The popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma is set to reach its regional audience by streaming its episodes in Marathi and Telugu under the names Gokuldhamachi Duniyaderia and Tarak Mama Ayo Ram respectively.
Neil Film Productions, the force behind the popular series, made the announcement on Tuesday on the occasion of Gudi Padwa and Ugadi. The dubbed episode evoked an overwhelming response within hours of being dropped on YouTube. The producers are planning to curate and upload the best moments of the show for the last 12 years.
While Marathi channel Gokuldhamachi Daniyadari already has 10 episodes on it, the Telugu version Tarak Mama Aayo Ram so far has eight videos. The makers plan to start the show in other regional languages as well.
Apart from the dubbed episode, Asit Kumar Modi recently collaborated with Sony Ya to launch an animated version of Taarak titled Tarek Mehta Ka Chhota Chashma. This is the first time that both live action and animated series will air concurrently on television.
In an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com on what Modi talked about in animation, Modi shared, “For a very long time, we wanted to jump into animation. This is the first time that a show and its animated version will air simultaneously on television. I am very happy that the team can pull it off even in the midst of such an unprecedented time. Everybody has worked really hard in Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma. We have tried to make every character sweet and believable, so that people feel that they are reclaiming their lives through the show. “
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma is inspired by the famous comic column iya Duniya by Uda Chashma ‘written by noted Gujarati writer Tarak Mehta. Its premise revolves around daily events in the Gokuldham Co-operative Society, and its various members and cover topical issues that are socially relevant. Launched in 2008 on SAB TV, it is seen as the longest running daily comedy show in the world. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma has completed over 3100 episodes and still remains a favorite for the common people.