Nisha Aur Uske Cousins

Nisha Aur Uske Cousins (Nisha and Her Cousins) is an Indian coming of age romantic drama television series which aired on Star Plus from 18 August 2014 to 27 June 2015.[1] It starred Aneri Vajani and Mishkat Varma.[2]

Nisha Aur Uske Cousins
Nisha Aur Uske Cousins opening banner.jpg
Genre
Created byVM Badola
Directed byRahib Siddiqui
Starring
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes268
Production
ProducerSukesh Motwani
Production companyBodhi Tree Productions
Release
Original networkStar Plus
Picture format576i
1080i (HDTV)
Original release18 August 2014 (2014-08-18) –
27 June 2015 (2015-06-27)
External links
Official website

The story revolved around the relationship between seven cousins residing in the Jaipur city of Rajasthan and focused on the family disputes caused by the difference of opinions due to generation gaps.[3]

PlotEdit

Set against the backdrop of Jaipur, it showcases the unconventional bond among seven cousins - Umesh, the oldest amongst the cousins whose passion is cooking; Dolly, a soon-to-be-married shopaholic and her fiancé Sumit; Kirti, a slightly narcissistic, self-involved fashionista; Nisha, a tomboy and a daredevil at heart; Suketu, an aspiring actor; Jwala, smart, painfully shy loveable geek; and Bunty, the youngest among all the cousins, and a typical mischief-maker, living in a joint family consisting of three brothers, their wives, Grandpa and Grandma.

Grandpa is a strict man who loves his grandchildren but believes in discipline and traditions. His ideals and mindset differ from the cousins' and the concept "Friends are forever, Cousins are for life!".

Despite their differing personalities, the cousins are linked together by a common thread of love and friendship and are each other's support system. Saurav, their childhood friend, is also a part of the cousins' gang.

The cousins sort through all the troubles that crop up during Dolly's wedding (that they themselves inevitably caused) and ensure she marries Sumit.

Umesh wants to open his own restaurant but is scared of his father who wants him to continue their family business. Suketu's dream of becoming an actor is not supported by Dadaji and he too is made to join the family business. Kirti breaks her relationship with her fiancé, Ritesh, after learning of his selfish motives. Jwala's tuition teacher tries to misbehave with her but she's saved by Nisha, which leads to the revelation that Nisha was a victim of child abuse when she was thirteen, after which she became a tomboy.

Nisha becomes inspired by Viraj Singh Rathore, a national level shooter and joins his Lakshya Academy as an office assistant. She writes mails to him in the name of Aarti to help him come out of his loneliness. Meanwhile, Umesh's girlfriend's - Amanpreet's father passes away, motivating Umesh to take a stand against his family and announce that he wants to marry Amanpreet, which is not received well by the elders who want Umesh to marry a Jain. Viraj and Amanpreet develop a brother-sister bond. After a few incidents, Umesh and Aman marry with the family's consent.

The whole truth of Nisha being Aarti is presented in a bad way in front of media at a press conference by Viraj's bua Gayatri, abusing Viraj and Nisha's relationship. Viraj is left shattered.

After facing harsh words from Viraj, a heart-broken Nisha decides to go on a trip alone to discover herself where she meets Kabir (an artist who earns money from photography) who has come to Jaipur from Dubai in search of his brother, whom he has never met. While trying to save a little girl Chandu and themselves from the goons, both end up getting married accidentally and again marry unwillingly in front of Nisha's family due to Grandpa's insistence. They mutually agree on a contract marriage of three months after which Kabir would go to London, to fulfill his dream of becoming a world renowned dancer. Ramesh decides to follow his passion and opts out of the family business and starts his own music class.

Sumit gets jealous of the growing fondness of the family for Kabir and plots against him along with his mom and Rupan and traps him in a fake jewellery case. But while Nisha along with her cousins plans to clear Kabir's name while Nisha meets with an accident because of Sumit and is hospitalised and Kabir is imprisoned. After regaining conscious Nisha and her cousins along with Ramesh and Lakshmi proves Kabir's innocence and convict Sumit for his crimes. Kabir and Nisha realise they are in love with each other but do not confess. Meanwhile, Kaira reveals Gayatri's truth and Viraj realises his mistake of not trusting Nisha and also that he loves her and tries to get her back in his life.

Kabir's mom Vasundhara comes down to India and reprimands her son for lying to her about him being in London and hiding about his marriage. Though she accepts the marriage initially, she vows to separate them as she comes to know that Nisha is a Gangwal as she hates the Gangwals due to some past issues. It is then shown that Viraj and Kabir are brothers and Vasundhara had to leave Viraj when he was a child due to circumstances. She uses Viraj to create misunderstandings between Nisha and Kabir without knowing that Viraj is her son. Kabir thinks that Nisha is still in love with Viraj and decides to leave to London. Vasundhara gets to know that Viraj is her son, realises her mistake and asks Nisha to reunite the brothers. Viraj and Kabir reunite. Viraj realises that Nisha loves Kabir and decides to move on. Vasundhara apologizes to everyone and decides to be with Viraj. In the meantime, Dolly gets to know that she's pregnant but decides to raise her baby alone and applies for divorce from Sumit.

The story ends with Saurav and Dolly's love confession, Kabir proposing Nisha and their happy reunion with the cousins and the whole Gangwal family rejoicing and a flashback of all their happy moments is shown with the cousins theme song, Firdausiyana plays in the background.

CastEdit

MainEdit

  • Aneri Vajani as Nisha Gangwal: Lakshmi and Ramesh's daughter; Suketu and Bunty's sister; Kabir's wife
  • Mishkat Varma as Kabir Kumar: Vasundhara's son; Viraj's brother; Nisha's husband
  • Taher Shabbir as Viraj Singh Rathore: Vasundhara's son; Kabir's brother; Nisha's former mentor [4]

RecurringEdit

  • V M Badola as Nemichand Gangwal: Saroj's husband; Veerendra, Mohan and Ramesh's father; Dolly, Umesh, Nisha, Kirti, Suketu, Jwala and Bunty's grandfather
  • Veena Mehta as Saroj Gangwal: Nemichand's wife; Veerendra, Mohan and Ramesh's mother; Dolly, Umesh, Nisha, Kirti, Suketu, Jwala and Bunty's grandmother
  • Vivek Mushran as Ramesh Gangwal: Saroj and Nemichand's son; Lakshmi's husband; Nisha, Suketu and Bunty's father
  • Pubali Sanyal as Lakshmi Gangwal: Ramesh's wife; Nisha, Suketu and Bunty's mother
  • Khyaati Keswani as Vasundhara Kumar: Viraj and Kabir's mother
  • Parv Kaila as Suketu Gangwal: Lakshmi and Ramesh's son; Nisha and Bunty's brother; Dolly, Umesh, Kirti and Jwala's cousin
  • Nikunj Pandey as Bunty Gangwal: Lakshmi and Ramesh's son; Nisha and Suketu's brother; Dolly, Umesh, Kirti and Jwala's cousin
  • Purvi Mundada as Dolly Gangwal: Vimla and Veerendra's daughter; Umesh's sister; Nisha, Kirti, Suketu, Jwala and Bunty's cousin
  • Meherzan Mazda as Umesh Gangwal: Vimla and Veerendra's son; Dolly's brother; Nisha, Kirti, Suketu, Jwala and Bunty's cousin; Aman's husband
  • Heli Daruwala as Kirti Gangwal: Rupan and Mohan's daughter; Jwala's sister; Dolly, Umesh, Nisha, Suketu and Bunty's cousin
  • Barbie Jain as Jwala Gangwal: Rupan and Mohan's daughter; Kirti's sister; Dolly, Umesh, Nisha, Suketu and Bunty's cousin
  • Vibhu K Raghave as Saurav Jain: Nisha's best friend
  • Priya Singh as Amanpreet Kaur: Umesh's wife
  • Jayant Rawal as Veerendra Gangwal: Saroj and Nemichand's son; Vimla's husband; Dolly and Umesh's father
  • Anjuman Saxena as Vimla Gangwal: Veerendra's wife; Dolly and Umesh's mother
  • Jagat Rawat as Mohan Gangwal: Saroj and Nemichand's son; Rupan's husband; Kirti and Jwala's father
  • Sonia Shah as Rupan Gangwal: Mohan's wife; Kirti and Jwala's mother
  • Tuhina Vohra as Gayatri Singh Rathore: Priyanka's mother; Viraj's foster aunt
  • Charu Vyas as Priyanka Singh Rathore: Gayatri's daughter
  • Mohsin Khan as Ritesh: Kirti's former fiancé
  • Tarun Singh/Paaras Madaan as Sumit: Dolly's former husband
  • Nisha Nagpal as Kaira: Viraj's friend
  • Amit Sareen as Coach Shekhar
Special Appearances

ReceptionEdit

Nisha Aur Uske Cousins initially received praise from critics and audiences alike for its fresh concept and youth-focused narrative and as a result saw high ratings.[1][5]

As a part of the promotion, Star Plus introduced a free mobile app on 24 July which is World Cousins Day.[6]

ProductionEdit

Because of his character's transition from good to bad, Taher Shabbir quit the show in June 2015 as he didn't like how his character was shaping up.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nisha Aur Uske Cousins to be pulled off air in April!". India.com.
  2. ^ "With their new offering 'Nisha Aur Uske Cousins', Star Plus is bringing a relatable story of young India".
  3. ^ "Nisha Aur Uske Cousins: Actress pulls off stunt for entry on TV show". India TV. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ – quits – Nisha – Aur – Uske – Cousins/articleshow/47443872.cms "Taher quits 'Nisha Aur Uske Cousins'" Check |url= value (help). Times of India.
  5. ^ "'Nisha Aur Uske Cousins' to be replaced by Saurabh Tewari's show?". Times of India.
  6. ^ "Celebrate World Cousins Day like Nisha Aur Uske Cousins". Times of India. 24 July 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ – quits – Nisha – Aur – Uske – Cousins/articleshow/47443872.cms "Taher quits 'Nisha Aur Uske Cousins'" Check |url= value (help). Times of India.

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