Its been a while since I’ve posted in this series; aaj socha bohot din hogay hain isliye naye saal ki nayi post banti hai boss – magar with a new twist, zara hat ke. After all new years are all about new beginnings, leaving behind the boseeda baggage of the year gone by and starting afresh.
Kehne ko tau yeh aik clichéd si baat hai magar ab what to do. Hamarey dramon ne hamein in clichés ke siwa kuch aur sikhaya hi nahin … in fact this is what a regular drama watcher’s brain (read my brain) looks like on the inside:
Shikayat tau hum bohot kartey hain clichés ki magar aaj lets talk about ke yeh hotay kiya hain? According to an online definition:
“Cliché refers to an expression that has been overused to the extent that it loses its original meaning or novelty. A cliché may also refer to actions and events which are predictable because of some previous events. All examples of cliché are expressions that were once new and fresh. They won popularity in public and hence have been used so extensively that such expressions now sound boring and at times irritable due to the fact that they have lost their original color. For instance, the phrase “as red as a rose” must have been a fresh and innovative expression at some point in time but today it is considered universally as a cliché and does not sound good to be used in everyday formal writing.”
Or as Faiz puts it ever so eloquently: Kabhi hum khoobsurat they ….
Ok, music break over and….
Rather than inviting you all to share your alphabet based drama knowledge, this time around I ask you to list no more than two of your most hated drama clichés. To make this a bit more interesting, in addition to merely listing these, it would be fab if you could also talk about an earlier drama where these were considered interesting plot points, so much so that they not only garnered appreciation but are still remembered very fondly.
Oho!! Why you getting so pareshan?! Itna mushkil nahin hai!
Take for instance one of the most ghissa pitta cliché of them all: two sisters. The minute we see a drama featuring these beleaguered dau behenein we wanna switch off the TV right there and then. But yeh tau hui aaj ki baat. Remember the ’80’s? Remember Tanhaiyan? Remember Zara and Saniya? Remember how much we love them still?
Bas, itni si baat thi… ab clear hogaya?
Tau bas ab lets see how creative you guys can get with clichés... bas yeh yaad rakhye ga ke no more than two, baqi you can write as much as you want and as creatively as want about about your selections. Looking forward!!
Written by SZ~