Balaji Telefilms, is the latest venture of Ekta Kapoor, the reigning producer of Indian television’s most melodramatic daily soaps for the past two decades. Ekta began her career as a producer-director with the soap opera “Hum Panch” in 1995 and continued to dish out huge successes on the small screen, making her the undefeated queen of family soaps, which she maintain till date.
Coming from a production house that has constantly dished out soap operas that have kept its viewers engaged for years, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein keeps up the appeal that Balaji Telefilms has maintained through the years. If you do not watch the soap, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein is a family soap that went on air in Dec 2013. It is the highest rated tele-serial in the UK with over 150,000 viewers.
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein is a mellow romance based on a novel “Custody” by Manju Kapoor. It focuses on marriage, betrayal, divorce, mature love, children and family issues with spotlight on societal norms. The story revolves around Raman Bhalla (Karan Patel), hailing from a Punjabi family and Ishita Iyer played by Divyanka Tripathi, who comes from a Tamilian background.
Raman Bhalla is a divorcee with two children with his ex-wife Shagun (Anita Hassanandani), who betrays him by eloping with his business archrival, a crook of a man, Ashok Khanna (Sangram Singh). Raman is left bitter by his wife’s betrayal and becomes indifferent o his daughter Ruhi (Ruhanika Dhawan). Ishita Iyer is a dentist with a little secret of her own, the secret that she is infertile, something her mother wants to keep under wraps.
Ishita saves Raman’s little daughter from a mishap and there begins a friendship between the two. Opposites attract and this is exactly what happens in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. Although Raman and Ishita are poles apart, they eventually get into wedlock, as Ruhi wants “Ishita Maa” to be her new mother. A romance between the two begins, but it comes with its problems, the main being Raman’s ex-wife Shagun, who tries to break their alliance, but without success.
The story has been weaving its way through drama, romance, hatred, revenge, affection and laughter, having completed more than 500 episodes and still going strong. Of late, it is being seen that Shagun is having a change of heart and moving towards being a better person. Yeh Hai Mohabbatein is the most popular running evening soap, entertaining millions of viewers, who are completely hooked to the tele serial.
In fact, the show is so successful that it has been remade in various Indian languages, which include Tamil, Bengali, Malayalam and Kannada. Balaji Telefilms has maintained its glory with Yeh Hai Mohabbatein topping the charts. The soap opera has also won several laurels in the past and present year, clearly stating its popularity with the audience.
This Star Plus soap is currently being telecast in the 7:30-8:00 slot. With interesting story developments and a brilliant star cast, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein will be around to entertain its audiences for a long time to come.