Balika Vadhu (2008)

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Duration: approx. 20 minutes

Genre: Indian soap opera , Drama , Entertainment

Release date: 21 July 2008

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Director: Sidharth Sengupta , Pradeep Yadav

Writers: Purnendu Shekhar , Gajra Kottary , Rajesh D

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Producer: Sunjoy Waddhwa , Comall Sunjoy W.

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The show is set up in rural Rajasthan and based on the practice of child marriage
It is about Anandi, a young girl married to Jagdish (Jagya), the only grandson of Kalyani Devi (Dadi Sa) and Dharmveer Singh
Kalyani Devi is a widow with a very high regard for Hindu rituals and superstitions
She has two sons, Basant and Bhairon
Basant and Jamuna are married for 20 years, without kids
Jamuna has had many miscarriages as she was married at very young age
Bhairon and his wife Sumitra have two kids Jagdish and his elder sister Suguna
Anandi is the only daughter of Khazan Singh and Bhago of Bilahari
She is a bright, talented, happy 8 year old girl, who aspires to become a teacher like her Sandhya Teacher
But her parents are keen to get her married to Jagdish, grandson of Kalyani Devi
Despite of a lot of effort from Sandhyaji to stop the marriage, Anandi and Jagya get married, after which she is not sent to school
After one year of marriage, Anandi is sent to her sasural
When Anandi reaches her sasuraal(in-laws home), she finds herself listening to her Dadi Sa, Kalyani Devi
Little by little, Anandi's childish mistakes get her into trouble in the hands of Kalyani and one day Kalyani locks her in a dark room
This scares Anandi, and when she is freed she runs away to her parents, Bhagwati and Khajaan Singh
This breaks the heart of Sumitra, Anandi's mother-in-law who gave her a lot of love
When Anandi is brought back to her in-laws house, Bhairon convinces Kalyani to be nice to Anandi
Basant's first wife Jamana died when she was pregnant because of this reason
A few months after Jamana's death, Kalyani got Basant married to a poor, young girl named Gehna who was young enough to be Basant's daughter
After marriage, Gehna is abused by Basant and Kalyani
When she faced enough abuse she rebelled against both of them
Gehna becomes pregnant with Basant's child
It is also shown that Anandi's teenage sister-in-law Suguna is married to a boy named Pratap, who also belongs to a very rich family
In the beginning Sugna and Pratap meet secretly because Suguna's parents don't want her to become a mother at such a young age and face the same fate as Jamana
Soon it comes time for Suguna to go to her in-laws house and a celebration is held
On the way to the ceremony, Pratap's family is robbed and he is killed in the process of rescuing them from some goons
Pratap's body is brought to Suguna's house and Suguna's grief is unbearable when she sees him dead
Kalyani's elder sister comes at Jaitsar
She tries to change Kalyani but it goes in vain
Suguna becomes pregnant with Pratap's child and later marries Shyam, son of Kalyani's enemy Madan Singh
Anandi restarts her studies against Kalyani's wish
Suguna and Gehna give birth to boys respectively
It is revealed that Kalyani has elder brother-in-law named Mahaveer Singh, who tried to molest her and he is the real father of Basant
When Jagdish's and Anandi's examination results are declared, it is revealed that Jagdish has topped his class
During the celebrations the truth is uncovered that Jagdish has scored very poorly and has lied about his results by making a false report card with the help of his friend Haria
This infuriates Bhairon and he punishes him for it
To avoid the embarrassment in front of his friends, Jagdish decides to run away from home with Haria to Mumbai
Before running away, he leaves a mobile for Anandi through which the family comes to know of his destination
They all go to Mumbai to search for him
In Mumbai, goons kidnap Jagdish
Anandi finds him, but is shot by a goon while trying to save Jagdish and subsequently declared dead by the hospital authorities
However, she comes back to life in the hospital
Kalyani realizes her love for Anandi and thanks all the people of her village who helped her family in her hour of need
But despite being well, Anandi becomes mentally weak
Later, Teepri comes and claims to be a childhood friend of Bhairon and Basant
But Teepri has other plans in mind
She wants to take Sumitra's place in the house as Bhairon's wife, having obsessed over him since their childhood separation
Anandi gets suspicious on her
So, to remove Anandi from her path, she influences Kalyani to make Jagdish remarry as Anandi is ill and cannot be a good wife and daughter-in-law
Kalyani agrees and forcefully makes Jagdish remarry a girl named Gudiya
When the family members come to know this, they oppose the marriage
The village council organises a Maha Panchayat
They declare that Gudiya is not Jagya's wife and Anandi is only his wife
They make Kalyani apologise to Anandi and Gudiya
Angry Bhairon decides to leave home and goes to Suguna's home
On the other hand, frustrated Teepri kidnaps Basant's son to get Bhairon
Anandi saves both of them
It is then revealed that Teepri has a mental disorder and she lied that she has no one in the world
She is sent to mental asylum
Kalyani suffers a heart attack and therefore Bhairon doesn't leave home
Kalyani makes Anandi leave her study again
On Anandi's birthday, Sumitra sees Jagdish and Anandi coming close to each other
Seeing this, Bhairon decides to send Anandi to her parents' home till she becomes 18 years old
Anandi's father is put in jail as he was doing an illegal work for earning money
Bhairon takes Anandi and her mother's responsibility
But, Jagdish and Anandi are sad living without each other
The story takes a leap of five years
Jagdish and Anandi have a flourishing relationship until Gauri enters
Jagdish had been send to Mumbai to pursue his career as a doctor, here he meets Gauri and fall in love with her
Though initially Gauri does not reciprocate his feelings but with time they both fall in love
Jagya insults Anandi by saying her an uneducated villager
This makes Anandi restart her studies against Dadi Sa's wish
The show again takes five years leap
Jagdish and Gauri both marry each other and later it is revealed that Gauri is none other than Gudiya whom Kalyani had made the second wife of Jagdish
When the family members got to know the truth Jagdish and Gauri are asked to leave the house and the rest family members including Kalyani accept Anandi as their daughter
Meanwhile Gauri becomes pregnant with Jagdish's child
She always insults Anandi and family
Anandi fulfills her studies and also becomes Sarpanch(head) of Jaitsar
Basant and Gehna leave home and go to Mahaveer's home due to Anandi's decision against them in Panchayat
But Kalyani makes them realise their mistake and return home
Badi Masiji, elder sister of Kalyani comes at Jaitsar
She does not know anything about Gauri as she is a cancer patient, so no one has ever tried to tell her
She still assumes Anadi and Jagdish to be married, until and unless Gauri tells her and Masiji is rushed to the hospital
Due to her health complications she goes to USA with Sumitra going along with her to take care of her
Gauri loses her child and Jagya holds Anandi responsible for it
While there is a planning of Jagdish to take a divorce from Anandi, Anandi is awarded for her contribution to the village
When Jaitsar is declared a new city, Shivraj Shekhar or Shiv is shown as the new collector of Jaitsar
Kalyani in her imaginary visions sees Shiv as the second husband of Anandi
On the other hand Anandi takes divorce from Jagdish and lives a peaceful life until Kalyani asks Shiv to marry Anandi
Shiv reluctantly agrees knowing the past of Anandi whereas Anandi does not agree
Meanwhile Anandi's mother passes away while making a last wish for Anandi to fulfill, to marry Shiv
Thus, Anandi agrees to marry Shivraj Shekhar
Jagya comes to know about Gauri's truth
He leaves her and goes to Jaitsar, but no one accepts him
He tries to stop Anandi and Shiv's marriage but could not succeed
Shiv's family members except Shiv's sister Sanchi accept Anandi and Shiv-Anandi get married
Then comes a new entry
A girl called Ganga enters and also a girl who got married as a child to a man called Ratan Singh
She gets tortured by him and is very sad
Jagya runs away from home and goes and live in a place called Laxmi
There he finds Ganga and try to help her but can't
He returns home when Shiv and Anandi go to get him
He then comes home, realizes himself and lead a responsible life
Ganga wanted to get rid of her husband Ratan Singh
She gets opportunity on Makar Sankranti, while Shiv and Jagdish had competition of kite flying, Jagdish sees Ganga been beaten by Ratan Singh who takes his child and goes
Jagdish helps Ganga and Shiv, Anandi and Jagdish decide to get Ganga's child back to her
Gehna and Basant decide to give birth to one more child without telling to Kalyani
Anandi realizes that she has fallen in love with Shiv but because of some inconvenience, she is not able to express him, while Shiv's mother thinks that there is insecurity between Shiv and Anandi, and comes to Jaitsar to talk with Anandi
On Vasant Panchami, Anandi makes Ganga restart her studies
Anandi went to her teacher's function and so she talks to Sumitra about insecurity of Anandi and Shiv
Shiv then clarifies to all there is no insecurity between them
Kalyani comes to know about Basant and Gehna and gets angry on everyone
Kalyani Devi advise Ganga to give divorce to Ratan Singh
Jagdish offers Ganga job of nurse in his hospital
Anandi sees Ganga's son Manu at the function but before she could recognize him, Ratan Singh took him away
Anandi reaches till Ratan Singh and takes Manu from him
He tries to take back the child and shoots Anandi, but she is saved
Police and Shiv came and got Ratan Singh and his family arrested

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Star As
 Toral Rasputra... Anandi Shivraj Shekhar
 Siddharth Shukla... Shivraj Alok Shekhar
 Shashank Vyas... Dr. Jagdish Bhairon Singh
 Sriti Jha... Ganga
 Roop Durgapal... Sanchi Alok Shekhar Sep 2012–present
 Pratyusha Banerjee... Anandi Jagdish Singh adult July 2010-Feb 2013
 Avika Gor... Anandi Jagdish Singh child July 2008-June 2010
 Avinash Mukherjee... Jagdish Bhairon Singh / Jagya child July 2008-June 2010
 Mahima Makhwana... Gauri / Gudiya child April 2010
 Anjum Farooki... Dr. Gauri Jagdish Singh / Gudiya adult Oct 2010-Sep 2012
 Surekha Sikri... Kalyaani Dharmveer Singh / Dadi Sa / Maa Sa adult 2008–present
 Heeba Shah... Kalyani Dharmveer Singh younger 2009
 Anup Soni... Bhairon Dharmveer Singh 2008–present
 Smita Bansal... Sumitra Bhairon Singh 2008–present
 Satyajit Sharma... Basant Mahaveer Singh 2008–present
 Nivedita Kohli... Gehna Basant Singh adult 2012–present
 Neha Marda... Gehna Basant Singh younger 2008-2012
 Sudhir Pandey... Premkishor Shekhar / Daddu 2012–present
 Anita Kulkarni... Meenakshi Anup Shekhar / Meenu 2012–present
 Jaineeraj Rajpurohit... Alok Premkishor Shekhar 2012–present
 Sonal Jha... Iravati Alok Shekhar / Ira 2012–present
 Abhishek Tiwari... Mahi Anup Shekhar 2012–present
 Dinesh Soni... Natthulal 2012–present
 Sanjay Basak... Nandkishore Basant Singh / Nandu younger 2012–present
 Md. Amin... Nandkishore Basant Singh child 2011-2012
 Janvi Chheda... Suguna Shyam Singh adult 2011–present
 Vibha Anand... Suguna Shyam Singh youger 2008-2011
 Sachin Shroff... Shyam Madan Singh adult 2011–present
 Vikrant Massey... Shyam Madan Singh younger 2009-2011
 Geeta Tyagi... Jamana Basant Singh 2008
 Jehangir Vakil... Pratap Hukum Singh 2008-2009
 Farida Jalal... Vasundara Singh / Badi Jiji / Badi Masiji 2009
 S.K. Mazak Shagufta Ali Hin... Gulli 2010–present
 Sadiya Siddhiqui... Sandhya / Teacherji 2008–present
 Chaitanya Adib... Khajaan Singh 2008 – present
 Bhairavi Raichura... Bhagwati Khajaan Singh / Bhago 2008-2012
 Rajendra Gupta... Mahaveer Singh 2009-2012
 Madhukar Parashar... Sundar
 Rahoul Lohani... Niranjan
 Smita Oak... Kunda
 Nivedita Batacharia... Shivani 2011
 Brij Mohan Shastri... Pandit
 Sakshi Tanwar... Teepri / Teeja 2010
 Abhijit Lahiri... Ramcharan Singh
 Amar Sharma... Madan Singh
 Asmita Sharma... Radha Madan Singh
 Shivshakti Sachdev... Champa
 Priya Ahuja... Suman
 Sanjay Batra... Heth Singh
 Fahad Ali... Shravan
 Preeti Sahay... Krishna Govind Singh
 Arpit Joshi... Dr. Lal Singh
 Neha Gossain... Asha Abhishek Singh
 Sumit Malhan... Bharat Singh
 Mamta Chaturya... Phooli Bharat Singh
 Svetlana Mishra... Chaturi Bharat Singh
 Urmila Sharma... Kanchan Singh
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Barot Vivek
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Very good show....

Vishal Barot

The story of the show is inspired on the life of writer Purnendu Shekhar's mother who herself got married at an age of 15 years. He had been deeply involved in her life and feels that electronic media can play a great role in bringing up the life standard of women in rural India.

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