5 Times Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain Proved To Be a Socially Aware Comedy TV Show For The Masses

This widely popular show takes on topics rarely touched on in Indian TV and gives them a comedic spin.

1. Showing The Politics Behind Protests

Still of Vibhuti's Protest on Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain
Still of Vibhuti's Protest on Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain (Source; ZEE5)

At the root of it the idea behind Bhabi Ghar Par Hain is simple. It’s a show where two neighboring husbands Tiwari and Vibhuti are trying to woo each other’s wife. However, the show is set in Kanpur and it’s obvious that the characters are affected by major events change in ideas happening around the country.

Protest, strikes and marches are a common phenomenon in the times we are living in. In a recent episode, we saw Vibhuti protesting to save water. The makers of the show use this protest to show people who use protests for political or personal gains. They also show the people like Saxena who care about the causes that they support.

Watch the latest episode from this week here.

2. Depicting Arab Slave Trafficking

Still from Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain with Vibhuti
Still of an Arab Sheikh in Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain (Source: ZEE5)

In some episodes, we saw Tiwari protecting Angoori and the rest of the people in his colony from becoming slaves of an Arab sheikh. Trafficking slaves from India to Arab countries is a troubling phenomenon not talked about on Indian TV. Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain took on this subject in a lighter vein to start a conversation around it. Watch the entire week’s story unfold here.

3. Promoting Adult Education

Still from Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain with Angoori
Still of Angoori going to school on Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain (Source: ZEE5)

Angoori expresses a desire to complete her education by going back to school. Vibhuti is shown supporting her decision while Tiwari is shown opposing it and being embarrassed by it. This storyline of the show not only promoted adult education, but also education for women. Watch how Angoori finds life back in school here.

4. Breaking Down Masculinity

Still from Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain
The kathak teacher Razia Gulkandi on Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain (Source: ZEE5)

In one of the episodes, Razia Gulkandi, the Kathak teacher, is shown to be transgender. She asks all the men in her class to be comfortable with their feminine side if they want to dance. Even Angoori demands more freedoms for herself within her marriage. Whether it is going back to school, learning Kathak or just being more adventurous, breaking down standards and expectations of masculinity is something the show speaks of.

5. Portraying Same-sex Couples

Still from Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain
Source: ZEE5

In earlier episodes, Vibhuti falls in love with Tiwari after reading a magical romantic book. Through this, the makers were able to shed light on some of the injustices and punishments the LGBT community have have faced. Not to mention, this was a rare instance where a same-sex couple was shown on Indian TV. Watch this unique love story here.

However, the treatment of this topics, leaves a lot to be desired. But by merely talking about relevant ideas, Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain has managed to bring a fresh breath of change on Indian TV.