Laut Aao Trisha – Cast, Wiki, Story and Trivia

July 23, 2014 | 0

Laut Aao Trisha is one of the seminal, defining TV shows in Indian television. Telecast on Life Ok, this social-mystery-drama is a remake of the Spanish TV series Dónde está Elisa‘ (‘Where are you, Elisa?).

The Story

The serial begins with an affluent businessman Pratik Swaika (Jai Kalra) and his wife Amrita Swaika (Bhagyashree) filing a missing complaint of their 18 year old daughter Trisha. As it turned out, the family had a success party to celebrate yet another achievement of the business tycoon, Pratik.  The teenage children decided to move to the nearby beach to enjoy their own party.  Trisha had promised her parents that she would return by 2 AM.

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When Trisha does not return; her panic-stricken mother, takes her sister-in-law Lavanya (Rajeshwari Sachdev), to the beach site.  The young party-mongers, including Trisha’s cousins, are seen to be in a celebratory mode, enjoying their booze and getting sloshed, with no inkling of where the girl could be. The parents after trying in vain, for the entire night decide to take the matter to the police.

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Pratik asks his contact, an experienced detective ACP Kabir (Eijaz Khan) to investigate the case.  The suspect list is long, starting from immediate family members to uncle and aunts, cousins, fellow students, friends, employees of Swaika family, acquaintances and the people who frequented places that Trisha would visit, before she went missing. A lot of ugly skeletons begin to fall from the closet, so to speak; as the secret lives of every family member is laid bare.  The hypocrisy of this so-called elitist family comes to the fore as the ACP goes after the loose ends of the case.

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How similar is Laut Aao Trisha to Donde Esta Elisa? Is it a direct copy?

The makers of Laut Aao Trisha said that they have stuck to the Spanish TV series and have toned down a few explicit scenes and bold content.  Incidentally, ¿Dónde está Elisa? is not really the original, the first one bearing the same name was a Chilean drama, played on TV in 2008 and was produced by TVN 2009. It was written by Pablo Illanes an ace TV-novela writer and journalist; who has written a few other thrillers too.

¿Dónde está Elisa? was later remade in the Spanish language in 2010, and was produced by Telemundo for USA. The serial was shown in English subtitles for the audience.  The first episode was aired on March 8, 2010 and ran successfully for 26 weeks.

Incidentally, Laut Aao Trisha is not the only remake of the Spanish or the Chilean version.  ¿Dónde está Elisa has been remade as Kızım Nerede?’ for Turkey, ‘Di Mana Melani’, in Indonesia, and ‘Nasaan Ka, Elisa?’ for the Filipino audience in Philippines.

bhagyashree in Laut Aao Trisha 2

How bold is the content?

Life Ok has prided itself upon being the youngest and the most popular mainstream entertainment channel. Less than 3 years old in the business, it has offered stiff competition to two of the most popular TV channels, Colors and Sony TV. Without broaching into the space of ‘saans-bahu’ sagas and infinite soaps, the channel has held on its own and came up with shows like Savdhaan India that has rivaled Sony TV’s Crime Patrol.

Ajit Thakur, Life OK’s general manager says, “While the original content is quite bold, we have toned down the content in ‘Laut Aao Trisha’ for India.   But it still is the boldest show on Indian television.” The story-line is identical to the Spanish one, and explores deep, dark secrets and shady intentions of people within a family.

Laut Aao Trisha  Karan Jotwani and Abhilash Kumar

Is Laut Aao Trisha based on real story?

If we go by the Chilean version, to an extent; the answer is yes. The writer Pablo Illanes based his story for ‘Dónde está Elisa’ on the missing British resident, Madeline McCann, who suddenly disappeared in Portugal. But instead of the little girl,  the writer involved his story around a missing teenage-girl and the same has been replicated in other remake versions, including  Laut Aao Trisha.

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Also a teenager from Chile, called Jorge Matute Johns, went missing from a local disco, which is quite similar to the incident of Elisa or Trisha (for India).

Eijaz Khan Laut Aao Trisha

Laut Aao Trisha timings on  Life OK TV

The first episode was aired on July 21, 2014 and ran for an hour. Every subsequent episode runs for 30 minutes and is aired at 10 PM with repeat at 12:30 AM

How long will it run (number of episodes)?

Laut Aao Trisha has 250 episodes in all, in other words; it will run finitely and does not stretch or drag likes many other serials.  The show will run for ten to twelve months, Monday to Friday. By the end of every second week, there is a new suspect and each episode ends in a hook.

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Who is the kidnapper in Laut Aao Trisha? Does he kill her?

The makers in India have said that the story-line is the same as the original, with only the bold content mellowed down. The Spanish version ‘Dónde está Elisa’ has Elisa’s uncle ‘Bruno’ as the kidnapper.   It turns out that Elisa was having an affair with Bruno and had planned the kidnapping herself, because she wanted to get away from the house. She had also found out that her father was having an extra-marital affair.  Cecilia (Bruno’s wife) shoots many suspects, including Elisa and her cheating husband.

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You can look down at the cast of Laut Aao Trisha and make your own conclusion about who the kidnapper and the killer are.

 Laut Aao Trisha – Cast

Nalini Negi – Trisha (the missing girl)

Bhagyashree Patwardhan as  Amrita Swaika (Trisha’s mother)

Jai Kalra  as Pratik Swaika (Trisha’s father)

Eijaz Khan  as ACP Kabir who investigates the case

Ayaz Khan

Rajeshwari Sachdev as Lavanya (Trisha’s aunt)

Abhilash Kumar as Bobby (Trisha’s cousin)

Karan Jotwani as Vivan (Trisha’s cousin)

Adita Wahi

Umar Wani

Jiten Lalwani

Bhairavi Raichura (actor-producer of ’24 Frames’ seen  as ACP Kabir’s (Eijaz Khan) doctor.

Laut Aao Trisha cast

 Behind the scenes and making (trivia)

Laut  Aao Trisha was actually titled ‘Missing’ and was to be aired on Star Plus, but Life OK decided to take it up.  The show was renamed as ‘Laut Aao Trisha’. It is produced by ’24 Frames’ of  Bhairavi Raichura and Nandita Mehra, and ‘Fireworks Productions’, of BP Singh (who has made shows like Aahat and CID on Sony TV).  Laut Aao Trisha has been written by Amit and Raghuvir Shikhawat.

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While the opening scenes were shot in Goa, the rest of the episodes have been shot in Film City, Mumbai.

Laut Aao Trisha actress Nalini Negi

Laut Aao Trisha is among the most expensive shows on Indian television and has brought TV watching back among the youth and the men, apart from just women.  After a successful stint of 24 in Colors, a warm reception to Yudh in Sony TV, LAT marches along the welcoming trend of movie stars doing TV serials.

Jai Kalra in Laut  Aao Trisha

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