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The nice, unhealthy and ugly of Indian tv in 2021

The 12 months 2021 has been comparatively uneventful for the tv business. Final 12 months, with the pandemic bringing the business to a halt for greater than 4 months, present makers went all out this 12 months to draw and retain audiences. This 12 months additionally noticed quite a lot of private celebrations. From standard celebs tying the knot to some welcoming little ones to their properties, there was a way of pleasure throughout. And whereas there have been moments of happiness, a couple of stunning demises within the business additionally left the world shocked. As we await to embrace the brand new 12 months, right here’s trying again on the good, unhealthy and ugly of Indian tv.

The present should go on

The most important spotlight of this 12 months was how the business managed to cope with the second wave. Already having confronted large losses final 12 months, makers had been positive what might come, they won’t halt manufacturing. They determined to pack your entire forged and crew and moved them to remoted places for shoot. Whereas some picked the villas at Goa, others moved to spots on the outskirts of Maharashtra whereas a couple of exhibits picked up less-populated cities to proceed filming. In a single day, storylines had been modified to slot in the brand new places. And in direction of the tip of the tragic second wave, the tv business emerged victorious of their struggle.

Indian Idol

Whereas singing actuality exhibits have all the time been a favorite amongst tv viewers, Indian Idol created historical past. With the present doing nicely by way of rankings, makers saved pushing the finale. The twelfth season was a yearlong musical competition. Each weekend, the gifted lot (most likely the perfect in latest occasions) enthralled followers with their performances. And whereas the size of the present might have damaged many data, for the primary time, a actuality present aired a 12-hour lengthy grand finale. Selecting a particular date — August 15, beginning midday, the ‘Biggest Finale Ever‘ noticed Pawandeep Rajan win the trophy on the strike of midnight. The fact present was additionally a lot in talks for its varied controversies. Be it Kishore Kumar’s son Amit Kumar criticising the contestants, to followers complaining about portraying a pretend romance between Pawandeep and Arunita Kanjilal. Many singers like Sonu Nigam and Abhijeet Sawant additionally stated how ‘actuality exhibits aren’t any extra actual’ and TRPs have taken over the true expertise.



Massive little stars

Speaking about actuality exhibits, this 12 months Bollywood star Ranveer Singh made his tv debut with The Massive Image. At the moment driving excessive on the success of 83, the actor will not be doing wonders as a bunch however he did get love from followers for his small display screen debut. If sources are to be believed, the channel has already signed him for one more season. Apart from him, his Women vs Ricky Bahl co-star Parineeti Chopra additionally introduced her arrival to the fool field. The actor will be part of Karan Johar and Mithun Chakraborty to evaluate Hunarbaaz on Colours.

Ladies on high

As for fiction, whereas Kundali Bhagya and Kumkum Bhagya continued to rake in huge numbers, Anupamaa on Star Plus additionally turned fairly talked about. The story of a middle-aged girl going via a divorce after which struggling to create her personal identification turned a shock success. Lately, with the makers kickstarting Anupamaa’s love story submit her separation, followers have been rooting for her and the channel couldn’t be happier with the rising TRPs.

Child, child

On the private entrance, whereas the primary half noticed Nakuul Mehta-Janki Parekh, Anita Hassanandi-Rohit Reddy, Kapil Sharma-Ginni Chatrath, Mohit Malik-Addite Malik and Anirudh Dave-Shubhi Ahuja welcoming new additions to their household. And because the 12 months was about to finish, Bharti Singh additionally introduced that she is anticipating her first little one with husband Haarsh Limbachiyaa subsequent 12 months. The comedienne, this 12 months was additionally underneath the limelight after she managed to lose oodles of weight. Flaunting her fitter avatar, Bharti had shared how intermittent fasting helped her shed off greater than 15 kgs.

Band, baaja, baraat

Coming to weddings, whereas the primary half didn’t see any band bajaa, Rahul Vaidya and Disha Parmar tied the knot on July 16. Nevertheless, within the final three months, Shraddha Arya-Rahul Nagal, Neil Bhatt- Aishwarya Sharma, Ankita Lokhande-Vicky Jain, Sanjay Gagnani-Poonam Preet, Kapil Arya-Gurpreet Bedi, Sayantani Ghosh-Anugrah Tiwari, and Shireen Mirza-Hasan Sartaj acquired married.



Previous wine, new bottle

Although new tales had been written off-screen, on-screen, the identical sort of tales continued to be made. Be it the ‘rural angle’ or the ‘foe-turned-lover’ monitor, most tv exhibits appeared rip-off of one another. And if this wasn’t sufficient, this 12 months we additionally noticed fairly various retreads. From Sasural Simar Ka, Balika Vadhu to Thapki and Sasural Genda Phool, the viewers was given the identical toffee in a brand new wrapper. Whereas on the internet, followers often await for brand new seasons because the story progresses, on tv that’s clearly not the case. Getting a recent forged might get traction within the preliminary days however given the success of its predecessor, these exhibits clearly didn’t handle to recreate the magic.

Sob tales to the rescue

Additionally, whereas Bigg Boss 15 continued to be all about fights this season, different actuality exhibits additionally thrived over contestants’ sob tales. Be it Ranveer Singh getting emotional a few younger boy attempting to repay his household debt, or how Amitabh Bachchan serving to a contestant reunite together with her dad and mom after she married in opposition to their needs, non-fiction exhibits continued to earn rankings because of all of the emotional drama. Bigg Boss 15 did not create a buzz regardless of some huge faces as its contestants.

Controversies galore

This 12 months additionally noticed many celebrities getting embroiled in controversy. First, it was Taarak Mehta Ooltah Chashmah’s Munmun Dutta aka, Babita, who used a derogatory time period in one in every of her vlogs. The identical case occurred with Yuvika Chaudhary. Although quite a few FIRs had been filed in opposition to them, the actors managed to flee the wrath of most of the people by apologising to everybody. Raghav Juyal additionally discovered himself in scorching waters after an previous clip from Dance Deewane, the place he talks in gibberish Chinese language with a contestant from Assam, went viral. The host apologised unconditionally.

In memoriam

2021 emerged as a tricky 12 months as we bid goodbye to well-known faces Sidharth Shukla‘s premature demise from a coronary heart assault in September left followers heartbroken. Surekha Sikri, Ghanshyam Nayak and Anupam Shyam additionally handed away because of sickness. A couple of actors like Bikramjeet Kanwarpal, Yusuf Hussain, Madhavi Gogate and Rahul Vora fell prey to the lethal coronavirus whereas Amit Mistry and Arvind Trivedi died of coronary heart assaults and Manisha Yadav from a mind haemorrhage. Actors like Asif Basra, Sandeep Nahar and Brahma Mishra died by suicide.


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