Entertainment Saat Phere fame Rajashree Thakur makes a comeback on-screen, with the much-anticipated show Shaadi Mubarak. The show premiered this Monday (August 24) and in two days, it has set the pace for what’s going to unfold in the future.
The scene opens in Udaipur with all grandeur and traditions.
The show has also introduced their key characters. Rajashree Thakur, in the role of Preeti, is a mother of two kids – son Tarun (Gaurav Sharma) and daughter Juhi (Shefali Singh Soni). While Juhi is married, the show starts with the wedding ceremony of Tarun to Rati, who happens to be a career-oriented woman. Here Rati’s intentions are also reflected after she gets her wedding lehenga stitched by her mother-in-law.
Rati wants her mother-in-law to take care of her household as maids are extremely expensive. Preeti’s son is no less than the bride herself. Preeti’s son is shown to be a spoilt brat, who has no respect for his mother and only cares about his needs be fulfilled.
Preeti’s character is initially shown to be speech-impaired but later it is revealed that she had vowed to keep silent till her son gets married. Tarun, when he was small had swallowed glass pieces and had to be operated. This act is as usual ignored by Tarun and he calls it a ‘drama’. In the entire two episodes, Preeti’s daughter is the only one who is concerned about her mother’s kindness and respect.
The wedding set-up is based on the current scenario of the pandemic where guests are limited to 50, sanitisers been provided, guests moving around wearing masks. The entire wedding seems to be curated and designed by Preeti, however, daughter-in-law Rati seems to flaunt it as her work for publicity. Preeti doesn’t seem to mind at all.
These things build the plot for Preeti’s fight for respect and also build her own identity, which the show is about.
We have Manav Gohil in the male lead, who plays the role of K.T., biggest superstar in the Rajasthan film industry. He seems to be a charmer and Preeti gets his attention. The episode also touches base on his troubled married life.
And now we come to the show-stealer – Rajeshwari Sachdev. She plays Kusum Kothari, Juhi’s mother-in-law and Preeti’s ‘samdhan’. Her character is the most fun one and she aptly plays the role of a Rajasthani ‘bindani’. She wins our attention with her constant sarcasm. We are definitely looking forward to see more of her in the show.
The show has its clichéd moments, like every Indian desi moms, who will just listen and bear all the torture inflicted upon her without uttering a word. The son’s character is equally annoying and cringy as portrayed in recent times.
Shaadi Mubarak introduces a fresh pair Rajashree Thakur-Manav Gohil and we are waiting how their scenes shape up.