Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki
|Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki<br>वह रहने वाली महलों की<br>(The Girl Who Lives in Palaces)|
A promotional logo image of "Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki".
|Created by||Rajshri Productions|
|Written by||Shashi Mittal & Sumeet Mittal|
|Directed by||Kaushik Ghatak, Sujeet Singh, Vikram Ghai & Irfan Shaikh|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||1387|
|Producer(s)||Kavita K. Barjatya|
|Running time||approx. 25 minutes|
|Original channel||Sahara One|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV),|
|Original run||30 May 2005 – 20 January 2011|
Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki (Hindi:वह रहने वाली महलों की) is a Hindi language Indian television series that airs on Sahara One channel. The series premiered on 30 May 2005, and airs every Monday to Friday at 9pm IST. The show completed 1000 episodes on 17 June 2009. Also it is India's sixth longest running serial.<ref>"A grand show". Indian Express. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2010.</ref>
The successful show has been running for five years. During the course of the first year of the show's run, the protagonist of the show is Rani Mittal (Reena Kapoor), a rich girl who gets married into a poor family and learns to adjust to lower middle class life. After the death of her first husband Raj Goyal, her family gets her married to her husband's rich look-alike Prince Thapar.
During the second year of the show's run, after the deaths of Rani and Prince, their daughter Pari Thapar becomes the show's protagonist. Pari (Reena Kapoor)looks exactly like her mother. The show focuses on Pari's life, her first crush in college, her marriage to her soul-mate Saumya Parashar (Aamir Ali), and the many obstacles she has to face during her married life. Saumya dies after falling from a cliff, in trying to saving his cousin Sameer (Vikram Acharya). Pari, who is pregnant at that time, soon goes into labour. Dr. Manav Kumar, a famous obstetrician, supervises her delivery. Coincidentally, Manav's wife, Pallavi, also delivers a baby boy on the same day, and her delivery is overseen by Manav's friend Dr. Saurav. Pallavi dies in childbirth, and Pari's newborn son dies, too. In order to save Pari from another shock, so soon after losing her husband, Manav selflessly hands over his son to her. Pari assumes that the baby is her own son, and brings him up. The child is named Shubham. In time, Dr. Manav begins to miss his son and often finds excuses to meet him. When Pari and her family object to this, Manav attempts suicide in a fit of depression. He survives but loses his balance of mind. Dr. Saurav tells Pari the truth about the exchange of babies in the hospital. She then decides to bring Manav and Shubham together. Pari marries Manav and nurses him back to his senses. Pari and Manav live happily with Shubham and also adopt a little orphan girl named Rani.
Pari's adopted daughter Rani is the focus of the last storyline. A freak accident at school causes Rani to lose her eyesight but Manav and Pari take care of her. Then one day Pari has an accident, which leads to serious health complications She realizes that she is dying and donates her eyes to Rani. The serial then takes its third leap of 15 years. Manav is also dead. Shubham and Rani (Neha Janpandit/ Reena Kapoor) are both doctors. Rani gets married to Rishabh (Karan Grover), the son of an aristocratic family to whom she has been engaged since childhood. However, she is in for a shock: Rishabh and his brothers have lost all their wealth. They live in a rundown house and constantly quarrel with each other. What is worse, Rishabh has no proper education and is indifferent to his wife. With great courage and patience, Rani sets about reforming her new family and restoring order to their home. Encouraged by her, Rishabh takes up a job. Slowly, love blossoms between the couple. Eventually they regain their inheritance and move into their grand ancestral house. However, their happiness is short-lived, as Rishabh and his brothers die in a tragic accident. Rani is left to fend for herself, her three widowed sisters-in-law, a blind uncle-in-law and two small children of Rishabh's brothers. She meets this new challenge with her characteristic strength and faith in God. She and her family move to Mumbai. After facing many hard times, Rani and all her sisters-in-law get re-married. Rani's second husband (Sameer Sharma) is a wealthy businessman. Coincidentally, he is also named Rishabh. Rani's new life with Rishabh and his large joint family is not easy. She faces many hurdles and goes through testing times. All gets well in the end, however, and Rani lives happily ever after with her second husband.
- Reena Kapoor ... Rani/ Pari
- Alok Nath ... Yashvardhan Mittal
- Arjun Punj ... Raj Goyal/Prince Thapar
- Aamir Ali ... Saumya Parashar
- Poonam Joshi ... Sanjana
- Krishna Kohli ... Khushi
- Ankur Nayyar ... Rohit
- Shagufta Ali ... Danima
- Kamya Punjabi/Krutika Desai Khan ... Kamya Parashar
- Vikram Acharya ... Sameer Parashar
- Usha Bachani ... Shelly (Sameer's mother)
- Nisha Sareen ... Alisha (Sameer's wife)
- Vinay Jain ... Dr. Manav Kumar
- Snehal Sahay ... Dolly (Manav's stepsister)
- Manoje Biddvai ... Shubham
- Akhil Ghai ... Rishabh's evil cousin
- Poonam Gulati ... Kamini, wife of Rishabh's evil cousin
- Aditya Sharma ... Laddoo (Kamini's Son)
- Renuka Bondre ... Tai Ji, Rishabh's aunt
- Yashodhan Rana ... Dharam
- Faizal Gazi ... Varun
- Parth Mahrotra ... Jai
- Karan Grover... Rishabh (Dr. Rani's first husband)
In India Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki airs on Sahara One at 9:00pm (IST).
In UK Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki airs on Sahara One at 8:30pm (GMT) for its re-run of the show.