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Intertitle of Chhanchhan
Genre Family Drama
Created by Vipul D. Shah
Written by Vipul D. Shah, Sonali Jaffar, Kovid Gupta & Dheeraj Sarna
Directed by Ismail Umarr Khan, Aziz Khan
Creative director(s) Mani Dixit, Tuba Burney
Starring Sanaya Irani, Anuj Sachdeva, Supriya Pathak
See below
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 111
Executive producer(s) Harishankar, Nisha Rawal
Producer(s) Vipul D. Shah, Sanjiv Sharma
Editor(s) Sameer Gandhi
Location(s) Mumbai, India
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time Approx. 20 minutes
Production company(s) Optimystix Entertainment
Original channel Sony TV India
Picture format HDTV 720p
First shown in India
Original run 25 March 2013 (2013-03-25) – 19 September 2013 (2013-09-19)
External links
Production website

Chhanchhan is an Indian family drama TV series which aired from March 25th, 2013 through September 19th, 2013 on Sony Entertainment Television India and Sony Entertainment Television Asia from Monday to Thursday.[1][2] The show was tentatively titled Modern Bahu during pre-production and stars Sanaya Irani, Supriya Pathak, and Anuj Sachdeva.


Chhanchhan Sarabhai (Sanaya Irani) is a modern girl who lives in Ahmadabad with her family. During her friend Poorvi's wedding, she meets Umaben (Supriya Pathak) who is in need of money. Realizing this, they stop the marriage immediately. From then on, Uma hates Chhanchhan. Chhanchhan meets Uma's son, Manav (Farhan Khan), and they hate each other at first sight. Despite the hatred, they keep bumping into each other and subsequently they begin falling for each other. One fine day, Manav confesses his love to Chhanchhan, and she also shares her feelings.

Chhanchhan's family learns about her love and is happy for her. When UmaBen finds out her son is in love with the woman she hates, she pretends to be ill to get Manav to listen to her. Uma tells her family that she will only get better if Manav marries a girl of her choice and Manav accepts her decision. Meanwhile, Himanshu, Manav's friend, says that he will make Uma and Chhanchhan meet each other so Manav can marry Chhanchhan. They meet at the ashram where Chhanchhan works, and she finds out that Manav is Uma's son.

Uma says that she prefers a traditional daughter-in-law in contrast to Chhanchan, who is modern. Manav hears this and plans to run away that night. Uma finds out and attempts to stop him but fails. That night Uma Ben faints again and is rushed to hospital. Manav finds out and Chhanchhan also comes with him. Chhanchhan calls the doctor and tells him to save Uma's life. When Umaben is better she finds out that Chhanchhan saved her life, and she tells Manav that she will make Chhanchhan the youngest daughter-in-law and that she has accepted Chhanchhan. But Uma actually hates her and plans to ruin the wedding. Manav tells Chhanchhan's family and they are happy and the next day Chhanchhan's parents go and meet Umaben.

Chhanchhan and Manav's marriage proceedings start. Chhanchhan and Manav (Anuj Sachdeva) get happily married. But Umaben vows to get Chhanchhan out of the house within 30 days after her Grahapravesh.Umaben tries to create difficult situations for Chhanchhan in the house but Chhanchhan always had a solution for it. Chhanchhan meets a girl named Sonali in her sister Rushali's parlor. Sonali and Chhanchhan are both surprised to hear that Chhanchhan's husband's name and Sonali's fiance's name is same, Manav. Chhanchhan is shocked to hear Sonali's fiance's full name is Manav Borisagar. Chhanchhan realises that Umaben is trying to make Manav marry to Sonali. Chhanchhan reveals this truth to Manav and next day they both meet Sonali and ask her fiance's full name.Sonali lies and tells her fiance's name is Manav Nagar.

Chhanchhan decides to investigate the truth. Chhanchhan leaves Manav's house and goes to her parents house. Chhanchhan starts to collect proofs against Umaben and Sonali so she follows Sonali to a temple where Uma is telling Sonali that she will kick out Chhanchhan in one month and make Manav to marry Sonali. Chhanchhan overhears this and records in the video camera. Uma's true face is surfaced. Chhanchhan confronts Umaben about this and asks about the reason. Umaben reveals that she hates Chhanchhan because she broke Purvi's marriage at first, accusing Umaben for forcing to give dowry and Umaben also tells that she fears that Chhanchhan's modern thoughts will break the house. Chhnachhan promises that she will win Umaben's trust and never let her house break.

On the other hand Kaumudi and Chhanchhan feel that the family is drifting apart due to the competition wherein the family members have started to foil each other's work. Soon Umaben leaves for a teerth yatra. Meanwhile Manav gifts Chhanchhan a western dress and asks her to wear it for him. However Chhanchhan refuses stating family members would oppose it but later agrees. However on the night she is supposed to wear due to some circumstances she is unable to wear the dress to a date with Manav. Manav gets angry and scolds Chhanchhan for this. Rupali enters the scene and taunts Chhanchhan for not satisfying Manav's wishes. Chhanchhan insults Rupali by saying that she has no Indian values. Rupali leaves the place in anger. The same night Rupali calls Manav angrily and asks him to meet her the next morning regarding the contract she had to give. The next day Rupali proposes to manav and asks him to leave Chhanchhan for her. She says that she loves him from college days and also will make him successful in life. Manav scolds her and leaves the place and also throws the contract papers on her face. Rupali plans to get back on Manav.

The next morning a case is filed against Borisagar enterprises stating that they had supplied inferior quality materials. Manav gets in a fight with the claimant Harish, in front of the police, since he insults Matilal. Next day Manav and Chhanchhan go on a drive to ease the mood. A person on a bike wearing helmet deliberately collides with Manav's car and falls unconscious. It is revealed to be Harish and in the hospital is declared dead. Manav is arrested upon charges of murder of Harish and is jailed. Chhanchhan realises this is all Rupali's doing and confronts her. Due to the case the borisagar family starts to lose respect in the society. Their business runs into losses. People start to insult their family. Umaben is removed as head of mahila sanstha and people seeking Mansi's hand for marriage, turn back.

Amidst all this it is realised that Harish is alive. Manav records proof of this in his mobile and shows this to Rupali. The next day Rupali hires goons to retrieve the phone in which they succeed. Later now Manav goes to Rupali and tells her that he gives up and wants her to clean his and his family's name while Chhanchhan had police with. Rupali was arrested.



Critical response[edit]

DNA stated that Chhanchhan has good cinematography, art direction, and costume design, making the show pleasing to the eye, while having to-the-point, realistic dialogues with a decent story pace.[6]