When Prakash Jha’s directorial , one of the most controversial web series Aashram was released on OTT platforms, it received a lot of mixed reviews.
The series grabbed a lot of attention because of authenticity of the plot and astonishing performance by the cast.
Those who have watched the whole web series must be aware of the word ‘ Japnaam’. It has been used quite a lot of times thoughout.
However, some fans are confused about the meaning of the same and some people don’t know what Japnaam is. Today we will explain the meaning of Japnaam in this article.
Bobby Deol, Chandan Roy, Aaditi Pohankar, Darshan Kumaar, Tridha Choudhury, Esha Gupta and Adhyayan Summan are featured in the series and each of them have been allotted a prominent role.
The series is a sociopolitical satire which is based on true events relating to Dera Sacha Sauda and their leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
General Meaning of Japnaam
The word Japnaam originates from the Punjabi language and is having multiple meanings which differs from person to person. But in general sense it means “one who meditates on God” as well as “chanting.”
Japnaam meaning in Aashram series
Throughout the realpolitik drama, Bobby Deol who is portraying Kashipur Waale Baba Nirala/ was heard saying Japnaam frequently. The pupose of reciting that word again and again was to recollect God and proclaim His glory there.
Baba Nirala’s superstitious followers clearly heard Japnaam at his Aashram and attempted to communicate with God and pursue the road of redemption.
Main aap sab ko moksha ki raha par le ke jaaonga, told Kaashipur Waale Baba Nirala to his blind followers in one of the series’ most iconic monologues. When he appeared in front of a large crowd of followers, he used to say,
Japnaam Japnaam (I will guide you all to the road of enlightenment).
Plot of the series
Snuggled in the fictionalized version of Kashipur, the lineage was founded by a self-proclaimed Godman termed as Kashipur waale Baba Nirala, who grabs authority to control the lower section of the society.
Baba Nirala frequently stood up for them, and they considered him as their savior. As he run towards their assistance, Pammi a downtown girl is tempted into his admiration. T
Later, the unexpected appearance of a skeleton in a nearby forest area disturbs the city’s quietude at an important time for the impending national elections.
All of the prosecution’s linkages surprisingly intersect to one place – THE AASHRAM.
Sub-inspector Ujagar Singh and policeman Sadhu unbury n number of buried dark truths of Aashram and the actual face of Kashipur waale Baba Nirala come out.
Baba, on the other hand, becomes a young legend after enlisting the help of a renowned pop singer, Tinka Singh. The Aashram leader is now turning to be center of attraction for campaigns running throughout the country for next polls because of his popularity and rapidly increasing followers.
Pammi, eventually became a blind follower of Baba, and is flourishing within the Aashram.
It will be interesting to witness How long can her naive faith in Baba last? After all, Baba is nothing but the man who is pure demon, abuses young girls, sneaks underneath his spotless picture of a messianic.