No matter what the genre of the daily soap is, “murder” is something very common in almost every TV serial these days. Then whether the serial is of different producers and is shown on different serial revolves around the same thing “murder”
Off late even the romantic genre and family drama is not spared by these murder plots:
Murder in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein is a simple family drama with a romantic angle. Thriller and murder is something which is not at all related to it. However, still we saw how the female protagonist Ishita Bhalla had to murder a lawyer out of self defence. If that was not enough, there is a false drama of murder going on in the serial. Well, here, Raman Bhalla seems to have murdered his own wife Ishita to prove Nidhi that he loves her.
Murder in Swaragini
There are not one but many murder cases in Swaragini and half of them seems to be drama. The current death of Kavya for which Lakshya is jailed is a false murder. Previously Kavita’s murder was false. In addition, recently we saw how Kavita murdered Urvaashi maasi. Now, Swaragini is all about family, love and romance. Wonder, why the writers want to introduce such plots in a drama which should have no connection with these things.
The Killing of Mohit Rathi in Diya Aur Baati Hum
Ok, Diya aur Baati Hum is one of the longest TV serials and it has always stayed at the numero uno position. The show garnered a lot of appreciation for its theme on women empowerment. This too wasn’t spared of a murder drama. Mohit Rathi was killed by his mother Bhabho. Yes, in a daily soap maa, bhai, behen, saas, sasur – anybody can be a murderer.
The Murder of a Son by a Mother in Kyunki Saas Bhi Bahu Thi
This plot actually started from Ekta Kapoor’s serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi where Smriti Irani now HRD Minister shoots her son for his follies like a typical Mother India. And ever since then introducing murder track in a family drama has become a huge trend.
However, the TV serial writers should understand that murder is not an everyday thing in the lives of a middle-class family. It is not that an ideal bahu would simply take out the gun and shoot. We already have a lot of violence outside and neglecting such themes would be good. No wonder, love and romance give better TRPs than hatred and violence.
It is better if such things are only depicted in the shows that run on this theme specifically like CID, Crime Patrol, Savdhaan India or historical genres which is purely based on such themes.
I hope Indian Daily soap writers soon move out of this murder mystery and concentrate on their niche. It would be good to see the family drama without a murder twist than watching the bahu and betis scheming murder plans. That reminds me that Tanu of Kumkum Bhagya is planning to kill Pragya’s mother Sarla soon.