The season for objections
Equally intolerable is Savitaji (Pavitra Rishta, Zee). You know the one — Mrs Deshmukh squinting one eye with evil intent in imitation of Lalita Pawar. She continues to do everything she can to make everyone else in the cast unhappy. Not just the heroine Archana but her own son, Manav, too and her granddaughters. The serial has moved forward by 22 years since it began, but she has not. Moved. At all. This is intolerable, for us as well as for her. How can she stand in the same place for so long?
And what is a cultural abomination, besides being intolerable and displeasing to the eye, is the latest haveli in Sanskaar — Dharohar Apno Ki (Colors). It looks like a movie set, which, in all likelihood, it is, from the 1950s with a fresh coat of Asian Paints Ultima (“tareef sirf ghar ki”). When will our TV characters live in homes that are simply houses? Why must they always live in mini Taj Mahals?
And when will they stop dressing like maharajas and maharanis? It is culturally outdated for a man to be hanging around in a shervani all day. Sure, Ansh was attending a wedding this week (Punar Vivaah, Zee) but he frequently dresses like every day is a wedding. Perhaps we should ignore the little matter of how the majority of female characters
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