Is the small screen slowly fading out and losing its glory?
Has television lost its one-time prominent position as the source of entertainment? Share your views.
About two decades ago, the Television was emerging common man's entertainer. Doordarshan shows in Hindi and limited programmes in the Regional channel time slot used to generate the interest among the masses. The serials on great epics like Ramayan, Mahabharat and history based serial Chandrakanta made a remarkable impact on the mega screen. At one stage it has become an Idiot box for many cursing that it has brought a gap among the individuals and people were forgetting about their neighborhood. With the globalisation there was a rapid increase in the streaming of Channels and networks. The comedy shows which attracted everyone till the recent past are losing their material and going on wrong foot. The News channels have become one sided and they failed to perform the duty of 'Fourth estate' and we have no interest to follow th news any more.
Everyone wants a break and many are opting to watch a movie on big screen only as smaller towns are also becoming places for IMAX or INOX theaters. Is it a sign that our small screen slowly fading out and losing its glory?