Dekh Bhai Dekh
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|Dekh Bhai Dekh|
|Country of origin||India|
|Executive producer(s)||AB Corp.|
|Running time||22 minutes|
Dekh Bhai Dekh was one of the most popular comedy Hindi sitcom created, developed, edited, directed by Anand Mahendroo. The show was produced by Jaya Bachchan under the banner of Saraswati Audio Visuals Pvt Ltd (now merged with Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Ltd.). It starred Shekhar Suman, Navin Nischol, Farida Jalal, Bhavana Balsavar, Deven Bhojani, Sushma Seth, Vishal Singh and Nattasha Singh in lead roles.
It premiered on Doordarshan's metro channel, (DD2) on 6 May 1993. Subsequently, there have been several re-runs on DD National, Sony TV, and SAB TV till 2005. It is considered as a classic, among Indian television shows.
The story revolves around three generations of the Diwan family, who live as an extended family in an ancestral bungalow in the suburbs of Mumbai. The serial takes the viewer through their various ups and downs. Their never-say-die attitude helps them overcome sibling rivalry, relationship troubles, business problems, irksome parents and in-laws. The kids and their friends provide many comic situations to which the viewers can relate. A distinctive feature of this show were its fast speaking characters.
Cast and crew
- Sushma Seth as Sarla Diwan
- N.K. Shivpuri as Durgadas Diwan
- Navin Nischol as Balraj Diwan
- Shekhar Suman as Sameer Diwan
- Farida Jalal as Suhasini Diwan
- Bhavna Balsavar as Sunita Diwan 
- Vishal Singh as Sanjay Diwan
- Nattasha Singh as Kirti Diwan
- Sunny Singh as Vishal Diwan
- Karishma Acharya as Aabha Diwan
- Amar Upadhyay ... Sahil Diwan
- Deven Bhojani ... Kareema
- Urvashi Dholakia ...Shilpa
- Rakesh Thareja... Dingoo
- Satish Shah ...M.K. Rai / Madan
- Krutika Desai ...Chirutha
- Divya Seth ...Priya
- Benu Kalsi ...Badi Nani
- Shammi ...Choti Nani
- Daisy Irani ...Daisy Mausi
- Rakhee Tandon ...Shivani
- Ananya Khare ...Zubeida / Leena
- Anant Mahadevan
- Santosh Gupta
- Ritu Sharma
- Raju Srivastav
- Anuj Saxena
- Lilliput ...as various characters
- Sameer Diwan
Chachu aka, Sameer diwan, funny and playful and the one who’s obsessed with stock news! He owns travel agency. Used to work in Navy before.
- Balraj Diwan
He has habit of forgetting everything. He is MD of company he works for.
- Sarla Diwan
Mummyji is the head of family who maintains the culture of discipline around the house. She is social worker and heads her mahila mandal.
- Durgadas Diwan
Daddaji Sarla Diwan’s husband, who's really a kid at heart and loves playing pranks on his grandchildren. He is retired judge.
- Kirti Diwan
Bubbly talkative emotional daughter of Balraj and Suhasini. She is huge fan of Shahrukh Khan.
- Sanjay Diwan
Sanjay, aka Sanju, who’s always looking for ways to impress his girlfriend. Good at heart but keeps creating problems. He breaks Sameer's new car. Then puts him in handcuff till he forgives Sanju. not so good in studies though.
- Rajeev Agarwal - Development, plots, screenplay and script editing
- Liliput - Dialogue
- Parvati Walia - Plots
- Vipul Shah - Screenplay
- Maya Balse - Screenplay
- Title Song - Udit Narayan
- Music Director -Ajit Singh
- Music Arranger- Raju Singh