Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is a sitcom set in a quintessential Malabar Hill family. Sahil, the protagonist, is a cosmetic surgeon, a guy with a golden heart who can never say 'no' and gets caught between his mom and wife. Monisha, Sahil's wife, is a middle class girl, is a 'nosey' daughter of a detective.
Sahil's father, Indravadan, is a retired director of a multinational company and is really a child at heart. He often plays Narad Muni between his 'uppity' wife and bahu. Sahil's mom, Maya, likes only the crème de la crème in every aspect of her life and her family. Her bone of contention - daughter-in-law, Monisha, who is middle class.
Roshesh, Sahil's younger brother, is a mama's boy, a wannabe actor who is waiting for his mom to find the right bride. Sonya is Sahil's sister. She is deeply into tarot.
Set in this dysfunctional family, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is a classic comedy that brings together veterans Satish Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah with Sumeet Raghavan and Rupali Ganguli.
Indravadan: A rich, ex-director of a multinational company, he constantly amuses himself by making fun of his uppity wife, disturbing the peace in his son, Sahil's home and firing the sparks between his wife and daughter-in-law. All in all, almost a sutradhaar for the story. A quintessential Narad Muni, he is mischievous but still a child at heart.
Maya: She is Indravadan's wife and likes only the crème de la crème in every aspect of her life and her family. Her bone of contention - daughter-in-law, Monisha, who is middle class. The confrontations with Monisha are always very suave and sugar-coated. She is also very talented, she wants to be very sure that her second son, Roshesh doesn't repeat the same mistake Sahil did. As a result, Roshesh hasn't found a girl.
Sahil: The plastic surgeon and Maya's eldest son, he is soft, noble and very attached to both his mom and wife. He dislikes hurting anyone - basically, he cant say 'no'. He is the quintessential 'Indian male sandwiched between his wife and family'.
Monisha: The middle class girl, she is the eldest daughter-in-law of the Sarabhais. Her father was a detective and she seems to have got the same inquisitive genes in her. Committed to her husband, she sometimes also mothers him, knowing that he is innocent and well-meaning. She is not so talented as Maya. She hates the fact that Maya constantly belittles her, though she respects her, but she never lets an opportunity go to get back at Maya.
Roshesh: He is a typical mama's boy who is a bachelor because of his mom's finicky nature. He is very uppity and a wannabe actor.
Sonya: Maya's daughter, she is into occult, mainly tarot. She is quite acclaimed for it in the circles that she moves in. Not as snobbish as Maya but still quite uppity.
Dushyant: Sonya's husband, he is a joru ka gulam and a gizmo freak. Usually follows Sonya's lead.
Indravadan Sarabhai - Satish Shah
Maya Sarabhai - Ratna Pathak Shah
Sahil Sarabhai - Sumeet Raghavan
Monisha Sarabhai - Roopali Ganguli
Roshesh Sarabhai - Rajesh Kumar