Faced with lack of original content, television networks across India have resorted to deploying mythology shows and are continuing to increase the share of such content even as viewership for it is receding. The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) on Friday said the overall viewership continued its southward journey despite the lockdown continuing in large parts of the country, but it is still up compared to the pre-COVID levels. National broadcaster Doordarshan had adopted a strategy to telecast Hindu-mythology based shows like Ramayana and Mahabharata in the early days of the lockdown which paid handsomely by catapulting the channel to the top of the rating chart. The lockdown has stopped all the production activities, hitting new content generation. In data for the week ended May 22, the BARC said the total mythology-based programming stood at 1,671 hrs for the week, which is more than double that of the 777 hrs before the lockdown began. The fastest growth was in the … [Read more...] about TV networks turn to mythology shows as lockdown hampers new content production
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Sen uses the real first names of his actors and gives them his own surname. The message couldn’t be clearer — these people are us. The Sens could have easily given the boy a separate room in their large house, like they offer his father when he comes to collect his son’s belongings. Towards the end, when the boy’s father comes up to take the husband Anjan’s leave and raises his hand, Anjan flinches, expecting to be slapped. But the man is only folding his hands in a namaste. Yet, by then, we know that Anjan deserves the slap. … [Read more...] about COVID-19, domestic labour and the problem of the ‘noble servant’ in cinema
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