Based on life of Indian film director, producer and screenwriter Mahesh Bhatt, Naamkarann allows you to explore the perspective of an innocent girl Avni (Arsheen Namdaar). The story will be narrated from the child’s point of view, and how she struggles to fight for her acceptance caught between a Muslim culture and traditional Hindu family.
The TV soap is based on Mahesh Bhatt’s 1998 movie Zakhm, and begins with an upset Avni sitting on a bench, while her mother Asha (Barkha) is searching for her. After finding her, she shouts and throws a major fit. The reason is revealed that the kid struggles to face the reality of her dysfunctional family background, and why her father doesn’t live with them.
A noted film director, Ashish Mehta (Viraf A Patel) is besieged balancing three women in his life, i.e. his traditionally-housed mother (Reema Lagoo), his wife (Sayantani Ghosh) and his other family.
Now comes the important decision to make- as Ashish is keen on making Asha and her daughter a part of his family, will his mother agree? What about his other wife?
Why to Watch?
- Being a Mahesh Bhatt’s gem, the plot and story-telling is quite engaging and narrative.
- Screenplay/dialogues have been penned by Girish Dhamija, hence providing a lot more of ethnicity while lifting up the show.
- The chemistry between Viraf and Barkha is on game point! The intensity and chemistry between the two ensures a direct connection with the viewers.
- The characters are perfectly sketched, and the actors have performed magically in bringing out the rawness of the one.
- Viraf’s scenes with Arsheen is too cute to handle, their pairing has rocked the stage!
- Well, the musical score is quite pleasant and intense.
Naamkarann is your perfect daily dose of entertainment without much melodrama. The first episode established its place in people’s heart, and shone with its tremendous performances, pulsating dialogues and connective emotions.