(Last Updated on : 11-01-2011)
The popular soap Pyar Ki Kashti Mein is a great show with a difference and used to be aired on the Star One channel sometime back. This was also the first Indian soap aboard a cruise liner. The story-line is based on the intention of bring close two individuals who are absolutely different from each other. The lead male protagonist of the show Avinash (played by Sachin Verma) is a snooty character and has returned back to his hometown after completing his management studies from Harvard University.
On the other hand there is this girl named Meenaxi Pillai (played by Sampada Vaze) who is a pretty Malayalee lass and is a schoolteacher by profession. She is also a trained classical dancer. They are in fact completely opposite to each other not only in their lifestyle but also in their thought process. But destiny has something else in store for them and that is what the show is all about.
There is one tarot card reader who convinces the parents of both that Avinash and Meenakshi are made for each other and would be the best match possible on earth. It is at this time that the parents jointly plan a month long cruise tour in order to put their plan into motion. The parents are also of the view that the cruise would be the ideal place for their children to know each other and consequently fall in love. The twists and turns that happen during this cruise tour are the prime attractions of the show. The concept is indeed a unique one and is bound to take the viewers on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. The clash between the lead protagonists in Pyar Ki Kashti Mein is as imminent as their final acceptance of love.
The most important characters of the show Pyar Ki Kashti Mein are Avinash Mehrotra, Meenakshi Pillai, Eashwaran Pillai, Manali Mehrotra, Manav Menon and other minor characters. Their brilliant performances make the show enjoy soaring popularity for a considerable span of time. The show also ended with a logical conclusion with the lead protagonists tying the knot in a much dramatic manner. The 39 episodes serial came to an end with the matrimonial alliance. This show was also the one to mark its entry with the launch of the Star One channel and is also the first to make its exit out of the bunch of shows that started in the contemporary times. By all means it was a good show with lot of potential and such shows should replace the monotonous family dramas that are aired on the small screen in the recent times.