Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2001 TV series)
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Kasautii Zindagii Kay (English: The trials of life) also known as KZK is an Indian soap opera created by Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms for the channel Star Plus. The show ran for seven years and starred Shweta Tiwari, Cezzane Khan (who was later replaced by Hiten Tejwani), and Ronit Roy in lead roles.  Urvashi Dholakia and Geetanjali Tikekar were the main antagonists. The show explores the story of Anurag and Prerna who fall for each other but they never unite because of Komolika who plots against them. It describes Anurag and Prerna — lovers who were separated throughout their lives but achieved union in death.
|Kasautii Zindagii Kay|
|Theme music composer|
|Opening theme||"Kasautii Zindagii Ki"|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||1,423|
|Executive producer(s)||Niel Singh|
|Running time||24 minutes|
|Original network||Star Plus|
|Original release||29 October 2001 –|
28 February 2008
|Related shows||Kasautii Zindagii Kay (2018 TV series)|
Kasautii Zindagii Kay became the third longest running Indian series after Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii— all three were also produced by Balaji Telefilms. The show recorded one of the highest TRPs and introduced many popular faces like Shweta Tiwari, Cezzane Khan, Urvashi Dholakia, Ronit Roy and Geetanjali Tikekar.
Star crossed lovers Anurag and Prerna fall in love with each other, only for fate to time and again separate them. Komolika and Mr. Rishabh Bajaj are vital catalysts in the story as well. Over a span of 70 years in the show, the story revolves around Prerna and Anurag, their children Sneha and Prem and their granddaughters Prerna (P2) and Dhara, daughters of Sneha and Prem.
Kasautii Zindagii Kay was based on following chapters in its storyline. Below are the highlights.
- Chapter 1 (Episode 1 - 26) - Prerna and Anurag are in love. Mohini, Anurag's mom wants him to marry Komolika.
- Chapter 2 (Episode 27 - 67) - Anurag marries Komolika under pressure by his mom's emotional blackmail; Prerna pregnant with his child
- Chapter 3 (Episode 67 - 108) - Moloy recover from Coma, and comes to know about Anurag - Komolika's marriage.
- Chapter 4 (Episode 109 - 164) - Komolika and Anurag's divorce
- Chapter 5 (Episode 165 - 210) - Prerna marries Rishabh Bajaj to protect the Basu family assets, As Bajaj forces her to marry
- Chapter 6 (Episode 211 - 276) - Mr. Bajaj's ex-wife Menaka poses problems for Bajaj
- Chapter 7 (Episode 277 - 330) - Mr Bajaj's disappearance after his accident. Prerna-Anurag are engaged and get married
- Chapter 8 (Episode 331 - 374) - Bajaj creates trouble in Anurag and Prerna's paradise
- Chapter 9 (Episode 375 - 402) - Prerna and Anurag's son Prem abducted, meanwhile Bajaj blackmails Prerna with the help of Mr. Patel
- Chapter 10 (Episode 403 - 441) - Anurag suspicious about Prerna and Mr Bajaj. Anurag marries Aparna
- Chapter 11 (Episode 442 - 472) - Prerna moves to Panchmeshwar with her daughter Sneha
- Chapter 12 (Episode 473 - 511) - After 8 years: Sneha visits Anurag's house. Prerna unhappily decide to engage with Bajaj
- Chapter 13 (Episode 512 - 572) - Sneha fights leukaemia, Anurag - Prerna become closer for Sneha, they realize how they love each other
- Chapter 14 (Episode 573 - 623) - Aparna's plot to murder Anurag
- Chapter 15 (Episode 624 - 646) - Prerna accused of Aparna's murder
- Chapter 16 (Episode 647 - 685) - Anurag refuse to accept Prerna, as she unhappily marries Mr Bajaj
- Chapter 17 (Episode 686 - 757) - Generation Leap: Shravan to avenge his mother Aparna's death
- Chapter 18 (Episode 758 - 781) - Bajaj's extramarital affairs out, Is Tanisha, Mr Bajaj's daughter?
- Chapter 19 (Episode 782 - 833) - Anurag and Prerna meet with a fatal accident
- Chapter 20 (Episode 834 - 873) - Yudi is Prerna and Anurag's son Prem
- Chapter 21 (Episode 874 - 928) - Yudi's transformation
- Chapter 22 (Episode 929 - 993) - Mukti and Yudi grow closer. Sharad assaults Mukti.
- Chapter 23 (Episode 994 - 1022) - An attempt on Prerna's life
- Chapter 24 (Episode 1023 - 1048) - Anurag marries Sampada, Prerna takes the blame for Sneha's offence
- Chapter 25 (Episode 1049 - 1069) - After 5 years: Anurag-Sampada live happily and take all responsibilities of Sneha & Prem. Prerna returns from jail
- Chapter 26 (Episode 1070 - 1101) - Prem shattered by Mukti's death
- Chapter 27 (Episode 1102 - 1163) - Anurag-Prerna takes Prem to Panchameshwar for treatment
- Chapter 28 (Episode 1164 - 1202) - Aparna's attempt to murder Prerna
- Chapter 29 (Episode 1203 - 1250) - Prerna shoots Anurag
- Chapter 30 (Episode 1251 - 1300) - Leap Twenty years: Prerna's granddaughter Prerna (P2) is the protagonist in the love story. Anurag returns as Pratham Mittal.
- Chapter 31 (Episode 1301 - 1358) - Sampada confesses her crime. Anurag-Prerna about to marry but Mr Bajaj is found to be alive
- Chapter 32 (Episode 1359 - 1394) - Anurag exposes Komolika's plan
- Chapter 33 (Episode 1395 - 1423) - Komolika points the gun on at Anurag, but Prerna comes between them. Komolika falls off the cliff and dies. Prerna - Anurag unite in death. Prem writes a book: Kasauti Zindagii Kay on Anurag and Prerna's life. Mr Bajaj reminisces Prerna.
The Kasautii Zindagii Kay soundtrack is from the Indian soap opera that has recorded more than fifty (50) tracks during its airing from 2001 to 2008 and won several awards.
The show had recorded more than a hundred tracks including some versions of Bollywood hit songs Kya Pyaar Karoge Mujhse, Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh, Hum Bewafa Hargiz Na Thay, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Jiyen To Jiyen Kaisy  and Do Ajnabi Kidar Ja Rahy Hain.
Original serial versionsEdit
|1.||"Chahat Kay Safar Mein" (title track)||1:20|
|2.||"Milti Hai Nigahein"||1:30|
|3.||"Chahat Kay Safar Mein" (sad version)||1:23|
|4.||"Zindagii Kay Safar Mein"||1:54|
|5.||"Zindagi Kya Hai Jaisy"||1:29|
|6.||"Mujse Rootho Na Aisy"||1:45|
|7.||"Pyaar Ke Mor Per"||1:23|
|8.||"Jab Se Tum Milay Ho"||1:36|
|9.||"Teri Meri Yeh Yaari"||1:24|
|10.||"Meri Ankhon Ke Taaray"||1:32|
|11.||"Aega Wo Ek Din"||1:26|
|12.||"Jaany Anjaany Mein"||1:28|
|13.||"Kya Chaha Tha Mein Na"||2:34|
|14.||"Kabhi Aisa Bhi Hota Hai"||1:59|
|15.||"Koi Jab Mujse Kehta Hai"||1:46|
|2002||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Music Composer||Lalit Sen||Won |
|2002||Indian Telly Awards||Best Singer||Babul Supriyo||Nominated|
|2002||Indian Telly Awards||Best Music||Lalit Sen||Nominated|
|2003||Kalakar Awards||Best Singer||Babul Supriyo||Won|
|2003||Kalakar Awards||Best Music||Lalit Sen||Won|
|2003||Indian Telly Awards||Best Singer||Babul Supriyo||Nominated|
|2004||Indian Telly Awards||Best Music Composer||Lalit Sen||Won |
|2005||Indian Telly Awards||Best Singer||Babul Supriyo||Nominated|
|2006||Indian Telly Awards||Best Singer||Babul Supriyo||Nominated|
|2006||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Singer||Babul Supriyo||Nominated|
|2006||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Music||Lalit Sen||Nominated|
|2007||Indian Television Academy Awards||Best Singer||Babul Supriyo||Nominated|
|2007||Indian Telly Awards||Best Singer||Babul Supriyo||Nominated|
|2007||Zee Gold Awards||Best Singer||Babul Supriyo||Won|
|2007||Zee Gold Awards||Best Music||Lalit Sen||Nominated|
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