Maayke Se Bandhi Dor

Maayke Se Bandhi Dor is a soap opera that aired on Star Plus.[1] It is based on the Tamil serial Kolangal of Sun TV.[2] The show ran from 14 February 2011 to 2 October 2011.[3] The show was also broadcast on a television channel in Afghanistan called Ariana TV.

Maayke Se Bandhi Dor
Also known asDor
Created byUTV Software Communications
Written byRajesh Patel
Zarina Mehta
Directed byRajesh Patel
StarringSee Below
Opening themeMaayke Se Bandhi Dor
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of episodes170
ProducerZarina Mehta
Running time24 minutes
Production companyUTV Software Communications
Original networkSTAR Plus
Picture format576i (SDTV) 1080i (HDTV)
Original release14 February (2011-02-14) –
2 October 2011 (2011-10-02)
Related showsKolangal
External links


Set against a Marathi backdrop, Mayake Se Bandhi Dor is a tale about Avani, a character who is struggling against the social conventions that affect women in India. The show focuses on the themes of a woman's powers of forgiveness and pliability.

Avani is the sole bread-winner of her family and must support her mother, her brother, and her two sisters. Her mother is desperate to get her married but Avani has other plans. She wants to find homes and happiness for her brother and her two sisters first. At her mother's insistence, Avani finally agrees to give marriage a chance, but only on two conditions. The first condition is that she be able to continue to work after the marriage. The second condition is that she be able to continue to provide her salary to her family.

Avani meets Bhaskar who accepts her conditions and they agree to marry. The festivities begin but Bhaskar and his family have ulterior motives. They want to be the beneficiaries of Avani’s high salary and her affluent relatives, Kaka and Boss. Later, Bhaskar relents and asks Avani for forgiveness. Avani forgives him and they restart their relationship. Bhaskar's mother, Aii still hates Avani, however, because she thinks that Avani is stealing her son away from her. Then Avani sees her father alive, and Lata finds out that Aditi is gone so Avani and Bhaskar go to her house. Kartik and Abha marry. In the end, Avani forgives her father and Kaveri.

Maayke Se Bandhi Dor ended on 2 October 2011, having aired 170 episodes.




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The production of the series began on August 2010.[6] Initially supposed to premiere on a afternoon slot in December 2010. But, the CEO of UTV Santosh Nair wanted a prime slot which was not vacant then. Thus they waited for it and it premiered on 14 February 2011.[7]

The series is based on the backdrop of Maharashtra.[8]


Maayke Se Bandhi Dor is India's first television series filmed in a HD format for StarPlus.[7]

The Indian Express rated two and half stars and said, "Shweta Munshi as Avni is a decent actress and so is Rohit Khurana who plays her fiancé. Rohini Hattangady as the Shashikala-meets-Lalita-Pawar mother-in-law digs deep into her saas role while Anjan Srivastav as the meek father is endearing and we want to shake up Aishwarya Narkar, the helpless ladki ki maa. The person who gets our goat is Aanand Goradia as the son-in-law, he goes absolutely OTT and speaks in a weird Maharashtrian accent."[2]

The series since its inception could not garner good expected ratings.[1] The wedding sequence of the leads garnered an average rating of 1.62 TVR.[9] In third week of September 2011 it garnered 1.6 TVR.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Hamari Saas... shifts to the afternoon slot". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 20 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Maayke Se Bandhi Dor". The Indian Express.
  3. ^ "A toast to the Marathi mulgi". The Times of India.
  4. ^ "Rohit likes being abused". Hindustan Times.
  5. ^ "Pratigya shoots nonstop". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "Sun TV's Kolangal to be remade in Hindi". Hindustan Times.
  7. ^ a b "UTV gets aggressive". The Indian Express.
  8. ^ "Maharashtra on primetime". The Times of India.
  9. ^ "Avni weds Bhaskar in Maayke Se Bandhi Dor".