Logo of Adaalat
|Created by||Contiloe Entertainment|
|Directed by||Rajesh Ranshinje|
|Creative director(s)||Niraj Kumar Mishra
|Country of origin||India|
|Original language(s)||Hindi & English|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||457|
|Running time||Approx. 45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Sony Pictures Entertainment
|Original network||Sony TV|
|Original release||20 November 2010 – 4 September 2016|
Adaalat (English: Court) is an Indian television courtroom drama anthology television series about a defense attorney, K.D. Pathak, portrayed by Ronit Roy. The first season for the show premiered on Sony on 20 November 2010 and ran for five years, ending on 11 July 2015.It is aired in Malayalam named Vicharana in Kairali TV. The series is produced by Contiloe Entertainment and stars Ronit Roy in the eponymous role. The show aired 431 episodes in its first season, becoming one of the favorite TV shows amongst the viewers.
Adaalat returned for a second season on Sony on 4 June 2016. Ronit Roy reprised his role as K.D. Pathak. Recurrences of other previously known characters are rumored. It re-runs on Sony Pal, Daily at 10 pm.
Adalat is a show revolving around K.D. Pathak (Ronit Roy), a suave, sophisticated, witty and yet unconventional lawyer. He can get his clients out of the tightest of situations. His success rate of acquittals is 100 percent. But most importantly K.D. stands not for his client, but for Justice. K.D. has an amazing eye for detail and an insatiable thirst for knowledge. He always seems to know enough about every profession, and what he doesn't know he covers up/makes up with his smartness. He is a quick thinker. Interestingly, what his initials K. D. stand for, has not been revealed yet, though multiple references have come up across episodes, thereby raising the curiosity factor K.D. steps into a case when all is doomed for the accused. All the doors are shut. When the prosecution has prepared a water tight open and shut case where even a blind man can tell that the accused is guilty then K.D. somehow performs a miracle. No one can see the case from the angle K.D. does. He digs fervently for loopholes in the prosecution's case much to their frustration and thinking on his feet, he manages to turn the entire case around. Often through histrionics, magical gimmicks (since he has recently started learning magic and uses a parallel between magic and justice that often what we see is not all there is something beyond it), performances, which the Judge does not approve of ! And nor does his ex-love Maya (The Prosecutor who is often at the receiving end!) - But that is K.D. Unstoppable, incorrigible and completely enthralling and entertaining. The prosecutor will always leave broken-hearted with this man.
- Mushtaq Khan as Jhilmil Zaveri
- Shahab Khan as Shyamchand Shrivastava
- Ajay Kumar Nain as Inspector Shrikant Dave
- Raja Chaudhary as Inspector Suraj Rathore
- Tina Choudhary as Public Prosecutor Maya Phadnis
- Sayantani Ghosh as Public Prosecutor Pranali Gujral
- Gaurav Chopra as Public Prosecutor Vishwajeet Ranawat
- Shweta Kawatra as Public Prosecutor Surveen Khurana
- Vinay Apte as Public Prosecutor Meghraj Rane
- Sweta Keswani as Public Prosecutor Aarti Keswani
- Karishma Tanna as Public Prosecutor Anushka Jaffery
- Rakshanda Khan as Public Prosecutor Pratigya Jaisingh
- Anand Goradia as Public Prosecutor Inder Mohan Jaiswal / Yash Mohan Jaiswal
- Ali Merchant as Public Prosecutor Akram Khan
- Manini Mishra as Public Prosecutor Devyani Bose
- Aashka Goradia as Public Prosecutor Meera Thakur 
- Pramod Moutho as Public Prosecutor Tukaram Avatramani
- Shikha Singh as Public Prosecutor Anjali Puri
- Ami Trivedi as Public Prosecutor Shyamali Dixit
- Vaibhavi Upadhyay as Public Prosecutor Rubina Khan
- Suchitra Pillai as Public Prosecutor Maya Srivastav
- Sukesh Anand as Mr. Majumdar
- Aashish Kaul as Public Prosecutor Rajveer Rathore
- Tushar Dalvi as Public prosecutor Rajnath Salgaonkar
- Naresh Suri as Judge Manitosh Vohra
- Rajesh Puri as Public Prosecutor Viren Prajapati
- Achyut Potdar as Judge Ashutosh Manchandani
- Pradeep Shukla as Judge Rishabh Dhingra
- Ajit Mehra as Judge Naresh Caudhary
- Rajesh Puri as Public Prosecutor Pramod Jha
- Vishnu Sharma as Public Prosecutor Avinash Thakral
- Nagesh Bhonsle as Public Prosecutor Sharad Bhonsle
- Azaan Rustam Shah as Bunty
- Aditya Srivastava as Senior Inspector Abhijeet
- Darshan Zariwala as Karanveer Shekhawat
- Manav Gohil as Abhinav Shekhawat
- Maya Alagh as Damayanti Shekhawat
- Nandini Singh as Mrs. Gupta/ Kavya/ Vishkanya/Madhura Bansali
- Eijaz Khan as Anurag Sirohi / Viraat
- Arun Bakshi as Judge Chandrakant Sareen
- Vindu Dara Singh as Sanjay Bhagat
- Shweta Tiwari as Revathy Subramanium
- Ulka Gupta as Naina Dixit
- Govind Agarwal as Ranjit Das
- Zara Barring as Sheena Chauhan
- Gavie Chahal as Sunil Kamat
- Kushal Punjabi as Rehan Khan/Atul Paranjpe 
- Jaya Bhattacharya as Urja Seth
- Divyanka Tripathi as Mrs. Kumud Sharma / Flavia Gomes
- Manish Goel as Brijesh Rana
- Gufi Paintal as Rattan Lal
- Sai Deodhar as Public Prosecutor
- Rohit Purohit as Marco D'Souza
- Puneet Vashist as Goga / Nachiket
- Avtar Gill as Judge Brijnath Goyal
- Rahul Verma Rajput as Abhishek Singh Chaudhary
- Deepali Pansare as Mubina Khatun
- Rupali Ganguly as Public Prosecutor Rohini Mallik
- Vikas Kumar as Senior Inspector Damodar Deshmukh
- Lilliput as Brijesh Kumar (Babloo Joker)/Peter Fernandez
- Hunar Hali as Varsha Rai
- Aditya Kapadia as Mukul Srivastav
- Tarun Khanna as Tejas Yadav / Arjun Yadav /Public Prosecutor[a]
- Bhavna Roy as Flavia Gomes
- Sanjeev Tyagi as Dr. Subhankar Ghosh/Dr. Manish Jhanjhani
- Usha Poudel as Pooja Bhasin
- Navina Bole as Reena Singh
- Neha Janpandit as Varsha Mandge
- Aastha Chaudhary as Riya Malhotra/ Nalini Rathore
- Suresh Chatwal as Kishan Chawla
- Bharti Singh as Aarti Sinha
- Vikas Anand as Chief Minister Arvind Rao/Jailor/Swami Durvansh
- Raju Shrestha as Abhigyan Rohra / Jaggi Malhotra
- Nimisha Vakharia as Public Prosecutor Mrs. Thakkar
- Sharad Vyas as Judge Prasad Patil
- Chhavi Mittal as Dr. Amrita Bakshi
- Ved Thappar as Public Prosecutor Vikas Pattanayak
- Mohit Malik as Ankur Lutra
- Manish Naggdev as Rahul Wadhwa
- Vaquar Shaikh as Chandrakant Kohli
- Geetanjali Tikekar as Public Prosecutor Suchitra Silwadker
- Sudha Chandran as Public Prosecutor Indrani Singh
- Anupam Bhattacharya as Habibul Mirza
- Neha Saxena as Dr. Shyamali Wadhera
- Ravee Gupta as Public Prosecutor Mitali Basu
- Salim Shah as Mr. Sodhi/Suhail Rizvi/Prof. Kailash Brahmabhatt
- Dolly Bindra as Sonali (Sweety) Manchanda
- Ashita Dhawan as Manjula Tripathi
- Raju Srivastav as Raju Chaurasia
- Rucha Gujrati as Kajal Bhandari
- Yash Dasgupta as Sikander Khan/Viraj Anand
- Mihir Mishra as Bob Smith
- Mohan Kapoor as Dr. Prashant Suryavanshi
- Anurag Sharma as Abhay Damle
- Vaishnavi Dhanraj as Nazneen Sheikh
- Vineet Raina as Debojit Sarkar
- Pankaj Dheer as Dr. Bhaskaran Reddy
- Rushad Rana as Jamshed Jijibhoy
- Vishal Malhotra as DJ Swaroop
- Manit Joura as Sujit Gurumurthy
- Falaq Naaz as Maya/Rubiya Hassan
- Leena Jumani as Mihika Gada
- Amit Tandon as Public Prosecutor Mr. Rajiv Jain
- Arif Zakaria as Dr. Ashok Paranjpe
- Gajendra Chauhan as Colonel Vikram Desai
- Gulki Joshi as Public Prosecutor Ruhi Nayak
- Kurush Deboo as Marz Furniturewala
- Sachal Tyagi as Bharat Singh Bhardwaj
- Sarwar Ahuja as Santosh Pillai
- Ravi Jhankal as Jardan Singh Solanki/Nawal Kishore Shekhawat
- Amit Pachori as Bhaskar Chaubey
- Raj Premi as Dinkar Bhau
- Shishir Sharma as Public Prosecutor Vidyut Ranawat
- Jayshree Soni as Sanjana Acharya
- Santosh Shukla as Krishna
- Nidhi Jha as Anuradha Sinha
- Sanjay Swaraj as Dibakar Banerjee
- Ankit Arora as Bipin Khatri
- Amit Dolawat as Chandan Singh/Ranveer Ranjha(RR)
- Sonal Parihar as Anjali Rajput
- Charu Asopa as Anjali Ranjha
- Pooran Kiri as Tiwari Seth
- Manish Khanna as Professor Pranay Dasgupta
- Mandar Jadhav as Abhijeet Malhotra
- Prakash Ramchandani as Kailash Awasthi/Sunil Khanna
- Anoop Gautam as Jatin Sardesai
- Shresth Kumar as Rajat Malhotra/Akshay Talwar
- Akshay Sethi as Joydeep/Gajendra[b]
- Rishi Khurana as Bheema Sapru
- Shaleen Malhotra as Jamaal Ahmed
- Amit Behl as Professor Gajendra Mishra
- Simple Kaul as Renuka Sahay
- Rishika Mihani as Raashi Chopra
- Chestha Bhagat as Kirti Shah
- Shiva Rindani as Jayant Rao(Dinkar's Henchman)
- Saanand Verma as Chandu Deshmukh
- Prithvi Zutshi as Niranjan Sahay
- Shital Thakkar as Pooja Talwar
- Parul Chaudhary as Isabelle Fernandez
- Monica Khanna as Riya Singh
- Raj Singh as Public Prosecutor Tarun Mehta
- Rishina Kandhari as Shikha Singh (ATS Head)
- Alok Narula as Ankush Mehra
- Meghan Jadhav as Vicky Mehra
- Hemant Choudhary as Inspector Arvind Singh
- Shahrukh Sadri as Professor Kishore Dixit
- Kishore Pradhan as Yashwant Lohar
- Rishabh Shukla as Siddhant Gurjar
- Jatin Shah as Kunal Srivastava
- Manoj Verma as Sushant Malhotra
- Mayank Gandhi as Ranjeev Menon
- Bhanujeet Sudan as Sanjay Rathore
- Alex Gabriel as Kirk Tyler
- Kunal Bakshi as Jamshed Irani/Satish Tyagi
- Amreen Chakkiwala as Anju Thapar
- Chirag Desai as Vikram/Sathish Khemka
- Bakul Thakkar as Ashish Lahiri
- Rituraj Singh (actor) as Trikon
- Puru Chibber as Tara Singh
- Amit Dhawan as Vipul Sethi
- Malini Kapoor as Aditi Sethi
- Khushboo Tawde as Bindiya Mhatre
- Kishore Pradhan as Yashwant Lohar
- Sharhaan Singh as Aslam Khan
- Ishita Vyas as Rukmani/Meera Bhagat
- Rudra Kaushish as Nilesh Solanki
- Vishal Puri as Shadab Khan
- Abhinav Kapoor as Joy Sen
- Gopal K Singh as Zorawar Ansari
- Vimarsh Roshan as Flight lieutenant Tarun Garg
- Sheetal Singh as Priya Bansal
- Aarti Rana as Manda Gada/Pavitra Mehta
"CID Viruddh Adaalat" is the 137th special episode of the first season of the series .The episode was a crossover episode with CID. Originally aired on 15 July 2012, the episode was written by Arshad Sayed and director by Pawan Kaul. The principal photography of the episode was held in Mumbai, India and was commenced in June 2012. The episode received mixed to positive reviews from the viewers. The episode is about Rohit's murder which takes place in DCP Samsher Singh Chitrole's (played by B. P. Singh) house, who gets arrested. The case then lands in KD Pathak's (played by Ronit Roy) hands in Adaalat, where he fights the case for DCP.
"CID Vs Adaalat – Karmyudh" is the 282nd special episode of the first season of the series. The episode was a crossover episode between CID and Adaalat. Originally aired on 20 December 2014, the episode was written by Arshad Sayed and directed by Siba Mitra (director of Adaalat) and Raminder Suri (director of CID). The principal photography of the episode was held in different parts of Mumbai, India and was shot on the sets of both Adaalat and CID. The episode received mixed to positive reviews from the viewers.
The series returned with a second season which premiered on June 4. 2016 and is intended to be a mini-series of 26 episodes. Ronit Roy stars in the lead role and Tisca Chopra, Anand Goradia, Rakshanda Khan, Gaurav Chopra and Pankaj B. Singh star in recurring roles.
- Tarun Khanna appeared in two episodics; first as twin brothers and second as the Public Prosecutor in a later episode.
- Akshay also appeared in two distinct roles
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