MAA ON STAR JALSA : REACHING NEW HEIGHTS OF POPULARITYJune 21, 2011
“Maa”, the name itself gives the idea of the story. The serial, aired on Star Jalsha, is very popular and is about a girl named Pari, who is trying hard to find out her parents as she was kidnapped from a fair when she was only 3 years old. She grew up under the guidance of the kidnapper, Hira Amma, who later turned the little cute girl into a thief. Although, she was into such an illegal profession, even such a deplorable environment could not influence her hereditary characteristics at all. She was honest and never lied in any situation. As a thief, she was known as Jhilik. Finally after fighting with many tough situations, she succeeded in finding out her true parents. Thereafter, she again ends up in a situation where she is in front of her parents but cannot disclose her true identity to them and address her mother as “Maa”. Recently her parents have come to know about her who she really is and accepted her in their family.
The serial is very popular with people of all ages. There are a number of child artists and their innocent acting is enjoyed by everyone. The other characters are also very nice and funny. The character played by Rohit Mukherjee as Pari’s uncle is also very attractive and funny. I hope if you watch him, you will enjoy the character and want to have somebody like him in your family. But Pari’s “pishi-thamma”, as she is known in the serial, is very jealous and cannot tolerate Pari. She always tries to create problems in Pari’s life. I guess none of the viewers like her character.
Pari is undoubtedly, very clever and intelligent, have high justification power and can even sacrifice her life for the welfare of her family members. But in reality, a child can be like this to some extent, but the limits of her intelligence and bravery represent in the story is can only imaginery. I personally feel that the director should try and make to make the story more realistic. Sometimes it really seems like we are viewing a fairy tale. Moreover, now when Pari has finally won back her original identity, the story should ideally be nearing its end, but because of its high TRP, I feel the director is planning to extend it further which would lead to a row of boring episodes. This is my point of view, but do let me know what you feel about it.