Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

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Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah
Intertitle Of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Genre Comedy
Created by SAB TV
Neela Tele Films Private Limited
Based on Column Duniya Ne Oondha Chashmah By Taarak Mehta(Chitralekha (weekly))
Written by Raju Odedra
Rajan Upadhyay
Jitendra Parmar
Abbas Heirapurwala
Niren Bhatt
Directed by Harshad Joshi
Malav Rajda
Starring (For Entire Cast See Below)
Opening theme Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah By Shailendra Barve
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 1683 as on May 28, 2015
Producer(s) Neela Asit Modi
Asit Kumarr Modi
Editor(s) Sandeep Gala
Location(s) Mumbai
Running time 30 Minutes in time slot (approx. 20 Minutes)
Production company(s) Neela Tele Films Private Limited
Original channel SABTV
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release 28 July 2008 - Present
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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is an Indian sitcom produced by Neela Tele Films Private Limited. The show went on-air on July 28, 2008 and airs every Mon-Fri at 08:30 pm on SAB TV. The show is based on the column Duniya Ne Oondha Chashmah written by columnist and journalist Taarak Mehta for the Gujarati weekly magazine Chitralekha (weekly).

Plot summary[edit]

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is a comedy show that revolves around daily happenings in the Gokuldham Co-Operative Housing Society situated in Powder Galli in Goregaon, Mumbai. The society is well known for its culture, unity, the love & care for each other and the fun that happens there. People from different cultures and demographics live here and celebrate each and every festival with equal charm, referring to their society as "Mini-India", spreading the message of unity.

The characters include the families of the Gadas, a Kutchi Gujarati Jain family; the Mehtas, a Gujarati Hindu family; the Iyers, a family with a Tamil husband and a Bengali wife; the Bhides, a Marathi family; the Sodhis, a Punjabi family with a Sikh husband and a Parsi wife and the Hathis, a family from Bihar. The different families treat all the Gokuldham residents as their extended family, as seen in numerous episodes.

There are also solo characters such as Ptrakar Popatlal Pandey, a print journalist in a fictional newspaper Toofan Express, from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; Abdul, a Muslim, the shop owner of the small general store adjacent to the society; Sundarlal, younger brother of Daya Gada & brother-in-law of Jethalal Gada, who lives in Ahmedabad; Natwarlal Prabhashankar Udhaiwala a.k.a. Nattu Kaka, the manager of Jethalal's electronic shop - Gada Electronics; Bageshwar Dadukh Udhaiwala a.k.a. Bagha, Nattu Kaka's nephew and an employee at the same shop; Bawri, who is Bagha's love interest; and other recurring characters such as Pinku Diwan, TV reporter Rita Shrivastav, and Bakaa, a friend of Sundarlal & Daya Gada they also include Inspector Chalu Pandey,an inspector who always plans to go out with his wife but is always hindered by the civilians of the society and when he tries to solve their problems the civilians of the society solve the problems within themselves.

The stories shown in the episodes are associated with these characters who often deal with humorous, socially relevant issues. At the end of each episode, the host Taarak Mehta gives an outline of the story and a teaser for the upcoming episodes.


(from left to right standing) Ambika Ranjankar, Sonalika Joshi, Amit Bhatt, Neha Mehta, Shailesh Lodha, Disha Vakani, Shyam Pathak, Dilip Joshi, Gurucharan Singh, Tanuj Mahashabde, Sharad Sankla, Mandar Chandwadkar, Azad Kavi(from left to right sitting) Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal, Samay Shah, Jheel Mehta, Munmun Dutta, Kush Shah, Azhar Shaikh

Main cast[edit]

  • Dilip Joshi as Jethalal Champaklal Jayantilal Gada a.k.a. Jetha, Jethia Tapu Ke Papa - Champaklal's son, Daya's husband, Tipendra a.k.a. Tapu's father, Gada Electronics shop's owner
  • Disha Vakani as Daya Jethalal Gada - Jethalal's wife, Sundarlal's sister, Tipendra a.k.a. Tapu's mother
  • Bhavya Gandhi as Tipendra Jethalal Gada a.k.a. Tapu - Jethalal & Daya's son, Champaklal's grandson, Sundarlal's nephew, Tapu Sena's leader
  • Amit Bhatt as Champaklal Jayantilal Gada a.k.a. Bapuji, Chachaji - Jayantilal's son, Jethalal's father, Tapu's grandfather / Jayantilal Girdharlal Gada - Champaklal's father, Jethalal's grandfather, Tapu's great grandfather
  • Neha Mehta as Anjali Taarak Mehta a.k.a. ATM - Taarak Mehta's wife
  • Tanuj Mahashabde as Krishnan Subramaniam Iyer - Scientist, Babita's husband, Gokuldham Society's Treasurer
  • Mandar Chandwadkar as Aatmaram Tukaram Bhide a.k.a. Bhide, Bhindi Master - Teacher, Madhvi's husband, Sonalika a.k.a. Sonu's father, Gokuldham Society's secretary
  • Sonalika Joshi as Madhvi Aatmaram Bhide - Aatmaram Bhide's wife, Sonalika a.k.a. Sonu's mother, Achar-Papad business owner
  • Laad Singh Maan / Gurucharan Singh as Roshan Singh Harjeet Singh Sodhi a.k.a. Sodhi - Owner of car garage, Roshan Kaur's husband, Gurucharan Singh a.k.a. Gogi's father
  • Samay Shah as Gurucharan Singh Roshan Singh Sodhi a.k.a. Gogi - Sodhi & Roshan's son, Tapu Sena's member
  • Kush Shah as Goli Hansraj Hathi a.k.a. Golia - Hathi & Komal's son, Tapu Sena's member
  • Shyam Pathak as Patrakar Popatlal Pandey a.k.a. Popu, Popat - Journalist from newspaper Toofan Express, Gokuldham Society's Committee Member
  • Azhar Shaikh as Pinku Diwan - A Boy Lives Alone In Society, Tapu Sena's member
  • Ghanashyam Nayak as Natwarlal Prabhashankar Udhaiwala a.k.a. Nattu Kaka - Gada Electronics' manager, Bagheshwar a.k.a. Bagha's uncle
  • Tanmay Vekaria as Bagheshwar Dadukh Udhaiwala a.k.a. Bagha - Gada Electronics' assistant manager, Natwarlal a.k.a. Nattu Kaka's nephew, Baavri's lover / also as various characters in former episodes.

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Mayur Vakani as Sundarlal a.k.a. Sundar Veera, Panoti - Jethalal's brother-in-law, Daya's brother, Tipendra a.k.a. Tapu's uncle

Former cast[edit]


  • Amit Bhalla as Inspector Sarvankar / Inspector Bhaskar Shetty
  • Dipesh Bhan as Rahul(Hathi's nephew, Goli's brother) / Lawyer Mohan Pyare(Jethalal's lawyer)
  • Mehul Vyas as Raunak(Champaklal's friend's grandson)

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 and TV series including Taarak Mehta, Taarak Mehta's daughter, and others.

Production & promotion[edit]

The major part of the shooting is done in Film City Goregaon, 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, Paris and Hong Kong.

After Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma completed 1000 episodes on 6 November 2012, producer Asit Kumarr Modi had announced that he wanted to make a film on the sitcom. 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."


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