Carry on Alia
Carry on Alia is an Indian Hindi-language television comedy series. The show was produced by Vipul D Shah through Optimystix Entertainment and aired weekdays on Sony SAB. The first season, Tera Kya Hoga Alia (English: What will happen to you, Alia?) was broadcast from 27 August 2019 to 28 August 2020 and depicted Alia as a former beauty queen who teaches history. The series was revamped and was retitled Carry on Alia for its the second season. Season two premiered on 31 August 2020 and ended on 23 October 2020 when the series was cancelled. It depicted Alia as an honest television reporter at odds with Dhadkan, a glamorous, dishonest anchor who only cares about ratings.
|Carry on Alia|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||229|
|Executive producer||Aayush Agrawal|
|Producer||Vipul D Shah|
|Running time||21 minutes|
|Production company||Optimystix Entertainment|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Networks|
|Original network||Sony SAB|
|Original release||27 August 2019 –|
23 October 2020
|Carry on Alia|
|Season||Title||No. of episodes||Originally broadcast (India)|
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||Tera Kya Hoga Alia||189||27 August 2019||28 August 2020|
|2||Carry on Alia||40||31 August 2020||23 October 2020|
Season 1: Tera Kya Hoga AliaEdit
Set in Agra, Mrs. Alia Alok Parihar becomes insecure about her growing weight. She and her friend Rabiya try to keep women away from Alia's handsome husband Alok, though Alok is committed to Alia and maintains a distance from women. Alia and Alok work together in the same Hindi medium school as history and physical training (PT) teachers, respectively. Tara Kohli joins the school as an English teacher and considers Alok as only her friend but Alia becomes insecure of Tara's beauty and charm. Tara is later promoted as vice-principal of the school.
Believing that her son Rohan can foresee the future through his drawings and has a vision about her death, Alia tries to search for a new wife for Alok and a mother for Rohan. She offers the role to Tara, who is initially reluctant but becomes attracted to Alok's charm and softheartedness. Alia signs an agreement that Tara will still marry Alok if Alia doesn't die. When the prediction is understood to be about something else, Alia apologizes to Tara and Alok. Obsessed with Alok, Tara fakes amnesia, invents stories of her marriage with Alok, and bribes a doctor who asks Alia and Alok to care for her and indulge her marriage fantasy. Her mother Simran arrives from Delhi and helps her to impress Alok. Alia learns about the conspiracy but fails to prove it to Alok. Later, Tara tries to defame Alia and creates hurdles for her while both participate in the Mrs. Agra contest. Affluent journalist Rohit befriends and helps Alia, much to Alok's insecurity, and she wins the contest.
Following the COVID-19 lockdown, during which the school building became a quarantine centre, Simran's affluent friend Saudamini Sahu becomes the school principal and restructures it as an international English-medium school in a new building. All the teachers had to leave the teacher's colony and share homes, with Alia, Alok and Tara cohabiting. Alia works with the other Hindi teachers to impress the parents and school committee and save their jobs. It is decided to teach the students online. Alia struggles with conflicts from vice-principal Tara and the continuing pandemic. Later, Simran tries to legitimately marry Alok and Tara, but Alok puts a halt to it. Tara and Simran are exposed at the wedding venue and apologize. Alok and Alia are remarried while Tara and Simran return to South Delhi. During the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, Saudamini decides to close the school due to financial loss, leaving the teachers unemployed. Rohit offers the teachers the opportunity to work for a news channel, to which they agree.
Season 2: Carry on AliaEdit
Alia and the other teachers become reporters at television channel Desh Ki Dhadkan (English: Country Beat). Famous anchor Ms. Dhadkan of show Apki Dhadkan Boli (Bid Your Heart) covers entertainment, glamour and sensational stories, but Alia determines to cover important stories and show the truth.
In one of her first news investigations, Alia uncovers a fiasco and gains national praise. This results in Alia getting her own show, Carry on Alia, which soon outperforms Dhadkan's show in the ratings. Although they occasionally cooperate, Dhadkan's jealousy of Alia's popularity grows and she plots against the newcomer. When it is decided that Alia will be promoted, Dhadkan attempts to frame Alia for the robbery of funds intended for pregnant women. Alia is arrested but exonerated when her team expose Dhadkan's conspiracy with a rival television channel.
- Anusha Mishra as Alia Parihar, Alok's wife, Rohan's mother, a history teacher and vice-principal of the Hindi medium school, later a television field reporter. (Season 1–2)
- Harshad Arora as Alok Parihar, Alia's husband, Rohan's father and PT teacher of the school. He is later a television sports and health reporter. (Season 1–2)
- Priyanka Purohit as Tara Kohli, an English teacher and vice-principal of the English medium school (Season 1)
- Chhavi Pandey replaced Purohit in July 2020. (Season 1)
- Namrata Pathak as Rabiya Merchant, Alia's best friend, a librarian and later an entertainment reporter. She is married to Mr. Merchant. She had a cathphrase "Merchant to gaya Dubai" (Regular Season 1, Recurring Season 2)
- Jia Mustafa as Dhadkan, Alia's colleague and the anchor of Aap Ki Dhadkan Boli who is self-centred and only cares about ratings. (Season 2)
- Smita Singh as Durga Parihar, Alok's mother and Alia's mother-in-law, who is often seen arguing with her childhood friend Abha, Alia's mother, also they both provide catering business to the school and Reporter office.
- Atharv J. Jhony as Rohan Parihar, Alia and Alok's son.
- Jhumma Mitra as Abha, Alia's mother and Alok's mother-in-law who constantly argues with her childhood friend Durga, Alok's mother also they both provide catering business to the school and Reporter office. .
- Neelu Kohli as Principal Saudamini Sahu. She is strict, wealthy, and cares about funds and hence often says "Money is what Matters!".
- Karan Veer Mehra as Rohit Khanna, a journalist and Alia's helpful friend.
- Neelesh Malviya as Rajesh Bhadoriya, Shalini's husband, he often tries to impress Shalini but fails due to his father-in-law. His catchphrase is "Zalim and Jaaneman".
- Rakhi Vijan as Simran Kohli, Tara's snobbish mother. She helps Tara in her plan to marry Alok. She is a wealthy lady from South Delhi and Saudamini's friend.
- Gourri Sharma as Shalini Tomar Bhadoriya, Rajesh's fiancee and craft teacher, later a receptionist at the television station.
- Abhay Pratap Singh as Gopal "G.K." Kumar, a maths teacher and later a stock market reporter. He often says "Babu" (English: Dude).
- Rahul Singh as Nandan, he is the peon[clarification needed] of the school who holds a degree of law and often loses his cool when somebody does not listen to him. He is later a researcher for the television station along with Alia.
- Ayush Agarwal as Merchant, Rabiya's husband, a music teacher and later an entertainment reporter.
- Jitendra Vashist as Principal D.K. Sinha, Principal of gyan Sarovar School and Political News Reporter.
- Bhakti Chauhan as Mrs. Sinha. Principal's wife. (Cameo)
- Neel Motwani as Kunal, Tara's friend, and her ex-fiancé.(2019-2020)
- Jiten Mukhi as Colonel, Durga's brother, Alok's maternal uncle, and Abha's friend who has a crush on her.
- Shiny Dixit as Kavya Klinton
- Aarvika Gupta as Yashika Dubey
Anusha Mishra made her debut with the show as the titular role of Alia, Harshad Arora and Priyanka Purohit were cast as secondary leads as Alok Parihar and Tara Kohli. Jitendra Vashist, Smita Singh, Jhumma Mitra, Namrata Pathak, Rakhi Vijan, Karan Veer Mehra were cast in pivotal role.
Due to low television rating points (TRPs) before lockdown, Tera Kya Hoga Alia? (English: What will happen to you, Aliya?) underwent a slight revamp and the addition of new characters when it returned post-lockdown. However, continuing low TRP led to a major revamp and the show being retitled as Carry On Alia. TRP failed to increase as expected and the show concluded on 23 October with its last episode.
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