‘Choti Bahu - Sindoor Bin Suhaagan’ premiere on Zee TV
What constitutes a marriage? Is it making vows or is it observing the moral, spiritual, emotional and physical requirements of married life? Was Meera Bai in that sense married to Lord Krishna? These are some of the questions that are important to Indian philosophy and Indian traditions. Zee’s new offering addresses these questions in the mould of a contemporary, engaging and dramatic show called ‘Choti Bahu - Sindoor Bin Suhaagan’.
‘Choti Bahu - Sindoor Bin Suhaagan’ focuses on the life of Radhika, the adopted daughter of a temple priest, whose life revolves around her friendship, love and affection for Lord Krishna. She will do anything for the family that has adopted her, in particular her sister Vishakha, the biological daughter of the priest. But once, just once, she lets her good nature get the better of her as she covers for her sister and that changes her entire life.
But this synopsis hardly does justice to the subtle nuances of the show. Coming as it does from production house DJ’s Creative Unit, the show asks crucial question about the institution of marriage, friendship and spirituality in modern India.
How sacrosanct are the vows of marriage in the absence of anything else? Given that India has changed so much over the last two decades, why do women still feel that they have to make commitments based on events they have no control over? Has the promise of a new India not touched women that much and are there only a few places – mostly urban – where Indian women are beginning to have more influence over their own lives?
Rubina Dilaik will be seen in the challenging role of the protagonist Radhika. “It is so difficult to get into the head of a character like Radhika,” said Rubina. “She surrenders to circumstances, yet has a shining innocence, integrity and belief in God – it sometimes makes me feel that I am missing out on something despite having so much control over my own life as a modern Indian woman.” Other actors on the show are Avinash Sachdev playing the lead opposite Rubina, Rajeev Verma, Surinder Pal, Gopi Desai, Rita Bhadhuri, Prabha SinhChhoti Bahu, Priyanka Mishra and Samta Sagar.
Enjoy a mix of laughter, tears, pathos and drama in ‘Choti Bahu - Sindoor Bin Suhaagan’ on Zee TV, from Monday to Friday at 7.30pm.
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