(Last Updated on : 27-04-2015)
The extremely popular Balaji aftrenoon daily Kesar depicted the life of an ordinary girl with extraordinary twists and turns. The show ended on the 31st of May in the year 2007. The show is in fact based on the life of the main protagonist Kesar who had faced many adversities in life but still held her head high and conquered all of them.
She is the darling of her family. When her grandfather best friend Dharam asks him to get his granddaughter to get married to grandson, he agrees to the proposal not knowing that Kesar's life will turn into hell after getting married to the city slicker Rudra. She is radically different in her approach towards life and stands nowhere parallel to the lifestyle led by the Mallyas. But for the happiness of her family Kesar makes the lofty decision of tying the knot with Rudra and refuses to adhere to the society norms that expect her to put on a pedestal a husband who does not at all deserve to be respected. This is the question raised by Kesar to confine to the predefined rules of existence.
The starcast of the popular soap Kesar was brilliant and included some very popular names from the Indian Television Industry such as Nandini Singh (the former Kesar), Prachi Shah
(the later Kesar),
Nikhil Aryan Kitu Gidwani
, Yash Tonk
and others. The plus-point of Kesar is the brilliantly sketched characters with much poignancy in the portrayal of their emotions.
The soap also upheld the values of Indian society and portrays the typical middle-class mentality with a unique blend of humor and pathos. The odds faced by the female protagonist post-matrimonial alliance is reflective of the misery some of the traditional girls go through after they are made to tie the knot with the person their parents chose for them. It also brings out the dauntless courage and iron determination of a woman who aims to fight for justice.
The emotional attributes of the soap make it even more worth watching. Kesar was indeed a breakaway from the usual monotonous love stories with its believable characters, relatable situations and storyline and the signature Balaji production value. The small screen audiences expect such type of plays to be aired on screen at frequent intervals so that the Indian values are upheld in the social order.