Saraswatichandra (TV series)
Official logo of Saraswatichandra
|Genre||Indian soap opera
|Based on||Saraswatichandra by Govardhanram Tripathi|
|Written by||Ved Raj
|Directed by||Arvind Babbal
|Country of origin||India|
Comall Sunjoy W.
|Running time||Approx. 22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||SLB productions (2013)
Sphere Origins (2014)
|Original channel||Star Plus
|Picture format||576i (SDTV) 1080i (HDTV)|
|Original run||25 February 2013– 20 September 2014|
Saraswatichandra was an Indian soap opera, produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The show was initially based on Govardhanram Tripathi's novel of the same name. It aired on Star Plus from 25 February 2013 to 20 September 2014.
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Saras is the son of a rich man, who moved from India to Dubai. His father arranges his marriage with best friend Vidyachatur's daughter, Kumud. Saras rejects the marriage, but Kumud insists that Saras reject the proposal in-person to Vidyachatur. Saras thus returns to India and slowly starts adjusting to the family's ways. Saras and Kumud soon fall in love, but Saras' stepmother, Ghumaan, doesn't want to see him happy, so she reveals the sordid details of his mother's death to spoil things. After finding out this truth, Saras disowns his father and decides to leave home. He then breaks the marriage with Kumud, believing that since he is no longer the son of a rich man, he will not be able to support her, and is therefore unworthy to be her husband.
Kumud does not want society to scorn her family of this broken marriage, so she agrees to accept the next marriage proposal that is offered, sight unseen. Her new husband Pramad turns out to be an alcoholic who was forced to marry her and treats her very badly. Whilst Saras appears at Kumud's in-laws in disguise as Naveenchandra, Kumud tries to influence Pramad and change his ways. Kumud fails as Kalika (Pramad's family maid) is an obstacle and wants Pramad and his money for herself. Soon, Pramad finds out that Saras is Naveen and also wants to get rid of Kumud. He and Kalika plot to kill Kumud, but Saras saves her. They return to Kumud's house where Saras tries to win everyone's trust again. After many hardships, Kumud succeeds in getting a divorce from Pramad. Kusum falls for Saras after he saves her from kidnappers who tried to molest her and also one day Saras misunderstands Kusum for Kumud and lowers her skirt and made her wear a kamarbandh. Knowing that Kumud try to convince Saras to marry Kusum but in vain. While Danny (stepbro of Saras and son of Ghuman) falls for Kusum but is unable to tell her. However, Kalika returns to her life after trapping Kumud's cousin Yash. Kalika becomes Yash's wife and tries to split up Saras and Kumud again.
After many struggles, Saras' and Kumud's marriage is fixed, but Kalika wants to destroy their relationship. On their wedding day, officials come and stop their marriage saying that Kumud is legally Pramad's wife. Pramad's mother and Saras' father save the day, and they eventually marry. Saras reunites with his father. Guman's plans backfire and she ends up in jail. Saras' mother is discovered to be in a mental hospital, and eventually reunites with Saras and her other son Kabir, who Ghumaan had tried killing when he was born. Kusum (Kumud's sister) marries Saras' other brother Danny, and Yash divorces Kalika. One day Kumud gets to know that she is pregnant. The doctor says that she has some complications.
In the final episodes, Kumud gives birth to a daughter, whom she and Saras name Sanskriti.
- Gautam Rode as Saraswatichandra
- Jennifer Winget as Kumud Saraswatichandra Vyas (née Desai)
- Varun Kapoor as Danny Laxminandan Vyas
- Shiny Doshi as Kusum Danny Vyas(née Desai)
- Ashish Kapoor as Kabir Laxminandan Vyas
- Srishty Rode as Anushka Kabir Vyas
- Aanshul Trivedi as Pramad Dhan Dharmadhikari
- Chetan Pandit as Laxminandan Vyas
- Monica Bedi as Guman Laxminandan Vyas
- Yatin Karyekar / Ali Raza Naamdaar as Vidyachatur Desai
- Alpana Buch as Guniyal Desai
- Ragini Shah as Dugba
- Vinita Joshi Thakkar as Kumari
- Mehul Kajaria as Gyanchatur Desai
- Mansi Jain as Chandrika Desai
- Surya Kanth / Winy Tripathi as Yash Desai
- Soni Singh as Kalika Desai
- Sonia Shah as Menaka
- Sai Ballal as Buddhi Dhan Dharmadhikari
- Pratichee Mishra as Saubhagyavati Devi Dharmadhikari
- Vahbbiz Dorabjee as Alak Kishori
- Vijay Dadlani as Indresh
- Malleka R Ghai as Saraswati Laxminandan Vyas
- Rahul Ram as Prashant
- Mithil Jain as Sub-Inspector Umesh Solanki
- Shahrukh Sadri as Murakh Das
- Smita Shetty as Sunder Baa
- "Saraswatichandra to go off air, Gautam Rode tweets last day pics with Jennifer Winget and crew". daily.bhaskar.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014.