Miley Jab Hum Tum

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Miley Jab Hum Tum
Miley Jab Hum Tum Principal Cast.jpg
Format Teen drama
Romantic comedy
Created by Sunshine Productions, Endemol India
Written by Anand Sivakumaran, Gautam Hegde, Priyaa Ramanaathan, Hitesh Kewalya, Radhika Borkar, Mukul Srivastav, Shikha Aleya, Shilpa F D'Mello
Directed by Nissar Parvez and Ravi Bhushan
Creative director(s) Seema and Sudhir Sharma
Starring Mohit Sehgal, Sanaya Irani, Rati Pandey, Arjun Bijlani, Navina Bole
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Opening theme Miley Jab Hum Tum by Suraj Jagan and Mahalaxmi Iyer
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 527
Production
Producer(s) Seema and Sudhir Sharma and Santosh Shaw
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel STAR One
(now replaced by Life OK)
Original run 22 September 2008 – 19 November 2010

Miley Jab Hum Tum (When We Met) is a youth oriented television series that aired on Indian television channel STAR One,[1] premiering 22 September 2008. The series ran for two years successfully covering two seasons before ending on 19 November 2010.[2] The show is about falling in love during college and developing relations for a lifetime.

Plot[edit]

Season 1[edit]

The story begins with sisters Nupur and Gunjan Bhushan leaving rural Morena for Mumbai to join Excel College. They are cousins to "Queen Bee" Diya and Uday. Diya, horrified by news of their arrival to Excel aside her, does everything in her power to make their lives miserable, to no avail. These pranks introduce Samrat, lead athlete and college star, and his close friend Benji as friends of Diya.

During this period, we learn about the personality of each lead character and some history. Nupur begins college by repeatedly receiving Mayank as a mandatory project and traveling partner, while Gunjan gets pushed into a talent parade by Samrat and returns the support by tutoring him. Through tiffs, a dance number, and a series of misadventures; Mayank falls in love with Nupur and Gunjan becomes friends with Samrat. Samrat having helped Gunjan blossom; mutually call each other a dear friend after restoring honesty. Time passes and Gunjan misinterprets subtleties from Samrat and begins to knowingly harbor unstated love for Samrat just as he clarifies Gunjan to be his closest friend. Mayank, disregarding his love, feuds with Nupur.

As these emotional discoveries arise, a new character, Sheena, talented actress and bombshell, enters Excel to be part of the traditional college play. Ranvijay; a daredevil bad boy; who breaks all limits to see things his way, enters as well. Sheena finds Samrat attractive and Samrat initiates a serious relationship with her while Ranvijay attempts to take advantage of Diya, to Samrat's hatred. A rivalry brawl ensues. Gunjan, on the other hand, consistently reiterates to Samrat, wanting the best for him, that Sheena, his girlfriend, will not allow their unique friendship to continue and to stay distant from Ranvijay. Samrat reluctantly agrees. The play progresses where Mayank dramatically confesses his love for Nupur on stage, starting their private relationship. At a subsequent party, Sheena, knowing Gunjan's feelings, shows her true colors by trying to accuse Gunjan of shoving her into the pool because of her unrequited love for Samrat, which ends disastrously, as Samrat is assured by Gunjan's eyes, a friend, she was innocent. Samrat disregards Sheena and chooses Gunjan over her and thus breaking up with her forever; however, Ranvijay, for revenge of the brawl, frames Samrat for drunken driving when leaving from that very venue. The gang proves otherwise, in court, and both Sheena and Ranvijay leave the plot. During the brief time spent in jail, Samrat realizes his intense love for Gunjan because of others' remarks since that day. Later, Gunjan, sensing a change in Samrat, believes Samrat has heard her extensive confession, and through a series of unfortunate circumstances, neither communicates their feelings leading to an extension of their friendship. At this point, both sisters are hurting from relationship difficulties, thus immediately take leave from Excel for a family wedding in Morena.

After the sisters leave, the gang feels lonely; knowing Diya and Uday would leave soon as well, they decide to pursue Gunjan for Samrat and his newfound love. Mayank, wanting to apologize to Nupur for hiding their relationship and scolding her, separately pursues Nupur. Mayank enters the Bhushan household posing as Nupur's childhood friend who has come to consider Nupur's hand while Samrat and Benji come as Diya and Uday's friends. Between a series of events, Samrat finally expresses his love to Gunjan on the night of Dusshera. Mayank also promises to commit to Nupur just as he learns his mother lost her job. Hearing this, Mayank promptly leaves without telling anyone and, in the wake, unknowingly reveals his identity. Nupur assumes their relationship is over. From this, Shashi and Ratna develop a pivotally negative opinion about Mayank. Ratna, angered from Mayank, faults Samrat as well, for his disruption during a religious ritual and serving eggs, and asks him to leave immediately. Shashi however, hearing Samrat’s apology as he left, respects his response and thus hands Samrat the responsibility of his daughters. The gang soon follows Samrat back to Mumbai.

Back at Excel, the gang sorts out the differences between Nupur and Mayank with the help of Samrat's plan. After assuring Nupur of his love and commitment, Mayank goes with his mother to Bangalore, where she gets a new job. While Mayank is gone, Ratna and the Bhushan family decide to have Nupur married and send the match, who Mayank impersonated in Morena, to college. This new character is Adhiraj, Nupur's childhood friend and expected suitor. In search of Nupur at Excel, Adhiraj mistakes another Nupur to be the Nupur he is looking for. The gang takes advantage of this new character entry and makes the new Nupur into Nupur Bhushan who Adhiraj seeks. The two begin to fall in love. This all backfires when it is revealed, to everyone but Samrat, the new Nupur is Samrat's long lost younger sister Suhaani Shergill. From a young age Samrat has lived alone with a wrath filled grudge for all of his family members because his parents' divorce. In the custody battle, he was separated from his sister and has since believed his mom chose his sister over him. Suhaani lives in London with their mother before coming to Excel to reunite with Samrat. Mayank returns to surprise his friends when he learns of what the gang has been up to and convinces them to tell Adhiraj the truth about Nupur and Samrat about Suhaani after the big basketball game. Samrat and Adhiraj clash for control of the team on game day and mid-game put their differences aside for the team. At the after party Samrat gets hurt and consequently learns the truth about Suhaani, which leads to Adhiraj learning the truth. Adhiraj discloses this deception to Shashi who then forces Nupur into marrying Adhiraj. Adhiraj consents to the marriage in anger of Suhaani's betrayal. Different people reveal to Adhiraj the gang played this prank on him because Nupur loves Mayank and he must believe Suhaani is truly in love with him. Adhiraj decides to call off the wedding, but before he can tell his father he is knocked out by Uday so Mayank reluctantly replaces Adhiraj before the wedding ceremony. Though Mayank is caught by Shashi and the wedding was to go on as planned, Adhiraj's father finds out about Nupur and Mayank, so he calls off the wedding. After the humiliation, Shashi agrees to Mayank and Nupur's marriage. They are wedded, but Shashi disowns her afterward as he has been betrayed and humiliated. With nowhere to go, the couple turns to the gang for help settling their new life.

During this phase, the Bhushan sisters drift apart because of Nupur’s agitation from Gunjan's support of her father's actions and Gunjan's defense for Samrat in spite of the indecency she discovers. The sisters restore their relationship when Nupur protects Gunjan from being eve-teased by thugs. After this incident, Gunjan incorrectly believes Samrat will propose to her at Valentine’s Nite and Nupur feels happy to be wrong about Samrat. On the party night, when Gunjan sees Adhiraj proposes to Suhaani instead, she walks away. Gunjan, upset, then has a brief dialogue with Samrat about the importance of marriage before leaving the party alone. Once outside in the late night, the same, armed thugs corner Gunjan when Adhiraj takes notice. She, unfortunately, is critically wounded in the chest. Gunjan is rushed to care where, while unconscious, her body gives up the will to live from the emotional stress of that evening. The next day, she recovers to find herself paralyzed waist down. At the hospital, Shashi forgives Nupur and once home tells Gunjan, he approves of Samrat. Gunjan, unable to allow herself be a burden after that night, assures her father she not in love with him. Next, through a series of events, Nupur battles the culprits of Gunjan’s condition; a well-known, corrupt politician and his brother; getting them arrested with the use of media, while becoming Excel’s role model. After this, the gang opts for a vacation with the goal of getting Gunjan to walk again while setting a romantic mode for those accompanying. At the resort, the gang implies Samrat's impending death for Gunjan when Samrat truly falls in danger's path. Distraught, Gunjan bolts up and runs to save his life. Notably, Benji also begins a budding romance with Diya when she hugs him for protection from ghost Uday.

The gang returns home with their relationships strengthened when a baby girl, as a prank, enters the life of Samrat, Mayank, Benji, Adhiraj, and Uday with a letter falsely claiming that one of them is the father. Because of the baby, the girls band together against the boys. After a series of mishaps and strains, it is finally revealed the entire gang, boys and girls, were on a reality show. Suhaani breaks the news that she has to return to London. Hearing this, Adhiraj is heartbroken but the guys give him the idea to "break up" first and surprise her later by leaving with her to London to get married. The gang is sad to see their friends go but decide that life is about change and this change was bound to happen.

A famous director, Neel Oberoi, comes to Excel for an open casting call; he is an old friend of the Bhushan sisters and has a soft spot for Gunjan. After purposefully casting Gunjan, Neel's growing closeness with Gunjan makes Samrat overprotective and his headstrong actions create a production problem straining Gunjan's emotions. Through this, Gunjan learns Neel is in love with her and reconciles with Samrat. Meanwhile, Mayank and Nupur enroll for the same job scholarship and Nupur wins it. Mayank and Nupur split after a row, and Nupur goes to Delhi. It is shown here Diya also likes Benji and they both hide their feelings from each other, while Uday suspects their love. Later, Mayank and Nupur sort out their differences and retake their wedding vows and Samrat proposes to Gunjan that she accepts. Both couples’ relationships reach new levels of closeness. Samrat and Gunjan get engaged. This time, Benji reveals his love to Diya and she happily reveals she feels the same. Mayank and Nupur decide to go to the United States leaving nothing behind. As Nupur, Gunjan, Mayank and Samrat speed to the airport Samrat careens the car off the road and the principal characters are involved in a life-changing accident.

Season 2[edit]

The story then takes a three-year leap to start the new season where the group believes Nupur died by the hands of Samrat that day. Samrat, trustee of Excel College, has been living a disturbed and lonely life as punishment continually recalling Gunjan and death in between drinks; Mayank, in private industry, lives with the illusion of still having Nupur around in her void; and Gunjan, now grievance counselor, is internally, emotionally shattered. All three grieve the loss while the audience is briefed on the lapsed years. Ashwini, a new entry and orphan closely counseled by Gunjan, collides with Samrat and out of immense empathy helps past his guilt and Mayank eventually accepts a post for professor at Excel. At a point, both Mayank and Ash takes Samrat's advice to move forward. As the plot progresses, Rohan, a student, clashes and falls in love with Ash while other plot points unfold. Ash and Rohan both look up to Samrat and this is pivotal moving forward.

Now, Mayank questions Gunjan about being counselor at Excel. Initially angered, she eventually accepts because of circumstances. Meanwhile, Mayank begins forgiving Samrat as he realizes he was also responsible for that day. Samrat, now colleague to Gunjan, continually attempts, sometimes with Mayank, to make Gunjan smile again and move forward. In this, a play on Devdas is held where Gunjan falls in love with Samrat again but does not accept this. With jest or seriousness, the result of his attempts was multiplied heartache for both. On the day of the play, as a cameo, Diya reunites with Mayank to describe odd daytime premonitions about Nupur. On Diya's behest, they go to the administering doctor and find there had been a blunder in the chaos of that day and Nupur Bhushan might well be alive. Gunjan, now lost in life, shuns herself from comfort and hope.

After some investigation, Mayank and Nupur come face to face and he is certain his wife is alive in spite of remarks. While on a trail with Samrat and Gunjan, an emotionally incapacitated Mayank drives away alone and crashes into a tree. By fate, Nupur finds Mayank and sees him to the hospital where she signs the consent forms as Mayank's lawful wife. Eventually, the three find her and are certain of her identity when Nupur consistently and rudely refuses to recognize them. For misbehavior, Nupur herself comes to her home to apologize but they reply, if she truly seeks an apology she must reside with them for seven days. She agrees. In these seven days, as someone from the group gets close to Nupur and notices an anomaly a Private Number call breaks each effort and Nupur instantly becomes tense. The audience by now understands this is Nupur Bhushan.

On the fifth day, Dhruv, Nupur's fiancé, enters as the Private Caller. Dhruv physically and verbally abuses Nupur to a point where she emotionally surrenders to him. Although the trio fails to confirm Nupur as Nupur Bhushan, after a few days Gunjan suspects Dhruv to be grown-up Chintu, a psychotic boy from their childhood school that was admitted to a mental hospital. It was revealed to Samrat that Nupur was just pretending to not recognize them out of fear of Dhruv, who is possessive of her and Dhruv was the root cause of the car accident, three years ago. His intent was for the brake failure to kill Mayank, Samrat, and Gunjan while keeping Nupur to himself. Samrat then wants to disclose the truth but is forbidden by Nupur on risk of not seeing Gunjan or Mayank alive. Samrat then openly challenges Dhruv and conducts a plan where he sends Mayank to Gunjan's house, while Nupur is meeting Gunjan. Mayank talks to Nupur, which leads Nupur to cave and admit the truth. Everyone was very excited on this admission when things come to a boiling point.

Dhruv arrives at Nupur’s house, as Samrat had expected, but is caught red-handed attempting to shoot and kill Nupur. With the help of Rohan and Ash, the police come out and arrest Dhruv putting an end to his track. Mayank and Nupur reunite at home after three years in their usual style, and Samrat and Gunjan attempt reconciliation. Gunjan uses the rekindled love after the play and the happiness from the adventure in obtaining Nupur to consider her relationship with Samrat mended. Nupur now rejoins Excel as a student to complete her studies, despite her dislike for studying. At one point, as things get tense and Nupur favors studying over romance, Mayank gives his class an exam. Nupur makes ‘chits’ to study, but unfortunately Mayank picks up Nupur’s geometry box left behind in class with the ‘chits’ and assumes she cheated, justifying his accusation by pointing to Nupur’s high marks.

While Nupur is at college, seeing everyone else’s life back on track, Samrat decides to quit being trustee of Excel College and begins dreaming of basketball. In response, Gunjan, currently between being a friend and life partner, throws an MBA program on him and submits his application on his behalf. Samrat however lies to Gunjan to keep her pleased and begins an all-female basketball team that Ash takes a part in it. Samrat, upset with Ash bunking classes, forces her to get a letter signed that excuses her from class. Unable to reveal Samrat’s secret team to Gunjan, Ash tries Mayank with no success so she forges Mayank’s signature. Mayank, thinking Nupur also did this, rusticates her from the college. However, when Ash gets to know of this, tells Mayank the truth. Mayank feeling sorry for his distrust apologizes to Nupur but she does not accept it. On the other hand, because of Ash’s confession, Gunjan gets to know Samrat is secretly coaching basketball confronts him about still attempting to lie to her face.

Now, the sisters are angry with the boys and the boys, knowing their mistakes, takes several different attempts to persuade them. Uday makes an entry here. Finally, after days, Mayank convinces Nupur before going to bed by pointing out today was their first date anniversary and they have a lifetime of fighting ahead of them. However, Gunjan under the impression Nupur had not patched up, stayed strong to girl power and continue rejecting Samrat’s apologies. Uday now interacts with an unconscious elderly man in a wheelchair who won a ‘5 crore Best Family’ lottery; telling everyone else he is dead and has a family who is in need of this money when in fact Uday wants to pocket it. Under a false pretense, everyone works together to enact the supposed family this man would have had for an inspector. This family happens to be an idealized version of what the gang already has: intense love, fighting, and an inept Dodo. While doing this Uday loses the money to the unconscious man and Gunjan discovers Nupur and Mayank are back to terms.

Now finally as things start to settle in life Gunjan realizes that she never deserved such an unconditional and persistent lover in her life. In fact, she feels she needs to apologize to Samrat for all of the times she has held him guilty for things he had never done. When apologizing on the night of Diwali, Samrat for the first time in three years notices his given engagement ring back on Gunjan's finger. Samrat then makes a grand plan to propose to Gunjan, which all goes sideways. Nupur finds out that she is pregnant and decides to hide it. Samrat finds Nupur's pregnancy strip and confronts her over the phone. Nupur finally reveals her pregnancy. At first, Mayank pretends to be angry but then he comforts her by saying that Nupur had gave him immense pleasure by telling this to him. Samrat proposes to Gunjan later that night in a very romantic, intimate, and heartfelt way and she accepts. They have a church wedding: a lifelong dream for Gunjan. Diya, Uday, and Benji return to the show for the wedding. After the ceremony, everyone goes to Pune where Nupur goes into labor and give birth to male twins. The show ends with the gang returning to Excel one last time. they become happy family

Time Slot[edit]

Miley Jab Hum Tum aired from 21 September every Monday - Thursday at 9:00 PM and, from the week of 9 March 2009, every Monday - Friday at 9:00 PM IST.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Arjun Bijlani Mayank Sharma
Rati Pandey Nupur Bhushan
Mohit Sehgal Samrat Shergil
Sanaya Irani Gunjan Bhushan
Navina Bole Diya Bhushan
JasKaran Singh Uday Bhushan
Abhishek Sharma Benji
Anupriya Kapoor Suhaani Shergil
Nishant Malkani Adhiraj
Rahul Arora Ranvijay Thakur
Preeti Keswani Sheena Malhotra
Vaishnavi Mahant Shilpa Sharma (Mayank's mom)
Shraddha Musale CJ (Mayank/Nupur's friend)
Kishwar Merchant Tamanna Ma'am (Uday's love-interest)
Jaineeraj Rajpurohit Principal Saxena

References[edit]

  1. ^ Times of India, "Time leap in Miley Jab Hum Tum", 3 June 2010 -
  2. ^ Hindustan Times, "New faces to revamp popular show", 3 June 2010 - [1]