Mrs. Tendulkar is an optimistic Indian 0comedy series that revolves around the lives of the Tendulkar family. As the name of the show suggests, the show is about Mrs. Tendulkar. Mrs. Vibhavari Tendulkar works as a manager for the Gangaram Godbole Sahkari Bank, which is located in the Gangaram Godbole Sahkari Bank Colony. They are residents of that colony. Her husband, Mr. Tendulkar, happens to be a housemaker, which is traditionally thought to be a women’s job in India. Since looking after the house chores is his responsibility, all the housemakers that live in the colony jokingly call Suhaas “Mrs. Tendulkar”. Along with his landmark phrase, “Ailaho,” Mr. Suhaas (played by the popular,
Deven Bhojani) is a caring and understanding individual with a sweet nature.
He, however, happens to be an on and off amnesiac as he forgets the names of the people he meets and other things as well. He is a man who is good with children, and also maintains a decent relationship with the husbands of the colony. He is initially hated by the women in the colony because he’s different than the others. Mrs. Vibhavari Tendulkar, or Vibhu (played by
Kishori Godbole), is a bank manager at Gangaram Godbole Bank. Her reputation in the colony precedes her.
The Tendulkar’s have three children, Kitty (played by
Afia Tayebali), Sunny (played by
Rishabh Sharma), and Mandar a.k.a. Chengdu (played by
Shivansh Kotia). They love their children very dearly. The show portrays the general culture of the colony and the way the Tendulkar family fit into it. Even though the culture of the colony in the show revolves around a Maharashtrian culture, the infamous Gujarati culture is also highlighted for its humble humor. The Tendulkar’s are open-minded people and do not consciously think that gender is a barrier for discrimination.
However, it upsets the so-called comfortable lives of the people in the neighborhood as they are resistant towards change. The show, at times, is known to make fun of the backward thinking in the society. The concept is a strong assertion of the gender roles that have stagnated in the Indian society, but it battles it with humor.