When the promos of the new show Shakti, Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki on Colors was on air, viewers were shaken and had just one question in mind ‘what made a father hate his daughter so much’ that he tried to bury just a months old daughter. Viewers kept on guessing that the girl might not be his own daughter or adopted one, and measured all the possibilities. The promos were really shocking and forced the audience to watch the show which have managed to get 8 pm slot, previously occupied by Balika Vadhu since many years. Shakti, Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki is an unique show depicting the story of two sisters, set in Punjab. The show’s concept is claimed to be beyond viewers imagination.
The show looks promising and marking the comeback of two famous actors, Rubina Dilaik and Vivian Dsena after a long break. Ayub Khan and Reena Kapoor are having strong roles and doing justice to their roles perfectly. Interestingly, Roshni Sahota (who will be playing Surbhi’s character) had played Ayub Khan’s girl friend in the show Badtameez dil for a brief time.
The show started with Nimmi (Reena Kapoor) saving her little daughter from her husband Maninder (Ayub Khan), who had almost buried her for some reasons unknown to viewers. Nimmi digs the land and saves her daughter. The mother power is much highlighted in the show as Nimmi protects her daughter from her own husband. Maninder has just one ideology in life, he wants to see his pride on high and can go to any extent to save his reputation.
The main protagonist Soumya is soft spoken and innocent girl, who is isolated in the house, away from the world. Nimmi barred her from going to school and is over protective about her. Soumya is deprived of father’s love which she yearns to get some day. She faces discrimination from her own father and grand mum. Maninder loves her younger daughter Surbhi very much, and hates Soumya to the core. Nimmi’s love for Soumya made her impartial towards Surbhi. Surbhi is sent to school and is like any normal child who is allowed to do anything, unlike Soumya who is restricted from attending even puja or party. Soumya wishes to have both her parents love and affection. The scenes are cute, when innocent Soumya looks at her dad who extremely loves Surbhi and plays with her.
Maninder attempts to kill Soumya again and plans her kidnapping, but Nimmi saves her and comes to know about his plan. She asks divorce from him which leads them to divide their home and kids. Mahinder asks Nimmi to go with Soumya, leaving Surbhi with him, but Nimmi makes it clear that she wants her both daughters. Soumya chooses to stay with Maninder so that Surbhi never gets deprived of father’s love. There was a chudail/witch angle also, but it was revealed that the veiled lady is planted by Maninder for Soumya’s kidnapping. Maninder and Nimmi are supported by their respective mums. The current track is the jealously, which is liked by the audience. Maninder’s mum Bebe makes Surbhi jealous of Soumya which leads the former to push the latter in the river, but Soumya gets rescued by a stranger. Bebe manipulates Surbhi for her selfish motives which is not good. The show is witnessing its first leap with grown up Soumya and Surbhi.
Rubina Dilaik has chosen this challenging role of a transgender for her comeback. It will be worth watching for the viewers to see Rubina in Soumya’s role, fighting for her identity and facing the discrimination from the people after her truth eventually comes out. The show has strong concept, good cast, meaty dialogues and also a social message. The mother- daughter relationship is narrated nicely in the show. The two sisters Soumya and Surbhi will fall for the same man Vivian Dsena. The male lead Harman will be Soumya’s new savior and her love interest. It will be interesting to watch the show after Rubina and Vivian’s entry.