Kundali Bhagya

Kundali Bhagya[1] (The Fate of Our Stars) is an Indian romantic drama television series that premiered on 12 July 2017 on Zee TV. It is a spin-off of Kumkum Bhagya. It stars Shraddha Arya, Dheeraj Dhoopar and Manit Joura.

Kundali Bhagya
Created byEkta Kapoor
Developed byEkta Kapoor
Written byRekha Modi
Screenplay by
  • Anil Nagpal
  • Mrinal Tripathi
Story by
  • Kavita Nagpal
  • Anil Nagpal
Directed bySameer Kulkarni
Abhishek Kumar. R. Paul
Aman Varpe
Creative director(s)Chloe Ferns Qureshi
Mukta Ghod
StarringShraddha Arya
Dheeraj Dhoopar
Manit Joura
Theme music composerLalit Sen
Ashish Rego
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes644
Production
Producer(s)Ekta Kapoor
Shobha Kapoor
Production location(s)Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Editor(s)Vishal Sharma
Vikas Sharma
Sandip Bhatt
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21 minutes
Production company(s)Balaji Telefilms
Release
Original networkZee TV
Picture format576i
1080i(HDTV)
Original release12 July 2017 (2017-07-12) 
present
Chronology
Related showsKumkum Bhagya
External links
Production website

It had the largest weekday Hindi fiction launch across all GECs in 2017.[2]

Plot

Preeta meets the Luthras when she becomes the physiotherapist to their grandmother. Preeta and Karan share a conflicting relationship whereas Preeta and Rishabh share a cordial relationship. Rishabh soon starts developing feelings for Preeta.

Cast

Main

  • Dheeraj Dhoopar as Karan Luthra– Rakhi and Mahesh's son; Rishabh's brother; (2017–present)
  • Shraddha Arya as Dr. Preeta Arora– Sarla and Raghuveer's daughter; Pragya, Bulbul and Srishti's sister; (2017–present)
  • Manit Joura as Rishabh Luthra– Rakhi and Mahesh's son; Karan's brother; (2017–present)
  • Anjum Fakih as Srishti Arora– Sarla and Raghuveer's daughter; Pragya, Bulbul and Preeta's sister (2017–present)
  • Abhishek Kapur as Sameer Luthra (2017–present)
  • Ruhi Chaturvedi as Sherlyn Khurana (2017–present)
  • Sanjay Gagnani as Prithvi Malhotra (2017–present)

Recurring

  • Madhu Raja as Daljeet Arora– Matriarch of Arora family; Raghuveer's mother; Pragya, Bulbul, Preeta and Srishti's grandmother (2017–present)
  • Supriya Shukla as Sarla Arora– Raghuveer's wife; Pragya, Bulbul, Preeta and Srishti's mother (2017–present)
  • Jasjeet Babbar as Janki Aunty (2017-present)
  • Twinkle R Vashisht as Kritika Luthra (2017–present)
  • Neelam Mehra as Bani Luthra (2017–present)
  • Anisha Hinduja as Rakhi Luthra– Mahesh's wife; Karan and Rishabh's mother (2017–present)
  • Naveen Saini as Mahesh Luthra– Rakhi's husband; Karan and Rishabh's father (2017– present)
  • Pyumori Mehta Ghosh/Usha Bachani as Kareena Luthra (2017–present)
  • Swati Kapoor as Mahira Khanna (2019–present)
  • Akshay Raj Jawrani as Shiv (2019-present)
  • Mahira Sharma as Monisha Sharma (2018–2019)
  • Merry Singh as Ruchika Luthra– Mahesh and Rakhi's daughter, Rishabh and Karan's sister (2017–2018)
  • Sriti Jha as Pragya Arora– Sarla and Raghuveer's daughter; Bulbul, Preeta and Srishti's sister; Abhishek's wife; Kiara, Prachi and Rhea's mother (2017–2018)
  • Shabbir Ahluwalia as Abhishek Mehra– Aliya's brother; Pragya's husband; Kiara, Prachi and Rhea's father (2017–2018)

Special appearances

ActorDay
Varun Dhawan Ganesh Utsav Pooja,2017/2018
Ravi Dubey
Vivek Dahiya
Arjun Bijlani
Jeetendra
Sheen Dass
Akshay Mhatre
Pranav Mishra
Jyoti Sharma
Krip Suri
Yesha Rughani
Divyanka Tripathi
Dipika Kakar
Sanjeeda Sheikh
Gauahar Khan
Siddharth Nigam
Samiksha Jaiswal
Karan Vohra
Arjit Taneja
Aditi Sharma

Development

Talking about introducing a spinoff of a popular show on a primetime Deepak Rajadhyaksha, Deputy Business Head of Zee TV, says, "Zee TV has always strived to experiment with formats and bring its viewers unique and fresh content. After the success of Kasamh Se, Pavitra Rishta, Jodha Akhbar, Kumkum Bhagya and Brahmarakshas, we are extremely happy to associate yet again with Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms to bring an innovative narrative Kundali Bhagya. It introduces a new set of characters in an all-new world and will replace our hit primetime show, Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, which was not only a strong differentiator but met with an overwhelming response and has had a glorious run of two years."[3]

On this, Kapoor said, "Over the last two decades, Balaji Telefilms in collaboration with Zee TV has created some great content. With our new show, Kundali Bhagya, we present a first-of-its-kind concept, an all-new interesting and engrossing show that emerges from the sub-plots of an already existing show. We will introduce Pragya’s sisters Preeta and Shrishti and the Luthra brothers Karan and Rishabh. We’re hopeful that the audience will fall in love with each of these endearing characters as we have gone through hundreds of auditions before locking the impressive young talent. The writing for this show is extremely strong in terms of characterisation and the engaging screenplay should leave audiences hooked at the end of every episode."[3]

Reception

Response

Kundali Bhagya in its debut week was the fourth-watched television show in the twenty eighth week (8–14 July) of 2017 in India with 5796 Urban and 4064 Rural Impressions.[4]

In the thirty-second week of 2017 (5–11 August), the soap opera became the second most-watched television show in India with 10498 Impressions (Urban+Rural)[5] In Week 33 (12–19 August) 2017, the soap opera saw a dip in the ratings thereby recording 10097 Impressions (Urban+Rural) but still was the third most-watched television show in India.[6] In Week 34, 2017 the soap opera further fell to 9691 Impressions but still was the fifth most watched show during the week.[7]

In Week 37, 2017 (9–15 September), the soap opera showed a jump in ratings and recorded its highest since debut, 10940 Impressions (Urban+Rural) thereby becoming the second most-watched show in India for the week, the first being its sister show Kumkum Bhagya.[8] In Week 40, 2017 (30 September – 6 October), the soap opera recorded 11216 Impressions (Urban+Rural) and continued to be the second most watched show in India for the week.[9]

In November Kundali Bhagya took the top spot and maintained it in November and December 2017. The show topped TRP charts in January 2018 with staggering 7889 viewership in urban markets. The show got 12.5 million viewership in all India.

Due to continuous increases in ratings and topping the charts, the show became the biggest weekday launch since 2017 by Balaji Telefilms.[10]

After topping the charts continuously for six months with minor exceptions wherein the show stay put in top 5; its first spot was taken by Colors' Naagin. After some time, rival show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai regained its slot leadership and became constantly the second most watched in India,and Kundali Bhagya was out of top 5. However, just in following week, it regained its numbers, non-influenced by increased viewership of rival show, It came back on third spot.

In Week 22, 2019, the show topped the ratings charts with 7,122 impressions in urban ratings and 5,306 rural.[11] It was beaten in urban ratings by Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai since week 28, 2018 pushing Kundali Bhagya to second place.[12] Soon, it took back its first place in week 38, 2019 pushing Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai to second.[13][14]

Broadcast

The series was released on 12 July 2017 on Zee TV. The series also airs on Zee TV HD and Zee TV Asia. The show is also broadcast internationally on the latter's international distribution. It airs in U.K., U.S., Malaysia, Canada, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Ireland, South Africa, Indonesia, Chile, Philippines, Ghana, and Singapore on Zee TV Worldwide.

Kundali Bhagya's broadcasts
Country Channel Name Language
Worldwide Zee TV Kundali Bhagya Hindi
India Zee Anmol Kundali Bhagya Hindi
India Zee Telugu Mangalya Bhagyam Telugu
India
Bangladesh
Zee Bangla Bhagya Kundali Bengali
South Africa Zee World This Is Fate English
Sri Lanka Hiru TV Adarei Man Adarei Sinhala
Mauritius MBC Digital 4 Kundali Bhagya Hindi
Indonesia Antv Takdir Lonceng Cinta Indonesian
Ghana Adom TV Kumkum Kundali Bhagya Akan
Online ZEE5 Kundali Bhagya Hindi
Pakistan Geo Kahani Kundali Bhagya Hindi

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryRecipientResultReference
2018 Kalakar Awards Best Actress Shraddha Arya Won [15][16]
Best TV Show Ekta Kapoor
Gold Awards Best Actress (Popular) Shraddha Arya Won [17]
Best Actress in Supporting Role (Popular) Anjum Fakih
Best Actor in Supporting Role (Popular) Manit Joura
Best Actress in Negative Role (Popular) Ruhi Chaturvedi Nominated [18]
Best Actor in Negative Role (Popular) Sanjay Gagnani
Best Actor (Popular) Dheeraj Dhoopar
Best Television Show (Popular) Ekta Kapoor
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actress In A Negative Role Ruhi Chaturvedi Nominated [19]
Best Actor In A Negative Role Sanjay Gagnani
2019 Indian Telly Awards Best Daily Series (Popular) Ekta Kapoor Nominated [20]
Best Jodi (Popular) Dheeraj Dhoopar & Shraddha Arya
Best Actor In Lead Role Female (Popular) Shraddha Arya
Best Actor in Supporting Role Male (Popular) Manit Joura
Best Actor in Supporting Role Female (Popular) Anjum Fakih
Best Actor in Negative Role Male (Popular) Sanjay Gagnani
Best Actor in Negative Role Female (Popular) Ruhi Chaturvedi
Gold Awards Best Actress Female (Popular) Shraddha Arya Won [21]
Best Actor Male (Popular) Dheeraj Dhoopar Won
Best Onscreen Jodi (Popular) Shraddha Arya and Dheeraj Dhoopar Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) Anjum Fakih Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) Manit Joura Nominated
Best Actor in Negative Role Male (Popular) Sanjay Gagnani Nominated
Best Actor in Negative Role Male (Critics) Won
Best Actress in Negative Role Female (Popular) Ruhi Chaturvedi Nominated
Best TV Show (Popular) Ekta Kapoor Won
Indian Television Academy Awards Best Actor (Popular) Dheeraj Dhoopar Won
Best Actress (Popular) Shraddha Arya Nominated
Best Show (Popular) Ekta Kapoor Won

References

  1. "Kundali Bhagya: Ekta Kapoor reveals the reason behind doing a spinoff of Kumkum Bhagya". The Times of India.
  2. <Ekta Kapoor's new fiction show Kundali Bhagya becomes the biggest weekday launch since 2016
  3. "Zee Launches spinoff of Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya".
  4. Team, Tellychakkar. "BARC India Ratings: 28 WEEK 2017".
  5. Chauhan, Soumyata. "BARC Report Week 32, 2017: Kundali Bhagya and Shakti-Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki knock out Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai from top 5".
  6. Team, Tellychakkar. "BARC India Ratings: Week 33 (2017)".
  7. Team, Tellychakkar. "BARC India Ratings: Week 34 (2017)".
  8. Iyengar, Anusha. "BARC report week 37, 2017: Amitabh Bachchan's Kaun Banega Crorepati 9 and Kumkum Bhagya are ahead in the game".
  9. "BARC TRP ratings week 40 Kaun Banega Crorepati 9 Kundali Bhagya Bigg Boss 11 top ten shows". News Nation.
  10. "Dheeraj Dhoopar starrer Kundali Bhagya becomes the biggest weekday launch since 2017". The Times of India.
  11. Kundali Bhagya takes the top slot in ratings charts!
  12. "TRP Report: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai gets a record number, topples Kundali Bhagya to take the 1st spot".
  13. "TRP Report: Kundali Bhagya topples Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai to grab the top spot".
  14. "BARC Ratings Week 40, 2019: Ekta Kapoor's to Bhagya shows Kundali and Kumkum continue to top the charts!".
  15. "Kolkata celebrates 26th Annual Kalakar Awards amidst glitz and glamour - -::Holly Bolly Tolly::-". hollybollytolly.com.
  16. Mohsin Khan, Shraddha Arya, Kundali Bhagya wins top honours at 26th Kalakar Awards, 2018
  17. 11th Gold Awards, 2018: Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya and team wins most awards!
  18. Gold Awards, 2018: List of Nominees and Winners
  19. "Nomination List: 18th Indian Television Academy Awards, 2018".
  20. 15th Indian Telly Awards, 2019: List of Nominees and Winners
  21. "Nominations for 12th Boroplus Gold Awards, 2019". 12th Gold Awards.
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