Kartika (TV series)

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Kartika
Created by Ekta Kapoor
Starring Jennifer Winget
Ankana Mehra
Monica Kale
Abhay Vakil
Arjun Bijlani
Resham Seth
Resham Seth
Sanjeev Seth
Sonali Verma
Daljeet Kaur
Opening theme "Iraade... I Have It In Me"
Ending theme "I can do it"
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 50 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Ekta Kapoor
Running time 30 minutes
Distributor Balaji Telefilms
Release
Original network Disney Channel India
SABC 2
Original release September 22, 2008
10 February 2020 – January 2, 2009
upcoming

Kartika is an Indian show that aired on Disney Channel India. The show's advertisements started on September 15, 2008, just one week before its premiere on September 22, 2008 on Disney. Disney Channel aired the name as Kaarthika. The tagline of the series is "Sapnon ki Udaan-Kartika". The website showed in late 2007 that the show was set to premiere. However, after airing one episode, the show was immediately pulled off air and replaced by Shararat and Sanya.

Plot[edit]

Kartika is a nice singer and dreams of being a star. She asks her father and mother to get her admitted her in the singing academy. At first, they don't agree, but she handles all. At the academy, she makes new friends and rivals. She shares her room with Akhana, a bad but popular girl who always insults Kaarthika and always gets her into trouble.

Production[edit]

The production of season one and two took place in June 2004–August 2005 to air every day. Season three's production was in October 2006, and premiered on December 8, 2008. The show ended in January 2009.

Cast[edit]

  • Jennifer Winget as Kaarthika
  • Aditya Vaidya as Ritwik
  • Monica Kale as Meenakshi
  • Swati as Ash
  • Shikha as Sush
  • Abhay Vakil as Abhishek
  • Mitika as Sweta
  • Arjun Bijlani as Ankush
  • Resham Seth as Sushma
  • Aarti as Brinda
  • Sonali Verma as Gayatri
  • Ankana as Bonita
  • Monica Kale as Tanya (season 2+)

Premiere[edit]

Kartika premiered on a "Disney Channel Day Of Premiere" along with Monster Buster Club. It was the only show that premiered at 5 pm and not at the regular 7:30 pm, as Disney Channel India had been launching since 2007. The show was taken very positively and its first day view count was around 1.79 million. It was mistaken as a sequel to Dhoom Machaao Dhoom.

The series was cancelled due to the producer's strike; therefore, the last episode aired wasn't one that ended the story.

Episodes[edit]

Season Ep # First airdate Last airdate
Season 1 22 September 22, 2008 October 20, 2008
Season 2 November 3, 2008 December 1, 2008
Season 3 16 December 8, 2008 January 2, 2009
Season 4 15 Not aired Disney Channel

Perception[edit]

Kaarthika was very well perceived by Indian audiences. The show received a number 2 rating, after Dhoom Machaao Dhoom.

DVD releases[edit]

  • Volume One: The first 21 episodes of season 1 has been released in limited edition Kaarthika franchise for Rs 499/-.
  • Volume Two: The 15 episodes of season 2 has been released for Rs. 299/-.
  • Volume Three: The 16 episodes of season 3 and 15 episodes of season 4 (unaired on Disney) have been released in one box special edition available for Rs. 699/-.

Schedule[edit]

Kartika aired Monday to Friday at 5 pm IST; the same episode repeated at 8:30 pm. There was a marathon called Kartika: The Week That Was every Saturday or Sunday at 12:30 pm after the Disney Channel Movie.