Why Indians Love K-Drama and K-Pop? Here is The Answer
Why Indians Love K-Drama: It’s probable that the general Indian audience looks down on both K-pop and K-dramas with disdain. This is true for both forms of Korean entertainment. Nevertheless, the circumstances are shifting. While the K-pop boyband BTS is enjoying enormous success, K-dramas have also grown increasingly popular among fans in the Desi community.
K-drama is well-liked among a wide range of groups, not only young people in particular. Take for example Priyanka Chopra’s mother, Madhu Chopra, who has a lot in common with Korean drama. Or the minister of Nagaland, Temjen Imna Along, who boasts that he watches 10 Korean dramas every night before going to bed.
So, what exactly is it about Korean dramas that have contributed to their ever-increasing popularity and made watching them such a compulsive activity? Ankit Srivastava, who is both a content creator for Instagram and an entrepreneur, has provided a video explanation of the process.
To begin, he asserts that stars of Korean dramas are on par with actors like Anushka Sharma or Shah Rukh Khan who appear in television shows produced in Bollywood.
Ankit then went on to talk about how the narratives of supporting characters in Korean dramas are always interesting. When compared to, for example, Hindi television serials, in which the other characters often have intermittent plotlines in which the protagonist constantly plays a prominent role, this is a striking difference.
When it came time to demonstrate his theory, Ankit turned to the Korean dramas Startup and Crash Landing on You.
The majority of the time, there is a lot going on in each episode of a Korean drama. Ankit made the comparison that one episode of these shows is equivalent to nearly three episodes of other soap operas.
In this context, he used the phrase uncontrollably fond. In addition to that, the outfit and the unique soundtrack are major selling points.
The creator of the clip noted that Korean dramas also include accurate depictions of characters’ ages. The majority of plays written in Western countries, and even certain films made in India (cough, Student of the Year), fail to accurately portray the lives of young Asian people.
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In addition, characters in their golden years face the trials and tribulations of real life in Korean dramas. These qualities are appealing to people of many different age groups.
In a recent interview, Priyanka Chopra Jonas noted the rise in popularity of content written in languages other than English and how it is ascending the ranks of countries all over the world. She used the example of her mother, who watches Korean dramas all night long when she participated in a roundtable discussion for Variety.