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Sweet Kaaram Coffee Series Review: A Road-Trip of Discoveries, Both Old and New

Sweet Kaaram Coffee Series Review: How many times has it happened that we have simply taken the women in our lives for granted? Be it a mother, a sister or even a romantic partner, women down when they expressed their desires or demanded an equal attention. It is only after these women take matters in their own hands that we realise how important and vital they are in our lives.

Prime Video India’s latest Tamil web series ‘Sweet Kaaram Coffee’ tells the story of three such women who were seen as secondaries by the male counterparts. It tells the story of women who are just as strong as resilient as they are warm and affectionate. ‘Sweet Kaaram Coffee’ stars veteran actor Lakshmi, Madhoo and Santhy in the lead. It was released on Prime Video India on July 6, 2023.

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Sweet Kaaram Coffee Series Summary

‘Sweet Kaaram Coffee’ tells the tale of 3 women – Sundari, Kaveri and Niveditha – who go on a road trip after the men in their family put them down. The story starts with Sundari, the eldest member of the family, on a swing holding a few old letters in her hand. It has been a year since her husband passed away, and since then she lives with her son Rajarathnam and his family. Rajarathnam often coddles and is extra careful towards Sundari.

Then we have Rajarathnam’s wife Kaveri. She is a doting mother, a caring wife and a dutiful daughter-in-law. But her husband takes her for granted, her children pay her no heed. She often feels alone and left out in her own home.

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Niveditha is Kaveri and Rajarathnam’s daughter. She has a dusky complexion which is often seen as a bad thing in our society. She grew up being overlooked as a romantic partner by her peers, and she had to listen to all sorts ‘advices’ to make her complexion fairer. She is a cricketer by profession and is dating a fellow cricketer named Kartik. Things go a little sour between them when Kartik fails to acknowledge Niveditha as a cricketer and introduces her to his parents as a journalist.

The three women embark on a road trip to “live a little, breathe a little”. Initially, they had planned to go to Goa only but Sundari has other plans. This road trip not only takes these women to their geographical location, but also a place of peace, understanding and reclaiming their lives which they had long forgotten to live on their own terms.

Sweet Kaaram Coffee Series Review

‘Sweet Kaaram Coffee’ is one of those sweet and heartwarming shows out there which make you feel good right from the first minute. This women-centric show is a treat for those who look for slice-of-life stories with equal parts sadness and joy. We see 3 generations of women travelling together on a road trip which was as a much needed respite for each of them. Each of these 3 women are on a different stage in their life, but the basic experiences they have shared has been more or less similar.

This also goes for all women out there, regardless of where they come from. The primary experience that united Sundari, Kaveri and Niveditha is that the men in their lives looked down upon them. Their desires, their careers, their wishes were all neglected. They were taken for granted as well. During their road trip, Sundari, Kaveri and Niveditha met with people and experiences which opens their hearts to accepting themselves and reclaiming the parts of their lives which they had lost.

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A sense of deeper bonding and companionship developed between these women which was strong to overcome any obstacle. The people they met on their road trip were nothing less than warm and welcoming. The show carries with it an allure of travel and the experience one has. The women meet Vikram Singh Rathore, a doctor by profession who is currently on a bike trip to Ladakh. He shows Niveditha that she is good the way she is.

He shows Kaveri that she too, can go back to her passion for singing. He becomes good friends with Sundari. Vikram’s appearance is nothing less than mystical and mythical. He is a complete contrast to Rajarathnam, Bala and Kartik. He sees the women as equal and not someone who would ‘need permission’ from men to do something. Ayesha Kapur, who shot to fame with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black, makes her comeback to acting with this show. She appears for two episodes only but her character, Julia leaves behind a new perception of life and view towards marriage.

Sweet Kaaram Coffee Series Review
Sweet Kaaram Coffee Series Review: A Road-Trip of Discoveries, Both Old and New

In the final episode, we see that Sundari, Kaveri and Niveditha are enjoying a spa at the airport. Kaveri then declares that they will keep the details of their road trip a secret from everyone. So we do not know what happens after they return home. But this rather open ended ending is also quite apt for the show, because this road trip across India was for them only. It was their outlet to live a little and breathe a little.

They were already facing criticism from their family citing that women are weak and inept to travel alone. So, it only seem fair that they keep their experiences to themselves rather than sharing it with others and inviting unnecessary critique.

If you have been looking to indulge in some women-centric shows which reflects the stronger bonds women have in real life with each other, then ‘Sweet Kaaram Coffee’ is the right pick. The show is a warm hug to the women who are on a quest to reclaim their lives, who want to do and be something for themselves, who want to show the world that they are more than enough. Just like a coffee which has its bitter and sweet flavours, ‘Sweet Kaaram Coffee’ is a window to those bitter and sweet moments in life of women.

JAL Rating – Sweet Kaaram Coffee Series Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.

JAL gives ‘Sweet Kaaram Coffee’ a stunning 5 rating for its wonderful storyline, a heartwarming tale of companionship and a zest for life. Have you watched the Sweet Kaaram Coffee Series? If yes, do let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Nandini Iyengar
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A writer and translator by profession, Nandini is also known for using a lot of pun.

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