Chand Ke Paar Chalo (TV series)
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|Chand Ke Paar Chalo|
|Created by||Tangerine Digital and Morpheus Motion|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||80|
|Running time||approximately 23 minutes|
|Original channel||NDTV Imagine|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV),|
|Original run||September 29, 2008 – February 12, 2009|
Chand Ke Paar Chalo starts with Anisa, a happy-go-lucky, lower middle class Muslim girl living in Lucknow with her parents. Initially, the story depicts Anisa's life in college, where she struggles to make a place for herself among the rich and well-connected students. She falls in love with a handsome and aristocratic young man, but backs off when she learns about his love for another girl. Selflessly, Anisa helps him to win the heart of his lady love.
Then Anisa and her parents migrate to Mumbai. They go there primarily because Anisa’s father requires treatment and the big city will provide better facilities. Anisa wants to get a job. She feels that opportunities in Mumbai are far greater than in Lucknow, and she doesn’t want her ill and weak father to have to struggle to provide for them in Lucknow. For her, Lucknow does not hold any charm.
Anisa, after much struggle, procures a job in one of Mumbai’s biggest media houses — The Singhanias — who are the owners of a popular magazine: Desi Girls. She is hired by Arjun Singhania, the head honcho of this business empire, as his younger brother Rahul’s personal assistant.
Arjun is tired of Rahul’s philandering ways, which are likely to ruin a big merger he is planning with Rahul’s fiancée's family. Arjun is convinced that Anisa is exactly the kind of girl whom Rahul will never dream of flirting with. Rahul, on the other hand, is appalled that he is saddled with a girl like Anisa, who, for him, is a social embarrassment.
The story now is of Anisa trying to fit into this new world of glitz and glamour: a world where every girl is a size zero, where every man is flirtatious, where money talks and style defines one's worth. Anisa is thrown into a world where everyone looks down on her and treats her with disdain. It is the story of her struggle to make a place for herself and find happiness, love, and a unique identity.
The girl is effervescent, gregarious, funny and uninhibited. She is from a lower middle-class family. Not the sati-savitri types, she often speaks her mind. She firmly believes in living in the moment. Her spontaneity sometimes brings about clumsiness and disorganization. She is not interested in studying as she is dying to get married and have kids. She tries to drop out of university any chance she gets. However, her mother keeps sending her back to school.
The head honcho of this great business of magazines and newspapers, Arjun is heading this media empire since his father died less than half a year ago. He had to shoulder the weight of the whole business. He saw the empire totally go to the dogs when his father died; everyone tried to take advantage of his naiveté. He does not want to see himself, his family name or business again in that vulnerable spot and is therefore highly protective of his brother. So he has arranged his brother’s marriage with a girl from an extremely influential family. He thinks that money is the only steadfast thing in this cut throat business world; love has absolutely no space in his life.
A Casanova and cad who has been protectively brought up by his elder brother and has not really seen the hard side of life thanks to his entire family who had babied him. He is not really serious about anything. Relationships to him are always casual. His mother is always pushing him to take more interest in work, and he is always turning a deaf ear to her pleas. He is engaged to Vanshika Mittal but thinks that it is a challenge to cheat beyond this relationship. He is looking to postpone marriage for as long as he can. Having affairs galore, he thinks it is a challenge to bed every girl he comes across. He is used to the best things of life and is not willing to grow up and get a mature grip of life. It is only when he thinks Anisa is a challenge and he finds her interesting does he mature for her sake.
- Yami Gautam.. Sanaa
- Zalak Thakker...Anisa
- Amar Upadhyay...Arjun Oberoi
- Vivan Bhatena...Rahul Oberoi
- Aham Sharma...Rehan