Miley Jab Hum Tum
|Miley Jab Hum Tum|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||526|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original network||STAR One|
|Original release||22 September 2008 –|
19 November 2010
Miley Jab Hum Tum (When We Met) is an Indian Teen drama television series that aired on STAR One from 22 September 2008 to 19 November 2010 for 2 seasons. The show is about falling in love during college and developing relations for a lifetime.
The story begins at Excel College with the introduction of the basketball champion and college stud, Samrat Shergill (Mohit Sehgal) and the college diva Dia (Navina Bole) and their buddies Benji and Uday. Also studying at Excel are sisters Nupur Bhushan (Rati Pandey) and Gunjan Bhushan (Sanaya Irani Sehgal) who left rural Morena for Mumbai. They are cousins of the "Queen Bee" Dia, and "Dodo" Uday. Dia is horrified by the news of their arrival to Excel and does everything in her power to make their lives miserable but vain. Lead athlete and college star Samrat and his close friend Benji (Abhishek Sharma) are Dia's friends while Mayank Sharma (Arjun Bijlani) is introduced as the geeky Greek god of Excel, a close rival of Samrat.
Nupur begins college by repeatedly receiving Mayank as a project partner and travelling partner, while Gunjan gets pushed into a talent parade by Samrat and returns the support by tutoring him. Mayank falls in love with Nupur and Gunjan becomes friends with Samrat. As time passes, Gunjan misinterprets subtleties from Samrat and begins to harbour unstated love for him just as he clarifies Gunjan to be his closest friend, unaware of his own feelings for her while being oblivious to her one-sided love. Mayank, disregarding his love, feuds with Nupur, though later they too become fast friends.
Sheena (Preeti Keswani), a talented and attractive actress, enters Excel along with Ranvijay (Khushank Arora), a daredevil rich and spoilt playboy. Shena and Samrat strike up a relationship while Ranvijay flirts with Dia who returns the attention. Gunjan tells Samrat that Sheena will not allow their unique friendship to continue and to stay away from Ranvijay. Samrat reluctantly agrees. During the college play Mayank dramatically confesses his love for Nupur on stage and they begin a relationship. At a subsequent party, Sheena mistreats Gunjan and Samrat decides to break up with Sheena and instead support Gunjan. After leaving the party, Ranvijay frames Samrat for a drunk driving accident. The gang manages to prove his innocence in court and both Sheena and Ranvijay leave. Dia comes to respect her siblings and friends after seeing their support for her during her low phase.
During the brief time spent in jail Samrat realizes his intense love for Gunjan because of others' remarks since that day. Later, Gunjan believes that he has heard her extensive confession, and through a series of unfortunate circumstances, neither communicates their feelings leading to an extension of their friendship and a misunderstanding. At this point, both sisters are hurting from relationship difficulties, thus immediately take leave from Excel for an upcoming family wedding in Morena.
After the sisters leave, the gang feels lonely knowing Dia and Uday would leave soon as well. Mayank, wanting to apologize to Nupur for hiding their relationship and scolding her, follows her to Morena and enters the Bhushan household posing as Nupur's childhood friend who has come to consider marrying her. Samrat and Benji reach Morena as Dia and Uday's friends. Samrat finally expresses his love to Gunjan on the night of Dusshera. Mayank promises to commit to Nupur.
Mayank suddenly finds out that his mother lost her job and leaves immediately without telling anyone. Nupur assumes their relationship is over and is furious. Her parents, Shashi and Ratna, form a negative opinion about Mayank. Ratna faults Samrat as well for his disruption during a religious ritual and asks him to leave immediately. Touched by Samrat's apology, Shashi hands him the responsibility of his daughters. The gang leaves for Mumbai.
Back at Excel, with Samrat's plan, Nupur and Mayank are able to sort out their differences. Samrat and Gunjan go on their first date. Mayan's mother finds a new job in Bangalore. While Mayank is gone, Ratna and the Bhushan family decide to have Nupur married and send the match, Bablu, to college. This new character is Adhiraj (Nishant Malkani), Nupur's childhood friend and expected suitor. Adhiraj mistakes another Nupur to be the Nupur he is looking for. The gang takes advantage of this and Adhiraj and the new Nupur begin to fall in love. This backfires when it is revealed that the new Nupur is Samrat's long lost younger sister Suhaani Shergill.
Mayank returns to surprise his friends and comes to learns of what the gang has been up to and convinces them to tell Adhiraj the truth about Nupur and to tell Samrat about NUpur being Suhaani. Suhaani tells Gunjan how Samrat lived alone from a young age and begrudged the entire family because of his parents' bitter divorce. In the custody battle, he was separated from his sister and has since believed that his mother chose his sister over him. Suhaani had been living in London with their mother before coming to Excel to reunite with Samrat. At the after party Samrat learns the truth about Suhaani as does Adhiraj. Adhiraj discloses this deception to Shashi who then forces Nupur into marrying Adhiraj. Adhiraj consents to the marriage in his anger at Suhaani's betrayal.
He is finally told that the gang played this prank on him because Nupur loves Mayank and he must believe that Suhaani is truly in love with him. Adhiraj soon decides to call off the wedding, but before he can tell his father he is accidentally knocked out by Uday, so Mayank reluctantly replaces Adhiraj at the wedding ceremony. Mayank and Nupur are wedded, but Shashi disowns her as he feels betrayed and humiliated because of their rash actions. With nowhere to go, the couple turns to the gang for help.
Gunjan and Nupur have a disagreement with Gunjan being understanding of their father's anger and Nupur objecting to Gunjan and Samrat's supposed indecent proximity at their second date. The sisters soon restore their relationship when Nupur protects Gunjan from being eve-teased by thugs. On Valentines Day, Adhiraj proposes to Suhaani upsetting Gunjan who had expected a proposal from Samrat. Gunjan tells Samrat about the importance of marriage before leaving the party alone. The same armed thugs corner Gunjan and she is being shot at. Gunjan is rushed to hospital. After Samrat's heartfelt proposal she recovers to find herself paralysed from the waist down. At the hospital, Shashi forgives Nupur and once home tells Gunjan that he approves of Samrat. Gunjan, however, unable to allow herself be a burden, assures her father that she is not in love with him.
Next, Nupur battles the culprits of Gunjan's condition - a well-known, corrupt politician and his brother and has them arrested and becomes Excel's role model. The gang decides to go for a vacation with the goal of getting Gunjan to walk again. At the resort, the gang implies Samrat's impending death for Gunjan when Samrat truly falls in danger's path. Distraught, Gunjan bolts up and runs to save his life, thus recovering fully. Benji begins a budding romance with Dia.
The gang returns home with their relationships strengthened when a baby girl, as a prank, enters the life of Samrat, Mayank, Benji, Adhiraj, and Uday with a letter falsely claiming that one of them is the father. The girls band together against the boys. After a series of mishaps it is finally revealed that the entire gang was on a reality show. Suhaani breaks the news that she has to return to London. Adhiraj decides to go with her and get married.
A famous director, Neil Oberoi, comes to Excel for an open casting call. He is an old friend of the Bhushan sisters and has a soft spot for Gunjan. After purposefully casting Gunjan, Neil's growing closeness with Gunjan makes Samrat overprotective. Through this, Gunjan learns that Neil is in love with her due to which she leaves the film and reconciles with Samrat. Meanwhile, Mayank and Nupur enrol for the same job scholarship and Nupur wins it. Mayank and Nupur split after a row, and Nupur goes to Delhi. Later, Mayank and Nupur sort out their differences and retake their wedding vows and Samrat confesses his love to Gunjan. Samrat proposes to Gunjan and she happily accepts and later they consummate their love. Benji also reveals his love to Dia. Mayank and Nupur decide to go to the United States leaving nothing behind. As Nupur, Gunjan, Mayank and Samrat speed to the airport, the brakes suddenly fail due to which Samrat careens the car off the road and the principal characters are involved in a life-changing accident.
The story then takes a three-year leap where the group believes that Nupur died because of Samrat's reckless driving. Samrat, now a trustee of Excel College, has been living a lonely life as punishment, continually recalling Gunjan and death in between drinks. Mayank works in a private company and lives with the illusion of still having Nupur around in her void. Gunjan, now a grievance counselor, is emotionally shattered.
Ashwini or Ash is an orphan closely counselled by Gunjan. He collides with Samrat and out of empathy helps him past his guilt. Mayank accepts a post for professor at Excel at Mrs. Shergill's insistence. At a point, both Mayank and Ash takes Samrat's advice to move forward. Rohan or Ro, another student, clashes and falls in love with Ash. Ash and Rohan both look up to Samrat.
Mayank suggests Gunjan to become a counsellor at Excel. She eventually accepts curious to know about Ash's mystery man who is actually Samrat. Mayank begins forgiving Samrat as he realizes he was also responsible for the accident. Samrat, now colleague to Gunjan, continually attempts to woo her and make her smile again.
On Dia's behest, the gang visit the administrator doctor on the day of the accident and find out that Nupur Bhushan might well be alive. Gunjan shuns herself from comfort and hope. Samrat, on the other hand decides to help Mayank find Nupur. While on a trail with Samrat and Gunjan, an emotionally incapacitated Mayank drives away alone and crashes into a tree. By fate, Nupur finds Mayank and takes him to the hospital. Eventually, the three find her but Nupur consistently and rudely refuses to recognise them. They convince her to stay with them for seven days during which each of them realises that Nupur is hiding something.
On the fifth day Nupur's fiancé, Dhruv physically and verbally abuses Nupur to a point where she emotionally surrenders to him. Although the trio fails to confirm Nupur as Nupur Bhushan, after a few days Gunjan suspects Dhruv to be the grown-up Chintu, a psychotic boy from their childhood school who was admitted to a mental hospital and was also one of the reasons which led the Bhushan sisters to shift to Mumbai. It is revealed that Nupur has been pretending to not recognise them out of fear of Dhruv. Dhruv had also caused the accident three years ago. His intent was to kill the others and keep Nupur for himself. Samrat then openly challenges Dhruv and conducts a plan where he sends Mayank to Gunjan's house, while Nupur is meeting Gunjan. Mayank talks to Nupur, which leads Nupur to cave and admit the truth.
Dhruv arrives at Nupur's house but is caught red-handed attempting to shoot and kill Nupur. With the help of Rohan and Ash, the police come out and arrest Dhruv. Mayank and Nupur reunite at home after three years and Samrat and Gunjan attempt reconciliation though they still remain only platonic. Gunjan uses the rekindled love after the play and the happiness from the adventure in obtaining Nupur to consider her relationship with Samrat mended. Nupur now rejoins Excel as a student to complete her studies.
While Nupur is at college, seeing everyone else's life back on track, Samrat decides to quit being trustee of Excel College and begins dreaming of basketball. In response, Gunjan, currently between being a friend and life partner, throws an MBA program on him and submits his application on his behalf, being oblivious to what he wants to do. Samrat however lies to Gunjan to keep her pleased and simultaneously begins an all-female basketball team in which Ash takes part. Samrat, upset with Ash bunking classes, forces her to get a letter signed that excuses her from class. Unable to reveal Samrat's secret team to Gunjan, Ash tries to get Mayank's permission but with no success so she forges Mayank's signature. Mayank, thinking Nupur also did this, rusticates her from the college. However, when Ash gets to know of this, she tells Mayank the truth. Mayank feeling sorry for his distrust apologizes to Nupur but she does not accept it. On the other hand, because of Ash's confession, Gunjan gets to know Samrat is secretly coaching basketball, she confronts him about still attempting to lie to her face.
Now, the sisters are angry with the boys and the boys, knowing their mistakes, takes several different attempts to persuade them. Uday makes an entry here. Finally, after days, Mayank convinces Nupur before going to bed by pointing out today was their first date anniversary and they have a lifetime of fighting ahead of them. However, Gunjan under the impression that Nupur and Mayank have not patched up, stayed strong to girl power and continued rejecting Samrat's apologies. Uday now interacts with an unconscious elderly man in a wheelchair who won a ‘5 crore Best Family’ lottery; telling everyone else he is dead and has a family who is in need of this money when in fact Uday wants to pocket it. Under a false pretense, everyone works together to enact the supposed family this man would have had for an inspector. This family happens to be an idealized version of what the gang already has: intense love, fighting, and an inept Dodo. While doing this Uday loses the money to the unconscious man and Gunjan discovers that Nupur and Mayank are back to terms. Later, the gang also manages to save Excel College from being demolished from the hands of Dhingra, a builder cum goon.
Now finally as things start to settle in life Gunjan realizes that she never deserved such an unconditional and persistent lover in her life. In fact, she feels she needs to apologize to Samrat for all of the times she has held him guilty for things he had never done. When apologizing on the night of Diwali, Samrat for the first time in three years notices his given engagement ring back on Gunjan's finger. Samrat then makes a grand plan to propose to Gunjan, which all goes sideways. Nupur finds out that she is pregnant and decides to hide it. Samrat finds Nupur's pregnancy strip and confronts her over the phone. Nupur finally reveals her pregnancy. At first, Mayank pretends to be angry but then he comforts her by saying that Nupur had given him immense pleasure by telling this to him. Samrat proposes to Gunjan later that night in a very romantic, intimate, and heartfelt way and she accepts. They have a church wedding: a lifelong dream for Gunjan. Dia, Uday, and Benji return to the show for the wedding, which serves as a coming together of Benji and Dia as a couple again. After the ceremony, a leap of six months is shown with all four living in Pune. Samrat and Gunjan are happily married and successful in their respective careers. Nupur goes into labor and gives birth to male twins. The show ends with the gang returning to Excel one last time and expressing their views on College life.
- Rati Pandey as Nupur Bhushan
- Sanaya Irani as Gunjan Bhushan
- Arjun Bijlani as Mayank Sharma
- Mohit Sehgal as Samrat Shergill
- Navina Bole as Dia Bhushan
- Jas Karan Singh as Uday Bhushan
- Abhishek Sharma as Benjamin Swami
- Anupriya Kapoor as Suhaani Shergill
- Nishant Malkani as Adhiraj
- Shraddha Musale as Chitra Jain
- Kishwer Merchant as Tamanna Seth
- Rohit Khurana as Dhruv Verma
- Khushank Arora as Ranvijay Thakur/Rathore
- Preeti Keswani as Sheena Malhotra
- Sumeet Soni as Purab Verma
- Vaishnavi Mahant as Shilpa Sharma
- Jaanvi Sangwan as Ratna Bhushan
- Shishir Sharma/Anang Desai as Shashi Bhushan
- Gireesh Sahedev as Ravi Bhushan
- Akruti Singh as Chinky
- Sreejita De as Ashwini
- Nikhil Chaddha as Rohan Singhal
- Meer Ali as Nirbhay Awasthi
- Kriti Sharma as Ria Singhal
- Mahru Sheikh as Indrani Shergill
- Deepak Pareek as Professor Shukla
- Jaineeraj Rajpurohit as Mr. Saxena
- Amit Jain as Neileswar "Neil" Oberoi
- Melissa Pais as Aha Chand
- Abhinav Kapoor as Yash Devraj
- Imran Khan as JD
- Latesh Sharma as Luv
- Manasvi Vyas as Aparajita Mehta
- Tanvi Thakkar as Ishika
- Neelam Bhagchandani as Vidushi
- Perneet Chauhan as Riya Saxena
- Sudhir Sharma as Lucky/Chunky Mishra
- Gautam Hegde as Chironji Jajotia
- Sachin Nayak as Chinu
- Bakhtiyaar Irani as D4
- Tanaaz Irani as Tanya
- Dinesh Mehta as Guru
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