Inspired by folk fable Gul-E-Bakawali, Chandramukhi TV Serial was originally aired on Sahara Manoranjan TV Channel (Now Known as Sahara One) in Year 2004, and later aired on Doordarshan’s DD National Channel in Year 2007. This fantasy-cum-adventure thriller Chandramukhi TV Serial was produced by Applause entertainment ltd,and directed by Sunil Agnihotri (Who Earlier directed Chandrakanta, Yug, Betal Pacchisi).
Chandramukhi TV Serial is the story of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh (Played By Deepak Parashar), who has a cursed son. It has been forecast that his child would bring his doom and if he sees the kid, he would turn blind. So the child, who grows up to be Vanraj (Played By Sachin Khurana) and the mother (Played By Natasha Sinha) are packed away. The child is a werewolf and Urvashi (Yana) is someone who is madly in love with him. But unfortunately, he has eyes only for Princess Chandramukhi (Played By Piku Sharma).
It was initially aired on Sahara Manoranjan Channel on Every Saturdays, but after 23 episodes, it went off air due to lack of viewership. Later in Year 2007, Sunil Agnihotri opted for the DD National for airing Chandramukhi TV Serial from begining. and his serial has come top among Doordarshan viewers in its third week of telecast. Initially it got window of One Hour and started airing from Oct’30-2007 on Tuesdays at 10PM to 11PM, but later after monitoring its popularity, DD Started its repeat telecast on sunday mornings at 9:30AM to 10:30AM. It completed its 104 Episodes on DD National.
Chandramukhi TV Serial received a TVR of 22.3 on 11 November among all homes not having cable or satellite connections. Even in all TV homes, Chandramukhi TV Serial was the number one show in serials, second only to cricket on DD1. In all TV homes, it received a TVR of 5.5 in the week 11 November 2007 to 17 November, according to TAM People Meter. Following its popularity in the Tuesday 22:00 hrs slot, DD1 has commenced a repeat telecast of the serial on Sunday mornings from 09:30 hrs.
Veteran actress Krutika Desai played role of Durgeshwari, a dacoit. She’s had a real troubled past and that forces her to take up dacoity at an early age. According to the plot of serial, One of the beasts from Chandramukhi’s kingdom has captured her lover Vijendra Singh, so she decided to travel to Roopnagar to rescue his man. Piku Sharma, who made debut with this serial, was replaced by Simran Nayar in 2008, later Piku Sharma was selected for DD National’s popular tv Show “Tum Dena Saath Mera” as Simran, the leading lady of the show.
Shot on outdoor locations like Kulu Manali, Raj Pipla and Mahableshwar, Chandramukhi is a huge costume fantasy with a huge starcast that includes Deepak Parashar, Natasha Sinha, Krutika Desai, Mamik, Sachin Khurana, Nishigandha Wad, Amita Nagia, Goga Kapoor, Shiva, Sanjiva, Raja Chaudhray, Ram Mohan, Vinod Kapoor, Rita Jagtiani, Dinesh Hingoo, Ria Walia, Gunjan Pant, Mahindra Ghule, Manish Sharma, Savi Juneja, Yogesh, Anwar Fatehan, Jai Prakash, Shandar Amrohi and Vindu Dara Singh.
Channel: Sahara One
Channel: Doordarshan National