Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Genre Family Comedy
Indian Soap Opera
Created by Asit Kumarr Modi
Neela Tele Films Private Limited
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
Starring See Below
Opening theme Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Composer(s) Shailendra Barve
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of episodes 2,170 as on 31 March 2017
Producer(s) Neela Asit Modi Asit Kumarr Modi
Running time 30 min
Production company(s) Neela Tele Films Private Limited
Original network SAB TV
Picture format


Original release 28 July 2008 (2008-07-28) – present
External links

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Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (English: Taarak Mehta's Upside-down Spectacles) is an Indian sitcom produced by Neela Tele Films Private Limited. The show went on-air on July 28, 2008. It airs from Monday to Friday at 8:30 pm, with its repeat telecast at 11:00 pm and the next day at 3:00 pm on SAB TV. The show started its re-run on Sony Pal from November 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm everyday.

The show is based on the column Duniya Ne Oondha Chashma written by columnist and journalist Taarak Mehta for Gujarati weekly magazine Chitralekha.


Plot summaryEdit

Gokuldhaam Society is a residential society in Powder Gali, Goregaon, Mumbai. Seven families residing in haracters of the show; they are headed by: Jethalal Champaklal Gada, an electronics shop-owner from Kutch district, Gujarat; the narrator, Taarak Mehta, a column-writer also from Gujarat; the society secretary, Atmaram Tukaram Bhide, a tuition teacher from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra; Dr. Hansraj Hathi, the resident doctor from Bihar; Sardar Roshan Singh Harjeet Singh Sodhi, a car mechanic from Jalandhar, Punjab and his Parsi wife, also named Roshan; Krishnan Subramaniam Iyer, a Tamil scientist from Chennai, Tamil Nadu and his Bengali wife Babita from Kolkata, West Bengal; and a bachelor Patrakar (Reporter) Popatlal Pandey, a newspaper journalist 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; 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 girlfriend Bawri Dhondulal Kanpuria. Jethalal also has a crush on Babita, which is a recurring plot throughout the show.

The members of the society and other characters have a good psychological attachment of love and sympathy for one another that makes them the members of a greater family. They are often seen celebrating festivals and participating in events together. In the episodes of the show, the families are shown to live the lives of typical Indian families. However, the characters, more often than not Jethalal Gada, get into petty troubles cropping up from daily life activities that intensify in a comical manner, giving rise to laughter among the viewers. Humour in the show is further heightened by the individual quirks of the characters. 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 cessation 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.

Change of Tapu's characterEdit

In February 2017, Bhavya Gandhi, who had been essaying the role of Jethalal Gada's son Tapu since its inception in 2008, quit the show, that he was shooting for a couple of Gujarati films, and also that his character was not being given much importance in the show lately. He was replaced by Raj Anadkat, who joined the show in March 2017. This is the first time a longstanding member of the show has quit.


Current CastEdit

  • Dilip Joshi as Jethalal Champaklal Gada/Jethia/ Jetha ji/ Tappu ke Papa
  • Disha Vakani as Daya Jethalal Gada/Daya Bhabi/Dayaben/Daya Tappu Ke Papa Gada
  • Raj Anadkat as Tipendra Jethalal Gada /Tappu/ Tappuda
  • Shailesh Lodha(TV actor)as Taarak Mehta/Mehta Saab/Fire Brigade
  • Amit Bhatt as Champaklal Jayantilal Gada /Jayantilal Girdharlal Gada in photo/ Dadaji/Champak Chacha/Bapuji
  • Neha Mehta as Anjali Taarak Mehta/ATM/Anjali Bhabhi
  • Tanuj Mahashabde as Krishnan Subramaniam Iyer/Iyer Bhai/Scientist/scinist[mispronounced by Jethalal Champaklal Gada(Dilip Joshi)]
  • Munmun Dutta as Babita Krishnan Iyer/Babita Ji/Babita
  • Mandar Chandwadkar as Aatmaram Tukaram Bhide/Bhindi Master/Bhidu/Bhide/Aatmaram/(Bhide Sir by Tapu Sena)/ Aa Tu Bhide/ Gokuldham society ka ekmev secretary Aatmaram Tukaram Bhide
  • Sonalika Joshi as Madhvi Aatmaram Bhide/Madhvi Bhabhi/Madhu/Bhide Ben/Aachar Papad Queen
  • Nidhi Bhanushali as Sonalika Aatmaram Bhide/Sonu
  • Gurucharan Singh as Sardar Roshan Singh Harjeet Singh Sodhi/Sodhi/Roshan
  • Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal as Roshan Kaur Roshan Singh Sodhi/Roshan/Roshan Bhabhi
  • Samay Shah as Gurucharan Singh Roshan Singh Sodhi/Gogi/Gogida
  • Azad Kavi as Dr. Hansraj Hathi/Hathi Bhai/Hathida/Hans
  • Ambika Ranjankar as Komal Hansraj Hathi/Komal Bhabhi/Komu
  • Kush Shah as Gulabkumar Hansraj Hathi/Goli/Golya/Golida
  • Shyam Pathak as Patrakar Popatlal Pandey/Popu/Dibba/Burbak(by Dr. Hansraj Haathi)/Golden crow award winner varisht yuva patrakar Popatlal
  • Sharad Sankla as Abdul/Soda King/ Abdul bhai
  • Daya Shankar Pandey as Inspector Chaloo Pandey/ Chaloo ji/ Pandey Ji/reporter in GPL 2
  • Azhar Sheikh as Pinku Diwan
  • Mayur Vakani as Sundarlal/Sundar Veera/Panoti/sundar/jethalal ka sala
  • Ghanashyam Nayak as Natwarlal Prabhashankar Udhaiwala/Nattu Kaka
  • Tanmay Anand as Bagheshwar Dadukh Udhaiwala/Bagha/bagheshwar ji/bhatija
  • Monika Bhadouria as Bawree Dhondulal Kanpuria/ Bawri Ji
  • Priya Ahuja Rajda as Rita Shrivastava/Ritadi/Rita Reporter


  • Dilkhush Reporter as Roshan Kaur Roshan Singh Sodhi (2013-2016)
  • Laad Singh Maan as Sardar Roshan Singh Harjeet Singh Sodhi (2013-2016)
  • Jheel Mehta as Sonalika Aatmaram Bhide/Sonu (2008-2012)
  • Nirmal Soni as Dr. Hansraj Hathi (2008-2009)
  • Parveen Kaur as Nalini's Mother
  • Bhavya Gandhi as Tipendra Jethalal Gada/Tappu/pota (2008-2017)
  • Surbhi Chandna as Sweety

Celebrities who visitedEdit

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 and in overseas locations such as London, Brussels, Paris and Hong Kong[1]

After Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah completed 1,000 episodes on 6 November 2012,[2] "He has 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."[3]

In October 2013, Joshi and Vakani participated in a promotional event held in New Jersey at the Expo Center.[4]

In February 2015, Joshi, Vakani, and Lodha hosted the red carpet at the 60th Britannia Filmfare awards to promote the 'Clean India' campaign.[5]


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. 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. What makes show very popular is its humorous approach and strong connect with comman people. In 3rd month of March, 2017 show remained in top 5 shows across urban rural metrics.

Show has a strong impact on its viewers. It has shown social issues in its episodes. It has shown episodes regarding anti smoking, ill effects of eve teasing. In its past episodes it had shown measures for cleanliness. It had raised it voice for daughter equality in its previous episodes.

Special EpisodesEdit


Indian Television Academy AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient(s)
2008 Best Actress-Comedy Disha Vakani[6]
2009 Best Actress-Comedy[7]
Best Serial–Comedy[7] Neela Tele Films Private Limited
2010 Best Serial-Comedy[8]
2012 Best Actor-Comedy Dilip Joshi[9]
2013 The ITA Scroll Of Honour[10] Neela Tele Films Private Limited
2014 Best Actor-Comedy Dilip Joshi[11]
Best Actress-Comedy Disha Vakani[12]
2015 Ranjul Malik Best Show - Comedy Neela Tele Films Private Limited
2016 Best Serial- Comedy Neela Tele Films Private Limited

Indian Telly AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient(s)
2009 Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male) Dilip Joshi[13]
Best Actor in a Comic Role (Female) Disha Vakani[13]
Best Sitcom[13] Neela Tele Films Private Limited
Best Sitcom Writer Raju Odedra and Rajan Upadhyay[13]
2010 Most Popular Actor in a Comic Role (Male) Dilip Joshi[14]
Most Popular Actor in a Comic Role (Female) Disha Vakani[14]
Most Popular Child Artist (Male) Bhavya Gandhi[14]
Best Sitcom[14] Neela Tele Films Private Limited
Best Sitcom Writer Raju Odedra and Rajan Upadhyay[14]
2012 Most Popular Actor in a Comic Role (Male) Dilip Joshi[15]
Best Actress in a Comic Role (Jury) Disha Vakani[15]
Best Sitcom[15] Neela Tele Films Private Limited
2013 Actress in a Comic Role (Jury) Disha Vakani[16]
Best Director (Sitcom) Harshad Joshi and Malav Raida[16]
Most Popular Actor in a Comic Role Dilip Joshi[16]
Best Sitcom / Comedy Program[16] Neela Tele Films Private Limited

Star Guild AwardsEdit

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

Other awardsEdit

Year Award Category
2011 Global Honours Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male)[17]


  1. ^ Shruti Jambhekar (21 November 2012). "Gujarat comes alive on TV". Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Awaasthi, Kavita (24 October 2012). "Taarak Mehta... completes 1,000 episodes". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Film version of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah set to roll next year". DNA India. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah goes to New Jersey! - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  5. ^ "Taarak Mehta's team brings Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan to the red carpet - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-12-15. 
  6. ^ "IndianTelevisionAcademy.com". IndianTelevisionAcademy.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  7. ^ a b "IndianTelevisionAcademy.com". IndianTelevisionAcademy.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  8. ^ "IndianTelevisionAcademy.com". IndianTelevisionAcademy.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  9. ^ http://www.indiantelevisionacademy.com/site/awards_hhita_details_new.php?year=2012
  10. ^ http://www.indiantelevisionacademy.com/site/awards_hhita_details_new.php?year=2013
  11. ^ http://www.indiantelevisionacademy.com/site/awards_hhita_details_new.php?year=2014
  12. ^ "IndianTelevisionAcademy.com". IndianTelevisionAcademy.com. 
  13. ^ a b c d http://tellyawards.indiantelevision.com/y2k9/winners/winners.htm
  14. ^ a b c d e "The Tenth Indian Telly Awards". Tellyawards.indiantelevision.com. Retrieved 2014-02-19. 
  15. ^ a b c http://tellyawards.indiantelevision.com/y2k11/winners.php
  16. ^ a b c d http://tellyawards.indiantelevision.com/y2k13/winners.php
  17. ^ ards-winners.html Archived 12 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

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