If you like it, you will love it. If you don’t, you won’t.
Taj Mahal 1989 takes you back to the Doordarshan days. My only concern is that not everyone will love to sit back and travel back in time. But I did, and I am sure many people will. What’s best about Taj Mahal 1989? 2 love stories out of 3. Akhtar and Sarita’s and Sudhakar and Mumtaz’s. You just don’t get enough of these two couples. Why are they so special? Their age? Definitely yes. We also romanticize the idea of growing old with the person we love, don’t we? But the kind of love stories our generation is living, we definitely are not going to grow old with the person we love. Because by the time we grow old, we might have parted ways. The separation is well-portrayed in the series as Sarita, at one point, thinks of divorcing her husband. And then there are Rashmi and Angad, who were very much in love with each other at the beginning of the series, but by the end of it – SEPARATED!
Actually, if you think of it, Rashmi and Angad were not unwanted. Their presence made us understand the beauty of the other two relationships. Having said that, I wish the whole time I got to see only Akhtar-Sarita and Sudhakar-Mumtaz. I wonder if these two stories were the reason behind naming the series, ‘Taj Mahal,’ because it speaks of eternal love.
What I loved the most about Taj Mahal 1989? Sarita’s frustration as she doesn’t get the desired attention and time from her husband. Her love for him hasn’t died but absolutely ‘no time’ from him frustrates her to the extent of thinking of divorcing him. The best part was when Akhtar, when comes to know about his wife’s secret divorce plan, the way it first angers him and then breaks him down, and then eventually, he takes her out for honeymoon. The story teaches us about how all of us need to take our partners for granted. If we do so, no matter how much we love each other, it won’t save the relationship.
Speaking of Sudhakar and Mumtaz love story, we have read, heard, and seen such stories before but this one still was refreshing. The performances were so natural that you start looking at the actors as a real couple. This is how you portray true love, without showing obscenity and forcibly adding sex scenes.
My verdict? Taj Mahal 1989 is worth your time. Watch it for 2 timeless love stories out there.
Where to Watch? Netflix