Living a life of Societal Ostracism as a punishment for inter-faith marriage, Shalini is forced to live under a cult. The series depicts the darkest shades of human prejudice, casteism, hate, oppression, genocide , covert political agendas and greed. It also deals with a distant reality scenario of natural resources depletion and technological advancement.
Try starting to watch this series without first reading a summary or review. It will make you wonder which world is the character Shalini (Huma Qureshi) actually living in?
15-20 minutes in the first episode will have you realise the abject hopelessness of character’s situation – the societal ostracism, ingrained casteism, inter-faith marriages and the jealousies propagated by the cult.
The sadness darkens when the character tries to obtain freedom through telling on fellow women who dared to challenge the questionable practices of the cult. And then a ray of light awakens, when Shalini realises that her inner conscience is still alive somewhere, and she cannot gas chamber anyone for her freedom, no matter how hard the situation.
The plot evolves into her journey to escape, looking for her daughter ‘Leila’. Will she be able to meet her?