Back in the 60s and 70s the concept of gaon ki abla nari falling in love with a shehar ka aamir aadmi during his tour in village was a popular subject. Needless to say, the theme always had a strange twist – the rich urban lad made the innocent rural chori pregnant before he signed off for his next urgent off shore business meet or tour.
This plot was super-hit then and undoubtedly it is hit even now, not in the movies but of course in the Indian Television serials where this concept act as an ancillary subject matter to connect the missing links and extend the main topic.
Rachna, the Kunwari Maa in KumKum Bhagya
KumKum Bhagya, the latest family entertainer from the Balaji camp is no exception as we see Rachna, the pretty looking sister of Suresh is pregnant with Akash’s child. This good for nothing Akash is none other than Rockstar Abhi’s cousin brother. While Abhi (Shabbir Ahluwali) is sensible, and give importance to family and feelings, Akash is a typical idiot who wants to marry another girl for the sake of money and power.
My only question to Rachna is couldn’t you see this trait in him before? Why sleep with a guy and make a cry when you already know how the guy can be? I don’t think so a guy can change in a single night, a greedy boy will be greedy right from the start till end.
However, the best and most surprising element of this story is Akash’s greedy mother who despite knowing the fact that his son made Rachna pregnant, wants him to dump her so that he can marry the rich girl Sukriti.
Akash Married Rachna in a Temple
If you are now wondering how Ekta Kapoor always treat us with age old concepts packed in a fresh container then you’ll be surprise to know that Rachna married Akash in a temple and she got pregnant only after the saat pheras. So, while, the aam aadmi raises the eyebrows on her unwanted pregnancy, she has no guilt as she already married Akash in a temple.
But, but, but Akash denies it and Akash’s mom is on the verge of proving that Rachna’s pregnancy is due to some other guy and not his son Akash.
Who is at fault – Rachna or Akash or is it Both?
There is a scene in the serial where Akash’s mother tells Rachna that I cannot believe the fact that a sensible girl like you actually married my son in temple and continued staying in your family without telling them. Well, these instances have occurred in reality too, haven’t they? Aamir Khan’s ex wife did and so many others. But, here in this case, Rachna is indeed moron. The reason? She could have disclosed the fact that she is pregnant to Akash instead of telling Akash’s mother or disclosing the fact to her family.
Had she acted sensible right at the start, Akash could have handled the situation wisely. You never know if he would acknowledge their marriage in front of everybody. However, she chose to disclose it to her would be bhabhi Pragya who then told it to Rachna’s brother and he created a scene which only made the situation worse.
Moral of the Entire Mess – Ignorance is not a Bliss and Prevention is Always Better than Cure
I think all the girls while dating any guy should act logical before crossing any limit. The problem faced by Rachna that is being Kunwari Maa is quite common, I wonder if these women are aware of things like Condom, Birth Control Pills and Plan B.
By: Deepti Verma
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