Aahat

Aahat (English: An approaching sound) is an Indian thriller/horror television anthology series created by B. P. Singh for Sony Entertainment Television.[1] The series premiered on 5 October 1995. The episodes of first, second and fifth seasons were half-hourly, while episodes of third, fourth and sixth seasons were one-hourly. Om Puri, Mandira Bedi, Tom Alter, Ashutosh Rana, Shivaji Satham, Virendra Saxena and noted theater personality Satyadev Dubey have starred in the show. Canadian actor, Remi Kaler also worked in the series in 1999 and 2000. The sixth season premiered on Wednesday, 18 February 2015, starring Shakti Anand[2] and ended on 4 August 2015.[3]

Aahat
GenreHorror
Supernatural
Created byB. P. Singh
Written byYash and Sima Shridhar Raghavan Sriram Raghavan
Directed by
Sriram Raghavan
Creative director(s)Christabelle D'Souza
StarringSee below
Composer(s)Raju singh
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes556 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Chandan Rajput
  • Rajendra B. Patil
Producer(s)B. P. Singh
Pradeep Uppoor
Production location(s)Mumbai, India
Cinematography
  • Neelaabh Kaul
  • J S Mangal
  • Madhu S Rao
Editor(s)Gaurav Meshram
Running time42 minutes approximately
Production company(s)Fireworks Productions
DistributorSony Pictures Networks
Release
Original networkSony Entertainment Television
Picture format
Original release5 October 1995 (1995-10-05) 
4 August 2015 (2015-08-04)
External links
Website

Plot

The first season was mostly a crime thriller-whodunit with only occasional episodes on the supernatural. After the first season, each story focused on a different aspect of paranormal activity, such as ghosts, zombies, phantoms, undead persons, possessed objects and witches and wizards.[2]

Cast

Each story had a different star cast. Sometimes the actors/actresses who had appeared in some episodes of the series reappeared in other episodes of the series.

Series overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
12875 October 1995 (1995-10-05)6 April 2001 (2001-04-06)
22819 November 2004 (2004-11-19)[4]10 June 2005 (2005-06-10)
32113 January 2007 (2007-01-13)[5]16 June 2007 (2007-06-16)
46613 November 2009 (2009-11-13)26 June 2010 (2010-06-26)
57828 June 2010 (2010-06-28)25 November 2010 (2010-11-25)
67618 February 2015 (2015-02-18)[2]4 August 2015 (2015-08-04)[3]

Season 1 (1995–2001)

Aahat was first shot in 1994 as a suspense thriller, and began broadcast on 5 October 1995, each story being split across two episodes. The season aired on Thursday nights, later shifting to every Friday nights. After about 40 episodes with the same theme, one episode with a supernatural theme was made and when audiences for the series rose sharply, it made the switch.[6]

Cast

Season 2 (2004–2005)

Due to the popularity of the first season, Sony TV decided to bring back the series in its second season. The second season aired on Friday nights. The episode format was same as of the first season. This time the season failed to gain TRP ratings.[7]

Cast

  • Sumukhi Pendse as Chetna (Episode 1)
  • Bobby Parvez as Rishi (Episode 1)
  • Deepshikha as Reena (Episode 1 & Episode 2)
  • Abhay Shankar Jha as Doctor (Episode 2)
  • Kabir Sadanand as Pratap (Episode 3 & Episode 4)
  • Chetanya Adib as Manohar (Episode 3 & Episode 4)
  • Ravee Gupta as Sonalika (Episode 3 & Episode 4)
  • Rajendra Chawla as Advocate (Episode 3 & Episode 4)
  • Bhairavi Raichura as Ragini (Episode 7 & Episode 8)
  • Shahab Khan as Doctor (Episode 7 & Episode 8)
  • Tushar Dalvi as Ragini's Father (Episode 7 & Episode 8)
  • Sheela Sharma as Ragini's Mother (Episode 7 & Episode 8) / Deepa (Episode 21 & Episode 22)
  • Disha Vakani as Bina (Episode 8)
  • Rajiv Kumar as Rajiv (Episode 9 & Episode 10)
  • Sudhanshu Pandey as Shekhar (Episode 9 & Episode 10)
  • Nazneen Patel as Mohini (Episode 9 & Episode 10)
  • Prithvi Zutshi as Shekhar's Father (Episode 9 & Episode 10)
  • Ahmed Khan as Prakash (Episode 10)
  • Vijay Bhatia as Amit's Friend (Episode 10)
  • Malini Kapoor as Payal (Episode 12)
  • Keerti Gaekwad Kelkar as Deepti (Episode 12)
  • Manav Kaul as Manoj (Episode 12)
  • Arjun Punj as Sunil (Episode 12)
  • Bakul Thakkar as Inspector (Episode 12)
  • Gopal Singh as Evil Spirit (Episode 12)
  • Syed Zafar Ali as Garima's Husband (Episode 13)
  • Jaydutt Vyas as Shopkeeper (Episode 13)
  • Manish Raisinghan as Suraj (Episode 13 & Episode 14)
  • Anant Jog as Alka's Father (Episode 13 & Episode 14) / Jagmohan (Episode 20)
  • Rekha Rao as Alka's Mother (Episode 13 & Episode 14)
  • Milind Gunaji as Shekhar (Episode 17 & Episode 18)
  • Resham Tipnis as Avantika (Episode 17 & Episode 18)
  • Aayam Mehta as Vinay (Episode 17)
  • Manish Khanna as Guruji (Episode 18)
  • Moon Banerrjee as Neha (Episode 19 & Episode 20)
  • Deepak Dutta as Kunal (Episode 19 & Episode 20)
  • Mihir Mishra as Vishesh (Episode 19 & Episode 20)
  • Ajay Trehan as Girdhari (Episode 20)
  • Sanjeet Bedi as Abhi (Episode 21 & Episode 22)
  • Narendra Gupta as K.D. (Episode 21 & Episode 22)
  • Kiran Karmarkar as Prashant (Episode 24)
  • Simple Kaul as Pinky (Episode 24)
  • Harsh Vashisht as Sanjay (Episode 24)
  • Vicky Ahuja as Naresh (Episode 24)
  • Avantika Nehru Madan Guest Appearance As a traveler Avantika Nehru Madan (Episode 7)

Season 3 (2007)

The third season was titled as Aahat: Dahshat Ki Teesri Dastak (English: An approaching sound: The Third Coming of Horror). The season aired on Saturday nights, each story being shown in a single episode. This time too the season didn't manage to gain TRP ratings and the season was shut down soon.[5]

Cast

Pradeep Kabra as Vinod (Episode 6)

Season 4 (2009–2010)

The fourth season was titled Aahat: The All New Series, which aired on every Friday and Saturday nights. In the season, Durjan, head of Paranormal And Supernatural Activities Research who used to collect powers from the spirits for his boss sends Harsh (Chaitanya Choudhury), Raghav (Vishal Gandhi) and Yamini (Krystle D'Souza) to deal with a new supernatural power every week with the story being split into two episodes. The season had three crossover episodes with the series CID. Once in November 2009, second time in February 2010 and third time in June 2010. This time the season managed to gain high TRP ratings and was declared a hit. It is one of the most popular seasons of Aahat.

Season 5 (2010)

Due to the huge popularity of the fourth season, Sony TV decided to telecast the series four days. The fifth season aired on every Monday to Thursday nights. Every week, two stories were telecast, each story being split across two episodes. But due to this step, the TRP ratings dropped and the channel had to shut down the series on 25 November 2010.

To celebrate 15 years, there was a featured 16-episodes of the story "Maut Ka Khel" (English: "The Game of Death")which aired starting 20 September 2010. which is heavenly inspired from 1999 horror film House on the haunted hill The story line followed twelve celebrities (Roshni Chopra, Aashka Goradia, Vivan Bhatena, Gautam Rode, Ketki Dave, Tanaaz Irani, Bakhtiyaar Irani, Aryan Vaid, Bobby Darling, Karishma Tanna, Sanjeet Bedi and Shahbaz Khan) who lived in a 200-year-old haunted house.

  • Iqbal Azaad as Aakash (Episode 28)

Season 6 (2015)

The first episode of the sixth installation of the series premiered on 18 February 2015.[2] Initially, the series was aired bi-weekly on every Wednesday and Thursday nights. The first episode of the series had gained a TRP rating of 2.9. Due to high ratings, the channel decided to telecast the season four days on every Monday to Thursday nights. But after a couple of weeks, the TRP ratings dropped, and the channel had to shut down the season on 4 August 2015.[3][8]

Cast

List of Episodes

Season 1

  • 1 The Closed Room
  • 2 Snake
  • 3 & 4 Poison
  • 5 The Last Show
  • 6 Julia
  • 7 Death Sentence
  • 8 & 9 Terror
  • 10 & 11 First Love
  • 12 to 15 Explosion
  • 16 & 17 The Bet
  • 18 & 19 Unfaithful
  • 20 & 21 Gambler
  • 22 & 23 Ruthless
  • 24 & 25 Eye Witness
  • 26 & 27 The Doom
  • 28 & 29 Killer Hands
  • 30 Where Is Yashwant
  • 31 & 32 Stiffness
  • 33 & 34 Red Rose
  • 35 & 36 The Hypnotist's Eye
  • 37 The Wish
  • 38 The Night
  • 39 & 40 The Hijack
  • 41 The Haunted
  • 42 & 43 Reflection
  • 44 Nectar
  • 45 & 46 The Eye
  • 47 Time Machine
  • 48 & 49 The Bridegroom
  • 50 & 51 The Gamble
  • 52 The Husband
  • 53 & 54 The Voice
  • 55 Jaal
  • 56 Diamonds
  • 58 & 59 Inheritance
  • 60 & 61 Woh Kaun Thi
  • 62 & 63 The Noose
  • 64 & 65 The Rain
  • 66 & 67 Anamika
  • 68 & 69 Lapata
  • 70 & 71 Hunter
  • 72 & 73 The Lake
  • 74 & 75 The 12th Man
  • 76 & 77 MMM 1857
  • 80 & 81 The Mirror
  • 82 & 83 The Return
  • 84 & 85 The Morgue
  • 86 & 87 Asli Naqli
  • 88 & 89 Yaad
  • 90 & 91 Vaada
  • 92 & 93 The Call
  • 94 & 95 The Lemon
  • 96 & 97 The Trespasser
  • 98 & 99 Hide & Seek
  • 100 & 101 Jaage Raho
  • 102 & 103 Khilona
  • 104 & 105 The Deep
  • 106 & 107 Shakti
  • 108 & 109 Ward No. 33
  • 110 & 111 The Jungle
  • 112 & 113 Badla
  • 114 & 115 Raaj
  • 116 & 117 Tasveer
  • 118 & 119 The Curse
  • 120 & 121 Jeevan Mrityu
  • 122 & 123 Imagination
  • 124 & 125 Waqt
  • 126 & 127 Talaash
  • 128 & 129 Life Guard
  • 130 & 131 Kirdaar
  • 132 & 133 The Incident
  • 134 & 135 Third Eye
  • 136 & 137 Chetavani
  • 138 & 139 Samay
  • 140 & 141 Humshakal
  • 142 & 143 Nashaa
  • 144 & 145 Telephone
  • 146 & 147 Saakshi
  • 148 & 149 Scare Crow
  • 150 & 151 Barrack No. 18
  • 152 & 153 Bhavishya
  • 154 & 155 Subah
  • 156 & 157 The Locked Door
  • 158 & 159 Avinash
  • 160 & 161 Mehmaan
  • 162 & 163 The Camera
  • 164 & 165 The Accident
  • 166 & 167 Amanush
  • 168 & 169 The Magic
  • 170 & 171 The Face
  • 172 & 173 Aag
  • 174 & 175 The Room Mate
  • 176 & 177 Room No. 402
  • 178 & 179 Yesterday
  • 180 & 181 The Woman
  • 182 & 183 Gumrah
  • 184 & 185 Anjaam
  • 186 & 187 Kabza
  • 190 & 191 The Talking Skull
  • 194 & 195 Route No. 61
  • 196 & 197 The Last Reel
  • 198 & 199 Encounter
  • 202 & 203 Faces
  • 204 & 205 Tina
  • 206 & 207 Saza - E - Maut
  • 208 & 209 Mulaqat
  • 210 & 211 Kaayar
  • 212 & 213 Tohfa
  • 214 & 215 The Last Wish
  • 216 & 217 Jaadugar
  • 218 & 219 The Mourner
  • 226 & 227 Teen Qaidi
  • 258 & 259 Night College
  • 268 & 269 Apartment
  • 270 &271 The Lodge
  • 282 & 283 Final Year
  • 284 & 285 Nightmare Disco
  • Mud
  • 13th Floor
  • Ghulami
  • Wajood
  • Glass Case
  • Faceless
  • Kal Aaj Aur Kal

Reception

Critical response

The first five seasons of the series received general acclaim but response for the sixth season was quite mixed. Vineeta Kumar of India TV stated, "As against everybody's expectations, Aahat (season 6) doesn't seem that impressive."[9]

Sweta Kaushal of Hindustan Times stated, "The new episode of Aahat (season 6) does not scare at all and lives up to all the comic cliches that Indian horror shows have been following till date. At best, it is hilarious."[10]

Ratings

Vineeta Kumar of India TV gave the sixth season 2/5 stars, and further stated, "For all those who would be expecting grand with the elements of horror and spook in it, Aahat has come with a slight disappointment."[9]

Sweta Kaushal of Hindustan Times giving the same ratings to the sixth season, further stated, "The new episode shows women with bad make-up as the ghosts."[10]

Awards

Fireworks Productions was nominated for Best Continuing TV Programme and for Best Thriller/Horror Show Of The Year of Indian Telly Awards in 2002. Sujit Pattnaik and Tanmoy Ghosh won Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects in 2010,[11] while Himanshu, Yogen and Kamal were nominated for the same category of the same award in 2005 and 2012, however, winning in 2011.[12]

International broadcasting

In Pakistan, it was aired on A-Plus Entertainment.

References

  1. "Hello darkness, my old friend..." Indian Express. 3 November 1997. Archived from the original on 2014-01-12.
  2. "Sony's rebooted 'Aahat' to go on air from 18 February". Indian Television. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  3. "Aahat' to go off air in August?". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 July 2015.
  4. "SET to premiere 'Aahat 2' on 19 November". Indian Television. Retrieved 16 November 2004.
  5. "The all new "Aahat" on Sony Saturday 10 pm". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 January 2007.
  6. "I have made mistakes". Indian Express. 18 December 1998.
  7. "Exit 'Idol', enter refurbished, reslotted SET". Indian Television. Retrieved 1 March 2005.
  8. "Sony TV's 'Aahat' to go biweekly again". The Times of India. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  9. Vineeta Kumar (19 February 2015). "Aahat season 6: No worries, watch it with your 4 year old kid". India TV. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  10. Sweta Kaushal (19 February 2015). "Aahat is back but will it scare you?". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  11. "The Indian Television Academy Awards for 2010". Indian Television Academy. Archived from the original on 26 May 2012.
  12. "The Indian Television Academy Awards for 2011". Indian Television Academy. Archived from the original on 26 May 2012.
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