Imlie is an Indian television drama series which airs on Star Plus channel and also streamed on Disney + Hot Star. The first episode of this serial was telecasted on 16th November 2020. The serial has been produced by Gul Khan and Karishma Jain under the aegis of 4 Lions Films. The director is Atif Khan while the creative director is MuskanBajaj. The story team comprises of Ved Raj, Akriti Atreja and Vera Raina while the writers are Divy Sharma and Aparajita Sharma. The theme music has been composed by Tapas Relia while the cinematography is by Nidhin Valanday.
Imlie is based on Star Jalsha’s Bengali series Ishti Kutum. The main characters are being played by Gashmeer Mahajani, Sumbul Touqir Khan, and Mayuri Deshmukh.
The storyline revolves around a village girl named Imlie who resides in a tribal community in Uttar Pradesh. She is an outspoken girl known for her witty answers. A city boy and journalist Aditya Kumar Tripathi visits her village. Imlie and Aditya soon develop a close bonding. The story takes a twist when Imlie and Aditya are forced to take shelter in a hut during heavy rains and are found together in the hut by the villagers. Aditya and Imlie are forced to marry and Aditya takes Imlie to the city with him. However, Aditya already had a girlfriend named Malini and was engaged to her. Once in the city, Imlie realises that Aditya is engaged. The plot now turns into a love triangle involving Aditya, Imlie and Malini.
The current storyline is that Imlie has separated from Aditya and living separately in a hostel. She is doing internship in Bhaskar Times newspaper. A new character named Aryan has entered the serial. He has bought the Bhaskar Times. Even though Aryan and Imlie are at loggerheads with each other, they are gradually coming close. This has irked Aditya and he is jealous. Mahima is trying to poison the ears of Aditya against Imlie by alluding to the supposed affair between Aryan and Imlie. What remains to be seen is whether Aryan and Imlie get into a relationship or Imlie patches up with Aditya.
Imlie is the lead female protagonist of the serial. A simple village girl married to Aditya Tripathi and now interning at Bhaskar Times. She is the daughter of Dev and Mithi. Sumbul Touqir Khan is playing the role of Imlie. Sumbul started her television career as a child artist by playing the role of Akbar’s niece Mehtab in serial Jodha Akbar. She subsequently appeared in the show Waris. In 2009, she played the role of Shubhada in the serial Chandragupta Maurya. She made her Bollywood debut with the movie Article 15 in the year 2019.
Aditya Tripathiis Imlie’s husband and Aparna and Pankaj’s son. He works as a Chief Executive Reporter at Bhaskar Times. Aditya Tripathi’s character is being portrayed by Gashmeer Mahajani. Gashmeer Mahajani is an actor and choreographer. He debuted in 2010 with the Hindi film Muskurake Dekh Zara. He worked in theatres for some years before appearing in the Marathi film Carry on Maratha in 2015. He subsequently worked in many more Marathi films.
Malini Chaturvedi is a former fianceeof Aditya Tripathi and also the step-sister of Imlie. She works as a history professor. Mayuri Deshmukh plays the role of Malini Chaturvedi. Mayuri Deshmukh debuted with the Marathi film Dr. Prakash Baba Amtein 2014. However, she got recognition by playing the lead role of Mansi in the Marathi serial Khulti Kali Khulena.
Imlieis telecasted daily from Monday to Saturday at 8:30 pm IST. The running duration of the show is 21-23 minutes.