Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai (transl: My sister is one in a thousand, international title: The Inseparables) is an Indian Hindi-language soap opera that aired on StarPlus during weekdays from 3 October 2011 to 13 September 2013. The whole series is digitally available on Disney+ Hotstar.
|Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai|
|Written by||Zama Habib|
|Directed by||Santram Varma|
|Creative directors||Pinky Shah|
|Opening theme||Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai By Shreya Ghoshal|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||515|
|Running time||Approx. 21 minutes|
|Production company||Cinevistaas Limited|
|Original release||3 October 2011 –|
13 September 2013
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Two sisters, Jeevika and Manvi live in Rishikesh with their family. Jeevika is sweet, righteous and mature; who is a teacher in a neighbouring school. Well her younger sister, Manvi is careful, carefree, rebellious, childish and immature; who has just passed college. Chandrika, their grandmother receives marriage proposal for Jeevika from Vadheras in Chandigarh. Jeevika loves Dr. Manan, but sides with Chandrika despite her feelings for Manan.
The Vadheras' sons, Viren and Virat meet Jeevika and Manvi. Viren meets jeevika and falls for her and soon marries Jeevika.After a series of incidents Virat and Manvi also fall in love with each other. She later suffers cancer; Jeevika faces an accident. Viren asks Manvi to donate her blood, but she refuses to donate blood to jeevika as she is suffering from cancer which leaves Viren and Virat both angered and confused about why she is declining. Virat takes her away from the hospital and confronts her, and breaks their friendship. She is forced to reveal to Virat why she cannot donate her blood to her sister. Unaware of her condition, Viren forbids Manvi to meet Jeevika and reaches Chandigarh with an unconscious Jeevika. Virat supported Manvi and decided to take her to Chandigarh. Troubled, Manvi reaches Chandigarh, and the family, later, Jeevika get to know about her condition. Jeevika takes Manvi to Mumbai to further pursue treatment. Manvi successfully recovers and in the process, Virat and Manvi grow closer and are engaged. On the day of the engagement, Manvi learns that her Mumbai treatment was unsuccessful and she has two years to live. For her treatment to be successful, she needs a bone marrow donor. Jeevika's bone marrow matches with Manvi, but she is unable to donate because she is pregnant. Jeevika and Viren decide it would be right to abort their child to save Manvi's life. After all, Manvi is like Jeevika's first child. Manvi refuses of getting Jeevika's bone marrow, because she does not want her to abort her child. Manvi goes to court to stop Jeevika with Inder fighting from Manvi's side and Viren fighting Jeevika's. Later, Jeevika lies to the family that they found another donor whose bone marrow matched with Manvi's to get the treatment done. Jeevika aborts her child and secretly donates her bone marrow to Manvi with the support of Viren.
The family later faces more obstacles; due to Viren's professional rival Jaiswal sending Swamini's son, Karan to their house. Virat and Jeevika are falsely imprisoned, but Manvi and Viren manage to prove them innocent. The sisters manage to save the Chaudharys' ancestral property from being taken away by Dabbu's greedy wife, Sweety by reforming her. Virat later moves out to prove himself as a successful singer and Manvi follows him. The sisters' estranged father, Mahesh also makes an appearance, and Manvi immediately forgives her father for his absence and helps him reconcile with the family.
Jeevika finds out that she is infertile; due to having donated her bone marrow to Manvi while she was pregnant the first time and they opt for surrogacy with the help of a woman Vidhi. Meanwhile, Manvi is also pregnant and reunite with the family. Viren helps Vidhi get away from her abusive husband, Harshad, and later on it was discovered that vidhi is pregnant. As he left his husband he became the surrogate mother of jeevika and viren’s child as jeevika was sterile. Jeevika names her daughter Mansi while Manvi names her daughter Jahnvi. The show ends on a happy note with the whole family together.
- Krystle D'Souza as Jeevika Chaudhary Vadhera - Manvi's sister and Viren's wife, Mansi's mother (2011–2013)
- Simran Natekar as Young Jeevika (2011)
- Nia Sharma as Manvi Chaudhary Vadhera - Jeevika's sister and Virat's wife, Jhanvi's mother (2011–2013)
- Reem Shaikh as Young Manvi (2011)
- Karan Tacker as Viren Singh Vadhera - Virat's brother, Jeevika's husband and Mansi's father (2011–2013)
- Kushal Tandon as Virat Singh Vadhera - Viren's brother, Manvi's husband and Jhanvi's father (2011–2013)
- Deep Dhillon as Vijay Singh Vadhera - Viren, Shlok, Virat and Karan's grandfather (2011–2013)
- Amardeep Jha as Daljeet Singh Vadhera - Viren, Shlok, Virat and Karan's grandmother (2011)
- Hiten Tejwani as Varun Singh Vadhera - Viren and Virat's father (2011)
- Indu Verma as Vanshika Vadhera - Viren and Virat's mother (2011–2013)
- Seema Kapoor as Swamini Shekhawat - Viren, Virat and Shlok's paternal aunt (2011–2013)
- Anupam Bhattacharya as Inder Singh Vadhera - Viren and Virat's paternal uncle (2011–2013)
- Manasvi Vyas as Kadambari Vadhera - Viren and Virat's paternal aunt (2011–2013)
- Sehban Azim as Karan Singh Shekhawat - Viren, Virat and Shlok's paternal cousin (2012–2013)
- Nikunj Pandey as Shlok Singh Vadhera - Viren and Virat's paternal cousin (2011–2013)
- Tarla Joshi as Sunidhi Chaudhary - Jeevika, Manvi and Dabbu's great-grandmother (2011–2013)
- Anju Mahendru as Chandrika Chaudhary - Jeevika, Manvi and Dabbu's grandmother (2011–2013)
- Imran Khan as Mahesh Singh Chaudhary - Jeevika and Manvi's father (2013)
- Tassnim Sheikh as Payal Chaudhary - Jeevika and Manvi's mother (2011)
- Mohit Chauhan as Madan Singh Chaudhary - Jeevika and Manvi's paternal uncle (2011–2013)
- Divyajyotee Sharma as Pinky Chaudhary - Jeevika and Manvi's paternal aunt (2011–2013)
- Gaurav Kumar as Devender "Dabbu" Singh Chaudhary - Jeevika and Manvi's paternal cousin (2011–2013)
- Lavina Tandon as Sweety Chaudhary - Dabbu's wife (2013)
- Abhinav Shukla as Dr. Manan Bisht - Jeevika's crush (2011–2012)
- Mihir Mishra as Dr. Rahul Mehra (2012)
- Nikunj Malik as Maya Bharadwaj - Virat's ex-fiancé (2012)
- Aman Verma/Abir Goswami as Rajiv Talwar - Vanshika's friend (2012)
- Manasi Parekh as Mahi Chaudhary - Jeevika and Manvi's maternal cousin (2012)
- Apurva Agnihotri as Judge of the singing competition (2012)
- Shilpa Saklani as Judge of singing competition (2012)
- Anele Bele as a presenter at singing competition (2012)
- Suzanne Bernert as Liz: Love interest of Vijay (2013)
- Puneet Sachdev as Vikram Rekhi (2013)
- Karan Suchak as Sambhav Malik (2013)
- Kajal Pisal as Riya Malik - Sambhav's wife (2013)
- Neeraj Malviya as Shashank Mehta/Harshad - Vidhi's ex-husband (2013)
- Neha Gosain as Vidhi Mehta - Mansi's surrogate mother (2013)
- Ragini Khanna and Jay Soni as Suhana Kashyap and Ishaan Kashyap from Sasural Genda Phool
- Sanaya Irani as Khushi Singh Raizada from Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?
- Deepika Singh as Sandhya Rathi from Diya Aur Baati Hum
- Hina Khan as Akshara Singhania from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (2012)
- Kunwar Amar (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Shakti Mohan (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Shantanu Maheshwari (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Sneha Kapoor (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Archi Pratik (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Alisha Singh (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Amar Gowda (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Vinti Idnani (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Macedon D'mello (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Samentha Fernandes (2011) from Dil Dostii Dance special performance on Bole Chudiyan
- Mohammad Nazim (2012) as Ahem Modi from Saath Nibhaana Saathiya
- Devoleena Bhattacharjee (2012) as Gopi Modi from Saath Nibhaana Saathiya
- Disha Parmar (2012) as Pankhuri Kumar from Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara
Much of the show has been shot in Rishikesh, Chandigarh and Mumbai. In the earlier episodes of the show, the cast had gone to Mussoorie to shoot the show in Jaypee Residency Manor, Mussoorie but in the show it was claimed as their bungalow. The series was also dubbed into English as The Inseparables on Star Life.
The show is produced and directed by Siddharth Malohtra of Cinevistaas Limited. Krystle D'Souza was cast to play Jeevika Chaudhary along with Nia Sharma as Maanvi Chaudhary. Karan Tacker and Kushal Tandon both were finalised to play the main role. Abhinav Shukla was roped to play another important chartecter in the series. Other cast included Seema Kapoor, Anju Mahendru, Manasvi Vyas, Anupam Bhattacharya, Divyajyotee Sharma, Gaurav Kumar, Deep Dhillon and Tarla Joshi. Seema played a strict women and but later her character turned positive.
Cancellation and futureEdit
Speaking about its end, producer Siddharth Malhotra said, The channel didn't want to shut the show. Both the channel and the production house tried reasoning with the cast. But since they are unwilling to play parents on screen, we have to forcibly end the show. In Jan 2021, the show confirmed returning with a sequel.
The Indian Express rated two stars and said, "The show is strictly average fare. Krystal D'Souza and Nia Sharma as Jeevika and Maanvi share a sweet chemistry. The promos of the show and the title had got us excited but the bonding between the two sisters doesn't go beyond hugging each other and wiping each other's tears. We wish the scenes were written better…with a title like that we expected some more endearing, engaging stuff between the sisters."
Awards and nominationsEdit
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|2012||Indian Telly Awards||Fresh New Face (Male)||Kushal Tandon||Won|
|Gold Awards||Best Debut (Male)||Kushal Tandon||Won|
|Best Show||Prem Krishen & Sunil Mehta||Nominated|
|People's Choice Awards India||Favourite New Television Drama||Prem Krishen & Sunil Mehta||Nominated|
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress Drama||Nia Sharma||Won|
|Best Actor Drama||Kushal Tandon||Nominated|
|Best Serial Drama||Prem Krishen & Sunil Mehta||Nominated|
|Best Actress Drama (Jury)||Krystle D'Souza||Nominated|
|Best Serial Drama (Jury)||Prem Krishen & Sunil Mehta||Nominated|
|GR8! Performer Of The Year||Karan Tacker||Nominated|
|Best Director Drama (Jury)||Santaram Verma||Nominated|
|Best Teleplay (Jury)||Bhavini Iyer & Zama Habib||Won|
|2013||Indian Telly Awards||Best Ensemble||Cinevistaas Limited||Won|
|Best Actress In Leading Role||Nia Sharma||Nominated|
|Best Drama Series||Cinevistaas Limited||Nominated|
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