Set in a remote rural village in North, representative of any village, in any part of India, the story is seen through our young couple, Sarju and Radha, their youth representing the spirit of young India and their dynamism representing the change of times. While both of them belong to the same cultural ethos, Radha is more rooted and attached to her soil whereas Sarju desires and aspires to conquer the skies. He is restless and adventurous, forever ready to take risks and explore newer shores in search of a new identity, a face of his own in the crowd.
Radha, his beloved wife, is also his alter ego his consciences that binds him to his culture forever calling him for return to the age old comfort zone. Sarju and Radha, the two contradictory faces of the same coin, together, represent the universal dilemma of today’s youth and its very own search of identity.
Told in a simple, conventional and populist narrative, this entertaining and apolitical story finds its resonance on a larger canvas and hence explores a fresh perspective of storytelling on Indian television. The reflections of the characters are not indicative or symbolic of any political movement yet.
Sarju and Radha. do become the faces of India more self assured than ever, less apologetic about their being than the older generation, at times aggressive and idealist… at times manipulative and conniving… at times tactless as well yet their charm is unarming when one witnesses their indomitable phoenix like spirit. While these myriad characters weave the story of a more complex nature yet their simplicity makes the narrative appear simplistic and endearing.
The proposed show, primarily a story about the search of identity and the pain of displacement of rural India, also discovers, on its way, the more sublime issues of everyday life in a village be it water crisis, the agricultural patents, the electricity and health facilities, the status of women in rural India, the issues of infertility, caste, feudalism and gender exploitation.