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Kasamh Se (International Title: The Promise) is an Indian soap opera produced by Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms. The show aired on Zee TV from 16 January 2006 to 12 March 2009. The story is about three sisters - Bani, Pia and Rano.
Intertitle of Kasamh Se
|Created by||Balaji Telefilms|
Sonali Kotnis, Bhavesh Mandalia, Bobby Bhonsle, Mahesh Pandey, Gaurav Sharma, Vandana Tiwari Fatima Rangila
Brij Mohan Pandey, Rekkha Modi, Dheeraj Sarna, Sharad tripathi, Mirdu Sharma, Vinod Sharma & Ram Kapoor
|Directed by||Arvind Gupta, Anil V. Kumar, Javed Sayyed, Fahad Kashmiri, Rohit Malhotra, Yash Chauhan, Talat Jani, Taimur A. Bajwa, Rohit Dwivedi, Vicky Chauhan, Mohit Hussain, Muzammil Desai, Deepak Chavan, Ashish Srivastav & Vijay Saini|
|Creative director(s)||Nivedita Basu Sandiip Sikcand, Vikas Gupta, Suraj Rao, Mitu & Sukriti Saxena|
asso. creative head
|Opening theme||"Kasamh Se" by Nihira Joshi|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||742|
|Producer(s)||Ekta Kapoor & Shobha Kapoor|
|Cinematography||Deepak Malwankar, Sanjay Memane & Anil Katke|
|Editor(s)||Vikas Sharma, Vishal Sharma, Swapnil Nerurkar & Manus Majumdar|
|Running time||24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Balaji Telefilms|
|Original network||Zee TV|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|First shown in||Zee TV on 16 January 2006|
|Original release||16 January 2006 –|
12 March 2009
The story focuses on the lives of three very different but close sisters namely Bani Dixit (Prachi Desai), Pia Dixit (Roshni Chopra/Manasi Varma), and Rano Dixit (Arunima Sharma/Pallavi Purohit). After their father's death, the three sisters go to Mumbai according to what their fathers will say and go to live in the house of Jai Walia (Ram Kapoor), a famous and a ruthless business tycoon who knew their father. Jai falls for Pia at first and Pia is interested more in his wealth so they are arranged to get married but on the wedding day, Pia elopes with Jai's employee, Pushkar Shukla (Naman Shaw). To save Pia and their entire families honor and mostly persuaded by Jai's sister, Jigyasa Walia (Ashwini Kalsekar), Bani takes Pia's place and marries Jai. Jai becomes furious and says he will use his marriage to Bani to destroy Pia. Slowly Jai and Bani fall for each other. Meanwhile, the youngest sister Rano is in love with Jigyasa's son, Sahil Bali (Prashant Ranyal), but he is arranged to be married to a woman named Rashi Chopra (Swati Anand) because Sahil's sister (or Jigyasa's daughter), Anu Bali (Dilnaaz Shroff), is pregnant with the child of Rashi's brother, Rohit Chopra (Saurabh Raj Jain). Mr. Chopra, Rashi & Rohit's father, only agrees to let Rohit marry Anu if Sahil marries Rashi but Rano and Sahil elope and Sahil's older brother (or Jigyasa's older son), Ranvir Bali (Siddharth Vasudev), offers to marry Rashi to save their family from being humiliated.
Bani discovers a dark secret that 7 years prior her mother had been killed in a car accident caused by Jai who hit her with his car. Jai explains that is how he had made that deal that Bani's father left in his will. Bani leaves the Walia mansion but returns and forgives Jai once it is discovered her mother committed suicide. Pia becomes interested in Jai for his wealth again and tries to steal him from Bani. Once Jai goes on a business trip out of the country, Pia follows him and lures him into her clutches. She spikes his drink and spends a one-night stand with him. This leaves Jai shaken.
On Bani and Jai one year anniversary it is revealed that Pia is pregnant with Jai's child. Pia gives birth to a son and names him Veer. She now does her most to steal Jai from Bani. Sahil is suddenly killed in an explosion during the festival of Holi. This leaves Rano all alone with her infant son but she ends up marrying Ranvir. Pia frames Bani for Sahil's death and Pia blackmails Jai telling him that he can either let Bani spend life in jail or help her determine that she is mentally ill and she can spend 5 years in a mental hospital, Jai who is left with no option decides to also rule that Bani is mentally ill and Bani is sent to a mental hospital.
At the mental hospital, Bani gives birth to twins Krishna and Atharva but soon after they are taken away by Jai. Bani escapes from the mental hospital and reaches the house to find Jai getting married to Pia but the marriage is stopped because Jai is already married. Bani leaves the Walia mansion and falls into a ditch, she is rescued by a man named Aparajit Deb (Ronit Roy) who immediately takes an interest in her. He cares for her in this dark time and soon offers her to come with him abroad so she can get away with all that has happened to her. Bani agrees but before leaving she promises that she will return for her children.
5 years laterEdit
Krishna and Atharva (Atharva Dhonechar) are now 5 years old. Rano is mad at Pia because at what she has done to Bani and the family. Pia does not take care of her own son Veer or Krishna and Atharva. Bani, who has adopted the name Durga Dasgupta, returns to take her children and she exposes Pia for what she has done. It's revealed she is the one who got Sahil killed. Pia then meets with an accident and is left in a wheelchair. Bani and Rano forgive her and help her.
Bani soon meets a man named Daksh who appears to be mentally ill but what is strange is that he gets calm and happy once he sees Bani. Jai soon gets the wrong idea of Bani and Daksh and starts to think Bani and Daksh are having an affair which is mostly instigated by Jigyasa. It is revealed that Bani had an identical twin sister named Anamika Dixit (also Prachi Desai) who her parents had never told her of because when they were born, their mother gave Anamika to a woman who was childless but their parents never brought them together. Daksh had fallen in love with Anamika and married her but on her wedding night she died and she burned to death since then Daksh has had been out of it until he met Bani.
Soon after, Krishna and Atharva are kidnapped and then they are murdered in front of Bani and Jai. Struck by the loss of his children and instigation led by Jigyasa he kicks Bani out of the house because he thinks his children died because of her and Daksh relationship. Jai's aunt cursed out Jai for doing this and leaves with Bani as well. Bani feeling like she has nothing left in the world tries to kills herself bu jumping into the Ganges river but she is saved. She is revealed to be pregnant and she finds some hope in her life again.
5 years laterEdit
Bani lives by the name of Maithili with Jai's aunt and her 5-year-old daughter Ganga. Jai has appeared to move on and has made his business one of the top ones. He also has remarried to a woman named Meera Khandelwal (Pallavi Subhash). Jai first meets Ganga and has a good connection with her not knowing that Ganga is actually his daughter. Ganga is revealed to have blood cancer and the only way that she can survive is by a bone marrow transplant that can only be donated by her biological brother or sister. This makes Jai and Bani come together to help save Ganga. Jai knows the truth that there was never anything going on with Bani and Daksh and apologizes to her. Jigyasa is revealed to have gotten the Walia twins kidnapped and which they died. Jai sends Jigyasa to jail but Bani believes that Jigyasa didn't kill them. Jigyasa is actually taking the blame for the murder because the actual killer had blackmailed her that they would kill her own son Ranvir if she didn't take the blame so she did.
Bani gives birth to another set of twins and Jai names them Krishna and Atharva also. Ganga undergoes surgery and is cured. Daksh finds out who had killed the twins but before he can reveal he is murdered. The family takes a trip to Bani maternal home in Mount Abu. Pia is revealed to be fine and has been pretending to be handicapped to save Bani because the real killer is one of their family members. It is revealed that Krishna and Atharva killer is none other than Meera. Meera reveals her real evil self to Bani and tells her that 5 years prior she had got the Walia twins killed because she wanted to separate Jai and Bani. Meera attempts to kill Bani because she knows the truth about her and sets her on fire making Bani fall off a cliff into a lake. Bani is declared dead which leaves Jai and the family devastated.
Bani is revealed to be alive and had been saved by a man named Partho Mitra (Shailendra Singh). She awakens in the hospital, her face is severely damaged and has amnesia and does not remember who she is. Bani gets plastic surgery and receives a new face. Partho decides to adopt Bani (now Gurdeep Kohli) because she reminds him of his deceased daughter and takes her to live with him in Kolkata but Bani has a strong feeling that she must return to Mumbai to avenge something.
16 years laterEdit
Bani and Jai's children, Krishna, Atharva and Ganga (Priya Bathija) are grown up. Bani still suffering from amnesia but she still gets Fady nightmares of the night Meera tried to kill her. Bani is going by the name Pronita Mitra. She meets Jai in Mount Abu but Jai does not know she is Bani because of her new face. Pronita (Bani) is invited to a party at the Walia mansion where she sees Meera and regains her memory to realize she is Bani. She vows to take down Meera and bring her to justice. Its revealed that Partho had been working with Jigyasa and that she was actually the one who saved her when Meera tried to kill her 16 years ago. They both vow to destroy Meera.
Finally, Meera is exposed for all she had done and is sent to jail. Jigyasa reunites with her family and comes back home. Jigyasa reveals to Bani that she only used her to get rid of Meera. Rano and Pia with Pushkar's help prove that Pronita is actually Bani.
Pia's son, Veer (Himanshu Shukla), returns and he believes that Pushkar is his father, he then finds out that his father is actually Jai. Jigyasa instigates Veer against Bani by making him think Bani stole Jai from Pia. Pushkar dies and Veer gets injured after trying to kill Bani. Jigyasa then creates a rift between Vicky (Vivian Dsena) and Ganga, and due to this stress Jai has a heart attack and is paralyzed. The Walia family make peace and Jigyasa apologizes to Bani for everything.
1 year laterEdit
The family has relocated to Mount Abu, Bani and Jai come to their family during the festival of Holi and they celebrate with the whole family. Jai is completely well. The three sisters talk about how they started their journey here in Mount Abu, they are happy together with their family and all ends well.
- Prachi Desai (2006-2008) /Gurdeep Kohli (2008-2009) as Bani Dixit Pronita Walia /Prachi Desai Durga Dasgupta / Maithili Mitra Anamika Dasgupta
- Roshni Chopra (2006-2008) /Manasi Varma (2008-2009) as Pia Dixit/Pia Walia
- Arunima Sharma (2006-2008) /Pallavi Purohit (2008-2009) as Rano Dixit/Rano Bali
- Ram Kapoor (2006-2009) as Jai Udai Walia; a Ruthless Businessman
- Jaya Bhattacharya (2007) /Ashwini Kalsekar (2006-2009) as Jigyasa Walia
- Siddharth Vasudev as Ranbir Bali (2006-2008)
- Prashant Ranyal as Sahil Bali (2006-2007) (Dead)
- Naman Shaw as Pushkar Shukla (2006-2008) (Dead)
- Manoj Joshi as Nishikant Dixit (2006) (Dead)
- Anuradha Rajyadhyaksha as Kiran Dixit (2006) (Dead)
- Nigaar Khan as Barnali
- Pawan Shankar as Tarun Sablok (2006-2007)
- Jatin Sial as Aditya Bali
- Dilnaaz Shroff as Anu Bali / Anu Chopra (2006)
- Sudha Shivpuri as Dadi (2006-2009)
- Swati Anand as Rashi Ranbir Bali (2006-2009)
- Pallavi Subhash as Meera Khandelwal / Meera Walia (2007-2008)
- Kamal Sadanah as Mohan Khandelwal (2007)
- Seema Bhargav as Billo Masi (2006-2008)
- Rakshanda Khan as Roshni Chopra (2006)
- Shabbir Ahluwalia as Sandeep Sikand aka Rock Star Sandy (2006)
- Kushal Punjabi as Lawyer
- Eijaz Khan as Anupam Kapadia
- Karan Patel / Saurabh Raj Jain as Rohit Chopra (2006)
- Suvarna Jha / Priya Arya as Karuna Makhija
- Ronit Roy as Aparajit Deb (2007)
- Sumona Chakravarti as Nivedita Deb (2007)
- Karan Hukku as Daksh Randheria (2007-2008)
- Atharva Dhanorkar as Atharva Walia (2007) (Dead)
- Diya Sonecha as Child Krishna Walia (2007) (Dead)
- Shailendra Singh as Partho Mitra (2008)
- Ahsaas Channa as Ganga Walia (2007-2008)
- Priya Bathija as Ganga Walia / Ganga Tyagi (2008-2009)
- Navika Kotia as Vidya Bali (2007-2008)
- Priya Marathe as Vidya Bali (2008-2009)
- Akshita Kapoor as Krishna Walia (2008-2009)
- Gautam Gulati as Varun Bali (2008-2009)
- Vivian Dsena as Vicky Walia (2008-2009)
- Vishal Singh as Rishi Tyagi (2008-2009)
- Utkarsha Naik as Sarla Shukla
- Amita Chandekar as Sonali
- Himanshu Tiwari as Veer Shukla / Veer Walia (2007)
- Anita Hassanandani as Mrs. Anupam Kapadia
- Preeti Amin as Laxmi
- Neha Bam as Mrs.Mittal
- Ajay Trehan as Mr. Mittal
- Lily Patel as Dadi's friend
- as Nachiket Udai Walia
- Kishwar Merchant as Seema Shukla (2006)
- Anjali Mukhi as Mrs. Ranvijay Chopra
- Roopal Tyagi as Rhia
- Sanaya Irani as Geet
- Karan Wahi as Pradeep
|2006||Kalakar Awards||Best Actress (Television)||Prachi Desai||Bani Walia|
|Best Serial||Ekta Kapoor||Producer|
|6th Indian Telly Awards||Best Daily Serial||Ekta Kapoor||Producer|
|Best Actress in Negative Role||Ashwini Kalsekar||Jigyasa Bali|
|Best Fresh New Face (Female)||Prachi Desai||Bani Walia|
|Best Onscreen Couple||Ram Kapoor and Prachi Desai||Jai and Bani Walia|
|Best Actor (Popular)||Ram Kapoor||Jai Walia|
|6th Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actor (Jury)||Ram Kapoor||Jai Walia|
|Best Serial (Jury)||Ekta Kapoor||Producer|
|2007||7th Indian Telly Awards||Best Actor in Negative Role||Ronit Roy||Aparijit Deb|
|Best Actress (Popular)||Prachi Desai||Bani Walia|
|Best Actor (Popular)||Ram Kapoor||Jai Walia|
|7th Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Actress in Negative Role||Ashwini Kalsekar||Jigyasa Bali|
|2008||8th Indian Telly Awards||Best Continuing TV Programme||Ekta Kapoor||Producer|
|Special Recommendation||Prachi Desai||Bani Walia|
|France||Antenne Réunion||French||Kasamh Se|
|Mauritius||MBC1||Hindi with English subtitles|
|Francophone Africa||Zee Magic||French||La promesse|
|India||Zee TV||Hindi||Kasamh Se|
|Middle East and North Africa||Zee Alwan||Syrian Arabic||الوعد|
|South Africa||Zee World - DSTV||English||The Promise|
|Nigeria||Zee World - DSTV||English||The Promise|
|Trinidad and Tobago||CNC3|
|Vietnam||Today TV||Vietnamese||Mưu đồ ẩn giấu|
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