Dahleez (2016 TV series)
|Created by||Shubham Chaturvedi|
|Creative director(s)||Rishi Srivastava|
|Theme music composer||Shaan |
|Opening theme||"Jiya Re" by Jubin Nautiyal|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||105|
|Production location(s)||Delhi |
|Cinematography||Sunil Vishwakarma |
Ravi K Yadav
|Running time||26 minutes approx.|
|Production company(s)||Fortune Productions|
|Original network||Star Plus|
|Original release||14 March –|
26 June 2016
Dahleez (International Title : The CrossRoads) is an Indian legal drama series that aired on Star Plus. The series was produced by Fortune Productions of Farhan Salaruddin. The series was aired every night from 14 March 2016 to 26 June 2016. the Harshad Arora and Tridha Choudhury played the main characters in the series. The series was based in Delhi, which focuses on the bureaucracy of India, how the country works, and the high-level politics that happens behind closed doors with a terrorism angle. Harshad Arora plays the role of an IAS officer and Tridha Choudhury is essaying the role of a lawyer. The title track 'Jiya Re' has been penned by Superbia band and sung by Jubin Nautiyal.
Adarsh Sinha is an IAS Officer, who always supports the truth and justice. He belongs to a three-son family of high legal stature, where his mother, Suhasini Sinha, is a renowned senior advocate, his father, Manohar Sinha, and elder brother, Jaidev Sinha, bureaucratic officers and his younger brother, Abhay Sinha, an IPS officer. Jaidev and his wife Jaya have a loveless arranged marriage while Abhay eloped with his wife Simmi. Swadheenta Ramakrishnan is an aspiring lawyer hailing from Chennai, who always supports the poor and their rights and justice. She lives in Chandni Chowk with her uncle Haider Gilani, aunt Zubeida Gilani, and brother Asad Gilani and hails from a middle class Tamilian family.
At a friend's 'sangeet' ceremony, Adarsh meets Swadheenta and gets attracted to her at first sight.
A fresh law graduate, Swadheenta agrees to fight on behalf of several farmers against Ahuja Constructions, owned by Simmi's father. She then meets Suhasini Sinha at her friend's wedding, who motivates her. Meanwhile, Swadheenta and Adarsh have certain encounters where he tries to ask her out for coffee and she refuses, but agrees when Adarsh helps her with the case. Through her wittiness and strong arguments she wins the case and gets a call from Suhasini asking her to assist her as an intern lawyer.
Regarding another case, Swadheenta then goes to Faridabad to investigate, on Suhasini's orders. Coincidently, Adarsh becomes the leading officer in the same case and travels to Faridabad as well. They soon become really good friends but Suhasini tells Adarsh to come back as she has found a bride, Vanshika Bundela, for him, and he agrees on his father's wishes.
After some convincing from his brothers, Adarsh finds Swadheenta and finally confesses his love, but she introduces him to her fiancée, Jeevan. Adarsh later discovers that Swadheenta's father has decided to get her married to his best student. Adarsh accepts this as challenge to be his best student within 12 days to win her love, and succeeds when Jeevan finds out about Adarsh's love for Swadheenta and tells her she too is in love with Adarsh. Swadheenta finally confesses her love in Adarsh and Vanshika's engagement ceremony. Swadheenta's brother, Asad, also goes as he loves Radhika, who is getting engaged to Vanshika's brother, Yash, in the same ceremony. Adarsh confesses to his family that he does not love Vanshika, but loves Swadheenta. Radhika confesses her love for Asad too. The two are determined to get their families to agree to their marriage.
Later, Jaya files for a divorce with Jaidev as they are unhappy with their marriage which leads Suhasini to think that maybe Vanshika isn't the right girl for Adarsh. Adarsh and Swadheenta's marriage is fixed. However, Suhasini and Manohar actually are still against the marriage and plan to make Adarsh cancel the marriage himself.
Adarsh and Swadheenta's wedding preparations begin. As Suhasini is still not happy with this marriage, she creates many misunderstandings between Adarsh and Swadheenta. But Ramakrishnan settles everything for his daughter's happiness. Swadheenta assures Suhasini that she won't come in between their mother-son relation and further relieves her by not telling the truth to Adarsh. Simmi joins hands with Suhasini with the motive of preventing the marriage, but later changes her decision when Swadheenta saves her, and finally helps her gain Suhasini's approval. The wedding preparations begin.
In a new plot, Asad's friends are revealed to be terrorists planning bomb blasts at different sites in Delhi. One of the sites and dates turn out to be the venue for Swadheenta and Adarsh's marriage.
Abhay and Asad come to know that Asad's friends are the terrorists and they decide to diffuse the bomb before the blast. Unfortunately, Abhay is killed by Arvind Gupta aka Ifteqaar Alam, the main terrorist. Asad goes to stop him but he escapes from the venue and the police misunderstand Asad and he is killed in a police shootout.
The Sinhas and Gilanis break down after hearing the news of Abhay and Asad's death. Haider Gilani is also misunderstood as a terrorist as a bomb is found in the gift which he had brought for the couple on behalf of Asad's friends is found. Ramakrishnan and Revathy break all ties with the Gilani family and compel Swadheenta to do so too. Swadheenta breaks downs over Abhay and Asad's death but also believes Asad is not a terrorist. Following this, she takes up the case as Swadheenta Ramakrishnan, defending her brother, uncle and aunt against the Sinhas and in Court, Suhasini Sinha, who fights the case on behalf of Abhay Sinha and the country.
Soon, the Ministry finds out major loopholes in the scene and conclude the Gilanis as innocent. Fearing the end of their honourable positions, Manohar and Jaidev along with Minister Chaudhary, lie to cover up their flaw. Eventually, Adarsh finds out and reveals this to Suhasini, who is heartbroken about Manohar's betrayal. After the whole family finds out, an appeal is made to the Court to organise an extensive search for Ifteqaar Alam, which ends in Yash Bundela sacrificing his life for the country and killing Alam and himself with a bomb in a suicide attack,. The whole country finally comes to know of Asad and Haider's innocence, and the Sinhas apologise to the Gilanis and welcome Swadheenta back to her in-laws and finish the serial
- Harshad Arora as Adarsh Sinha 
- Tridha Choudhury as Advocate Swadheenta Ramakrishnan
- Meghna Malik as Advocate Suhasini Sinha, Adarsh's mother
- Amit Behl as Manohar Sinha, officer in bureaucrat department, Adarsh's father
- Mohit Chauhan as Haider Jilani, University professor, Swadheenta's uncle
- Natasha Rastogi as Zubeida Jilani, Swadheenta's aunt
- Meer Ali as Jaidev Sinha, Adarsh's elder brother
- Hunar Hali as Jaya Sinha, Adarsh's elder sister-in-law
- Aryan Pandit as DCP Abhay Sinha, Adarsh's younger brother
- Nazea Hasan Sayed as Simmi Sinha née Ahuja (Adarsh's younger sister-in-law)
- Chirag Mahbubani as Asad Jilani, Swadheenta's brother and Mr. Jilani's son
- Vaibhavi Upadhyaya as Journalist Paddy
- Farook Qaasias Naveen Ahuja, Simmi's father
- Manish Wadhwa as Advocate A. K. Singhvi, Ahuja's lawyer
- Siddharth Sen as Arvind Gupta/Major Iftikhar Alam
- Khushboo Purohit as Vanshika Bundela, Adarsh's ex-fiancé
- Ashish Mehrotra as Lt. Yashvardhan "Yash" Bundela, Vanshika's brother
- Nikki Sharma as Radhika Deshmukh, Asad's girlfriend, Yash's ex-fiancé
- Kiran Srinivas as Jeevan, Swadheenta's ex- fiancé
- Sagar Saini as Mr. Ramakrishnan, Swadheenta's father
- Neha Bam as Revathi Ramakrishnan, Swadheenta's mother
- Eklavey Kashyap as Ravi/Raqib Alam
- Aman Tyagi as Rajesh/Mohsin Khan
- Sohit Vijay Soni as Reporter Nawaz
- Neha Kaul as Leela
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