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Gangaa (also known as Sagar Ki Gangaa) is an Indian, Hindi-language, television soap opera that premiered on 2 March 2015 on &TV. The show ended on 2 June 2017 after 595 episodes. The show was produced by Sphere Origins and initially starred child actors Swar Hingonia as child Sagar and Ruhana Khanna as child Gangaa. When Gangaa and Sagar grew up, the child actors were replaced with Aditi Sharma and Vishal Vashishtha.
|Sagar Ki Gangaa|
|Written by||Rajita Sharma |
|Creative director||Shikha Vij|
|Starring||Aditi Sharma |
|Opening theme||Ganga Bahi Chali Jaye |
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||595|
|Executive producer||Sumeet Dubey|
|Producers||Sunjoy Waddhwa |
Comall S. Waddhwa
|Running time||24 minutes|
|Picture format||576i |
|Original release||2 March 2015 –|
2 June 2017
On 29 August 2016, on Janmashtami, Ruhana Khanna, who played child Gangaa, made her comeback as Gangaa and Sagar's daughter Krishna, eight months after being replaced by Aditi Sharma as grown up Gangaa.
On January 16, 2017, the show was revamped; the storyline and the entire cast including lead Vishal Vashishtha, who played the grown up Sagar, except Aditi Sharma who continued to play the role of Gangaa, changed. Shakti Anand was the new lead as Shiv opposite Sharma. The other actors left the show. In October 2018 the show aired on Zee World
|1||205||2 March 2015||14 December 2015|
|2||292||14 December 2015||17 January 2017|
|3||98||18 January 2017||2 June 2017|
Plot (Season 1)Edit
The show revolves around a young child named Gangaa, who becomes a widow on the same day as her marriage when her husband and her father Varun Shukla whom she was very close, are killed in a riot in Varanasi. The show follows her struggle for her right to live happily, opposing the restrictions placed upon widows by society despite being at an agent responsible for your help at which she did not know the meaning of marriage. She is adopted by Advocate Niranjan Chaturvedi and his wife Madhvi, who soon treat her like their own daughter and like their two other children Pulkit and Sagar, despite the objection of Niranjan's mother, Kanta aka Ammaji. Gangaa is raised by Ammaji who treated her like a widowed servant although she is also an orphan. Gangaa is taught the ways a widow should live, much to her dislike. But she still loves Ammaji and never disobeyed her.
The story develops Gangaa's and Sagar's childhood friendship. The two children constantly compete in ingenuity, sometimes even in conflict, to unmask the low blows of certain antagonists of the series related to Chaturvedis like Omkar or Shanta who was accidentally responsible for Madhvi's miscarriage towards the end of the first season.
One day, Sagar had to apply vermilion to Gangaa's forehead to save his life because he had a hole in his heart. Sagar and Gangaa are separated when Sagar moves to London to study in a boarding school. This was planned by a Madhvi manipulated by the sly aunt Prabah, and Ammaji, who thought Sagar would be away from them if he continues living with Gangaa.
Plot (Season 2)Edit
10 years later / Season 2aEdit
Gangaa has grown up into a young adult and has been waiting for Sagar. Her love for him is implacable as she hides and adores vermilion, believing she is fulfilling her duty as Sagar's wife. Gangaa has always loved Sagar.
Sahil wishes to marry her but denies and Gangaa expresses her love to Sagar, she is shocked to find he likes Janvi, who studied with Sagar in London. Gangaa is heartbroken. Gradually, Sagar cares and supports her in her problems (Yash, MMS case, Scorpion bite, Smoke in Ammaji's room etc.) and finally, he realizes he loves Gangaa but it was too late as Janvi and Sagar had done Roka ceremony and Gangaa could not accept Sagar's love. Sagar expresses his love by applying vermilion to her forehead in family. His family, especially Madhvi, opposes this relationship because Gangaa is a widow whom they cannot let their son marry. Frustrated, Sagar on Holi festival day applies colour to Gangaa, saying that she is no more a widow and decides to marry Gangaa in court and then leave for Delhi. Meanwhile, Niranjan's eldest son, Pulkit decides to have his share of the property and splits the house into two. Niranjan could not tolerate this and suffers a heart attack. He pleads Gangaa to return his Sagar to him. Gangaa agrees to give him his son. Sagar listens to this; he is angry because he thinks Gangaa used him and threw him away like a toy. Frustrated, Sagar marries Janvi; Gangaa tried to stop him but he does not listen to her. At night, Sagar realises he had done wrong but Gangaa did not accept her love because Sagar was married. Gangaa then meets a lawyer named Palash and decides to join an internship under him. Meanwhile, Sagar and Janvi's relationship gets worse because he does not love her much. Palash develops feelings for Gangaa and by Sagar's insistence, he takes Gangaa to a shop to select bridal clothes for her and then tells her he wishes likes her and his mother wants her to be her daughter-in-law (DIL). Gangaa is shocked and says she cannot because she still loves Sagar. Meanwhile, Yash insists Janvi take more drugs, which result in her death (drug overdose). Afraid, Yash hangs Janvi's body from a ceiling fan to make it look like a suicide, and leaves a suicide note written by Janvi under Yash's pressure that Sagar is responsible for her death. Gangaa arrives home and Sagar hugs her and cries his heart out. The police come and find the letter and arrest the whole family except Gangaa.
Gangaa pleads with Palash to take Sagar's case; he asks him some questions and she says she loves Sagar and cannot live without him. Palash takes up the case and the family is bailed out except Sagar. As the case proceeds, Palash becomes negative and thinks of letting Sagar stay in jail so he could marry Gangaa, so he starts hiding evidences. Gangaa and Sagar almost escape a witness (Mehri, domestic maid at Chaturvedi Sadan) from Palash's hands and he forced Gangaa to marry her, but Police, Pulkit and Sagar came just in time. Palash is sentenced to two years in jail. Sagar returns home after many problems while Palash and Yash are arrested and that Ratan is believed to have been killed by an accident, which leaves a mystery hanging. Earlier, Ammaji, having wanted to give Gangaa as a sacrifice to charlatans (Dhongi Baba(s)) while thinking of saving her grandson from the ghost of Janvi, quickly changes her mind and decides to marry her to Sagar. When friends of Gangaa and Sagar come to stay in the house, Widow Prabha, takes advantage of the attraction and the mental illness of one of them (Ragini) to snatch his nephew from his worst enemy. But things work out pretty quickly, and the Gangaa's marriage is arranged.
Trying to separate Gangaa and Sagar once again, Prabha contacts her son in prison to have a product that she should mix in Gangaa's drink. Unfortunately, the same drink is drunk by Sagar and he comes very close to Gangaa. The next morning Sagar does not remember anything that happens between him and Gangaa. The marriage day comes; while taking the (pheras), Gangaa collapses and it is revealed that she is pregnant. Sagar refuses to believe the child is his as he doesn't remembers having spent any night alone with her. He questions Gangaa's character and says she approached another man as an explanation.
Disheartened, Gangaa leaves the house. Prabha causes the miscarriage of Supriya (Pulkit's Wife) before Ragini and her brother Rudra reveal the truth to the Chaturvedi family who drive her out of the house instead of sending him to jail. In the meantime, Gangaa meets Rahat, who takes care of poor, homeless girls. Gangaa joins her family. Rahat's daughter Zoya is raped and her husband is murdered by Rudra. Sagar refuses to believe Rudra could do this. Later, it is believed Rahat and Niranjan were lovers in college and that Zoya was Niranjan's illegitimate daughter. But Rahat married Dr. Sameer Mirza to give legitimate name to Zoya. Ammaji hid this secret from Niranjan because Rahat was from a different religion and she sent Niranjan to London for studies. After a long court-case drama, Zoya reveals to Rudra that she loves him, the rape charges are fake and she murdered her husband; Rudra records everything but it is deleted by Zoya. He somehow records the confession shortly after, by forcing Zoya to tell the truth.
Rahat sees the confession and slaps her daughter, but Zoya tries to snatch a camera. In the resulting fight, Rahat slips and falls to her death from the terrace. Niranjan takes Zoya to his house, to which his wife does not agree. Sagar decides to leave the house with his mother and goes to London as he believes Niranjan doesn't care about him and his mother but Zoya. Meanwhile, leap months have appeared and Gangaa gives birth to a baby girl on the day of Krishna Janmanashtmi, and named her Krishna. Niranjan also realizes Gangaa was telling the truth and that Sagar is Krishna's father. Gangaa decides to be both Krishna's mother and father after Sagar once again denied paternity of the child in an appeal.
7 years later / Season 2bEdit
Became a renowned lawyer, Gangaa brings up Sagar's daughter Krishna alone in the Rahat sadan home with her friend Kashish. Sagar, who is unaware Krishna is his daughter, goes to Banaras on Ammaji insistence. In a jungle, he comes across Krishna, who is lost, and takes care of her. Krishna is instantly attached to him. He doubts that Krishna is Gangaa's child because she looks exactly like child Gangaa (names her Goraiyaa). He drops her home without meeting Gangaa. One day, Sagar and Gangaa came across each other; Krishna recognizes Sagar as the man who helped her in the jungle (Junglee Uncle). She is pleased to see him back but Gangaa takes her home.
Sagar plans to leave Banaras whereas Gangaa cannot answer Krishna's question about her father. She herself sets out to find her father. She again comes across Sagar but collapses in his arms. She is rushed to hospital where Gangaa reveals that Krishna has a hole in her heart and it is genetic; Krishna's father had the same problem in childhood. Sagar is shocked, and he emotionally asks Gangaa who is Krishna's father but she does not reply as it's irrelevant to him. Sagar refuses to go to London without finding answers.
One day, at Durga Pandal, Yash who escaped in prison after an altercation with Rudra, takes Krishna to blackmail Gangaa that he will kill her daughter; he reveals at the same time that his mother (Prabha) mixed something in Sagar's drink, which is why he does not remember to have spent a night with Gangaa 7 years ago. Sagar and family are shocked; Gangaa and Krishna go to their home. Sagar is sorry and asks for forgiveness but Gangaa does not budge and is not ready listen as Sagar had questioned her character and shown no trust in her which is the pillar of every relationship. Forced to stay away from Gangaa, Sagar returns to tell her he came for Krishna and asks Krishna to come with him but Gangaa stops him as Krishna decides to stay with her mom. He then sends Notice for Custody of Krishna, which is followed by a long court case. Sagar wins the case as Krishna chooses Sagar.
In the case of Pulkit and Supriya, the lack of children in their lives creates a rift between them. Pulkit is going to have an illegitimate relationship with Kashish, Gangaa's friend, who, in order not to lose him, will later invent a pregnancy story which Gangaa will expose to everyone towards the end of the season. To try to fix things, the Chaturvedis will adopt a girl named Juwi thinking they can stabilize the marital relationship of Surpiya and her husband. But quickly, they soon regret the act when Supriya becomes too protective of her adopted daughter and begins to hate her in-laws because she thinks they love Gangaa's daughter more than his. But eventually, everything is back to normal in their case, and Juwi is definitely accepted by the family.
Meanwhile, Gangaa and Sagar discover the truth on Zoya when she plans to kill Krishna as she made with his mother (Raahat), in order to seize more inheritance property of Niranjan. Unable the tolerate Zoya's attitude, Niranjan breeze the promise to Rahat, and asking Zoya to leave the house (instead of send her in prison); which allows Madhvi and Sagar to stay home forever to the delight of the whole family. After that, they somehow convince Gangaa to stay at a Chaturvedi sadan for one week to prove who loves Krishna the most.
This is followed by some funny and cute challenges after one week. Krishna tells Sagar she has to write about a favourite family member; she writes about Sagar and speaks a beautiful speech in front of her school and family members. Gangaa is emotional and she plans to take Krishna to her village but Sagar comes and Krishna cries as she does not want to leave her father. Gangaa decides not to stay with Sagar for now though she as forgiven him. Sagar plans to go to London; Gangaa is shocked to hear this, but she does not stop him and he leaves. When Niranjan comes and he collapses, it is revealed that he has blood cancer.
Because the family doctor suggested that the 6 months left in Niranjan to live should be pleasant Gangaa and Sagar finally marry with his consent. On the night of the marriage, Gangaa apologizes to Sagar for her behaviour and not forgiving him even though he remembered nothing due to drug in drink. After all the drama, Niranjan survives following a major tale of conspiracy of the Veiled Lady (Ghunghatwali Maata) AKA Prabha and of her son who is escaped from prison for the second time (done off screen). In fact, their obsession with revenge and manipulation resulted in mother and son who both die at the hands of Niranjan and Sagar respectively while wanting to kill Krishna for the umpteenth time. It is only after this story arc, probably the best, that everything is going good and Sagar is successful as Gangaa expresses her love for Sagar and live as happy married couples.
Later, after the move of their family, Gangaa, Sagar and Krishna witness a major boat accident in a Ganges river on Makar Sankranti so, Gangaa loses her memory. Niranjan dies due to shock of losing of Sagar, Krishna and Gangaa.
Plot (Season 3)Edit
A man named Shiv Jha saves Gangaa's life. He was marrying a girl called Gangaa, who was wearing the same saree that Gangaa was wearing. Shiv mistakes Sagar's Gangaa as his own Gangaa. Sagar tries to find Gangaa but Gangaa, as told by Shiv, goes to his house (a house simply resembling a repainted version of the old Chaturvedi house) as his bride. After harsh treatment, Gangaa makes her own place and both Gangaa and Shiv started developing feelings for each other although some of Shiv's family members are against this union for personal ambitions. Just then, Sagar arrives, finding Gangaa. He stays there for many days because he is injured. One day, Shiv sees Sagar's family and is shocked to see Gangaa there. Gangaa shows his face to Sagar and Sagar instantly recognizes his Gangaa. He forces Gangaa to go with him. Shiv finds out the truth and is shocked when he learns that Gangaa is actually Sagar's wife.
He returns Gangaa to him and on the way, some goons attack them and Gangaa's memory comes back due to head injury. Hidden somewhere, Pratab , Shiv's brother, shoots Sagar in the chest; he was going to shoot Shiv but Sagar gets in between. Gangaa cries and pleads to Shiv for help. At the hospital, Sagar dies and he made Shiv promise that he will not leave Gangaa. Shiv fills Gangaa's forehead with his blood as a sign of vermilion. Gangaa denies being Shiv's wife and wants to be Sagar's widow. It is decided that Gangaa must stay with Shiv for a month. After another harsh and unfair treatment that Shiv inflicts on him to keep her occupied, Gangaa finished by find out following an altercation with brigands that her daughter Krishna is dead, which saddens him. Then, Radhika's attachment to Gangaa, Shiv's daughter, ends up causing this conflicting couple to develop feelings that are as loving as they are vague for each other. Gangaa's secret investigation into the disappearance of Parvati who is none other than the Shiv's ex-wife and Radhika's mother, is more and more in depth when initially paranormal phenomena manifest themselves in the house before it is discovered that it is the twin sister of the deceased.
In a rushed scene, the truth about Pratab and his mother is revealed. After the young man's arrest, Shiv's stepmother suddenly becomes kind while Jumki, Pratab's wife, still continues to hide the lie of her pregnancy. When it comes to Shiv and Gangaa, confessing their feelings helps them get married and live together. Gangaa starts an Elementary School (Sagar Vidhyalaya) in memory of Sagar.
Parallel story arcsEdit
Apart from the love story of Gangaa-Sagar and Shiv-Gangaa, the show also focusses on Madhvi and Niranjan. Madhvi thinks Niranjan had an affair with her cousin Barkha and got separated from Niranjan but later finds it was fake and reunites with Niranjan. After the more than 10 years, it is revealed that Niranjan had an affair with a Muslim girl named Raahat (before marriage), which leads to distance between him and Madhvi. With the departure of Madhvi and Sagar from the Chaturvedi family, the relationship between Pulkit and Supriya worsens and also because of the miscarriage of Supriya. Pulkit started feeling lonely and starts having a secret affair with Gangaa's best friend Kashish, who also truly loved him. Their affair is revealed and they have to break up. The relationship of Supriya and Pulkit is retained with the arrival of their adopted daughter Juhi. Later on, Madhvi and Niranjan are also reunited. When Pulkit was young he loved his classmate Saloni till he grew up but Saloni only liked him in teenage and decides to go for arranged marriage to someone else (on insistence of Father AKA MLA Srivastava) which hurts Pulkit that she doesn't love him also as he had no good job. Then, he married Supriya with whom he soon fell in love.
Even Prabha, during the first season, was embroiled in similar stories because of a card game between "rich friends" which led to a huge misunderstanding in which she bet her husband during a game opposing him to a nice, naive and old acquaintance. When she has lost by a stroke of fate, considered sold, Ratan and Yash leave her only to later discover that it was all a staging aimed at making her understand her mistake. It is only after that that a new calmer and less aggressive Prabha towards Gangaa is revealed to all viewers towards the end of Season 1 but later she causes lot of trouble, tries to cause drama in Ganga and Sagar's relationship and separates them (constant manipulation of Madhvi as sister-in-law and Veiled Lady, smoke in Ammaji's room with Gangaa, MMS case, Ragini and drug in Sagar's drink that night) in Season 2.
- Aditi Sharma as Gangaa Sagar Chaturvedi / Gangaa Shiv Jha (née Shukla) – Varun's daughter; Niranjan and Madhvi's adopted daughter (daughter-in-law); Sagar's ex-wife; Shiv's wife; Krishna's mother, Radhika's stepmother
- Vishal Vashishtha as Advocate Sagar Chaturvedi – Niranjan's and Madhvi's son; Pulkit's brother; Janvi and Gangaa's ex-husband; Krishna's father (2015–2017) (Dead)
- Swar Hingonia as Child Sagar Chaturvedi (2015)
- Hiten Tejwani as Judge Niranjan "Niru" Chaturvedi – Madhvi's husband; Kanta's son; Sagar and Pulkit's father; Gangaa's adopted father (father-in-law); Krishna's grandfather; Zoya's illegitimate father (2015–2017) (Dead)
- Ruhana Khanna as
- Krishna Chathurvedi – Gangaa and Sagar's daughter who exactly looked alike child Gangaa (2016–2017) (Dead)
- Child Gangaa Shukla (2015)
- Shakti Anand as Shiv Jha – Gangaa's second husband; Pratap and Riya's brother; Radhika's father (2017)
- Gungun Uprari as Madhvi Chaturvedi – Niranjan's wife; Sagar and Pulkit's mother; Gangaa's adopted mother (mother-in-law); Krishna's grandmother (2015–2017)
- Sushmita Mukherjee as Kanta Chaturvedi aka Ammaji – Niranjan's mother; Sagar and Pulkit's grandmother; Gangaa's adopted grandmother(in-law); Krishna's great-grandmother (2015–2017)
- Abhishek Tiwari as Pulkit Chaturvedi – Niranjan and Madhvi's son; Sagar's brother; Supriya's husband (2015–2017)
- Vedant Sawant as Child Pulkit Chaturvedi (2015)
- Nivedita Tiwari / Roop Durgapal as Supriya Chaturvedi – Pulkit's wife (2015–2017)
- Panchi Bora as Janvi Chaturvedi – Sagar's ex-wife (2015–2016) (Dead)
- Arshifa Khan as Radhika Jha – Shiv's daughter from first wife,Parvati (not Gangaa)(2017)
- Utkarsha Naik as Savitri Jha – Shiv, Pratap and Riya's stepmother (2017)
- Pankaj Berry as Mr. Jha – Shiv, Pratap and Riya's father (2017)
- Kishwer Merchant as Asha (2017)
Ahmad Harhash as Mr. Chatturvedi his son of Sagar (2015)
- Amardeep Garg as Karoli Baba (2016)
- Dinesh Mehta as Pratap Jha – Shiv and Riya's brother; Jhumki's husband (2017)
- Anokhi Anand as Jhumki Jha – Pratap's wife (2017)
- Anushka Singh as Riya Jha – Shiv and Pratap's sister (2017)
- Shagun Sharma as Ashi Jha (2017)
- Rajesh Balwani as Kushal – Riya's husband (2017)
- Puja Sharma as Kashish Mirza (2016–2017)
- Akash Gill as Yash – Ratan and Prabha's son (2015–2017) (dead)
- Rakhee Tandon as Prabha – Ratan's wife; Yash's mother (2015–2017) (dead)
- Romanch Mehta as Ratan – Yash's father; Prabha's husband; Madhvi's elder brother (2015–2016) (dead)
- Sunil Jaitley as Maharaj Ji (2015–2017)
- Jaya Bhattacharya as Sudha Bua (2015–2016)
- Gaurav Khanna as Dr. Sameer Mirza – Zoya's father; Rahat's husband (2016)
- Nausheen Ali Sardar as Rahat Mirza – Niranjan's first love; Zoya's mother; Sameer's wife (2016) (Dead)
- Rucha Gujarathi as Zoya Mirza / Zoya Chaturvedi – Sameer and Rahat's daughter; Niranjan's fake daughter; Sagar and Pulkit's fake sister (2016)
- Gaurav Deshmukh as Sahil Bora – Janvi's brother (2015–2016)
- Sarwar Ahuja as Advocate Palash Banerjee - Gangaa's Boss while her internship (2016)
- Rohini Kapoor / Rizwana Shaikh as Mehri – The Chaturvedi's maid (2015–2016)
- Mohit Abrol / Deepak Wadhwa as Rudra (2016)
- Raj Singh Verma as Varun Shukla – Gangaa's father (2015) (Dead)
- Divyangana Jain as Ragini (2016)
- Ahsaas Channa as Teenage Saloni – Monsieur's daughter (2015)
- Suman Shashi Kant as Monsieur Srivastav– Chief Minister; Saloni's father (2015)
- Pooja Sethi as Drishti (2015)
- Sanjay Gandhi as Omkar (2015)
- Priya Wal / Gunjan Vijaya as Barkha – Madhvi's cousin sister (2015) (Dead)
- Sameer Sharma as Raj (2015)
- Vikram Mastal (Sharma) as Verma ji
- Jasveer Kaur as Shreya Mathur (2015)
- Samridh Bawa as Bal Mahant Gautam (2015)
- Mukul Nag as Mr. Chaturvedi – Kanta's husband; Niranjan's father; Sagar and Pulkit's grandfather (2015) (Dead)
- Amita Khopkar as Shanta Devi – Kanta's sister (2015)
- Pavitra Punia as Karuna
- Ratan Rajput as Santoshi from Santoshi Maa (Cameo)
- Ankita Lokhande as Archana (Cameo)
- Arti Singh as Guest
- Prince Narula as Guest
- Karan Kundra as Guest
- Manasi Parekh as Guest
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