Thapki Pyar Ki

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Thapki Pyar Ki
Thapki Pyaar Ki Title Card.jpg
GenreSoap opera
Written byVed Raj Shrivastava
Dheeraj Sarna
Sudhir Kumar Singh
Directed byRanjan Kumar Singh
Mayank Gupta
dharmendra sharma Vaibhav Vansraj Singh
Creative director(s)Harshad Y. P.
StarringJigyasa Singh
Manish Goplani
Sehban Azim
Hunar Hali
Kritika Sharma
Gaurav Wadhwa
Opening themeThap, Thap, Thapki... Thapki Pyar Ki
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes698
Production
Executive producer(s)Pradeep Mendola
Producer(s)Ved Raj
Faizal Alanaa
Dheeraj Sarna
Kamanna Menezas
Editor(s)Pankaj Kathpal
Rahul Mathur
Camera setupMulti camera
Running timeApprox. 20 minutes
Production company(s)Sol Productions
Shoonya Square Productions Pvt.Ltd
DistributorViacom 18
Release
Original networkColors TV
Picture format
Original release25 May 2015 (2015-05-25) –
14 July 2017 (2017-07-14)
External links
Website

Thapki Pyar Ki (lit. A light touch of love) is an Indian television series that began airing on Colors TV from 25 May 2015.[1] It is a story of a young woman, Thapki Chaturvedi, who has a stutter.[2][3] It starred Jigyasa Singh and Manish Goplani besides Ankit Bathla, Sheena Bajaj, Monica Khanna and others.[4][5] The series ended on 14 July 2017,[6] having completed 698 episodes.[7]

Plot[edit]

Vaani Chaturvedi has a stutter but is a cheerful and intelligent woman. She never loses hope and doesn't let her speech impairment become an obstacle in her life. However, her stutter prevents her from receiving any marriage proposals including that of Diwakar Mishra, a short unattractive and superficial man who rejects her. She always speak with a pat so people named her - Thapki.

Thapki finds employment at a television channel called News365 which is owned by Dhruv Pandey. Dhruv is a well educated and gentle man. Dhruv gets impressed by Thapki's work and soon they fall in love.

Dhruv's mother, Vasundhara "Vasu" Pandey, disapproves of Thapki as a suitable match for her golden boy because of her stutter. On the wedding day, Vasu asks her adopted son, Bihaan, to poison Dhruv's food making him unconscious and then gets Bihaan married to Thapki. Vasu wants Dhruv to marry Shraddha.

Thapki takes her place in the Pandey House as a daughter-in-law and one day, saves Vasu from a falling deity. Vasu regrets her attitude to Thapki. Bihaan starts falling in love with Thapki. Dhruv becomes jealous of Thapki and Bihaan and tries to break up their marriage before realising the error of his ways.

Bihaan's biological family consisting of his mother Kosi Jaiswal and stepfather Naman arrive. They want a kidney from Bihaan for their son, Janardhan "John" Jaiswal. They discover that Bihaan was born with one kidney. Thapki tells Bihaan that his family want the kidney anyway but Bihaan does not believe her. Thapki is pregnant and writes to tell Bihaan but the letter is intercepted by Bihaan's family. Thapki has an accident and loses the baby.

2 years later[edit]

Thapki returns as a business tycoon called Vaani Oberoi. With the help of Dhruv, she exposes Kosi Devi who is thrown out of the house. Kabir takes revenge on Bihaan for setting alight the house of his sister, Neha. Thapki believes that Bihaan is innocent and soon Kabir does too. Thapki, Vasu and Neha expose Sankar as the true arsonist. Sankar escapes the police and Dhruv divorces Shraddha and marries Aditi, Thapki's sister. In a drunken state, he impregnates Aditi as well as Shraddha.

Thapki becomes pregnant. Sankar fakes her death and Bihaan is arrested for her murder. Sankar blackmails Thapki saying he will save Bihaan if Thapki leaves him. Thapki leaves and later gives birth to twin daughters who are named Tina and Bani. Sankar tries to kill one of the daughters but she is saved by Bihaan who adopts her (not knowing she is his own daughter). Everyone thinks that one of the twin daughters is dead. Thapki leaves with Kabir. Bihaan tries to stop her. Shraddha tells Sankar that she knows that she had blackmailed Thapki and they form an alliance. Aditi overhears them and tells Bihaan. They go to Thapki but on the way are injured when Sharddha runs them over.

7 years later[edit]

Aditi is found dead. Dhruv blames Thapki. Aditi and Dhruv's daughter Ananya, and Shraddha and Dhruv's son veer, grow up together. Bihaan has lost his memory. Shraddha and Sankar mistreat Tina. Thapki is living with Bani. Thapki and Bihaan meet at their daughters' school. Thapki returns in order to help Bihaan's amnesia. Shraddha blackmails Tina into pressuring Bihaan and Sankar to marry. Bihaan's memory returns when Thapki reminds him of Sankar's behaviour. Sankar implicates Shraddha.

When Vasu takes Bihaan and his family to a famous temple, a gangster called Amma Mai kidnaps Bani. Amma Mai wants Bani to marry her son Prince. Shraddha tries to make an alliance with Amma Mai. Shraddha's plan is revealed by Thapki. When Bihaan tries to save Bani, Bihaan is shot by Amma Mai and dies. Amma Mai and Monty are arrested. Bani blames her mother Thapki for Bihaan's death and leaves home. Kosi takes Bani in. Thapki is then kidnapped by Shraddha. Vasu rescues Thapki and defeats Shraddha.

15 years later[edit]

Tina is to marry Samar. Bani and Kosi arrive to take revenge on Thapki. Thapki asks Aryan, who looks like Bihaan, to impersonate Bihaan. Aryan is the older brother of Bani's fiancé, Manav. On the day of marriage, Kosi creates mayhem in which Tina marries Manav and Bani marries Samar. Bani apologises to Thapki and Kosi is arrested.

Aryan is told that Bani has died in an accident and Thapki's face has been completely changed by surgery after the accident. In fact, Thapki and Bani have been kidnapped by "Lovely", a bar dancer, who is impersonating Thapki. Thapki escapes but is blackmailed into silence by Lovely, who threatens to kill Bani. Lovely is Thapki's long lost twin sister who was separated from her family when Thapki pushed her. Lovely disguises Thapki with a veil and introduces her as Rajjo. However, the family are not fooled. Samar rescues Bani. Lovely apologises for her actions.

Tina and Vasu have not yet forgiven Thapki for messing up her daughter's life. Vasu learns of Aryan and her husband Balvinder tries to kill him. Before he does, Bani explains all. Thapki is forgiven. Aryan is invited to stay with the family to take Bihaan's place. Aryan marries Thapki and everyone lives happily ever after.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Jigyasa Singh in a double role as:[8]
    • Vaani "Thapki" Chaturvedi: Poonam and Krishnakant's daughter; Aditi, Mohini and Shubh's sister; Dhruv's former fiancé; Bihaan and Aryan's wife; Bani and Tina's mother (2015–2017)[9]
    • Bani Pandey: Thapki and Bihaan's daughter; Tina's twin sister; Manav's former fiancé; Samar's wife (2017)[10]
  • Manish Goplani in a double role as:
    • Bihaan Bansal: Kosi and Sujeet's son; Vasu's adoptive son; Thapki's first husband; Bani and Tina's father (2015–2017)
    • Aryan Khanna: Manav's brother; Thapki's second husband; Bihaan's doppelganger (2017)
  • Ankit Bathla as Dhruv Pandey: Vasu and Balwinder's son; Kiran, Sanjay and Ashwin's brother; Thapki's former fiancé; Shraddha and Aditi's husband; Ananya and Veer's father (2015–2017)
  • Sheena Bajaj as Aditi Chaturvedi: Poonam and Krishnakant's daughter; Thapki, Mohini and Shubh's sister; Dhruv's second wife; Veer's mother (2015–2017)
  • Monica Khanna as Shraddha Siakal: Dhruv's first wife; Ananya's mother (2015–2017)
  • Luvneet Rajpoot/Kritika Sharma as Tina Pandey: Thapki and Bihaan's daughter; Bani's twin sister; Samar's former fiancé; Manav's wife (2017)
  • Abhinandan Jindal as Manav Khanna: Bani's former fiancé; Aryan's brother; Tina's husband (2017)
  • Gaurav Wadhwa as Samar Kapoor: Tina's former fiancé; Bani's husband (2017)

Recurring[edit]

  • Jaya Bhattacharya as Vasundhara "Vasu" Ojha: Balwinder's wife; Dhruv, Kiran, Sanjay and Ashwin's mother; Bihaan's adoptive mother (2015–2017)
  • Jairoop Jeevan as Balwinder Pandey: Sumita's son; Vasu's husband; Dhruv, Kiran, Sanjay and Ashwin's father (2015–2017)
  • Sabina Jat as Kiran Pandey: Vasu and Balwinder's daughter; Dhruv, Sanjay and Ashwin's sister (2015–2016)
  • Pooja Sahu as Suman Singhania: Sanjay's wife (2015–2017)
  • Resham Thakkar as Preeti Raizada: Ashwin's wife (2015–2017)
  • Dolly Chawla as Sankar Singh: Bihaan's former fiancé (2016–2017)
  • Usha Rana as Sumita Devi: Matriarch of Pandeys; Balwinder's mother (2015–2017)
  • Smita Singh as Kosi Devi: Sujeet and Naman's wife; Bihaan and John's mother (2016–2017)
  • Hemant Choudhary as Naman Jaiswal: Kosi's second husband; John's father (2016–2017)
  • Sehban Azim as Kabir Katyal (2016–2017)
  • Kamal Sharma as Neha Katyal: Kabir's sister (2016–2017)
  • Ankit Bhardwaj/Vikky Chaudhary as Sanjay Pandey: Vasu and Balwinder's son; Dhruv, Kiran and Ashwin's brother; Suman's husband (2015–2016)
  • Sanjay Pandya as Ashwin Pandey: Vasu and Balwinder's son; Dhruv, Kiran and Sanjay's brother; Preeti's husband (2015–2016)
  • Sia Bhatia as Ananya Pandey: Shraddha and Dhruv's daughter (2017)
  • Atharva Phadnis as Veer Pandey: Aditi and Dhruv's son (2017)
  • Jaanvi Sangwan as Shagun "Amma Mai" Shekhawat (2017)
  • Rehaan Roy as Monty Shekhawat (2017)
  • Vishal Jethwa as Prince Shekhawat (2017)
  • Hetal Gada as Kesar Singh: Monty's wife (2017)
  • Hunar Hali as Mohini "Lovely" Chaturvedi: Poonam and Krishnakant's daughter; Aditi, Thapki and Shubh's sister (2017)
  • Aakash Talwar as Janardhan "John" Jaiswal: Kosi and Naman's son (2016)
  • Sharan Kaur as Sheena Arora: Bihaan's childhood friend (2016)
  • Hardik Sangani as Diwakar Mishra: Thapki's former fiancé (2015–2016)
  • Shakti Singh as Krishnakant Chaturvedi: Poonam's husband; Aditi, Thapki, Mohini and Shubh's father (2015)
  • Prateeksha Lonkar as Poonam Rai: Krishnakant's wife; Aditi, Thapki, Mohini and Shubh's mother (2015)
  • Shubh Kalra as Shubh Chaturvedi: Poonam and Krishnakant's son; Aditi, Thapki and Mohini's brother (2015)
  • Shrishti Maheshwari as Sakshi (2015)

Crossover episode[edit]

On 12 February 2016, an episode called "Ishq Ka Rang Safed" was broadcast. Dhaani goes to the temple to make amends for drinking. She falls on the temple stairs but Bihaan saves her. Thapki arrives at the temple but hides from Bihaan. Dhaani helps Thapki and they pray together and become friends.

In the Trishakti ("Power of Three") a number of trilogies were broadcast in serial form.

Sr No. Air Date Serials
1 February 19, 2016 Ishq Ka Rang Safed Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka
2 March 10, 2016 Ishq Ka Rang Safed Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka
3 March 17, 2016 Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu
4 March 29, 2016 Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka Udaan
5 April 8, 2016 Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka Udaan
6 April 21, 2016 Ishq Ka Rang Safed Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka
7 May 12, 2016 Sasural Simar Ka Udaan Swaragini
8 May 20, 2016 Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka Udaan
9 May 26, 2016 Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient(s) Result
2016 4th Colors Golden Petal Awards Best Supporting Actress Manish Goplani and Jigyasa Singh Won
Best Debutante (Male) Manish Goplani Won
Best Debutante (Female) Jigyasa Singh Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Ankit Bathla Nominated
Best Show SOL Productions and Diamond Pictures Nominated
SOL Productions and Diamond Pictures Nominated
Favourite Jodi Manish Goplani and Jigyasa Singh Nominated
Best Dialogue Dheeraj Sarna Won
2017 5th Colors Golden Petal Awards Favourite Jodi Manish Goplani and Jigyasa Singh Nominated
Best Actress in Negative Role Monica Khanna Won
Best Supporting Actress Manish Goplani and Jigyasa Singh Nominated

International broadcast and dubbing[edit]

The series was broadcast in Pakistan by Filmazia and Colors TV, until October 2016.[11] It was dubbed into Tamil as Indira – Puthumai Penn ("Indira – A Girl of Innovation") and broadcast on Raj TV. The show was dubbed into Indonesian language as Thapki and was broadcast from 18 July 2016 to 28 September 2017 on ANTV. In Vietnam, the series was broadcast as Tôi, Thapki in Vietnamese on HTV3. Thapki was translated to Persian and broadcast on the Gem Bollywood channel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (25 May 2015). "Thapki to inspire people". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Girl next door". Focus News. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Colors launches Thapki Pyar Ki". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Thapki Pyaar Ki: Show launch". India Times. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Show synopsis". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  6. ^ Thapki Pyaar Ki, Colors Tv:Jigyasa Singh Surjit Saha, 18 June 2015
  7. ^ "Jigyasa & Manish's Thapki Pyar Ki Completes 600 Episodes; Check Out The Upcoming Twist On The Show".
  8. ^ "Jigyasa: I was so frustrated that I wanted to quit 'Thapki' – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  9. ^ ""Thapki..Pyaar Ki"- Turning weakness into strength – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  10. ^ Thapki Pyaar Ki, Jigyasa Singh, Surjit Saha, 17 March
  11. ^ "Pemra enforces blanket ban on Indian content in Pakistan". DAWN. 19 October 2016.

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