Set in rural Rajasthan, ‘Young Love’ traces the arduous journey of child bride from the brink of childhood to womanhood. Married at the tender age of eight, she has to accept and accustom herself to a new family of strangers and accept her roles as a friend, lover, wife and a daughter in law during childhood itself. Now, as a young adult, she faces new challenges as she tries to carve out her own identity in the world.
‘Young Love’ very sensitively portrays the plight of children who are unwittingly forced into marriage, in the name of tradition, and have to bear the repercussions for the rest of their lives. The dominance of the elders in her new home – the expectation of a child to take on the responsibilities of a woman. The harsh treatment meted out by the in-laws for any infraction and the complete lack of any outside support is both painful and shocking to viewers as this is the reality in rural India even today.
However as time passes they show this very child bride to become a strong independent woman with the support and unwavering love of these very in-laws.The series has gone on to focus on several women’s issues that need to be addressed and reformed. Most importantly the storyline emphasises the importance of respecting women and empowering them in every way in order to lead full lives and contribute to society at large.
Nazeer Noormohamed, Director of Nismedia, who acquired the sole rights and interests to Glow ...Read More