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Ji Mantriji

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Directed by  Smeeta Chakravarty
Opening theme  "Ji Mantriji" by ??
Original language(s)  Hindi
Number of seasons  1
Language  Hindi
Starring  see below
Country of origin  India
First episode date  2001
Genre  Comedy
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Written by  Alok Tomar Monisha Shah & Noopur Tiwari
Awards  ITA Award for Best Serial - Comedy, ITA Award for Best Actor - Comedy
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Ji Mantriji (literally "Yes Minister" in Hindi) is an Indian adaptation of the British satirical sitcom Yes Minister. It was telecast on STAR TV's channel STAR Plus with permission from the BBC. Ji Mantriji features Farooq Sheikh as Surya Prakash Singh, the Minister of Administrative Affairs; and Jayant Kripalani as the department's secretary. The plot lines were the same as those of the original, with suitable changes in the Indian context. Ji Mantriji is produced by Ochre Media.

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Ji Mantriji was in production for a year before being aired, which is unusual in Indian television where serials are generally developed and produced a few weeks in advance. The writers changed certain references to fit the new setting: France was changed to Pakistan and the European Economic Community was changed to the SAARC and the Commonwealth. Unlike the original version, Ji Mantriji was filmed in front of a live studio audience. A sequel, Ji Pradhanmantriji (Yes Prime Minister) was also licensed from the BBC, but was never made as ratings for Ji Mantriji were below average and all of the episodes were not aired.

Cast

  • Farooq Sheikh as Surya Prakash Singh
  • Jayant Kripalani as Rajnath Mathur
  • Awards

  • Hero Honda ITA Award for Best Serial Comedy
  • Hero Honda ITA Award for Best Actor in a Comedy - Farooq Sheikh
  • References

    Ji Mantriji Wikipedia


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