Pandya Store

Pandya Store also known as is an Indian television drama series that is about to premiere on 25 January 2021 on Star Plus. It is a remake of Star Vijay's Tamil series Pandian Stores. Produced by Sphere Origins, it stars Alice Kaushik,Kanwar Dhillon,kinshuk mahajan, Akshay Kharodia, Simran Budharup and Mohit Parmar.

Pandya Store
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GenreSoap opera
Developed byShilpa Chaubey
Sushil Chaubey
Written byShilpa Chaubey
Sushil Chaubey
Screenplay bySushil Chaubey
Story byShilpa Chaubey
Directed byPradip Yadav
Arshad Khan
Creative directorAman Jain
StarringKanwar Dhillon
Alice Kaushik
Kinshuk mahajan
Akshay Kharodia
Simran Budharup
Mohit Parmar
Theme music composerJAM8
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes308
Production
ProducersSunjoy Waddhwa
Commal Sunjoy Waddhwa
CinematographySantosh Suryavanshi
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time20–24 minutes
Production companySphere Origins
DistributorStar India
Release
Original networkStarPlus
Picture format576i
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original release25 January 2021 (2021-01-25) –
present
Chronology
Related showsPandian Stores
External links
Hotstar
Production website

PlotEdit

The Pandyas are a middle-class family residing in Somnath. Their daily life is dependent on their beloved store and only source to income, Pandya Store. Dhara is married to Gautam, the eldest brother of the Pandya family. Her young brothers-in-law consider her like their mother. After facing several tribulations, Dhara is finally accepted by her mother-in-law.

10 years laterEdit

Dev, Shiva and Krish have grown up. They still love Dhara and take care of her diligently. Due to circumstances, Shiva and Raavi get married against their will but start falling for each other. Dev and Rishita fall in love and marry.

CastEdit

  • Kinshuk Mahajan as Gautam Pandya; Shiva, Dev and Krish's elder brother; Dhara's husband (2021- present)
  • Shiny Doshi as Dhara Pandya; Gautam's wife; Hardik's sister; Shiva, Dev and Krish's sister in law (2021-present)
  • Kanwar Dhillon as Shiva Pandya: Suman and Darshan's third son; Dev and Gautam's younger brother and Krish's elder brother; Raavi's husband (2021–present)
  • Alice Kaushik as Raavi Shiva Pandya: Prafulla's niece and adopted daughter; Shiva's wife; Dev, Krish and Gautam's sister in law; Suman's third daughter in law (2021–present)
  • Akshay Kharodia as Dev Pandya: Suman and Darshan's second son; Gautam's younger brother, Shiva and Krish's elder brother; Rishita's husband (2021–present)
  • Simran Budharup as Rishita Pandya: Kalyani and Janardhan's daughter; Kirti's sister; Dev's wife; Gautam, Krish and Shiva's sister in law; Suman's second daughter in law (2021–present)
  • Mohit Parmar as Krish Pandya: Suman and Darshan's youngest son; Gautam, Dev and Shiva's youngest brother; Kirti’s friend (2021–present)

RecurringEdit

  • Krutika Desai Khan as Suman Pandya: Jagat's sister; Darshan's wife; Gautam, Dev, Shiva and Krish's mother (2021–present)
  • Pallavi Rao as Prafulla Narayan Bajpai: Jignesh's sister; Jagat's wife; Anita and Raavi's aunt (2021–present)
  • Mahima Maheshwari as Anita Narayan: Jignesh's daughter; Prafulla's niece; Gautam's former fiancée (2021–present)
  • Vijhay Badlaani as Janardhan Seth: Kamini's brother; Kalyani's husband; Rishita and Keerti's father (2021–present)
  • Geetika Shyam as Kalyani Seth: Janardhan's wife; Rishita and Keerti's mother (2021–present)
  • Devishi Madan as Keerti Seth: Kalyani and Janardhan's daughter; Rishita's sister; Krish's friend (2021–present)
  • Vandana Vithlani as Kamini Seth Choudhary: Janardhan's sister; Rishita and Kirti's aunt (2021–present)
  • Shyaam Makhecha as Hardik Patel: Dhara's brother (2021–present)
  • Krunal Pandit as Jagat Bajpai: Suman's brother; Prafulla's husband (2021–present)
  • Harminder Singh as Young Shiva Pandya (2021)
  • Jovian Fernandes as Young Dev Pandya (2021)
  • Swarnim Neema as Young Krish Pandya (2021)
  • Renu Pandey as Kanta: Suman's best friend (2021–present)
  • Mohit Sharma as Jignesh Narayan: Prafulla's brother; Anita's father (2021)
  • Farrukh Saeed as Darshan Pandya: Suman's husband; Gautam, Dev, Shiva and Krish's father (2021)
  • Jinal Jain as Sneha: Raavi's friend (2021)
  • Ankita Sood as Disha: Shiva's suitor

GuestsEdit

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

In January 2020, Star Plus planned an official Hindi remake of Star Vijay's Tamil series Pandian Stores to be produced by Mahesh Pandey Productions under the title Khandaan.[1][2]

With a change in title to Hum– Ek Makaan Ek Dukaan, filming began in February 2020 with portions shot in Varanasi but, shooting was halted in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.[3]

After the lockdown, the series was shifted to Star Bharat. The channel changed its programming genre to comedy from drama due to which it was scrapped and the plot was changed completely to suit it.[4][5]

Later, filming began in July 2020 post-COVID break and the show was aired with the title Gupta Brothers - Chaar Kunware From Ganga Kinaare from 5 October 2020, as a dramedy series to suit Star Bharat's comedy genre.[6][7]

But due to low response from the audience towards Star Bharat’s comedy genre, the channel underwent a revamp once again and the show's genre was again changed to drama, with its plot being loyal to the plot of the original Pandian Stores and the show being rebaptized as Gupta Brothers.[8]

In December 2020, Star Plus announced another Hindi television remake of Pandian Stores titled Pandya Store produced by Sphere Origins which premiered on 25 January 2021.[9]

With the launch of the second official Hindi television remake of Pandian Stores; the first official Hindi television remake Gupta Brothers was announced to go off-air on 5 February.[10][11] But, later, Gupta Brothers went off-air abruptly on 26 January, earlier than the announced date.[12]

Deven Bhojani was hired as the creative consultant for the series in January 2021.[13]

On 5 March 2021, it took a generation leap of ten years.

CastingEdit

Kinshuk Mahajan was cast as Gautam Pandya, on preparing for which he said, "To fit into the skin of my character I had to lose about 5kgs and had a grueling diet. Also since this show is based in Somnath, Gujarat, I had to work on my dialect, luckily Shiny, my co-actor was my guide." Shiny Doshi who was cast as Dhara said, "It was necessary to work towards certain nuances to meet the requirements of my character. We also attended workshops before we began shooting for the show."[14]

In March 2021, the show took a generation leap and Kanwar Dhillon, Alice Kaushik, Akshay Kharodia, Mohit Parmar and Simran Budharup's characters were introduced.[15][16]

FilmingEdit

Set in Somnath in Gujarat, the series is mainly shot at Film City, Mumbai.[17] Besides, some initial sequences were shot at Somnath and Bikaner in Rajasthan.[18][19]

On 20 February 2021, a massive fire broke out on the sets of the series and some parts of the set, some costumes and some shoot material were burnt.[20][21]

On 13 April 2021, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray announced a sudden curfew due to increased Covid cases, while the production halted in Mumbai from 14 April 2021.[22] Hence, the production location of the series was soon shifted temporarily to the Gajner Palace in Bikaner.[23]

Release and broadcastEdit

The first promo of the series was released on 26 December 2020 featuring Shiny Doshi and Kinshuk Mahajan.[24]

AdaptationsEdit

Language Title Original release Network(s) Last aired Notes
Tamil Pandian Stores
பாண்டியன் ஸ்டோர்ஸ்
1 October 2018 Star Vijay Ongoing Original
Telugu Vadinamma
వదినమ్మ
6 May 2019 Star Maa Remake
Kannada Varalakshmi Stores
ವರಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ ಸ್ಟೋರೀಸ್
17 June 2019 Star Suvarna 16 April 2020
Marathi Sahkutumb Sahaparivar
सहकुटुंब सहपरिवार
24 February 2020 Star Pravah Ongoing
Bengali Bhaggolokkhi
ভাগ্যলক্ষী
31 August 2020 Star Jalsha 21 March 2021
Malayalam Santhwanam
സാന്ത്വനം
21 September 2020 Asianet Ongoing
Hindi Gupta Brothers
गुप्ता ब्रदर्स
5 October 2020 Star Bharat 26 January 2021
Pandya Store
पंड्या स्टोर
25 January 2021 StarPlus Ongoing

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Parineeta Borthakur cast opposite Hiten Tejwani in Mahesh Pandey's 'Khandaan'". The Times Of India. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Hum - Ek Makan Ek Dukan will explain the value of a joint family". Mid-Day. Archived from the original on 7 February 2021.
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  5. ^ "Hiten Tejwani is all set to do comedy in the upcoming show, Gupta Brothers – Chaar Kuwaare From Ganga Kinare". The Tribune. Archived from the original on 8 February 2021.
  6. ^ "IF SALMAN KHAN CAN BE A BACHELOR, THEN SO CAN WE: HITTEN TTEJWANI ON UPCOMING TV SHOW GUPTA BROTHERS CHAAR KUNWARE FROM GANGA KINARE". Mumbai Mirror.
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  11. ^ "I got to know about my show going off air after I watched the promo of the show replacing it: Hiten Tejwani on Gupta Brothers going off air". Times Of India. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Team Gupta Brothers meet for lunch to say final goodbye". The Times of India. 23 January 2021. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
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  14. ^ "Kinshuk Mahajan and Shiny Doshi walk an extra mile to get into the skin of their characters for the upcoming show 'Pandya Store'". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 25 January 2021.
  15. ^ "Exclusive! Kanwar Dhillon: I am happy that I am not getting typecast, says Kanwar Dhillon who is set to play a Gujarati businessman in Pandya Store". The Times of India.
  16. ^ "Alice Kaushik and Simran Budharup to enter the serial Pandya Store". India TV.
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  22. ^ "TV shoots stalled in Mumbai for next 15 days, shows to be shot in Goa, Hyderabad". India Today.
  23. ^ "Goa Is the New Hotspot for TV Show Shoots With Mumbai In Lockdown". The Quint.
  24. ^ "In Video: Star Plus releases first promo of 'Pandaya Store'". Biz Asia. 27 December 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2021.

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