Barrister Babu (commonly abbreviated as “Bairi Shree Babu”) is an Indian social drama television series that premiered on 11 February 2020 on Colors TV. Produced by Shashi Sumeet Productions, starring Pravesh Mishra and Aanchal Sahu Main in roles.
Barrister Babu revolves around the story of Anirudh and Bondita. Bondita, a former child bride, is married to barrister Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. Anirudh fights society for his education and sends him to London to become a barrister. After becoming a barrister, the empowered Bondita returns to India and fights social evils with Anirudh.
Bondita’s age was originally set at 8, but due to a pause in production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her age was adjusted to age 11.
|Directed by||Mangesh Kanthale|
Aurra Bhatnagar Badoni
|Theme music composer||Ashish Rego|
|Opening theme||Rishta Tera Mera|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||376|
Barrister Babu Plot
Set in the pre-independence era in rural Bengal, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, a 22-year-old barrister, returns from London to Tulsipur, a village where his family practices zamindari, eroding the customs and social beliefs that hindered women’s progress. stop.
He is set to marry his childhood sweetheart Saudamini ‘Mini’ Bhowmik, to which both Anirudh and Mini’s families consented. Bondita Das, on the other hand, is an 11-year-old Bengali Hindu girl who lives with her widowed mother, Sumati, and her maternal family. Bondita’s uncle and aunt decide to get Bondita married to an elderly man, while her cousin Sampoorna is set to marry Anirudh’s best friend Saurabh.
On the wedding day, Anirudh appears before the wedding and immediately rebels against it, as the groom is around the age of the bride’s grandfather. He seeks help from the authorities to stop the marriage, but faces resistance. However, the marriage is not complete, as the old man suddenly dies in the middle of the rituals. Nevertheless, the man’s relatives and others consider the marriage to be successful and set Bondita to be part of Sati. Anirudh promises Sumati to save Bondita. After all his other attempts to do so in vain, he marries her as a last resort, which is successful.
Everyone at his house is shocked to see Anirudh’s marriage. Soon after, Mini also learns about her recent marriage and the plot to separate her and Bondita. She is supported by Anirudh’s father, Binoy, who wanted his son to settle down in London and practice his profession there, and who believes Mini can make his dreams come true. Anirudh refuses to recognize Bondita as his wife, instead seeing her as his responsibility.
After initial confusion, Anirudh’s uncle, Trilochan, accepts Bondita to save his family reputation and starts dressing her as Roy Chowdhury’s daughter-in-law. Bondita’s first problem with her new mother-in-law is her bed-wetting at night, a problem caused by trauma after watching her father die of snakebite before her eyes. However, Anirudh helps her overcome this complication. Bondita manages to impress Trilochan, and he soon falls in love with her.
Anirudh learns that Bondita is illiterate, as there was no opportunity for female education in the village. So he himself decides to educate her. A man named Brijwasi Babu, a fake Lord Krishna devotee who deceives people to collect money, comes to Tulsipur and traps Bondita taking advantage of Sampoorna’s helplessness due to her incomplete dowry, as Bondita is her beloved. Desperate to save her cousin. marriage. As the thief runs away, Bondita is exposed in his service.
Anirudh thinks that Bondita deliberately did this and sends her back to her mother, where people will misbehave with her and even try to kill her for being abandoned by her husband. After some time, Bondita’s aunt Devoleena sells him to a brothel in Kolkata owned by a woman named Tara Bai. Anirudh learns of the villagers’ misbehavior on Bondita and rushes to bring her back, but it was too late as Bondita had already been taken to the brothel. Anirudh manages to find her at Tara Bai’s brothel and comes to rescue her from there, but was attacked by Tara Bai’s men.
After being beaten up by her men, Tara Bai stabs her in an attempt to kill her, but fortunately Saurabh saves her. Later Anirudh arrives to free Bondita, this time along with Saurabh in both disguise, but the latter decides to free all the girls from there. With the help of a dancer named Rasia Bai, who dies protecting her and Saurabh elopes with all the girls, Anirudh succeeds in his intentions.
Meanwhile, Mini’s wicked conspiracies are captured by Trilochan. In an effort to save herself from being exposed, she pushes him to fall down and hits his head, leaving him paralyzed. Soon after, Anirudh uncovers his sinister plans to separate her and Bondita. Bondita heals the paralyzed Trilochan, and Mini is thrown out of Roy Chowdhury’s house. Bondita is eventually warmly accepted and embraced by the family.
Bondita starts attending school with the help of Anirudh, the first girl from Tulsipur. However, Mini kidnaps Bondita and locks her in a chemical factory. Anirudh tries to save Bondita, but his efforts go in vain. Saurabh dies while saving Bondita. Saurabh’s father, Premlal, gets arrested for trying to kill Anirudh by using a girl pretending to be Anirudh’s late mother Shubhra. Binoy marries Sampoorna after being blackmailed by Sampoorna’s parents.
After the marriage, the whole becomes negative towards Bondita, as Trilochan insults her and her family. Anirudh and Bondita annul their marriage to support the Child Marriage Act. After that, Bondita’s grandmother, Kalindi aka Thaku Maa, who hails from Krishna Nagar, enters the picture. She takes Bondita from Anirudh and asks her to learn to be a wife. She plans Bondita’s wedding to Chandrachur, but a disguised Anirudh saves her in time and runs away. Bondita decides to become a barrister, and Anirudh sends her to London to pursue her dream.
8 years later
Bondita has grown up now and, like Anirudh, returns to Tulsipur as a gold medalist barrister. However, she is shocked to see Krishna Nagar and Tulsipur divided as Anirudh and Thaku Maa have now become enemies. Anirudh refuses to meet Bondita as she belongs to Krishna Nagar, but misses her. Bondita’s cousin, Tupur tells her that Anirudh has deceived them by planting a bomb behind the gifts which resulted in the death of Tupur’s parents and disfigurement of his face.
Bondita refuses to believe this and decides to reunite the two villages. She disguises herself as Vyjayanthi and comes to Roy Chowdhury’s house years later. She is shocked to see Binoy, mentally handicapped, and Sampoorna narrates how the people of Krishna Nagar gave her poisonous food and later attacked her, leaving Binoy grievously injured and the two villages becoming enemies. While pretending to be Vyjayanthi, Bondita changes Anirudh’s rude behavior.
She manages to bring back her smile and is applauded by Roy Chowdhury. Soon Bondita’s disguise comes to light and Roy Chowdhury blames her for another attack on them, which was actually planned by Chandrachur. Bondita decides never to see Anirudh’s face again as Anirudh does not take her side even though he is not a spy. Anirudh realizes his love for Bondita. He tries to woo her and tell her about his feelings but Bondita refuses to listen to him. After several tries, Anirudh and Bondita finally confess their love for each other and run away from their family to marry each other.
Trilochan and Thaku search for mother Anirudh and Bondita, but in vain. Anirudh and Bondita flee to Chandan Nagar to get married. Trilochan sets a trap for Anirudh by fixing the marriage of Anirudh’s half-sister Shashwati. Anirudh drops Bondita in the mandap and runs to save Shashwati. Trilochan and Thaku Maa’s enmity finally comes to an end when Anirudh saves Thakur after Somnath’s house burns down. Trilochan asks Bondita for her hand in marriage for Anirudh.
Anirudh pays respect to Sumati and Thaku Maa during the wedding rituals. Bondita and Anirudh get married again and it is revealed that Chandrachur beats Tupur everyday. They go against it and make Chandrachur feel embarrassed forever, leading him to apologize to Tupur. But their happiness is short-lived as Chandrachur sneaks into Bondita’s bedroom and manipulates Bondita to take revenge. Anirudh reaches the spot in time and angrily chases Chandrachur, who falls off the cliff after a scuffle. Anirudh takes the blame for killing her and is sentenced to death while Bondita herself being a barrister takes the responsibility of saving her. Meanwhile Subodh Chatterjee, a seasoned, discriminatory and arrogant barrister fighting against Roy Chowdhury, challenges Bondita to hang Anirudh. Bondita asks all the family members what they saw, and Tupur refuses to help. She then sees Tapur crying, confronts him, and questions him about trying to hang himself, but Tapur refuses to attempt to do so, and Thaku Maa gives him nothing to Bondita. prompts him to tell, and takes her away.
The next morning, while distributing prasad to family members, Bondita comes across photos from the pre-wedding shoot in which she finds a picture of a disguised make-up man who tried to kidnap her, whom she identifies as Chandrachur. The next day, Chandrachur’s body is brought home by the police and Bondita recognizes that there is no injury mark on her leg that he had given her when he was trying to kidnap her. She gets suspicious about Chandrachur and goes to Tapur in his guise. Worried and scared, Tapur tells him everything about Chandrachur. He didn’t really love Tupur and was after Bondita from the very beginning, and raped Tapur on the wedding night of Bondita and Anirudh.
Bondita visits Anirudh in jail and thanks him for saving Tapur and taking care of him selflessly.
After a three-month break when the series resumed airing in Week 28 of 2020 following the COVID-19 lockdown, it became the third most-watched Hindi GEC in Urban with 4.7 million impressions. The show has received a rating of 8.5 out of 10 on IMDb, indicating a positive or favorable response. The show is really good.