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Tracking titles

tv Updated: Jun 24, 2011 01:10 IST

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A bevy of television shows have taken to popular soundtracks as their title. We explore why...

Bade Ache Lagte Hain
Original song: Bade Achche Lagte Hai Ye Dharti, Ye Nadia, Ye Raina Aur Tum from Balika Vadhu (1976)

This Sakshi Tanwar and Ram Kapoor starrer TV show recently went on air. Talking about the title, producer Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Productions, says, “Bade Acche Laggte Hai is one of my favourite songs. I am so much in love with this song that six years ago I got this title registered. This is a title I want people to sing and not say. I believe that this title reflects the element of mature love which our show is based on.” The show is aired on Sony.

Diya Baati
Original song: Taare Hain Baraati from Virasat (1997)
This upcoming show will go on air in the month of July. The show, which will see Delhi based girl Deepika and actor Anas Rashid in the lead is being produced by Sumeet Mittal for Star Plus. Talking about having the lyrics of a song as the title, Mittal says, “To begin with, it is just a working title. However, having a title which conveys the storyline and that which goes with the theme of the show is always a priority. It is a fact that a popular song in the title helps people in recollecting it much more.”

Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon
Original Song: Rabba mere Rabba from Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai (2001)
This show is about
how two completely opposite individuals, played by actors Barun Sobti and Sanaya Irani, fall in love. A joint venture of Four Lion Films and Panglosean Entertainment, the show went on air early this month. Talking about choosing this particular title, Suzana Ghai of Star Plus, says, “For us, the intention is always to go for a title that conveys the main crux of the show to the viewers. However, a popular song shouldn’t be used as the title for the heck of it, it must go with the theme after all.”

Neem Neem Shehed Shehed
Original track: : Kabhi Neem Neem Kabhi Shehed Shehed from Yuva (2004)
This show, which is about a huge Gujarati joint family will go on air soon on Sahara One. Talking about choosing the title, Sandya Riaz from the production house, Creative Eye, says, “To be honest, our track has nothing to do with the song. It is in fact taken from a proverb. Having said that, if people connect it with the song, it is good for us as the show will connect better with the audience.”

Tumse Hi
Original song: Na Hai Yeh Pana, Na Khona He Hai from Jab We Met (2007)
This show revolves around the lives of two sisters which are being played by Krystle D’Souza and Niaa Sharma. Produced by Cinevista, it will possibly go on air in Star Plus around August-September. A source reveals, “It’s a working title. It is too early to talk about the show in detail. As far as the title is concerned, usually a title which is a song’s lyrics connects well with audience. Also, the song can be used as the title track of the show.”


Other such shows:

Sasural Genda Phool

Chak Dhoom Dhoom

Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan

Tujh Sang Preet Lagayi Sajna

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat

Koi Aane Ko Hai

Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zarurat Hai

Dil Vil Pyaar Vyar

Ghar Ek Mandir