Once upon a time, the television in the home was the prized possession, every family member needed TV time, serials, movies, sports, cooking – different members, different interests. Nowadays, of course everyone’s prized possession are their mobile phones (..and their mobile chargers of course) The TV has taken the back seat, having restricted myself to only cricket matches and the yearly IPL, I hardly give the TV much importance.
However today, I thought why not see what Indian Television has to offer nowadays, and I switched on to a random channel, 903 it was – Zee Tv on Videocon D2H, what do I see? I am bombarded with some kind of dance performances (now I am in no position to judge how good or bad a dancer is, when I do not know diddly-squat of dancing, but I watch nevertheless, I like the song that’s playing in the background) there’s a boy dancing to the tune of Papa Kehte Hain Bada Naam Karega from the movie QSQT and his father being one of the judges is all senti coz his son is dancing on the stage (मंच) for the first time, after the performance which there are a few tears and hugs and all those sappy emotions… gawd! ..followed by another performance of a young boy, after which he talks about his father not getting the support to pursue his dreams of being a dancer blah blah blah… whatever!
(I wonder if it was some Daddy’s Day special episode or something) a sad face here n there, the camera shift to some woman in the audience (probably the wife) and she has tears streaming down her cheeks.. gosh! What would people do, just to get a few seconds/minutes of coverage on national television, we all know these emotions are fake, who are they trying to portray?
I get pissed off and switch to another random channel and well…
Shahrukh Khan is shedding some tears in some movie ( I think it was K3G)
I switch off the television.. too much of emotion for me for one day! Like seriously! I come to my phone and I read a whatsapp message, every whatsapp message has an emoticon attached to them.. okay! not just one [one is acceptable] but no..!
Moderation people! Moderation! What’s with the emotions flying around everywhere? Nowadays not even a simple ‘How are You’ is spared with just a ‘I am fine’ answer, people feel the need to say more [with the full package-emotions et all]
People are emoting way too much these days, be it in on television, in movies or in real life. I agree, we Indians are very emotional people, but hold on to them, they’re good.. just don’t be so free with them.
What’s with the emotional drama people!?
I admit I may not be the most emotional guys going around, but the people around me make up for it BIG TIME.
“Too Many Emotions, Not Enough Words”