Writers of Indian Television shows are taking the creative freedom to a new level. At first, the shows start on a promising note with great storylines, but somewhere down the line, the illogical plots, meaningless twists and turns make the viewers lose interest in the show. From Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Sasural Simar Ka, Kumkum Bhagya to Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, here are 5 shows that started on a great note but then later have turned into a boredom fest. Take a look at these 5 shows we cannot bear to watch on our TV screens any longer. We’ve had enough of these painfully over-stretched TV shows.
Sasural Simar Ka
This is one of the hilarious show where anything is possible. Sasural Simar Ka has one of the most illogical characters Simar. From turning into a fly to defeating all the supernatural powers like ghost, Naagin, Daayan, Patali Devi, the show is complete madness, yet manages to be one of the country’s most-watched primetime soap operas. Hats off! The makers are offering the audience in the name of content is utter rubbish. From the normal saas-bahu soap, the show has now become a fantasy-sci fi-mythological family drama. Woah! Sasural Simar Ka is the third-longest current running shows and fifth longest-running show till now other being Balika Vadhu, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah and Saath Nibhaana Saathiya. The series first starred Dipika Kakar, Shoaib Ibrahim, Avika Gor, Manish Raisinghan as Simar, Prem, Roli and Siddhant, respectively in main leads but since many have quit the show, newcomers have entered the show, replacing them. I have always wondered why did Dipika Kakar (who essayed the role of Simar) even choose to play this bizarre role in the first place.
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
Star Plus’ Yeh Hai Mohabbatein is indeed a popular show and loved by fans across the country. Yeh Hai Mohabbatein completed four years and it looks like the creative team has run out of new ideas to keep the show running. Recently, Ishita’s death track crossed all levels of absurdity. It’s high time that the makers now realise that they must end the show rather dragging it. However, the show is losing its viewers and it is affecting the show channel’s TRP. YHM, that stars Karan Patel, Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya and Anita Hassanandani Reddy in pivotal roles refuses to end even after 7 years. The story is partially based on Manju Kapur’s novel Custody.
While Kumkum Bhagya is having a gala time on the TRP charts, the show has a repetitive and very boring track. The show has been around for three years now but it seems like forever. Kumkum Bhagya has a history of stretching its new tracks until the viewers completely lose interest in the show. Every time, the makers revive our interest in the show by introducing promising tracks, our hopes get dampened to see the same old tricks, the characters’ silliness getting repeated. How difficult is it for two adults to understand that they are in love and inseparable? I am sure, not just me but many others would want the show to go off-air. KumKum Bhagya was first premiered in April 2014, which is an adaptation of the Jane Austen novel ‘Sense and Sensibility’. The show was about a middle-class Punjabi family where a mother wants to see both her daughters to be happily married but given the chemistry of Abhi (Shabbir Ahluwalia) and Pragya (Sriti Jha), the show soon became a love story. With Kumkum Bhagya still going on, Ekta Kapoor has launched its spin-off titled Kundali Bhagya.
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, one of the longest-running shows, is an Indian television drama that premiered on 12 January 2009 on Star Plus. The show began with the love story of ghoonghat-clad Akshara (essayed by Hina Khan) and her dutiful husband Naitik (played by Karan Mehra), and now the show has gone all upside down. From their wedding to their children’s wedding, the show is leaving no stone unturned to bore its ardent viewers. Also, after Hina quit the show, the makers have lost half of its audience. Recently, even Karan Mehta quit the show since he was not satisfied with his character graph. The show continues to drag on, without knowing where it’s heading to. We seriously want our ordeal to end.
Udaan, one of the much-celebrated shows, is bankrolled by Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and is based on his unreleased movie of the same name. It stars child actor Spandan Chaturvedi in a lead role. Udaan, also known as Udann Sapnon Ki, premiered on August 18, 2014 and airs on Colors. Udaan is a story of bonded laborers, who keep their unborn child as a collateral to a wealthy landlord. Watch this space for more updates.