(The “intense” moments from serial Metti Oli. Image source: Sun TV)
It was funny yet quite a realistic scenario in most of the Indian homes…”Man breaks TV to get wife’s attention”
Despite of having my mom, my sister and my wife as loyal Tamil serial viewers, thankfully for me, we have not reached such critical stage (yet). From 9.00 pm to 11.00 pm, the women in my house are glued to Channel 73 of Astro to see these serials:-
9.00 pm – Kolangal – story of the “struggle” of a woman in business world
9.30 pm – Manaivi – story of the “struggle” of a husband & wife
10.00 pm – Nimmadhi – story of the “struggle” of a brother & his 5 sisters (or was it 6 sisters? I lost count)
10.30 pm – Metti Oli – story of the “struggle” of a father & his 5 daughters
Note the similarities?
Each episode is way too short to make up a good understanding of what’s happening in the story. It is even worse if you have tragedy or death in any of the episodes. We will spend almost 20 minutes watching people crying, crying, crying and crying. Minus the balance 10 minutes for advertisements (normally just enough time to dash to the toilet and be back) and other minor, minor scenes (such as “walking along the road side”…normally shown for 2 – 3 minutes).
The entire story is too long and winding (…the song “Never Ending Story” in the background). Metti Oli was running at 811 episodes (the last time I saw). I think if I compress all the episodes and weed out the unnecessary scenes (such as the crying scenes), I can make a good story running for less than 20 – 30 episodes.
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