If television nostalgia means anything to the millennials, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, will grab a major share of their memories. Thanks to this mad-house, our growing up years became oh-so-memorable. Be it Rosesh Sarabhai’s lame but highly memorable poems, the burns Maya Sarabhai gave to Monisha, Indravadan’s jokes at the expense of everyone and Monisha’s super-amazing bargaining skills — Sarabhai vs Sarabhai gave us a lot to laugh about.

When Sarabhai vs Sarabhai first went on air, the Gujarati family culture became an instant hit with the small screen viewers. Following its footsteps and success mantra, many more shows were based on the same community . The show follows the eccentricities of the Sarabhai family, an upper middle class family living in South Bombay. The family consists of Indravadan Sarabhai (Satish Shah) and his wife Maya (Ratna Pathak), who live in an apartment with their younger son Rosesh (Rajesh Kumar). Their older son Sahil (Sumeet Raghavan) and his wife Monisha Sarabhai(Rupali Ganguly) live in the apartment across the hallway.

Good news! The show which gave us some of the best moments on Indian television between 2004 and 2006, is returning. Now, no need to stream it online or watch its downloaded seasons on your laptops. 

“We had a couple of rounds of discussion with our writer and producer regarding this. But then it didn’t work out the way we wanted to, so we thought to do something else with it,” Deven told PTI.

It was jubilation time for fans of the cult show as producer JD Majethia announced that the show would return by May as a web-series on Hotstar. The show has taken a leap of seven years. The cast and crew will begin shooting from the end of March. Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai stars Sumeet Raghavan, Rupali Ganguly, Ratna Pathak Shah, Satish and Rajesh Kumar. It seems some new characters will be added on the show. Look tests have already been done for the characters. 

“After the show wrapped up, all of us, including the actors, got busy with other commitments. However, at every public event and even at private functions in the last 10 years, I was always asked when Sarabhai vs Sarabhai was returning. It was public demand which finally compelled us to set aside everything else and concentrate on developing a quality script which lives up to the audience’s expectations. Shooting will continue all through April. We are targeting a May release,” informs actor-producer-director Jamnadas Majethia .

Soon the laughter medicine will be on your mobiles and laptops. Just wait and watch!!!


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