Bade Acche Lagte Hain: What happened to Priya’s feminism?

Bade Acche Lagte Hain: What happened to Priya’s feminism?

The serial started out with a heroine who was strong and determined. And now she seems to have faded into a wimp. Sigh…

All those months ago, when Priya Sharma (Sakshi Tanwar) met Ram Kapoor and they got married, it was great fun to watch. She fought him, he glowered fatly, there were undercurrents and bad ladies, characters and plot lines that seemed interestingly hatke and lots of ongoing shenanigans that made Bade Acche Lagte Hain a must-watch. If you did not see that end of the week cliffhanger, you asked around, you channel surfed for reruns and you demanded recaps from online for that could possibly give you something…anything. And then love happened. The stout Mr Kapoor gazed mushily at the painfully coy Mrs Kapoor and they progressed from an embarrassingly awkward lovemaking scene to some more self-assured bonding, finally seeming like well-married husband and wife. And then the you-know-what hit the fan.

The time leap is often the death knell of a soap opera and so far it does not seem to have done Ekta Kapoor’s show much good. While the plot has progressed somewhat and the powers that have separated Ram and Priya, Priya and her family, Ram and his daughter and various factions in the motley cast, another separation has occurred which does not please us. Priya seems to have become permanently detached from her original self. She has no chutzpah, no spunk, no fight, no witchy-happy giggles….is this what motherhood does, folks? All she does is cry, worry, worry, cry and run away from the man she insists she loves, hiding behind pillars and bookshelves to watch him play with their daughter without knowing it is his child, etc etc.

Is this the Priya Kapoor we liked when she waded into battle with one-time boyfriend, with sabjiwali, with step-ma-in-law, with fatty husband? Someone send the original characters of Bade Acche back from wherever they have been exiled to, please!Subscribe to me on YouTube


  • aayushi

    bade acche lagte hain-
    Their sixth wrks wonders in d show!! wat has hapend 2 d other 5 senses..? hv dey really lost ol of dem?? ram n priya dont seem 2 recognize anythng other dan their intution.. get a life plzz..

    • muskaan

      pls ram auar priya ko mi9lva do

  • Ganga

    Thank god for it that somebody in media have written what actually the fans feel. Got fed up with all the media saying the leap has fetched trps and so the show a success..!!! not that absolute out right rubbish the show has become? none of my friends or me seem watch regularly any more. sad though we loved the feminist spunky Priya and slightly misogynist fastidious Ram. those were days!!!

  • Karam Sekhon

    Thank god , really this article is what all the fans feel and wants , we are missing our first season’s priya, just want her back

  • Manoj Kumar Jha

    I Like role of Priya. I want to contact her over phone or email in person to appreciate her. I you provide me either of it.

  • nandini sarma

    amen to the call for the old fighting spirit priya. we miss her a lot too. post leap i feel sorry for ram kapoor and feel no sympathy for priya. will someone also ask ram kapoor to reduce his weight. he is looking gross!!

  • Zarin

    The general pattern of our TV shows seems to be that a woman can be strong – but not too much. She can fight and argue – but not too much. She can be brave – but just make sure that her bravery doesn’t eclipse the fears, tears and worry that it’s obligatory for her to feel underneath. After all, those are the emotions that truly matter. You can have spunk, but only until a ‘certain age’. After that, it’s just unattractive and annoying.
    The idea of heriones actually staying true to her strong nature throughout the entirety of an Indian TV show seems right now to be a distant, nadaan dream.

  • uraghuraman

    I watch this show daily. Over the months I have still not understood why Priya had to leave Ram and go away “so that woh agey bad saken” what ‘agey’. How was she a hinderance to his progress. They (balaji and team) could find absolutely no convincing reason for their separation or they feel these are very minor points and are to be ignored by viewers!

  • tapashree ganguli

    ram or priya ko milado pls


    ab bahut intajar kar liya hai ab RAM aur PRIYA ko mila dena

    chahiye. i hope aisa hi ho .

    sooooo keep watching………………………

    BADE ACCHE LAGTE HAI with ram priya n pihu …………….

    so wait for 10:30pm.
    bye n have a wonder ful life………….