Chand Ke Paar Chalo (TV series)
|Chand Ke Paar Chalo|
|Created by||4 Lions Films|
|Directed by||Deepak Sharma|
|Starring||Yami Gautam |
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||80|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Original network||NDTV Imagine|
|Original release||September 29, 2008 –|
February 12, 2009
Chand Ke Paar Chalo starts with Anisa, a happy-go-lucky, lower middle class Muslim girl living in Lucknow with her parents. Initially, the story depicts Anisa's life in college, where she struggles to make a place for herself among the rich and well-connected students. She falls in love with a handsome and aristocratic young man, but backs off when she learns about his love for another girl. Selflessly, Anisa helps him to win the heart of his lady love.
Then Anisa and her parents migrate to Mumbai. They go there primarily because Anisa's father requires treatment and the big city will provide better facilities. Anisa wants to get a job. She feels that opportunities in Mumbai are far greater than in Lucknow, and she doesn't want her ill and weak father to have to struggle to provide for them in Lucknow. For her, Lucknow does not hold any charm.
Anisa, after much struggle, procures a job in one of Mumbai's biggest media houses — The Singhanias — who are the owners of a popular magazine: Desi Girls. She is hired by Arjun Singhania, the head honcho of this business empire, as his younger brother Rahul's personal assistant.
Arjun is tired of Rahul's philandering ways, which are likely to ruin a big merger he is planning with Rahul's fiancée's family. Arjun is convinced that Anisa is exactly the kind of girl whom Rahul will never dream of flirting with. Rahul, on the other hand, is appalled that he is saddled with a girl like Anisa, who, for him, is a social embarrassment.
The story now is of Anisa trying to fit into this new world of glitz and glamour: a world where every girl is a size zero, where every man is flirtatious, where money talks and style defines one's worth. Anisa is thrown into a world where everyone looks down on her and treats her with disdain. It is the story of her struggle to make a place for herself and find happiness, love, and a unique identity.