‘Soni Mahiwal’ was a TV series that was telecast on Doordarshan. It is a series where couple Varun Vadola and
Shweta Kawatra played a hilarious Punjabi couple. The TV series is a hilarious narrative of a Punjabi couple who is married for a decade but sill catches up with arguments, quarrels on petty issues. Thus, they do share a bond of love-hate relationship. Each episode had shown a new storyline based on the couples’ thoughts and actions and how they lock horn with each other on the domestic issue.
Such concepts of daily conflicts are observed in every home. Every episode seems quite identifiable even with many of us. Hence, the series was very popular among middle- class family viewers. It was aired every Tuesday at 9 pm. Both Shweta and Varun had to capture the image of a Delhi family in the series, and it is said that both Shweta and Varun were selected for the serial because they belonged to Delhi. Basically, the script of soap was very humorous one, especially the way of dialogue delivery.
Varun Vadola played the role of a regular middle-class Punjabi character who works for an Insurance company and had all kinds of everyday problem with his wife. While Shweta Kawatra played the role of Varun’s wife, who has a new problem daily with him and at the same time the chemistry between the couple was very cute which every household could relate to it easily. It was a production of Ronnie Screwvala's production house, UTV meant for Doordarshan's national channel.
Rajesh Puri directed the series. It was telecast in the year 2006.