Hatim (TV series)
Hatim is an Indian television series that aired on Star Plus from December 26, 2003 until November 12, 2004. It has elements of fantasy, drama, and many other genres. It was directed by Amrit Sagar and is based on the work by Hatim al-Tai.
|Also known as||Maaveeran Hatim|
|Written by||Deepali Junjappa|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||47|
|Executive producer||Jyoti Sagar|
|Production locations||Vadodara (Gujarat, India)|
|Running time||approx. 45 minutes|
|Production company||Sagar Films (Pvt.Ltd.)|
|Original network||Star Plus|
|Original release||26 December 2003 –|
12 November 2004
In the Middle Ages, the emperor of Yemen's newborn son Hatim is proclaimed to spread the message of peace and good. The emperor of Jaffar's son is born at the same time, and a palace resident named Najumi preforms black magic to make the baby a servant of evil spirits.
The emperor of Jaffar decides it would be better for the world if his newborn son was killed, and orders the baby's heart to be burned. Najumi burns a rabbit's heart instead and shows it to the emperor, leading the emperor to believe his orders have been carried out. Najumi takes the child, names him Dajjal, and teaches him the dark arts.
Twenty years pass. In Yemen, Hatim grows into a kind-hearted and beloved prince. In Jaffar, Dajjal kills his parents and becomes emperor. Dajjal creates an eternal fire at the top of the palace's tower that grants him dark powers. Narumi explains to Dajjal that Dajjal can become the supreme lord of the world if he is able to capture the forces of good. Dajjal can achieve this by marrying Sunena, the princess of Durgapur, who is goodness personified.
Dajjal arrives in Durgapur to ask Sunena for her hand in marriage, but she declines. When Dajjal threatens Sunena's teenage brother Suraj, Suraj slices Dajjal's hand with his sword. Dajjal's hand heals and Dajjal turns Suraj into a stone statue. Dajjal tells Sunena that he will only turn Suraj human again if she is acepts his proposal. He gives Sunena seven months to accept the proposition, after which the curse will become permanent.
In Yemen, Hatim's marriage is fixed with Jasmin, the Princess of Paristan (Fairyland). Hatim and Jasmin meet for the first time and fall in love. Sunena's lover, Prince Vishal of Janakpur, arrives disguised as a beggar. Vishal pleads with Hatim to help him fight Dajjal. The emperor of Yemen, Hatim, the emperor of Paristan, and Vishal meet. The emperor of Paristan reveals that when the forces of good created Paristan, a prophecy was made that an evil lord would control this world unless the angel of good intervened.
Hatim must journey to distant lands and solve seven questions to destroy Dajjal's dark power. The emperor offers Hatim a magical sword named Jwestrongil. Jasmin lends Hatim her childhood friend and servant, as well as an elf named Hobo, as his bodyguards. As Hatim answers the questions, Dajjal's powers and magical towers are gradually destroyed. However, after Hatim answers the sixth question, there isn't enough time left to solve the seventh question.
The armies of Yemen, Paristan, Durgapur, and Janakpur descend on Jaffar for the final battle. As they fight against Dajjal's zombie army, Hatim enters the castle and fights Dajjal to death. They both die simultaneously, but Hatim defeats death by obtaining the answer to the seventh question.
- Prologue - Ep 1
- Q1 Ek baar dekha hai, baar baar dekhne ki hawas hai (Translation: What I saw once, I long for a second time.) - Ep 2-7
- Q2 Neki kar dariya me daal (Translation: Do good and cast upon waters.) - Ep 8-12
- Q3 Jaisi karni waisi bharni (Translation: As you sow, so shall you reap.)- Ep 13-18
- Q4 Bolte pahad kohinida ki khabar la (Translation: Bring an account of Mount Nida.)- Ep 18-26
- Q5 Sach kehne me hi raahat hai (Translation: There is tranquility in speaking the truth.)- Ep 27-36
- Q6 Murgabi ke ande samaan moti ka raaz kya hai (Translation: What is the mystery of the pearl the size of a Murghab's egg?)- Ep 37-41
- Q7 Kya jo naseeb mein likha hai vahi hota hai ya insaan apni mehnat se, himmat se, taqat se naseeb ka likha badal sakta hai (Translation: Is fate inevitable or can a person overcome it through effort, strength, and will?)-Ep 41-47
- Rahil Azam as Hatim
- Kiku Sharda as Hobo
- Pooja Ghai Rawal as Jasmine
- Nirmal Pandey as Dajjal
- Vijay Ganju as Najumi
- Yashwant Mahilwar as Younger Hatim
- Aditi Pratap as Sunayna
- Romit Raj as Vishal
- Jhanak Shukla as Little Jasmine
- Ravi Khanvilkar as Badshah of Yemen
- Neha Bam as Queen of Yemen, Hatim's mother
- Reshma as Queen of Paristan
- Tom Alter as King of Paristan
- Jaya Bhattacharya as Zalima
- Rushali Arora as Battila
- Usha Bachani as Queen Nadira
- Kumar Hegde as Azlaf
- Kishwer Merchant as Rubina
- Manasi Varma as Mallika-e-Hayat
- Tej Sapru as Pasha
- Kavi Kumar Azad as Argois
- Shilpa Shinde as Shakila
- Amrapali Gupta as Chaya
- Shital Thakkar as Maya
- Ankit Shah as Younger Hobo
- Vinod Kapoor as Anant
- Anwar Fatehan as Hakibo
- Rajita Kochar as Teesta
- Jay Soni
- Kamya Punjabi
- Ranvijay Rajdan
- Nimai Bali
- Gireesh Sahdev
The series has been syndicated to various Indian channels such as Disney Channel India, STAR Utsav and Hungama TV. The series has also been dubbed in Tamil language for STAR Vijay channel titled Maaveeran Hatim. This series was also dubbed in Bangla for Bangladesh Television, and the dubbed version was aired on ATN Bangla.
- The Indian Television Academy Awards|
- Best Costumes - Nikhat Marriam Neerusha
- Best Editing - Papu Trivedi
- Best Make-up - Sagar Entertainment saga
- Best Visual Effects - Jyoti Sagar
- Best Mythological /Historical Serials - Jyoti Sagar Amrit Sagar
- Best Packaging - Amrit Sagar
- Favorite Action Hero / Star Parivaar Award - Rahil Azam
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