Ek Shringaar Swabhimaan is a show about a mother, her daughters and their principles. The show stresses on the importance of education and family values. The premiere episode had Sharda (played by Prachi Shah) and the family beaming with pride about her daughters topping college and their pictures in the newspapers. At the same time, everyone in the house start talking about getting the girls married which upsets Meghna, the elder daughter. It throws light on how the society sees women as homemakers despite them having the highest of qualifications. Since it was Sharda’s brother and sister-in-law who helped her daughters study so much, she is bound to respect their feelings and aspirations.
But all that Sharda’s brother wants is for the daughters to be married into a good family even if it’s against their will. Sharda makes sure that she gets Meghna married into a family that supports her decision of working after marriage. While Naina is a sweet and understanding girl (also the younger daughter), Meghna is a strong-headed, fierce girl with temper issues. Meghna cannot stand the fact that even after making her family proud by topping the college exams, everyone is just concerned about her marriage and if she will be able to find a suitable groom. Well, Sharda rejects the first rishta that they see for Meghna since the father of the boy clearly states that he will never live on his daughter-in-law’s money. (ALSO READ: Rajshri Productions’ new Show Ek Shringaar – Swabhimaan rolls on Colors; will replace either Thapki or Swaragini – view EXCLUSIVE pics)
The makers did not waste time on unnecessary repetitive shots and the scenes were to the point. Even a college student can relate to this show as they go through a similar phase sooner or later. Marriage is one of the biggest worries in the parents’ lives and no matter how much they spend on the education of their kids, they would still want their children to marry as soon as possible. The show reflects this reality perfectly and Sharda is one character that we’re all going to love. Though she wants to get her daughters married, she wants to make sure that they don’t lose the pride that their education is.
Actors playing the senior characters are quite convincing but the younger lot need to deliver better. We’re hoping to see the show turn into a woman empowerment show and not the same old kitchen politics but sadly, it looks like that’s where the show will eventually go.
Watch until it turns into a saas-bahu saga or other cliches that television is crowded with.
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