Taarak Mehta Ka Chhota Chashmah a gift for kids during pandemic: Producer Asit Kumarr Modi
Taarak Mehta Ka Chhota Chasma’s producer Mr. Asit Kumarr Modi shared that it has been a long-standing dream to launch an animated series based on his popular show.
After enthralling audiences for more than a decade with Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, producer Asit Kumarr Modi has launched an animated version of the show — Taarak Mehta Ka Chhota Chashmah on Sony Yay, the series is based in Gokuldhaam Society and has all characters in their hyperbolic comic avatars. The animated version, like the original show, is a family entertainer with rib-tickling comedy and a social message, especially for children.
Asit Kumarr Modi shared that it has been a long-standing dream for him to work on an animated project. Calling it a ‘lockdown success’, the producer said how the team worked from home on the project last year during the lockdown, and he feels proud that they could pull this off.
“For a very long time, we wanted to jump into animation. This is for the first time that a show and its animated version is airing together at the same time on television. We have tried to make every character look sweet and relatable, so that people feel they are reliving their own lives through the show,” he shared.
The producer shared that his show and lead characters have been receiving the Kids Choice Awards for the last five-six years, which strengthened his beliefs that they would enjoy watching an animation series based on the characters. “To make it more fun, we have added a lot of punch lines and comedy. Of course, the social message has been subtly included, knowing that it’s the USP of our stories.”He further added how the show is going to be a gift for kids, who have been left locked in at their homes in the pandemic, “For more than a year, they have all been at home and not meeting friends or enjoying in school. The show is going to be a special gift for them, through which they can experience their own fantasies.”
Asit Kumarr Modi mentioned that the production and story telling would be vastly different for the animated series. As for storytelling, we had to work through the vision of a child but also make it entertaining for elders. On Taarak Mehta Ka Chhota Chashmah, you will get to see the entire Gokuldham society — from the young Tapu sena, Jetha to even Daya, who will also be back with her garba.”
As we wondered how the team reacted to seeing their animated avatar, the producer shared, “They have been so excited. Jetha (Dilip Joshi) is quite a fan of animation and he was so happy to see himself as a cartoon figure. Everyone loved their avatars and sent out their warm wishes.”