Zee TV's new primetime offering 'Kaala Teeka', which launches on November 2, at 7 pm, attempts to break the shackles of age-old superstitions and endeavours to create awareness amongst the masses against such social ills. Set in Mithila, Bihar, it is the story of two young girls whose lives are entwined by an act of superstition.
The show captures the journey of a girl child 'Kaali ' who is treated as a human 'Kaala Teeka' for another child Gauri, and is expected to shadow her everywhere for the well-being of the latter. This regressive, superstitious belief of using one child's presence merely to ward off evil influences from another poses several obstacles in the former's path of growth and overall development. It showcases Kaali's journey of hope as she overcomes these challenges and enables Gauri to find her true self.
Producers Tony and Deeya Singh say, "Kaala Teeka says a big no to bigotry and urges people to broaden their horizons and ignore outdated superstitious beliefs. In showcasing the journey of Kaali and Gauri, we're trying to create awareness about certain age-old, redundant practices and superstitious beliefs that are unfortunately still prevalent in India. The story captures Kaali's journey of hope as she fights for her place under the sun and reaches out to her own dreams and aspirations, rather than being relegated to leading the life of a human kaala teeka." First Published : October 29, 2015