Saath Nibhaana Saathiya

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Saath Nibhaana Saathiya
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya titleboard 2.png
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya Opening Sequence
Genre Indian soap opera
Drama
Created by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited
Written by Gautam Hegde
Jyoti Tandon
Ved Raj
Bhavna Vyas
Akaashdeep[1]
Directed by Bhagwan Yadav
Pawan Kumar
Creative director(s) Rashmi Sharma
Starring See Below
Voices of Alka Yagnik
Opening theme Saath Nibhaana Saathiya
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
Gujarati
No. of seasons 01
No. of episodes 1855 as on August 28, 2016
Production
Producer(s) Rashmi Sharma
Editor(s) Santosh Singh
Location(s) Mumbai
Rajkot
Switzerland
Vaishnodevi
Omkareshwar
Kutch
Running time 21 minutes
Production company(s) Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited
Release
Original network Star Plus
Picture format 1080i(HDTV)
Original release 3 May 2010 (2010-05-03)
External links
Website

Saath Nibhaana Saathiya is a Hindi language Indian television drama series, produced by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms Limited. The show premiered on May 03, 2010 and is broadcast worldwide on Star Plus 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.[2]

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 later a leap of five years in May 2016.

Synopsis[edit]

Initially, the show begins and focuses on the life and arranged marriage of two female cousins(Gopi and Rashi) and their contrasting personalities. Urmila 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 – 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. 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, Kokila's daughter, gets married to Dhaval, Rashi's maternal cousin. Gopi gives birth to a daughter, while Rashi to twin boys. Gopi also succeeds in finding her long-lost parents, who were thought to be dead. Gopi's biological sister Radha kills Gopi and Ahem's daughter, Meera, while Gopi gets the blame and is thrown out of the Modi Bhavan.

Eight years later

Gopi raises her second daughter Vidya single-handedly, Kokila and Ahem are in depression and Rashi is the new matriarch of Modi Bhavan. Eventually, Gopi reunites with her family and the family finds out Meera had never died, but grew up as an orphan. Radha's true colours are revealed and she is sent to jail. Then, Rashi sacrifies her life to save Gopi from an obsessed man who was in love with the latter. Jigar gets married to Paridhi, 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 goes to jail for 10 years.

Ten 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 has grown-up to be independent, cunning and short-tempered, while Vidya is totally Gopi's replica. Ahem and 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 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; while Gaura manipulates Meera and gets her married – without anyone's knowledge to Dharam, her son; therefore, Meera becomes Vidya's mother-in-law. Gaura tries to use Meera against her own family to ruin the Modi family 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. Meera accepts Gopi as her mother. Sahir – one of Jigar's sons, gets married to Sonakshi, 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. Then Ahem passes away in a car accident.

Five years later

Gopi is in extreme depression after Ahem's passing, has not smiled or talked in 5 years. Kokila decides to accept Dr. Krishna Raheja'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 two sons out of Modi Bhavan and gets Jigar's other son Samar married to Monica, 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 starts a sari business and comes back to Modi Bhavan along with Sona and Sahir, Jai and Veeru, Sona and Sahir's Children. Dr. Krishna's mother, Pramila Raheja arrives and makes problems for Gopi. Later, Sona gives birth to two twin daughters. On the other hand when Gopi call Vidya to inform her about Sona and Sahir`s daughters, she learns that Meera has adopted Priyal, the daughter of Vidya and Shravan by betraying them and has admitted her to a boarding school. When Gopi reaches there, Meera insults her and ousts her from her house. When Vidya and Shravan ask Meera about Priyal's whereabouts she simply refused to say. Angry Shravan tried to stab Meera with a knife. Vidya saves her sister, but gets herself injured whilst doing so. Vidya then finds out that Priyal is kidnapped and then thinks Meera is responsible for it. She follows Meera and then she gets shot while the real person was Naiyya and the blame is on Meera. Meera then goes to jail until they find out who the real person was who shot Vidya, which only Vidya can reveal when she wakes up. Gopi goes to live with Dr. Krishna and his family and soon come to know that Mansi is Krishna's sister. Mansi and Pramila make problems for gopi to send her mental asylum, later Gopi come to know about Mansi and Pramila's plans and tells Dr.Krishna about it, Krishna shows his real colour to Gopi that he was also helping Mansi and Pramila. Meera and ACP capture Prakash and save Priyal. Now Ahem's brother has entered the foray as his identical half-brother Jaggi, the illegitimate son of Ahem's father Parag and a lady named Urvashi.

Adaptations[edit]

Saath Nibhaana Saathiya has spawned several different language remakes including Pudhcha Paul (Marathi), Deivam Thandha Veedu (Tamil), Chandanamazha (Malayalam), Amritavarshini (Kannada) and Bodhuboron (Bengali). Saath Nibhaana Saathiya is dubbed into Telugu as Kodala Kodala Koduku Pellamaa on MAA TV. Internationally it airs in Sri Lanka dubbed into Sinhala as Mage Sanda Obai on Swarnavahini.

Cast[edit]

Leads
  • Devoleena Bhattacharjee as Gopi Krishna Raheja / Gopi Ahem Modi (née Jayanti Kapadia): Radha-Rashi's sister/Madhu's daughter, Ahem's wife, Modi's 1st daughter in law, Meera-Vidya's mother (2012–) - Main Female lead
  • Mohammad Nazim as Ahem Parag Modi/Jagdaar Singh Jaggi (2010-2016-): Gopi's husband, Kokila-Parag's son, Kinjal-Jigar's brother, Meera-Vidya's father (2016- ) - Main Male lead
  • Rupal Patel as Kokila Parag Modi: Parag's wife, Ahem-Kinjal's mother, Gopi's mother in law, Meera-Vidya's grandmother (2010–) - Parallel Female lead
  • Vishal Singh as Jigar Chirag Modi: Hetal-Chirag's son, Rashi-Paridhi's husband, Sahir-Samir's father, Ahem-Kinjal's brother (2010-) Parallel Male Lead
  • Loveleen Kaur Sasan as Paridhi Jigar Modi (née Jai Mehta): Jigar's second wife, Rashi-Gopi-Radha's cousin, Sahir-Samir's step-mother (2014-) Parallel Female lead
  • Khalid Siddiqui as Dr Krishna Ashok Raheja Gopi's 2nd husband Pramila's son Mansi's Brother (2016-) Main Antagonist
Additional Cast
  • Shagufta Ali as Urvashi Singh: Mother of Jaggi, Sautan of Kokila, Parag's first wife (2016-)
  • Tanya Sharma as Meera Dharam Suryavanshi(née Ahem Modi): Ahem-Gopi's elder Daughter, Vidya's Sister, Dharam's wife (2015–)
  • Sonam Lamba as Vidya Shravan Suryavanshi(née Ahem Modi): Ahem-Gopi's younger Daughter, Meera's sister, Shravan's wife (2015–)
  • Amar Upadhyay as Dharam Suryavanshi: Gaura's son, Meera's husband, Shravan-Naiya's father (2015–)
  • Kunal Singh as Shravan Suryavanshi: Dharam-Durga's son, Vidya's husband, Priyal's father (2015–)
  • Priyal Shravan Suryavanshi: Shravan-Vidya's Daughter (2016-)
  • Pratibha Tiwari as Naiyya Dharam Suryavanshi: Dharam-Durga's daughter (2016-) Antagonist
  • Harsh Rajput as Prakash: Naiyya's fiance (2016-) Antagonist
  • Vandana Vithlani as Urmila Jeetu Shah: Rashi's mother, Gopi's Mami, Paridhi's Massi, Sahir-Samar-Meera-Vidya's Nani (2010-)
  • Paras Babbar as Sahir Jigar Modi (Tolu): Rashi-Jigar's son, Paridhi's step son, Sona's husband (2015–)
  • Rashmi Singh as Sonakshi Sahir Modi (Sona): Rashi, Paridhi-Jigar's Daughter-in-law, Sahir's wife (2015–)
  • Vihan as Veeru Sahir Modi: Sahir-Sona's son, Rashi/Paridhi-Jigar's grandson, Jai's brother (2016-)
  • Ayaan as Jai Sahir Modi: Jai Sahir Modi (2016-) Sahir-Sona's son, Rashi/Paridhi-Jigar's grandson, Veeru's brother (2016-)
  • Sita Sahir Modi: Sona-Sahir's Daughter, Rashi/Paridhi-Jigar's granddaughter, Jai-Viru's sister (2016-)
  • Gita Sahir Modi: Sona-Sahir's Daughter, Rashi/Paridhi-Jigar's granddaughter, Jai-Viru's sister (2016-)
  • Pratap Hada as Samar Jigar Modi (Molu): Rashi-Jigar's son, Paridhi's step son, Mona's husband (2015–)
  • Uppekha Jain as Monica Samar Modi (Mona): Rashi/Paridhi-Jigar's daughter-in law, Samar's wife (2016–) Antagonist
  • Utkarsha Naik as Pramila Ashok Raheja: Krishna and Mansi's mother, Gopi's Mother-in-law (2016–) Antagonist
  • Kajal Pisal as Mansi Raheja: Ahem's ex-fiancé, Krishna's sister, Premila's daughter, Gopi's Sister-in-law (2015, 2016–) Antagonist
  • Siddharth Sen as ACP Ritesh Parmar (2016-)
Recurring cast
  • Swati Shah as Hetal Chirag Modi: Jigar's Mother, Rashi-Paridhi's mother-in-law, Baa's daughter-in-law , Chirag's wife (2010–)
  • Aparna Kanekar as Janko "Baa" Modi: Kokila-Hetal's mother-in-law, Parag-Chirag's Mother, Ahem-Jigar-Kinjal's grandmother (2011–)
  • Neeraj Bharadwaj as Chirag Modi: Jigar's dad, Hetal's husband, Baa's son, Rashi-Paridhi's father-in-law (2010–)
  • Manish Arora as Parag Modi: Ahem-Kinjal's father, Kokila's husband, Baa's son, Gopi's father-in-law (2010–)
Former cast
  • Giaa Manek as Gopi Ahem Modi (née Jayanti Kapadia): Ahem's wife, Rashi's sister (2010–12) (Former Main Female Lead) (replaced)
  • Rucha Hasabnis as Rashi Jigar Modi (née Jitu Shah): Gopi's sister, Jigar's 1st wife, Samir-Sahir's mother, Meera-Vidya's aunt (2010–14) (Former Main Female Lead) (dead)
  • Bhavini Purohit as Radha Umang Mehta (née Jayanti Kapadia): Gopi's sister, Umang's ex-wife (2013–15) (Former Main Antagonist) (dead)
  • Vandana Pathak as Gaura Suryavanshi: Kokila's enemy, Dharam's mother, Shravan-Naiyya's grandmother (2015–16) (Former Main Antagonist) ( Jail)
  • Jaya Ojha as Madhu Jayantilal Kapadia: Gopi-Radha's mother, Meera-Vidya's grandmother (2013–16) (dead)
  • Sanjeev Bhatt as Jayantilal Kapadia: Gopi & Radha's father, Meera & Vidya's grandfather (2013–14) (dead)
  • Jyotsna Karyekar as Janko "Baa" Modi: Kokila-Hetal's mother-in-law, Parag-Chirag's Mother, Ahem-Jigar-Kinjal's grandmother (2010–11) (replaced)
  • Firoza Khan as Kinjal Dhaval Desai (née Parag Modi): Kokila's daughter, Ahem's sister, Dhaval's wife, Prateek's mother (2010–16) ( Left)
  • Ashish Sharma as Dhaval Desai: Rashi-Gopi's brother, Kinjal's husband (2010–15) (Left)
  • Paras Tomar as Prateek "Pappu" Dhaval Desai: Dhaval-Kinjal's son (2015) ( Left)
  • Seema Deshmukh as Jigna: Kokila's sister (2012) ( Left )
  • Gopi Desai as Revati: Kokila-Jigna's mother (2011–14) ( Left)
  • Pubali Sanyal as Durga Dharam Suryavanshi: first wife, Shravan-Naiyya's mother (2015–16)
  • Deepak Dutta as Jai Mehta: Paridhi's father (2014–15)
  • Iira Soni as Anita Mehta: Ahem's ex-girlfriend, Umang's sister (2010, 2012)
  • Anas Khan as Umang Mehta: Tripti's husband, Anita's sister (2010, 2013–14) (dead)
  • Pooja Welling as Tripti Umang Mehta: Umang's wife (2013–14)
  • Akanksha Juneja as Daksha: Modi family's neighbour (2013)
  • Ashnoor Kaur as Pannah: Gopi's friend (2010–11)
  • as Savita Ben: Kokila's neighbour/enemmy (2011-2014)
  • Gurpreet Kaur as Neelam/Kusum (2012)
  • Manoj Chandila as Anurag Joshi: Rashi's killer and Gopi's kidnapper (2014)
  • Shresth Kumar as Vivaan Khanna: Paridhi's ex-boyfriend (2014–15)
  • Karan Khandelwal as Sanskaar Patel: Meera's ex-boyfriend (2015, 2016)
  • Mazel Vyas as Child Meera Ahen Modi/Gauri: Gopi-Ahem's 1st daughter (2014–15)
  • Eklavya Ahir as Child Samar "Molu" Modi: Rashi-Jigar's son (2014–15)
  • Ishant Bhanushali as Child Sahir "Tolu" Modi: Rashi-Jigar's son (2014–15)
  • Palak Panchal as Child Vidya Ahem Modi: Gopi-Ahem's 2nd daughter (2014–15)
  • Vansh Sayani as Child Prateek "Pappu" Desai: Dhaval-Kinjal's son (2014–15)
  • Hiteeka Ruchchandran as Child Rashi Jigar Modi, Jr.: Paridhi-Jigar's daughter (2015–16)
  • Heemakshi Ujjain as Premlata: Fake Kokila (2016)

Milestones[edit]

Saath Nibhaana Saathiya became the fourth longest-running series after Balika Vadhu, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, and Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah overall and the second longest-running series on Star Plus.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keep It Simple". Indian Express. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tragedy of being an actor: Mohammad Nazim". The Times of India. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 

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