Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani belongs to the drama genre. Zee TV telecasts it on weekdays at 9:30 pm, starting from 27 July 2015.
Drashti Dhami played the female lead in the first season with
Siddhant Karnick as the male lead. In season 2,
Eisha Singh and
Sartaj Gill play the main lead. The first season was set in the 1940s and the second season in 1950s and 1960s.
Pawan Parkhi is the director of the show. The show is produced under the banner ‘Sphere Origins.’ The show has been conceptualized by Nilanjana Purkayasstha.
The story is a love tale between a king and a common girl, which further becomes his queen. The story focuses on the royal family of Ameerkot. The king Rana Indravan Singh Deo aka Ranaji, played by Siddhant Karnick, returns from his fight in the World War II which marks the beginning of the show. Ranaji is a widower. The royal family is headed by his mother, Rajmata Priyamvada. After coming back, he gets to know that their family is in debt to Govind Seth who is that region’s richest money lender. He has a beautiful daughter, Gayatri, who is attracted to Ranaji, played by Drashti Dhami. Gayatri is an ordinary, chirpy, and innocent girl. Her parents are always worried about her marriage. Ranaji and Gayatri meet many times, but Ranaji is unaware of her identity.
Finally, Rajmata goes to Govind Seth and strikes a deal to get Ranaji and Gayatri married in return for the compensation for debt. He agrees to it as Gayatri loves Ranaji, but she is unaware of Ranaji’s hatred. Ranaji is still in love with his dead wife. Gayatri realizes that becoming a queen does not mean to have a happy ending. She was a manglik with no future. The story is about the girl Gayatri from being an ordinary girl who had lots of dreams which did not meet the reality to a queen. Later, she wins Ranaji’s heart and become his queen. She also wins every people’s heart of Ameerkot and especially those in the Raj Mahal. Even after everything being okay between Ranaji and Gayatri, they have to fight through many things. They have to face many problems, but they always stay together. Ranaji even forgets who Gayatri is.
The situations faced by Gayatri and her way of handling those makes the show very interesting. In series of events, Ranaji dies, and Gayatri fights, but she also loses her life. She had a girl child who later becomes Rani Gayatri Singh who is unaware of her actual past. The second season shows her journey. She is a scholarship student and studies in Ameerkot University. She has returned back to Ameerkot after many years. She has her grandmother with her. She had a childhood friend who is the prince of Ameerkot, Kunwar Rajveer Singh aka Raja. The second season is about their love story.
Season I had Drashti Dhami in many different types of characters, from a simple Gayatri to Rani Gayatri, then Savitri who is a village belle, and finally a warrior. Season I also had Jayna Tida,
Priya Tandon, etc.
Season II has
Zaan Khan, Anita Raj,
Anjum Fakih, Akshay Anand,
Chetan Hansraj, etc. In the current episodes, Raja and Rani are having a love- hate relationship. Raja sometimes behaves as very lovely and caring, and sometimes treats her like an animal. Kunwari Bindu is attracted to Raja and Kunwar Jeevan to Rani. The way story taking the turn is very interesting. So, what will happen to their love story?
Will Rani be able to know about her past? Will the misunderstandings between Raja and Rani end? To know about all these things, keep watching Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani. If you had not watched the Season I till now, do watch it. It also showcased the family politics that used to occur in royal families. Do watch Season II also. The chemistry between the lead makes the show worth watching and everything on the show are placed keeping in mind the thing available in that particular era which gave it a royal look.
Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani is an Indian Serial in Hindi of the journal drama which has glimpses of Romance and Mystery blend together. The creative head of the serial being Sphere Origins and Nilanjana P, the story is written by Nilanjana Purkayastha and Rajitha Sharma. Another aspect of writing such as dialogues is written by Aparajita Sharma and
Divya Sharma. The screenplay has been done by Faizal Akhtar and Sweksha Bhagat. The serial has been beautifully pictured by Director Pawan Parkhi along with the support of the Creative Directors Siddhartha Venkat Saurabh and Nilajana P.
A Mumbai-based production company called Sphere Origins has joined hands in producing the serial having Sujoy Wadhwa and Comal Sujoy Wadhwa as the Producers.
The theme music that hisses throughout the serial is composed by
Raju Singh and Siddhartha Venkar Saurabh. Having its first episode broadcasted on 27th July 2015, the serial runs approximately around 26 minutes each day in Zee TV (Hindi).
Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani is a drama based on King Time happenings. It is about Ameerkot’s family which Rajmata and Rana Indravadhan Singh leads. They face quite a few misfortunes and evil times which leads Rana Indravadhan Singh to get married to a wealthy money lender Gopal Seth’s Daughter Gayatri Seth. With all the dreams of Marriage, Gayatri steps into the family but what is waiting in store for her was not as she thought it would be.
All those dramatic and harmful events take place within the family members which Gayatri need to handle. Apart from all the petty happenings comes the bondage that is to happen between Rana Indravadhan Singh, who is still dwelling on the past with love for his expired wife and Gayatri, a completely new entrant, who has fancied happy dreams about marriage. With her husband struck with his past, the entire story revolves around Gayatri, showing her process of transformation from an ordinary Indian Girl into a Royal Queen who has won over the people of the soil and most importantly, her husband Rana Indravadhan Singh’s love for her. It is about the movement in the life of Gayatri from an ordinary Gayatri to Rani Gayatri to Savitri to Warrior at last.
There happen to be many actors who contribute to the success of the serial, out of which the vital cast of the serial being, Drashti Shami as Gayatri, Siddhant Karnick as Rana Indravadhan Singh, Jayna Tida as Ranaji’s former wife who dies in the serial, Anjum Fakih as Ranaji’s third wife.
Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani is on air in Pakistan on Geo Kahani. The serial has won many hearts and accolades as well. In the Zee Rishtey Awards held in 2015, Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani Serial has won three super high awards and has been nominated for seven prestigious award categories.