Aadhe Adhoore is an Indian television series which aired on Zindagi from 14 December 2015 to 12 April 2016. The story revolved around Jassi who lives in rural Kapurthala in Punjab with a loving mother-in-law and her brother-in-law as her husband works abroad. The show touched on themes of unrequited love and adultery. Despite a complex storyline and well-received acting performances, the show was cancelled after viewers thought the show depicted a characterless woman in Jassi.
|Written by||Meenakshi Gupta|
|Directed by||Ajai Sinha|
|Opening theme||Aadhe Adhoore Khwaab hai by Mahalaxmi Iyer|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||104|
|Producers||Zindagi TV Productions|
|Production locations||Kapurthala (Punjab) India|
|Running time||~25 minutes|
|Original release||14 December 2015 –|
12 April 2016
Jassi is a young married woman who lives with her affectionate mother-in-law, Beeji, and her younger brother-in-law, Varinder. Jassi's husband, Narinder, works abroad and they talk often on the phone figuring out how they can live together. Though she is an ideal daughter-in-law and gets along with everyone at home and in the community, Jassi feels incomplete as she pines for her husband and it is revealed that she and Varinder are having an affair for some time and are deeply in love. Hidden from Beeji, they secretly spend nights together knowing fully well the risk of their relationship.
Soon, Beeji receives a marriage proposal for Varinder and despite his unwillingness, Varinder agrees after Jassi convinces him that this can give their affair an added layer of protection. Jassi discovers she has gotten pregnant and in a state of panic, she and Varinder visit a hospital so she can get an abortion. Witnessed by Varinder's fiancé Nimmi, Jassi and Varinder manage to explain the situation but the wedding is called off. Jassi then decides to find Varinder a match and he is married to the soft-spoken and young Channi.
Now married, Varinder and Jassi's relationship goes through a new phase as Beeji soon discovers their affair.
- Sonali Nikam as Jassi
- Arpit Kapoor as Narinder, Jassi's husband
- Rohit Bhardwaj as Varinder, Jassi's brother-in-law
- Geeta Udeshi as Saroj Beeji, Jassi's mother-in-law
- Priyanka Khera as Channi, Varinder's wife
- Manju Sharma as Jeeti Chachi
- Mohak Khurana as Pappu
- Neha Pal as Rani, a young house help who works for Beeji
- Ragini Sharma as Nimmi, Varinder's ex-fiancé
- Neha Chandra as Madhu
- Manav Sohal as Ashok
- Sonam Arora as Poonam
The title song "Aadhe Adhure" also known as "Kyun Hasaye Humein" has been sung by Mahalakshmi Iyer. Another song "Prabhat Feri" has been sung by Sardool Sikander. The lyrics are written by Meenakshi Gupta.
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