(Last Updated on : 07/05/2015)
Aisa Des Hain Mera is a fascinating tale of a London girl who is drawn towards the roots of her own culture. The story shows the journey of her life from London to the Indian subcontinent where she was reared up in a rich middle class white family residing there.
Yet in her growing years she was quite fascinated by many facets of the Indian culture, which was seen in many parts of England. The tunes of the Indian music, the richly embellished fabric and dress material, the aroma of the spices and even the 'gurbani' or the religious chantings from the local Gurudwara seem to create some kind of significance on her life. When she tried to clear with her mother all kind of confusions she seemed to avoid any conversation about India and even her father, who was otherwise a very liberal man showed the same kind of attitude.
However in the due course of time this story of Aisa Des Hai Mera took a different turn and the real truth came out in front of Ruhi, that she was the daughter of an Indian father Randheer (played by Kanwaljeet) and who was the first husband of her mother. After Linda got married to Randheer, his mother refused to accept Linda as her daughter-in-law and consequently their marriage disintegrated.
After the break-up Randheer requested Linda to bring up their child without letting her know her origin for reasons best known to her. In the course of time when Ruhi grew up the strange things kept on lurking her in her subconscious and after she was made familiar with the bitter she decided to go to India and demand an explanation for all the happenings. When she lands up in Punjab the family seems to be very hostile to her and she is made to suffer extensively in every occasions. But she remains to be fascinated by the lifestyle of the people of Punjab who expresses in equal gusto and aggression the pain and pleasure they suffer in life. Their childlike manner and their possessiveness also makes Ruhi who is otherwise brought up in a very rational state of mind very much attached to the folks.
Though her family cannot accept her yet they are very much rational in their ways in protecting the respect of their guest. Aisa Des Hai Mera is also the exploration of the way of life lead by the traditional Indian society for whom values matter more than anything else. The serial proves to be successful in showing the journey of Ruhi from rationality to skepticism. She not only falls in love with the village but also one boy with whom her family had traditional rivalry and all the hells seem to break loose at one point of time. But then again with the passage of time the differences get sorted out and then she begins to live a life, which is far off from the Western influences.
It is strange how she copes up with a life, which is not at all similar to her staid British way of life. The characters are also well sketched and each one of them justifies their mannerisms. The very gorgeous Saumya Tandon plays the lead role of Ruhi and Gaurav Chopra essays her love-interest. Over all it is a show which is worth watching and is far off from the typical 'saans-bahu' flicks and has also not been seen in the television in the recent past.