Kashmeer (TV series)
|Directed by||Sohail Tatari|
|Opening theme||"Kashmeer" by ???|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||17|
|Running time||approx. 60 minutes|
|Original network||STAR Plus|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||16 January 2003|
A saga of love and hatred is set in breathtakingly beautiful locales with the backdrop of militancy.Kashmeer was a novel attempt. It was a love story with militancy in the background; a story of close friends and families living in peace and tranquillity amidst beautiful surroundings and how external factors ('militancy') disrupt their peaceful existence, create chaos in their lives and leave them devastated. The first episode of Kashmeer ranked 23rd in the top 100 shows according to TAM, ranking in a TVR of 4.62. The focus of the serial was the second generation friendship between Zoya, Kinshuk and Aamir.
The first few episodes showcased the youth and the fun - predictably enough, theirs is a love triangle. The later episodes were about the upheaval in their carefree lives after being thrown in the midst of militancy. Director of the much acclaimed Kadam, Sohail Tatari had directed Kashmeer and had done a good job. Actors Farooque Sheikh, Suresh Oberoi and Salim Shah, the three friends were depicted convincingly. The other key actors - Kulbhushan Kharbanda, late Nirmal Pandey made Kashmeer an interesting watch. The youngsters Zoya, Kinshuk and Aamir were played by Gul Panag, Vishal Singh and Ankur Nayar respectively.
In the valley of Kashmir, snow melts and the summer brings with it sunshine and joy. Picnickers throng the gardens of the paradise but time brings with it hatred, death and destruction.
This is the story of such times but in it, we will know what was there before the hatred spread.
The time when Chandmarg was a peaceful happy town. This is the story of Dr Ashfaqullah Wani, Professor Bansi Lal Kachru and Saiffudin Bhat and their families.
Their wives, Shama, Meera and Munira are thick and on their own terms. Shama and Ashfaq's bubbly and effervescent daughter, Zoya is seeking admission in the medical college, Kinshuk is studying for an MBA in the US, Saif's son Amir is keen on joining the army.
Zoya, Kinshuk and Amir are friends just like their fathers but both the boys have also fallen in love with Zoya.
This saga of love and hatred is set in breathtakingly beautiful locales with the backdrop of militancy.
- Gul Panag as Zoya Wani
- Vishal Singh as Kinshuk Kachroo
- Ankur Nayyar as Aamir Bhatt
- Farooque Sheikh as Prof. Bansi Lal Kachroo
- Nirmal Pandey
- Vineet Kumar
- Suresh Oberoi as Dr. Ashfaqullah Wani
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Bakshi Ghulam Mohd.
- Salim Shah as Saifuddin Bhatt
- Neelima Azeem as Munira Bhatt
- Smita Jaykar as Shama Wani
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