TV Schedule: Sun
Storyline: Naamkarann is a newly launched Hindi romantic drama series which was broadcasted on 12 September 2016 on the channel Star Plus. It is the T.V. directorial comeback of the renowned director/producer Mahesh Bhatt and is inspired by his 1998 film ‘Zakhm’, which was is loosely based on his own life. It airs Monday to Saturday at 9:00PM IST and is produced by Dhaval and Guroudev Productions Pvt. Ltd. The title track of the serial is sung by the famous playback singers vocalists Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal.
Naamkarann is told from the perspective of a 10 year old illegitimate girl child, Avni (Arsheen Namdar) who lives with her mother Asha (Barkha Bisht). Her mother Asha and her father Ashish (Viraf Patel) had a religious marriage but aren’t legally husband and wife. Ashish’s family is unaware that he is secretly married and has a child or that his wife is actually a Muslim. He mostly stays away because of his fearful mother Dayavanti. Avni often gets teased about her absentee father and wishes to have a normal family.
Avni begins questioning society as to why a woman’s identity is always attached with the name of her father or husband and why cannot she be identified by her own name. It is the journey of self discovery of this young girl who locks horns with the prevalent societal structures and emerges a winner.