girl doesn't give in even after marriage. She holds on to her values and attempts to reform the evil."

"Also the reality is so grim that we have to bring in some entertaining elements in the storyline. After all, the primary motive of television is entertainment. However, one thing is that those who have a feudal mindset will get a clear message," says Bhushan.

Posted: 12 years ago


"Also the reality is so grim that we have to bring in some entertaining elements in the storyline. After all, the primary motive of television is entertainment. However, one thing is that those who have a feudal mindset will get a clear message," says Bhushan.


EXACTLY !!  Big smile

Well said Bhushan the writer of Pratigya. Big smile
Posted: 12 years ago
Thanks for sharing PoojaSmile
Posted: 12 years ago


Krishna as Ravan.....

I  was always intrigued about Ravan ...now I am even more curious about Ravan ....

Thanxx Pooja
Posted: 12 years ago
Originally posted by PRAGMATIC




"Also the reality is so grim that we have to bring in some entertaining elements in the storyline. After all, the primary motive of television is entertainment. However, one thing is that those who have a feudal mindset will get a clear message," says Bhushan.


EXACTLY !!  Big smile

Well said Bhushan the writer of Pratigya. Big smile
Underlined.
 
Hello Sam,
 
Do you think they are really getting a message ? The message will be when Krishna completely changes and start supporting Prats not because he wants to protect her but knowing the difference between right and wrong.
 
If there are ppl like Thakurs ,they should know the consequences of criminal activities. The Thakur's in the serial has not been really taught a lesson yet. Now the Bigamy issue. If the show really wants to send a strong message they should arrest the Thakur's for Bigamy , attempted murders,domestic violence, marital rape and so many.
 
 
Thanks
 
Anu 
Posted: 12 years ago
Originally posted by anusarkar


Originally posted by PRAGMATIC




"Also the reality is so grim that we have to bring in some entertaining elements in the storyline. After all, the primary motive of television is entertainment. However, one thing is that those who have a feudal mindset will get a clear message," says Bhushan.


EXACTLY !!  Big smile

Well said Bhushan the writer of Pratigya. Big smile
Underlined.
 
Hello Sam,
 
Do you think they are really getting a message ? The message will be when Krishna completely changes and start supporting Prats not because he wants to protect her but knowing the difference between right and wrong.
 
If there are ppl like Thakurs ,they should know the consequences of criminal activities. The Thakur's in the serial has not been really taught a lesson yet. Now the Bigamy issue. If the show really wants to send a strong message they should arrest the Thakur's for Bigamy , attempted murders,domestic violence, marital rape and so many.
 
 
Thanks
 
Anu 


I agree with you Anu...but the main hindrance is that by arresting the thakurs...it will be comprising the entertainment value of the show...Although this doesn't mean that they shouldn't be punished...but I think they might try to drag till all the crimes have been shown and then try to solve them...
Posted: 12 years ago
Originally posted by SaacheeSyna


Originally posted by anusarkar


Originally posted by PRAGMATIC




"Also the reality is so grim that we have to bring in some entertaining elements in the storyline. After all, the primary motive of television is entertainment. However, one thing is that those who have a feudal mindset will get a clear message," says Bhushan.


EXACTLY !!  Big smile

Well said Bhushan the writer of Pratigya. Big smile
Underlined.
 
Hello Sam,
 
Do you think they are really getting a message ? The message will be when Krishna completely changes and start supporting Prats not because he wants to protect her but knowing the difference between right and wrong.
 
If there are ppl like Thakurs ,they should know the consequences of criminal activities. The Thakur's in the serial has not been really taught a lesson yet. Now the Bigamy issue. If the show really wants to send a strong message they should arrest the Thakur's for Bigamy , attempted murders,domestic violence, marital rape and so many.
 
 
Thanks
 
Anu 


I agree with you Anu...but the main hindrance is that by arresting the thakurs...it will be comprising the entertainment value of the show...Although this doesn't mean that they shouldn't be punished...but I think they might try to drag till all the crimes have been shown and then try to solve them...
You have a point. But atleast arrest Shakti and Arushi for Bigamy and give some justice to Kesar. Don't you think its fair enough?
Posted: 12 years ago
Originally posted by anusarkar


You have a point. But atleast arrest Shakti and Arushi for Bigamy and give some justice to Kesar. Don't you think its fair enough?


Oh yes...I do think it is fair enough....but even if shakti and arushi is arrested....and send across the message that if u mess with law, then u will be punished....but what happens next?....SS with his power will release KN and arushi...and then kesar won't be allowed to live in that house then where will she go?...god knows where are her parents?...Kesar needs to be mentally prepared to face the repercussions of her decision....until that happens...now matter how much prats stands up for kesar...nothing major will happen

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