When three generations live in a house with the eldest prying for control over the younger, the monarchy is bound to fall when ideologies persist to clash. And when the fall comes in the form of a grand-daughter-in-law, it is a plot of hit television show.
Mere Angne Mein, the Star Plus show starring Ekta Kaul, Karam Rajpal, Kruttika Desai Khan, Varun Badola, Ananya Khare and Suchita Trivedi has the potential to make a long running entertaining television show. The perfect plot and characters shine throughout the first episode.
Said to showcase the difference between the authoritative and democratic as well as the generation gap between the head of the family and the youngest members, the first episode of the show went on air on Star Plus at 5:30pm.
With the characters established flawlessly, the makers of the show have just the rest of the story to depict how the elderly control over the family, including a son, daughter-in-law and grand children, comes to end.
Episode 1 Synopsis: The show started with showcasing Shanti Devi Shrivastav's (Kruttika) control on her son Raghav Shrivastav (Varun Badola), daughter-in-law Kaushalya Shrivastav (Suchita Trivedi), grand children including grand-son Shivam (Karam) and two grand-daughters.
The authority Shanti Devi has on everyone was depicted in the manner the income of the family was handed over to her. While Raghav and Kaushalya are moulded by her practices, the grand children persist on showing resistance but are silenced nonetheless. The character of Bua, played by Ananya Khare, will be seen taking advantage of Shanti's love for her, often in the form of monetary help.
Parallelly, the most important character of the show - Riya Mathur, played by Ekta Kaul, has made her entry into Shivam's life. While she has realised him as the love of her life with the first sight, the latter is yet to recognise her with all the family complications he is facing.
Verdict: The plot, the characters and the actors are a perfect fit to make an entertaining show. Hoping the makers sustain the flair they have showcased in the first episode in the episodes to follow.