Honey, I shrunk the daughter-in-law.
Sasural Simar Ka makers have figured out how to keep the TRPs coming – copy ideas from across the world and make them so inane that audience has its breath taken away. Like sending the bahu to Pataal Lok, making her fight with an icchadhari peacock or the latest insanity – turning her into a fly!
The show had everyone’s attention a few weeks ago when it copied a Game of Thrones trailer. This week, it broke a new record.
The saas-bahu saga, starring Dipika Kakar and Avika Gor in lead roles, turned into a supernatural fantasy drama two years ago when they decided that mortal human beings are way too boring to keep the audience hooked on for years. (Yes, people have been watching this drama for years. They had things like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi -- eight years running -- as reference point). So they had icchadhari naagins, ghosts and ‘daayans’ thrown in to add to the grandeur.
But the makers of the show took it way beyond stupid last week when they decided to turn their lead protagonist, Simar (Dipika Kakar), into a fly! This is how it happened -- Simar decides to save an angel that is about to die in her house. During the attempt, she somehow manages to disturb a rishi who gets angry and decides to turn her into a fly.
Guess what’s the worst part? It isn’t even an original idea. The 2012 Telugu hit Eega, which was renamed in Hindi as Makkhi -- had a similar plot.
While we were coping from the trauma of watching that, Twitter offered some comic relief. Here are the choicest insults Twitterati decided to throw upon the show and its makers.
List of supernatural elements (all defeated because hey who can stand up to a Bahu) on Sasural Simar Ka. pic.twitter.com/79E31QTeiU— Rameez (@Sychlops) May 16, 2016
Simar of Sasural Simar Ka has turned into a fly. She'll be the first makkhi to wear makeup and a chiffon saree to sit on food and excreta.— ubercoolosis. (@ubercoolosis) May 17, 2016
The best thing about Simar from Sasural Simar Ka turning into housefly is that a housefly normally lives for only a month— TheFrustratedIndian (@FrustIndian) May 16, 2016
When u think that ur manager is coming up with stupid ideas, think about the fact that #SasuralSImarKa has their lead actress as a fly now— ChashNei (@ChashNei) May 16, 2016
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