Bhagya Lakshmi on Zee TV has become one of the most popular television shows ever since its premiere two years ago. The solid performances and chemistry between the actors is one of the must-watch reasons for fans. While the show has been doing well, we suggest the story should no longer take the audience’s loyalty for granted.
Since the start, we have watched the love triangle between Rishi (Rohit Suchanti), Lakshmi (Aishwarya Khare) and Malishka (Maera Mishra). The performances of the three actors are praise-worthy, making their characters lovable and compelling to watch. However, whenever the relationship between Lakshmi and Rishi takes a step forward, you know they will go three steps back! We know life and love are not straightforward, but some things are just too repetitive to watch again and again, and this story has been going around in circles for far too long. There’s function after function, and one watches with hope, but all the viewers receive is a very lengthy function and little progress in characters or family dynamics.
Smita Bansal is exceptional in her character of Neelam, but sadly, Neelam is pretty much the same, whereas we felt there was scope in her to change, thinking Karishma is the real mastermind in Oberoi house. It was mentioned quite early in the show that Karishma wants Malishka and Rishi’s wedding to happen in order to secure her place in Oberoi house. For the unversed, Karishma is related to Malishka’s mother through her in-laws. Even her backstory is yet to be explored.
The story has become predictable and one of those shows where you only tune in when there’s a high-drama promo, but alas, even those promos get you excited for nothing!
It is highly necessary to see a change in the Oberoi family’s dynamics. Maybe Neelam finally accepts Lakshmi, and the family discovers Karishma as the real villain of the house. Or maybe the Oberois standing together against Malishka, given the countless times she plotted against Lakshmi while risking the Oberoi name (remember the hotel food poisoning for example)
Bhagya Lakshmi has great actors and has its heart in the right place, but the audience gets emotionally invested in a show like this, where the characters are likeable. It is therefore, necessary to stop the circling in the storyline and give the audience something new and a chance to see new shades of the characters and actors they have become so loyal to.
These are heartfelt views with utmost concern, and we hope we see the much needed freshness on this much-loved show!