All hail! It is the menace of the k-factor haunting the polite middle class families of every nook and corner of India. There are those class of people who fret and feel nauseated even if they catch a glimpse of these Indian soaps and then there are those who follow them with religious dedication. It is as if women are addicted to it.
People, I will give you solid reasons as to why these mainstream commercial Indian soap operas are disgusting. They target the ladies at home and show their plight onto the television as if its one of the biggest issues in the universe and women have to wage war, generally against their in-laws and do not show something through which they can move on and get a life. Almost all Indian soaps contain zero content boasting a nonsense plot (mostly joint families making war with each other and amongst themselves), have a huge heap of emotional crap, showcases sets, families and relations totally blown out of proportion, has thick layer of pancakes and ugly make-up slapped onto the faces of actors and actresses alike who are then accessorized in cheap and unusual ways, have characters who are reborn every so often that even dedicated followers lose count, contains that endless echoing melancholic tune played again and again after each dialogue and the excessive and pathetic zoom-ins and zoom-outs from bad photographic angles on not-so-photogenic faces accompanied by noisy drum-rolls done just to emphasize a stupid point.
If its not this, then it is a shamelessly copied version (“inspired” in “their” words) of any popular American sitcom reproduced in an uncreative manner which is initially attractive but then turns out to be a flop show and a total fiasco.
So a squeezed conclusion would be that the mainstream commercial Indian television soap operas are perfectly dispensable (for the greater good of our own society) and a must-don’t-watch for anyone looking for a better use of their time.