The show aired on DD National (DD1) AKA Doordarshan. A state-owned general interest TV channel in our country India. It is the national channel which is available for free to anyone owning a TV set in this country.
This was a fictitious comedy show which revolved around a couple and the situations they encounter while trying to get their happily ever after. But what is more interesting is the journey they undertook.
As the name suggests ‘Sohni Mahiwal’ is the famous couple who believed to have died for each other, the ultimate couple who sacrificed their lives and they can be compared to the likes other renowned couples in fables-like Romeo and Juliet, Heer and Raanjha, and Laila and Majnu.
The cultures, time periods, aside the end to these stories is the same. It is because of their ‘til death do us apart attitude, that they are still remembered in movies and songs. The story shows all the ups and downs a typical couple faces.
irrespective of the era, the couple here tries to portray a story which is relatable to a modern couple. It is a belief that all those legendary couples lived in the time when the troubles were not relatable, but that’s a myth. Love penetrates in every era and faces opposition but finds the way to come out of it as the ultimate tale.
In the lead, actors
Varun Badola and Shweta Kwatra who play the characters with finesse. The story starts off with them being a married couple and as the married life starts to untangle and reality sets in.
All the relatives surrounding the couple play their part as adults who try to stir up problems in the lives of the couple. This can be relatable to some as that is how family is these days.
The show aired from 2006-2007 and then went off the air. The episodes are still available on some online platforms and some repeat telecasts which could be seen rarely on DD1.
The story manifests hugely the actual relationship and the route which it follows. This is a complicated path. The plot has some twists to bring out the humorous and thought-provoking scenes to the story.
The show is good for people who love light-hearted comedy.