We watch a lot of movies in our life and we also have our favorite characters. The interesting fact is that the characters we love are the ones which we either dream about, hope to be like, inspired by or which we relate to in our real life.
The reel and the real world are very different worlds. Earlier, I remember we used to watch the shows like Ramayana, Mahabharat, Hanuman, Shaktimaan, etc. Our childhood was more naive and the one thing we learned was the one who did well always have a silver lining at the end. We used to differentiate the characters based on their Qualities. A good boy is anyone who is a perfect guy( in terms of son, husband, lover, father) and a bad boy is anyone who fights the hero, makes demands, undoubtedly loves the girl but for all the wrong reasons. In Bollywood, we stood by the fact that “anth mein sab acha hi hota hai ” and we knew that no matter whatever Villan says, Hero is the one who is going to win at last (along with the girl by his side, of course).
Today, I would beg to differ. Somehow, the characters we love are the ones that have grey shade in them. Characters we love today are the Vampires, Evil Brother(Damon Salvatore), Joker, Harley Quinn, Kabir Singh, and the list goes on.
They are Dangerous, Quirky, Bad, Interesting, Exciting, Challenging and most of all Unpredictable.
We all love the mentioned characters because we somehow tend to relate to them. Today people do not like a character called “Perfect”.
There is no character like “Perfect Bahu”, “Perfect Wife”, “Perfect Lover”.
However, we have characters like “Independent Lover”, ” Self-sufficient”, ” Hot and Furious”, “Talented and Dangerous”.
These characters are Unpredictable and today’s life is all about that.
No one knows that the Back-Bencher could become a successful CEO or an IAS officer.
A guy who lost his love due to compatibility issues would end up with the most beautiful and famous girl.
Today no one loves to know the kid who cracked the competitive exam in the first go.
People love to know that kid who has always been a brat and still ends up in a respectable job.
We all love the character who does not get the girl or ends up dying in the movie so that the hero could get one.
Characters like Sydney Carton from “A Tale of Two Cities” or Karn from ” Mahabharat”, Yennefer from ” The Witchers” or Klaus from the “The Vampire Diaries”.
The thing is in each of the series/movies we definitely have a soft corner for the flawed ones.
This is because deep down we know people have a grey shade which makes the story more interesting and going.
And above all, they tend to maintain interest in the story rather than the good ones.
We always like the grey characters as we somehow connect to them or relate to them in our lives.
We keep talking about the right and wrong, a sane and sinner but in reality we are always in between the two worlds.
Sometimes we need to be the bad guy in order to catch the worse guy in the story.
Why we Love the Characters in Grey
In a perfect world even Krishna is considered as the smartest guy in the room.
He managed to defeat the wrong side of the history with a twist.
We like their daring attitude, the not-so-perfect girl-next-door, but the one who has a two side in a character. A smart girl who would try and defend her honor even by the wrong way is always been liked by the crowd.
Today, we love the characters who like to take things in their own hands.
This thinking is primarily because in this 21st century, people have a sense of grey more than black or white.
So this was all about the Characters we Love and Hope that you like my piece of Content.
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