Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi

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Kyun ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thii
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.jpg
Intertitle of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.
Created by Balaji Telefilms
Written by Story
R M Joshi, Salil Sand, Anil Nagpal, Koel Chaudhary, Mitesh Shah & Swati Shah
Screenplay
R M Joshi, Vipul Mehta, Bhavin Patel, Nayana Dasgupta, Mitesh Shah, Salil Sand, Kamlesh Kunti Singh, Anil Nagpal, Archita Biswas, Mrinal Jha and Swati Shah
Dialogues
Dilip Rawal, Anand Gandhi, Sunjoy Shekhar, Rekkha Modi, Brij Mohan Pandey and Vinod Sharma
Directed by Ashish Patil, Kaushik Ghatak, Nivedita Basu Suraj Rao, Santosh Badal, Dharmesh Shah, Santram Verma, Garry Bhinder, Deepak Chavan, Sanotsh Bhatt, Fahad Kashmiri, Avhiroop Mazzumdar, Jeetu Arora, Santosh Kolhe, Vicky Chauhan, Rohit Dwivedi, Deepak Sharma, Shyam Maheshwari, Talat Jani, Hitesh Tejwani and many more
Creative director(s) Monisha Singh, Aparna Dubey, Ekta R Bahri, Bhairvi Shah, Shivangi Singh Chauhan, Shipra Arora, Doyel Som, Vikas Gupta
Starring See below
Opening theme Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi by Priya Bhattacharya
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 1833
Production
Producer(s) Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor
Editor(s) Dharmesh Shah, Sanjeev Shukla, and Sagar S Naighojkar
Cinematography Raju Halasagi, Sudesh Kotian, Deepak Malwankar, Sanjay Malwankar, Ashok Salian and Sanjay Memane
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) Balaji Telefilms
Broadcast
Original channel STAR Plus
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original run July 3, 2000 – November 6, 2008
The first three generations of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.

Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (English: Because a mother-in-law was once a daughter-in-law, too) is an Indian soap opera that premeired on July 3, 2000 on Star Plus. The show revolves around an ideal daughter-in-law Tulsi Virani, the daughter of a pandit married to the grand-son of rich business tycoon Govardhan Virani. The role of the protagonist Tulsi Virani was played by Smriti Irani. The is co-produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor under their banner Balaji Telefilms.

Produced with the back-drop of Gujarat and the concept of ideal gujarati joint family, the show received both critical acclaim and path breaking success, with Irani receiving the highest accolades for her performance; she was called "the ideal bahu of India and Indian Television". In addition, the show has received widespread praise for portraying women as powerful, contributing something unique to a typically male-dominated society and showing various concepts of win of truth over evil.[1]

Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi received highest ever TRPs on Indian television unheard ever before thereby creating the golden period of Indian Television,[2] Producer Ekta Kapoor and Network Star Plus by not only being the number 1 show on Indian Television[3] for eight constant long years but also receiving great TRPs.[4][5] The show also went on to receive several awards, most of which were won by Smriti Irani for her portrayal of the ideal character Tulsi. The show also won Best Continuing Series at Indian Telly Awards for seven consecutive years (2002-2008) and won Best Serial (Popular) for five consecutive years(2001-2005) at Indian Television Academy Awards.

Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi was dubbed in Sinhala language and broadcast on Sirasa TV where it was titled as Maha Gedara ("Big Home" in Sinhalese).[6][7] It was also dubbed in Dari language and was aired on Tolo TV in Afghanistan.[8][9][10][11]

Plot summary[edit]

The show revolves around the protagonist Tulsi Virani (Smriti Irani), the ideal daughter of her father who falls in love with the grandson of Govardhan Virani rich business tycoon Mihir Virani and marries him and becomes the ideal daughter-in-law of the family and also focuses on how she deals with daily life and with her mother-in-law Savita Virani. At first the family chooses Payal for Mihir but then Mihir gets married to Tulsi when he realises that Payal is a gold digger. She had a sister Kesar. She is nearest and loved to the grandmother of the family Baa. She gives birth to their first child Gautam. While she was pregnent with her second child it is revealed that her sister - in - law, wife of Mihir's real brother Kiran can never bear child. She decides to give them Gautam but in the turn of events Kiran and his wife escape with Gautam without letting anyone know about it and hence Tulsi loses her child. Subsequently she goes into labour and gives birth to a girl Shobha. Meanwhile Mihir's four cousins move ahead with their lives. Chirag who is in T.V. industry marries Prajakta much to his mother Daksha's dislike but who remains to be Tulsi's confidante. While Sejal and Suhani get married and go to their matrimonial homes ' the other cousin Hemant marries his assistant Pooja. The show then takes a 20 years leap. It is shown that Tulsi and Mihir are now proud parents of Shobha and of a son Harsh. Sahil and Tarun are sons of Hemant and Pooja. Sejal has divorced her husband and living in Virani mansion with her daughter Indu. Chirag is father of twin daughters. Tulsi is still waiting for her eldest son Gautam. Meanwhile after some time Hemant and Pooja along with their son Tarun move to Australia while Sahil lives in Mumbai to take care of the family business. Chirag too shifted with his family to U.S. A when he gets a big offer. Suhani is happy in her matrimonial home. Thereafter Gautam returns while it is shown that Kiran has a daughter Kairshma. Gautam comes to know about his real parents and thus moves to Virani mansion but he is quite spoiled and always remained in conflict over business issues with his cousin Sahil. There after he pretends to love his family and having a change of heart but that was not so. Tulsi gets him engaged with a shy' sweet girl Ganga who is indebted to Virani family as they helped her a lot in raising her brother and being a support of her widow mother. Unknown to Tulsi, Gautam loves Trisha and Sahil and Ganga are in love, but for Tulsi's wish Sahil and Ganga decide to sacrifice their love and Gautam becomes more resentful of his mother. After some time he divorces her and gets her married to Sahil and he himself marries Trisha. The whole family is happy. Shobha is also married by then. As fate has it pregnant Trisha and Gautam meet an accident and thus Trisha dies. Gautam is distraught and he again becomes violent and obstinate as opposed to being calm when Trisha was around. Then she marries Damini just to irritate her but gradually falls in love with her. Then a time comes when Damini and Ganga both are pregnant but on janmashtami Ganga suffers a miscarriage and Damini gives one of her twin boys, Nakul to Ganga much to Gautam's dis like. Then it is revealed that Mayank suffers from some psychological disorder. Here Shobha is widowed while she is mother of a baby boy. Then it is revealed by Tulsi's sister Kesar that Harshis her son not Tulsi's . She was pregnant with Harsh at the same time when Tulsi was expecting her third child. Kesar was bearing an illegitimate child who was not fathered by her husband. The father of the child was a criminal with whom she came in contact when her husband was out on his touring job. When both the ladies gave birth to baby boys at the very same time and when Kesar was holding Tulsi's baby in the nursery the father of her child Raj Malhotra came and misunderstood the baby in Kesar's arms to be his and fled with it . Thus helpless Kesar put her own baby as Tulsi's and told her that she had a miscarriage. Then she went on living life with her husband and two daughters. Thus hunt for Tulsi's son started and ended in Aditya Gujaral's house. Tulsi's son was now Ansh Gujaral; son of famous business tycoon and criminal Aditya Gujaral who was an accomplice of Raj Malhotra. He before dying gave his son to Gujaral and he brought him as his son; his pride. Ansh was a spoiled brat who knows nothing but evil. Aditya Gujaral on coming to know abouth the truth agrees to give in Ansh but in the back stage he has conspired with Ansh to get hold of Virani's wealth and property. When Ansh comes he becomes obsessed with Nandini who is a friend of Karan. Karan is Mihir's son but not from Tulsi. His mother is Mandira with whom Mihir accidently came in contact with while he lost his memory in Australia. After 20 years Tulsi came to know about this step son of hers but bravely decides to give him the name of his father and accepts him as her own son. Though reluctant at first Karan becomes devoted to Tulsi and values her more than his own mother. They share a precious bond that is rarely even seen between real mother and son. Thus though Nandini and Karan were in love Karan sacrifices her for Tulsi's real son as a token of gratitude towards her. Ansh left no stone unturned in wooing her but could not turn her heart towards him. She married him as a duty to her lover and now in severe pain. Ansh on the other hand in eagerness to consummate the marriage raped Nandini brutally. Karan and Tulsi could not save her. Ansh gets framed in marital rape case with the help of a lawyer Meera who becomes friend of Tulsi. She develops feelings for Mihir but decided not to do anything about that. Ansh thus absconds and tries to kill Nandini in a fit of rage Tulsi kills him and goes on to suffer imprisonment. Nandini meets with an accident while she was pregnant with Ansh's child. She delivers a girl, Bhoomi and herself goes into coma. Karan marries Nandidni's friend Tanya to take care of Bhoomi. Meanwhile Ganga delivers a baby boy; Lakshya. Three years pass. When Tanya comes to know of her pregnency Nandini comes out of coma. Karan and Nandini start living as couple and the truth of his marriage with Tanya is not revealed to her. Subsequently she comes to know about that and accepts Tanya and her child. However in a mysterious turn of events Aditya Gujaral dies and Karan takes the blame on him. Nandini comes forward and reveals that she is the actual murderer as he was trying to snatch Bhoomi from her. She goes on to serve life sentence while she was pregnant with Karan's child. It was revealed meanwhile that Ansh prior to coming in Viranis' life had a wife Shraddha and a son Eklavya. Shradha has dies and Gautam adopts Eklavya . He is commanded all respect as the eldest son of the family. Meanwhile Ganga is ousted from house as Sahil engages in affair with Tripti his colleague and marries her and due to Meera's conspiracy Tulsi is sent to mental asylum where she is declared to be dead. Show takes 20 years leap. All the children are now grown up. Nandini is missing from the prison and presumed to be dead. Ganga has strained all ties from the family and nobody has heard from her. Tulsi infact is alive and is living in Haridwar taking care of her adopted daughter Krishna Tulsi ; her replica. She becomes mother and aunt. Graudually, the show takes Generation Leap and she becomes mother-in-law and Grandmother which emphasis the concept of the show Because a mother-in-law was once a daughter-in-law, too. In the final episode she states that she has Tulsi's grandson "Parth" who is Karan and Nandini's long-lost son. She states that she has raised him and that she had told Baa to name the entire wealth after him.[12].[12]

Cast[edit]

Reception & Termination[edit]

The show is one of the longest running daily soap on Indian television that ran from 2000-2008 thereby completing 1833 episodes.[13] The death of the character of protagonist Mihir Virani lead to fan protest marches to bring back the character back.[14] In 2008, during its eight year run too, the show was a top show on Indian television thereby averaging a TRP of 5.4.[15][16]

The station, however, cut the program due to various unknown reasons. The studio took the station to court asserting that they had a contract through March 2009 and that the station had not provided appropriate promotion. The claims were dismissed in November 2008.[17][18][19]

Awards[edit]

Star Parivaar Awards
Year Category Recipient Role
2003 Favorite Daadi[33] Sudha Shivpuri Baa
Favorite Bahu[33] Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
Favorite Patni[33] Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
Favorite Pati[33] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
Favorite Saas[33] Apara Mehta Savita Virani
2004 Favorite Daadi[34] Sudha Shivpuri Baa
Favorite Maa[34] Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
Favorite Pita[34] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
Favorite Bhai[34] Sumeet Sachdev Gautam Virani
Favorite Beta[34] Hiten Tejwani Karan Virani
Favorite Devrani[34] Shilpa Saklani Ganga Virani
Favorite Yogya Damad[34] Hiten Tejwani Karan Virani
Favorite Yogya Bahu[34] Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Nandini Virani
Favorite Saas[34] Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
2005 Favorite Chota Bacha[35] Chinky Jaiswal Bhoomi Virani
Favorite Saas[35] Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
Favorite Beta[35] Hiten Tejwani Karan Virani
Favorite Jethani[35] Riva Babbar Damini Virani
Favorite Devrani[35] Shilpa Saklani Ganga Virani
Favorite Nanand[35] Ritu Choudhry Seth Shobha Virani
Favorite Saut[35] Rakshandha Khan Tanya Virani
Favorite Khalnayak[35] Akashdeep Saighal Ansh Virani
Favorite Jodi[35] Hiten Tejwani & Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Karan & Nandini Virani
2006 Favorite Chota Bacha[36] Chinky Jaiswal Bhoomi Virani
Favorite Beta[36] Hiten Tejwani Karan Virani
Favorite Jethani[36] Riva Babbar Damini Virani
Favorite Nanand[36] Ritu Choudhry Seth Shobha Virani
Favorite Saut[36] Rakshandha Khan Tanya Virani
Favorite Bahu[36] Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Nandini Virani
Favorite Saas[36] Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
Favorite Sasur[36] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
2007 Favorite Naya Sadsya (Male)[37] Pulkit Samrat Lakshya Virani
Favorite Beta[37] Hiten Tejwani Karan Virani
Favorite Devrani[37] Shilpa Saklani Ganga Virani
Favorite Saut[37] Rakshandha Khan Tanya Virani
Favorite Bahu[37] Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Nandini Virani
Favorite Saas[37] Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
Favorite Sasur[37] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
Favorite Jodi[37] Hiten Tejwani & Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Karan & Nandini Virani
2008 Favorite Beta[38] Hiten Tejwani Karan Virani
Favorite Devrani[38] Shilpa Saklani Ganga Virani
Favorite Jethani[38] Riva Babbar Damini Virani
Favorite Saut[38] Achint Kaur Mandira
Favorite Khalnayak[38] Suvarna Jha Trupti Virani
Favorite Bahu[38] Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Nandini Virani
Favorite Sasur[38] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
Favorite Jodi[38] Hiten Tejwani & Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Karan & Nandini Virani
Special Recognition
Declaring her as Base of Star Plus
Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani

Others[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Role
2002 Kalakar Awards Best Actor (Popular)[39] Amar Upadhyay Mihir Virani
2004 Kalakar Awards Best Actor (Popular)[39] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
Best Actress (Popular)[39] Jaya Bhattacharya Payal Mehra
Best Serial[39] Ekta Kapoor
Best Title Singer[39] Priya Bhattacharya
2005 Gr8! Women Achiever Awards Best Home-Maker Award Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
2007 Sansui Television Awards Sansui Television Personality Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
Best Actor in Negative Role (Popular) Akashdeep Saighal Ansh Virani
Best Actress in Supporting Role (Popular) Gauri Pradhan Nandini Virani
Best Actress in a Negative Role (Jury) Achint Kaur Mandira
Zee Astitva Award Best Television Personality Smriti Irani Tulsi Virani
2008 The Global Indian TV Honours 2008 Best Actor[40] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
Best Supporting Actress (Female)[40] Achint Kaur Mandira
Best Jodi[40] Hiten Tejwani & Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Karan & Nandini Virani
Sansui Television Awards Best Actor (Jury) Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
Best Actor in Negative Role (Jury) Akashdeep Saighal Eklavya Virani
Best Actress in Negative Role (Popular) Rakshandha Khan Tanya Virani
Best Actress in a Negative Role (Jury) Suvarna Jha Trupti Virani
2010 Indian Television Academy Awards ITA Milestone Award[41] Sudha Shivpuri
Apara Mehta
Smriti Irani
Hiten Tejwani
Sumeet Sachdev
Baa
Savita
Tulsi
Karan
Gautam
India Ne Banadi Jodi Awards Best Jodi of The Decade Hiten Tejwani & Gauri Pradhan Tejwani Karan & Nandini Virani
Indian Telly Awards Best Actor of The Decade[42] Ronit Roy Mihir Virani
BIG Star Entertainment Awards BIG Star TV Show of the Decade (Fiction) Ekta Kapoor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Kyunki...' was a trend set by Balaji Telefilms and then all the other production houses followed the same trend"
  2. ^ Kyunki & Kahaani continue to top the TRP charts
  3. ^ Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi continues to top the charts with a TRP of 11!
  4. ^ The rise & rise of Ekta Kapoor
  5. ^ How Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi changed the fortunes of Star Plus
  6. ^ "Kyunki dubbed in Sri Lanka also holds top position in Sri Lanka". 
  7. ^ Out of Kyunki But Tulsi rises!
  8. ^ Tulsi, the most popular ‘bahu’ of Afghanistan
  9. ^ Indian soaps stir outrage in Afghanistan due to their rising popularity
  10. ^ Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi is top show in Afghanistan
  11. ^ Afghanistan set to ban Indian TV serials reasoning their rising popularity in the country
  12. ^ "Kyunki comes to a tragic end!". Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
  13. ^ "Star Plus Still Going Strong with Kyunki". 
  14. ^ Nation wants Mihir Virani back in Kyunki alive
  15. ^ "Post-IPL, soaps back on top of TRP charts". 
  16. ^ What's next on Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
  17. ^ Rediff (7 November 2008). "Court says no to Kyunki". Rediff. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  18. ^ Saas bahu saga comes to an end today
  19. ^ It's the end of history, Kyunki ends tonight
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  39. ^ a b c d e "Winners of Kalakar Awards" (PDF). 
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  41. ^ "Kyunki team honoured at ITA Milestone Awards". 
  42. ^ "Winners of Indian Telly Awards 2010". 

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