Gokuldham Society….. any bells ringing…….. I am sure that most of you might relate this society to Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Did you know that In August 2010, it beat Balika Vadhu to become the most watched TV show in India. And is by far the longest-running daily comedy show on Indian television. So what makes this show special…..? Is it the story or the characters!!! Don’t worry, we will soon find the answer to this question.
Let’s start with what this show is all about. The Gokuldham society is where all the action happens. It is a society with Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamilian, Bengali, Parsi families staying together. They just don’t stay together, but also share their joys and sorrows. Every festival is being celebrated with the same vigor as any other festivals. Every family participates in the events organised by the society members.
The Show is been anchored by Mr Taarak Metha, who is a writer by profession and Jetha Bhai’s best friend. He is accompanied by his wife Anjali Mehta, who is always worried about his husbands diet and ends up offering him some amazing dishes 😉 Taarak Metha can also be described as the life saver of Jetha Lal. Talking about the main characters of the show, Dilip Joshi ie Jethalal Champaklal Gada and Disha Vakani ie Daya Jethalal. The show revolves around their family. It also includes Tipendra Jethalal Gada (a.k.a. Tapu), Champaklal Jayantilal Gada ie Dadaji and one and only one brother of Daya Bhabi, Sundar (a.k.a. Sundarlal). You will notice that in almost every eposide, Jethalal is surrounded with problems and issues. There are some amazing moments in the show when Daya Ben and Sundar get together and then Jethalal’s expressions are worth watching. And to top it all Daya Bhabi’s Garba, it is a icing on the cake.
Mr Bhide ie Aatmaram Tukaram Bhide who is a teacher by profession, is accompanied by his wife Madhavi Bhide, and their daughter Sonu Bhide. Madhavi is famous for her “achaar” and “papad”. Mr Bhide is Jethalal’s best friend…. Hang on hang on …. You know what I meant by best friend. 😉 He never leaves a chance to complain about the mischiefs of Tapu and Tapu sena….. I know you are waiting to hear about Mr Krishnan Iyer and his wife Babita. Jethalal always tries to impress Babita ji and ends up flirting with her and who can ignore the cold war between Iyer and Jethalal. Now let’s meet the Sher of Gokuldham Society, Roshan Singh Sodhi and his wife Mrs Roshan. He is a happy-go-lucky person and always super charged to take on any problems that arise in the society. His son Gogi too is full of fun and an important part of Tapu Sena. Meet Mr Hansraj Hathi, and his wife Komal Hathi, who is worried about the eating habbits about her husband and their son Goli.
I am sure that ladies watching the show look forward to the Kitty Parties and the gossip that happen on regular basis and the gents that gather at Abdul’s Shop to have Soda almost every night. Am I missing something…. Well, you right, who can miss Toofan Express ie Patrakar Popatlal, who is in search of his dream girl and his famous lines “cancel kardo” and “duniya hila doonga.” Hang on there are a few more interesting characters that end up troubling Jethalal ie Nattu Kaka and his nephew Bhaga. They end up creating problems for Jetha Bhai at his Shop (unknowingly)
Well these are some of the few reasons that make this show what it is right now.. Super Hit. I am sure that you might have more of such reasons from your end. Also you might have your favourite moments from the show. Do let us know about it. Looking forward to hear from you. Happy Viewing………