Barsatein – Mausam Pyaar Ka

Barsatein – Mausam Pyaar Ka (transl.The Rainy Season – The Season of Love) is an Indian Hindi-language television romantic drama series that premiered on 10 July 2023 on Sony Entertainment Television.[1] Produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under their banner Balaji Telefilms, it stars Kushal Tandon and Shivangi Joshi.[2][3]

Barsatein – Mausam Pyaar Ka
GenreRomance
Drama
Created byEkta Kapoor
Screenplay byRitu Bhatia
Story byJaya Misra
Directed byAtif Khan
Starring
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes160
Production
Producers
CinematographyNidhin Valanday
Editors
  • Vikas Sharma
  • Vishal Sharma
Camera setupMulti camera
Running time22 minutes
Production companyBalaji Telefilms
Original release
NetworkSony Entertainment Television
Release10 July 2023 (2023-07-10) –
16 February 2024 (2024-02-16)

Plot

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Aradhana Sahni and her friend sit in a cafe and talk about how she met Reyansh Lamba. Reyansh Lamba (a misogynist) is the CEO of Nation True News. Aradhana works at a small news company but wants to deliver some exciting news. Her friend Pooja helps her sneak into Reyansh's party to gather evidence against him but before she could broadcast it, Reyansh gets it removed. Admiring her passion, Reyansh's father gives Aradhana a job at his office. Reyansh and Aradhana get off to a rocky start and Aradhana is triggered by the fact that Reyansh hates women. Soon she finds out that his hatred for women is due to his mother being in love with another man whilst his father and him felt unloved and unwanted. Aradhana aims to change his perspective. Aradhana finds out that Pooja is dating Vikram (Reyansh's best friend). Pooja's family finds out about this and oppose the relationship. Reyansh sees Aradhana and Vikram getting close and misunderstands that they love each other. Reyansh, without realising it, falls in love with Aradhana and helps Vikram. They team up to wed Pooja and Vikram and Reyansh realises that Aradhana was only passing messages between them. After that, he continuously asks her if she is single and love blooms between the both. They spend a night together after confessing their love but soon realise that the CCTV cameras were left on. Aradhana gives Reyansh the USB with the trust that he will destroy it and they both plan to marry. The next day as Aradhana was supposed to meet Reyansh, she cancels on him to meet Mayank (her ex). Mayank was blackmailing Krishnan's sister and Aradhana went to expose him. But Mayank, who was fueled with anger, told Reyansh that Aradhana was cheating on him. A heartbroken Reyansh, insults Aradhana in front of the office with the blame that she harassed him that night. Aradhana goes home crying only to witness that the video had gone viral. She finds out that she is adopted and is forced to leave the city.

Aradhana arrives in Dehradun, and meets Beena Aunty who lets her reside in Oswan Bakery. Soon Aradhana finds out that her real mother is Malini Khanna who is married to Viren Khanna and the mother of 3 daughters. Over a twist of events, Kimaya falls in love with Reyansh and the wedding preparations start. Reyansh's best friend, Jay also falls in love with Aradhana unaware of her relationship with Reyansh. Jay gets blackmailed by Kriti and gets engaged to her. Bakhti reveals to Malini that Aradhana is her daughter. Soon Kimaya finds out the truth about Reyansh and suicides. Aradhana and the rest of the family blame Reyansh. Jay breaks of his engagement to Kriti. Aradhana moves back to Delhi as her father has forgiven her. Reyansh follows her back and has his mind set on marrying her. He hands out invitations and sweets to which Aradhana gets irritated. To get rid of Reyansh, Aradhana agrees to marry Jay and the wedding preparations start. However, Reyansh leaves no stone unturned to stop their wedding.

Cast

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Main

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  • Kushal Tandon as Reyansh "Rey" Lamba: Kadambari and Vivek's son; Aradhana's love interest; Kimaya's ex–fiancé (2023–2024)
  • Shivangi Joshi as Aradhana "Radhi" Sahni: Malini's daughter; Harsh and Bhakti's adopted daughter; Jagruti's adopted sister; Kimaya, Kriti and Komal's half–sister; Mayank's ex girlfriend; Reyansh and Jay's love interest (2023–2024)
  • Simba Nagpal as Jay Khurana: Akash and Neeta's elder son; Varun's elder brother; Reyansh, Vikram and Sunaina's best friend; Kriti and Bani's love interest and ex–fiancé (2023–2024) (Dead)[4]

Recurring

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  • Vipul Deshpande as Dr. Harsh Sahni: Bhakti's husband; Jagruti's father; Aradhana's adoptive father (2023–2024)
  • Sai Ranade as Dr. Bhakti Sahni: Harsh's wife; Jagruti's mother; Aradhana's adoptive mother (2023–2024)
  • Riya Doshi as Jagruti Sahni: Harsh and Bhakti's daughter; Aradhana's adoptive sister (2023–2024)
  • Sameer Malhotra as Vivek "VK" Lamba: Kadambari's husband; Reyansh's father (2023–2024)
  • Poorva Gokhale as Kadambari Devi Lamba: Vivek's wife; Reyansh's mother (2023–2024)
  • Ali Khan as Vikram "Viks" Kumar: Reyansh and Sunaina's best friend; Pooja's husband (2023–2024)
  • Prarthana Mondal as Pooja "Pooji" Sharma: Aradhana's best friend; Vikram's wife (2023–2024)
  • Preet Kaur Nayak as Sunaina "Su" Garg: Reyansh and Vikram's best friend (2023–2024)
  • Tanaaz Irani as Beena: Oswan Bakery cafe's owner (2023)
  • Vimarsh Roshan as Viren Khanna: Malini's husband; Akash's childhood friend; Kimaya, Kriti and Komal's father (2023–2024)
  • Nausheen Ali Sardar as Malini "Mimi" Sehgal Khanna: Viren's wife; Aradhana, Kimaya, Kriti and Komal's mother (2023)[5]
  • Shreya Dave as Kimaya "Kimi" Khanna: Malini and Viren's eldest daughter; Kriti and Komal's sister; Aradhana's half–sister; Angad and Reyansh's ex–fiancée (2023) (Dead)
  • Aradhana Sharma as Kriti "Kiki" Khanna: Malini and Viren's second daughter; Kimaya and Komal's sister; Aradhana's half–sister; Jay's one sided lover and ex–fianceé (2023)
  • Hritika Singh Kanwar as Komal "Koko" Khanna: Malini and Viren's youngest daughter; Kimaya and Kriti's sister; Aradhana's half–sister (2023)
  • Aditya Bansal as Dr. Krishnan: Revathy's brother; Aradhana's suitor and friend (2023)
  • Disha Jain as Revathy : Krishna's sister; Mayank's ex girlfriend (2023)
  • Arshi Bharti Shandilya as Rinky: Aradhana's friend (2023)
  • Tushar Kawale as Mayank Kaurani: Aradhana and Revathy's ex–boyfriend (2023)
  • Devashish Chandiramani as Arnav: Rahul and Anjali's son; Kimaya, Kriti and Komal's cousin (2023)
  • Nakul Ujla as Angad Jindal: Alka and Naresh's son; Kimaya's ex–fiancé (2023)
  • Pankit Thakker as Akash Khurana: Neeta's husband; Jay and Varun's father; Viren's childhood friend (2023–2024)
  • Sheetal Maulik as Neeta Khurana: Akash's wife; Jay and Varun's mother (2023–2024)
  • Akhil Wadhera as Varun Khurana: Akash and Neeta's younger son; Jay's younger brother (2023–2024)
  • Deepali Sharma as Bani Mittal: Jay's bestfriend and lawyer (2023–2024)

Guest appearances

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Year Performer Notes
2023 Ayushmann Khurrana To promote Dream Girl 2
Ananya Panday
Bhumi Pednekar To promote Thank You for Coming
Shehnaaz Gill
Kusha Kapila
Dolly Singh
Shibani Bedi

Production

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Casting

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Kushal Tandon as Reyansh Lamba and Shivangi Joshi as Aradhana Sahni were signed as the leads.[6][7]

In June 2023, Ali Khan joined the cast to play Vikram, Reyansh's friend.[8]

Development

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In June 2023, the series was announced on Sony Entertainment Television by Balaji Telefilms.[9] The series marks television comeback of Kushal Tandon into fiction after 6 years.[10] The series marks the third collaboration between Ekta Kapoor and Tandon after Hum - I'm Because of Us (2018) and Bebaakee (2020).[11] It also marks the second collaboration between Ekta Kapoor and Joshi after Bekaboo (2023).

Filming

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The principal photography commenced at the Film City, Mumbai.[12] Kushal Tandon and Shivangi Joshi also went on to make special appearances in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 3 and India's Best Dancer 3 to promote the show.[13]

Reception

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Professional ratings
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India Today[14]     
The Times of India[15]     

Critical response

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Prachi Arya of India Today noted, "Tandon effortlessly portrays his character's struggles, infusing the story with depth and relatability. Meanwhile, Joshi delivers a compelling performance, showcasing her versatility as an actress. Joshi's on-screen chemistry with Tandon is electric."[14] Sukarna Mondal of Times of India stated, "Kushal and Shivangi’s pairing looks crackling. Kushal looks in his usual serious demeanour and Shivangi plays her role perfectly as a journalist."[15]

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Ektaa Kapoor Doing Something Different With 'Barsaatein - Mausam Pyaar Ka', Says Shivangi Joshi".
  2. ^ "Kushal Tandon: I believe in less work but better quality". 2 July 2023.
  3. ^ "Barsatein Mausam Pyaar Ka's Shivangi Joshi says 'I am a lot like Aradhna in real life'".
  4. ^ "Exclusive! Simba Nagpal to play the parallel lead in Barsatein - Mausam Pyar Ka". The Times Of India. 18 September 2023.
  5. ^ "Exclusive! Nausheen Ali Sardar returns to TV after five years with Barsatein -- Mausam Pyaar Ka". The Times Of India. 4 August 2023.
  6. ^ "Kushal Tandon returns to TV with romance drama Barsatein: Mausam Pyaar Ka : The Tribune India".
  7. ^ "Shivangi Joshi to play the lead in Barsatein: Mausam Pyaar Ka : The Tribune India".
  8. ^ "Bohot Pyaar Karte Hain actor Ali Khan joins the cast of Barsatein, to play Kushal Tandon's best friend - Exclusive".
  9. ^ "'Barsatein-Mausam Pyaar Ka' to bring stormy romance with Kunal Tandon, Shivangi Joshi". 7 July 2023. Retrieved 7 July 2023.
  10. ^ "Kushal Tandon to make his comeback after 6 years, says 'TV has and will always…'". Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  11. ^ "Kushal Tandon: I cancelled on Ekta's projects during lockdown; I'm doing Barsatein to undo it". The Times of India.
  12. ^ "Shivangi Joshi: Kushal and I met for the first time a few days ago on the set of our new show Barsaatein". The Times of India. 17 June 2023.
  13. ^ "India's Best Dancer: Kushal Tandon reveals Sonali Bendre is his childhood crush".
  14. ^ a b "'Barsatein' first impression: Kushal Tandon, Shivangi Joshi promise a stormy love story".
  15. ^ a b "Barsatein – Mausam Pyar Ka Review: Shivangi Joshi and Kushal Tandon share a crackling chemistry with a relatable plotline". The Times of India. 12 July 2023.
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