Sasural Simar Kaa is a famous Indian daily soap opera that premiered on April 25, 2011, and is currently running successfully on Colors TV. It tells the story of two sisters who end up married to two brothers in the same family and their journey of being the ideal ‘bahus’ of the house. The show is created by Rashmi Sharma Telefilms and directed by Pawan Kumar. Simar and Roli are young small town girls and sisters who have grown up in Vrindavan amidst strong middle-class values.
The titular character of Simar Bhardwaj has been essayed by Dipika Samson while Avika Gor of the famous Balika Vadhu fame plays the character of Roli Bharadwaj, Simar’s sister. Simar loves dancing and wants to become a dancer; but this is against the values of her family and hence not liked by her parents, especially her father Jamna Lal Dwivedi, played by Pankaj Dheer. Her only support is her sister Roli and her favorite Bua –Rajjo Bua, played by the ever loved Himani Shivpuri. Simar’s mother, Meena Dwivedi’s role is played by Jaya Ojha.
With an aim to get his daughter settled and stop dreaming about being a dancer, Simar’s father arranges for her wedding to the son of the rich and traditional Bharadwaj family, Prem Bharadwaj. Simar is stuck between the competition of her life and her wedding, which unfortunately happens to fall on the same day. She somehow manages to balance both, but all hells breaks loose when the family sees the new bahu on TV dancing on a reality show. The show moves on to how Simar wins over the hearts of one and all in the family, including her husband who loves her the most.
A twist in the take comes when Roli too is married into the same family to Prem’s elder brother Siddhanth Bhardwaj played by the dapper Manish Raisinghani. This challenge too does not deter the love the two sisters share, and they both decide together to be the pillars of strength of the Bharadwaj family. Jayati Bhatia plays Nirmala Bharadwaj the strict Dadi-Saas of Simar and Roli. Adarsh Gautam and Nishigandha Wad play Prem and Siddhanth’s parents Rajendra Bharadwaj and Sujatha Bharadwaj respectively. Rajendra and Sujatha have two more sons – Satyendra and Shailendra. Satyendra Bharadwaj’s character is played by Vishal Singh, and Snehal Sahay plays his wife, Uma. Sahil Anand plays Shailendra Bharadwaj and Swetha Sinhaplayes his wife, Pari.
Nimisha Vakharia plays the comic character of Manoranjan, who is NirmalaBharadwaj’s younger sister and acts as the main support of Simar and Roli in their new house. Ashish Roy and Jhanvi Vohra play Suryendra Bharadwaj and Karuna Bharadwaj, Nirmala Bharadwaj’s second son and his wife. They have a son; Sankalp Bharadwaj played by Aryamann Seth. Jyotsana Chandola plays the character of Billo Rani aka Khushi, who marries Sankalp Bharadwaj only with the desire to make Simar and Roli’s life hell and seek revenge for her sister, who had been rejected by Prem in the past.
Falaq Naaz enters the show as Jhanvi Bharadwaj, who we later find out is the daughter of Rajendra and Sujatha Bharadwaj, who had been exchanged with Prem during their childhood. Jhanvi gets married to Shaurya Singhani, a psychopath seeking revenge. This leads to their split and Shaurya’sdeath, leaving Jhanvi pregnant. Shaurya’s sister, Meghana Singhania (played by the Mahabharata fame Shikha Singh) returns to seek revenge for Shaurya’s death. Thanks to Roli and Simar’s good thinking they manage to get Meghana arrested in time.
Jhanvi finds solace in Dr.Anurag Arora, a doctor who works in the same hospital that she works as a nurse, who falls in love with her and also accepts her unborn child as his own. Currently, the show fast forwards by a couple of years, where Simar is shown to be part of the Mehta family, and Roli tries her best to get her sister back into the Bharadwaj house,to give Simar her original identity and restore the happiness of her family. The show was such a massive hit that it was dubbed in two regional languages. The Tamil version titled ‘MoondruMudichu’ airs Monday-Friday, 9.30pm on Polimer TV.
The Telugu version is titled ‘Moodu Mullu’ and airs Monday-Friday on Maa Gold. The show has also reached the Serbian audiences with a dubbed version which airs on RTV Pink.
You can catch the show from Monday-Friday, 7.30 pm only on Colors TV.