Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya – better than Slumdog!

Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Na Kijo, yeah not that usual Ekta Kapoor style love filled glitzy title. This serial got ZERO glam quotient.


It has rural setting with family trying to survive on daily basis. While movie like Slumdog Millionaire showed Mumbai slums in most insensitive manner – this serial show story of poor people without being insensitive!

Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo’, which is the story of seventeen year old Laali’s optimism about life and her courage and compassion when it comes to rescuing her family from the throes of hunger and abject poverty. Even after more than 50 years of Independence, India still has the world’s largest number of poor people in a single country.

In a small town in Bihar is a minority Dalit race called the ‘Musahar’ who by profession are rat killers and which is their only means of survival. To this race belongs a family of six that forms the subject of this new show. On one hand where the show talks about poverty, on the other it also highlights the fact that in this male dominated society, a woman has not lost her identity and has the ability to overcome barriers.

Our lead protagonist, Laali, sets an example by supporting her father to run the family. The show shatters the age old myth about women being looked down upon in Indian society and at the same time brings to viewers ‘another’ India where people have to fight hard to house one square meal a day.

Above is the official pitch description of this show by ZEE TV. Show has shaped up exactly what is written above. All the cast is seen without makeup and look so real playing people from poor family. Watch it once, you will be hooked! [Monday to Thursday at 9.30pm on ZEE TV]

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