Sudha Pillai's illustrations on Instagram tell you all about Malayalam TV serials so you don't have to watch them yourself.

A slap a week keeps the wife in check This artist rips into Malayalam serials absurdities Screenshot/ Hotstar
Social Social media Tuesday, August 01, 2017 - 17:24

Have you ever watched a Malayalam TV serial and wondered if you were living in a parallel universe? The world of the Malayalam TV serial is one where it's common for women to wear giant pottus, tonnes of jewellery and have no jobs but many suspicions. Also, let's not forget the tears. Whether the woman is a woman or a half-woman, half-snake, she cries a lot and takes dramatic oaths.

Being normal is not an option.

Many of the men in these TV serials exist only to be deified. The deified men are so innocent they have no idea about all the evil happening around them. They have only nanma in their mind and so, the woman in his life is forever indebted to him.

And look at this guy! How nice of him to marry a dark woman and give her a life, no?

Sometimes, a guy is so full of nanma but he just doesn't know it. It's then the job of the woman to make him realise that though he's been acting like a complete ass, he's actually a very, very, very good person. So what if she had to spend 20 years to get him to see the point?

These hilarious illustrations were done by an Instagrammer, Sudha Pillai, who is behind the cheekily named @ladiessaloon007 handle. Sudha is currently a columnist and writer with Natgeo traveller, photographer, artist and founder of A Sunny Square, an online space for happy stories.

Seriously, how could we ever keep up with complicated plot-lines such as this one?

Or this one?


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