Deepti Naval, Anoop Soni, Lalit Parimoo, Amit Behal, Rahul Vohra,
Bharat Kapoor, Meghna Malik, Achint Kaur &
Producer & Director – Ashok Pandit
Writer – Raman Kumar
Camera – Maloy Dasgupta
Music – Tauseef Akhtar
Lyrics – Sameer
Chief Assistant – Priyanka
Costumes – Urmi
Muqammal is about a modern-day Draupadi searching for the perfect
Drawing inspiration from Mahabharata, Muqammal claims to be
the story of a modern day Draupadi. The protagonist Sumeesha,
played by Naval, is a women strong in her values, yet vulnerable
in her needs. The story is about how she is attracted towards
different men for their various qualities, and of her struggle
to change the view about platonic relationships.
What would a woman of our times who has five men in her life,
be called? Draupadi? Well, Sumeesha Dev Singh, the central character
of “Muqammal” is the contemporary version of the
mythological Draupadi. She is in search of a complete man. She
shares relationships with five different men, including her
husband and relates to each of them on a different level. She
loves one particular quality in each of the five men and those
five different qualities make one complete man that she is in
search of. She is in search of completeness (Muqammal) in a
man and in herself.
V.M, who is Sumeesha’s Boss, is
a man with a mission, a dream to fulfill. He wants to fulfill
his dreams without compromising on feelings and relationships.
In his heart of hearts he has immense love and longing for his
roots. Sumeesha is in great awe of V.M’s attitude to dare
to dream, and she works for V.M to fulfill his dreams and his
Anju, who is VM’s wife, is a high society
woman who is jealous of her husband’s relationship with
Jagan, by nature is a philosopher and a deep
thinker. He tries to find logic in everything around him. Sumeesha
finds comfort in Jagan in her times of difficulty. He is the
one who supports and advices her. She seeks his advice in crisis.
Sumeesha fondly adores these qualities of Jagan.
Sheena is Jagan’s live in partner, a
woman who lives by her own rules and does not believe in the
institution of marriage.
Ajit, who is much younger than Sumeesha is
a fun loving man full of life and has the ability to make Sumeesha
laugh and bring about a change in her mundane life. Ajit’s
ability to make her smile is the reason behind Sumeesha’s
fondness for Ajit.Their relationship is sensed by Ajit’s
wife Amita, who feels that there relationship is just not platonic
but physical. Amita is bold and a strong willed woman who confronts
Ajit regarding his and Sumeesha’s relationship.
Amita plays Ajit’s ever-suspicious wife
who thinks that Ajit has an affair with Sumeesha and does everything
on her part to keep them apart.
Ranjan Manchanda is a very practical man. He
is somebody endowed with a very calculative mind. By profession
he is an accountant and advises Sumeesha on matters relating
to finance. Sumeesha likes the accountant nature in him and
always seeks advice from Manchanda in matters relating to money.
Karan, is the fifth character in Sumeesha’s
life. He is Sumeesha’s husband. The reason for Sumeesha’s
fondness for Karan is that he is the father of her two kids
and also provides her with stability. By nature, he is a very
non-interfering husband, totally embedded in his routine social
life. There is lack of communication between both of them.
Sumeesha is a sort of pessimist lacking humor and needs to lighten
a bit. She believes more on the platonic side of the relationship
rather than physical. But others around her (Karan, V.M., Amita
etc…)don’t and therefore she is on the quest to
change their view.
Muqammal is a story of inter-relationships.
It is a story of every woman in search of complete man in a
perfect package. The dialogues are very deep and at the same
time very understandable.