Posted: 06 October 2005 at 4:36pm
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Ba, Bahoo aur Baby is focused on the Thakker family of East Parle in Mumbai, India.
Thakker: an outgoing, smart and sharp lady, this woman has taken care
of her family and husband for many years by spending her days and
nights into one to ensure progess and food for her children. Godavari
is now pleased that all that she worked for has come to fruit, with the
family now secure, safe and happy. Godavari has the last say on
everything in the house, if not the first one to say anything. She has
compassion for those who need it and anger/punishment for those who
deserve it. She is very fair and balanced and does not distinguish
between her sons, daughters and bahus. Everyone is scared of her and
before making any decision, they must keep their "Ba" in mind before
Labshanker Thakker: the
patriarch of the family, who is alcoholic and is focused 24/7 on dramas
in Theatres. He is a useless person in life who has lived of the hard
work and money earned by his wife. "Bapuji" is not concerned that much
about his family, as it is portrayed, but is very seperated from the
family, in a sense that he does not play a pivotal role in the familial
Arvind Thakker: the eldest son
of the family, he is an honest and straightforward man. He is the
"mama's boy", who will follow the decisions of his mother all the
times, but will recommend suggestions, if appropriate. He works at a
Insurance Office and is often the target of those who do not like his
honesty. Arvind has worked hard all his life along with his mother to
support the family.
Leela Thakker: the wife of
Arvind, she is the eldest bahu of the family and is somewhat a
complaint person. Everytime something goes wrong with the family, she
has to make comments about her family background which is rich and
prosperous. Leela is not the typical "jethani", but she is law abiding
and scared of Ba somewhat. When it comes to the future of her kids, she
has one goal in mind: America. She is determined to send her son and
daughter to America after their studies/marriage.
Pravin Thakker: the most stingy
person in the family, he cries for money and always seperates himself
from those discussions that involve the mention of money. A saree maker
with his wife, he is jealous of his wife most of the times and fights
with her. He is also found on the other spectrum of the side when
comparing with Ba. He is very penny-pincher and very much afraid of
spending money on things that are "useless" in his sense.
Thakker: the second eldest bahu in the family and the wife of Pravin.
She works with her husband in the field of making sarees and is
somewhat forgetful. She never backs away from a fight and can raise her
voice against Ba for her beliefs. She is the energetic, brain-minded
woman in the family who likes bets and usually wins them.
Subud Thakker: the romantic
person in the family. He loves his "bhakti" wife and is always flirting
with her, even in front of the family. He works in the theatre with his
father and is the person who loves his family and doesn't hesitate to
spend money, unlike his brother Pravin. He is also the sensitive person
who will take care of all in times of crisis and support all when
Minakshi Thakker: wife of
Subudh, she is very devotional to her Kanha and is very lovely. Very
old-fashioned, she resents thinking about other men and follows all the
orders of her elders, including falling off a cliff! She is traditional
but very devotional. She never raises her voice against her elders and
Harshad Thakker: the only member
of the family who lives away in West Parle with his wife and two kids.
He is a doctor and is wealthy, with crores of money in his bank
account. Even though, he misses his family, especially Ba. He always
tries to come close to Ba, even though she does not prefer it and has a
goal that he will move back to his house with his family and live like
his brothers. His wife runs a Nursing Clinic.
Baby (Radhika) Thakker: the
center of this show, Baby is outgoing and pretty. She loves Anish, even
though she rejects it. She has immense respect for her family,
especially Ba. Even though she is young and pretty, she suffers from
polio and thus needs crutches to walk. Otherwise, she is adamant and
pampered by her family. She has a dream of walking without her crutches.
Anish: rich, handsome and
smart, he is the man of the show, with whom all girls might fall in
love. Not having a traditional family like the Thakker's, he is very
connected with them, especially Baby. He has an open mind and is
concerned alot about Baby's future. He has a dream to see Baby walk
without her crutches. Also, he is sensitive and comes to the aid of the
Thakkers when in need.
Dimple Thakker: daughter of
Arvind and Leela, she is around the same age as Baby and is falling in
love with Anish. She shares all her stuff with Baby, even though she
might not prefer that. Otherwise, she listens to her mom and can be
Gatoo Thakker: the youngest son
of Godavari, he has a brain of a 3 year old, where he cannot live like
a normal person and follows all the orders of his family. If they tell
him to get bread from Store 1 and it is closed and someone else is also
selling the same bread, he will not buy because he wasn't told that.
Always playful and a fantastic comedian, he has quite an appetite. He
always eats and eats and loves food. His intake is the largest in the
Mehul Thakker, Manan Thakker,
Chaitali Thakker and Mitali Thakker: kids of the Thakker family, they
are playful and energetic. Mehul is usually their leader who plays
pranks among the family and their usual target is either Gatoo, who is
like them, mentally (little lower) and Minakshi, for her innocence.
Charuballa: the eldest daughter of
Godavari, she married into a ultimate rich household and has the habit
of saying her husband's name all the time, "Tushar, this and Tushar,
that!". She cannot live in her "old" house because there are
mosquitoes, even though she spent 25 years in that very same
house. She is rich and loves to show off.
Edited by shriman - 07 October 2005 at 7:39am