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Kundali Bhagya[1] (The Fate of Our Stars) is an Indian romantic drama television series that premiered on 12 July 2017 on Zee TV. It is a spin-off of Kumkum Bhagya. It stars Shraddha Arya, Dheeraj Dhoopar and Manit Joura.

Kundali Bhagya
Kundali Bhagya.jpeg
Created byEkta Kapoor
Developed byEkta Kapoor
Written byRekha Modi (Dialouges)
Screenplay by
  • Anil Nagpal
  • Mrinal Tripathi
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Story by
  • Kavita Nagpal
  • Anil Nagpal
Directed bySameer Kulkarni
Abhishek Kumar. R. Paul
Aman Varpe
Creative director(s)Chloe Ferns Qureshi
Mukta Ghod
StarringShraddha Arya
Dheeraj Dhoopar
Manit Joura
Theme music composerLalit Sen
Ashish Rego
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes553
Production
Producer(s)Ekta Kapoor
Shobha Kapoor
Production location(s)Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Editor(s)Vishal Sharma
Vikas Sharma
Sandip Bhatt
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21 minutes
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 in 2017.[2]

Contents

PlotEdit

The show narrates the story of two sisters Preeta (Shraddha Arya) and Srishti (Anjum Fakih) and their attempt to reunite with their mother Sarla (Supriya Shukla) and the dynamics which lead to their acquaintance with the rich and famous "Luthra" family. The elder son of Luthra family, Rishabh Luthra (Manit Joura), owns a celebrity management firm which manages rockstar Abhishek Mehra’s (Shabbir Ahluwalia) music and his brother Karan Luthra's cricket career. Karan (Dheeraj Dhoopar) has an effortless swag, charm and celebrity status make him an unabashed casanova.

Preeta meets the Luthras when she takes up a job as physiotherapist for Karan and Rishabh's grandmother. Preeta and Karan initially share a conflicting relationship but as the show progresses, they become best friends and slowly start getting attracted to each other as they both began to understand each other's good and softer sides. Preeta and Rishabh share a cordial relationship, however, Rishabh soon starts developing a deep one-sided love for Preeta . Srishti too initially conflicts with Sameer (Abhishek Kapur), but they soon become close and later confess their love for one another.

A journey of sparks begins as the Preeta and Srishti's paths intersect with Karan, Rishabh and Sameer's. Srishti bags a job in event management giving up her dream of becoming a model and is hired by Kareena Luthra, Karan and Rishabh's aunt, (Usha Bachani) to manage various functions at the Luthra House. A love triangle is shown between Rishabh, Preeta and Karan. Kareena Luthra loathes the Arora sisters, seeing them as lowly, middle-class people and thinks that Preeta is trying to seduce her nephews, whom she loves dearly, for money. Once during her daughter's engagement, she plots a jewellery theft and blames Preeta, however, Rishabh finds the missing piece of jewellery and saves her. Additionally Karan once saves Preeta from the local goons who tried to misbehave with her, thus, becoming a hero in the eyes of her mother and sister.

CastEdit

MainEdit

  • Shraddha Arya as Dr. Preeta Arora (Main Female Protagonist) (2017-present)
  • Dheeraj Dhoopar as Karan Luthra (Main Male Protagonist) (2017-present)
  • Manit Joura as Rishabh Luthra - (Main Male Protagonist) (2017-present)
  • Abhishek Kapur as Sameer Luthra (2nd Supporting Male Protagonist) - (2017- present)
  • Anjum Fakih as Shrishti Arora - (Supporting Female Protagonist) (2017- present)
  • Sanjay Gagnani as Prithvi Malhotra - (Main Male Antagonist) (2017-present)
  • Ruhi Chaturvedi as Sherlyn Rishabh Luthra - (Main Female Antagonist) (2017 -present)

RecurringEdit

Special appearancesEdit

Actor Day
Varun Dhawan Ganesh Utsav Pooja, 2018
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."[3]

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."[3]

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.[4]

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)[5] 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.[6] In Week 34, 2017 the soap opera further fell to 9691 Impressions but still was the fifth most watched show during the week.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9]

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.[10]

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.

In Week 22, 2019, the show topped the ratings charts with 7,122 impressions in urban ratings and 5,306 rural.[11]

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
India
Bangladesh
Zee Bangla Bhagya Kundali Bengali
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
Gold Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role (Popular) Shraddha Arya TBA [21]
Best Actor in a Lead Role (Popular) Dheeraj Dhoopar
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Anjum Fakih
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Manit Joura
Best Onscreen Jodi Shraddha Arya & Dheeraj Dhoopar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kundali Bhagya: Ekta Kapoor reveals the reason behind doing a spinoff of Kumkum Bhagya". The Times of India.
  2. ^ <Ekta Kapoor's new fiction show Kundali Bhagya becomes the biggest weekday launch since 2016
  3. ^ a b "Zee Launches spinoff of Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya".
  4. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "BARC India Ratings: 28 WEEK 2017".
  5. ^ 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".
  6. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "BARC India Ratings: Week 33 (2017)".
  7. ^ Team, Tellychakkar. "BARC India Ratings: Week 34 (2017)".
  8. ^ Iyengar, Anusha. "BARC report week 37, 2017: Amitabh Bachchan's Kaun Banega Crorepati 9 and Kumkum Bhagya are ahead in the game".
  9. ^ "BARC TRP ratings week 40 Kaun Banega Crorepati 9 Kundali Bhagya Bigg Boss 11 top ten shows". News Nation.
  10. ^ "Dheeraj Dhoopar starrer Kundali Bhagya becomes the biggest weekday launch since 2017". The Times of India.
  11. ^ Kundali Bhagya takes the top slot in ratings charts!
  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
  21. ^ "Nominations for 12th Boroplus Gold Awards, 2019". 12th Gold Awards.

External linksEdit

http://epaper.prabhatkhabar.com/c/32552533 Prabhat Bandhulya as script writer