The soap titled Mamta is the story of a young surrogate mother and the difficulties in her life revolving around motherhood. The whole soap revolves around the universal theme of motherhood. The story takes off from the point when she is told that her child is born and a year later she finds out that her child is not in safe hands. The story in fact starts with her life and she is portrayed as the surrogate mother who has given birth to a child named Krish. After the birth of her child she was informed that her child had died during the birth. A year later when she comes to know that her child is not in safe hands she moves into an unknown city where she does not know anyone who would help her to save her child. It is much later that she finds out the father of the child who was already married to a greedy woman called Tanisha (played by Preeti Puri). He is a very unhappy married man and soon falls head over heels in love with Mamta and eventually gets married to her.
Soon after Mamta gets married to Akshay (played by Anand Suryavanshi) her life again takes a cruel turn and her husband expires in a road accident. At this crucial stage she finds out that she is pregnant with his second child but does not loose faith. She moves out of the house and marries the best friend of his husband named Sid (played by Ajay Krishnamoorthi) to give a name to his child. When her husband Akshay returns he finds that she has married again and she also conceals the fact that she has done everything for his own child. When the truth comes out Mamta refuses to forgive Akshay as he had tried to kill her and his child. However the differences are soon sorted out and they are united. But Krish, the first child of Akshay and Mamta refuses to forgive his father for the injustice meted out to his mother. For this he also develops a difference in opinion with his mother and takes several wrong decisions. Gradually when things appear to be under control, Akshay`s first wife Tanisha returns and tries to complicate things again but all her attempts go in vain and ultimately falls in the lap of death.
The leap in the serial Mamta happens with an interesting twist in the storyline. Not only the story but the characters also looks changed when the story moves ahead with 10-20 years leap. Another popular small screen actress Narayani Shastri portrayed the role of the lead protagonist, which was first essayed by Neha Mehta, in the post leap period. Narayani Shastri who had earlier essayed the role of a mother in the much popular small screen soap `Piya Ka Ghar` has very gladly taken up the role of a young mother in this soap. The screenplay writer has done a brilliant work by penning down a script with absolute difference. The soap also had a brilliant starcast and included some of the popular names of tellydom such as Amit Behl, Anand Suryavanshi, Neha Mehta, Preeti Puri, Ajay Krishnamoorthy, Narayani Shastri, Suhasini Mullay, Garan Arya, Abhishek Ohri and many others. The popularity of the serial mainly soared up the charts due to the difference in the story line and the powerhouse performances of each of the artists. It was indeed a good show and such shows are expected by the small screen audiences to be aired again and again.