Maadu Sikkadalla is a drama series which got aired on the Colors Kannada (part of the ETV Network) channel. This is a Kannada language series which got broadcasted on weekdays from Monday to Friday in the 8:30 to 9:00 PM time slot. The story of the show showcases the lives and aspirations of two middle-class families. Both the families go through their lives trying to attain something better for themselves and their relatives. This is the story of their hardships and travails. They battle it out every day to rise above their challenges and achieve something better for themselves. Fate has given each of them a tough hand to deal with. As the story opens, we get introduced to both the families around whom this program is set. They are both regular middle-class families.
There is a distinct air of familiarity with them, and the audience can surely relate to most of them. The first family we get introduced to is looking for a suitable groom to marry their daughter, Vyjayanthi. They have been trying to get her married for a long time now but have not been lucky in finding a match. Something or the other keeps cropping up. Either she doesn’t like the proposal, or the groom rejects her. In spite of the family’s best efforts, they are unable to find the right match.
After a long period of time, they have had enough, though. They force her to say yes to a proposal from a groom residing in the United States of America. She doesn’t wish to accept, but her family is unwilling to listen to anything. She is no longer able to handle this pressure and decides to end her life. She attempts to commit suicide one day, but her attempt got thwarted by her family who manages to save her in the nick of time. They then figure out the true reason as to why she had been attempting to commit suicide.
The second family we get introduced to has their own set of hardships. It consists of Bhargavi Devi, who is the mother of two sons and a daughter. They get named Devadutt, Gurudutt, and Jahnavi, respectively. Their family is quite close to one another. More so ever since the children’s father betrayed their family and abandoned all of them to fend for themselves a long time ago. Post his departure; Bhargavi Devi took up the job of a teacher in order to save the family from ruin. Though the job was quite small, she took it for the money.