Woh (English: It) is a 52-episode Indian horror thriller television series which aired on Zee TV in 1998. The series starred Indian film director Ashutosh Gowarikar, and dwarf actor Lilliput in the title role. It is a Hindi-language TV show adaptation of Stephen King's epic horror novel It.[1][2]

Woh
WohLogo.jpg
Also known asYah
Genre
Based onIt by Stephen King
Directed by
  • Glen Baretto
  • Ankush Mohla
StarringSee below
Opening themeRaju Singh
Ending themeUttank Vora
Country of originIndia
Original languageHindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes52
Production
Producers
  • Noshir Desai
  • Bharat Sunder
CinematographyDeepak Malwankar
EditorSteven Bernard
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time25 minutes
Production companyUnited Studios Ltd
Budget$23 million
Release
Original networkZee TV
Original release4 January (1998-01-04) –
27 December 1998 (1998-12-27)
Chronology
RelatedIt

PremiseEdit

Seven teenagers Ashutosh, Raja, Julie, Shiva, Ronnie, Sanjeev and Rahul battle an evil force that takes the form of a clown called Woh that kidnaps children, and free the town of Panchgani of his evil influence. They promise to return, if Woh ever returns. Fifteen years after they part ways, Ashutosh starts seeing balloons, at places where children are being kidnapped. He immediately recognizes that Woh has returned and calls his friends to return.

All the friends return except Sanjeev who gets killed by Woh. The day they realize that the police take the friends into custody and they narrate how they battled Woh with the help of Samidha fifteen years ago. The police believe them and release them. They go and meet Samidha and she joins their group. They finish Woh with difficulty. The same day Ashutosh learns his wife is pregnant. Raja proposes to Samidha. All the friends return to their normal lives. Bad omens happen during the birth of Ashutosh's child Siddharth, his doctor and years later Ashutosh's wife's aunt is mysteriously killed. Ashutosh's friends arrive for Siddharth's seventh birthday, they realize Woh has returned in form of Siddharth. They go to the same caves and find out from the mother of Woh that he is her son who faced trouble from the society due to his short height. He killed himself and became a vengeful ghost. The friends convince him to leave Siddharth's body and help him attain salvation. Siddharth is saved and the story ends on a good note.

CastEdit

  • Lilliput as Vikram / Woh
  • Ashutosh Gowarikar as Ashutosh Dhar
  • Mamik Singh as Rahul Sahni
  • Nasirr Khan as Raja
    • Ankur Javeri as Young Raja
  • Anupam Bhattacharya as Sanjeev
    • Parag Nair as Young Sanjeev
  • Amit Mistry as Ronnie Batliwala
    • Sumeet Goradia as Young Ronnie Batliwala
  • Shonali Malhotra as Samidha Dikshit, Omkarnath's daughter
    • Juhi Parmar as Young Samidha Dikshit, Omkarnath's daughter
  • Seema Shetty as Julie
    • Namrata Gaur as Young Julie
  • Ankush Mohla as Shiva
    • Adesh Rathi as Young Shiva
  • Parzan Dastur as Siddharth Dhar, Ashutosh's son
  • Sulabha Deshpande as the mother of Vikram / Woh
  • Manoj Joshi as Amit Divecha
  • Daya Shankar Pandey as Chandu
  • Asif Basra as Omkarnath Dikshit, the history teacher
  • Saurabh Dubey as Pinto, Julie's grandfather
  • Mukesh Jadhav as Anand
  • Iqbal Azad as Inspector Shinde
  • Sukanya Kulkarni as Radhika Dhar, Ashutosh's wife
  • Prashant Rane as Rohit Sahni, Rahul's brother
  • Gyan Prakash as Shiva's father
  • Shobha Pradhan as Ronnie's mother
  • Dolly Dotiwalla as Mrs. Cooper, the librarian
  • Vicky Ahuja as Ranjeet
    • Yogesh Pagare as young Ranjeet
  • Raul Dias as Chikki
  • Shishir Rungta as Samir
  • Dr.Vilas Ujawane as Samir's father (Shiva's uncle)
  • Meena Naik as Samir's mother (Shiva's aunt)
  • Nayan Bhatt as Nayan, the maid
  • Kannu Gill as Durga Masi (Radhika's aunt)
  • Pratibha Goregaonkar as Mrs. Bhinde, Hindi teacher
  • Amarnath Mukherjee as Mr. Bhalla
  • Ramesh Goyal as Salim Bhai

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Flashback! Remember 'Woh', the Indian TV adaptation of Stephen King's It?".
  2. ^ "How Two Men Pulled off a 52-Episode Indian Adaptation of Stephen King's It... Without Reading a Single Page". 16 September 2019.

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