From Bollywood chartbusters like ‘Raanjhna’ to Hollywood classics like ‘Titanic’, all these became hits because the viewers built an emotional link with the characters with heart-break Hit formula.
Heart-Break is the HIT formula
But it’s not just limited to movies. Even the television show makers are tracing these steps to increase the viewership and thereby raise the TRP. The best example is the ongoing show Big Boss. The reality show showed an interaction of the contestants, who have been on a house arrest, with their loved ones. The emotional sequence, where Hiten and Shilpa touch the feet of Puneet’s father-despite their internal clashes- strikes the right cords with the audience. At the same time, a discriminatory decision by ‘The Big Boss’ to not allow Hiten to talk or meet his wife Gauri was found unfair and unjust by the audience. People took to Twitter to criticize the move which evidently proves that how connected people are to this show and its contestants.
Speaking about this well thought of sequence in the show, Raju Singh Rathore, Instagram specialist said, ‘This masterstroke will help the show to reach its highest TRP. Indeed it was a planned decision to induce emotions amidst the clashes, fights and unpleasant aura of the house. Emotions have always worked as an amazing tool to leave a lasting effect on the heart and mind of the audience.’
It was only a few days back that the director of cult classic Titanic made a statement proving the power of emotions in a movie. When asked the most intriguing question about Why jack died when Rose could have saved him, James Cameron answered is very bluntly. “And the answer is very simple because it says on page 147 [of the script] that Jack dies. Very simple. . . . Obviously, it was an artistic choice, the thing was just big enough to hold her, and not big enough to hold him”, he said.
Adding further to this explanation, he said, “it does show that the film was effective in making Jack so endearing to the audience that it hurts them to see him die. Had he lived, the ending of the film would have been meaningless. . . . The film is about death and separation; he had to die.”
Well, that’s true enough. The film is timeless. No matter how many times you watch it, the charm never fades away. To mark its 20th anniversary, the epic romance-disaster film had a limited release in North America last Friday.