Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

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Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah
Intertitle of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Genre Drama
Created by Sab TV Team
Neela Tele Films Private Limited
Asit Kumarr Modi
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 Rajda
Starring (For Entire Cast See Below)
Opening theme

"Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah" by Shailendra Barve

Background Music by Sunil Patni
Original language(s) Hindi
Producer(s) Neela Asit Modi
Asit Kumarr Modi[1]
Editor(s) Sandeep Gala
Location(s) Mumbai
Running time 30 min time slot
Production company(s) Neela Tele Films Private Limited[2]
Original channel SAB TV
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original run 28 July 2008 – Present

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is an Indian sitcom produced by Neela Tele Films Private Limited.[3] The show went on-air on 28 July 2008 on SAB TV.[4] The show is based on the column 'Duniya Ne Oondha Chashmah' written by columnist and journalist Taarak Mehta for the Gujarati weekly magazine Chitralekha.[5][6][7]

Plot summary[edit]

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah revolves around daily happenings in the Gokuldham Co-Operative Housing Society in Mumbai, a society well known for its culture, unity, the love and care for each other and the fun that happens there. People from different religions and cultures live here and apart from these barriers, they worship each God 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 Bhides, a Marathi family; the Hathis, a Bihari family, Sodhis, a Punjabi family with a Sikh husband and a Parsi wife; the Iyers, a Tamil family with a Tamil husband and a Bengali wife, and the Mehtas, a Rajasthani family. The different families treat all the Gokuldham residents as their extended family, as seen in numerous episodes.

There are solo recurring characters such as Reporter Popatlal Pandey from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Abdul, a Muslim, the owner of the small general store in the society; Sundarlal who is Gujarati and who lives in Ahmedabad, the brother in law of Jethalal Gada; Bawri, who is Bageshwar's love ; Natwarlal Prabhashankarlal Udhiawala a.k.a. Nattu kaka, Jethalal's Shop Manager; Bageshwar Dadukh Udhaiwala / Bagha, Nattu kaka's nephew, and other recurring characters such as Pinku Diwan, Matka King Mohanlal, and reporter Rita Shrivastav. 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. Every day some new problems occur for Jethalal and he takes help from his fire brigade Taarak Mehta. Serial has taken characters visit to Hong Kong after completion of its 7 years.[better source needed]


(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, Tarun Uppal
Main cast
Recurring cast
Former cast
  • Raju Kher as Mr. Chandaramani
  • Kery Irwin as Kerry
  • Aasma Siddique as Koyal
  • Anand Abhyankar as Bhau Kaka
  • 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
  • Dipesh Bhan as Rahul / Lawyer Mohan Pyare
  • Sachin Parikh as Ajay Diwan / Sanjay Diwan
  • Shital Dimri as Lalita Godbole
  • Hetal Yadav as lawyer Jwala
  • Tapasya Nayak Shrivastav as Preeti / Bharti
  • Raj Premi as Sangram Singh Rathore
  • Mahi Sharma as Ekta

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, Varun Dhawan, Raju Srivastav, Satish Kaushik, Ruslaan Mumtaz, Sheena Shahabadi, Vinay Pathak, Shreyas Talpade, Sunil Pal, Sharman Joshi, Vatsal Seth, Sachin Dongardive, 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 , Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Sanjai Mishra, Akshay Kumar, Hritik Roshan, Vinay Pathak, Vandana Pathak, Kareena Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha,[19] Priyanka Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan, Indira Krishnan, Gia Manek, Sabri Brothers, Vidya Balan, Bipasha Basu, Vikram Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Mighty Raju (as in the movie), Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Pritee Kathpal, Deepika Padukone,Ganesh Acharya taarak mehta [22]

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, Paris and Hong Kong.[23]

After Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah completed 1000 episodes on 6 November 2012,[24] producer Asit Kumarr 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]


Other awards


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