By: Arya Aiyappan
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Karam Apna Apna, the daily soap on Star Plus is quickly gaining grounds among the television audience. Ekta Kapoor's latest serial revolving around a rich family's issues with Kolkata as the backdrop and the benevolent Goddess dictating the lives of the people vibes well with the changing scenario where the modern day Indian is one who at heart cherishes the age-old rituals and customs of the nation. Karam Apna Apna has a string of surprises for the spectators every week whether it is sudden marriage plans for Gauri, Shashank absconding the marriage, Gauri and Shiv's unexpected marriage or even the darker secrets, the hidden intentions behind the marriage. Of late the serial has come up with new twists and turns keeping the audience glued to the sets. With Ekta's conventional generation leaps not in the offing at the moment the daily soap has much more to offer.
A chain of shocking events topple Gauri's life only to realize that her husband Shiv and mother-in-law Nikhila have been the master minds behind her series of events which changed her life and led to her marriage to Shiv. Even as the secrets are revealed half the truth still remains completely shrouded in mystery. There's a major twist when Gauri's dramatic comeback has more in store. She is the ideal 'pativrata' who loves her husband so much to the extent of forsaking her life for him. Shiv and Gauri make the ideal couple but one can always sense some mystery lurking in the background.
Karva Chauth a much sought after ritual symbolizes a wife's unfailing devotion and love to her husband. Gauri observes the fast for Shiv's long life, as a major shift brings to light his deep love for Ipshita, his childhood friend. What remains to be seen is whether her love wins over all odds, or his treachery and deep-rooted love for Ipshita succeeds. Gauri endures every ordeal patiently, the Indian woman who is as tolerant as the Dhartimata.
The suspense element is the USP of the show, as new problems crop up and Gauri and Shiv are caught in them. Iqbal Khan's macho image and Pallavi Subhash's subtle next-door girl attitude is very appealing and endearing. Their onscreen chemistry is amazing perfectly imaging a love-hate relationship forced upon the couple by the strange circumstances. Fate decides their destiny, so also for the audience who eagerly await every other episodefrom the Balaji camp!