Saath Nibhaana Saathiya

Saath Nibhaana Saathiya (transl. Be my support, my companion) is an Indian drama television produced by Rashmi Sharma under Rashmi Sharma Telefilms.[4] The show premiered on 3 May 2010 on Star Plus.[5] It starred Giaa Manek, Rucha Hasabnis, Mohammad Nazim, Rupal Patel and Devoleena Bhattacharjee.[6]

Saath Nibhaana Saathiya
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GenreDrama
Written byGautam Hegde[1]
Jyoti Tandon
Ved Raj
Bhavna Vyas
Akash Deep[2]
Directed byBhagwan Yadav
Pawan Kumar,Ravi Raj
Creative directorRashmi Sharma
Starring
Opening themeSaath Nibhaana Saathiya by Alka Yagnik
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes2,184
Production
ProducerRashmi Sharma and Pawan Kumar
EditorsSantosh Singh
Dhananjay[3]
Running time21 minutes
Production companyRashmi Sharma Telefilms
Release
Original networkStar Plus
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original release3 May 2010 (2010-05-03) –
23 July 2017 (2017-07-23)
Chronology
Followed bySaath Nibhaana Saathiya 2
External links
Website

It revolved around the Modi family and explored morals and values of a typical Gujarati joint family, when cousins Gopi and Rashi marry Modi sons, Ahem and Jigar.[7] The storyline took several leaps including one year leap in June 2013,[8] eight years leap in February 2014,[9] and a further ten years in March 2015,[10] four years in May 2016[11] and three months in March 2017. The series ended on 23 July 2017, completing 2,184 episodes.[12] It was replaced by Tu Sooraj, Main Saanjh Piyaji.[13]

A new season of the series Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2 premiered on 19 October 2020 on StarPlus starring Sneha Jain and Harsh Nagar and Akanksha Juneja.[14]

SeriesEdit

Season Episodes Originally Broadcast
First aired Last aired
1 2,184 3 May 2010 (2010-05-03) 23 July 2017 (2017-07-23)
2 327 19 October 2020 () Ongoing  ()

PlotEdit

Initially, the show focused on life and arranged the marriage of two female cousins (Gopi and Rashi) and their contrasting personalities. Urmila and Jitu adopted Gopi (the latter's niece) after Gopi's parents died; She is left illiterate, naive, kind and shy while Rashi, their own daughter, is educated, friendly, lively and cunning. This is the story of how Kokila Modi - Gopi's steadfast and unwavering mother-in-law, turned the latter into a confident and smarter woman so that she was accepted by her husband, Ahem. Rashi tries many unsuccessful attempts to create trouble for Gopi, but in the end the cousins are happily accepted by their family and their respective partners. Kinjal, Kokila's daughter, is married to Daval, the cousin of Rashi. Gopi gave birth to a daughter Meera, while Rashi gave birth to twin boys Sahir and Samar. Gopi also managed to find her long lost parents, who were considered dead. Umang also comes with his wife Tripti to seek revenge from Modi family for Anita's biterness. They use Radha for their plans but Umang is killed in the process by Tripti. Gopi's sister Radha throws Gopi and Ahem's daughter Meera into a lake, while Gopi gets blamed, and gets kicked out of Modi Bhavan.

Eight years laterEdit

Gopi takes care of her second daughter Vidya herself, Kokila and Ahem are depressed, and Rashi is Modi Bhavan's new matriarch. Finally, Gopi reunites with her family, and the family learns that Meera never died, but grew up as an orphan. Radha and Tripti's true colors are revealed, and she is sent to jail. Later, Rashi sacrifices her life to save Gopi from Anurag who is obsessed and falls in love with her by pushing Gopi away from the Iron Punch. Rashi's husband, Jigar is married to Paridhi, the cousin of Rashi. Radha comes back, doing tricks on Jigar to sleep with her and gets pregnant. She gave birth to a girl, who was also named Rashi. Radha threatens to kill Rashi baby and tries to destroy Modi's family, leaving Gopi no choice but to kill her own sister by stabbing her with a trishula so that she drained blood. Gopi was later sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Ten years laterEdit

Gopi's detention period was reduced due to her good behavior. Gopi returns to Modi Mansion at Rajkot and reunites with her family. She finds out that Ahem had left his family and moved to Mumbai with their two daughters, and lives with Mansi, who takes care of Meera and Vidya. Meera has grown up to be brash, arrogant and mannerless, while Vidya became a replica of Gopi. Both of them along with Ahem blame Gopi for putting others before family. Kokila lives apart, looking after Urmila (who pretends to be mentally handicapped), Junior Rashi (whom Paridhi doesn't accept), and her daughter, Kinjal's in-laws while Kinjal lives at Modi Mansion.

After many twists and turns, Ahem returns home with Meera and Vidya. However, Meera refuses to accept Gopi. Then one night, Meera accidentally pushed Gopi from the top floor of a building due to their fight. Ahem, who was at the lobby, rescued Gopi and is rushed to the hospital. After many days of being coma, Gopi regained consciousness and Ahem realizes his mistakes, so he remarried Gopi at the hospital, Mansi leaves Ahem realising that she is just a friend to Ahem and the whole family is reunited.

Kokila's childhood friend Gaura Suryavanshi arrives to take revenge for her brother, Karunesh who was disgraced due to Kokila's mistake. The Modi family - unaware of Gaura's true intentions, get Vidya married to her grandson, Shravan; Meanwhile, Gaura manipulates Meera and asks her to marry - without anyone knowing - to Dharam, her son. Meera becomes Vidya's mother-in-law. Gaura tries to use Meera against her own family to destroy the Modi family, and on several occasions, tries to kill Kokila and Ahem unsuccessfully, and after many twists and turns (one of which led to the death of Dharam's first wife, Durga), Gaura is captured and disowned by her family. Finally, Meera accepts Gopi as her mother.

Both Meera and Vidya fall in love with their respective partners and decide to settle down. Sahir - one of Rashi's sons, married Sonakshi, an illiterate, to the utmost disapproval of Paridhi. Gopi's mother, Madhu, also comes back to take revenge on Kokila for Radha's death but is killed by falling in the cliff. Shravan's sister, Naiya has plans to get Vidya's baby. Gaura gets Meera arrested and sentenced to death for attempting to kill her son Dharam which was actually an accident. But Meera is saved by the Modi family. Meera decides to marry her ex-boyfriend Sanskar. On the wedding day, Dharam arrives, and both get married in front of the family. Meanwhile, Ahem meets with an accident and is presumed to be dead.

Four years laterEdit

Gopi went into a deep depression after Ahem passed, hasn't smiled or spoken in 4 years. Kokila decided to accept Dr. Krishna Raheja about him marrying Gopi; On the day of the wedding, Gopi recovers, only to not want to be forced to marry Dr. Krishna. Gopi is forced by Kokila to marry Dr. Krishna. Jigar and Paridhi have gone through a major personality change and are no longer caring and family-oriented people. Paridhi had kicked Sahir, Sonakshi, and their two children out of Modi Bhavan, and had Jigar's other son marry Monica, a proud fashionista. Meanwhile, Meera hates Vidya while holding the latter responsible for her former miscarriage, while the real culprit is Naiyya. Gopi vows to reunite Modis by taking over the family business, and finally, it worked. It is revealed that Krishna is Mansi's brother, and he, Mansi, and Pramila (his mother) have come to take revenge on Gopi. Kokila meets Ahem's lookalike Jaggi(Parag and Urvashi's illegitimate child), and hires him to save Gopi, and she finally succeeds. Naiyya is exposed by Vidya, Dharam throws Naiyya out of his house. Gopi marries Jaggi to save her from Radhika's evil plan, and finally, the family accepts their relationship. Gaura returned once again to avenge Modis - she paid Chanda (Meera's Twins surrogate mother) to trouble Modis and ended up killing her when she [Chanda] tried to expose her, blaming Vidya. It is revealed that Gaura was also responsible for the accident that led to Ahem's death, even though it was revealed that he was alive in Saath Nibhaana Saathiya 2. Gaura also later framed Kokila for Urvashi's attempted murder.

Later, it is revealed that Vidya is not the daughter of Ahem and Gopi and Gopi had given birth to a boy, who now lives in Singapore. She goes there with Jaggi to retrieve Ramakant who heavily troubles the Modis but is unable to return to Singapore due to his criminal record. The Modis arrange his marriage to Sita.

Ramakant elopes with and marries Sameera, who is Anita's daughter, wanting revenge from the Modis blaming them for Anita's death. She joins hands with Bhavani to ruin the Modi family and in between Meera returns. All the crimes of Bhavani and Sameera are later revealed. The show ends with Ramakant apologizes for his past mistakes and marrying Sita.

CastEdit

MainEdit

Actor Character Year(s) Description
Giaa Manek Gopi Kapadia Modi 2010–2012 Ahem's wife; Rashi's cousin and Kokila's daughter-in-law; an innocent and illiterate lady initially, who works hard and becomes literate.[15]
Devoleena Bhattacharjee 2012–2017 Rashi's cousin; Ahem's wife; Jaggi's wife, Krishna's ex-wife, Radha's sister; Madhu and Jayantilal's daughter; Meera,Vidya

and Ramakant's mother; and Kokila's daughter-in-law, Sita's mother-in-law [16][17]

Rucha Hasabnis Rashi Shah Modi 2010–2014 Urmila's daughter; Gopi's maternal cousin; Jigar's wife; Sahir and Samar's mother Later she dies while saving Gopi.[18]
Rupal Patel Kokila Desai Modi 2010–2017 Parag's wife; Ahem and Kinjal's mother; Gopi and Rashi's mother-in-law. The strict and strong-minded matriarch of the Modi family who mentors Gopi after her marriage.[19]
Mohammad Nazim Ahem Parag Modi 2010–2016 Kokila and Parag's son; Kinjal's brother, Gopi's husband, Meera,Vidya and Ramakant's father;. A dedicated businessman, who initially detested Gopi due to her illiteracy, but later accepts her. He is presumed to have died in a car accident. But, he is later revealed to be alive.
Jaggi Parag Modi 2016–2017 Parag and Urvashi's illegitimate son; Ahem and Kinjal's stepbrother. Ahem, a look-alike who marries Gopi after Ahem's death.[20]
Vishal Singh Jigar Chirag Modi 2010–2016 Hetal and Chirag's son, Rashi and Paridhi's husband (after Rashi's death), Sahir, Samar, and Rashi Jr.'s father.
Vandana Vithlani Urmila Desai Shah 2010–2017 Rashi's mother. Initially, a cunning and selfish woman who detests Gopi and hatches various plots with Rashi. Later, she accepts Gopi.
Tanya Sharma Meera Modi Suryavanshi 2015–2017 Gopi and Ahem's first daughter,Ramakant's and Vidhya's elder sister, Dharam's second wife. Ahem Jr. and Medha's mother[21]
Sonam Lamba Vidya Modi Suryavanshi 2015–2017 Gopi and Ahem's Second daughter. Meera's and Ramakant's sister.Sharavan's wife; Priyal's mother.[21]

RecurringEdit

Actor Character Year(s) Description
Manish Arora Parag Tolaram Modi 2010–2017 Kokila's husband; Urvashi's former lover; Ahem, Kinjal, and Jaggi's father. Janko's son
Swati Shah Hetal Modi 2010–2016 Chirag's wife, Jigar's mother; Samar, Sahir and Jr Rashi grandmother; Kokila’s elder sister in law
Jyotsna Karyekar Janko "Baa" Tolaram Modi 2010–2011 Parag and Chirag's mother; Ahem, Jigar, Kinjal, and Jaggi's grandmother. Tolaram’s Wife
Aparna Kanekar 2011–2016
Neeraj Bharadwaj Chirag Tolaram

Modi

2010–2016 Parag's elder brother, Jigar's father; Hetal's husband, Samar, Sahir and Jr Rashi grandfather
Firoza Khan Kinjal Modi Desai 2010–2016 Kokila and Parag's only daughter.

Dhaval's wife; Prateek's mother; Ahem, Jaggi and Jigar's younger sister.

Ashish Sharma Dhaval Desai 2010–2015 Rashi's cousin; Kinjal's husband.Urmila's nephew and Prateek's father.
Gopi Desai Revati Molchand Desai 2010–2014 Kokila and Jigna's mother. Ahem, Kinjal, and Jigar’s grandmother
Ashnoor Kaur Panna 2010 Gopi's neighbour and friend
Iira Soni Anita Shroff 2010–2012 Ahem's ex-girlfriend; Umang's sister; Sameera's mother
Akshay Sethi Umang Mehta 2010 Anita's brother, Kinjal's ex-boyfriend, Tripti, and Radha's husband.
Anas Khan 2010–2011
2013
Unknown Mani 2011-2012 A maid in Modi House who does all the works of Modi house. Meethi's cousin
Unknown Meethi 2012-2016 Mani's cousin and another maid in Modi House, who came after Mani left to go to her unwell mother's house. She also takes care of the Modi family.
Garima Tiwari sonal 2010 Jigar's Ex-fiancée
2011
Digangana Suryavanshi Karishma 2010 Rashi's college friend
Mohit Sehgal Gaurav 2011 Not Known
Toral Rasputra Neha 2012 Not Known
Gurpreet Kaur Neelam/Kusum 2012 Maid in Modi Mansion who came to seek revenge from Modi family.
Seema Deshmukh Jigna Desai 2012 Kokila's younger sister and Revati's younger daughter, Sameer’s wife.
Jaya Ojha Madhu Shah Kapadia 2013-2016 Gopi and Radha's mother,

Jayantilal's wife, Urmila's sister-in-law. Rashi's Aunt and Ahem and Umang mother-in-law. She commits Suicide after she realizes her mistakes.

Sanjeev Bhatt Jayantilal Kapadia 2013–2014 Gopi and Radha's father and Madhu's husband. Ahem and Umang's father-in-law.
Bhavini Purohit Radha Kapadia Mehta 2013–2015 Gopi's younger sister and Umang’s Second wife.She was killed by Gopi while saving Rashi Junior from her.
Pooja Welling Tripti Mehta 2013–2014 Umang's first wife.
Akanksha Juneja Daksha 2013 Modi family neighbour Savita's daughter.
Loveleen Kaur Sasan Paridhi Mehta Modi 2014–2017 Jay Mehta's daughter, Rashi's cousin, Jigar second wife Sahir and Samar’s stepmother.
Manoj Chandila Anurag Joshi 2014 Gopi's college friend and obsessive lover. Rashi's killer.
Shresth Kumar Vivaan Khanna 2014 Ahem's client and Paridhi's former boyfriend.
Mazel Vyas Gauri 2014-2015 Gopi and Ahem's daughter, Vidya's sister, Samar, Sahir, and Prateek's cousin.
Young Meera Modi
Eklavya Ahir Young Samar "Molu" Modi 2014–2015 Rashi and Jigar's younger son, Sahir's twin brother.
Ishant Bhanushali Young Sahir "Tolu" Modi 2014–2015 Rashi and Jigar's elder son, Samar's twin brother.
Palak Panchal Young Vidya

Modi

2014–2015 Gopi and Ahem's daughter, Meera's sister, Samar, Sahir, and Pratek's cousin.
Vansh Sayani Young Prateek Desai 2014-2015 Kinjal and Dhaval's son, Meera, Vidya, Samar, and Sahir's cousin.
Deepak Dutta Jay Mehta 2014–2015 Paridhi's father and Urmila's brother-in-law
Vandana Pathak Gaura Suryavanshi 2015-2017 Dharam and Kanak's mother, Kokila's ex-best friend Meera And Durga’s mother-in-law.
Amar Upadhyay Dharam Kumar Suryavanshi 2015–2017 Kanak's brother, Durga and Meera's husband, Sharavan, Naiya, Ahem Jr. and Medha's father, Gaura's son.
Kunal Singh Sharvan Dharam Suryavanshi 2015–2017 Vidya's husband, Dharam, and Durga's son Priyal's father
Paras Babbar Sahir Jigar Modi 2015-2017 Rashi and Jigar's son, Samar's twin, Sonakshi's husband, Jay, Veeru, Geeta, and Sita's father.[21]
Rashmi Singh sonakshi "sona" Sahir Modi 2015-2017 Sahir's wife; Jay, Veeru, Geeta, and Sita's mother.
Pratap Hada Samar Jigar Modi 2015-2017 Jigar and Rashi's son, Sahir's twin, Monica's husband.
Hiteeka Ruchchandran Rashi Jr. Jigar Modi 2015–2016 Jigar and Radha's illegitimate daughter.
Paras Tomar Prateek Dhaval Desai 2015 Dhaval and Kinjal's son. Meera, Vidya, Samar, and Sahir's cousin.
Kajal Pisal Mansi Raheja 2015–2016 Ahem's friend; Krishna's sister and Pramila's daughter.
Pubali Sanyal Durga Dharam Suryavanshi 2015-2016 Dharam's first wife, Shravan And Naiya’s mother
Karan Khandelwal Sanskar Patel 2015-2016 Meera's ex-boyfriend.
Uppeka Jain Monica Samar Modi 2016-2017 Samar's wife.
Khalid Siddiqui Dr. Krishna Raheja 2016 Mansi's brother and Pramila's son
Utkarsha Naik Parmila Raheja 2016 Mansi and Krishna's mother
Shagufta Ali Urvashi Singh 2016-2017 Jaggi's mother
Heemakshi Ujjain Premlata 2016 Fake kokila
Siddharth Jain Ritesh Parmar 2016 An ACP
Harsh Rajput[22] Prakash[23] 2016 Naiya's boyfriend
Pratibha Tiwari[24] Naiya Dharam Suryavanshi 2016 Dharam and Durga's daughter, Gaura's granddaughter, Shravan's sister
Anju Tiwari Chanda 2016-2017 surrogate mother of Dharam and Meera's twins.
Payal Ghosh Radhika 2016 Jaggi's bride
Shruti Prakash Sita Ramakant Modi 2017 Keshavlal's daughter, Bhavani's step-daughter, Ramakant's second wife.
Rohit Suchanti Ramakant (Ricky)Ahem Modi 2017 Gopi and Ahem's son, Meera's and Vidhya's brother. Sameera's ex-husband, Sita's husband[25]
Priya Tandon Sameera Ramakant Modi 2017 Anita's daughter, Ramakant's first wife[26]
Rajesh Puri Keshavlal Rathod 2017 Bhavani's husband and Sita's father
Priya Marathe Bhavani Rathod 2017 Keshavlal's Second wife and Sita's stepmother
Vishal Pinku/Pankaj 2017 Sameera's friend
Rashmi Pitre Unknown 2010 Rashi's college friend
Nutan Rai Shanella 2017 Ramakant's ex-girlfriend
Puneett Chouksey Karan 2017 Dharam's Business Partner.

Guest appearanceEdit

Actor Character Year(s) Description
Parul Chauhan Ragini Rajvansh 2010 From Sapna Babul Ka... Bidaai
Sara Khan Sadhna Rajvansh 2010
Manasi Parekh Gulaal 2010 From Zindagi Ki Har Rang... Gulaal
Pooja Gor Pratigya Thakur 2010 From Mann Kee Awaaz Pratigya
Ragini Khanna Suhana Kashyap 2011 From Sasural Genda Phool
Hina Khan Akshara Singhania 2012 From Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Krystle D'Souza Jeevika Vadhera 2012 From Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai
Sanaya Irani Khushi Raizada 2012 From Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?
Deepika Singh Sandhya Rathi 2013 From Diya Aur Baati Hum
Divyanka Tripathi Ishita Bhalla 2014 From Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
Aly Goni Raj Kapoor 2015 To promote Kuch Toh Hai Tere Mere Darmiyaan
Asha Negi Koyal Ghosh 2015
Shahrukh Khan Raj 2015 To promote Dilwale[27]
Kajol Meera 2015
Kriti Sanon Ishita 2015
Varun Dhawan Veer 2015
Drashti Dhami Naina 2016 To promote Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil

ProductionEdit

CastingEdit

In May 2012, lead Giaa Manek signed on to appear on the reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa on rival network Colors TV.[28] Saathiya producers objected, noting that Manek was under contract with their network and that doing a reality series could tarnish her onscreen image as a soft-spoken character.[15] The producers took their complaints to the Association of Motion Pictures and TV Programme Producers (AMPTPP) and to Cine and TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) for arbitration. Members of CINTAA had meetings with Manek and asked her to quit the reality show. Manek declined and Star replaced her with Devoleena Bhattacharjee.[15]

In January 2014, Rucha Hasabnis playing Rashi confirmed that she planned to quit the series any time in that year.[29] However, owing to her marriage she decided to quit acting and she exited in August 2014 with her character being killed.[30]

In May 2016, Mohammed Nazim playing Ahem quit the show and his character was killed off in the show. The reason from a source stated, "Since the existing key actors aired their reservations about playing grandparents, the creatives had no option but to put the time leap on hold. Something drastic needed to be done to liven up the storyline. After brainstorming, the best idea seemed to bump off Ahem's character, so a new man could be introduced in protagonist Gopi's life to take the story forward,"[31] Then, Khalid Siddiqui was cast opposite Bhattacharjee as Krishna in May 2016.[32] As their story was not well received by the viewers, with a decrease in ratings, in July 2016, Nazim was made to re-enter the series as Jaggi, a look-a-like of Ahem and the story focused on him and Bhattacharjee.[33]

In September 2015, Lovely Sasan playing Paridhi quit the series as she did not want to play the role of a mother.[34] However,after sometime when the makers approached her, she agreed and returned in March 2016.[35]

FilmingEdit

Based on Gujarat as backdrop, the series was mainly filmed at sets in Mira road near Mumbai.[36] In December 2012, a sequence was shot at Bhuj, Gujarat for 10 days.[37] In March 2013, a sequence was shot at Madh Island.[38]

Besides, some sequences were also filmed at foreign locations including Switzerland in May 2011 and Singapore in February and March 2017.[39][40] Earlier, US was planned but was cancelled due to Visa issues of the cast and Singapore was finalized.[41]

AdaptationsEdit

Dubbed version and remakesEdit

Saath Nibhaana Saathiya has spawned several different language remakes including Intiki Deepam Illalu (Telugu), Pudhcha Paaul (Marathi), Deivam Thandha Veedu (Tamil), Chandanamazha (Malayalam), Amritavarshini (Kannada) and Bodhuboron (Bengali).[42][43][44][45][46] It was dubbed in Telugu as Kodala Kodala Koduku Pellamaa on Star Maa and in Vietnamese as Am Muu Va Tin Yeu.[47] All the versions including the dubbed one became successful ones being one of the most watched TV programmes in their respective regions, crossing 1000+ episodes except Tamil version with 992 episodes.[48][49][50][51][52]

In 2021, despite earlier dubbed, it was remade in Telugu Language as Intiki Deepam Illalu on Star Maa.[53]

International broadcastEdit

Saath Nibhaana Saathiya aired in Pakistan on Urdu 1 and H Now Entertainment but was later discontinued due to ban on Indian content in the country.[54] It also aired in Sri Lanka dubbed into Sinhala as Mage Sanda Obai on Swarnavahini.[55] In Indonesia, it began airing on ANTV from 26 September 2016 under the title Gopi but was airing from Monday to Friday at 3:00 pm (Indonesia Western Time).[56] It was broadcast by THVL 1 in Vietnam with the title Âm Mưu Và Tình Yêu. In Bulgaria, the series was dubbed in bulgarian as Остани с мен on Diema Family. The series has been dubbed into Turkish as Masum on Kanal 7 where it began to air in March 2020.

ReceptionEdit

CriticsEdit

Hindustan Times appreciated the series for the majority cast being new comers however criticised the series as "The loud clothes and backward settings induce a pukey sensation. There’s serious amount of overacting involved by the actors, whether they play protagonists or mums and dads. It't’s too old fashioned and boring".[57]

RatingsEdit

Initially starting with low viewership in May 2010, it increased gradually and also became one of the top rated Hindi GEC at that time.[4] As in early November 2010, it occupied the top position with 5.3 TVR.[58] As the ratings increased, It was acclaimed by Hindustan Times for redefining the 7:00pm (IST) slot as a prime time.[59]

In the first week of 2011, it was the most watched Hindi GEC with 6.3 TVR.[60] In week ending 26 March 2011, it occupied fourth position with 5 TVR.[61] In week 13 of 2011, it was at third position with 5.31 TVR.[62] In the week ending 9 April 2011, it was at the second position with 4.96 TVR.[63] In week 43, it was at top position with 6.5 TVR.[64] In week 50, at December, the series garnered its highest rating of 7.58 TVR, being most watched Hindi GEC in that week, being the first Hindi GEC to garner that rating in its 7:00 pm (IST) slot.[65][66] In week ending 3 December 2011, it maintained its top position garnering 6.26 TVR.[67] Overall, it was the most watched Indian Hindi television show of 2011.[68]

It maintained its first position in first week of 2012 garnering 6 TVR.[69] On week 19 2012, it occupied first position with 5+ TVR, beating Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai which was in that position the previously week.[70] In the week ending 21 July 2012, it was at sixth position with 2.9 TVR.[71] In the last six months, the ratings of the series dipped averaging about 6 TVR to 3+ TVR, being one of the most watched Hindi GEC.[72] As in mid December 2012, it was at third position with 4.3 TVR.[73]

In June 2013, it was the sixth most watched Hindi GEC fiction with a trp of 2.6.[74] In week 43 and 44, it garnered 7.4 and 7.5 million viewership.[75] Overall, during 2013, it became the seventh most watched Indian Hindi Television program with an average of 6.4 million and peak of 8.7 million viewership.[76]

In week 4 of 2014, it garnered a rating of 4.6 TVR.[77] On week 49, it was in third position with 3.9 TVR.[78] Overall, it still continued to maintain its position in the weekly list of top 10 Hindi GECs during 2014.[79]

In second week of July 2015, it was at the top position.[80] On week 32 of 2015, it was the most watched with 4 TVR while the previous week, it shared the first position with Kumkum Bhagya garnering 3.8 TVR.[81][82] From week 33 to 35, it garnered 3.6, 3.4 and 3.6 TVR, maintaining its position in top five shows.[83] In second week of September 2015, it was at second position with 4.3 TVR.[84] In 2015, overall it maintained its weekly position in top ten watched Hindi GEC ranging between 3.5 and 4 TVR.[85]

In week 4 of 2016, it garnered a TRP of 3.5 occupying third position.[86] In week ending 29 April 2016, it was at third position with 10.51 million impressions and the following week at fourth position with 10.25 million impressions.[87][88] In week 26, it was at third position with 9.386 million impressions.[89] In week 35, it occupied second position with 10.68 million impressions.[90] In week 41 it was at third position with 10.074 million impressions.[91]

In week 4 of 2017, it was at seventh position in urban areas.[92] Maintaining its position in top ten programs since weeks after the premiere, in 2017, the viewership dipped with it moving out of top ten Hindi GEC. In week 27 of 2017, it garnered 6.7 million impressions occupied twelfth position.[93]

In popular cultureEdit

The clip from an episode where the lead character Gopi (Giaa Manek) washes a laptop went viral and was subjected to various trolls and criticism.[94]

On 21 August 2020, music composer Yashraj Mukhate uploaded an edited video which featured the characters Kokila (Rupal Patel), Rashi (Rucha Hasabnis) and Gopi (Gia Manek) in the soap opera by adding rap song to a dialogue delivery by Rupal Patel in which Kokila scolds Rashi for putting up the cooker without the chana (known also as gram or chickpeas) in the kitchen.[95] The video quickly garnered over 4.5 million views as on 24 August 2020 in Instagram and memes also trended related to the rap song.[96][97]

AwardsEdit

  • Indian Television Academy Awards 2011: Best actress popular - Giaa Manek; Best serial popular - Saath Nibhana Saathiya[98]
  • Best Actress (Popular): Giaa Manek (Indian Telly Awards 2012)[99]
  • Best actress in a lead role: Devoleena Bhattacharjee (Indian telly awards 2015)[100]
  • Best daily series (Indian Telly awards 2015)[100]
  • Best actress in a lead Role critics: Devoleena Bhattacharjee (Gold awards 2016)[101]
  • Best Actress in a lead role: Devoleena Bhattacharjee (Big star entertainment award 2015)
  • Best actor: Mohammad Nazim (Ahem) Vishal Singh (Jigar) (Big star entertainment award 2015)
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Rupal Patel (Kokila) (Gold awards 2012)
  • Best actor in a supporting role: Vishal Singh (Jigar) (Gold awards 2014)[102]
  • Best actor in a supporting role: Vishal Singh (Jigar) (Gold awards 2015)
  • Best Stylish actor on screen: Vishal Singh (Jigar) (Television Styles award 2014)
  • Best Stylish actor on screen: Vishal Singh (Jigar) (Television styles award 2015)
  • Best Actress Popular Devoleena Bhattacharjee as Gopi (Indian Television Academy Awards 2013)
  • Best Serial Saath Nibhana Saathiya (ITA 2015)[103]
  • Best Serial Saath Nibhana Saathiya (Gold Awards 2015)
  • Best actor in a supporting role: Vishal Singh (Jigar) (Indian Television Academy Awards 2015)
  • Best actor in a supporting role: Rupal Patel (Kokila) (Indian Telly Awards 2012)[104]

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