Why Are Indian Serials Mocked

Hi guys,
I have been living in Dubai since two years and I love watching Indian serials. But most of my friends in school watch fancy English TV series and make fun of the very few people who enjoy watching Hindi TV shows.
There is a huge misconception about Hindi shows that they are just lame saas bahu dramas and have no story line. While I agree that some of our shows have the tendency to go off track and are dragged for a long time but it does not mean that all shows are the same. Some of our shows have the amazing actors and the chemistry between the leads is also very magical.
Some people also say that watching these serials is just a waste of time. Well…… It’s the same for all series they are just for our entertainment. N some of they serials also have very meaningful
messages. Every serial does not have they same storyline each one is different so please don’t form opinions by watching just one serial.

All of these misconceptions need stop n people should stop mocking the ones who watch these shows. Just because it’s not in English does mean it’s not good. Well we could also make some changes in our serials. Please stop dragging them and showing the same drama of rebirth again n again, If there is nothing more to the the show then close it and start a new season with a new storyline but having the same actors and characters.
Sorry if anyone one felt offended cause that was not my intention.
Just wanted to share my thoughts.

Credit to: Ria

42 comments

  1. fan

    u r right ria . some serials r there which r nice and they don’t show stupid things . one serial which is like that is tamanna . another one is bahu hamari rajni kant

  2. richa (titli)

    AGREEDDDDDD THEY SHULDNT MOCK THE SERIALS BUT THE TRUTH ISS THEY ARE MOSTLYY ILLOGICAL THE FIRST FEW MONTHSS OF THE SERIALL ARE REALLY GOOD BUT WHEN IT BCMS A HIT THEY DRAG ND THE SHOW DEVIATE , WELL I C THOSE PAKISTANI SERIALS ON ZINDAGI THEY ARE SHORT ND THEY FINISH AFTER THEY FINISH THEIR BASIC STORYLINE ..
    TC RIA ND DONT PAY ATTENTION ALLL HAVE DIFFERENT CHOICCES DEAR

  3. richa (titli)

    AMNYWAYSS VISIT INDIA SOON ND WELCOME TO INDIAN TELLYWOOD πŸ˜€ TAKE CARE
    ND YESSS ENGLISH SHOWS THEY DONT HAV EVEN AN EPI WITHOUT ADULT SCENES πŸ˜› EVEN CHILDREN SHOWS WHIOCH ISS BADD

    • Kitties

      Hey Titlee ! Why don’t u cmnt on dabh site ? U used to b a very good cmnter there! Plssss come bake!

      • richa (titli)

        heyy kitties u remembermyy comments welll i just didnt like the track and that track forced manyy of my fellow cmmnters to leave only me nd jeeyam sir used to comment well i’ll try to cmmnt nd join the new grp TCLOL

  4. priya

    You are right ria..!!
    Every daily soap starts with a new concept but ends with the same lame sas bahus…

  5. Twinju(Bhavika)

    you are right many of indian shows give meaningful messages eg.diya aur bati…kala teeka

    and those english serials they just show adult scenes means sharam naam ki cheez nahi hai

    and ya plzz soon come to india

  6. Fatarajo (KRPKAB n EDKV fan)

    Finally there is someone here who have the same question exactly even I m disappointed that many people mocks indian drama well I mock them sometimes because they are ridiculously funny but I love the comedy πŸ˜› and it’s actually much better than English dramas I used to watch English dramas but now they are boring and also so rude -_- hindi drama r better I wish they never drag any drama if that happened hindi drama would have been the best like Korean drama. I actually prefer hindi and Korean drama over English drama ,even my Chinese friends saw hindi drama thy say is the best after Korean drama they join me whenever I watch any hindi drama on phone they say only problem is too many episodes if not it’s good but sometimes kinda illogical πŸ˜›
    But I prefer hindi over english drama and I m from singapore

    • richa (titli)

      heyy joy can u gimme linkss to Korean dramas their names and WU plss i too lov thm and eng dramass are all useless trhey teachh alllz rebellious nthng sanskaari

      • Fatarajo (KRPKAB n EDKV fan)

        U can find it at gooddrama.net I hope u get to find the korean dramas u like actually usually I watch Korean drama with friends and hindi drama with family. And English drama nowadays are a complete bore.
        Btw how u know my name πŸ˜›

      • richa (titli)

        yuppp i knw urr name my dear brave son …
        m also a siya k ram fan so smetymes read ur comments πŸ™‚

      • Nancy

        Dear richa let me suggest u some good korean drama:
        -Descendants of the sun
        -Boys over flowers
        -Heartstrings(You’ve Fallen For Me)
        -My love from another star
        -The Heirs
        These are my personal fav especially ‘descendants of the sun’ must watch….. take my advice

      • Kitties

        Richa I thought u are a small girl but u called ‘ my son’ are u joking! Any ways I also watch SKR and TammanaAnd also ‘ may I come in …..’

      • loveclipse

        hi richa πŸ™‚

        kdrama links :
        freemoviesub.com
        myasiantv.se
        smallencode.com

        you can download the dramas here which is easy when comparing to other sites and i visit these websites a lot…

        top watch list
        Descendants of the Sun
        Signal
        Oh my Ghost
        Oh my venus
        She was pretty.,
        the list goes on. just surf the internet… top k-dramas list
        and for the gossips and info.

        dramafever.com/news
        asianwiki.com

        Hope i hd given sme info.

    • Fatarajo (KRPKAB n EDKV fan)

      I am a girl btw and I don’t watch Sita ke ram I never commented there in star plus shows I only commented on dehleez

      • richa (titli)

        i read ur comment leave itt
        heyy Nancyy thanxx for sugessting
        arreyy joyy i called u son wasnt that a nick nqame to u i read it in recent cmmnts LOL tc

  7. Plumpyyy

    Veryyy true! If 1 show is too much draggy n shitty doesnt mean that evry other indian show is d same! And wtf happens if its in hindi?! Its our national language n v shud respect it! English shows nvr get ovr without adult scenes n with words like ‘fu*k’ n ‘mothafacka! And mockin d ones who watch it.. D 1 who mocks has no brains.. Pani bhara hai dimag mein..
    P.S- Mere dil mein PaNi aka MaNan bhare hai πŸ˜›

    • FYI I did not mock any show. I was only upset that they were cancelling Dehleez and there are a lot of American shows that are excellent and don’t use bad words. Like CSI, law and order, Mike and Molly., shark tank the list s endless.What is wrong if people try to bring something new that’s not sass babu which there is plenty of. Right now people in us are more concerned about the upcoming presidential election and they are also interested in a lot of sports.

    • So what if I use some cuss words. Does it mean that ur life or my life is over. Life still goes on. How’s that for a reality check. Yeah more power to me for getting the convo started and the fact is I don’t even know who u r but r reading my comments so I’m flattered by the attention. Also I’m paying good money to get star plus and other programming nobody is doing any social service. The programming heads at star plus make big fat pay checks. If I have a prob w something as a paying consumer I have every right to voice my opinion. For ex hot star works for Vijay tv but not star so I can ask them to check into it. Looks like u the one w no brains. Who r u in my equation. How about a fat zero. Now go crawl back into whatever hole u crawled out of loser.

  8. Plumpyyy

    And im a south indian and i hav immense love for hindi!! In fact I know hindi better than kannada which is my mother tongue!

  9. Agreed with all the points mentioned in the article.. πŸ™‚
    Tell you one thing in my group of friends I was the one who introduced hindi serials to my friends..
    When the serials become draggy I stop watching those serials and switch to other programme which grabs my attention..
    But making fun of serials is due to the illogical reasons shown in the shows..
    Nice article btw..
    All the best for your future.. πŸ™‚ Stay blessed

  10. yashu

    ya u r very true……. every daily soap has somethng different… and some serials giv meaningful msg also…..

    like tamanna, kala teeka……

    some r mythological….. like siya k ram

    some r luv stories where nooo saas bahu drama, like kumkum bhagya. tashan e ishq

    anyways visit to india soon……..

  11. Kristelle

    I am from Trinidad, so I watch shows from all over the world – including Indian, American & British. Your assessment is correct. I cannot watch the Indian shows continuously, I start and stop and start and stop, for the same reasons you mentioned also. I love the characters and their chemistry….but the repeating story lines and dragging plots drive me crazy all the time which forces me to stop watching! But I don’t see why anyone will want to make fun of anyone because of the types of shows they choose to watch. Watch your shows to your full delight!!!! :). The writers of these shows however need to realise that they are not writing for the Indian market only, because they are creating so much negative stigma….daughter in laws terribly mistreated, outside man/woman always forcing their way in someone lives, accidental marriages, elders emotionally manipulating children to do their “bidding”, fight for property/money, corrupt doctors, police, protagonists ALWAYS losing (except at serial end), couples never stay together happy…….this is the most used plot lines, little deviation.

  12. LOVELY SERIAL....DABH

    I am from tamilnadu…though I am a tamilan I prefer Hindi serial ….because my one and only favourite serial that having moral values..that is Diya aur baati hum..my evergreen serial….lovely…only serial which has the moral values …in star plus is Diya aur baati hum….all other serials are waste…and its just waste of time…All other serial which focus only on LOVE…and some FAMILY ? ISSUES…but Diya aur baati hum is something special..it has..LOVE…VALUE OF ALL RELATIONSHIPS..TRUE LOVE ❀ OF HUSBAND AND WIFE…POWER OF WOMEN IN SOCIETY…STRUGGLE OF BAHU AND POLICEWOMAN…CURRENT SOCIAL ISSUES..LIKE TERRORIST……MOTHER LOVE…etc…and many more…and if I want to say the advantage of DABH ..it will take 1year above….it’s fact…wanted and useful serial in today society..hats’ off to director of this story and dabh team…continue…those people who didn’t like dabh…definitely they didn’t understand the worthiness of my lovely serial DIYA AUR BAATI HUM…….

  13. Esmeralda

    I’m from Canada and I have to say KRISTELLE, you nailed it on the head. I was watching one Indian serial (tried watching a few but stopped because of all the illogical, crap story line) but that has now descended in to a ridiculous story so don’t watch anything anymore. There are a lot of good English/American serials out there (depends on your preference) that are very good and does not necessarily have a lot of adult contents. They are more ‘real life’ than the Indian ones unless of course, Indian life is all about women running after married men, family always fighting/killing for each other’s property/money, corruption and daughter-in-laws are always treated as second class citizens.
    The writers should realise that their audience is now more than ever, educated and open to a more modern way of life so would not accept some of the stuff they show in these serials. Wives are being emotionally abused and then lo and behold, they love their husbands so much that they forget all of the abuse – wrong message to the younger generation! Love doesn’t conquer all, not these days.

  14. anjali

    I agree with you Ria. Some shows are there which have a good meaning but that doesn’t mean that they are going to drag it like anything and people do mock all other series by taking the example of some stupid series. But now-a-days most series are showing leaps , separation of leads and lots of tortorous villians.I like watching the serials that have a reality in it but I stop it when the producers switch over to fantasy.

  15. Tara

    SERIOUSLY MAN,EVEN I LIVE IN UAE,PEOPLE MAKE FUN FOR HINDI SERIALS AND CALL THEM THIRD CLASS AND ALL.THEY FEEL ITS VERY FANCY TO WATCH ENGLISH SERIES,THIS SHOULD STOP.

  16. Shagun

    U r right
    Even i watch english shows but jo masala hindi serials me hota hai vo english me kaha

  17. Rafida

    Indians are way more shrewd and clever than British are . I am a Bangladeshi girl. But please don’t feel offended by my words . I was just saying that they talented actors. They achieve so much name and fame just by their acting skills . And I think that there are no talented actors except Indian actors in this world .

  18. Meena

    I agree but I am very much sure that they will not change anything… Some serial start with good love story but then spoil it with same love triangle formula and then separate the couple each and every time.. It will be always same and that’s the reason that I have stop watching all the serial and just read their updates.. Nowadays I think seeing cartoon channels are far more better than watching this stupid drama…

  19. Payal Mehra

    I agree…I have been living in Dubai for the past 16 years and over here everyone makes fun of Hindi serials

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