By: Sunil Noronha
Friday, April 28, 2006
The "Saas Bahu" tag has become a household name after Ekta Kapoor took over the television world. What have they been done in aid of? Does it fight for a cause (if so what could the cause be)? Or is it just another serial for good entertainment (which is not possible because it requires constant serious staring at the screen to understand and appreciate)? In the midst of an increasing amount of women taking over their "independence", you have almost every other story line where women (the saas and bahu) rule the screen. Why does the nation need another force to remind it of the culture fix still that it is in?
It does not at all represent anything good or beneficial of the culture (which is the claim). It's like a cult that people follow. We, Indians, when we know not enough of our culture to be proud of it we cover up those blots by being even more proud of it. What good is our culture if it does nothing beneficial for us? What good is it if it just holds us down? There was an opposition to Manoj Bohra of serial 'Kasauti Zindagi Kay' because the serial has a stumbling block for the students since they spend a huge portion of their time on it. The Star TV serials have become an addiction for many.