Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil

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Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dill
किस देश में है मेरा दिल
In Which Country Does My Heart Live
Kis Desh Mein Hain Mera Dil.jpg
Prem and Heer of Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil
Genre Indian soap opera
Romantic drama
Created by Balaji Telefilms
Written by Story
Sonali Jaffar
Screenplay
Arshad Jafri, Salil Sand, Vandana Tiwari, Gaurav Sharma, Fatima Rangila & Anil Nagpal
Dialogues
Rekha Modi
Directed by Garry Bhinder, Ravindra Gautam, Anoop Chaudhary, V G Roy, Lalit Mohan, Deepak Saini, Fahad Kashmiri, Rishi Tyagi, Muzammil Desai, Anil V Kumar, Talat Jani, Praveen Suden, Ashish Shrivastav, Hitesh Tejwani & Ajay Veermal
Creative director(s) Nivedita BasuVikas Gupta, Ipshita Deb, Doris Dey, Doyel Som, Sanchi Bawa & Madhura Rapsang
Starring See Below
Opening theme "Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil" by Richa Sharma
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes Total 444
Production
Producer(s) Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor
Editor(s) Vikas Sharma, Sandeep Bhatt & Vishwabandhu Giri
Cinematography Suhas Shirodkar, Rajan Singh & Mahesh Thalakaad
Running time 24 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel STAR Plus
Picture format 720i (SDTV)
Original run March 3, 2008 – February 5, 2010

Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (Hindi: किस देश में है मेरा दिल) (English: In Which Country Does My Heart Live) was an Indian soap opera that aired on STAR Plus. The story is of two lovers, Prem and Heer and their undying love for one another. Their story consist of many conspiracies, tragedies, heart-break, etc. but in the end their undying love for one another prevails through the roughest of times.

Story[edit]

The story begins with a young village woman, Heer Maan, who has been engaged to her father's best friend's son whilst being young. She is a simple girl, and above all wants to make her parents happy. She doesn’t think twice about her engagement to a man she has never seen. On the other side, we have Prem Juneja, a man who has grown up in Canada, yet has no problem agreeing to a marriage his father decided on years ago, because his parents are the most important people to him. Next to them, his happiness means nothing. Prem returns to India with his family, only to find out that Heer and her entire family have supposedly perished in an accident.

Now, here, instead of releasing Prem from his promise, his father forces him to agree to marry his best friend's niece, thinking to appease his best friend's soul in this way. The thing they don't know is that Heer and her sister, Mehar, are actually alive and well. Their deaths are a lie perpetuated by an evil aunt, Daljeet, who wants to marry her daughter, Ashlesha, off to the rich Prem Juneja.

Prem meets Heer, falls in love with her. He loves his father, but he cannot watch Heer marry a mentally challenged man. When Prem's relationship with Heer comes to light at the event of his marriage, his father, Lalit Juneja, gets angry and disowns him. Prem leaves his house along with Heer and Mehar. Prem regrets hurting his father, but he has made a promise to Heer. After a period of tribulation, during a storm, Lalit Juneja, Prem's father, realizes the truth and is ready to give his blessing to the couple. Heer does not know this, and pretends to have amnesia so that Prem can be free to go back to his family. Heer sneaks out one night, and Prem goes after her. At the train station, Lalit helps Prem convince Heer to stay. Heer and Prem reunite and Lalit gives them his blessing.

Before Heer and Prem can marry, Prem supposedly dies in a bomb blast. However, he turns out to be alive, and pretends to be suffering from amnesia. He comes back in time to save Heer from marriage to a man bent on destroying the Juneja family. It then seems that the man Heer married is not Prem Juneja, but is actually someone masquerading as him for money. As the story moves along, it is proved that Heer's husband actually is Prem Juneja, but he is dying of a disease. And then, that turns out to be a lie. Prem is actually whole and healthy. Prem and Heer reunite.

The story continues, just as Prem and Heer consummate their relationship, Prem's spoiled sister Veera comes home with tales about her husband's (Nihaal) abuse. Because Veera's husband is Heer's long-lost brother, Nihal, Heer is kicked out of the house in retaliation. Preet and Mehar work diligently to reunite the two. Eventually, Prem realizes that while he must respect his mother, his wife is his responsibility, too. He brings Heer back home. They reunite. This action causes Prem's(step)mother to hate Heer, to be jealous of her, and to decide on destroying her son’s relationship with Heer. Stepmother succeeds. She manipulates Prem into thinking that Heer is having an affair. Prem then gets drunk and supposedly falls into bed with Ashlesha. Heer leaves.

Six years later, the two meet again. Prem finds out that Heer had a daughter that she named Chahat. At this point, we see an angry and bitter Heer. She has been hardened by Prem’s betrayal, and wants nothing to do with him. Prem pursues Heer(knowing that he cannot live without her any longer) and later creates a drama where he gets engaged to Heer's friend Geet inorder to make Heer jealous and reveal her true feelings for Prem. The plan succeeds and Heer becomes jealous and later agrees to the fact that she loves Prem and also cannot let Chahat live without her father, therefore she forgives Prem and they reunite.

Stepmother is still trying to separate the two, and Heer doesn't tell Prem about this. Prem is still easily manipulated and explodes at Heer multiple times. The woman that Prem supposedly slept with comes back into their lives to separate the two again so she can make place for herself in the Juneja's mansion. That is when the truth comes out regarding Prem's infidelity (He had never slept with Ashlesha but it was an elaborate revenge set up by Ashlesha, made to look like prem had in fact slept with her to break prem and heers strong relationship).

After all of this, Prem and Heer's main supporter, and Mehar's husband, Preet, is killed by Lalit Juneja's stepbrother's son who were determined to destroy the Juneja's family. There then follows a plot regarding Mehar's evil new husband, kidnapping, and the truth coming out. The story ends with the Juneja family mourning those they have lost, and being hopeful about the future.

Credit for above summary goes to: darkice782's "Kis Desh" Summary

Cast[edit]

Actor Character Role
Additi Gupta Heer Prem Juneja Female Lead
Harshad Chopra Prem Lalit Juneja/Gaurav Sharma Male Lead
Virendra Saxena Balraaj Maan Deceased
Sadhna Singh Teji Balraaj Maan Deceased
Mahesh Shetty Nihaal Balraaj Maan
Vaishali Sachdev Vij Meher Preet Juneja
Sushant Singh Rajput Preet Lalit Juneja Deceased
Deepak Qazir Lalit Juneja
Shama Deshpande Gayatri Juneja
Nidhi Tikoo Kulraj Kiran Gupta
Krystle D'Souza Veera Nihaal Maan Deceased
Madhura Naik Maya Harman Juneja
Manoj Chandila / Tabrez Khan Harman Lalit Juneja
Manav Vij Kiran Gupta
Ranjeev Verma Balwant Maan
Tasneem Sheikh Daljeet Maan
Riya Chopra Vishakha Maan
Mihika Verma Ashlesha Maan
Muskaan Uppal Chahat Prem Juneja
Jai Kalra Rishabh Rampal
Apara Mehta Bharti Rampal
Vishal Thakkar / Dev Keswani Dheer
Dimple Jhangiani Sanjana Rampal
Tanaaz Kareem Kuljeet
Avinash Sachdev Manmeet / Prashant Chhabria
Kalyani Trivedi Jugni
Kanika Shivpuri Surabhi Devi
Amit Jain Raj Malhotra
Kratika Sengar Simran
Simran Khanna Geet
Yuvraj Malhotra Viren antagonist
Amar Sharma Sameer

Characters (Present Characters)[edit]

Heer is a small town woman. She is very obedient and has a mixture of tradition and keeps the morals taught by her parents above all. She is caring and sensitive by nature and agrees to marry Prem because it was her father's wish and happiness. She easily accepts Prem's family as her own and handles all responsibilities as a daughter-in-law of the Juneja family. She loves Prem unconditionally and irrevocably and trusts him blindly.

Prem is a handsome, obedient, loving and traditional son. Brought up in Canada, he is the jewel of his parents as he kept his culture, heritage and values intact and strong. He sacrifices everything for his siblings, worships his mother and father and soon begins to fall passionately and unconditionally in love with Heer. In a test of love, he is forced to choose between the parents whom he considers his gods and the love he considers his life. Throughout the show, Prem portrays the perfect image of a character that is not fully god, yet not human either. Prem supposedly died in a bomb blast in New Delhi, but is shown to alive and pretends to be suffering from amnesia. He pretended to be Gaurav Sharma, but later his true identity was found out by Heer that he was actually Prem Juneja.

Gayatri is Prem and Kulraj's stepmother. However, she considers them both as her own children and loves him both dearly. She believes that Prem will never hurt her and will always support her decisions. Gayatri however, has a great change of heart after the tragic death of her daughter Veera and sets to destroy Heer's and Prem's relationship by planting the seeds of doubt in Prem's mind regarding Heer's loyalty and later tries to take away Chahat's custody from Heer while the two were separated.

  • Lalit

Lalit Juneja is the father of Kulraaj, Prem, Harman, Preet, Veera. He believes in keeping his family together. He treats his daughter-in-laws Heer and Meher as his own daughters.

  • Harman

Harman is the second son of the Juneja family. He is lawyer. He believes in taking his own decisions, even if it means going against the family. He is married to the modern, stylish but money-minded Maya. He also wishes to reunite Prem and Heer together after their separation for six years.

Maya is Harman's wife. She is modern and finds it difficult to adjust in the conservative Juneja family. Her only support is her sister-in-law Veera, since both of them dislike Heer and Meher. But later she turns over a new leaf and finally is able to adjust in her in laws.

She is the eldest child of the Juneja family. She is married to Kiran and has three children. She is a simple girl who loves her siblings, children and parents a lot. Kulraj is always lively and light hearted.

Meher is Heer's younger sister. She is a like Heer by nature- obedient, sweet and simple. Food is her weakness and she finds it difficult to control herself. Meher is married to Preet (Prem and Harman's younger brother) and later to Viren.

  • Chahat

Chahat is Prem and Heer's daughter. She is fun, gullible and loved by all. She respects her parents and tries to keep them close together. Chahat is 7 years old.

Preet is Prem's youngest brother. He is married to Heer's younger sister Meher. Preet is caring and funny. He can do anything for his elder brother Prem and considers him his world. He was always in support of Prem and Heer being together. He died in a bomb blast in an attempt to save Prem.

Veera is the youngest child in the Juneja family and is selfish and incredibly money minded. She attempts to destroy her brother, Prem's relationship and her own relationship with her husband, but ultimately falls in love with her husband. She dies in a fire in an attempt to bring her husband, Nihaal, closer to her.

Nihaal is the brother of Heer and Meher who was separated from them in his childhood when his mother kidnapped him for his birth parents but then reunited with his sisters as an adult. He is a loving brother and a loving husband, yet he does never receives the same love from his wife. In the beginning of their marriage, Veera detests him and when she begins to love him at last, she is killed in a fire. Nihaal, who is believed to be at fault, is then hated and accused by Veera's family and sent to jail.

Replacement[edit]

The show was replaced by Behenein on 8,Feb,2010 8.30p.m.

TAM Ratings[edit]

IndianTelevision.com

  • 14 jan 09 listed #2 with rating 2.63 surpassing Jeevan Sathi
  • 21 jan 09 listed #2 with rating 2.7 surpassing Uttaran
  • 27 jan 09 listed #2 with rating 2.63
  • 2 Feb 09 listed #2 with rating 2.6
  • 16 apr 09 listed #2 with rating 2.68

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category
2008: Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Naya Sadasya(Male)

Harshad Chopra as Prem Juneja

2008: Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Yogya Jodi

Harshad Chopra as Prem Juneja and Additi Gupta as Heer Maan

2008: New Talent Awards Best New On Screen Couple

Harshad Chopra as Prem Juneja and Additi Gupta as Heer Maan

2009: Star Parivaar Awards Favourite Jodi

Harshad Chopra as Prem Juneja and Additi Gupta as Heer Juneja

STAR India Plus(United States and Canada)[edit]

Premiere Concluded
March 3, 2008 February 8, 2010
Re-air Concluding
March 8, 2010 March 13, 2012

Notes:

  • Re-airing with subtitles in the U.S. and Canada!
  • This is the first time in Indian history that a popular soap has re-aired in the U.S. and Canada on its original channel.

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