Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2018 TV series)

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Kasautii Zindagii Kay
Kasauti zindagi kay poster
Created byEkta Kapoor
Screenplay by
  • Anil Nagpal
  • Mrinal Tripathi
Story byAnil Nagpal
Directed byMuzammil Desai
Creative director(s)
  • Richa Ambolkar
  • Shivangi Babbar
Starring
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes152
Production
Producer(s)
CinematographyDeepak Malvankar
Editor(s)
  • Vikas Sharma
  • Vishal Sharma
  • Sandeep Bhatt
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time23 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s)Balaji Telefilms
DistributorStar India
Release
Original networkStarPlus
Picture format
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original release25 September 2018 (2018-09-25) –
Present
Chronology
Related showsKasautii Zindagii Kay
External links
Website
Production website

Kasautii Zindagii Kay (Trials of Life) is an Indian soap opera created and produced by Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms.[1][2] It premiered on September 25, 2018 and airs on Star Plus.[3] It is a reboot of the 2001 series Kasautii Zindagii Kay. It stars Parth Samthaan, Erica Fernandes and Hina Khan.[4][5]

Plot[edit]

Anurag Basu and Prerna Sharma are two individuals who belong to two different worlds. Prerna is the daughter of Rajesh Sharma who works for Moloy Basu. Moloy has three children; Anurag, Nivedita and Tapur. Anurag's mother Mohini dislikes the Sharmas because of their poor status and leaves no opportunity to berate them. Anurag and Prerna study in the same university. Due to a series of events, Prerna and Anurag start conversing and slowly form a bond of friendship with each other.

Through a series of events, Prerna realises that she has fallen in love with Anurag. The day she decides to propose Anurag, his former girlfriend Mishka enters the Basu house. Mohini seizes the opportunity to announce that Anurag and Mishka will get engaged soon. Prerna is left heartbroken.

Amidst the chaos, Komolika makes her entry. Komolika is Mishka's elder sister and the daughter of Siddhant Chaubey, a powerful politician. She is arrogant and ruse and attracts male attention wherever she goes.

Meanwhile, Anupam makes Anurag realise that he has been in love with Prerna since a long time but was unaware. Eventually, Anurag and Prerna confess their feelings to each other. On the other hand, Komolika starts getting interested in Anurag. Seeing Prerna and Anurag plan a future with each other, she decides to create misunderstandings between them. When Moloy finds out about it, he confronts her. Thus, Komolika plots to get Moloy killed in a car crash. However, Moloy slips in to a coma and Rajesh dies.

Komolika asks Anurag to marry her in exchange of the papers of Prerna's house. Compelled, Anurag announces his engagement with Komolika, much to the delight of Mohini and Nivedita. He breaks down on not being able to fulfil his promise of marrying Prerna. Prerna gets shattered when she learns about it and confronts Anurag. However, Anurag insults her in front of everyone. Prerna is left shocked and betrayed. She gets hit by a car and is taken to the hospital where the doctor reveals that she is pregnant. Prerna realises how she and Anurag had consummated their relationship.

Rebellious, Prerna enters the Basu house claiming to be Anurag's wife.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Parth Samthaan as Anurag Basu– Mohini and Moloy's son; Nivedita and Tapur's brother; Anupam's brother-in-law; Prerna's husband (2018–present)
  • Erica Fernandes as Prerna Sharma Basu– Veena and Rajesh's daughter; Shekhar, Shivani and Mahesh's sister; Suman's sister-in-law; Anurag's wife (2018–present)
  • Hina Khan as Komolika Chaubey– Siddhant Chaubey's daughter; Ronit and Mishka's elder sister (2018–present)

Recurring[edit]

  • Uday Tikekar as Moloy Basu– Mohini's husband; Nivedita, Anurag and Tapur's father; Rajesh's best friend (2018–present)
  • Shubhavi Choksey as Mohini Basu– Moloy's wife; Nivedita, Anurag and Tapur's mother; Anupam and Prerna's mother-in-law (2018–present)
  • Kali Prasad Mukherjee as Rajesh Sharma– Veena's husband; Shekhar, Prerna, Shivani and Mahesh's father; Moloy's best friend (2018–2019)
  • Kanupriya Pandit as Veena Sharma– Rajesh's wife; Shekhar, Prerna, Shivani and Mahesh's mother; Suman and Anurag's mother-in-law (2018–present)
  • Pooja Banerjee as Nivedita Basu Sengupta– Moloy and Mohini's daughter; Anurag and Tapur's elder sister; Anupam's wife; Prerna's sister-in-law (2018–present)
  • Sahil Anand as Anupam Sengupta– Nivedita's husband; Anurag and Tapur's brother-in-law; Mohini and Moloy's son-in-law (2018–present)
  • Upasana Salunke/Priyal Mahajan/Aastha Abhay as Tapur Basu– Nivedita and Anurag's younger sister; Moloy and Mohini's daughter; Prerna's sister-in-law (2018–present)
  • Karan Arora as Shekhar Sharma– Prerna, Shivani and Mahesh's elder brother; Anurag's brother-in-law; Rajesh and Veena's eldest child; Suman's husband (2018–present)
  • Karan Bhanushali as Mahesh Sharma– Prerna, Shivani and Shekhar's youngest brother; Anurag and Suman's brother in law; Rajesh and Veena's youngest child (2018–present)
  • Antara Banerjee as Suman Sharma– Shekhar's wife; Prerna, Shivani and Mahesh's sister-in-law; Veena and Rajesh's daughter-in-law (2018–present)
  • Charvi Saraf as Shivani Sharma– Shekhar and Prerna's younger sister; Mahesh's elder sister; Rajesh and Veena's third child; Ronit's ex-girlfriend; Anurag and Suman's sister-in-law (2018–present)
  • Adi Irani as Siddhant Chaubey– Politician; Komolika, Mishka and Ronit's father (2018–present)
  • Ariah Aggarwal as Mishka Chaubey– Komolika's younger sister; Ronit's elder sister, Siddhant Chaubey's second child; Anurag's former girlfriend (2018–present)
  • Tarun Mahilani as Ronit Chaubey– Komolika and Mishka's younger brother; Siddhant Chaubey's youngest child; Shivani's former boyfriend (2018–present)
  • Siddharth Shivpuri as Vikrant– Anurag and Komolika's business rival (2019–present)
  • Sanjay Swaraj as Naveen Chandra Chattopadhyay– Mohini's brother; Prerna's ex-fiancè; Ronita and Madhuri's husband (2018–2019)
  • Madhura Naik as Madhuri Chandra Chattopadhyay– Naveen's first wife (2018–2019)
  • Siddharth Banerjee as Sid– Anurag's best friend (2018)
  • Anju Jadhav/Michelle Shah as Anjali– Prerna's best friend (2018)
  • Rohit Sharma as Gaurav– Komolika's former boyfriend (2018)
  • Roopali Prakash as Komolika's friend (2018)
  • Monica Sharma as Kirti– Rohan's wife; Prerna and Anjali's best friend (2018)
  • Naveen Sharma as Rohan– Kirti's husband; Anurag, Sid, Prerna and Anjali's best friend (2018)
  • Piyali Munshi as Ronita Chandra Chattopadhyay– Naveen's second wife (2018–2019)

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Shweta Kesari from India Today said, "Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes beautifully fit into the shoes of punctual Anurag and carefree Prerna. The grandeur and magnificence of the show will make your jaw drop. The makers have tried to retain the essence of Kolkata and Bengalis. Overall the show is a complete package of entertainment for soap viewers!"[6]

Soumya Srivastava from Hindustan Times described the show as "louder and garnish" and wrote that, "The background score is excessive. It plays without reason and way too often. Whether the scene demands it or not, a joyful, somber or a comical tone is always there to force your brain into thinking that this is how you are supposed to feel right now.[7]

Times Now commented that, "The reboot takes you in the lives of Anurag and Prerna that were part of our every day lives and the first episode is all about nostalgia of the epic Kasautii Zindagii Kay." [8]

Ratings[edit]

In its debut week, the series opened with 5589 million impressions in urban areas thereby being 10th most-watched show during the week.[9][10][11][12]

In UK in its second week, the series was the top most watched show on Thursday with 101100 views.[13]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Reference
2019 Kalakar Awards Most Popular Actress Erica Fernandes Won [14]
Best Actor In Negative Role Sanjay Swaraj Won
Best Serial Ekta Kapoor Won
Indian Telly Awards Best Actress In Lead Role (Popular) Erica Fernandes Nominated [15]
Best Actor In Lead Role (Popular) Parth Samthaan Nominated
Best Daily Series (Popular) Ekta Kapoor Nominated
Best Actress In Supporting Role (Popular) Shubhavi Choksey Nominated
Best Actor In Comic Role (Popular) Sahil Anand Nominated
Best Actress in Negative Role (Popular) Shubhavi Choksey Nominated
Best Actor In Negative Role (Popular) Sanjay Swaraj Nominated
Best Jodi (Popular) Erica Fernandes & Parth Samthaan Won [16]
Best Actress In Negative Role (Jury) Hina Khan Won
Best Actress In Negative Role (Popular) Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ekta Kapoor hints at the comeback of Kasautii Zindagii Kay". The Indian Express. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Kasautii Zindagii Kay Reboot to go on air from September 10". mid-day. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Ekta Kapoor's Kasauti Zindagi Kay 2 delayed; check out the new premiere date". India Today. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Kasautii Zindagii Kay promo: SRK introduces Parth and Erica as Anurag and Prerna". The Indian Express.
  5. ^ "Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2: Ekta Kapoor reveals Hina Khan's look as Komolika". The Indian Express.
  6. ^ Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 first episode review: Parth-Erica shine in this retelling of the epic love saga
  7. ^ Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 episode 1 review: There was no room for it but things have become worse
  8. ^ Review: Kasautii 2: It's all about getting Nostalgic
  9. ^ Most watched Indian TV shows: Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 opens to big numbers on TRP charts
  10. ^ Ratings war: Ekta Kapoor's Kasautii Zindagii Kay beats Bigg Boss 12, enters top ten
  11. ^ TRP Report: Erica Fernandes and Parth Samthaan's Kasautii Zindagii Kay enters top 10; Bigg Boss 12 kicked off
  12. ^ Ekta Kapoor's 'Kasautii Zindagii Kay' gets a thundering welcome, beats Salman Khan's 'Bigg Boss 12' on BARC
  13. ^ ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ soars to No.1 on Thursday in UK
  14. ^ Erica, Kasautii wins big at 27th Kalakar Awards, 2019
  15. ^ List of nominees: 15th Indian Telly Awards, 2019
  16. ^ Indian Telly Awards 2019: Complete list of winners

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