Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been entertaining the Indian audience for the last 13 years. And one of the reasons it is so successful is because its storylines have always focused on Indian issues, social problems and the cultural values of the country. Laced with humor, these stories make more impact on the mindset of the audience.
The show at its very beginning focused on child marriage and how it is not good for the society. With both Daya and Bapuji hell-bent on arranging a marriage for a very young Tappu to Jethalal and Mehtasaab trying their best to avoid it, the message was pretty strong indicating that child marriage can ruin the lives of the young people.
One of the stories of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah revealed a story of a mother who had to part from her infant daughter because her in-laws and husband wanted a son. This particular story focused on how even today many Indian households prefer boys over girls and women are harassed if they deliver a girl.
Not only did this story throw light on such incidences in our society but also preached how there is no difference between a girl and a boy and that both should be treated equally.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has repeatedly promoted that drinking alcohol is very bad. Through Sodhi’s character, Bapuji and Mahila Mandal's actions, the show has stressed multiple times that it is wrong to indulge in alcohol and gamble.
In the wake of the Corona pandemic, the makers dedicated two important stories to the current situation. During the second lockdown, the focus was on the black marketing of Corona medicines which was effectively portrayed through Mission Kala Kauwa. From Popatlal, Jethalal to Dr. Hathi and Bapuji, everyone contributed to make this mission a successful one.
Currently, the show is stressing on the importance of the Corona vaccination by arranging Vaccination Mahotsav in the Gokuldham society. From answering to the fears and confusions of the people related to Covid-19 to convincing people to take vaccines, the current plot of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is all about making people understand the importance of taking the vaccines.