(Last Updated on : 06/12/2010)
The hugely popular soap and a classic comedy Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai trace the life of an archetypal Malabar Hill family. The whole story revolves around the main protagonist Saahil (played by Sumeet Raghavan) who is a cosmetic surgeon by profession but possesses a heart of gold. He is such a person who never says 'no' to anybody and is always caught between the silly trifles that goes on between his mom (played by Ratna Pathak) and wife (played by Rupali Ganguly). The later one is a girl hailing from a middle class background and is well described as a 'nosey 'daughter of a detective.
Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai is also considered as a refreshing change amongst all the typical family dramas that occupy most of the television slots in the recent times. It used to be aired on Star One channel every Monday at 9p.m and is one of the nation's most talked about series. It is regarded as a comedy with difference. The presentation of the soap, which is mainly based on the relationship between a mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law, is indeed unique. The comedy doses are kept to an absolutely subtle mode and thus serve to tickle the funny bones of the audiences in a very delicate manner.
The star cast of Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai comprises of some brilliant actors who have casted their spell on the small screen viewers since a very long span. The characters have not only carved a special niche for themselves in the hearts of their fans by means of their splendid performances but also managed to set a mark by the wide variety of emotions through all the character portrayals. All the characters in the soap have meted out their roles brilliantly and that seems to make the serials march to the top of the charts. It also brings togethr veteran actors like Satish Shah, Sumeet Raghavan, Ratna Pathak and Rupali Ganguli together on screen. The side characters include Deven Bhojani, Arvind Vaidya and others. The comic front of the characters form the highlight of the show.
The creator of Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai is Hats Off Productions and the serial was directed by Deven Bhojani who is also regarded as one of the finest actors in the television industry today. The producer of the show is Jamnadas Majethia. Each episode in the show had an independent storyline and the performances of all made a significant contribution to the show. Some of the plots of the soap were centered around the other minor characters as well. The fans of this show will be delighted to know this show has grossed one of the best TRPs for an Indian comedy show. Such is the popularity of the show that many veteran small screen actors desire to enact certain characters of the show. It provides a great relief from the monotonous 'saans-bahu' flicks and continues to rule the TRP charts with its refreshing shades and vigour.
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