Tanhaiyan(English: Solitude) is an exclusive Hotstar originals romantic web series which was released as Valentine's Day special on the online streaming platform Hotstar. It stars Barun Sobti and Surbhi Jyoti in lead roles. The series included 9 episodes of about 20 minutes each. It was produced by 4 Lions Films and distributed by Star India.
|Also known as||Tanhaiyan|
|Story by||Gul Khan|
|Directed by||Gorky M|
|Theme music composer||Sanjeev Srivastava|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9|
|Running time||20 minutes|
|Production company||4 Lions Films|
|Original release||14 February 2017|
The show focuses on two individuals, Meera and Haider who meet at the wedding of their friends Avantika and Sid. Haider is a Casanova and a carefree person while Meera is bubbly and cheerful. Haider holds himself responsible for his friend Raza's suicide which, apparently, was because of a love failure while Meera feels alone after her parents died in a car accident. Both bottle it under their new personalities.
The two constantly bicker with each other and decide to go for a one night stand. However, Meera is unable to go through with it. They bond and soon, they begin to develop feelings for each other. Haider feels affected by Meera and pushes her away, scared by his feelings.
Meanwhile, Avantika struggles with a secret of her own. When Sid and Avantika were briefly broken up, Avantika had a brief affair with someone else. Avantika reveals her long buried secret to Sid and he breaks off the marriage. Before packing her bags, Meera teaches Haider how to forget someone but after a phone-call with Raza's mother, he decides not to let his love away and proposes to her which she accepts.
Sid and Avantika reunite after sorting out their problems. On the engagement day of Haider and Meera, Haider notices Meera's earrings and recognizes it as his mother's which was in the possession of Raza. Haider unlocks Raza's laptop (which was in his possession) by typing Meera's birthdate and the laptop opens with a picture of Meera as the wallpaper. Heartbroken, Haider leaves the venue without any explanation.
Months later, Meera decides to go abroad for work and visits Avantika, who tells her about Raza. Meera remembers how she knows Raza, who worked with her but never knew his crush on her. She concludes that he might have committed suicide since she stopped working after her parents' death. She received the earrings as a gift but she never knew who sent it.
Meanwhile, Haider visits Raza's mother out of guilt, who tells Haider how Meera has no part in Raza's death. Upon hearing this, he decides to reunite with her. On the night before meera's flight, Haider, wondering, where to search for her, visits the cottage where they met and reminiscences, when he finds an emotional Meera standing there. They reunite happily.
- Barun Sobti as Haider Ali Khan
- Surbhi Jyoti as Meera Kapoor
- Aansh Arora as Vishal Malhotra
- Mohit Abrol as Siddharth Khanna "Sid", Haider's best friend, Avantika's husband
- Priya Tandon as Avantika Khanna, Meera's best friend, Sid's wife
- Rahul Sharma as Raza Siddiqui, Haider's friend
- Sheeba Chaddha as Mrs. Siddiqui, Raza's mother
- Neelam Sivia as Tanya, Meera's best friend
- Nisha Nagpal as Rashi
On 3 June 2016, first teaser of the web show was released. On 30 September 2016, a 3-minute trailer of the web show was released on YouTube. On 14 February 2017, all episodes of the web series were aired on Hotstar.
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