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Kundali Bhagya[1] (English: The Fate of Our Stars) (International Title: This Is Fate) is an Indian romantic drama television series and a spin-off of Kumkum Bhagya which airs on Zee TV. The show premiered on 12 July 2017 and stars Shraddha Arya, Dheeraj Dhoopar and Manit Joura [2]

Kundali Bhagya
Kundali Bhagya.jpeg
Created byEkta Kapoor
Developed byEkta Kapoor
Written byStory
Kavita Nagpal
Anil Nagpal
Screenplay
Anil Nagpal
Mrinal Tripathi
Dialogues
Anamik
Directed bySameer Kulkarni
Creative director(s)Creative Producer
Tanusri Dasgupta
Shaalu
StarringShraddha Arya
Dheeraj Dhoopar
Manit Joura
Theme music composerLalit Sen
Nawab Arzoo
Opening themeKundali Bhagya
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes507 as of 14 June 2019
Production
Producer(s)Ekta Kapoor
Shobha Kapoor
Production location(s)Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s)Balaji Telefilms
Release
Original networkZee TV
Picture format576i
1080i(HDTV)
Original release12 July 2017 (2017-07-12) –
Present
Chronology
Related showsKumkum Bhagya
External links
Production website

It had the largest weekday Hindi fiction launch across all GECs of the year 2017.[3]

Contents

PlotEdit

The show narrates the story of Pragya and Bulbul's long-lost younger sisters, Preeta and Srishti. Preeta is ready to be engaged to Deepak, who had been in love with her since school. How ever Deepak's love is based on Preeta's beauty and majorly lust. On the night of Preeta's engagement, Raguveer- Preeta and Sristhi's dad, shows up drunk to their as guests are arriving for the engagement, leading to a conflict with him and Srishti, where she finds out her father is going to hand over their house to Deepak's family as a dowry. Preeta, disheartened calls off the engagement. Raguveer falls ill and is taken to hospital where it is revealed that he has been unwell for some time and that he only wanted to get Preeta married so both she and Srishti will be taken care of after his death. Raguveer reveals to the girls that their mother is alive, and that he has met their elder sister Pragya, whilst she was running from thugs with Abhi. He gives them the address and makes them promise to meet their mom after his death.

Raguveer passes on and soon we see the girls headed to Mumbai to meet their mother Sarla. When they arrive in Mumbai, Preeta loses the address to their mum's house in the rain. Eventually they run into Abhi, who remembers that Sarla needs tenants as Pragya and Bulbuls room is unoccupied.

He brings them to Sarla's house and unbeknownst to Sarla and the girls, they meet their mother. Sarla then finds out that Preeta and Srishti are her long lost daughters but decides to keep this a secret. Conflict starts when Srishti idolises Tanu much to Sarla's dislike, this causes many arguments between the sisters and Sarla more especially Shrishti. It is soon revealed to the girls that Sarla is their mom and in time they reconcile their differences.

In the midst of this, two sons of the rich Luthra family, Karan- a cricketer and a ladies man with a huge ego and lots of charm and Rishabh- A kind hearted yet cut throat businessman soon become a part of Preeta's life.

Rishabh and Preeta become good friends as she becomes the physiotherapist to Karan and Rishabh's grandmother. He soon starts developing feelings of Preeta, however through some misunderstanding he becomes engaged to Sherlyn, but still longs for Preeta. Rishabh's always looks after Preeta best interests and always lends her a helping hand.

Karan and Preeta on the other hand always conflict and argue as Preeta finds him to have a huge ego and is quite annoying and Karan sees Preeta as someone's who only talks a lot. Karan and Rishabh's Aunt Kareena hates Preeta as she is often praised in the Luthra house for her hard work, help and good heart,she often tries to get Preeta into trouble. Soon Sherlyn begins to feel threatened by Preeta and starts to plot against her. Srishti conflicts with Sameer Luthra however soon starts developing feelings for him. Preeta starts to fall in love with Karan and Karan starts developing feelings for her while Rishabh is oblivious to Preeta and his brother's feelings for each other. Different twists occur when Preeta is engaged to Prithvi, Rishabh is engaged to Sherlyn and Karan is engaged to Monisha.

Rishabh is a reserved person and hesitates to confess to Preeta while on the other hand, Karan is bold and always openly speaks about his attraction to Preeta.

Prithvi and Sherlyn are in a relationship and she is pregnant. Prithvi's only intention was to take revenge from Rishabh. And for this purpose he uses Sherlyn as instrument. Prithvi and Sherlyn are still married but they want revenge for stupid reasons.Later Prithvi plans to get Rishabh in jail and his plan succeeded and Preeta and Karan are trying to get Rishabh back from jail.

Later, Shristhi gets doubt on Sherlyn and tries to prove that she is pregnant.

Sherlyn faints during she and Rishabh's engagement and Dr.hab Seema finds out she's pregnant. Preeta and Karan chase down the doctor but she's threatened by someone to lie. Preeta is blamed by Kareena and is accused of wanting to steal the family's money. Later on Rishab yells at Karan for not informing him before about his plans and plot. Afterwards Karan goes to apologise to Preeta about the situation,but Preeta says it's not his fault.

Pritvi and Sherlyn conspire to have Karan arrested. They hire Monisha to accuse Karan of sexual harassment after drugging him and taking him to a hotel suite Karan is arrested and Rishab is arrested for bribery and harassing Monisha, according to her plan. Preeta testifies for them in court and they get bail. Preeta comes up with a plan to trick Monisha. Karan proposes to Monisha and she refuses. Pritvi convinces Monisha by trapping her boyfriend in their scheme and she eventually agrees to the marriage. They hold an engagement ceremony but a world class thief tries to steal a diamond for his boss King Kong. There is a commotion at the house and the police arrive to arrest the thieves. The engagement ceremony continues. The family learn about Ritwik being Monisha's boyfriend and try to entrap him in a business partnership, in which they succeed. However, once Ritwik agrees to spill all the beans against Prithvi to Rishabh and Karan, Prithvi gets him killed. Rishabh is blamed and held in to custody for Ritwik's murder. In order to save his brother from being imprisoned for Ritwik's murder Karan agrees to get married to Monisha and this helps free Rishabh. Rishabh, Preeta and the entire family then gang up together in order to save Karan from his wedding with Monisha. However, they all fail, until "Billa" the assassin used to murder Ritwik falsely claims that it was Monisha who was behind Ritwik's murder. Monisha is sent to prison.After the series of event Shirlyn and Prithvi were being married at temple but Sarla saw Shirlyn and they plots to kidnap her. Sherlyn also adds bomb in Rakhi's purse during her and Rishabh's marriage and revealed everything to Preeta. Preeta is now on a mission to expose Sherlyn. Sherlyn keep Preeta hostage at her house to prevent her from stoping the marriage. Somehow Preeta manages to escape. She reaches Luthra Mansion under disguise and manages to take purse from Rakhi. She now went to save her mother. While fighting the goons she become injured and is hospitalized. In the meantime Shirlyn is married to Rishabh despite Karan's numerous attempts to stop this.

CastEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

  • Mahira Sharma as Monisha Sharma (2018-2019)
  • Supriya Shukla as Sarla Arora (2017–present)
  • Madhu Raja as Daljeet Arora (2017–present)
  • Neelam Mehra as Baani Luthra (2017–present)
  • Naveen Saini as Mahesh Luthra (2017–present)
  • Anisha Hinduja as Rakhi Luthra (2017–present)
  • Pyumori Mehta Ghosh/Usha Bachani as Kareena Luthra (2017–present)
  • Twinkle R Vashist as Kritika Luthra (2017–present)
  • Mrinal K Singh as Ruchika "Roo" Luthra (2017–2018)
  • Aman Gandhi as Ritvik (2018)
  • Rohit Choudhary as Sanjay "Sanju" Thakur (2017-2018)
  • Ashish Malhotra/Mukul Harish as Akshay (2017–present)
  • Neel Motwani as Neil Thakur (2018)
  • Roma Arora as Sofia (2017)
  • Sumit Manak as Salil (2017)
  • Sahel Phull as Deepak (2017)
  • Hetal Yadav as Deepak's mother. (2017)
  • Vijay Kashyap as Raghuveer Arora (2017)
  • Isha Anand Sharma as Taapsi (2018)
  • Sriti Jha as Pragya Arora (2017–2018)
  • Shabbir Ahluwalia as Abhishek "Abhi" Mehra (2017–2018)
  • Vin Rana as Poorab Khanna (2017–2018)
  • Ruchi Savarn as Disha Khanna (2017–2018)
  • Shikha Singh as Alia Mehra (2017–2018)
  • Leena Jumani as Tanushri Mehta (2017–2018)
  • Zareena Roshan Khan as Indu Suri (2017–2018)
  • Daljeet Soundh as Daljeet Mehra (2017–2018)

Special appearancesEdit

Actor Day
Varun Dhawan Ganesh Utsav Pooja
Ravi Dubey
Vivek Dahiya
Arjun Bijlani
Jeetendra
Sheen Dass
Akshay Mhatre
Pranav Mishra
Jyoti Sharma
Krip Suri
Yesha Rughani
Divyanka Tripathi
Dipika Kakar
Sanjeeda Sheikh
Gauahar Khan
Siddharth Nigam
Samiksha Jaiswal
Karan Vohra
Arjit Taneja
Aditi Sharma

DevelopmentEdit

Talking about introducing a spinoff of a popular show on a primetime Deepak Rajadhyaksha, Deputy Business Head of Zee TV, says, "Zee TV has always strived to experiment with formats and bring its viewers unique and fresh content. After the success of Kasamh Se, Pavitra Rishta, Jodha Akhbar, Kumkum Bhagya and Brahmarakshas, we are extremely happy to associate yet again with Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms to bring an innovative narrative Kundali Bhagya. It introduces a new set of characters in an all-new world and will replace our hit primetime show, Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, which was not only a strong differentiator but met with an overwhelming response and has had a glorious run of two years."[4]

On this, Kapoor said, "Over the last two decades, Balaji Telefilms in collaboration with Zee TV has created some great content. With our new show, Kundali Bhagya, we present a first-of-its-kind concept, an all-new interesting and engrossing show that emerges from the sub-plots of an already existing show. We will introduce Pragya’s sisters Preeta and Shrishti and the Luthra brothers Karan and Rishabh. We’re hopeful that the audience will fall in love with each of these endearing characters as we have gone through hundreds of auditions before locking the impressive young talent. The writing for this show is extremely strong in terms of characterisation and the engaging screenplay should leave audiences hooked at the end of every episode."[4]

ReceptionEdit

ResponseEdit

Kundali Bhagya in its debut week was the fourth-watched television show in the twenty eighth week (8–14 July) of 2017 in India with 5796 Urban and 4064 Rural Impressions.[5]

In the thirty second week of 2017 (5–11 August), the soap opera became the second most-watched television show in India with 10498 Impressions (Urban+Rural)[6] In Week 33 (12–19 August) 2017, the soap opera saw a dip in the ratings thereby recording 10097 Impressions (Urban+Rural) but still was the third most-watched television show in India.[7] In Week 34, 2017 the soap opera further fell to 9691 Impressions but still was the fifth most watched show during the week.[8]

In Week 37, 2017 (9–15 September), the soap opera show a jump in ratings and recorded its highest since debut, 10940 Impressions (Urban+Rural) thereby becoming the second most-watched show in India for the week, the first being its sister show Kumkum Bhagya.[9] In Week 40, 2017 (30 September – 6 October), the soap opera recorded 11216 Impressions (Urban+Rural) and continued to be the second most watched show in India for the week.[10]

In November Kundali Bhagya took the top spot and maintained it in November and December 2017. The show topped TRP charts in January 2018 with staggering 7889 viewership in urban markets. The show got 12.5 million viewership in all India.

Due to continuous increases in ratings and topping the Charts, the show became the biggest weekday launch since 2016 by Balaji Telefilms.[11]

After topping the charts continuously for six months with minor exceptions wherein the show stay put in top 5; its first spot was taken by Colors' Naagin. After some time, rival show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai regained its slot leadership and became constantly the second most watched in India,and Kundali Bhagya was out of top 5. However, just in following week, it regained its numbers, non-influenced by increased viewership of rival show, It came back on third spot.

BroadcastEdit

The series was released on 12 July 2017 on Zee TV. The series also airs on Zee TV HD and Zee TV Asia. The show is also broadcast internationally on the latter's international distribution. It airs in U.K., U.S., Malaysia, Canada, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Ireland, South Africa, Indonesia, Chile, Philippines, Ghana, and Singapore on Zee TV Worldwide.

Kundali Bhagya's broadcasts
Country Channel Name Language
Worldwide Zee TV Kundali Bhagya Hindi
India Zee Anmol Kundali Bhagya Hindi
India Zee Telugu Mangalya Bhagyam Telugu
South Africa Zee World This Is Fate English
Sri Lanka Hiru TV Adarei Man Adarei Sinhala
Mauritius MBC Digital 4 Kundali Bhagya Hindi
Indonesia Antv Takdir Lonceng Cinta Indonesian
Ghana Adom TV Kumkum Kundali Bhagya Akan
Online ZEE5 Kundali Bhagya Hindi
Pakistan Geo Kahani Kundali Bhagya Hindi

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result Reference
2017 Zee Rishtey Awards Favorite Naya Sadasya (Male) Dheeraj Dhoopar Won [12]
Favorite Popular Character (Female) Shraddha Arya
Favorite Naya Sadasya (Female) Nominated [13]
Favorite Popular Character (Male) Dheeraj Dhoopar
Favorite Jodi Shraddha Arya & Dheeraj Dhoopar
Favorite Dharavahik Ekta Kapoor
2018 Kalakar Awards Best Actress Shraddha Arya Won [14]
Best TV Show Ekta Kapoor
Gold Awards Best Actress (Popular) Shraddha Arya Won [15]
Best Actress in Supporting Role (Popular) Anjum Fakih
Best Actor in Supporting Role (Popular) Manit Joura
Best Actress in Negative Role (Popular) Ruhi Chaturvedi Nominated [16]
Best Actor in Negative Role (Popular) Sanjay Gagnani
Best Actor (Popular) Dheeraj Dhoopar
Best Television Show (Popular) Ekta Kapoor
Zee Rishtey Awards Favorite Popular Face (Male) Dheeraj Dhoopar Won [17]
Favorite Popular Face (Female) Shraddha Arya
Favorite Bhai Manit Joura
Favorite Khalnayak Jodi Ruhi Chaturvedi & Sanjay Gagnani
Favorite Dharavahik Ekta Kapoor
Favorite Jodi Dheeraj Dhoopar & Shraddha Arya Nominated [18]
Favorite Parivaar Ekta Kapoor
Social Swagger of the Year Dheeraj Dhoopar
Shraddha Arya
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress In A Negative Role Ruhi Chaturvedi Nominated [19]
Best Actor In A Negative Role Sanjay Gagnani
2019 Indian Telly Awards Best Daily Series (Popular) Ekta Kapoor Nominated [20]
Best Jodi (Popular) Dheeraj Dhoopar & Shraddha Arya
Best Actor In Lead Role Female (Popular) Shraddha Arya
Best Actor in Supporting Role Male (Popular) Manit Joura
Best Actor in Supporting Role Female (Popular) Anjum Fakih
Best Actor in Negative Role Male (Popular) Sanjay Gagnani
Best Actor in Negative Role Female (Popular) Ruhi Chaturvedi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kundali Bhagya: Ekta Kapoor reveals the reason behind doing a spinoff of Kumkum Bhagya". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "After Kumkum Bhagya, this popular TV series to get a spin-off". India Today. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  3. ^ <Ekta Kapoor's new fiction show Kundali Bhagya becomes the biggest weekday launch since 2016
  4. ^ a b "Zee Launches spinoff of Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya".
  5. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "BARC India Ratings: 28 WEEK 2017".
  6. ^ Chauhan, Soumyata. "BARC Report Week 32, 2017: Kundali Bhagya and Shakti-Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki knock out Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai from top 5".
  7. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "BARC India Ratings: Week 33 (2017)".
  8. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "BARC India Ratings: Week 34 (2017)".
  9. ^ Iyengar, Anusha. "BARC report week 37, 2017: Amitabh Bachchan's Kaun Banega Crorepati 9 and Kumkum Bhagya are ahead in the game".
  10. ^ "BARC TRP ratings week 40 Kaun Banega Crorepati 9 Kundali Bhagya Bigg Boss 11 top ten shows". News Nation.
  11. ^ "Dheeraj Dhoopar starrer Kundali Bhagya becomes the biggest weekday launch since 2017". The Times of India.
  12. ^ "Zee Rishtey Awards 2017: Sriti Jha, Karanvir Bohra and other actors who won big. See photos". 11 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Zee Rishtey Awards 2017 Nomination List: Kumkum Bhagya's Sriti-Shabbir & Others Nominated…". 31 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Kolkata celebrates 26th Annual Kalakar Awards amidst glitz and glamour - -::Holly Bolly Tolly::-". hollybollytolly.com.
  15. ^ 11th Gold Awards, 2018: Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya and team wins most awards!
  16. ^ Gold Awards, 2018: List of Nominees and Winners
  17. ^ Zee Rishtey Awards 2018 Winners List: Sriti-Shabbir, Shraddha-Dheeraj win top honours
  18. ^ Nominations of Zee Rishtey Awards, 2018
  19. ^ "Nomination List: 18th Indian Television Academy Awards, 2018".
  20. ^ 15th Indian Telly Awards, 2019: List of Nominees and Winners

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