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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (English: Taarak Mehta's Different Perspective) is India's longest running sitcom serial. It is produced by Neela Tele Films Private Limited. The show went on air on July 28, 2008. It airs from Monday to Friday on SAB TV. Reruns of the show started on Sony Pal on November 2, 2015. The show is based on the column Duniya Ne Oondha Chashma written by columnist and journalist Taarak Mehta for Gujarati weekly magazine Chitralekha.

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Promotional Poster
Created by
Based on Column Duniya Ne Oondha Chashmah By Taarak Mehta in Gujarati magazine Chitralekha
Written by
  • Raju Odedra
  • Rajan Upadhyay
  • Niren Bhatt
  • Jitendra Parmar
  • Abbas Hirapurwala
  • Manish Mehta
Directed by
  • Harshad Joshi
  • Malav Rajda
  • Dharmesh Mehta(formerly)
Starring see (list of characters)
Opening theme Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Composer(s) Shailendra Barve
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 2,253 (as of July 24., 2017)
Location(s) Mumbai
Hong Kong
New Delhi
New Jersey
Camera setup Multiples Camera
Running time 20 minutes
Production company(s) Trishakti International Presents
Distributor SAB TV
Original network SAB TV
Picture format
Original release 28 July 2008 (2008-07-28) – present
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Plot SummaryEdit

Gokuldham Society is a residential society in Powder Galli, Goregaon, Mumbai. Seven families reside in Gokuldham society:

  • Jethalal Champaklal Gada, an electronics shop-owner from Kutch district, Gujarat, and his wife Daya, father Champaklal Jayantilal Gada and son Tipendra (Tappu),
  • the narrator, Taarak Mehta, a column-writer and his wife Anjali, who are from Rajasthan,
  • the society secretary, Aatmaram Tukaram Bhide, a home tutor from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, his wife Madhavi and daughter Sonalika (Sonu),
  • Dr. Hansraj Hathi, the resident doctor from Uttar Pradesh, his wife Komal and son Gulabkumar (Goli),
  • Roshan Singh Sodhi, a car mechanic from Amritsar, Punjab and his Parsi wife, also named Roshan and their son Gurucharan (Gogi),
  • Krishnan Subramaniam Iyer, a Tamil scientist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu and his Bengali wife Babita from Kolkata, West Bengal,
  • Popatlal Pandey, a newspaper journalist working for Toofan Express and from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

There are also other recurring characters including Sundarlal (brother of Jethalal's wife Daya, from Ahmedabad, Gujarat), Abdul, the shopkeeper of the provisions store at the society entrance, reporter Rita Shrivastav, Inspector Chalu Pandey,Asit Kumarr Modi as himself, Jethalal's shop assistants - Natwarlal Prabhashankar Udhaiwala (Natu Kaka) and his nephew Bagheshwar Dadukh Udhaiwala (Bagha), who are often bent on doing the wrong job, and Bagha's fiancée Bawri Dhondulal Kanpuria.

The members of the society and other characters have a good psychological bond of love and sympathy for one another that makes them live like members of one family. They are often seen celebrating festivals and participating in events together. Although they are shown to live the lives of typical Indian families, the characters, more often than not Jethalal Gada, tend to find themselves in trouble, cropping up from routine activities that intensify in a comical manner. The quirks of the individual characters seek to enhance the humour quotient of the show. Whatever the nature of the problem that a member of the society encounters, all the other members stand by them to extend every possible help. In an episode, the resolution of the problem that a character faces is usually followed by a moral commentary by Taarak Mehta, which is meant for all the characters of the show as well as the viewers.

The Tappu SenaEdit

The Tappu Sena is a five-member group of children residing in Gokuldham Society: Tappu (the leader of Tappu Sena), Goli, Gogi, Pinku and Sonu. These children have played significant roles, providing a fun young tone to the show. Usually, the group becomes a nuisance for the other members of the society because of their mischief, while at other times, it draws praises from the members by doing something laudable. Since the beginning of the show, the Tappu Sena has, with their childlike activities, characterized the typical frolicsome Indian children. As the children grow up and mature, the stories are tailored to suit their ages.[1][2]

Changes of Some Long Standing Actors in the ShowEdit

In February 2017, Bhavya Gandhi, who had been essaying the role of Jethalal Gada's son Tappu since its inception in 2008, quit the show, and was replaced by Raj Anadkat, who joined the show in March 2017. Before him, Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal quit the show due to a pregnancy. Along with her, the actor playing her onscreen husband Roshan Singh Sodhi also quit the show in 2013. Bansiwal returned to the sets of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma in 2016. The child actor who played Bhide's daughter Sonu has also been changed in past. The actor playing Dr. Hans Raj Hathi too has changed in early episodes of the serial, as has been the actress playing Rita Reporter.


Former CastEdit

  • Dilkhush Reporter as Roshan Kaur Roshan Singh Sodhi (2013-2016)
  • Laad Singh Maan as Sardar Roshan Singh Harjeet Singh Sodhi (2013-2014)
  • Jheel Mehta as Sonalika Aatmaram Bhide/Sonu (2008-2012)
  • Nirmal Soni as Dr. Hansraj Hathi (2008-2009)
  • Bhavya Gandhi as Tipendra Jethalal Gada (2008-2017)

Production and promotionEdit

The major part of the shooting is done in Mumbai. However, some parts of the show have also been shot in places such as Gujarat, New Delhi, Goa and in foreign locations such as London, Brussels, Paris and Hong Kong.[3]

To celebrate Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah completing 1,000 episodes on 6 November 2012,[4] the director "decided to shoot the film on a different canvas as he does not want the audience to feel that they are watching yet another episode of the serial."[5]

In October 2013, Joshi and Vakani participated in a promotional event held in New Jersey at the Expo Center.[6]

In February 2015, Joshi, Vakani, and Lodha hosted the red carpet at the 60th Britannia Filmfare awards to promote the 'Clean India' campaign.[7]

Reception and ImpactEdit

In 2010, the show beat Balika Vadhu to become the most watched show in India. The show has constantly achieved high ratings throughout its run irrespective of the Indian Premiere League. The humour and strong connect with common people make the show popular. It has always been among the top 10 shows in the last 6 years, sometimes even topping the charts. In the 1st week of 2017, the show stood at 4th position with 6004 TVT ratings. In the 4th week the show entered the top 5 and stood at 5th spot with 6059 TVT ratings. In March 2017, the show remained in the top 5 shows across urban rural metrics. In the week 25 of 2017 the show stood at the top spot with 6092 tvt ratings. In week 26 of 2017 the show stood at 3rd spot with 6049 tvt ratings. The show will complete 9 years on july 28 2017 and enter its 10th year making it the longest running scripted show on the indian television.

Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Piotr Glinski visited the sets of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in February 2016.

The show has a strong impact on its viewers and has tackled social issues in its episodes. It has shown episodes against smoking and eve teasing, and highlighted measures for maintaining cleanliness. It has also raised its voice for equality of the girl child with male children.

Special episodesEdit


Indian Television Academy AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient(s) Result
2008 Best Actress-Comedy Disha Vakani[8] Won
2009 Best Actress-Comedy[9] Won
Best Serial–Comedy[9] Neela Tele Films Private Limited Won
2010 Best Serial-Comedy[10] Won
2012 Best Actor-Comedy Dilip Joshi[11] Won
2013 The ITA Scroll Of Honour[12] Neela Tele Films Private Limited Won
2014 Best Actor-Comedy Dilip Joshi[13] Won
Best Actress-Comedy Disha Vakani[14] Won
2015 Best Show - Comedy Neela Tele Films Private Limited Won
2016 Best Serial- Comedy Neela Tele Films Private Limited Won

Indian Telly AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient(s) Result
2009 Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male) Dilip Joshi[15] Won
Best Actor in a Comic Role (Female) Disha Vakani[15] Won
Best Sitcom[15] Neela Tele Films Private Limited Won
Best Sitcom Writer Raju Odedra and Rajan Upadhyay[15] Won
2010 Most Popular Actor in a Comic Role (Male) Dilip Joshi[16] Won
Most Popular Actor in a Comic Role (Female) Disha Vakani[16] Won
Most Popular Child Artist (Male) Bhavya Gandhi[16] Won
Best Sitcom[16] Neela Tele Films Private Limited Won
Best Sitcom Writer Raju Odedra and Rajan Upadhyay[16] Won
2012 Most Popular Actor in a Comic Role (Male) Dilip Joshi[17] Won
Best Actress in a Comic Role (Jury) Disha Vakani[17] Won
Best Sitcom[17] Neela Tele Films Private Limited Won
2013 Actress in a Comic Role (Jury) Disha Vakani[18] Won
Best Director (Sitcom) Harshad Joshi and Malav Rajda[18] Won
Most Popular Actor in a Comic Role Dilip Joshi[18] Won
Best Sitcom / Comedy Program[18] Neela Tele Films Private Limited Won

Star Guild AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient(s) Result
2011 Best Actor in a Drama Series Dilip Joshi Won
2013 Best Comedy Series Neela Tele Films Private Limited Won

Other awardsEdit

Year Award Category Result
2011 Global Honours Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male)[19] Won


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  4. ^ Awaasthi, Kavita (24 October 2012). "Taarak Mehta... completes 1,000 episodes". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Film version of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah set to roll next year". DNA India. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
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