Video on demand platform, Hotstar, announced the return of the comedy show Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, for its viewers this May. A show that’s often been hailed as being well ahead of its time, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai will return exclusively as a part of the Hotstar Originals bouquet.
The show will take a seven-year leap and will return with the entire cast featuring Satish Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Sumeet Raghavan, Rupali Ganguly, Deven Bhojani and Rajesh Kumar, as well as a slew of new characters. Produced by Hats Off Productions’ Jamnadas (JD) Majethia and Aatish Kapadia, the 10-part series will further expand Hotstar’s signature content bouquet, called Hotstar Originals.
“From Maya’s haughty retorts to Rosesh’s epic poetry, every component that made Sarabhai vs Sarabhai timeless will very much remain the hallmark of this series. There’s much more hilarity and some brand new characters to look forward to. The wisecracking, intelligent soul of the show will return exactly as our fans remember it, with more laughs and new stories,” said JD Majethia, Founder, Hats Off Productions.
Ajit Mohan, CEO, Hotstar, said, “With Hotstar Originals, our intent is to bring to audiences, inspired content that goes on to define its specific genre, be it on air with AIB, Tanhaiyaan or Cineplay. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai did exactly that some years ago, bringing Indian audiences a kind of sharp, witty and contemporary comedy that they had never seen before. The buzz and love around the show was so strong that we had to bring it back.”
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is based on the life of a Gujarati family living in Mumbai. “Each character in the family is replete with their own distinct quirks, and trust me when I say that each of these characters is based on real people in my extended family. I play around with them in my head and then write the episodes, and if I feel like I’m having a blast, then I feel sure that the viewers will too,” added Aatish Kapadia, the writer and creator of the show.