Kesar

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Kesar
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Intertitle of "Kesar"
Created by Balaji Telefilms
Written by Story & Screenplay
Mahesh Pandey, Salil Sand, Bharvi Shah, Kalpesh Modi, Sonali Jaffar, Jainesh Ejardar & Gauri Kodimala
Dialogues
Amal Donwaar
Directed by Hemant Prabhu, Yash Chauhan, Arvind Babbal , Rajesh Sethi, Sanotsh Kohle, Jasbir Bhatti, Garry Bhinder & Manish Singhania
Creative director(s) Nivedita Basu & Bharvi Shah
Starring See Below
Opening theme "Kesar" by Shreya Ghoshal
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Punjabi & Hindi
No. of episodes Total 650
Production
Producer(s) Ekta Kapoor & Shobha Kapoor
Editor(s) Vikas Sharma, Nishit Shah & Mohd Salim
Cinematography Ravi Naidu, Sudesh Kotnis & Suhas Rao
Running time 24 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel STAR Plus
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
Original run April 19, 2004 – May 31, 2007

Kesar is an Indian television serial that aired on STAR Plus, based on the life of a young girl from rural Punjab named Kesar. Kesar concluded on May 31, 2007 but is currently being repeated from the beginning on the TV Asia channel in USA.

Plot[edit]

Kesar (Nandini Singh) is a traditional Punjabi girl living with her large extended family in a village. She gets an offer of marriage from the wealthy Mallya family, living in a big city. Kesar marries Rudra (Nikhil Arya), the son of the Mallyas. She tries her best to cope with the sophisticated urban lifestyle of her new family. But soon she finds herself trapped in a web of deceit. It is revealed that Rudra and his mother Pam have conspired against the innocent Kesar for the sake of some valuable inheritance. Kesar's life goes through a great deal of turmoil. She finds support from Rudra's friend Abhi, who loves her selflessly. But Abhi dies a tragic and early death. His heart is transplanted into the body of Harman (Yash Tonk), who begins to experience the same feelings of love for Kesar. Meanwhile, Kesar has given birth to Rudra's daughter Muskaan. Rudra dies in a bomb blast. After many more troubles, Kesar decides to marry Harman. However, they are separated by adverse circumstances.

Going through these vicissitudes, Kesar gets a new face and identity as Kavita (played by Prachi Shah). She marries Police Commissioner Arjun Gill and brings up Abhimanyu, his son from his first marriage, as her own. She continues to miss her daughter Muskaan and her adopted son Krish. Later on, Kesar is reunited with her daughter Muskaan. The secret that Kesar and Kavita are the same person comes out before everyone. Kesar continues to live with Arjun and Muskaan. Krish lives with Harman. Harman is married to Nupur but remains good friends with Kesar.

Nupur becomes jealous of Harman and Kesar's relationship. Nupur tries to kill Kesar, but instead hurts Harman and he became blind. The only person to know this is Nupur and Harman's daughter Khwaish. Krish meets Khushali, and they fall in love. Muskaan and Rohan meet and fall in love too. On their engagement night, Kesar finds out Rohan's real name is Ajay and he was married before. Krish and Khushali get engaged but Muskaan and Rohan do not. Rohan leaves the house but tells everyone that he had already informed Muskaan about this truth in a CD. However, Muskaan never managed to watch it. Later, the misunderstanding is cleared up. Muskaan decides to get back with Rohan, but on her engagement night, she is almost strangled to death. The person who wants to kill Muskaan is Naina, her wedding planner. Naina has loved Rohan for a long time but he does not love her. On Muskaan and Rohan's wedding day, police arrest him for killing his first wife. Naina is actually the one who has killed Rohan's first wife. She gathers evidence against Rohan and shows it to the police, so that his marriage will be delayed. Kesar and Arjun support Rohan. They compel Naina to admit that she killed Rohan's first wife. Naina then commits suicide.

Muskaan and Rohan get together. Then, on the day of their marriage, Muskaan refuses to marry Rohan. Abhimanyu is in love with Muskaan and has confessed his love for her. Then he rapes her. This matter is taken to court. Meanwhile, Nupur tells Harman that she is the reason behind his going blind. Nupur gets shot and dies. Then, one day, Arjun tries to kill Harman. The reason is that Arjun is jealous of Hrman's friendship with Kesar. However, Harman tells Arjun that his eyes have healed and he can see. Arjun is shocked to hear this. Kesar then brings the police and they arrest Arjun. Meanwhile, Muskaan and Rohan have got married. But Rohan beats up Muskaan, because he thinks that she and Abhimanyu are having an affair. When Rohan realises that it is not so, he apologises to Muskaan, but she doesn't forgive him. Muskaan and Kesar then move in with Harman, Krish, Khushali and Khwaish. They all live happily in Harman's house.

Cast[edit]

Actor Character Role
Nandini Singh / Prachi Shah Kesar Rudra Mallya Female Lead
Eijaz Khan / Hiten Tejwani Abhi Male Lead
Yash Tonk Harman Second Male Lead
Nikhil Arya Rudra Mallya Parallel Male Lead and Antagonist
Sandiip Sikcand / Shakti Singh Parmeet (Kesar's father)
Indira Krishnan Teji (Kesar's mother)
Siddharth Malhotra Shammi (Kesar's younger brother)
Madan Joshi Dharam Mallya
Surekha Sikri Saroj (Dharam's wife)
Kitu Gidwani / Natasha Rana Pam Mallya
Rocky Verma Inspector Yashwant Patil
Karan Patel Ryan
Krishna Kohli Nitika (Rudra's real sister)
Nisha Rawal Binita (Rudra's cousin)
Aleeza Khan / Ashita Dhawan Neha (Rudra's cousin)
Gunjan Walia Riya (Rudra's cousin)
Shubhangi Gokhle Harman's Bhua
Khyaati Keshwani Katrina
Shivalika Sharma Nupur
Nishant Shokeen Aseem
Vineet Sharma Shivam
Iqbal Azad Arjun
Shweta Chowdhary Muskaan
Amit Dolawat Krrish
Ashish Kumar abhimanyu (Muskaan's ex-fiance)
Gunajn Vijya Khwaish
Ankeeta Bharrgava Khushali
Poonam Gulati Naina

Replacement[edit]

Kesar got replaced by the show Karam Apna Apna

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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