Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! Is an Indian sitcom in Hindi which first aired on the entertainment channel &TV, it premiered on 2 March 2015. The show stars Aasif Sheikh Saumya Tandon Shubhangi Atre and Rohitash Gaud.
The show was produced by Binaifer Kohli Sanjay Kohli. The plot revolved around the Mishras and the Tiwaris, who are neighbours. The story line is that both the husbands are attracted to the other’s wife and the sitcom shows us a journey of their hilariously unsuccessful attempts to woo each other’s wife. The show takes inspiration from the hit 1994 show Shrimaan Shrimati.
Creation and Production
Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! Or also known as Bhabiji is a situational comedy series, the show is written by Manoj Santoshi Raghuvir Shekhawat. The screen play is by Sanjay Kohli and Shashank Bali.
Shashank Bali has also directed this comedy show, his first major directorial work was with the sitcom FIR, he has also worked on Lapataganj. The story is by Manoj Santoshi.
The series is produced by Binaifer Kohli and Sanjay Kohli and backed by the production company Edit II Productions. The show is in Hindi. It usually runs anywhere between 20 to 22 minutes. The opening theme song is named after the show itself” Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain!”. The serial is shot at a location in Naigaon, a neighbourhood of Virar-Vasai in Maharashtra.
The show airs on &TV which is owned by ZEE Entertainment Enterprises, the show is also present on zee5.com.
The show is based in a fictional colony in the city of Kanpur, the story looks at the lives of two couples who are neighbours, the Mishras and the Tiwaris. Manmohan Tiwari happens to run a profitable business selling undergarments and his wife Angoori Tiwari is portrayed as a naïve home maker. Angoori Tiwari is currently unemployed but once was a mediocre insurance agent, he has taken on the responsibility of the home maker in his family. His wife Anita Mishra is the sole earner in the family and is a strong and bold character who is annoyed by her husband’s unemployment.
Vibhuti Mishra and Manmohan Tiwari who are the husbands seem unsatisfied and bored in their own respective marriages, fall for each other’s wives. The two men try to woo and impress their neighbours to no success and create sticky situations for everyone involved.
- Aasif Sheikhas Vibhuti Ahuti Narayan Mishra AKA Vibhu
- Rohitash Gaudas Manmohan Tiwari
- Shilpa Shinde and Shubhangi Atre Poorey (currently) as Angoori Manmohan Tiwari
- Saumya Tandonas Anita Vibhuti Narayan Mishra AKA Anu
- Vaibhav Mathuras Teeka Ram
- Saanand Vermaas Anokhelal Saxena
- Yogesh Tripathias Daroga Happu Singh
- Kishore Bhanushalias Resham Pal Singh
- Deepesh Bhan as Malkhan
- Soma Rathod as Ramkali Tiwari (Amma Ji)
- Syed Salim Zaidi as Tillu
- Falguni Rajani as Gulfam Kali
- Rakesh Bedias Bhoorey Lal
- Jeetu Gupta as Dr. Gupta
Back in 2016 actress Shilpa Shinde who was playing the role of Angoori Manmohan left the show and several negative claims against the show producer and her treatment while on the show. She stated that she was asked to leave the show and was owed money. The reps of the show denied and replaced the actress with Shubhangi Atre Poorey.
Shinde claimed Tandon her fellow actress was treated better than her. The producers allegedly demanded 12 cores from Shinde as breach of contract when she stared working for another show but Shilpa said that there was contract tampering.
After almost a year since this incident began in 2017 Shinde flied an FIR against Sanjay Kohli alleging harassment. Later the producers made a case against her for defamation.
Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! Has taken inspiration from the 1994 Hindi sitcom that aired on Doordarshan called Shrimaan Shrimati, the show had a great cast starring Jatin Kanakia, Rakesh Bedi, Reema Lagoo and Archana Puran Singh.
Bhabiji has a spin off show as well called Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, this show revolves around Daroga Happu Singh and his big family.
Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! Has done exceptionally well in terms of critical acclaim and TRP. The show’s ratings were better than Bigg Boss which happens at the same time slot.
The show often has famous celebrities make cameos on certain episodes to promote a movie or some project such as Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan and many more stars.
The show was originally planned out to be an adult comedy show focused on male viewers. It was full of innuendos and double meanings. But as the show has been running it has attracted a younger viewership as well hence, they have had to tweak the show to make it a little more family friendly.
In 2017 there was buzz surrounding a show called “Love Thy Neighbour” British and Anglo-Spanish audiences, produced by ZEE Studios inspired from Bhabiji.
2015 Indian Telly Awards
|Shilpa Shinde||Best Actress in a Comic Role|
|Rohitash Gaud||Best Actor in a Comic Role|
|Shashank Bali||Best Director (Sitcom)|
|Manoj Santoshi||Best Dialogue Writer (Sitcom or Comedy)|
|Raghuvir Shekhawat||Best Screenplay Writer (Sitcom/Comedy)|
2016 Indian Television Academy Awards
|Shubhangi Atre||Best Actress – Comedy|
|Aashif Sheikh||Best Actor – Comedy|
|Shashank Bali||Best Director – Comedy (Jury)|
|Manoj Santoshi||Best Dialogues (Jury)|
2018 Lions Gold Awards
|Shubhangi Atre||Best Actress in a Comic Role|