Wednesday, March 14, 2007
All is well that ends well! The oft-quoted adage holds good for "Kumkum - Ek Pyaara Sa Bandhan", not once, but time and again. Kumkum, pyaar ki devi, the champion of the Wadhwa family has ultimately won the battle for her family, saving them from tormenting disgrace.
Antara, Kumkum's vicious bahu plotted against the whole family and tortured every family member. With an evil eye on the family riches, she plans every move to amass the wealth and deprive the family of their much-cherished happiness. Antara seeks vengeance against all those who have wronged her and Kumkum tops the list. Antara on the look out for an occasion to humiliate Kumkum, can hardly let go off any golden opportunity that comes across her way. In franctic despair she commits some blunders unaware of the family keeping a watchful eye on all her deeds.
Kumkum ready to face Antara's challenge disguises herself as Santo and comes back into the Wadhwa household. As a rustic village belle with innocence ebbing in every word and move, she manages to convince Antara of her unflinching loyalty. As Antara's faithful confidante Kumkum aka Santo is successful in unveiling the truth and thus exposing Antara in front of the family including Dhruv, who had blind faith in his wife. Truth prevails as always and Antara lands up behind the bars swearing to seek revenge in future.
A happily Wadhwa family is together again celebrating Holi with a riot of colours and Bhaang. The family evocative of an ideal Indian family upholds the ethics and values of a joint family united in love. Sumit - Kumkum romance blossoms again, Sharman - Neeti share endearing moments, Siya's return, and sweet nokh-jhoks and little chitchats enliven the family, which was dismembered and torn apart.
With Sumit - Kumkum wedding anniversary in the offing, the Khandaan is making grand preparations for the d-day. A battle is pitched between the men opting for a Qawwali and the women all agog for rock and roll. Dadaji and Dadima nearly plunge into the battlefield, demarcating their territories and line of control, with no hope of a ceasefire whatsoever. The family's collective efforts go in vain as they desperately try to patch up between the warring factions.
Nevertheless, "Kumkum", the never-ending saga of trials and tribulations has new tearjerkers in store. Wadhwa family has welcomed a new character Nivedita amidst themselves. As Kumkum's college mate Nivi plays little pranks upon the family members, testing Sumit's love for Kumkum, teaching the women folk rock and roll, etc. It was interesting to note when on the eve of Women's Day, Kumkum was seen actively engaged in some social activities, projecting the face of the modern day Indian woman. Juggling between home and social life she is the ideal Indian woman. Time would testify whether these colours of love and friendship would bring out to light the true hues and shades.