- For the 1974 film released in 2010 see Aahat – Ek Ajib Kahani
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Intertitle of Aahat
|Created by||B. P. Singh|
|Written by||B. P. Singh|
|Directed by||B. P. Singh|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||450 approximately|
B. P. Singh
|Production company(s)||Fireworks Productions|
|Original channel||Sony Entertainment Television India
Sony Entertainment Television Asia
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original run||5 October 1995 – 25 November 2010|
|Related shows||Raat Hone Ko Hai|
Aahat (आहट Āhaṭa) was an Indian thriller/horror television series. created, written and directed by B. P. Singh for Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia. The series, which premiered five days after the launch of Sony TV on 5 October 1995, ran for five seasons, ending on 25 November 2010, with a total of more than 450 episodes produced.
The series is based on fictional stories which consisted of mixture of ghosts and tantriks. In the beginning episodes of season 1, the series was based on more of a crime thriller-whodunit with only occasional episodes on the supernatural. Than after each story focused on a different aspect of paranormal activity, such as ghosts, zombies, phantoms, undead persons, possessed objects and witches and wizards.
Season 1: 1995-2001
Aahat was first shot in 1994 as a suspense thriller, and began broadcast on 5 October 1995 on every Thursday, later shifted to Friday at 10:30 PM IST. After about 40 episodes with the same theme, one episode with a supernatural theme was made and when audiences for the series rose sharply, it made the switch. In August 2002, Sony TV reran the season.
Season 2: 2004-2005
After the successful completion of more than 250 episodes of the season 1, Aahat 2 was telecast on 19 November 2004 on every Friday at 9 PM IST. The season than later shifted at 9:30 PM IST from 11 March 2005. Urmila Matondkar had made a special appearance in the episodes "Daheshat Part-1 and 2" on 20 and 27 May 2005 to promote her Bollywood film Naina (2005).
Season 3: 2007
The third season was titled as Aahat: Dahshat Ki Teesri Dastak which was broadcast on 13 January 2007. The season was aired on every Saturday at 10 PM IST.
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