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Reality shows rule the small screen
Reality shows like Indian Idol, Big Boss came as a relief to the unbearable Saas bahu drama. It was believed that nothing in these shows was formatted and typecast in these shows like the typical serials.

SWITCH ON the television and in all channels, be it regional or national, what you get to see are mostly reality shows. Like it or not, but one cannot ignore this barrage of shows.

The journey of reality TV in India began in full throttle with shows like Sare Ga Ma Pa, Indian Idol, Fame Gurukul, Big Boss and Roadies. Though there were a few shows before these like Mere Awaz Suno, Antakshri, BQC etc, these were not so hyped up then.
 
But, with the passage of time and under the influence of British and American television, there was a change in the style and presentation of these shows. Reality shows like Indian Idol, Big Boss came as a relief to the unbearable Saas bahu drama. It was believed that nothing in these shows was formatted and typecast in these shows like the typical serials.
 
When these shows reached the zenith of their popularity, more and more producers joined the race, to make these shows, incorporating every formula and extra masala to make theirs more attractive for viewers. Thankfully they paid attention to keep all sorts of audiences, of different ages and likings, entertained.
 
Infact, these shows are not just limited to singing, dance or catfights between celebrities. Everything that we do in our lives has come down to this format including choosing a groom for oneself. Rakshi Sawant’s Swayamvaar brought a new dimension to the stereotyped shows, attaining almost the highest TRPs.
 
Viewers need a break from the same monotony. Perhaps the show producers have realised this and so are putting in odd efforts to bring out new shows like The Perfect Bride or even Pati Patni aur Woh. Only time can tell where all these innovations would take Indian television.

 

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