Hatim (TV series)

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This article is about the 2003 TV series on Star Plus. For the 2013 series on Life OK, see The Adventures of Hatim.
Also known as Maaveeran Hatim
Genre Action, Adventure, Thriller & Drama
Created by Sagar Films (Pvt.Ltd.)
Written by Deepali Junjappa
Directed by Amrit Sagar & Shakti Sagar , 2nd Unit Director Ismail Umarr Khan
Starring see below
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Malayalam and Bengali
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 47
Executive producer(s) Jyoti Sagar
Location(s) Baroda (Gujarat, India)
Running time approx. 45 minutes
Original network STAR Plus
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original release 26 December 2003 – 12 November 2004

Hatim (Hindi: हातिम, Arabic-Urdu:حاتم) is an Indian television series that originally aired on STAR Plus channel in 2003-4. Hatim has to solve seven questions to defeat the evil sorcerer lord Dajjal aided by Najumi. It has elements of fantasy. It was started by director Amrit Sagar, based on one of Jeetendra's films Hatim Tai. Hatim was one of the most watched television serial during its original run.


The story is set in the Middle East around the Middle Ages. The story starts with the birth of the emperor of Yemen's son who is named Hatim, of whom is said that he will spread the message of peace and good. At the same time the son of the emperor of Jaffar is born, who is said that will be the greatest ever known servant of the evil spirits. The emperor of Jaffar then decides that it is better for the world that the baby is killed. The king orders that the baby's heart be burned; his man Najumi, who secretly serves the evil spirits, burns the heart of a rabbit instead and shows it to the emperor, leaving the emperor believing that the baby is dead. Najumi names the baby Dajjal and teaches him all about the dark arts. Twenty years passed, in Jaffar Dajjal deposes and kills his parents and becomes the lord of Jaffar. He creates a fire on the top tower of his palace that grants him dark powers. Najumi explains him that to become the supreme lord of the world he is to capture the forces of good and he can do that by marrying the princess of durgapur Sunena, but she has to do it on her own will not by force. He arrives at durgapur to ask the hand of Sunena, but she refuses. In the middle of the conflict Sunena's brother Suraj out of courage takes out his sword and rips Dajjal's hand; but it heals. Dajjal turns him into a stone statue and says to Sunana that he only can return her brother normal, but he will do so only if she is ready to marry him within seven months.

In Yemen Hatim decides to marry Jasmin the princess of Paristan (Fairyland). Their wedding arrangements are ready. Abruptly, Sunena's lover, Prince Vishal of Janakpur, comes disguised as a beggar, pleading with Hatim to help him fight Dajjal. The emperor of Yemen, Hatim, the emperor of Paristan, and Sunena's lover meet together. The emperor of Paristan reveals that when Paristan was created by the forces of good, a prophecy was made that an evil lord will control this world as long as the angel of good doesn't intervene. Hatim must solve seven questions, for which purpose he must set off on a journey. The emperor gives Hatim a magical sword. Jasmin gives Hobo, a fat man who lives in Paristan, to Hatim as his servant. Slowly all of Dajjal's powers and magical towers get destroyed. Hatim defeats death. The questions are based on proverbs.

Airing history[edit]

Since its first airing on STAR Plus in December 2003, the series has been syndicated to various Indian channels through STAR TV network, such as on Disney Channel India & STAR Utsav. Besides the series has also been repeated on its original broadcaster STAR Plus for many times. Due to its success, the series has also dubbed in Tamil language to air on STAR Vijay channel and titled Maaveeran Hatim. In addition, its ever-grown popularity led to its twice prime-time airing on the Disney Channel India. Now it is airing on Filmazia in Pakistan.

The complete air history of this television series is given in the following table :

Year Channel Timings Day
December 2003 – November 2004 STAR Plus 20:00 (Later : 20:30) IST Friday
May 2005 - July 2005 STAR Plus 10:00 IST Weekdays
May 2006 - July 2006 Disney Channel India 09:00,18:00 & 21:00 IST Weekdays
May 2006 - July 2006 STAR Plus 19:00 IST Weekdays
May 2007 - May 2007 STAR Plus 11:00 / 11:30 IST Weekdays
May 2007 - May 2007 STAR Utsav 15:00 IST Weekdays
2006 STAR Vijay
January / February 2008 - Continued STAR Vijay (United States) 01:30 (EST/EDT) Saturday
8 March 2008 - Continued STAR Vijay (Hong Kong) 17:30 HKT (Saturday)

06:30 / 05:30 HKT (Sunday)

Saturday & Sunday
1 May 2013 
STAR Utsav (India)
4:00 p.m. (Indian Standard Time)

Status: As of 2008 Maveeran Hatim was airing on STAR Vijay (USA)[1] and starts from 8 March 2008 on STAR Vijay (Hong Kong).[2] (Details are given in the above table.)

Cast and characters[edit]

Actor / Actress Role
Rahil Azam Hatim
Pooja Ghai Rawal Jasmine
Kiku Sharda Hobo
Nirmal Pandey Dajjal
Vijay Ganju Evil Najjomi
Aditi Pratap Sunayna
Romit Raj Vishal
Ravi Khanvilkar Badshah of Yemen
Reshma Queen of Paristan
Tom Alter King of Paristan
Jaya Bhattacharya Zalima
Rushali Battila
Usha Bachani Queen Nadira
Kumar Hegde Azlaf
Kishwar Merchant Rubina
Mansi Verma Mallika-e-Hayat
Tej Sapru Pasha
Shilpa Shinde Shakila


In 2004[edit]

The Indian Television Academy Awards

Best Packaging Amrit Sagar Best action hero - Rahil Azam

In 2005[edit]


External links[edit]