Baa Bahoo Aur Baby

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Baa Bahoo Aur Baby
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GenreComedy-drama
Created byHats Off Productions
Written byAatish Kapadia
Directed by
  • Sameer Kulkarni
  • Dipesh Shah
  • Amitava Bhattacharya
Creative director(s)Deven Bhojani
StarringSarita Joshi
Shakti Arora
Vadiya Arvind
Benaf Dadachandji
Karan Ghimire
Lubna Salim
Paresh Ganatra
Vaishali Thakkar
Gautam Rode
Opening theme"Baa Bahoo Aur Baby" by Vinod Rathod
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes558
Production
Producer(s)
Production location(s)Mumbai
Cinematography
  • Vijay Soni
  • Raju Desai
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time20-40 minutes
Release
Original networkStar Plus
Picture format
Original release5 August 2005 (2005-08-05) – 22 February 2010 (2010-02-22)

Baa Bahoo Aur Baby[1] (colloquially known as BBB or B3) is an Indian television dramedy series that aired in prime time on Star Plus between 2005 and 2010. The series was produced by Hats Off Productions and centered on a fictitious Gujarati Thakkar family, living in Parla East, Mumbai.

All the episodes of Baa Bahoo Aur Baby are available on Hotstar.

The series tracks the story of an elderly woman Godavari Thakkar and her family, consisting of six sons, two daughters and their spouses and children. Godavari, who is from a middle class family, lives in her sister-in-law's mansion who lives in abroad, the famous Krishna Villa in Parla East, Mumbai, given to her by her late brother and sister-in-law Guvanti, who, with her child Raju, are settled in the United States.

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This series revolves around Godavari Thakkar (Sarita Joshi) and her family. She is the head of the Thakkar Family, despite her husband Labhshankar Thakkar (Vaidya Arvind) being alive, who is indulged in drinking and he is accused for never supporting his family financially or morally. Labhshankar ruined his whole working years, by spending all his money on alcohol (a reason Arvind hates him) and Godavari had to run a tiffin service to raise up her children, and they lived in a small room, until Gunvanti gave them the Krishna Villa to live. Godavari has 5 sons, Arvind (Rajeev Mehta); a strict and old fashioned insurance agent, Praveen (Paresh Ganatra); a mischievous and stingy saree businessman, Harshad (Jamnadas Majethia); a very successful doctor, Subodh (Rajesh Kumar) ; a playful actor, Gopal a.k.a. Gattu (Deven Bhojani); a mentally ill grown child, and Hemal (Kamlesh Oza); the adopted son who works in a Call Centre and later in a bank. The family also includes her daughter-in-laws, Leela (Lubna Salim/Anjali Mukhi); Arvind's playful wife, Praveena (Vaishali Thakkar); Praveen's wife who is naughty and athletic and a saree businesswoman (who dies midway through the series), Shilpa (Sonali Sachdeva); wife of Harshad and also a doctor, Meenakshi (Suchita Trivedi); the shy and slow wife of Subodh, and Gudiya (Shweta Keswani); the Punjabi wife of Hemal (introduced late in the series). Godavari's two daughters are Charubala (Nimisha Vakharia): a sophisticated woman who always shows off, married to Tusshar (Nitin Vakharia) and living in the town, and Radhika (Benaf Dadachandji), who is handicapped (affected with polio) and a very stubborn girl who is often seen talking rudely, but loves her family and understands life. Among the children are Dimple (Manva Naik) and Jigar (Jay Soni/Shakti Arora): quite grown up children of Arvind and Leela, Mehul (Devarsh Thakkar/Hardik Sagani), Mitali (Richa Bhadra) and Chaitali (Swini Khara): children of Praveen and Praveena, Simran (Khushi Dubey/Afia Tayebali) and the baby Khushi, daughter of Charubala and Tushar, Saloni (Devanshi Jhaveri/Juhi Rangparia) and Saumil (Kartik Gantha): children of Harshad and Shilpa, Manav (Smith Seth) and later Disha: children of Subodh and Meenakshi, and later Lucky (Navika Kotia): adoptive child of Hemal and Gudiya. Also, the house has a cook Rajja (Siddharth Jadhav) and a worker, Narsi Kaka (Honey Chhaya).

Godavari rules her family strictly and is often called "Hitler","JhogMaya" and "MogamBaa" by her family members mostly by Praveena. Her sons have different qualities and share the blessings of life. Their wives are often worried due to household burdens, but they end up being happy. They face different problems and misunderstanding that were often created between the family members. Normal day to day scenarios are shown as the family deals with their lives in a joint family and deal with challenges. Due to being handicapped, Baby is unable to find a husband, and even Anish does not accept her, instead he admits he loves Dimple, while Baby loved Anish. This is often shown as a sign of grief for Baby throughout the series. Godavari's Krishna Villa has certain rules, saying no one can come in the house with shoes, no food from outside can come (not even spices, bread or flour), and each brother had to give 10000 per month (later 15000) for household expenses. "Jeev hatiya", killing of animals and even insects, is strictly forbidden. They are pure vegetarians and no kind of meat or eggs are allowed. Throughout the series, Baa writes in a secret Red Book no one else is allowed to read. Many different problems and scenarios are shown, and how the family remain united and how different characters interact with each other. The first season showed that Baa (Godavari) ruled her family strictly and responsibly. Her daughter Baby (Radhika Thakkar) had polio (making her legs of no use) and her son Gattu (Gopal Thakkar) is a little bit mentally disturbed due to the poverty she faced and her unavailability as working as a cook to raise her children, hence, he is only physically grown-up, but is a child at mental level. Hemal was told to be adopted by Godavari, when her sister-in-law Gunvanti (Supriya Pathak) insisted. After nearly 175 episodes, Baa invited her son Dr. Harshad Thakkar back to the house after a 5-year period. Harshad was expelled from the house due to an unknown reason which was later revealed. Midway through the season, Godavari's daughter-in-law, Praveena, died in a building collapse. Her son Hemal then got married to Gudiya. Dimple was married to Anish Kotak (Gautam Rode). Baby finds a lover, Birju (Amit Varma): a pleasant young man, and gets engaged to him. In the end of the first season, an author, Asha Ji, proposed to Baa to write her biography, and Baa agrees. In the second season, The Krishna Villa is renovated, and has a completely new appearance. Baby finally marries Birju, and they later settle in America with Birju's Mother and Taima. Jigar also gets engaged to Rim Jhim Talwar (Menaka Lalwani) and later marries her, pursuing his career as an actor.

In the final episode of Season 2, Harshad returns home and tells Godavari that Asha Ji has completed the book. The book gets published titled 'Baa, Bahoo Aur Baby'. A launching ceremony for the book is held where Godavari gives an impressive speech. She addresses a meeting of her family members, each of which have the book's copy, telling the book is all about them, and Baa is grateful to them. In the end, a 3-year later scenario is shown. Arvind and Leela finally are visiting America to welcome Dimple's coming child (a dream of Leela to visit America was shown throughout the series) . Pravin is shown with his children, Mehul, now a fashion designer; Mitali, an Air-Hostess; and Chaitali, a model. Harshad and Shilpa open a hospital on Godavari's name. Meenakshi is again becoming a mother and is joined by her son and daughter while crying. Gudiya gave birth to two twin girls. Rim Jhim starts a catering house and Babuji stops drinking, now helping Rim Jhim. Baby returns with Birju from Germany, with her polio cured and she is finally able to walk, and has a son named Ahan. The family opened a child-care centre for Gattu, where he would take care of all the children who came there: on the name of Gattuki. The Thakkar Family won the "Family of The Decade Award". Saloni writes a poem on the different members of the family and their attributes. The season ends with a final photo of the family.

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In other media[edit]

Gattu's character, portrayed by Deven Bhojani, was used in the 2012 drama serial Alaxmi Ka Super Parivaar where he came as the nephew of Natwarlal and Mohandas.


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