Rakt Sambandh is an Indian television series which aired on NDTV Imagine from 19 July 2010 to 1 April 2011 airing weekdays at 10pm. It was a remake of Telugu series Ratha Sambandham produced by UTV software communications.
|Written by||Prashanth Jadhav|
|Theme music composer||Lalit Sen|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||185|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company||UTV Software Communications|
|Original network||NDTV Imagine|
|Original release||19 July 2010 –|
1 April 2011
The series was launched on 23 June 2010, being filmed at Kilck Nixon Studio, Mumbai.
- Sriti Jha as Sandhya Savratkar / Sandhya Yuvraj Jagirdar / Sandhya Neeraj Pradhan
- Naman Shaw as Neeraj Pradhan
- Dhruv Bhandari as Yuvraj Jagirdar
- Sonali Nikam as Shraddha Savratkar / Shraddha Rohit Deshmukh
- Sayantani Ghosh as Sakshi Savratkar / Sakshi Aditya Vaidya
- Sachin Shroff as Aditya Vaidya
- Gungun Uprari as Shreya Savratkar
- Kavita Kapoor as Prabha Purushottam Jagirdar
- Manish Raisinghani as Mohan
- Niyati Joshi as Anjali
- Kishori Shahane as Gayatri Devi
- Pratyusha Banerjee as Priya Jagirdar
- Supriya Kumari as Priya
- Mazher Sayed as Rohit Deshmukh
- Vishal Puri as DK Jagirdar
- Himanshi Chaudhary as Sunita DK Jagirdar
- Mohan Bhandari as Purushottam Jagirdar
- Rinku Karmarkar as Sarla Pankaj Jagirdar
- Adi Irani as Pankaj Jagirdar
- Raja Krishanmurti as Shyamrao Savratkar
- Bhargavi Chirmule as Savita Savratkar / Savita Jayesh Patil
- Nihar Thakkar as Jayesh Patil
- Rajesh Khera as Damodar
Hindustan Times reviewing both pros and cons stated, "The show weds family drama with suspense beautifully. Various big and small actors have been used without giving anyone any less importance. The show has a unique voice-over from the dead father. Dhruv Bhandari doesn’t come across as a debutant. Sriti Jha gets the mannerisms right. The timings of the show might mar the audience ratings. The storyline moves a little slowly. For those who’re used to quick developments, this may drag."
Speaking about the cast The Indian Express said, " Sriti is well cast as she brings a certain vulnerability and quiet strength to her character. Bhargavi Chirmule as the eldest sister is good too. Dhruv Bhandari as Yuvraj is fairly decent (very brave on his part to have chosen an unconventional debut). For a complex role like his, he does his best to bring the helplessness of his character very well. On the contrary, his real and reel father, Mohan Bhandari comes across as indifferent. Ditto Kavita Kapoor who gives the right expressions but doesn't seem to be all there. Naman Shaw as Neeraj, who's caught between his love for Sandhya and his obligations towards his adopted family, is fine too." They also gave three stars for the series.
- "A hatke love story". The Telegraph (India).
- "Will Rakt Sambandh turn Imagine's fortunes?". The Indian Express.
- "From Shanti to Emotional Atyachaar!". The Times of India.
- "Launch: Rakt Sambandh". The Times of India.
- "Sayantani upset with Rakt Sambandh". The Times of India.
- "TV Review: Rakt Sambandha, Chote Ustaad 2". Hindustan Times.
- "Entangled blood ties". The Indian Express.