Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Intertitle of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Genre Sitcom
Created by Sab TV Team
Neela Telefilms
Based on Column Duniya Ne Oondha Chashmah by Taarak Mehta (Chitralekha)
Written by Raju Odedra
Rajan Upadhyay
Jitendra Parmar
Abbas Heirapurwala
Niren Bhatt
Directed by Harshad Joshi
Malav Raida
Starring (For Entire Cast See Below)
Opening theme "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah" by Shailendra Barve
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 1451 as of 10 July 2014[1]
Producer(s) Neel Asit Modi
Asit Kumar Modi
Location(s) Mumbai
New Delhi
Running time Approx. 20-25 minutes
Production company(s) Neela Telefilms
Original channel SAB TV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run 28 July 2008 – Present

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is an Indian sitcom produced by Neel Telefilms.[2] The show went on-air on 28 July 2008.[3] The show is based on the column Duniya Ne Oondha Chashmah written by columnist and journalist Taarak Mehta for the Gujarati weekly magazine Chitralekha.[4][5][6]

In May 2014 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah was ranked 2 in the list of top 10 fiction shows with a TVT of 8096.[7]


Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah revolves around the happenings of Gokuldham Co-Operative Housing Society in Mumbai, a society well known for its cultural diversity and the day-to-day life of its members who come from different backgrounds and cultures.

The characters include the families of the Gadas, a Kutchi Gujarati Jain family; the Bhides, a Marathi family; the Hathis, a North Indian family, Sodhis, a Punjabi family with a Sikh husband and a Parsi wife; the Iyers, a Tamil husband and a Bengali wife;the Mehtas, a Gujarati family.There are solo recurring characters such as Patrakar Popatlal Pandey from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Abdul, the owner of the small general store in the society; Sunderlal who is Gujarati who lives in Ahmedabad, also brother in law of Jethalal Gada; Bawri, who is Bagha's love interest; Natwarlal Prabhashankarlal Udhiawala/ Nattu kaka, Jethalal's Shop Manager and his Nephew Bageshwar Dadukh Udhaiwala / Bagha, Pinku, Matka King Mohanlal, reporter Rita Sharma etc. The stories shown in the episodes are associated with these characters who often get trapped in inconvenience usually surfacing from petty daily-life activities or any similar task. Such troubles prompt the characters to carry out some naive yet undesirable activities, arousing mirth among the watchers. Notwithstanding the adversities faced by the characters, a settlement to the problem is always found which gives insight to some moral lesson to the characters, and in some cases broadly to the watchers as well, in certain Social issues.

Each character is singular in their nature, discernible in speech, gait,custom etc. which are sometimes comically portrayed. The families are unified by a strong spirit of being the residents of the same Society, who offer every possible help to its distraught member. Typically, every character of the show is compassionate towards one another. Another recurring trait is that almost every character runs his/her own business. At the end of each episode, the host Taarak Mehta gives an outline of the story and a teaser for the upcoming episode.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Dilip Joshi as Jethalal Champaklal Gada, a businessman[8]
  • Disha Vakani as Daya Jethalal Gada, Jethalal's wife[9][10]
  • Bhavya Gandhi as Tipendra Jethalal Gada / Tappu, Jethalal's Son, leader of Tappu sena
  • Amit Bhatt as Champaklal Jayantilal Gada- Jethalal's Father / Jayantilal Girdharlal Gada- Jethalal's Grand Father, Tappu's Grandfather
  • Shailesh Lodha as Taarak Mehta,a columnist, Jethalal's friend[11]
  • Neha Mehta as Anjali Taarak Mehta, Taarak Mehta's wife, dietitian
  • Tanuj Mahashabde as Krishnan Subramaniam Iyer, a scientist
  • Munmun Dutta as Babita Krishnan Iyer, Iyer's wife
  • Mandar Chandwadkar as Aatmaram Tukaram Bhide, a teacher, society's secretary
  • Sonalika Joshi as Madhavi Aatmaram Bhide, Aatmaram's wife, runs a business of homemade pickles, papad
  • Jheel Mehta / Nidhi Bhanushali as Sonu Aatmaram Bhide, Bhide's daughter[2]
  • Gurucharan Singh as Roshan Singh Harjeet Singh Sodhi, car garage owner[12][13][14]
  • Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal / Dilkhush Reporter as Roshan Kaur Roshan Singh Sodhi, Sodhi's wife, a marriage bureau owner[12][13][14]
  • Samay Shah as Gurucharan Singh Roshan Singh Sodhi / Goggi, Sodhi's Son
  • Nirmal Soni / Azad Kavi as Dr. Hansraj Hathi
  • Ambika Ranjankar as Komal Hansraj Hathi, Hathi's wife
  • Kush Shah as Goli Hansraj Hathi, Hathi's Son
  • Shyam Pathak as Patrakar Popatlal Pandey, journalist
  • Sharad Sankla as Abdul, soda shop owner
  • Tarun Uppal as Pinku Diwan, member of Tappu sena
  • Ghanashyam Nayak as Natwarlal Prabhashankar Udhaiwala / Nattu Kaka, Jethalal's shop manager
  • Tanmay Vekaria as Bageshwar Dadukh Udhaiwala, also known as Bagha, Natwarlal's nephew; also as various characters in former episodes.
  • Monika Bhadoria as Bavri, Bagha's love interest.

Recurring cast[edit]

Former cast[edit]

Crossover with C.I.D[edit]

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chasmah had a crossover with C.I.D for two weeks it started from 4 July 2014. Daya (Disha Vakani) getting into a fix, after tracing the missing wallet of ACP Pradhyuman (Shivaji Satam). And this will prompt her to go and meet the CID team….Subsequently, in Saturday’s episode of CID, Daya accompanied by Jetha (Dilip Joshi),Babita (Munmun Dutta), Popatlal (Shyam Pathak) and Sodhi (Gurucharan Singh) will visit the CID bureau to return the wallet and water. Once there, the Taarak team will help the CID officers in cracking a case. This particular case will be on air this weekend.

Later, next week, the entire CID team would go to Gokuldham Society to solve a case.


  • Raju Kher as Mr. Chandiramani
  • Kery Irwin as Kery
  • Aasma Siddique as Koyal
  • Anand Abhyankar as Bhau Kaka Bhide
  • Nigaar Khan as Sofia[15]
  • Karan Trivedi as Vicky Malhotra
  • Amit Bhalla as Inspector Sarvankar / Inspector Bhaskar Shetty
  • Yashpal Sharma as Don Rana
  • Mehul Vyas as Raunak
  • Krunal Pandit as diamond thief
  • Simple Kaul as Gulabo Mohan Pyare
  • Dipesh Bhan as Rahul / Lawyer Mohan Pyare
  • Sachin Parikh as Ajay Diwan
  • Lalita Godbole
  • Hetal Yadav as lawyer Jwala

Guest appearances[edit]

Bol Bachchan cast with the cast of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

Several Bollywood actors have appeared in the sitcom to promote their upcoming films including Taarak Mehta, Taarak Mehta's daughter, Raju Srivastav, Satish Kaushik, Ruslaan Mumtaz, Sheena Shahabadi, Vinay Pathak, Shreyas Talpade, Sunil Pal, Sharman Joshi, Vatsal Seth, Irfan Pathan, Salman Khan, Anang Desai, Rajeev Mehta, Nimisha Vakharia, Jamnadas Majethia, Supriya Pathak,[16] Shahrukh Khan,[17] Sajid Khan, Asin,[18] John Abraham, Pakhi Tyrewala, Abhishek Bachchan,[18] Ajay Devgan,[18][19] Shreyas Talpade, Randeep Hooda, Satish Kaushik, Indira Krishnan, Hemant Chauhan, Darsheel Safary, The Smurfs(as in the movie), Falguni Pathak, Saroj Khan, Boman Irani,[20][21] Sharman Joshi,[20][21] Rohit Shetty,[18] Prachi Desai, Jamnadas Majethia, Anang Desai, Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Sanjay Mishra, Akshay Kumar, Hritik Roshan, Vinay PathakVandana Pathak, Kareena Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha,[19] Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Indira Krishnan, Gia Manek, Sabri Brothers, Vidya Balan.[22]

The producer, Asit Kumar Modi, has also made several appearances in the sitcom. In the 1000th episode of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah the entire crew including real Tarak Mehta's daughter made an appearance.Ajay Devgn also made an appearance for promoting his film Son of Sardar with Sonakshi Sinha on that episode.

Production and promotion[edit]

The major part of the shooting is done in Mumbai. However some parts of the show have also been shot in places such as Gujarat, New Delhi and in overseas locations such as London, Brussels and Paris.[23]

After Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah completed 1000 episodes on 6 November 2012,[24] producer Asit Kumar Modi had announced that he wanted to make a film on the sitcom.[25] He said: "Yes, I am planning to make a movie on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. The film is in its scripting stage. I have to take this call because of the viewers' request. They have been requesting me to make a film on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah". He further told: "In my film, I assure, I will involve film celebrities. I have already approached many of them. I will soon make an official announcement. These days comedy films are working very well. So I believe this is the right time. I am very excited about the film. The film will go on the floors in 2013". He has decided to shoot the film on a different canvas as he does not want the audience to feel that they are watching yet another episode of the serial."[25]

In October 2013, Joshi and Vakani participated in a promotional event held in New Jersey at the Expo Center.[26]




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