Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyann is the story of a Gujarati family that depicts the mindset of most of the middle and upper middle-class families of the society. It shows the psychology of individuals who still believe that society can be run and governed by men only.
Suryakant Garodia is also one of these. He is a known, respected businessman whose family since past four generations is into the business of making traditional Gujarati bandhanis. Because of this, he is one of the most respected and richest individuals of the area. For him, it's just not business but matter of pride.
But what worries Suryakant most is that will this honor and family business end with him? Will there be no one else from his next generation who will follow this decades old family pride and business?
After giving birth to three daughters, his wife Savitri once again is expecting a child and Suryakant this time is very hopeful of having a son. In fact, his family pandit has predicted that this time there are no chances of anything going wrong.
Finally the day comes. It's Diwali. All are hoping that this Diwali will mark the entry of the heir to their family. Suryakant's mother, too, is very hopeful and pressure is building up on Savitri. However, finally as Savitri gives birth to a baby girl, all dreams, expectations and hopes are shattered for one more time.
The newly born baby girl is named as Laxmi and is not welcomed by anyone in the family except her mother and sisters.
Inspite of Suryakant's strong desire to have a son he is a doting father and fulfills all responsibilities towards his daughters. However, being a man of orthodox thoughts he thinks that 'ladkiyaan toh paraya dhan hotee hain' and will have to move on some day. Things become more complicated when doctors declare that because of some biological problems Savitri will never be able to conceive in future.
His family's pandit suggests that he still has a 'putra-yog' and very soon will be blessed with it. However, he recommends something drastic to be done.
As expected, worst hits the family, especially Savitri when, one fine day, Suryakant walks in the house with Menka, his second wife. Savitri is shocked and helpless. Suryakant's mother as well as sisters support Suryakant's act. Savitri is helpless and accepts Menka in her life and family.
Â Menka, after few days gets pregnant and on the next Diwali, much to the family's delight, delivers a son, Yuvraj.
Suryakant's life changes as he is now the happiest man on earth. Menka becomes dominant in the house and Savitri and her daughters are pulled down. Suryakant and his family, least bothered about the existence of his first wife and four daughters, are happy in their new world with Menka and Yuvraj.
It is under these circumstances that the children grow up under the same roofâ€¦ a brother whose every wish becomes the command at home and his four elder sisters whose every wish is sidelined and sacrificed.
While the elder three sisters are too afraid of their father to raise their voice against this blatant injustice, it is Lakshmi, the effervescent, bubbly and youngest of the lot, who stands up for herself and her sistersâ€¦ in fact, for all daughters and women and stake claim to their rightful place in their family, society and the world!
Gayatri Baa - Nayan Bhatt (earlier Rohini Hattangadi)
Suryakant - Yatin Karyekar
Savitri - Aishwarya Narkar
Menka - Tanushree Kaushal
Saraswati - Kshiti Jog
Laxmi - Gunjan Walia (earlier Twinkle Bajpai)
Gauri - Aliza Khan (earlier Neeta Shetty)
Durga - Smriti Mohan
Halki - Nupur Alankar
Phulki - Suchitra Bandekar
Yuvraj - Romit Parashar
Pavitra / Kajri - Jaswinder Kaur
Hasmukh - Shekhar Shukla
Rasik - Rajendra Chawla
Naynaben - Sulbha Arya
Kshitij - Hemant Thatte (earlier Vikrant Rai)
Yuvraj - Karan
Rasili - Gulfam
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