SAB TV was launched in 1999 and since then it has been the best entertainment channel specializing in broadcasting shows that are loved by people who know Hindi in all parts of the world. SAB TV HD is known for producing shows of different genres such as fantasy, stand-up comedy, drama, romance, science fiction and comedy.
Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah show, popularly known as TMKOC, is a comedy show that is being aired on SAB TV from July 2008 to the present and airs on all weekdays at 8.30 pm IST. This show has got the distinction of being the longest running comedy show and has entered the Limca Book of records on June 22nd, 2015,when it completed its 1700th episode itself, but it is being aired till date.
Characters that contribute to the humor
1. Dilip Joshi as Jethalal
Dilip Joshi, who plays Jethalal is very good at timing, his comedy sense and the way he times his comedy, the crush he has for Babita jee and the loving fights he has with Daya add to the entertainment quotient of this show.
2. DishaVakani as Daya
Disha Vakani is the person who plays the role of Daya and she does it well. Her Garba, voice modulations and the dedication and love she has for her family and the colony makes you think, as well as laugh.
3. MayurVakani as SundarLal
Mayur Vakani plays the role of Sundar Lal in Tmkoc. Sunderlal is Daya’s brother in the serial. He performs well in the comedy as well as the emotional scenes with Daya, He is an artist in real life and was involved in the making of Gujarat’s Jhanki that was displayed on the Republic Day Parade in Delhi.
4. Bhavya Gandhi as Tappu – Tipendra Jethalal Gadda
Bhavya Gandhi, is one of the child artists and he plays the role of Tappu – Tipendra Jethalal Gadda,in the show. He is the son of Jethalal and Daya. He is very naughty and mischievous in this show and guarantees entertainment.
5. Sonalika Joshi as Madhavi Bhide
Sonalika Joshi plays the role of MadhaviBhide, the teacher Aatmaram Bhide’s wife in the show. Aatmaram is a tuition teacher with moderate earnings, she does small businesses like selling pickle and pappad to help run the household. However, they are opposed in their liking for Tappu, which renders good entertainment.
6. Munmun Dutta as Babita Krishnan Iyer
MunmunDutta plays the role of Babita Krishnan Iyer in TMKOC. The shows in which Jethalal and she appear together is very funny and she has acted well as the Bengali wife of Tamilian Iyer. She is the youngest actress of TMKOC minus the kids in the show. She was just 20 when the first episode was aired .
7. Neha Mehta as Anjali Mehta
Neha Mehta plays the wife of Tarak Mehta, Anjali Mehta in the show TMKOC. She comes as a dietician, who controls the diet of her husband Tarak Mehta, which is really funny. She performs her character as a young, and sophisticated modern women well. She herself is a Gujarati Speaker and is trained in Indian Classical Dance and holds a diploma in vocal and Drama.
8. Shailesh Lodha as Tarak Mehta
Shailesh Lodha who plays the role of Tarak Mehta is a writer and poet in real life. He has written two books in the Satiricalhumor genre and his latest book is Dil jale ka Facebook status. He has co- authored a book along with his wife and he does his role well.
9. Tanuj Mahashabde as Krishnan Subramanian Iyer
TanujMahashabde acts as Krishnan Subramanian Iyer a Tamilian in TMKOC. Tanuj was actually one of the writers of the show. Dilip Joshi recognized the potential in Anuj and Munmun to perform well as a pair,he suggested that the two play the role of Bengali- Tamil couple, which became a huge success.
10. Mandar Chandwadkar as Aatmaram Bhid
Mandar Chandwalkar plays the role of a tuition teacher Aatmaram Bhide. He dislikes Tappu, while his wife likes Tappu. How they lead their life is shown in an interesting manner.
TMKOC revolves around daily happenings in the Gokuldham Co- operative Housing society in Mumbai, a society which is known for its culture, unity and love and care for each other. That is exactly why, this show is popular.