Colors to launch fiction drama ‘Gathbandhan’ in 9 pm slot
MUMBAI: Hindi GEC Colors’ new fiction drama ‘Gathbandhan’ is a gripping love story between a gangster and a righteous IPS officer. Featuring Abrar Qazi, Shruti Sharma, and Sonali Jayanti Naik, ‘Gathbandhan’, produced by Jay Mehtaa Productions, premieres on 15th January and will air every Monday to Friday at 9 pm.
An edgy yet captivating love saga from the streets of Dashrath chawl in Mumbai, the show in a light-hearted manner will trace the journey of two contrasting personalities who under unusual circumstances are tied in a bond for a lifetime.
‘Gathbandhan’ explores the extraordinary love story of a Gujarat ni chokri Dhanak (Played by Shruti Sharma), an honest, upright individual, who has the zeal to become an IPS Officer and a gangster, Marathi Mulga Raghu (Played by Abrar Qazi), Son of Savitri Bai Jadhav, a Bollywood fan with no aim.
Under the watchful eye of his mother Savitri (Played by Sonali Jayanti Naik), Raghu takes over the family business of extortion; unknown to Dhanak; a fearless woman who holds ethical and moral values supreme. As the two enter the bond of matrimony, a conflict of epic proportions ensues between Savitri and her new daughter-in-law.
Commenting on the show, Viacom18 Head, Hindi and Kids TV Network Nina Elavia Jaipuria said, “Reinforcing our promise to stay connected and keep our audience engaged and entertained, we are delighted to bring back the evergreen genre of romance with Gathbandhan. The show is a unique alliance of two conflicting cultures, values and worlds. With one being an IPS officer and other being a local don, the show makes for a powerful drama which will ride high on emotions and aspiring dreams.”
Speaking about the concept of the show, Viacom18 Chief Content Officer, Hindi Mass Entertainment Manisha Sharma said, “Gathbandhan is a tongue in cheek story between a boy, who is a don and a self-righteous girl studying to be a police officer. She wants him arrested along with his mom and he wants to please her to become his bride. The question lies in whether she will be able to convert him? Will she arrest him? With lots of nuances of Gujarati and Marathi families, the storyline will spice up the tashan between the two. With Kesari Nandan, Gathbandhan and Khoob Ladi Mardani Jhansi Ki Rani, we hope to keep viewers entertained with the variety of content that we are offering.”
Jay Mehtaa Productions founder Jay Mehtaa said, “With the authentic bustling backdrop of Mumbai, Gathbandhan chronicles the lives of two individuals who look at their personal and professional values from two different lenses. With the clash of three strong personalities- Dhanak, Raghu and Savitri Bai, the audiences are in for a roller-coaster ride. As these two worlds converge, the question lies in whether it will lead to a battle or will they find love. Adding further, Kinnari Mehtaa, co-founder of Jay Mehtaa Productions, said, Determining and transforming characters with fresh concepts is what we believe in and our synergies matched with COLORS on this front and we are delighted to be associated with them.”
‘Gathbandhan’ revolves around three stark opposite characters, each with their own set of morals and beliefs who come together in the most unusual circumstances. While Dombivali ka Don Raghu has the city at his feet, it is up to Gujarati IPS Dhanak to make Raghu walk the path of righteousness as his better-half. In this conflict of crime vs kanoon, will love win? With tremendous performances from actors Akrar Qazi, Shruti Sharma, and Sonali Jayanti Naik, Gathbandhan promises to be a wholesome entertainer with an intriguing love story at its core.