Kaleerein (English: Bridal Material) is an Indian television series that premiered on 5 February 2018 on Zee TV. Produced by Nikhil and Sohanna Sinha, it starred Arjit Taneja and Aditi Sharma.
|Created by||Priya Mishra|
|Written by||Amit Babbar|
|Screenplay by||Anupama Yadhav|
|Story by||Priya Mishra|
|Directed by||Rohit Divedi|
|Creative directors||Meet Kohli |
|Theme music composer||Jitesh Panchal|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||198|
|Running time||22–24 minutes (approx.)|
|Production company||Triangle Films|
|Distributor||Zee Entertainment Enterprises|
|Original network||Zee TV|
|Picture format||576i SDTV |
|Audio format||Digital TV|
|Original release||5 February –|
16 November 2018
Meera Dhingra is a free-spirited, independent woman who loves to play Kabaddi and does not want to be well-groomed for her future husband. She believes that a woman loses her natural traits after enrolling in a grooming school. Her mother persistently pressurizes her to marry and to shape herself into an ideal, well-groomed, upper-class wife; to fulfil her desire to see her daughter get married after constant proposal rejections. She believes that Meera can only be socially acceptable by changing herself by going to Soni Kudi Academy. However, Meera is strongly against the idea and believes that she should only marry someone who loves her the way she is.
Vivaan is a rich, business tycoon and a NRI from London. He comes back to India on his sister Amaya's wish and also in search of his long-lost mother, Pammi Kapoor, who left them as a child. Although he has hatred for his biological mother; he secretly yearns to meet her. Vivaan's trust issues stem from his abandonment issues and he promises himself to never marry. Vivaan does not believe in marriage whereas Meera believes that she wants her life partner to love and understand her imperfections.
Meera's alliance is fixed with Sumair (Paramvir Cheema) but in a comedy of errors, she ends up meeting Vivaan at the airport. Their opinionated personalities clash and they argue. It is later revealed that Vivaan is the landlord of Kapoor Mansion, of which the Dhingras are caretakers. While Vivaan and Amaya live in the same house, Meera's wedding preparations begin. While Vivaan believes Meera to be a gold digger, Meera hates Vivaan's egoistic personality. Meera secretly harbors the desire to play a qualifying kabaddi match on her wedding day. Vivaan initially befriends Meera to extract information about a bangle in her possession, which resembles his mother's, but over time unbeknownst to themselves they start caring for each other. Sumair, who initially comes across as understanding of Meera's stand, is slowly revealed to be a man who has his own expectations from his wife-to-be. Meera complies for the sake of her family and finding no support from her fiance, decides to groom herself. Vivaan and Meera on the other hand constantly bicker, but Vivaan ends up saving her from sticky situations that she lands in owing to her wedding preparations. While Sumair is gradually shown to be a shallow minded person, Vivaan comes across as a liberal, open-minded individual albeit with his own imperfections.
Sumair falls in love with Meera's cousin Silky. He has no regard for Meera and to pull himself out of the wedding, he makes a fake MMS clip of Meera and Vivaan and airs it on the wedding day. He manipulates Meera into believing that it was Vivaan who made the video for which she slaps Vivaan. Meera is abused and bad mouthed by village goons but Vivaan saves her. They marry to save Meera's dignity. But they decide to divorce after their wedding as they're not happy. However they decide to hide their impending divorce from Meera's family till situation cools down. Meanwhile Vivaan's step mother and business partner Roma Kapoor (Shilpa Saklani) comes to live in Kapoor Mansion with the agenda of breaking the couple's relationship. However Meera and Vivaan become friends and gradually start falling in love but this irks Roma. She creates many misunderstandings between the couple and manipulates Vivaan, who already has contempt for his birth mother, into believing that Pammi Kapoor wants to kill Amaya and him. Meera refuses to believe this and this becomes the root cause for clashes and separation between the couple. The divorce keeps coming up between them. Eventually Pammi Kapoor is revealed as Soni Kudi's owner Mrs. Singh. Roma is exposed and all allegations against Pammi are quelled and they reunite as one happy family.
Vivaan and Meera decide to express their love for each other but unfortunately happy times do not last long and Pammi and Amaya are kidnapped. Vivaan is blackmailed and a series of events lead to Pammi's death and Amaya being in coma. Vivaan misunderstands Meera and blames her for interfering in the kidnapping mess and thus causing Pammi's death. Meera tries very hard to prove her innocence to Vivaan but to no avail and he decides to divorce her. He starts hating on Meera when she refuses to divorce him and troubles her to no end with harsh words and actions. But a series of events lead Meera and Vivaan to the alleged kidnapper where Meera saves Vivaan from being shot at, by taking the bullet herself. Vivaan's misunderstandings are cleared and tries to win back her love, berating himself for believing a wrong and contrived version of events. Unfortunately, Meera's father gives Meera the ultimatum to choose between himself and Vivaan. Meera chooses her father forcefully and is also hurt because of Vivaan's past actions, but this does not stop Vivaan. He enters the Dhingra household as a cook, to prove he will do anything for Meera. Meera's father creates many problems for Vivaan and continuously insults him. He puts up with it for Meera's sake. Meera's father finds a good groom for her who is also his best friend's son. This marks the entry of Sunny in their lives. Meanwhile Meera makes the mistake of agreeing to the wedding in order to teach Vivaan a lesson without realizing the storm that is about to enter their lives.
Sunny pretends to be a good guy, who wants to save Meera and Vivaan's love. Vivaan and Meera fight against Sunny with courage, he tries to separate them by sending Vivaan to jail and blackmailing Meera but in vain. He is arrested by police later.
Vivaan and Meera have a peaceful life. Meanwhile he gifts his late mother's Soni Kudi academy to Meera. But his past starts haunting him. Paromita was Vivaan's friend, she was in love with him but he never loved her. Meera gets visions about how Vivaan was responsible for Paromita's death and decides to expose him in front of the world for causing an innocent's death and for hiding it. She stages a drama narrating the sequence of events at Soni Kudi academy but later Vivaan proves himself innocent. But Paromita's sister Tulika comes for revenge from Vivaan as he had refused to marry her sister. The show takes a supernatural turn but at the end they reunite and the show ends with Meera being pregnant, silky getting married and the whole family celebrating.
- Arjit Taneja as Vivaan Kapoor, Pummy Kapoor's son, Amaya's Brother, Meera's husband
- Aditi Sharma as Meera Dhingra, Amar and Dolly's daughter, Nimmo and Prince's sister, Vivaan's wife, Pummy Kapoor's daughter in law
- Vishavpreet Kaur as Pammi Kapoor, CEO of Soni Kudi Academy, Vivaan and Amaya's mother , Meera's mother in law
- Shilpa Saklani as Roma Kapoor, Vivaan and Amaya's step-mother, Sunny's mother
- Jaswinder Gardner as Dolly Dhingra, Meera, Nimmo and Prince's mother
- Sagar Saini as Amar Dhingra, Meera, Nimmo and Prince's father
- Neena Cheema as Beeji, Meera, Nimmo, Meher, Prince and Simran's grandmother
- Ekroop Bedi as Nimmo Dhingra, Meera and Prince's sister, Puppy's girlfriend
- Ayush Gupta as Prince Dhingra, Meera and Nimmo's brother, Tullika's husband
- Mamta Ver ma as Laali, Meera, Nimmo, Meher, Prince and Simran's aunt, Silky's mother, Sunny's mother in law
- Ritu Vashistha as Sweety Dhingra, Meera, Nimmo and Prince's aunt, Meher and Simran's mother, Bittu's wife
- Ashu Sharma as Bittu Dhingra, Meera, Nimmo and Prince's uncle, Meher and Simran's father, Sweety's husband
- Prachi Bansal as Silky, Meera, Nimmo, Meher, Prince and Simran's cousin, Sumer's girlfriend, Sunny's wife
- Aaghnya Bisht as Silky, Meera, Nimmo, Meher, Prince and Simran's cousin , Sumer's girlfriend, Sunny's wife
- Paramvir Cheema Singh as Sumer Kapoor, Meera's childhood friend and ex-fiancé, Silky's boyfriend
- Tasneem Ali as Suman Kapoor, Sumer's mother
- Aditi Rawat as Jaspreet “Preeto” Kaur, Meera's best friend
- Khushi Mishra as Meher Dhingra, Meera, Nimmo and Prince's cousin, Simran's Sister
- Snehal Pandey as Simran Dhingra, Meera, Nimmo and Prince's cousin, Meher's sister
- Manraj Singh as Sunny Kapoor, Roma's long-lost son, Vivaan and Amaya's step brother, Silky's husband
- Nikunj Malik as Paromita, Vivaan's friend who was in love with him, Tulika's Sister
- Swati Kapoor as Tulika Dhingra, Paromita's sister and Prince's wife
- Priom Gujjar Chaudhary as Rohan Malhotra, one of Meera's suitors
- Juhi Aslam as a Black Magic performer
- Amrapali Gupta as a Black Magic performer
- Vikas Rao as Sumer's friend
- Pavitra Punia as Vishkanya, a shape-shifting snake
- Majinder Kareer as Vivaan's driver
- Paras Chhabra as Tommy Singh, a contract killer
- Mrinalini Tyagi as Sherri Singh, a contract killer
- Ambuj Mathur as Pappi, a drug-dealer, Nimmo's “boyfriend”
- Nikunj Malik as a dance performer
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- "Naagin, witches and magic: Another daily soap Kaleerein goes the Sasural Simar Ka way?". India Today. 24 April 2018.
- "Kaleerein actor Aditi Sharma: Arjit Taneja is a sweet co-star, who keeps boosting my confidence on set". Indian Express. 20 April 2018.
- "Kaleerein actress Aditi Sharma's reel wedding images inspired by Katrina Kaif". Times of India. 13 April 2018.
- "Naagin, witches and magic: Another daily soap Kaleerein goes the Sasural Simar Ka way?". India Today.
- "TV serial Kaleerein shooting in Patiala". The Times of India. 8 February 2018.