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Udaan (Flight) is an Indian social drama television series based on bonded labour that aired on Colors TV from 18 August 2014 to 28 June 2019.[5][6] From 2014 to 2016, the show starred child actor Spandan Chaturvedi who played Young Chakor.[7] It then took a generation leap and from 2016 to 2019, the show revolved around Chakor, Suraj, Imli and Vivaan played by Meera Deosthale, Vijayendra Kumeria, Vidhi Pandya and Paras Arora.[8][9] In 2019, the show took another leap and focused on Saanvi aka Anjor and Sameer played by Tanya Sharma and Gaurav Sareen.[10]

Udaan
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GenreDrama
Written byRobin Bhatt
Javed Siddiqi
Sameer Siddiqui
Starring
Opening theme"Ye Honslo Ki Udaan Hai"
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes1,348
Production
Executive producer(s)Gurudev Bhalla
Dhaval Gada[2][3]
Producer(s)Mahesh Bhatt[1]
Camera setupMulti camera
Running timeApproximately 24 minutes
Production company(s)Gurudev Bhalla Productions
DistributorViacom 18
Release
Original networkColors TV[4]
Picture format576i
1080i HDTV
Original release18 August 2014 (2014-08-18) –
28 June 2019 (2019-06-28)
External links
Website

Udaan highlighted the issue of bonded labour in Indian villages.[11][12]

PlotEdit

Set in 1996 in the village of Azadganj, Udaan is the story of the bonded labourers of a wealthy landlord, Kamal Narayan Rajvanshi. The story features Chakor, who is kept as collateral. While Chakor's mother Kasturi Bhuvan is pregnant with her, her father, Hariya, dies in an accident. Bhuvan has no money so he goes to Bhaiyaji's haveli to beg for money. Bhaiyaji's wife Tejaswini suggests that instead of paying the money back, they keep the unborn child as collateral. Kasturi and Bhuvan agree. Kasturi gives birth to a daughter, Chakor, on the night of a full moon. Tejaswini allows them to take her home for seven years; stating that she must be brought back to haveli to serve.

CastEdit

MainEdit

  • Spandan Chaturvedi as Young Chakor– Kasturi and Bhuvan's daughter; Imli's elder sister; Vivaan's best friend (2014–2016)
  • Meera Deosthale/Toral Rasputra as Chakor Rajvanshi– Kasturi and Bhuvan's daughter; Imli's elder sister; Suraj's wife, Anjor's mother (2016–2019)/(2019)
  • Vijayendra Kumeria as Suraj Rajvanshi/Raghav Kumar– Tejaswini and Kamal Narayan's son; Chakor's husband; Anjor's father (2016–2018)/(2018–2019)
  • Vidhi Pandya as Imli Rajvanshi– Kasturi and Bhuvan's daughter; Chakor's younger sister; Vivaan's former wife; Ranvijay's wife (2016–2019)
  • Paras Arora as Vivaan Rajvanshi– Ranjana and Manohar's son; Imli's former husband (2016–2018)
  • Samriddhi Yadav as Young Saanvi "Anjor" Rajvanshi– Chakor and Suraj's daughter (2018–2019)
  • Tanya Sharma as Saanvi "Anjor" Rajvanshi– Chakor and Suraj's daughter; Sameer's wife (2019)
  • Gaurav Sareen as Sameer Sharma– Anjor's husband (2019)

RecurringEdit

  • Sai Ballal as Kamal Narayan Rajvanshi– Tejaswini and Ranjana's husband; Bhagya, Suraj and Ragini's father (2014–2017)
  • Prachee Pathak as Tejaswini Rajvanshi– Kamal Narayan's first wife; Bhagya, Suraj and Ragini's mother (2014–2019)
  • Sai Deodhar as Kasturi– Bhuvan's wife; Chakor and Imli's mother (2014–2018)
  • Rajiv Kumar as Bhuvan Lal– Kasturi's husband; Chakor and Imli's father (2014–2018)
  • Ginnie Virdi as Ranjana Rajvanshi– Manohar's wife; Vivaan's mother; Kamal Narayan's sister-in-law turned wife (2014–2017)
  • Moni Rai as Manohar Narayan Rajvanshi– Kamal Narayan's younger brother; Ranjana's first husband; Vivaan's father (2014–2016)
  • Sheetal Pandya as Bhagya Rajvanshi– Tejaswini and Kamal Narayan's daughter; Suraj and Ragini's elder sister; Arjun's wife (2014–2016)
  • Yash Mistry as Young Aditya Rawat (2014–2016)
  • Naveen Sharma as Rakesh Deshmukh/Rocky (2015–2016)
  • Vineet Raina as Arjun Khanna – Chakor's coach, Bhagya's husband (2015–2016)
  • Unknown as Girja – Rajvanshi family's maid (2014–2019)
  • Sandeep Baswana as Collector Ishwar Rawat – Chakor's namesake maternal uncle, Aabha's husband (2014–2015)
  • Prakash Ramchandani as Lakhan Singh – Chagan's father (2014–2017)
  • Jhuma Biswas as Savitri – Chakor and Imli's grandmother, Bhuvan's mother (2014–2016)
  • Suhasini Mulay as Shakuntala Rajvanshi – Kamal and Manohar's mother, Bhagya, Gumaan, Suraj, Vivaan, Mahendra, Vaani and Ragini's grandmother (2014–2016)
  • Dolphin Dwivedi as Aabha Rawat – Ishwar Rawat's wife, Chakor's namesake maternal aunt (2014–2016)
  • Wahib Kapadia as Young Vivaan Rajvanshi (2014–2016)
  • Apurv Jyotir/Darshan Gujrar as Young Suraj Rajvanshi (2014–2016)
  • Tasheen Shah as Young Imli (2014–2016)
  • Aryan Vaid as Kabir (2014)
  • Jineet Rath as Om (2014–2015)
  • Deep Kaur as Swarnaa Rawat (2014–2016)
  • Vijay Aidasani as Samarithan Prabhakar Rawat (2014–2015)
  • Vaishnavvi Shukla as Young Ragini Rajvanshi (2014–2016)
  • Roma Bali as Vaibhavi Deshmukh – Rocky's mother (2015)
  • Nisha Pareek as Laali (2015)
  • Amit Dolawat as Mahesh Khanna– Arjun's brother (2015–2016)
  • Alexander Dolbenko as Russian Jhula Master Peter (2015)
  • Rishina Kandhari as Vishakha (2015–2016)
  • Nishikant Dixit as Principal (2015–2016)
  • Shailesh Datar as Minister (2015)
  • Alpana Buch as Ammaji (2015–2016)
  • Shresth Kumar as Chagan Singh – Chakor's namesake brother (2016–2018)
  • Sandeep Nuval as Shikhu – Imli and Ranvijay's Servant (2016–2018)
  • Varun Sharma as Aditya Rawat – Ishwar Rawat and Aabha's son, Chakor's friend and namesake brother (2016)
  • Vinny Arora as Tina Raichand – Suraj's ex-fiancée (2016)
  • Vandana Singh as Ragini Rajvanshi – Kamal's illegitimate daughter (2016–2017; 2018)
  • Vikas Bhalla as ACP Ranvijay Singh – Imli's second husband (2017–2018, 2019)
  • Drisha Kalyani as Pakhi – Suraj's namesake sister (2017–2018)
  • Sunidhi Chauhan as Gauri Singh – Chakor's namesake sister-in-law, Chagan's wife (2017–2018)
  • Chahat Tehwani as Young Pakhi (2017)
  • Sehban Azim as ACP Ajay Khurana (2017)
  • Sakshi Sharma as Preeti Singh – Ranvijay's younger sister (2017)
  • Simran Khanna as Kavya Singh – Ranvijay's younger sister (2017)
  • Manish Naggdev as Akash Singh – Jyoti's husband, Vikram's younger brother, Rajeshwari's younger son (2018–2019)
  • Karan Mehat as ACP Damodar Chauhan – Akash's right hand (2018–2019)
  • Amika Shail as Jyoti, Tejaswini's niece, Akash's wife (2018–2019)
  • Unknown as Amit – Tejaswini's nephew, Suraj's cousin, Jyoti and Rohit's brother (2018)
  • Unknown as Rohit – Tejaswini's nephew, Suraj's cousin, Amit and Jyoti's brother (2018)
  • Minal Mogam as Rajjo (2018)
  • Unknown as – Tejaswini's brother, Jyoti, Amit and Rohit's father (2018)
  • Unknown as Leela – Girja's daughter, Suraj's namesake sister (2018)
  • Komal Sharma as Sugna – Saanvi's adoptive mother who named her as Anjor (2018)
  • Neeraj Pandey as Keshav/Kesho – Saanvi's adoptive father who named her as Anjor (2018)
  • Astha Singh as Garima Rajvanshi – Gumaan's wife (2018)
  • Unknown as Rohan Singh Rajvanshi – Gumaan and Garima's son (2018)
  • Avisha Shahu as Tuntun – Saanvi's friend (2018)
  • Kanika Kotnala as Vatsala Rajvanshi – Mahendra's wife (2018)
  • Unknown as Madhuri Singh Rajvanshi – Gumaan's younger brother's wife (2018)
  • Sabina Jat as Advocate Vaani Singh Rajvanshi – Gumaan's younger sister, Bhagya, Suraj, Vivaan and Ragini's cousin sister (2018)
  • Swati Kapoor as Naina Bedi – Colonel's daughter (2018)
  • Abhishek Verma as Mahendra Singh Rajvanshi – Gumaan's 2nd younger brother, Bhagya, Suraj, Vivaan and Ragini's cousin brother, Vatsala's husband (2018)
  • Unknown as Vatsala's father, Mahendra's father-in-law and Gumaan's rival (2018)
  • Unknown as Bhagya, Suraj, Vivaan and Ragini's aunt, Gumaan, Mahendra and Vaani's mother (2018)
  • Mahesh Thakur as Colonel Yashvant Bedi – Imli's former gun dealer, Naina's father (2018)
  • Kajal Pisal as Kanchan Bedi – Colonel's younger sister, Naina's paternal aunt (2018)
  • Kiran Janjani as RAW Officer Abhay (2018)
  • Abhilash Chaudhary as RAW Agent Vishal – Abhay's assistant (2018)
  • Ayesha Vindhara as Raksha (2018)
  • Keith Sequeira as Karan Oberoi – Chakor and Suraj's business partner (2018)
  • Mohammad Nazim as Gumaan Singh Rajvanshi – Colonel's former assistant, Bhagya, Suraj, Vivaan and Ragini's cousin brother (2018)
  • Naren Kumar as Vijendra Singh Rajvanshi – Gumaan's younger brother, Bhagya, Suraj, Vivaan and Ragini's cousin brother & Madhuri Singh Rajvanshi's husband (2018)
  • Micckie Dudaaney as Bachcha Pandey – Rajeshwari and Vikram's right hand (2018)
  • Pratima Kazmi as Rajeshwari Devi Singh (2018)
  • Mukul Harish as Vikram Singh – Rajeshwari's elder son, Akash's elder brother (2018)
  • Mahi Sharma as Manju (2018)
  • Sanjai Gandhi as Bhanu Pratap Singh (2019)
  • Jaskaran Singh as Lallan Singh (2019)
  • Anurag Sharma as Jatin Shroff – Anjor's foster father (2019)
  • Aarti Singh as Poonam Shroff – Anjor's foster mother (2019)
  • Maera Mishra as Sonya (2019)
  • Digvijay Purohit as Manoj Sharma, Sameer's father (2019)
  • Barsha Chatterjee as Jaya Sharma, Sameer's mother (2019)

GuestsEdit

ProductionEdit

It replaced the long-running series Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon.[13] The show was produced by Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and was based on his unreleased movie of the same name.[14][5]

It was the fourth longest-running Indian television series of Colors TV after Balika Vadhu, Sasural Simar Ka and Uttaran.[15] With more than 1300 episodes, it was one of the longest running Indian television series.[16]

Crossover episodesEdit

Trishakti episodesEdit

Tri means 3 and Shakti means Power, thus trishakti means Power of Three. In each Trishakti, three serials were broke down into parts and were shown one by one.

Sr No. Air Date Serials
1 February 19, 2016 Ishq Ka Rang Safed Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka
2 March 10, 2016 Ishq Ka Rang Safed Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka
3 March 17, 2016 Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu
4 March 29, 2016 Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka Udaan
5 April 8, 2016 Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka Udaan
6 April 21, 2016 Ishq Ka Rang Safed Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka
7 May 12, 2016 Sasural Simar Ka Udaan Swaragini
8 May 20, 2016 Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka Udaan
9 May 26, 2016 Thapki Pyar Ki Sasural Simar Ka Balika Vadhu
10 March 5, 2018 Laado 2 Dil Se Dil Tak Savitri Devi College & Hospital Tu Aashiqui

Dubbed versionsEdit

The series is dubbed into Tamil as Poovizhi Vasalile on Raj TV. It has been dubbed into Telugu as Vasantham on ETV Telugu. It is also dubbed into Sinhala as Dhoni on Hiru TV. It is also broadcast in Bengali as Resham Jhanpi on Colors Bangla. The series is translated into Armenian as Trichk (Թռիչք) and is broadcast on Armenia TV. The Vietnamese dub is Đôi Cánh Tự Do, which airs on Echannel (VTVCab5).

ReferencesEdit

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