Started on 9th January, 2012 on Colors ChannelNext Post
A sad story of a widowed mother with two small children, living with her in laws, is portrayed in a hauntingly lucid television project. The title is long, but it is about this young mother, Megha Vyas of Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
Educated and from a respectable family, she is subjected to the vicious attacks by a morbid corruption bound society, and vested interests have decided to palm off, the onus of a flyover construction tragedy on her dead husband, an engineer in the company, who was killed by the falling flyover with twenty five other staff, and some have been made to believe that the person responsible for their misfortune was the engineer, Amar Vyas, the husband of Megha Vyas .
The serial is created by Sunshine Productions. and Written by Venita Coelho, Sonal Ganatra, Subrat Sinha, according to Wikipedia.
As we see the opening scene is in a darkened bedroom, where the younger boy, is waiting for his mother and sister to get up, as he knows it is his birthday. The other two are aware of his anxiety, and as the clock rings the time of his birth, they wake up, and start singing the birthday song and make the child happy, with joyous talk, and laughter, which ends up, with the sobbing of the mother, who misses their father.
A bright new day dawns, and Megha opens the drapes to allow the morning light filter in through the windows. From this window the hustle and bustle of city live is in view as people are rushing the their places of work. Megha is up and at the market, buying the daily provisions, and some of the local gossiping women, pass remarks from what they have heard about the husband of this woman, who is now living with his parents. If they were half as educated as Megha they would have brought some positive energy to their society, but their riches seem to be superficial, and their ignorance patent, as the light of day. The pooja thalis in their hands and the vicious words coming from their mouths, as the indication of the level of the society in which Megha has to live. When Megha rushes back to the vendor to pay back the extra change he has given her, it seems obnoxious to these to gossip mongers. Before leaving, Megha gives a few words of delicate advice to the idle women with the pooja thalis, who display their little knowledge by making fun of the widow, self assured of their husbands' longevity, thanks to their prayers to the deity on whom their pour their munificence.
Rushing back from the market, where she buys a newspaper for her father in law, she first greets him, and hands over the paper to him, who is joyed by this act of understanding of his young daughter in law. Living with her in laws, life is hectic, as she has also brought a magazine for her aunt, and their sister in law is also living with them with her family. The brother in law who calls his wife, Renu is asking her to press his shirt, but Megha volunteers to do the job. She then gives the medicines to her mother in law, who is adorning the altar with flowers, and is of a serious nature.
The crowded household, may be too much for the eyes of the viewer to register in their minds, but as time wears off, we will know them one by one. The center of attraction is our Megha who is versatile, in caring for the whole family, and takes on all the jobs in the house with great agility. Her bespectacled little daughter, too smart for her age, watches her mother, doing her work, and at the same time, answering every one in the house, who wants to know the status of the work in the house, and she itches to do something of her own. She too starts her questions, as if she is in charge of her mother, and for every question of hers, the mother gives her reply, and in the end, she asks, "Did you have your tea ?" The mother and daughter exchange some mischievous glances at each other as if their are play chums.
As she tidies the bed, she recalls how they celebrated the birthday of their son, Addu, and how they sang the birthday song, even though it was slightly out of tune, they were all happy, and enjoyed and laughed. As she rattles, she wanders into the past, and talks to her husband and his after shave lotion. And becomes pensive. She picks the photograph of her husband and caresses it, and says to him, "Without you, my life seems to be incomplete, Amar". The tender hearted little girl, enters into the room, and the mother stops wiping her tears, and she tells her mother how her grandfather has his tea with biscuits. She offers the biscuits also to her mother, who while eating them remembers the electric bill and as if by habit, takes it and goes to give it to her husband, and the little girl raises her eyebrows, and looks at the photograph of her father with a look of worry.
The house is in a tizzy, with the cousin Tanmay, lovingly called Tannu after whom all the kids are running after him hunting for the gift of Addu the birthday boy. And as they are searching and troubling all the elders, the grandfather, and his sister the mother tells them that she has brought something else for him. She did not have enough money to buy the bat he wanted, in spite of all the money his sister gave her mother.
The brother of Amar, is in the house doing his accounts, and Tanmay is his son. His wife too is in the house, but most of her work is being done by Megha, who in her winsome ways, takes over every chore in the house. In the evening, the grandfather's sister takes all the children to the temple of Ganesha for a blessing and come home in the evening. In the temple, the priest passes a remark which hurts Megha, as he implied the wrong impression about her husband as a crook, that was spread in the city through the media controlled by vested interests, and the muddle headed public swallows everything that is printed or broadcast on electronic media, without using their own minds. This makes the innocent victims, constantly trying to prove themselves to the crowd. When the elder lady, tells the children to pray, the little girl, the older child of Megha joins her hands and earnestly prays to Ganesha, that he make her mother happy, as after her father's death she has been very downcast and worried. As she is praying, a strange incident happens, and a man comes into their life, and his name is Mohan Bhatnagar.
Mohan is chasing a girl, who cries for help, and as she comes close to Megha, she holds her hands and asks her to save her. She asks from whom, but she does not wait, and runs ahead. Megha looks towards the opposite side, and finds a young man, coming running towards her, and Megha comes forward and stretches her hands and prevents him from crossing her, and he stares at Megha and is stopped. Mohan is very angry, and Megha does not understand why he is chasing the girl. He uses a slang for the girl, and she does not like it, and he joins his hands and tries to get out her hair, but it is too late, and he says, she will not get away. Who is Mohan and want does he want ?
Edited by walquest2000 - 12 January 2012 at 8:24pm