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Waaris- Maa ne jhooth bola tha – Review of a Blockbuster Serial on &tv

“Are 7:00 bajj gaye jaldi se &TV lagao, “waaris” shuru ho gaya hoga”…Every weekday such voices echoes in my house and I dare not touch the TV remote during this period. Well every Indian house has the same story these days. Such is the impact that newly started TV series “waaris” has made on people.

Gone are the days when Indian television series were about “saas-bahu” stuff. Indian audience has matured and moved forward. They are getting bored by monotonous and overdramatic saas bahu series. They now embrace series with off-beat topics with open arms. “Waaris” is the latest heartthrob of the Indian audience. This daily television series is topping the TRP charts and people are appreciating the social issue of a girl child it highlights.

Daily “drama” series generally dominates Indian television industry. The Indian audience is addicted to the “spice” which these dramatic series offer them. Usually, most of these daily soaps deal with family issues. They mostly concentrate on emotions and relations. These series are so popular among the audience because most Indian people live in or come from joint families. They can immediately relate themselves to the characters.


“waaris” is currently the most popular Indian Hindi daily television series. It is a drama thriller. It premiered on 16th may 2016 on &TV. &TV airs it five days a week, Monday to Friday, at 7:00 p.m IST. Vini yard Films of Ashvini Yardi is the producer of the show. Arti Singh and Sania Touqueer play the lead roles. The show is based on the practice of “Bacha posh”. It highlights the pitiful condition of a girl child in India.

  • Show Name :- ‘Waaris’
  • Channel Name :- &Tv
  • Premiered on :-  16 May 2016
  • Days Telecasted on :- Mon-Fri
  • Show Timing : 07.00pm
  • Genre :- Drama
  • Production House :- Vini Yard Films
  • Rating: 4/5 ⋆⋆⋆⋆


The story takes place in Punjab. Still, today in India male child are given more importance than a girl child. Girl child is often killed even before they are born. “Waaris” highlights this cruel truth of Indian society.

The story of “waaris” revolves around two main characters, Amba and Mannu. Amba is a hardcore Punjabi mother who has kept a dark secret from her family. This secret holds the key to her relationship with her family in the future. More importantly, it will decide the fate of an innocent life.

Amba’s husband died when she was pregnant with her third child. She already had two daughters. Amba’s family members desperately wanted a son this time. Since girls are not considered as the heir to the property there was a lot of pressure on Amba. She knew that if a baby girl is born then her family will kill the child. Her fears come true and she gives birth to a third girl child. Amba is a loving mother and does not want to loose her baby girl. She is determined to save her child, Mannu at all cost.

To save her daughter she tells a lie to her family that Mannu is a boy. Her family is overjoyed to hear this. Thinking that Mannu is a boy they accept her and declare her as their heir. Amba raises Mannu as a boy in front of the society to safeguard her. However, Amba’s brother in law has doubts about Mannu’s identity. He becomes suspicious of her and becomes her arch enemy. He wants to kill Mannu for the property of the family. Mannu herself thinks that she is a boy until the age of 12 when she finally learns the truth about herself. She continues to live like a boy but one day this dark secret will reveal itself.

What will Amba and Mannu do then? How will the family react? Will they accept her or discard her? Will Amba’s evil brother in law succeed in his plans?

Such questions are waiting to be answered and the only way to find out is to keep watching this interesting serial. There will be many twists and turns ahead. Let’s stick to “waaris” and &TV to find out what lies in the future for Amba and Mannu


This show highlights the beautiful relationship of a mother and her daughter. A mother is ready to go to any lengths for the safety of her girl. It also shows that how girls are living in a pitiful condition in our country. No matter how advanced we are today, we still discriminate on the basis of gender. Boys are still given more importance and girls are neglected in a family. This television series raises a very important issue that needs to be taken care of in the society.


The show is an instant hit. The audience immediately got attached to the characters of Amba and Mannu. Not only women but men are also watching it with deep interest. It is a great sign that the show has successfully raised the issue of sad situation of being a girl in India. The Indian audience is realizing the importance of such social issues.


“Waaris” has taken the concept of an old tradition “Bacha posh”. It is a cultural practice in Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Families who don’t have a male child will raise one of their daughters as a boy. Right from the childhood the girl will be raised and taught to behave as a child. This will allow the child to act more freely in the society as girls have to live with many restrictions. It enables the family to avoid the stigma of not having a son.

It is a belief that following the practice of “Bacha posh” will increase the chance of having a son during the next pregnancy. A girl who is raised as a boy will have her hair cut short, wear male clothes and use a male name. However, the society will be aware that she is a girl (unlike in the “waaris”). This will allow the girl to get more freedom in the society like she can attend school, accompany her sisters in public, play various sports and find work. A girl living as “bacha posh” need not do household works like cleaning and cooking. The practice of “bacha posh” ends when a girl reaches puberty.


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