Another drama coming from the house of Balaji Telefilms tops the TRPs again. A complete family entertainer but with a new tadka. ‘Ye Hai Mohabattein’ might have got all the typical Ekta Kapoor’s show’s elements but certain features make it stand alone in the league. The show is an adaptation of a novel ‘Custody’. It premiered in December 2013 and since then it has been living up to the expectations of Indian audience. It is a mature love story depicted in a unique manner. We love the show and there are number of reasons for that. The sweet- bitter nokh-jhokh of Ishita and Raman.The sweet little Ruhi. The purest bond between Ruhi and her Ishi Ma. An over concerned father. An over-ambitious mother and all other elements to make it spicy. However, in certain ways it has taken up the responsibility to challenge various stereotypes of our society.
- India is still dealing with the taboo of inter-caste marriages. The show, on the other side, gives a clear message that be it inter-caste marriage or inter-regional marriage, when it is right, it is right. You do not have to look for a match in your community always because if your life partner does not love you, caste or religion will not matter. A tie between a Punjabi and a Tamilan is no big a deal if there is some trust and some love in the relationship.
- Ishita might be a stepmother to Ruhi but the little girl trusts her, more than she trusts anyone else in the world. She might not be comfortable with her own mom but her Ishi Ma means the world to her. The meanings and portrayal of step moms has given us a food for thought. We do not expect stepmothers to be so ‘mothery’ as Ishita is.
- The ones called ‘banjh’ have always been looked down in our society and never given the respect of a lady or a mother. The show has some different perspective for the same. A lady who cannot conceive decides to give her life to a lovely girl whom she loves from the core of her heart. People have prejudice about such women that they lack motherhood but the truth is that every woman is mother.Not able to bring a child into this world does not make a lady any less of a mother.
- Nuclear families may be the trend of today’s era or it might be a necessity. The fact is a child gets the best values from family studded with dada-dadi, nana-nani, chacha-chachi, bhaiya-didi etc. Ruhi and Aditya are siblings but they have two entirely different personalities. Ruhi lives with entire family and Aditya lives with her mom. Ruhi , on one side,gets everybody’s love, but the boy often becomes prey to loneliness. A child who gets attention and feels loved always has the better chance of learning great values.
The show is running great and we hope it keeps us entertained for years.