Mangalsutra Ek... Maryada, the highest revenue earning serial on
Doordarshan in the afternoon slot is to complete 250 episodes on August
22nd. This show aims at encouraging married Indian women to wear the
mangalsutra. According to the producer and director of the show Somji
R.Shastri, " This show has inspired many women across India to start
wearing the mangalsutra all over again'.
Aditya Narayan Pratap played by Kiran Kumar
, the protagonist of the show
strongly feels that all Indian women should wear this pious sign of
marriage. Kiran who plays a judge on the show says, "I like playing a
judge for whom the law is above everything. He even sacrifices his
family to ensure that justice prevails."
Jayashri Rao who essays the role of Ritika, the ideal Indian woman with
the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. She is a sincere IAS
Officer who an is a dedicated wife and wears a mangalsutra says, "This
serial shows the Indian woman in a powerful avatar- there is nothing
that the bharatiya naree can't do."
Interestingly this show has a woman writer Archana S.Shastri who
believes that every married woman should wears this piece of jewel.
Through her pen she aims at refuting that the mangalsutra is a symbol of
chauvinism and is wanting to prove that it is actually about women
emancipation.Reporter and Author: Pallavi Bhattacharya