Kumkuma Rekha Plot:
Viswanatham is a lower middle class man with three daughters and a sick wife Santhamma. His eldest daughter is Sudha who is the protoganist. She is studying in college and stays in the hostel. Her best friend is Lavanya. Sudha is a traditional, quiet and timid girl while Lavanya is just the opposite. Sudha falls in love with Raghu an M.B.A. Student and in a weak moment she becomes pregnant. She searches for Raghu but Raghu goes missing and Lavanya convinces Sudha to go for an abortion and they go to a Gynocologist and abort the child.Exams are over and Sudhe reaches her native place. There her father arranges a good alliance for her and the boy (Ravi Shankar) comes to see her with his sister. Sudha is shocked to see that Ravi’s sister is the same Doctor Vasundhara Devi who performed her abortion. She is very tense but to her surprise Dr. Vasundhara agrees for the marriage and Sudha becomes Ravi’s wife !
Now Sudha cannot submit herself to Ravi on the first night. He is extremely fond of her and asks her what gift she wants on the first night. She asks him not to touch her till she is willing. Ravi is very hurt and surprised at the strange request, but agrees as he does not want to displease her. The newly weds start acting in front of the others as husband and wife but in reality they live seperately under the same roof. Vasundhara finds out the truth and warns both Lavanya and Sudha. She tells them that she has performed the marriage as her brother liked the girl very much but she does not want to ruin her brother~s marriage. She gives Sudha an ultimatum that if she does not accept her brother within 3 months she will send her away. Sudha is upset, and confused. The new couple go to Sudha~s native place and acccidently Ravi takes her to the same temple where she got raped and she is affected psychologically and swoons down.Ravi takes her to a Psychiatarist and there Ravi finds out that she has been disturbed by an incident in her childhood and hence she behaves that way. Actually the Doctor tells him a lie on the instructions of Dr. Vasundhara Devi. But as Sudha comes to understand her Husband, she realises that he is a true gentleman. Slowly her respect for him turns into love, but she cannot express it. Finally one day she decides to forget her past and live happily in her present and gives herself completely to her husband.
Suddenly a Blast from the Past arrives in her life in the name of her ex-boyfriend Raghu! Raghu enters her house and Ravi becomes very close to him. Sudha hates him for cheating her but in one circumstance comes to know that he is not at fault. There is a triangular drama here where another classmate of hers , sunil who tried to stop her marriage is released from jail. He starts blackmailing her and Sudha is torn between her husband, her former lover and her blackmailer.
Lavanya who has a been a pillar of strength for Sudha has a lot of problems in her life too. Right from childhood Lavanya is brought up by her mother and does not know who her father is. On her mother~s insistance Lavanya gets married to Shekar. Her husband is a timid man and one day when they out shopping they see a street fight and Lavanya slaps a big Goonda Bhagwan. He is so shocked as no body has had the guts to even look at him in the face and a girl has slapped him in front of everybody. He goes to her house and in front of her husband and in-laws, he grabs her and by force takes her away. He does not even touch her but leaves her back after two days. Her husband and his family refuse to take her back. She tries telling them that nothing happened but they don~t believe her and throw her out of the house. she does not know what to do ? Her life becomes a question mark. She then decides to go and stay with Bhagwan who is the cause for the misfortune in her life. Bhagwan is also shocked and asks her to go back but she refuses and starts living in the same house. He starts respecting her and slowly his life style changes and people start respecting him. Both share a very platonic relationship.
After a few years Bhagwan dies suddenly leaving all the property in her name. Then her husband and in-laws come running and ask her to return back as she is a very wealthy woman now. She refuses to go with them and decides to remain as Bhagwan~s widow rather than Shekar~s wife.
Does Sudha find peace in her life ?
What happens to her blackmailer Sunil ?
What is the fate of Raghu ?
What happens in Lavanya’s life after Bhagwan’s death ?
Kumkuma Rekha is a Most Popular Telugu serial telecasted on ETV at 6:30 PM from Monday -Saturday.