Vicky & Vetaal
Vicky & Vetaal is an Indian supernatural sitcom series which premiered on Disney Channel India. The series is produced by Cinevistaas Limited was launched on 7 October 2006 as the first major original production of the network, and Disney's first locally produced live action Hindi language series. The show was planned to be the first of a string of five local productions due to get released within a year's span, and was followed by Dhoom Machaao Dhoom, Agadam Bagdam Tigdam, Break Time Masti Time and Nach to the Groove. The series stars Dev Kantawala as Vicky and Vishal Malhotra as Vetaal. The series also re-aired on Disney XD, Jetix and Hungama TV.
|Vicky & Vetaal|
|Created by||Nikhat Bhatti|
|Written by||Swanand Kirkire|
|Directed by||Suraj Rao|
|Creative director(s)||Nikhat Bhatti|
|Starring||Damandeep Singh Baggan (voice)|
|Country of origin||India|
|Executive producer(s)||Narendra S. Kokbankar|
|Running time||20-22 minutes (per episode)|
|Production company(s)||Cinevistaas Limited|
|Distributor||Disney India Media Networks|
|Original network||Disney Channel India|
|Original release||6 October 2006 –|
17 March 2007
|Related shows||Vicky Aur Vetaal|
The main characters of the series are Vicky (Dev Kantawala), a brave and intelligent sixth standard boy and Vetaal (Vishal Malhotra), a friendly but foolish ghost whom only Vicky can see. Vicky released Vetaal accidentally after Vetaal had been hanging from a tree in a graveyard for 300 years and since then their fate has been tied together (much to their dismay) and they have to go along together everywhere followed by "Paddu", Vetaal's living book of magic. The episodes mostly revolves around mishaps in Vicky's life and Vetaal's brave but foolish attempts to save the day often leading to additional troubles for Vicky.
The series is primarily a comedy series with stand-alone episodes. It was one of the favourites among kids hosted by Disney channel at that time.
- Vishal Malhotra as Veetal
- Dev Kantawalaas Vicky Sharma
- Girish Pardeshi as Anil Sharma (Vicky's father)
- Pubali Sanyal as Shikha Sharma (Vicky's mother)
- Jai Thakkar as Sid
- Yash Shah as Ashish
- Shivani Joshi as Meghna
- Kritika Sharma as Sanjana
- Suhail More as Jumbo
- Swapnali Kulkarni as Sabha
- Aakansha Kapil as Malika Ma'am
- Kenny Desai as Principal Kapoor
- Damandeep Singh Baggan as the voice of Paddu (the spell book)
Vicky Sharma. played by Dev Kantawala, is a sixth standard boy. He is very naughty boy who likes to play pranks on others. He is tormented by the school bully Sid (portrayed by (Jai Thakkar) in the first episode and Vicky challenged him to visit a graveyard and touch a peepal tree. Although he accepted the challenge, but was very scared and to make other worse, he chooses heads in the toss and wins, meaning he goes first. Vicky then reveals to the viewers that it was actually a coin with two heads. He scares Sid by setting many scary things like his skeleton model "Bonu". Vicky wins by touching the tree, but everything ends there as he wakes up to find it was a nightmare. However, it wasn't a nightmare. Vetaal, the vampire and his spellbook Paddu get a new home, that is Vicky's home and from then onward they live together. He is usually blamed for things which are actually done by Vetaal as he is the only one who can see him.
He is a vampire, who likes drinking milk and not blood. He never can control his powers. He usually does things completely wrong and ultimately gets help from Paddu to get the things right. He is a nutcase with a liking for Vicky's teacher Mallika. He is portrayed by Vishal Malhotra.
He is Vetaal's living spellbook. He usually helps to undo the wrong things done by Vetaal. He usually uses weird and awkward slang terms like Chips ke khaali packet, (Empty packet of chips), and Chamgaadar ki doom, (Tail of a bat). He often releases a fart. He is a computer generated image and is voiced by Damandeep Singh Baggan.
Siddheshwaran Khanna (Sid)
He is the son of Principal Mr. Ayushyamakarand Khanna (Ashu Sir), the principal of Vicky's school, and is the school bully. His whole family of four: Siddheshwaran, Ayushyamakarand (his father), Neelamkeshwari (his mother), and Anshulmanthan (his brother). All have very big names as their family thinks it is a sin to keep small names. He usually calls Vicky "Icky Vicky". He has two sidekicks, brothers named Manan and Chirag. He is very afraid of scary things. He usually bullies Vicky and his friends Rishi and Megha. He is occasionally seen teaming up with Vicky. He is played by Jai Thakkar.
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