February 13, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): The highly popular satirical show ‘Tarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah’ recently celebrated the completion of 300 episodes on SAB TV.
When contacted Asit Modi, the producer of this stupendous show, for his stance on this lovely success, he said, “It’s a great feeling. It shows that how well we are connected to our audience. It has only been possible because of their sheer love towards the show. The credit to this success also goes to my entire team; Raju Rajan, the writer of the show, Dilip Joshi and Disha Vakani who have done a fabulous job along with the rest of the team. We also thank SAB TV for their never ending support.”
There is likely to be a mention about the show in Guinness Book of World records, on which Mr. Modi said, “We are working towards it as ‘Tarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah’ is the first comedy show not only in India but also in the international market to run for so long and still going strong. No other comedy show has run for so long, entertaining its audiences five days continuously in a week”.
Based on the famous weekly Gujarati series ‘Duniya Ne Undha Chasma’ written by eminent writer Tarak Mehta, the sitcom not only tickles the funny bone but also forces the viewer to ponder on socially relevant issues. The soap always attempts to enlighten its viewers in a humorous manner.