Kaun Hai? is an Indian Hindi horror anthology television series that premiered on 29 June 2018, on the Colors channel. Produced by Contiloe Pictures, the series presents accounts of paranormal activities, science fiction, fantasy and a few cases inspired by real-life incidents.
|Created by||Abhimanyu Singh|
|Developed by||Abhimanyu Singh|
|Written by||Arshad Sayed|
|Screenplay by||Arshad Sayed|
|Story by||Arshad Sayed|
|Creative director(s)||Aman Jain|
|Composer(s)||The Music Factory|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||41|
|Executive producer(s)||Abhimanyu Singh |
|Editor(s)||K. Raj Gopal|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Contiloe Pictures|
|Original network||Colors TV|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||29 June –|
14 October 2018
The first season titled Kaun Hai? aired from 29 June 2018 to 14 September 2018 completing 33 episodes with episodic cast.
The second season titled Kaun Hai? - Khauff Ka Ek Naya Adhyay aired from 22 September 2018 to 14 October 2018 completing 8 episodes with a same cast starring Vatsal Sheth, Ishita Dutta and Amrapali Gupta in the lead roles. It was replaced by India's Got Talent (season 8).
The program is based on that real fear, experienced by people in haunted places.
The story starts with a battle of the Daityas and the Puranas because the Daityas wanted to open the door hell and take a mystery knife to kill the Puranas. While the Daityas are Diti (Amrapali Gupta), her elder son Hiranyakashipu (Arpit Ranka), and her younger son Hiranyaksha (Vatsal Sheth); the Puranas include Hiranyakashipu's son, Prahlad, and his teacher Anandi (Neetha Shetty), both of which are the devotees of Lord Vishnu. In the battle, Hiranyaksha dies at the hands of Vishnu, and Diti prophesies that he will reincarnate. Later, a child named Yatin Chaudhary is born and is revealed to be Hiranyaksha's reincarnation.
20 Years Later
Yatin has grown up and is a 21 year-old boy, having the powers of Hiranyaksha from his past with the help of Diti, who has kidnapped Yatin's mother Krishika in a secret room, while she magiced on Yatin's father, Inder, that she is his wife and Yatin's mother. Hiranyakashipu meets Yatin and Diti. He tells them to complete the mission to capture the mysterious knife from the door hell.
The next day, Diti sees Vaishnavi (Ishita Dutta), a beautiful innocent girl who is the daughter of Ashish Bajpai (Inder's friend). Later it is revealed that Vaishnavi is the reincarnation of the Hindu goddess Vaishnavi, one of Anandi's students. Diti learns that if Yatin will kill Vaishnavi, they will get the mysterious knife.
Diti thinks that the plan to get the mysterious knife from Puranas can be the marriage of Yatin and Vaishnavi. For this, Diti possesses Inder and asks him to tell Ashish for the marriage. Ashish and his wife, Neeta Bajpai, agree for the wedding. However, on the wedding day, Yatin tells Diti that he has fallen in love with Vaishnavi.
Kaun Hai? is created by Abhimanyu Singh and is produced by his company Contiloe Pictures, which also created successful horror shows like Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai and Fear Files: Darr Ki Sacchi Tasvirein for Star One and Zee TV respectively.
Colors programming head, Manisha Sharma said, "Through Kaun Hai? we are going back to the basics and reviving the genre to make our entertainment catalogue robust."
The series has been filmed in various parts of India. Abhimanyu Singh - CEO Contiloe Pictures said "Kaun Hai has been shot extensively across location in various parts of the country such as Kashmir, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Calcutta, Madhya Pradesh to name a few."
The first episode of the show received 3.89 million impressions, and ranked at 11th position in the list of top 20 Hindi TV shows.
Response from artistsEdit
Some actors experienced spooky experiences while shooting. Bhanot said, "I never used to believe in ghosts until ‘Kaun Hai?’. But I had a couple of spooky experiences while shooting." Speaking about the story, he said that the story was "brilliant and scary". While shooting in a haveli, Ishita Ganguly said that "she experienced an eerie feeling around her at all times". Charu Asopa who shot for the episode "Warehouse No. 4", found its story interesting. "The reason for taking up horror series once again was the intriguing concept of Nightshift", she said. She found the story so scary that she "found it hard to get proper sleep".
Episodes (Season 1)Edit
Every week, two stories are telecasted with one story being split into two episodes and the other story being shown in a single episode. Each story has a different star cast.
|Story||Episode||Title||Directed by||Written by||Artists||Original air date|
|1||1||"Bewafa"||Rajesh Ranasinghe||Arshad Sayed||Shaleen Bhanot, Neetha Shetty & Anaya Shivan||29 June 2018|
|An author and his family are haunted by a spirit whilst renting a room at an abandoned hotel in Mussoorie. The spirit decides to teach the author a lesson as he has been cheating on his wife.|
|2a||2||"The mysterious doll of Putulganj"||Govind Agrawal||Arshad Sayed||Pankhuri Awasthy, Abhishek Malik, Roma Arora, Niya Sharma & Hemant Choudhary||30 June 2018|
|After she buys a doll from an antique shop, Anvesha suffers from nightmares relating to an old burnt down house. Babul Da finds that, in her past life, Anvesha was the reason behind her best friend's death.|
|2b||3||"The mysterious doll of Putulganj"||Govind Agrawal||Arshad Sayed||Pankhuri Awasthy, Abhishek Malik, Roma Arora, Niya Sharma & Hemant Choudhary||1 July 2018|
|Anvesha runs out of time while saving herself and her friends from the spirit of Surangini. Everyone is shocked to find out the truth behind Surangini's murder.|
|3a||4||"The horror of the Jinn"||Govind Agrawal||Arshad Sayed||Anjali Abrol & Raj Logani||6 July 2018|
|Aamna's mother-in-law constantly insults her as she cannot bear a child. Later, a gin in an abandoned house grants her the wish of motherhood. However, the gin has a sinister intent.|
|3b||5||"The horror of the Jinn"||Govind Agrawal||Arshad Sayed||Anjali Abrol & Raj Logani||7 July 2018|
|Aamna is thrilled to know that she is indeed pregnant after the gin grants her wish. However, the gin demands that she offer her baby to him as his servant.|
|4||6||"The bats of Ranakpur"||Govind Agrawal||Arshad Sayed||Ankit Arora, Ishita Ganguly & Ashish Dixit||8 July 2018|
|A group of journalists led by Raisa and Ankit visit the mansion of Ranakpur. Raisa feels connected to the mansion and its owner, Raghvendra Singh Rana.|
|5||7||"Anamika"||Rajesh Ranasinghe||Arshad Sayed||Payal Rajput & Manoj Chandila||13 July 2018|
|Suraj, a young forest officer, saves a woman from being killed in a bus accident and falls in love with her and marries her. However, Suraj does not know that the lady is a witch and plans to have a child with Suraj to increase her life span.|
|6a||8||"Black water"||Pavan Kaul||Arshad Sayed||Sonia Balani & Zaan Khan||14 July 2018|
|Sonika, a young girl, is haunted by a ghost, who lives in a water body. The ghost leaves clues for Sonika to discover how she was murdered.|
|6b||9||"Black water"||Pavan Kaul||Arshad Sayed||Sonia Balani & Zaan Khan||15 July 2018|
|Sonika discovers that the ghost was a girl who used to date a boy, Rohit, in her building. Later, Rohit and Sonika find out that the dead girl was raped and killed by Rohit's older brother and he dumped her in a water tank.|
|7a||10||"Mother"||Govind Agrawal||Arshad Sayed||Pallavi Subhash & Lily Patel||20 July 2018|
|A young couple's daughter starts seeing a spirit and calls it Maa. Initially, everyone in the family ignores it, but then they realize that she is speaking the truth when the spirit starts to haunt them.|
|7b||11||"Mother"||Govind Agrawal||Arshad Sayed||Pallavi Subhash & Lily Patel||21 July 2018|
|A couple is in shock when they learn that their daughter has disappeared. Later, they decide that they should unite the spirit's daughter with her soul.|
|7c||12||"Mother"||Govind Agrawal||Arshad Sayed||Pallavi Subhash, Farah Hussain & Lily Patel||22 July 2018|
|A couple soon realizes that their daughter was born one hundred years ago and has been dead for a long period of time.|
|8||13||"Curse of the Karna Pishachini"||Pavan Kaul||Arshad Sayed||Sonali Nikam||27 July 2018|
|Aghoris helps Kalindi kill Surabhi, the younger daughter-in-law of the house, who is everyone's favorite. But things start to change when Kalindi becomes the target of Karn Pisaachini.|
|9||14||"Warehouse No. 4"||Vinod Manikrao||Arshad Sayed||Meer Ali, Charu Asopa & Nawab Khan||28 July 2018|
|A factory worker begins to work at night again, two years after the shift was stopped due to rumors of a demon. Soon, he notices the presence of a spirit when a number of untoward events occur.|
|10||15||"Shankchunni"||Pavan Kaul||Gibran Noorani||Romit Raj & Kirtida Mistry||3 August 2018|
|Three newlywed couples decide to stay in a guest house, when their car breaks down, although the caretaker of the place warns them that a spirit, Shakchunni, claims the lives of recently married partners. Later, a couple goes missing.|
|11a||16||"Manglik Bahu"||Rajesh Ranasinghe||Arshad Sayed||Sana Amin Sheikh & Vishal Gandhi||4 August 2018|
|Viren's deceased wife, Madhulika, possesses him on the day he marries Yamini, a 'manglik' girl. She threatens to kill Viren unless Yamini helps him find her killer.|
|11b||17||"Manglik Bahu"||Rajesh Ranasinghe||Arshad Sayed||Sana Amin Sheikh & Vishal Gandhi||5 August 2018|
|To ensure Viren's safety, Yamini agrees to help Madhulika find the culprit behind her death. As time progresses, Yamini unravels a horrendous truth about Girdhari Lal, Viren's uncle.|
|12||18||"Pind Daan"||Vinod Manikrao||Sameeir Modi||Ayaz Khan||10 August 2018|
|When Raghav offers a Pind Daan in the memory of his late father, the priest perceives the presence of an occult. Soon, the family is troubled by paranormal activities in their house. Raghav learns that the answer lies somewhere in his past.|
|13a||19||"The Old Ruins"||Govind Agrawal||Arshad Sayed||Nikita Sharma, Reyaansh Chaddha, Vimarsh Roshan, Raja Kapse||11 August 2018|
|Four partners visit a necromancer to communicate with their dead friend, and to find the whereabouts of a lost treasure. The spirit guides them to the ruins, but little do they know that trouble lurks around them.|
|13b||20||"The Old Ruins"||Govind Agrawal||Arshad Sayed||Nikita Sharma, Reyaansh Chaddha, Vimarsh Roshan, Raja Kapse||12 August 2018|
|Rahul's life is turned upside down when he uncovers the true culprit behind his father's death. To make matters worse, Bhujang comes back to life looking for revenge and goes on a killing spree, marking Rahul as his next target.|
|14||21||"The Haunted Jail"||Rajesh Ranasinghe||Aditya Narayan Singh & Gaurav Mishra||Sachin Shroff, Preet Kaur Madhan & Harshita Shukla||17 August 2018|
|Abhinav takes charge of the same jail where his grandmother was martyred. Soon, he uncovers that the jail is haunted by the spirit of an old jailer. Abhinav and his family's lives are in grave danger.|
|15a||22||"The return of Vedal"||Rajesh Ranasinghe||Arshad Sayed||Jatin Shah & Heena Parmar||18 August 2018|
|An archaeological survey team led by Mugdha, visits an ancient cave in Pachmarhi to restore the precious monuments within it. But their visit turns into a nightmare when they encounter an ancient evil named Vedal.|
|15b||23||"The return of Vedal"||Rajesh Ranasinghe||Arshad Sayed||Jatin Shah & Heena Parmar||19 August 2018|
|Vedal's terror continues as he kills five members of the Archaeological team. Now, he is out to claim the lives of the remaining members, including Mugdha, and to offer them as sacrifice to the goddess Vidalika.|
|16||24||"The curse of Bhanumati"||Ajay Mishra||Sameeir Modi||Tanya Sharma, Varun Sharma & Ankit Bhardwaj||24 August 2018|
|Deepak and Divya arrive at the town of Gangapur to attend a function and celebrate Raksha Bandhan. There they are besotted by the ghost of Bhanumati who hunts down all who celebrate Raksha Bandhan.|
|17a||25||"The heir of Dhawalgarh"||Rajeev Bhanot||Arshad Sayed||Piyali Munshi, Haelyn Shastri, Kanan Malhotra & Paras Kalnawat||25 August 2018|
|Rudrapratap's love story takes a terrifying turn when he learns that his partner Reshma is actually a witch. The situation worsens when Reshma reveals that she is pregnant with his child. Haunted by this revelation, Rudrapratap abandons her.|
|17b||26||"The heir of Dhawalgarh"||Rajeev Bhanot||Arshad Sayed||Piyali Munshi, Kanan Malhotra & Paras Kalnawat||26 August 2018|
|After Rudrapratap chooses Ratan as his heir and the new owner of the Dhawalgarh mansion, Reshma's curse comes back to haunt his family. Reshma's demon child is out to claim his right as Rudrapratap's rightful heir.|
|18||27||"Stree visits a haunted studio"||Ajay Mishra||Gibran Noorani||Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor & Madhura Naik||31 August 2018|
|Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor, stars of the film Stree visit Nandini, a budding actress. But little do they know that Nandini's studio has a sinister reputation. Soon enough, Nandini gets trapped in it and falls victim to a malevolent spirit.|
|19a||28||"Servants of Lord Maarkaadev"||Govind Agrawal||Arshad Sayed||Alan Kapoor, Monica Sharma & Siraj Mustafa Khan||1 September 2018|
|Swami Meghanand is involved in a sinister ritual where he hands over young women to an evil spirit as a sacrifice to the deity Lord Maarkaadev. But Meghanand faces the spirit's wrath when he fails to capture a woman named Radhika.|
|19b||29||"Servants of Lord Maarkaadev"||Govind Agrawal||Arshad Sayed||Alan Kapoor, Monica Sharma & Siraj Mustafa Khan||2 September 2018|
|Thakur Ujaagar Singh plans to reincarnate, and to facilitate his plan, Swami Meghanand captures Radhika to be offered as a sacrifice to Lord Maarkaadev in a terrifying ritual.|
|20||30||"The curse of the Aghori"||Ajay Mishra||Aditya Narayan Singh & Gaurav Mishra||Richa Mukherjee||7 September 2018|
|Maya moves to a new house in Mandala with her family. From the moment she steps in to her new home, she receives terrifying visions that she can't explain. Little does she know that the place is host to a curse involving the evil spirit of Aghori.|
|21a||31||"Doll of death"||Rajeev Bhanot||Arshad Sayed||Anshul Trivedi, Shritama Mukherjee & Cheshtha Bhagat||8 September 2018|
|Reba's life as a popular actress suffers a terrifying change, when she comes across one of her fans named Simran. Once Reba brings Simran home, strange and unexplained events start to unfold.|
|21b||32||"Doll of death"||Rajeev Bhanot||Arshad Sayed||Anshul Trivedi, Shritama Mukherjee & Cheshtha Bhagat||9 September 2018|
|Reba's life turns into a nightmare when Simran uses black magic to take over her family and friends. This compels Reba to find a way to take her down. But then she comes across an information about Simran that leaves her more terrified.|
|22||33||"The spirit of Kamli"||Govind Agrawal||Aditya Narayan Singh & Gaurav Mishra||Priya Marathe & Alok Narula||14 September 2018|
|Sanjay and his wife Kaavya, move into a new house hoping to build a better life for themselves. But things take a horrifying turn when they encounter the evil spirit of a woman named Kamli, who ends up possessing Kaavya.|
The story revolves around Yatin, who is the reincarnation of Hiranyaksha. He, along with his mother Diti wants to open the gates of hell located below the Royal Palace that threatens to end mankind and the world as we know it. Vaishnavi is a beautiful and elegant young girl whom Yatin wants to wed, only to later kill her. While Yatin tricks Vaishnavi into falling in love with him, the question remains- Is Vaishnavi gifted, or cursed?
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