Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka

Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka (transl.Sequence of Changing Relationships)[1] is an Indian romantic drama series which premiered on 4 June 2018 on Colors TV.[3] It was produced by Sunjoy Waddhwa under Sphere Origins.[4][5] The show focused on changing relationships, love triangles and extra marital affairs.[6][7] In 2018, the story revolved around Mauli, Nandini and Kunal played by Aditi Sharma, Drashti Dhami and Shakti Arora.[8] In 2018, the show moved to digital platform Voot and in 2019, took a generation leap, focusing on Mishti, Pari and Ruhaan played by Tejasswi Prakash, Aneri Vajani and Kunal Jaisingh.[9]

Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka
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GenreDrama
Romance
Written byGajra Kottary
Directed byRavi Bhushan
Starring
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes295
Production
ProducerSunjoy Waddhwa[1]
Running timeApproximately 20 minutes
Production companySphere Origins
DistributorViacom 18
Release
Original network
  • Colors TV
    (4 June 2018–23 November 2018)
  • Voot
    (26 November 2018–19 July 2019)
Picture format
Original release4 June 2018 (2018-06-04) –
19 July 2019 (2019-07-19) [2]
External links
Website

The first season was about childhood friends Mauli and Nandini where Mauli's husband, Kunal and Nandini fall for each other while Mauli moves on in life with Ishaan after divorcing Kunal.[10] It also focused on showing domestic violence against women by showcasing Nandini's husband, Rajdeep.[11][12] The first season was first telecasted on Colors TV but later shifted to Voot. while the second season which focused on modern age youth, love and relationships was fully on digital streaming platform Voot.

SeriesEdit

Season No. of episodes Originally broadcast (India)
Series premiere Series finale
1 196 4 June 2018 (2018-06-04) 4 March 2019 (2019-03-04)
2 99 5 March 2019 (2019-03-05) 19 July 2019 (2019-07-19)

PlotEdit

Mauli and Nandini are best friends who grew up together. Nandini chooses Rajdeep Thakur over Mauli's friendship despite her of warning Nandini of his bad character which leads to a fallout between the two and they part ways.

7 years laterEdit

Mauli, now a gynecologist, lives with her husband, pediatrician Kunal Malhotra. Married to Rajdeep, Nandini is a victim of domestic violence. An ambitious businessman and a dominating husband, Rajdeep often abuses Nandini, both physically and mentally.

Kunal sees Nandini at a medical conference and discovers she is the friend Mauli reminisces about. He discusses it with Mauli. She meets Nandini after seven years. Nandini informs Mauli of her pregnancy. Rajdeep beats Nandini upon hearing about her pregnancy and leaves her on a road. Kunal finds her and takes her to the hospital. Nandini miscarries.

Convinced by Mauli, she gets Rajdeep arrested on domestic abuse charges and begins to live in Kunal's home. He starts falling for her; he reminds himself about Mauli but is unable to stop thinking about Nandini. Slowly, she begins to feel the same for Kunal and decides to leave town due to her inability to control her romantic feelings for him.

When Kunal learns this, he stops her and confesses his own feelings. Nandini and Kunal meet secretly and consummate their relationship. Mauli is shocked and heartbroken upon knowing this. She files for a divorce but finds out she is pregnant. Kunal divorces and accuses her of false pregnancy after a misunderstanding. He marries Nandini and they move out while Mauli decides to get up by herself.

6 years laterEdit

Mauli lives with her daughter Mishti Malhotra and best friend Ishaan Khanna. Kunal returns from London with his and Nandini's daughter Pari. He is unaware that Mishti is his daughter. Mishti and Pari become best friends, unaware they are half-sisters. Kunal and Mauli come face to face. She learns that Nandini died due to cancer.

Kunal discovers that Mishti is his daughter. Mauli forgives Nandini. Ishaan proposes to her. Kunal loses his memory in an accident, only remembering Mauli. She stays with him. Kunal regains his memory and realizes his love for Mauli continues but promises to support her decision. She marries and chooses Ishaan over him; they soon have a son Ansh Khanna.

17 years laterEdit

Mishti, Pari and Ansh grow up. Mauli, Kunal and Ishaan are dead. Mishti is a perfectionist who believes in love and commitment, about to get engaged to her boyfriend Veer. Pari is commitment phobic and easy going; her childhood friend Arnav loves her but she doesn't love him. Mishti and Pari run an event-management company.

Pari gets fascinated by Veer's friend Ruhaan, who is attracted to Mishti. He develops a conflicting relation with Mishti and an easy going bond of friendship with Pari.

Mishti and Veer get engaged. Ruhaan tries to ignore his feelings for her. Mishti is nervous sensing how she feels around Ruhaan and tries to push away her love.

Pari starts falling for Ruhaan. Arnav is heartbroken. Eventually, Mishti accepts her feelings for Ruhaan. They confess their love to each other; she breaks up with Veer, who informs Pari about Mishti and Ruhaan's relationship hoping to cause problems between them. Upon knowing Pari's feelings for Ruhaan, Mishti decides to sacrifice her love.

She denies having feelings for Ruhaan by faking to get back with Veer. Pari proposes Ruhaan but is heartbroken when he rejects her. Ruhaan questions Mishti's sacrifice. She is adamant. Mishti faints and is diagnosed with a disease. Pari discovers Mishti and Ruhaan's love for each other, and donates her kidney to save Mishti.

3 months laterEdit

Mishti and Ruhaan get married and move into a new house in same apartment. Mishti, Pari, Ruhaan, Ansh and Arnav celebrate together with Kunal's mother Radhika.

CastEdit

MainEdit

  • Aditi Sharma as Dr. Mauli Srivastav Khanna – A gynaecologist; Jyoti's daughter; Mayank's sister; Nandini's childhood friend; Kunal's ex-wife; Ishaan's wife; Mishti and Ansh's mother (2018–2019) (Dead)
  • Shakti Arora as Dr. Kunal Malhotra – A pediatrician; Radhika's son; Mauli's ex-husband; Nandini's husband; Mishti and Pari's father (2018–2019) (Dead)
  • Drashti Dhami as Nandini Malhotra – Mauli's childhood friend; Rajdeep's ex-wife; Kunal's second wife; Pari's mother (2018) (Dead)
  • Kinshuk Mahajan as Ishaan Khanna – Sandhya's son; Mauli's husband; Mishti's adoptive father; Ansh's father (2018-2019) (Dead)
  • Tejasswi Prakash as Mishti Khanna – Mauli and Kunal's daughter; Ishaan's adoptive daughter; Pari and Ansh's half-sister; Veer's ex-fianceé; Ruhaan's wife (2019)
    • Maisha Dixit as Child Mishti Khanna (2018–2019)
  • Aneri Vajani as Pari Malhotra – Nandini and Kunal's daughter; Mishti's half-sister; Ansh's adoptive sister (2019)
    • Arravya Sharma as Child Pari Malhotra (2018–2019)
  • Kunal Jaisingh as Ruhaan – Veer's childhood friend; Mishti's husband (2019)

RecurringEdit

  • Jaya Bhattacharya as Radhika Malhotra – Kunal's mother; Mishti and Pari's grandmother; Ansh's adoptive grandmother; Sue's best friend (2018–2019)
  • Abhinav Shukla as Rajdeep Thakur – Parvati's son; Nandini's former husband (2018)
  • Rohan Gandotra as Veer Verma – Naina and Sushant's son; Ruhaan's childhood friend; Mishti's ex-fiancé (2019)
  • Akshit Sukhija as Arnav – Sue's nephew; Taani's brother; Pari's childhood friend (2019)
  • Dolly Minhas as Sukhmani aka Sue – Arnav and Taani's aunt; Radhika's best friend (2019)
  • Siddharth Kumar Tamboli as Ansh Khanna – Mauli and Ishaan's son; Mishti's half-brother; Pari's adoptive brother; Taani's friend (2019)
    • Evan Dixit as Baby Ansh Khanna (2019)
  • Mishmee Das as Taani – Sue's niece; Arnav's sister; Ansh's friend (2019)
  • Neena Cheema as Yamini Malhotra – Kunal's grandmother; Mishti and Pari's great-grandmother (2018–2019) (Dead)
  • Abigail Jain as Mehak – Kunal's friend; Pari's care-taker (2018)
  • Prateeksha Lonkar as Sandhya Khanna – Ishaan's mother (2018–2019)
  • Roma Bali as Jyoti Srivastav – Mauli and Mayank's mother (2018)
  • Raj Singh as Mayank Srivastav – Jyoti's son; Mauli's brother (2018)
  • Dalljiet Kaur as Amrita – Nandini's aunt; Raghav's wife (2019)
  • Sumeet Sachdev as Raghav – Amrita's husband; Nandini's uncle (2019)
  • Krutika Desai as Parvati Thakur – Rajdeep's mother (2018)
  • Sarita Joshi as Subhadra – Nandini's great-grandmother; Ambika's aunt (2018)
  • Bindiya Kalra as Naina Verma – Sushant's wife; Veer's mother (2019)
  • Farukh Saeed as Sushant Verma – Naina's husband; Veer's father (2019)
  • Prachi Thakkar as Sweety Khanna – Malhotra family's neighbour; Ishaan's cousin (2018–2019)
  • Arjun Aneja as Manas Ahuja – Mauli and Nandini's college friend (2018)

GuestsEdit

ProductionEdit

CastingEdit

Initially, Devoleena Bhattacharjee was selected to play Nandini but the role went to Drashti Dhami. Similarly, Sukirti Kandpal was selected to play Dr Mauli but Aditi Sharma got the role. Likewise, although Aham Sharma was selected to play Rajdeep, Abhinav Shukla was later chosen.[13][14]

Writing and developmentEdit

The serial was named 'Bawre Nain' but the makers changed the title to 'Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka'.[4]

Drashti Dhami stated that the serial is not about extra marital affairs but it focus on the friendship between two friends and two couples and how circumstances takes place in their lives.[7][15][14][5]

Before the launch of the series, Manisha Sharma, programming head of Colors, stated that:

With this show, we are exploring an evolved and modern love story. The twist and turns every relationship goes through often complicates situations making the person break boundaries. This complicated yet interesting space will keep everyone intrigued and engaged, with viewers contemplating the difference between what feels right and what seems wrong.[1][16]

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

Shweta Ksheri of India Today wrote, "Drashti Dhami nails it as the tormented wife; a good comeback for the actress."[17] Soumyata Chauhan of DNA India wrote: "Shakti-Aditi's sizzling romance perfectly off-sets Drashti Dhami's abusive marriage."[18] Shruti Shiksha of NDTV wrote: "The show is a good take on new-age friendship, love and marriage".[19] The Times of India stated, "Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka has managed to grab the attention of the viewers for its unique storyline and bold content".[20]

ControversyEdit

In the beginning, the makers and Drashti Dhami told that the series is not about extra marital affairs but how circumstances takes place in couples lives[5] and channel programming head of Colors stated that the serial is about exploring an evolved and modern love story.[1][16]

In September 2018, some audiences were not happy about the storyline and blames the makers and main cast for showing extra marital affairs content on national television.[20]

They started to troll on the main cast of the series on social networking sites.[20][21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Exploring The Complexities of Modern Love Stories". ColorsTV.com.
  2. ^ "Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka actor Kunal Jaisingh is upset as show nears end". India Today.
  3. ^ "Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka : Starts 4th June, Monday to Friday at 10:00 PM only on Colors". ColorsTV.com.
  4. ^ a b "Madhubala actress Drashti Dhami to be back on TV with this show?". India Today.
  5. ^ a b c "Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka actor Drashti Dhami: I am happy ruling television than moving to Bollywood". The Indian Express.
  6. ^ "'Silsila' explores the complexities of modern love stories". The Times of India.
  7. ^ a b "New Promo of Drashti Dhami's Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka deals with domestic violence". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka promo: Drashti Dhami and Shakti Arora return with a complex love story".
  9. ^ "Watch: Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka 2's promo introduces promising star cast". India Today.
  10. ^ "Shakti Arora: Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka will focus on new-age relationships". Indian Express.
  11. ^ "Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka to Saubhagyavati Bhava: 5 daily soaps that showed domestic violence". India Today.
  12. ^ "Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka trailer review: Drashti Dhami is the victim of domestic violence in her new show". India Today.
  13. ^ "Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi star Shakti Arora to romance two popular TV actresses in his next?". India Today.
  14. ^ a b "Abhinav Shukla roped in for Drashti Dhami-Shakti Arora's show Silsila-Badalte Rishton Ka?". The Times of India.
  15. ^ "Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka promo: Drashti Dhami and Shakti Arora return with a complex love story". The Times of India.
  16. ^ a b "Aapka Colors' 'Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka' Explores Complexities of Modern Love". India West.
  17. ^ "Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka review: Drashti Dhami nails it as the tormented wife; a good comeback for the actress". India Today. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Silsila Badallte Rishton Ka Review: Shakti-Aditi's sizzling romance perfectly off-sets Drashti Dhami's abusive marriage". dna. 5 June 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  19. ^ "What Shakti Arora And Drashti Dhami's Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka Is All About". NDTV.com. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  20. ^ a b c "Drashti Dhami and Shakti Arora get trolled for their extra-marital affair in Silsila". The Times of India.
  21. ^ "Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka: Drashti Dhami receives backlash for her role as home breaker; co-star Aditi comes out in support". The Times of India. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 7 July 2019.

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