Santaan is a Hindi drama television series that aired on Star Plus channel. Launched on October 22, 2007, it had a total of 297 episodes and ruled the TV screens until March 20, 2009.
Created by the Shakuntalam Telefilms and directed by Inder Das and Sujeet Singh, it was nominated in 2008 for the Indian Movie Awards.
Produced by the very prolific Shymashish Bhattacharya and Neelima Bajpayee, and with a well-chosen cast like Diwakar Pundir, Samragyi Nema, Sundeep Sahir, Daljit Kaur, Gaurav Khanna, Kushal Punjabi, Trishikha Tiwari and many others, the show succeeded in keeping the audience highly entertained at the hours when it was aired.
Santaan is based on a real life story. It highlights the conflict between the parents and their children to uphold the family values and morals. The story presents us with a couple -Parikshit Dixit and his wife Gayatri, who fight every day to keep the family close, happy and bonded. Their three children - Suhana, Kartik, and Shubh, are different in behavior and character.
The Dixit family struggles every day, making compromises along the way to ensure their children’s needs and to secure a good future. Due to the generation gap, conflicts arise between them, with the parents trying to make sense of their kids’ dreams and desires.
The development of the mother- daughter as well as the father-son relationship has what kept the audience coming back for more.