Saath Nibhaana Saathiya
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|Saath Nibhaana Saathiya|
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya opening sequence
|Genre||Indian soap opera
|Created by||Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited|
|Written by||Gautam Hegde
|Directed by||Bhagwan Yadav
|Creative director(s)||Rashmi Sharma|
|Opening theme||Saath Nibhaana Saathiya|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||2,184|
|Producer(s)||Rashmi Sharma & Pawan Kumar|
|Running time||21 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited|
|Original network||Star Plus|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||3 May 2010– 23 July 2017|
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya (English: Stay With Me, My Love) is a Hindi-language Indian television drama series, produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited. The show premiered on 3 May 2010, and is broadcast worldwide on Star Plus channel at 7:00PM IST. Initially, it aired weekday evenings, but started airing Mondays through Saturdays in early 2014, and finally daily since mid-2015. Although set in Rajkot, the series is filmed in Mumbai.
The series revolves around the fictitious Modi family, who live in a mansion in Rajkot. The show explores morals and family values of a typical Gujarati joint family. The storyline took a leap of eight years in February 2014, a further leap of ten years in March 2015, and a final leap of four years in May 2016. The series ended on 23 July 2017. It was replaced by another show called Tu Sooraj, Main Saanjh Piyaji.
Initially, the show focuses on the life and arranged marriages of two female cousins Gopi (Giaa Manek) and Rashi (Rucha Hasabnis) and their contrasting personalities. Urmila (Vandana Vithlani) and Jitu adopt Gopi (the latter's niece) after Gopi's parents pass away; she is left illiterate, naive, kind and shy while Rashi, their own daughter, is educated, outgoing, vivacious and cunning. It is the story of how Kokila Modi (Rupal Patel) – the strict, strong-minded mother-in-law of Gopi, transforms the latter into a confident and smarter woman so that she gets accepted by her husband Ahem (Mohammad Nazim). Rashi tries numerous unsuccessful attempts to create difficulties for Gopi, but in the end both cousins happily get accepted into their families and by their spouses. Kinjal (Firoza Khan), Kokila's daughter, gets married to Dhaval (Ashish Sharma), Rashi's maternal cousin. Gopi gives birth to a daughter, named Meera, while Rashi to twin boys: Sahir and Samar. Gopi also succeeds in finding her long-lost parents, who were thought to be dead. The season ends with Gopi's biological sister Radha (Bhavini Purohit) killing Meera, while Gopi gets the blame, and is thrown out of the Modi Mansion.
8 years later
Gopi (Devoleena Bhattacharjee) raises her second daughter Vidya single-handedly, Kokila and Ahem are in depression, and Rashi is the new matriarch of Modi Mansion. Eventually, Gopi reunites with her family, and the family finds out Meera had never died, but grew up as an orphan. Radha's true colors are revealed, and she is sent to jail. Then, Rashi sacrifies her life to save Gopi from an obsessed man who is in love with the latter. Rashi's husband Jigar (Vishal Singh) gets married to Paridhi (Loveleen Kaur Sasan), Rashi's maternal cousin. Radha returns, tricks Jigar into sleeping with her and gets pregnant. She gives birth to a girl, who is also named Rashi. Radha threatens to kill baby Rashi and tries to destroy Modi family, leaving Gopi no option but to unwillingly kill her own sister. Gopi is sentenced to 14 years in jail.
10 years later
Gopi's sentence is reduced due to her good behaviour. Gopi comes back to find that Ahem has disowned his family and has moved to Mumbai with their two daughters, and is in a live-in relationship with another woman, Mansi. Meera (Tanya Sharma) has grown-up to be independent, cunning and short-tempered, while Vidya (Sonam Lamba) is totally Gopi's replica. Ahem and the daughters both blame Gopi of prioritizing others before family. Kokila is living separately, looking after Urmila (who is now mentally disabled), and Junior Rashi (whom Paridhi refuses to accept). Kinjal, Kokila's daughter, has left her husband and son, and is living in her parental home. Eventually, after a lot of twists and turns, Ahem returns home with Meera and Vidya, and the whole family gets reunited. However, Meera refuses to accept Gopi, and blames the Modi family of always creating problems for her.
Kokila's childhood friend Gaura Suryavanshi (Vandana Pathak) enters the show, to avenge the death of her brother who had died due to Kokila's mistake. The Modi family – unaware of Gaura's true intentions, get Vidya married to her grandson, Shravan (Kunal Singh); while Gaura manipulates Meera and gets her married – without anyone's knowledge – to Dharam (Amar Upadhyay), her son; therefore, Meera becomes Vidya's mother-in-law. Gaura tries to use Meera against her own family to ruin it, and in some occasions tries to kill Kokila and Ahem – but is unsuccessful, and after a lot of twists and turns (one of which leads to the death of Dharam's first wife, Durga), is arrested and disowned by her own family. Both Meera and Vidya fall in love with their respective spouses and decide to settle down. Sahir (Paras Babbar) – one of Jigar's sons, gets married to Sonakshi (Rashmi Singh), an illiterate, much to the disapproval of Paridhi. Gopi's mother also comes back to take revenge on Kokila for the death of Radha, but is killed in the process. The season ends with Ahem passing away in a car accident.
4 years later
Gopi is in extreme depression after Ahem's passing, has not smiled or talked in 4 years. Kokila decides to accept Dr. Krishna Raheja (Khalid Siddiqui)'s proposal of him marrying Gopi; on the wedding day, Gopi recovers, only to be unwillingly forced to marry Dr. Krishna. Jigar and Paridhi have undergone major personality changes and are no longer the caring and family-oriented persons. Paridhi had kicked out Sahir, Sonakshi and their 2 sons out of Modi Mansion, and gets Jigar's other son Samar (Pratap Hada) married to Monica (Uppekha Jain), an arrogant fashionista. Meanwhile, Meera hates Vidya as she holds the latter responsible for the former's miscarriage, while the real culprit is Naiyya, Shravan's sister. Gopi vows to reunite the Modis by taking over the family business, and eventually succeeds. It is revealed that Krishna is Mansi's brother, and him, Mansi and Pramila (his mother) have come to take revenge on Gopi. Kokila hires Ahem's look-a-like (Jaggi (Mohammad Nazim), illegitimate son of Kokila's husband), to rescue Gopi, and he eventually succeeds. Gopi marries Jaggi to save him from Radhika (a con-woman)'s evil plans, and eventually the family accepts their relationship. Gaura returns once again to avenge the Modis – she pays Chanda (Meera's child's surrogate mother) to trouble the Suryavanshis, and eventually kills her (not before Chanda delivers Meera's twins) when Chanda tries to expose her, putting the blame on Vidya. It is revealed that Gaura was also responsible for the accident that caused Ahem's death. Gaura also later frames Kokila for the attempted murder of Jaggi's mother Urvashi, but eventually all of Gaura's crimes are caught. Jigar, Paridhi, Samar, and Monica move to Canada.
Meanwhile, Sita (Shruti Prakash) is introduced; the Modi family rescue Sita when her step-mother Bhavani (Priya Marathe) tries to get her forcibly married. Later, Bhavani brainwashes Meera and compels her to leave the house, as she now lusts for Dharam. Gopi finds out that Ramakant (Rohit Suchanti) is her long-lost son, and that Vidya is not her daughter; the babies were swapped, as revealed by Ramakant's dying adoptive mother. Gopi and Jaggi go to Singapore and forcibly bring Ramakant (who is a spoilt, selfish youth) back to India. Ramakant heavily troubles the Modis, but is unable to return to Singapore due to his criminal record. After a lot of twists and turns, Ramakant elopes on the day of his wedding to Sita, stating that all of it was part of his plan. He marries Sameera (Priya Tandon) (who turns out to be the daughter of Anita, Ahem's first girlfriend), who has come for revenge for her mother's death. Meanwhile, Meera realises Bhavani's true colours and returns home, only to be berated by Dharam, who blames her for leaving him. Meera and Vidya strive to expose Bhavani's crimes, one of which is Bhavani killing her husband and Sita's father, Keshavlal. Later, after many twists, Bhavani, Pinku and Sameera are jailed. The show ends with Sita and Ramakant's marriage and everything going well for the Modi family.
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya has spawned several different language remakes including Pudhcha Paul (Marathi), Deivam Thandha Veedu (Tamil), Chandanamazha (Malayalam), Amritavarshini (Kannada) and Bodhuboron (Bengali).
Internationally it airs in Sri Lanka dubbed into Sinhala as Mage Sanda Obai on Swarnavahini and in Indonesia, it began airing on ANTV from 26 September 2016 under the title Gopi but was airing from Monday to Friday at 3:00 pm (Indonesia Western Time).
- Giaa Manek/Devoleena Bhattacharjee as Gopi Jaggi Modi/Gopi Ahem Modi (2010-17)
- Mohammad Nazim as Ahem Parag Modi/Jaggi Parag Modi (2010-17)
- Rupal Patel as Kokila Parag Modi (2010–17)
- Rucha Hasabnis as Rashi Jigar Modi (2010–14)
- Vishal Singh as Jigar Chirag Modi (2010–16)
- Loveleen Kaur Sasan as Paridhi Jigar Modi (née Mehta) (2014–17)
- Vandana Vithlani as Urmila Jitu Shah (2010-17)
- Tanya Sharma as Meera Dharam Suryavanshi (2015–17)
- Sonam Lamba as Vidya Shravan Suryavanshi (2015-17)
- Amar Upadhyay as Dharam Suryavanshi (2015-17)
- Kunal Singh as Shravan Dharam Suryavanshi (2015-17)
- Shruti Prakash as Sita Ramakant Modi (2017)
- Rohit Suchanti as Ramakant Ahem Modi (2017)
- Priya Tandon as Sameera (2017) (jailed)
- Manish Arora as Parag Modi (2010–17)
- Swati Shah as Hetal Chirag Modi (2010-16)
- Jyotsna Karyekar / Aparna Kanekar as Janko "Baa" Modi (2010-16)
- Neeraj Bharadwaj as Chirag Modi (2010–16)
- Firoza Khan as Kinjal Dhaval Desai (2010–16)
- Ashish Sharma as Dhaval Desai (2010–15)
- Jaya Ojha as Madhu Jayantilal Kapadia (2013–16)
- Sanjeev Bhatt as Jayantilal Kapadia (2013-14)
- Bhavini Purohit as Radha Umang Mehta (née Jayanti Kapadia) (2013–15)
- Vandana Pathak as Gaura Suryavanshi (2015–16; 2016–17)
- Paras Babbar as Sahir Jigar Modi (2015-17)
- Rashmi Singh as Sonakshi Sahir Modi (2015-17)
- Pratap Hada as Samar Jigar Modi (2015–17)
- Uppekha Jain as Monica Samar Modi (2016–17)
- Priya Marathe as Bhavani Dharam Suryavanshi/Bhavani Keshav Rathod (2017) (Jailed)
- Gopi Desai as Revati (2010–14)
- Iira Soni as Anita Mehta (2010–12)
- Anas Khan as Umang Mehta (2010–11, 2013)
- Gurpreet Kaur as Neelam/Kusum (2012)
- Seema Deshmukh as Jigna (2012)
- Pooja Welling as Tripti Umang Mehta (2013-14)
- Akanksha Juneja as Daksha (2013-14)
- Manoj Chandila as Anurag Joshi (2014)
- Shresth Kumar as Vivaan Khanna (2014)
- Mazel Vyas as Child Meera Ahem Modi (2014–15)
- Eklavya Ahir as Child Samar "Molu" Modi (2014–15)
- Ishant Bhanushali as Child Sahir "Tolu" Modi (2014–15)
- Palak Panchal as Child Vidya Ahem Modi (2014–15)
- Vansh Sayani as Child Prateek Desai (2014–15)
- Deepak Dutta as Jai Mehta (2014–15)
- Hiteeka Ruchchandran as Child Rashi Junior Jigar Modi (2015–16)
- Paras Tomar as Prateek Dhaval Desai (2015)
- Kajal Pisal as Mansi Raheja (2015-16)
- Khalid Siddiqui as Dr Krishna Raheja (2016)
- Utkarsha Naik as Pramila Ashok Raheja (2016)
- Shagufta Ali as Urvashi Singh (2016–17)
- Pubali Sanyal as Durga Dharam Suryavanshi (2015–16)
- Karan Khandelwal as Sanskaar Patel (2015-16)
- Heemakshi Ujjain as Premlata (2016)
- Siddharth Sen as ACP Ritesh Parmar (2016)
- Pratibha Tiwari as Naiyya Suryavanshi (2016)
- Harsh Rajput as Prakash (2016)
- Anju Tiwary as Chanda (2016–17)
- Payal Ghosh as Radhika (2016)
- Rajesh Puri as Keshavlal Rathod (2017)
- Vishal as Pinku (2017) (jailed)
- Puneett Chouksey as Karan (2017)
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya became the fourth longest running Indian soap opera, after Balika Vadhu, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, and Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah overall and Second longest running Show on Star Plus. Show continued at no. 1 position in year 2015 constantly which is succeeded by Naagin Show became most successful show for Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited Show got many awards including national awards. It has been no. 1 show on Star Plus for a very long time from beginning of the show. Currently last week after a long time it's regained no. 1 position all over
- Best Naya Sadasya award: Gia Manek (Gopi) Rucha Hasabnis (Rashi) (STar parivaar award 2011)
- Best Saas: Rupal Patel (Kokila)) (Star Parivaar awards 2011-12 & 2014-2015)
- Best Devar: Vishal Singh (Jigar) (Star Parivaar awards 2011)
- Best Behen: Gia Manek (Gopi) (Star parivaar awards 2011) Rucha Hasabnis (Rashi) (Star parivaar awards 2014)
- Best Bhabhi: Gia Manek (Gopi) (Star Parivaar awards 2011)
- Best Bahu: Devoleena Bhattacharjee (Star parivaar awards 2014–2015)
- Best actress in a lead role: Devoleena Bhattacharjee (Indian telly awards 2015)
- Best actress in a lead Role: Devoleena Bhattacharjee (Gold awards 2016)
- Best actress in a lead role: Devoleena Bhattacharjee (Big star entertainment award 2015)
- Best Actress in a lead role: Devoleena Bhattacharjee (Dadashaheb Palke award 2016)
- Best actor: Mohammad Nazim (Ahem) Vishal Singh (Jigar) (Big star entertainment award 2015)
- Best actor in a supporting Role (Female): Rupal Patel(Kokila) (Gold awards 2012)
- Best actor in a supporting role: Vishal Singh (Jigar) (Gold awards 2015)
- Best actror in a supporting role: Vishal Singh (Jigar) (Indian telly awards 2015)
- Best Stylish actor on screen: Vishal Singh (Jigar) (Television Styles award 2014)
- Best Stylish actor on screen: Vishal Singh (Jigar) (Television styles award 2015)
- Best face of the year (Female): Tanya Sharma (Meera) (Online voting).
- Dada Saheb Awards for Best Show & Production
- Desh Ki Dhadkan Devoleena Bhattacharjee as Gopi (ITA 2015 and 2011 Gia Manek
- Best Serial Saath Nibhana Saathiya (ITA 2015)
- Nayi Soch Ki Pahal Saath Nibhana Saathiya
- Star Guild Best Actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee
- "Keep It Simple". Indian Express. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- "Tragedy of being an actor: Mohammad Nazim". The Times of India. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- Deshpande, Rasika (8 July 2017). "Saath Nibhana Saathiya to go off air in two weeks". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
- "CONFIRMED! 'Saath Nibhana Saathiya' is going OFF AIR, to wrap up on July 23". News Nation. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
- (in Indonesian) "Dua serial India baru tayang perdana hari Senin 26 September 2016, Gopi di ANTV dan Belahan Jiwa di SCTV (Two new Indian series premieres today Monday, 26 September 2016, Gopi at ANTV and Belahan Jiwa at SCTV)". Hiburan.lintas.info. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
- Aakansha agrees for Saathiya
- "A New Guy To Enter Meera's Life In 'Saath Nibhana Saathiya'!". Bestseller Magazine. Retrieved 6 July 2017.