End of Road for TV Soap 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi...'


Press Trust of India
   
Mumbai, Nov 4: It will be curtains down for popular Hindi TV serial 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kahi Bahu Thi' this Thursday after the Bombay High Court today declined to stay the termination notice served by Star TV to the producers of one of India's longest running soaps on the small screen.

The court order was given after the serial's producer Balaji Telefilms -- headed by Ekta Kapoor -- moved the vacation bench of the Bombay High Court last week seeking stay of the termination notice.

"Such relief is not possible", Justice J H Bhatia said.

Star has decided to scrap the serial following a drop in its Television Rating Points(TRP) between July and September this year. The serial is slated to end on November six when the last episode will be telecast.

" The programme has outlived its life. We had no motive to hurt Balaji," Star's counsel Ravi Kadam Kadam told the court. The serial has to be taken off the air because the channel was losing viewers of prime time slot to other channels, he said.

But Balaji's counsel Ram Jethmalani argued that the agreement between the two parties provided that the show will run at least upto March 2009.

The iconic family saga spread over three generations ruled the small screen for several years since it was launched in 2000 and struck a chord with Indian viewers worldwide.

The serial gained popularity as an early hindi soap and was centred on daughter-in-law Tulsi played by actor-politician Smriti Irani. Over 1,500 episodes spanning eight years have been telecast making Tulsi and Mihir Virani household names.

  

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  • Praveen Maben, USA

    Thu, Nov 06 2008

    I agree totally with what Mr.Dolphy Veigas says. He is a guy who talks sense all the time and 'YES' all Ekta Kapoor serials are boring and we need to keep our kids away from all this non-sense. What do you say 'Dolphy'?

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  • santhosh, M'lore

    Thu, Nov 06 2008

    Big loss for pharmacy..No body will  buy head ache tablets..

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  • ashok, bantakal/dubai

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Thank God!!! What a relief!!!

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  • Juliana , Mangalore / Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    I truly agree with you and with all the others' comments made about these stupid serials. I wish all other "K" series will be discontinued too. They seem to have no meaning and no moral at all. Regards,

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  • SUSHMA S.RAO, dubai, u.a.e

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Thank's to Ekta who produced such a stupid serials. One girl married several times. Like Parvati and Tulsi gone to  jail also. Ekta Was Parvathi is cultured women. I dont think so. In your next serial first you have to learn what is culture of Indian women, decent and everything. thank you.

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  • Michele, Dubai

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    I'm delighted at this news. First Kahani ghar ghar ki... and now Kyunki Saas.... wow!.... great news.... Ekta should make hilarous serials like Hum Panch, coz. at least one can put up with nonsense like this only once a week. I just wish for Kayamat and Kasturi to end as well.

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  • Wilson, Kuwait

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Who made this serial popular. Was it Ekta or was it ourselves. Just stop watching foolish soaps and they will automatically stop because of their TRP ratings. JAAGO INDIA JAAGO

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  • aysha, mangalore\dubai

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Thanks to God at last v takes big relief.very happy that its getting over soon...ekta good luck for next stupid serial.

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  • kevin, uae

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    I have never watched this serial in my life but I have heard a lot (bad) about it...Ekta must be saying " oh...thank God , finally I can take some time to fix my teeth.."

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  • Altaf Hussain, Karkala/UAE

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Long awaited NONSENSE TV Serial has ended. This was end of the road for Ekta for her dumbminded brain. My family had stopped watching this nonsense serial 6 years ago so no surprise for his ending.

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  • Ashley Machado, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Hurrray!!!!!!Relief at last.. Am soo pleased.. No more of crying stuff and display of home politics.. Ekta should consider doing constructive, meaningful sops..

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  • Sudhir K, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Atlast I can unlock the parental lock of STAR Channel. Majority people of India were totally bored of the nonsense showed on Star TV. What does Ekta thinks? Is she genius on what she does? Real stupidity and star TV should have stopped giving the slot to this Ekta Kapoor serials as it has totally spoilt the culture of India. Message to Ekta, now please stop this nonsense get married to a nice boy or girl and settle down.

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  • Abdul Razak (DEWA), Mangalore/DUBAI

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Thank God, and thanks to Ekta kapoor-Shoba kapoor-Jeetendra and Tushar kapoor, for dragging the seriel, 8 longs years and highligting only Indian rich families, forgetting middle class and poor.

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  • Nisha, mangalore

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    Oh..thank god atlast I can stop counting the villans..now at least I can breathe properly..hope Ekta will not come up with something else which will extend for 15yrs

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  • Meenakshi, manglore/dubai

    Wed, Nov 05 2008

    God has saved 30min from this stupid nonsense serial.

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  • janet , KUWAIT

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Thank God finally end this stupid serial. I fully agree with Edward Maben , Ekta made money,but some stupid family follow that and spoiled thier life.(garvaly and Bhaharvaly rakheke)Please pass these all comments to Ekta,she should not do any more like this baseless and meaningless serials.

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  • Joyce Charlie, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Let God bless Ekta Kapoor for her good decision..... serials should be short and sweet and should have some moral at the end....anyway once again a big thanks to EKTA KAPOOR

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  • Amrith Alvares, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Initially "Kyun ki...." did very well, but how long?? how long one can chew a same chewing gum??

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  • joseph fernandes, mangalore/qatar

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    thanks to star tv, at last kyunki ends. hope people will use this time for something useful.

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  • soumya, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    I am so happy to hear that this serial is getting out of the tv for ever... gosh it was getting to our nerves

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  • Nelson, Kuwait

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Oh Thank God !!! what a good news I hope Ekta Kapoor will not come out with a new serial called " Bahu bhi kabhi saas banegi" !!!!

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  • Sandra, Sequeira

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    I think Daijiworld needs to pass this link to Ekta Kapoor and ensure that she does not make any more serials in future.

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  • Priya, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    If Star TV had not stopped it, probably Ekta Kapoor would have continued this serial for another 50 years. Finally the channel people woke up. Its time for Ekta Kapoor to realise that she cant fool Indian audience with her "K" serials. If she doesnt come out with something new, her other serials would also suffer with similar fate.

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  • Edward C Maben, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    The first reaction from me is to thank God for this has come to an end. The second reaction is to pray God to do the same to all the stupid serials telecast by TV Channels. The gory side is most of us parents lecture a lot to our children about what to do and what not to do. But unfortunately all this lecture ends bang at 8 pm when these stupid serials start.

    I understand people need recreation and inspiration. But surely these serials do not provide both. God knows how many of us have Multiple Personality Disorder problems after watching these serials. So many of our children behave like 20- 25 year old adults and speak and do things that are learnt from these serials.

    So many of us get so influenced that we have disagreements between many husbands and wives. Ekta Kapoor has clearly taken advantage of peoples emotions & has made a lot of money. But the psychological cost we people have paid is a lot.Its time for us to sit back & think how useful these stupid soaps have been to families and what negative change it has bought to our daily lives. For a change hopefully we can learn our lessons from this and create interest in our children to watch more useful channels.To do this we have to start useful channels.

    Look at Channels like Discovery, NGC, History, there are many.But as we all know, to bring about a positive change in our children we have to change ourselves first. Come out of the stupid fantasy world and live real time. Thanks to all the Judges who realised this and I hope many more will.

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  • SAVEEN SALIAN, SURATHKAL-DUBAI

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    OH..Thank god,  I feel this is big victory for us than we got in 1947..Please forward all these mesages to ektha kapoor so she can stop making serials and let others to live.

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  • SAVEEN SALIAN, SURATHKAL-DUBAI

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    OHHHHHH..Thank god,i feel this is big victory for us than wt v got in 1947..pls forward all these mesages to ektha kapoor so she can stop making serials and let others to live.

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  • Sandhya Pai, Udupi/Bahrain

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    What a relief...... Hope to see some good show in its place.

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  • Ibrahim A R, Jeddah - KSA

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    This was like chewing gum nonstop time waster especially for ladies. Just to imagine a scene of some one dying all the family members one after another parade around dead person and start cying, yelling in between 10-15 minutes ad clips and that episode ends with every one crying....crying and later on viewers crying...thank God now no one will be sad!!

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  • Sharon, Kulshekar/UAE

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Hey! Nice comment, from Indian Express, Mumbai: Finally the end has come for all the Saas Bahu.....Thank god the indian tv audience has come out of the so so unreal fiction of Balaji....where baa is now around 200 yr old, tulsi is 100 but still young healthy and beautiful.....and not telling you sbout the rest...Balaji had fooled the Indian tv audience for the last 8 yrs... Suggestion to Ekta Kapoor - try some other channel to air your dragging shows or why dont you launch your own channel to air your own shows till eternity...!

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  • sharmila, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    this should be enough inspiration to Ekta Kapoor to make serials which connects to reality and which gives some good, positive message to the viewers.

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  • Maggie, Bombay - Kuwait

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    The almighty had mercy on all those who were watching this serial.Atlast it is over. Ekta pl get married and settle soon and take care of yr in-laws in order for you to know what is SAAS and BAHU

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  • Denis, Bangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    For me serials stink !!! This one was stinking for too long it seems... Sad end to Ekta's dream of having longest serial on Indian small screen. By the way, when will we see the end to her "K" ritual ???

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  • Clifford, Moodbidri / Dubai

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Thank God, great news & great releif. We guys now can take a long breath & say "Kyunki ki Ekta Khab se Paagal thi "

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  • Purushottama, Byndoor

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    GOOD RIDDANCE! All these days we had kahani mey naya mod- mod mey naya twist- twist mey naya turn-and at the end we remained where we started! Now all can sing - Dukh bari din bitere bhiya - khushi bhare din ayo re......

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  • M.Bhat, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Ekta's serials have always depicted women in bad light and highlight it by heavy background music. Many of her serials are ruining our indian culture as well indian society. All serials have extra marital affairs,revenge & pre-marital sex, greed for possession of money & material etc. These kind of serials are against our stong cultural ethos and orthodox beliefs. BAN all her serials. Only looser from these bans are highly paid TV artists. Most of her artists practise what is shown in TV like extra, pre-marital ..........and multiple partners. They have shamed our culture and our country.

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  • Jessie, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Thank God one serial will come to an end, hoping all other never ending serials will come to an end too. Telecast some comedy serials, some reality shows or some knowledgeable quizz instead of these senseless serials.

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  • Lancelot N. Tauro, Manglore - Doha qatar

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Ban all Ekta Kapoor's tele serials as it shows fight amoung family members specially ladies are not spared by exhibiting negative role with tussk......tussssskk. tussssshhh background music. Multi thanx to Bombay high court.

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  • lorrybalur, balur,mudigere.burdubai

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    very well said.when i was in india,i couldn't watch any programme after 8.00 p.m.to 11 p.m.i was praying when this drama will end.thank god! but, surely our Indian women will miss ekta kapoor serial 

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  • sharmila,

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Thank God, finally this boring serial is going to END forever. similarly, other boring / unnatural serials should be banned forever.

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  • sunita, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    finally the dark scary night in the land of kyunki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi will be over

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  • sarvotham shenoy, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    What a relief..........

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  • leena pinto, nejar ireland

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    FRANKLY SPEAKING I NEVER WATCH SUCH SERIALS. IT IS BIG WASTE OF TIME.I RATHER SPEND MY PRECIOUS TIME CREATIVLY BY TALKING WITH KIDS OR COOKING THEM SPECIAL MEAL OR READING BOOKS.WATCHING SERIAL ONLY CREATS PASSIVE VIEWERS NOT ACTIVE ONE THE WAY REALITY SHOW OR DOCUMENTARIES CREATE.

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  • Reshma, Mlore/Dubai

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Please show these comments to Ekta Kapoor.It may help her to make better serial in future.

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  • Cheryl, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Thank god... what a waste of time these serials are I wish Ekta could you her intelligence in creating better stuff for kids and some comedy would do for a change...

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  • Nihal, Mangalore/ Dammam

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Breaking & shocking news!!! we guys have to celebrate our freedom. now we can have TV remote in our hand.

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  • Ronald, Udyavara/Dubai

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Thank God! This I thought never ending and everyone is fed except the producers. Now a days people look for realistic short serials.

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  • Gerald D'Silva, Mangalore/Dubai

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Great news,I expect all serials of Ekta Kapoor should be banned,there is no theme, she only show cases the outer bueaty of a woman with Fashionable sarees,jewels and bunglows,and hatred between husband and wife,mother in law and daughter in law,etc etc etc.I have personally heard that many women have become prey of wrong deeds due to her serials, throw her to jail.

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  • Sharon Rego, UAE

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Mr. M lobo, I am not able to control my laugh, after reading your comment! Wonderful! Am glad too, no more crying, hate these women with such deadly colors on them, I dont mind watching Vikram Aur Bethaal all over again...or even byomkesh bakshi or whatever, the detective..

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  • Mohammad Yasar, Mangalore , Dubai

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    When this seriel strats my son was 2 years old and when it it ends my boy is 11 years . he grows up , his color is changed height and weight also changed but still heroine remains same. Extreme Level of stupidity!!!!!!!!!

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  • Jerome, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    I do not understand why people continue watching such mega TV serials even after knowing that they are non-sense and have no value.

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  • IMRAN, JUBAIL-SURATHKAL

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Ansooon ka Aaashiyaana leke ghar ghar mein dukh paidaish karthe thein ye saans aur bahu... ha ha KYUNKI.... era comes to an end... bakwas serial yaaar....

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  • arun, nasik

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    oh no...it was the best serial available across the channels, please support to get it back on star. one cant simply afford to loose tulsi and mihir viraani.

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  • Manu, Abu Dhabi

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Very happy that this serial is getting over soon...Ekta's soaps are really boring and no sense at all....

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  • vincent , Kuppepadav - Bahrain

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Ektha kapoor please take rest..its enough to cheat people since long time.get marry soon and have a family life then only you come to know the reality.those are watching your serial are gone to mad.. Finally over... thank God no more non sense serials please.

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  • Roshan D'costa, Moodbidri/Abudhabi

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    I saw personally saw some people crying by watching some nonsense emotions on such serials on TV. Thanks to govt no more cry now. Ladies can prepare good food for their families hereafter.

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  • Navin, Doha

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Atlast this non-sense serial is ending. BAN all Ekta kapoor's serials as it's real waste of time.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore / Bahrain

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    It is the RIGHT thing what 'Bombay High Court' did. But its TOO late. There are many other serials and programes must be CANCELLED. The Centarl Information Dept. (Ministry) must make sure ONLY the moral..ethical and Comedy..and GOOD VALUED serials and programmes must be telecasted which will help the YOUNGER GENERATION to grow in GOOD VALUES.

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  • Nihad, Gangulli

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Finally over... thank God no more non sense serials please.

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  • Rajesh Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Good work done by the Star Tv.I appreciates your decision and please scrap other non-sense serials also.

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  • Irfan, Udupi/Saudi Arabia

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    THANKS TO ALLAH ,I was fed up.... Now the T.v Channels will be moving on to different channel...before it was stop in star plus..

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  • ruchir agarwal, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Gone are the days when we had great serials like "Nukkad" "ye jho hey Zindagee" "Karamchand" "Rajani" "Bharath ek khoj" "Surabhi" to name a few. Present day serials all have the same theme which we all are awaare off!!

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  • Dolphy Veigas, Bendoor/Kudla- K.S.A

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Thank god atleast and final Ektha kapoor serials are very very boaring ,no reality ,no morality, Same stories & same formulas are adopted with all her serials. Ektha Kapoor TV serials going to ruin our indian culture as well indian Society . Moreover its directly or indirectly effect our new younger generation. All Serials having extra marital affairs.,revenge, she will give some good tips how to play with mother -in law or daughter- in- law . One serial Prerana had more than 8 marriages. For god sake please ban her all serials.

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  • Hazel, Mangalore - India

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Thank God for small mercies. This serials are nothing but a waste of time. No sense of educating public, only creating more problems. I hope these reviews are read by peope who are glued to these baseless serials , so that these people can get on with the fact and reality of life, doing someting more constructive and creative.

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  • M Lobo, mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    thank god and i hope there will be an end for all of Balaji serials for good.. they are so sickening everyone dies comes back to life and there is always an evil woman who plays villain.. she commits so many crimes murders but never gets into jail.. how can you potray a women in this way Ekta? while in real life its not so women dont have much powers atleast ordinary middle class families who are your viewers.. show some reality.. everyone is rich with posh villas and furnishings .. show middle class families, poor families their daily life their problems.. want more ideas ? ask your viewers themselves i wd say please ban all such sick serials ..

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  • Sharhaan, Udupi/dubai

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    THANKS TO ALLAH ,I was fed up with the scrupolous music of this serial without any verdict. Finally Ekta has taken a good decision in life .

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  • M.Bhat, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Thank GOD its over. Better sense has pervailed over Ekata kapoor to stop this mega boring serial. Plots were childish, unimaginable in Indian context. These serials have shown gujjus and UP walls in bad light.

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  • Dexter, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Yaaaaahhooooooooooooooooooo.....no more crying, thank God for small mercies.

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  • Shrinath, Udupi / Oman

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Finally the serial has come to a tragedy end in real scenario. Because, contract for the show telecast is till March 2009 and its surprise that it has to be ended on 6th November. Anyway, so far in these 8 years the serial has given employment to many people in the industry inturn has survived many families. Good Luck to Ekta Kapoor. We hope your production will launch another mega serial very soon.

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  • Shrinath, Udupi / Oman

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    Finally the serial has come to a tragedy end in real scenario. Because, contract for the show telecast is till March 2009 and its surprise that it has to be ended on 6th November. Anyway, so far in these 8 years the serial has given employment to many people in the industry in turn has survived many families. Good Luck to Ekta Kapoor. We hope your production will launch another mega serial very soon.

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  • Prashanth, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 04 2008

    All these soaps coming in small screens in recent years are really nonsense and time waste. Still people watch it. Years back serials such as Udan, Circus, Fauji, Malgudi Days, Guniram, Mungerilal, Bonken Bakshi, Wagleh Ki Duniya, Surabhi, Kileka Rahasya etc where really intresting soaps. Since this mega serial era started (let it be any language) I feel like watching serials has become really waste of time. Thanks to Star TV and Mumbai HC for stopping this serial, there are few more serials which has to be stopped telecasting.

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