Ruk Jaana Nahin is an Indian soap opera drama that was telecast on Indian Entertainment channel Star Plus. The serial originally ran from December 19, 2011, to November 23, 2012. The show was exclusively shot at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Ruk Jaana Nahin ran for 248 episodes, for almost a year and enjoyed a quite popularity among the viewers. The show was directed by
Santram Verma, produced by Kamal Pandey and
Paresh Rawal and was written by Kamal Pandey,
Girish Dhamija and Garima Goyal.
The story of Ruk Jaana Nahin revolved around the girl next door Saanchi Mathur Singh played by actor
Pooja Sharma. The male protagonist of the show, Indu Singh was played by actor Aniruddh Dave. The other supporting roles in the show were played by actors
Gyan Prakash and Vijay Kumar. The story of Ruk Jaana Nahin is the story of Saanchi –who moves to Varanasi along with her family to start her college education. Saanchi had led a quiet and sheltered life till date and for the first time faces various problems, hurdles and challenges in the male dominated society. Saanchi was a very different character from her contemporary TV serial’s female protagonists. She didn’t fight, shout or create a scene or chaos.
Instead, she faced and accepted the challenges, tried to solve them and change the decisions and attitude of other narrow minded people with her diplomatic and intelligent approach. Saanchi’s path of exploring the world around her, finding the real meaning of life, pursuing her dreams and ambitions while taking care of her family, constituted the plot of Ruk Jaana Nahin. The love story of the local goon Indu Singh (the male protagonist) and Saanchi also added an interesting angle to the plot.