Published On: Thu, Aug 11th, 2016

Sony SAB’s longest running show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah crosses 2000 episodes!

ultaMumbai: SAB’s much loved and watched show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah crosses the 2000 episodes benchmark. The show is not only the longest running comedy show in the country but also the only one to complete the most number of episodes. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah being the slot leader is one of the most popular television shows in the country today.

On the occasion of completing 2000 episodes, Senior EVP and business head, Anooj Kapoor said, “It is a feeling of pride for us to have one of the longest running comedy shows on our channel. It has been a great journey for us, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah completing 2000 episodes and still going strong only proves and strengthens our brand conviction of ‘Asli Mazaa Sab Ke Saath Aata Hain’. We would like to thank the viewers for their constant love and support.”

The show recently secured a place in the Limca Book of records for the ‘Longest Running Comedy Show’. Produced by Neela Tele Films and created by Asit Kumar Modi (Managing Director) Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is based on the column Duniya Ne Oondha Chashma written by journalist and columnist Taarak Mehta for a weekly Gujarati magazine Chitralekha. Every story on the show is intricately woven with some amount of social messaging and moral values too. The episodes take the viewers through the journey of the residents of Gokuldham Society which is based in suburban Mumbai. The story follows the life of Jethalal Gada who has a knack of always landing himself into trouble which leads to hilarious situations. The cast of the show was also nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to propagate and create awareness for his brainchild ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’.
“I would like to thank Sony Pictures (Sony SAB) and my cast and crew for all the support they have given to achieve this milestone. But most of all, I have to thank my audience for the constant love and inspiration showered on us and pushing us to accomplish yet better stories and better values. Reaching 2000 episodes, that too while remaining at the top of comedy shows across channels constantly, is an amazing feeling. Believe me; we still have many untold stories and unexplored characters to be brought in the lives of Gokuldham Society residents. We still have a long way to go. As nominated by our honourable Prime Minister, we are also proud to be associated with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,” says producer, designer and creator of the show Asit Kumarr Modi.

Looks like there is nothing to stop the cast and crew of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah from achieving great heights and accomplishing many such milestones in the future.

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