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Ssshhhh...Koi Hai
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Inter-title of Ssshhhh...Koi Hai
Also known as Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai (Season 2–3)
Genre Horror
Supernatural
Created by Prem Krishen Malhotra
& Sunil Mehta
(Season 1)
Abhimanyu Singh
(Season 1–3)
Written by Arshad Sayed
Directed by
  • Kaushik Ghatak
  • Pavan S. Kaul
  • Nitin Kakkar
  • Govind Agrawal
  • Suraj Rao
  • Vinod Manikrao
Creative director(s) Vincent Franklin
Starring See below
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 393 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Anirudh
  • Mani
  • Randhir Rai
  • Tanveer Alam
  • Nishith Madiar
Producer(s) Prem Krishen Malhotra
& Sunil Mehta
(Season 1)
Abhimanyu Singh
(Season 1–3)
Editor(s)
  • Ganga Kacharla
  • K. Rajgopal
  • Sachindra Vats
Location(s) Mumbai, India
Cinematography
  • Shakil B. Khan
  • Subhransu
  • Sandip Yadav
Running time 45 minutes approx.
Production company(s) Cinevistaas Limited
(Season 1)
Contiloe Entertainment
(Season 1–3)
Release
Original channel Star Plus (Season 1)
Star One (Season 2–3)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release 27 July 2001 (2001-07-27) – 16 May 2010 (2010-05-16)
Chronology
Related shows Aahat
Raat Hone Ko Hai
External links
Website

Ssshhhh...Koi Hai (English: Ssshhhh...Someone's There) was an Indian thriller/horror television anthology series created by Cinevistaas Limited and Contiloe Entertainment for Star Plus. 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 location of the series is set in Mumbai, India. The series which premiered on 27 July 2001, ran for three seasons ending on 16 May 2010, with a total of more than 350 episodes produced.[1]

Various well-known actors and actresses of Indian film industry have appeared in intermittent roles of the series, namely Shiva Rindani, Vindu Dara Singh, Ronit Roy, Mac Mohan, Sunil Grover, Murali Sharma, Hrishikesh Pandey, Kamya Panjabi and many more. Shakti Anand, Indian TV actor has also worked in the first season and two episodes of second season.[2]

Plot[edit]

The series was based on fictional stories. The show covered the entire realm of supernatural – Ghosts, ghouls, goblins, zombies, and haunted houses. Viewers witnessed the most blood curdling paranormal activities. There was a unique amalgamation of high drama and mystery in the show. It showcased the existence of the supernatural in the most cryptic manner. The third season was indifferent. In the third season, the story named "Tritya" (English: "Third") of 18 episodes focused on good and evil. It introduced realms of supernatural and demon’s power.[3]

Production[edit]

When Aditya Singh and brother Abhimanyu started their production house Contiloe Films Private Ltd in 1996, all they had was a vision in mind. For the first three years, the duo made serials for Doordarshan.[4]

Abhimanyu Singh was partnering with Cinevistaas for post-production facilities. He said "We have a very comfortable working relationship with Cinevistaas. Presently, we are doing Ssshhhh...Koi Hai as a joint venture with them."[4]

Series overview[edit]

Season No. of
episodes
Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 154 27 July 2001[5] 13 August 2004
2 221 3 November 2006[6] 22 August 2009[7]
3 18 19 March 2010[8] 16 May 2010[9]

Seasons[edit]

Season 1[edit]

The first season was a weekly season airing on every Friday at 10 PM IST. Every week, a fresh new story was aired. The narratives of the episodes were mostly mythical accounts of evil spirits, wizards or any devilish being, presented under some indicative titles.[5]

Main article: Vikraal Aur Gabraal

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. At this point, the show became a surprise-hit with the children. This special series continued till the end of the season.[10]

Cast[edit]

Plot[edit]

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.[10]

Season 2[edit]

The second season was titled Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai (English: Ssshhhh...Again Someone's There), which was a weekly season, airing on every Friday at 10 PM IST with a new story every week.[6] 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.[11] On 14 December 2007, the season aired on every Friday and Saturday, each story being split into two episodes.[12] In January 2009, the format of the series was changed. Each story was made to run for eight weeks.[13]

Cast[edit]

Manish Paul as prashant/siddharth/various in Kaali chudail,Khooni saaya,guest house Rushad Rana as aniket/varun in balight ka bargad,raaz ki ek raat Shakti Arora as various in virasat,dehshat ke saaye Rashmi desai as priya in kaali chudail Divyanka tripathi as unkown in Intezaar Mukesh khanna as unkown Eijaz khan as unkown in shiva Aastha choudhary as unkown Twinkle bajpaaye as unkown in tum meri ho,parchaae Shivani gosain as unkown in Rukmani mansion Ali merchant as rahul in Jauhar Kunal bakshi as unkown in kaali chudail Nandini singh as nandini in balighat ka bargad Amrapali gupta as varoius/kalika/priya in Intezaar,junnon,thakur ki dulhan Kishori shahne as maa sa in Intezaar Tarun khanna as unkown in dastkhat Jhumma mitra as unkown Ashish malkani Manish naggdev Paras chaurasia Tushar dalvi Hrishikesh Pandey as unkown in manorajan Abhinav kohli Manish khanna in khoon ka badla khoon Romit Raj in Bhoot Bangla

Season 3[edit]

Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai 3 aired on every Friday and Saturday at 9:30 PM IST, later shifting on every Saturday and Sunday on 10 April 2010.[8]

Cast[edit]

  • Gauri Tonk as Vayika (witch)
  • Sandeep Rajora as Saarthak (ghost buster)
  • Naman Shaw as Ajinkya (older brother of Veer, wheel chair is his life partner)
  • Ashish Kapoor as Ajinkya's brother Veer (he is the hero and believes that her mother abandoned him after birth)
  • Murli Sharma as Vikrant (demon king)
  • Mouni Roy as Koena, later replaced by Anupriya Kapoor from fifteenth episode.

Plot[edit]

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 injuired in a struggle and in order to finish Vikrant completely, ends up killing Vayika.[better source needed]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The first and the second seasons generally received positive reviews from critics, while the third season generally received mixed reviews.[14][15] Prachi Srivastava and Raushni Bhagia of Afaqs! positively stated, "Ssshhhh..koi hai was popular amongst audiences."[16]

Shantanu Prashar of MensXP.com also positively stated, "Sssh..Koi Hai remains the only and also the last horror show after the Zee Horror Show and Aahat era to establish a firm holding in viewers' minds."[17]

Ratings[edit]

Prachi Srivastava and Raushni Bhagia of Afaqs! gave the series 3.5 stars,[16] while Shantanu Prashar of MensXP.com also gave the same ratings.[17]

STAR India senior creative director Shailja Kejriwal gave the second season 3.5 stars, and stated, "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.[7]

Accolades[edit]

The series has won STAR Parivaar Awards for Favourite Action Hero in 2003.

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.[18] Cinevistaas Limited won Indian Telly Jury Award for Best Special/Visual Effects for television in 2002 and 2003, while Contiloe Entertainemnt was nominated in 2009.[19]

Cinevistaas Limited also won Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects in 2001,[20] while Contiloe Entertainment won for Best Thriller / Horror Serial in 2007 and for Best Thriller Programme in 2008 and 2009.[21][better source needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What happens when you visit India’s 13 most haunted places...". Star Block Buster. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "‘Aahat’ will increase horror quotient in genre: Shakti Anand". The Indian Express. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Gauri comes back in a spooky avatar in Phir Koi Hai". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "I don't believe half-baked shows are accepted by viewers". Indian Television. Retrieved 23 October 2003. 
  5. ^ a b "On Fridays entertainment, on Sundays devotion is the Star Plus credo". Indian Television. Retrieved 28 June 2001. 
  6. ^ a b "Star One whispers Shhh...!". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 4 November 2006. 
  7. ^ a b "Ssshhh….Phir Koi Hai to go off air". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 18 July 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Past...Shhh...Phir Koi Hai! returns on Star One". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "Naman to kill 'witch' Gauri in Phir Koi Hai 3". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Key to weekdays prime time in hand, Star Plus aims to lock in Saturdays too". Indian Television. Retrieved 6 October 2003. 
  11. ^ "Raahil turns ghost buster". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 3 July 2007. 
  12. ^ "Ssshhhh! Phir Koi Hai returns". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 8 December 2007. 
  13. ^ "Phir Koi Hai to have monthly series". Tellychakkar. Retrieved 17 October 2008. 
  14. ^ "New shows 'Kya Masti Kya Dhuum', 'Khullja Sim Sim' do a Star turn: Tam data". Indian Television. Retrieved 3 August 2001. 
  15. ^ "Star One's 'Shhh... Phir Koi Hai' premieres with a rating of 2.68". Indian Television. Retrieved 15 November 2006. 
  16. ^ a b Prachi Srivastava and Raushni Bhagia (11 December 2013). "Spooky Gains". Afaqs!. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  17. ^ a b Shantanu Prashar (9 September 2014). "6 Indian Horror Shows From The 90s That Spooked Us Out". MensXP.com. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "The Indian Telly Awards 2004". Indian Television. 
  19. ^ "The Winners of The Indian Telly Awards 2002". Indian Television. 
  20. ^ "The Indian Television Academy Awards for 2001". Indian Television Academy. 
  21. ^ "The Indian Television Academy Awards for 2007". Indian Television Academy. 

External links[edit]


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Shhhhh...Koi Hai - Episode 40

Kings gets whole village mutated when his brother in law was insulted by the villagers. Kapil and his friends arrive at the village in search of food. Kapil and their ...

Shhhhh...Koi Hai - Episode 29

Asim finds a bus with all passengers dead, except Hussna. Masood is stumped to see Hussna lift the hot vessel with bare hands and as revenge she kills him.

Shhhhh...Koi Hai - Episode 50

Vikraal has red spectacles with which he can see the ghosts which can't be seen with naked eyes. A person with a bad intention to get the power of Shakaal lies ...

Shhhhh...Koi Hai - Episode 80Horror of gin

Naureen sees two strange eyes under the bed. Naureen goes to turn off the light in the closed room. Naureen goes to the closed room smelling some burning ...

Shhhhh...Koi Hai - Episode 14

300 years ago, a possessed Maharani killed the Raja. So the priest locked her with a sword, so that she can't harm anyone. Sonia is walking through the room ...

Shhhhh...Koi Hai - Episode 66 : Vikraal and Mayakaal

Maaya Kaal wants to kill Vikraal. Maaya Kaal kidnaps the priest and asks Vikraal to save him. Vikraal, Gabro and the Captain go to the jungle in search of Maaya ...

Shhhhh...Koi Hai - Episode 4

A group of teenagers travels to a remote place for adventure. On the way, the guide refuses to go with them as he knows the place very well and also the fact that ...

Shhhhh...Koi Hai - Episode 55 : Vikraal and "Khaufnak Kada"

Home minister Vasant Khare calls Vikraal. Vikraal gets a bangle to destroy it from the hands of Preetal. On the way Prethika holds Gabroo's life for ransom in ...

Shhhhh...Koi Hai - Episode 207 : Ashish urges Rinki's help.

Ashish discusses with Rinki about Shobit and priest. Ashish takes help of the spirit who inform him about 'Kaal Chakshu' and the reason why Shobit and priest is ...

Shhhhh...Koi Hai - Episode 3

A group of teenage friends travel to a haunted village where a man-eater Cannibal is hunting the villagers. They ignored the fact as they don't believe it.

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22 news items

The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 07:23:06 -0800

After scaring viewers with his spooky antics in popular shows like “Ssshhhh…Koi Hai” and “Ssshhhh…Phir Koi Hai”, Shakti Anand is all set to return to the horror genre with the new season of “Aahat”. The actor says the show will take the genre a step ...

Economic Times

Economic Times
Mon, 18 May 2015 08:59:50 -0700

Ssshhhh...Koi Hai was an Indian thriller/horror television anthology series created by Cinevistaas Ltd. and Contiloe Entertainment for Star plus. The show ran for three seasons and is considered as one of the most commercially successful horror shows ...
 
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Wed, 24 Dec 2008 00:13:04 -0800

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Times of India

Times of India
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:30:00 -0800

After scaring viewers with his spooky antics in popular shows like "Ssshhhh...Koi Hai" and "Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai", Shakti Anand is all set to return to the horror genre with the new season of " Aahat". The actor says the show will take the genre a ...

Indiatimes.com

Indiatimes.com
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 00:06:49 -0700

He started off as a fast bowler in the 1990s but Salil Ankola later realised his true calling when he did television shows like C.I.D: Special Bureau, Ssshhhh...Koi Hai and Vikraal Aur Gabraal. However, midway he did make a foray into films but wasn't ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:53:38 -0800

Sunil Gavaskar: We know Sunil Gavaskar, the Little Master, for those sky-kissing sixes and impeccable straight drives which would often become a big headache for pace bowlers. But Gavaskar was not just a star on the cricket field. He also made his ...

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:33:45 -0800

I did Ssshhhh...Koi Hai a long time ago. But now we have better techniques -- be it with sound or camera. Horror is all about bass sound effects and VFX, which together can scare people. The makers have done a lot of research before getting the show back.
 
Indiantelevision.com
Sat, 03 Jan 2015 04:09:11 -0800

Later, came X-Zone (Zee TV - 1998) and Ssshhhh..koi hai (Star One - 2001) which were thriller horror series. Each one of these shows captivated their audiences and ran longer than three successful years. The next success in the genre was in 2009 ...
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