Pavitra Rishta

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Pavitra Rishta
Pavitra Rishta Logo.jpg
Logo of Pavitra Rishta
Genre Indian Soap Opera
Created by Balaji Telefilms
Written by Story & Screenplay
R M Joshi
Shirish Latkar
Directed by Sangeita Rao
Creative director(s) Meghana Amal
Starring See Below
Theme music composer Sunil Singh
Devendra Kafir
Opening theme Pavitra Rishta By Keka Ghoshal
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 1288 as of 17 April 2014[1]
Producer(s) Ekta Kapoor
Shobha Kapoor
Editor(s) Vikas Sharma
Vishal Sharma
Manas Majumdar
Location(s) Mumbai
Cinematography Suhas Shirodkar
Rajan Singh
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time Approx. 24 minutes
Production company(s) Balaji Telefilms
Original channel Zee TV
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original airing June 1, 2009
External links
Official website

Pavitra Rishta (English: Sacred Relationship) is an Indian soap opera that airs on Zee TV. It premiered on 1 June 2009 and airs weeknights. It is produced by Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms. Pavitra Rishta portrays the life of two common middle-class Maharashtrian families in the city of Mumbai and their day-to-day life. It particularly focuses on the journey of the couple Manav (Hiten Tejwani) and Archana (Ankita Lokhande) and after 18 years, their grown-up children and after 20 years, their grown-up grand children.Its initial concept is an adaptation from south Indian Tamil serial Thirumathi Selvam.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

Pavitra Rishta is the story of a couple, Manav and Archana Deshmukh, and their families. Archana is an uneducated young woman, who takes care of her family and thinks about them first. Manav is a mechanic, who alone earns and supports his family. Manav and Archana marry and then fall in love with each other and face many bad circumstances. After an 18-year leap, their grown-up children and the love story and the marriage of their adopted daughter, Purvi Manav Deshmukh with Manav's ex-boss and business partner Digvijay Kirloskar(DK)'s son and business tycoon Arjun Digvijay Kirloskar was showcased. After another 20-year leap, their grown-up grandchildren and the love story and marriage of Manav and Archana's son Soham Manav Deshmukh's daughter and Manav and Archana's granddaughter Ankita with business tycoon, Naren Karmarkar, is showcased.

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Initially the started with 2.4 TVR and after two months of its launch the show became top 10 shows of Indian Television with an average rating of 3.3 TVR as of October, 2009.[3] Since November 2009, the show became No. 1 Show on Hindi GEC beating all other shows with an average rating of 5.5 TVR.[4]Even in mid 2010, the show was the top show on Hindi GEC with an average TVR of 4.5 to 5.0.[5]Also, in the initial months of 2011, the show continues to be top show across all GEC's with an average TVR of 5.55.[6] Though during the time of IPL in 2011, the show was no. 1 fiction show across all GEC's, but its TRP fell to an average 4.44 TVR.[7] In June 2011, the show's rating fell to 3.33 TVR but continued to be no. 1 show across all GEC's.[8] However, due to stiff competition from KBC 5, airing at same slot on rival channel, the show maintained its TRP's, but fell to top 5 shows across all GEC's But still the show was top show of Zee TV.[9] However due to interesting story and well acting by Ensemble, the show bounced back to top 5 shows in mid 2012 with an average rating of 3.0 TVR.[10]


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