Friday, July 30, 2010

The 'Reality' Of Reality Shows?

Reality shows in India have undoubtedly produced many Paris Hiltons and Taylor Hicks. Some so called reality shows which promises to 'hunt out fresh talents' are mocking at the sensibility of audiences by adding their money making schemes to it. The list of growing reality shows in India are eternal and endless - He got talent, she got moves, The couple can dance, the kid can cry well. Its an over-dramatized version of the saas bahu saga which get into your nerves every time you watch it.
Yesterday when the news came that "Dimpy Ganguly walked out of Rahul Mahanjan's home" I didn't react at all. But then I wanted to laugh at their onscreen misery by watching headlines on hindi news channels saying "do dilo ka milan" "shaddi ka attut bandan tut gaya" and the english ones claim that "Mahajan is a wife beater".

It shows how reality and media have both forgotten their "creativity" in the midst of searching for other fresh talent. Of course everything is about business and politics. you cant eradicate it from human race but with such things also come "Social Responsibility". While some people who participate in such shows thinking that they have got the talent, are shown their way to home because they cant contribute much votes which the show needs, so they are forced to do "emotional drama" and "other unwanted" things to win over the sensibility of our audiences.There are shows where the participants are more talented than the judges and they have to bear public humiliation which can have a deep psychological impact on a person and its family. Kids on the other hand are introduced to "strong competition" and "jealousy" while their parents are busy fetching lump-sum money from the producers.

Media and Reality-shows cannot be blame at all. Indeed, entertainment sells and we gain pleasure from seeing abuses, fights, emotional drama. Audiences love the very idea of "voyeurism" and it sells throughout the world but then again if it continues to be like that than instead of producing true people we will have more Rakhi Sawants and Mahanjan to clown around in India Media and at the end of the day filling their pocket with money by trading their self respect.
Even Mtv has produced twits like "Raghu" who the younger ones admire because they think by asking a guy his bedroom secrets and a girl her past boyfriends, he is being blunt and straight-forward, but he is actually being a businessman by entertaining the audiences while advocating "voyeurism".
Now the Indians have dared to step in shows like Sach ka Samna, where you will paid to speak the truth. Ah! the world has come to stage where money matters the most, the on-screen reality as we all know is the remix of fiction+reality where there are millions waiting to advertise their nautanki, by participating in "talented show".what an oxymoron!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Movies this week.

Although i have left this place to rest in peace for a while, but i cant seem to get nostalgic about the days when i was hooked to writing on my blog and there were many people appreciating as well as criticizing the posts i wrote.

Last week was hectic, but i always manage to entertain myself and what better way to keep yourself occupied than to watch a movie! My second best place after home would be cinema hall. I love the aura of it. Darkness all over, people concentrating and willing to bid their precious time to see the characters and story that are fictional.

Anyway the day before my English exam, I saw Udaan - a touching portrayal of a boy who struggles to fight for his own dream in the film. A movie which i could possibly say the most underrated and beautifully made by Vikramaditya Motwani.No one was willing to produce it, but thanks to audacious Anurag Kashyap who believed in the story of the film and now its soaring the skies.The film received wonderful responses both from the critics as well as the audiences (which is a very rare case,mind you). The film also received a standing ovation in the Cannes film festival.

My Sunday morning was dedicated to another 'hyped' and talked about Christopher Nolan's "Inception". The movie is brilliantly executed, the concept could have been totally whitewashed or ignored by the audiences but thanks to the director and the lead actor Leonardo Di Caprio who carried this surreal film of Dream Vs Reality so well that you cannot dare to move your eyes from the big screen (until and unless you dont get the film). The film is like a dream and you wouldn't want to wake up from it. The funny part is, I saw this movie the day before my accounts exam. :D

I deserve to fail in exam, but who cares? As long as life is treating you with the magic on Big Screen. Au revior! More posts by August.