Bandhan (2014 TV series)

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Bandhan – Saari Umar Humein Sang Rehna Hai (also known as Bandhan - Ali Malli Mamai in Sri Lanka)[1] was an Indian television drama show, which premiered on 16 September 2014 and aired on Zee TV until 17 April 2015.[2] Bandhan is the story of a little girl, Darpan, and her adopted brother, Ganesh the elephant. The show took a 10 year leap in the episode of 27 January 2015. Darpan marries a misguided man, Raghav, and must defeat the person who destroyed her family, Vishwasrao Patil. Can she do this? Bandhan tells the story of a bond between human and animal.

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Also known asEk Se Bhale Do (Zee Anmol)
GenreIndian soap opera
Created bySwastik Productions
Story byVed Raj
Sudhir Kumar
Directed byMukesh kumarSingh
Rakesh Dubey
StarringChhavi Pandey
Mrunal Jain
Priyanka Purohit
Sudesh Berry
Theme music composerDony Hazarika
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes161
ProducersSiddharth Kumar Tewary
Rahul Tewary
Gayatri Gill Tewary
Camera setupMulti camera
Running time21 mins
Production companySwastik Productions
Original networkZee TV
Picture format576i SDTV
1080i HDTV
Original release16 September 2014 (2014-09-16) –
17 April 2015 (2015-04-17)

Abuse of elephantEdit

The makers of the show have been facing opposition from Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and animal rights organization, PETA India for abusing baby elephant, Suman, who is a central character in the show. According to media reports, AWBI and PETA conducted an inspection and found out that elephant, Suman, was treated poorly on the sets. Suman had developed skin infection and exhibited abnormal behaviour. Handlers also reportedly threatened her with sticks in front of the inspectors and she was not provided with adequate access to drinking water, appropriate housing or necessary veterinary care. Suman, the baby elephant, is three years old and separating her from her mother has been called 'unethical' by PETA.[3]

According to a news published in Times of India, AWBI has canceled the permission to use the animal after which makers of the show went to Bombay High Court. The case is under sub-judice.[3]

PETA India has urged High Court to rehabilitate Suman to a sanctuary.[4]


International broadcastEdit

In Pakistan, it airs on A-Plus Entertainment. The show also airs on MBC Digital 4 in Mauritius.

In Sri Lanka, it airs on Derana TV, dubbed into Sinhala and titled as Ali Maliy Mamai.


  1. ^ 'Bandhan...' - new TV show delves on man-animal bond - The Times of India
  2. ^ Zee launches new show on human-animal bonding - The Times of India
  3. ^ a b "AWBI in legalbattle over treatment of elephant on show's set". Times of India. 23 March 2015.
  4. ^ "PETA urges Bombay HC to rehabilitate baby elephant seen in television show 'Bandhan". 19 March 2015.

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