Also known as
Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai
Kaushik Ghatak, Pavan S. Kaul, Nitin Kakkar, Govind Agrawal, Suraj Rao, Vinod Manikrao
Raat Hone Ko Hai , Zee Horror Show , Aahat
Ssshhhh...Koi Hai (English: Ssshhhh...someone's there) is an Indian thriller/horror television anthology series created by Cinevistaas Limited and Contiloe Entertainment for Sony TV. The first season was created by them together, while later seasons were only created by Abhimanyu Singh and were aired on Star Plus' sister channel Star One. The series which premiered on 27 July 2001, ran for three seasons ending on 16 May 2010.
Shiva Rindani, Vindu Dara Singh, Ronit Roy, Mac Mohan, Sunil Grover, Murali Sharma, Hrishikesh Pandey, Kamya Panjabi and many more have been starred in the series. Shakti Anand, Indian TV actor has also worked in the first season and two episodes of second season.
The series was based on fictional stories. The show covered supernatural events including ghosts, ghouls, goblins, zombies, and haunted houses.
Brother Aditya and Abhimanyu Singh started their production house Contiloe Films Private Ltd in 1996, and made serials for Doordarshan.
Abhimanyu Singh was partnering with Cinevistaas for post-production facilities.
The series was based on fictional stories which consisted of tales of ghosts, black magic, monsters and creepy creatures, and it combined hair-raising stories with technical wizardry.
Each story had a different star cast. Sometimes the actors/actresses who had appeared in some episodes of the series reappeared in other episodes of the series.
Season 1 (2001–2004)
The first season was a weekly season airing on Friday evenings.
In July 2002, the show introduced a ghostbuster named Vikraal (first played by Mamik Singh who was later replaced by Salil Ankola) and other ghostbusters. This time, the show's target viewership were children.
The show takes place after the return of Mayakal, who was the most powerful wizard. He captured Vikraal. Guru Satyacharya observed that Vikraal could not handle the situation alone, and therefore decided to call Mitunjay's daughter Bijli and Captain Kishan in to help Vikraal. These three defeated Mayakaal. These ghost-busters' mission in life was to get rid of all the ghosts & evil spirits in the world. These three ghost-busters were called the Trikaal, who were always ready to fight against evil powers. After the contribution of both of Trikaal, no one was supposed to kill them. They fight with ghosts and get caught in bottles. They also have an office known by Trikaal's office.
Season 2 (2006–2009)
The second season was titled Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai, (English: Ssshhhh...someone's again there) which was a weekly season, airing on Friday evenings. On 6 July 2007, a special series named Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai - Aryaamaan of four episodes was aired. In this series, Indian television actor Rahil Azam plays the role of Aryaamaan as the ghost buster. His mission was to cast away all kind of negative powers in the world. This special series ended on 27 July 2007. On 14 December 2007, the season aired on Friday and Saturday, each story being split into two episodes. In January 2009, the format of the series was changed. Each story was made to run for eight weeks. One of them was Intezar. The main cast includes Gautam Rode, Divyanka Tripathi and Amrapli Gupta. The story was about two lovers Mohan and Radhika. Mohan was the son of a Thakur in Kishangarh who was gone to foreign for studies. He comes back and meet Ambika( a witch). When he reaches his home he meets Radhika (his lover). Ambika was hired by Darshat Singh a rival of Mohan's father. He wanted all of his property. Ambika plays such a game that Mohan and Radhika starts disbelieving each other. Ambika kills Mohan's and Radhika's father and the blame comes on Mohan and Radhika respectively. Mohand thinks that Radhika killed his father and Radhika thinks that Mohan killed her father. Ambika tricks Mohan and snatch all of his property to Darshat Singh. Ambika wanted Mohan for her purpse but she start loving him. Mohan's mother asks Mohan to marry Ambika. During this time period Radhika gets to know the truth of Ambika and tells that truth to Mohan. Ambika tricks Radhika and kill her, beforing killing her she makes her believe that Mohan killed her. Mohan after listening of Radhika's death jumps from a cliff. A second janam(birth) is shown in which Mohan is born as Madhav and Radhika as born Meera while Ambika just changes her name from Ambika to Kalika. Madhav is an engineer who has come to Kishangarh for making a dam. He gets flashes of his previous birth. He then meets Kalika and Kalika narrates her the story of Mohan, Radhika and Ambika in which she makes Madhav believe thath Radhika was the witch but Madhav having flashes and knowing a little bit of truth doesn't believe on her. Meera is the daughter of Durga devi, the owner of the haveli (darshat singh's daughter in law). She often gets possessed by the spirit of Radhika and forgets herself. Both of them don't know that they are rebirth as Mohan and Radhika. One day both of them get to know the truth but the truth Meera got to know was a lie. She thinks that Mohan killed her. She then meets Madhav and tried to kill him but something stops her. Madhav tell him the real and they both unite. Madhav(Mohan) and Meera(Radhika) kill Ambika and they both get married in the end of the drama.
Season 3 (2010)
Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai 3 aired on Friday and Saturday evenings, later shifting on every Saturday and Sunday on 10 April 2010.
The season introduces a very old story which was to be happened in the past. It had also introduced a prophecy that was made centuries ago. It's the story of two brothers (Ajinkya and Veer), whose lives are destined to intertwine. Ajinkya has been in search of his mother for the past 20 years. Ajinkya and Veer join hands only to realize eventually they are the lost brothers - but with completely different motives. The powerful demon king – Vikrant destroys the much feared demon-slayer – Saarthak. He tries to destroy his two sons also. Ajinkya manages to find his mother but is shocked to know she had never transformed. He managed to kill Vikrant but that wouldn’t be the end of him. He enters Vayika’s body, who is injured in a struggle and in order to finish Vikrant completely, ends up killing Vayika.
STAR India senior creative director Shailja Kejriwal stated about second season, "We are extremely delighted at the response that we have got from the audience for Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai." But from March 2009, the TRPs of the second season declined with every passing week, which the channel had to unfortunately shut down the season on 22 August 2009.
Roy Baretto won Indian Telly Awards for Best TV Show Packaging in 2002 and 2003, while Hiroo Keswani won for Videography (Best TV Cameraman - Fiction) in 2004. Cinevistaas Limited won Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Special/Visual Effects for television in 2002 and 2003, while Contiloe Entertainment was nominated in 2009.
Cinevistaas Limited also won Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects in 2001, while Contiloe Entertainment won for Best Thriller / Horror Serial in 2007 and for Best Thriller Programme in 2008 and 2009.