Sony SAB launches ‘Dr.Bhanumati On Duty’, an off-beat hospital comedy


The show will see Kavita Kaushikreturn to the small screen, in the lead as Dr BhanumatiBhinn



An apple a day keeps the doctor away but with a doctor like Bhanumati who needs an apple anyway? Sony SAB is all set to launch a new hospital based comedy series called ‘Dr. BhanumatiOn Duty’. Set in rural Rajasthan, the show will focus on Dr. BhanumatiBhinna no-nonsense Rajasthani army doctor who is known for her unique style in curing her patients. With actress Kavita Kaushik in the lead as Dr BhanumatiBhinn, the show will also feature GopiBhalla as Lovely Singh Dhingra who is her assistant-cum-sidekick.Dr. BhanumatiOn Duty is set to hit the tube on Tuesday, 7th June onwards, Monday to Friday at 22:30 hours on Sony SAB.


The plot will chronicle the escapades of Dr. Bhanumati, her two orderlies and the patients. The vibrant Bhanumatiwill try to solve the problems of her patients, using her trademarkcatchphrase ‘Samjyo Kai’while she treats them. The conventional army life full of vigor and discipline has influenced her strongly and she solves her patients’ medical problems in her signature ‘stunt and blunt’ style which she considers as alternative therapy. This beauty on duty believes that medicines are not the only way to cure patients!


When on duty, Bhanumatiwill be joined by her loyal orderly Lovely Singh and Doodhnath (Ketan Singh), who help her solve weird cases with a tinge of humour. Lovely Singh who is a loyal follower of Bhanumati’s techniques will be seen following her around causing her a major discomfort. While she tries her best to keep him away from her patients, her attempts seem to be futile which add on to the comic quotient of the show. To add to her daily dilemma, her other assistant Doodhnath is another odd character.. In fact Lovely and Doodhnathare always arguing with each other over every issue and all this banter irks Bhanumati.


The show will also see intermittent entries of other administrators like the ward boy and other junior doctors which in entirety make Dr BhanumatiBhinn’s in-house army in her hospital.

Mr. Anooj Kapoor, Senior EVP & Business Head, SAB TV

“With Dr Bhanumati On Duty, we take a step ahead in the hospital comedy space on the channel. The concept of the show is very unconventional yet entertaining. The disciple and routine of army life has influenced Dr Bhanumati strongly and she solves her patients’ medical problems with alternative and unique kind of therapies which automatically evoke humour. We have worked with Kavita Kaushik before and we are confident that with her in the lead, the show will be well received by our viewers.”


Tune in to Dr. BhanumatiOn Duty, Tuesday 7thJune onwards, Monday to Friday, 22:30 hrs only on Sony SAB

Star-Cast Details:

  • Kavita Kaushik — Dr. BhanumatiBhinn
  • GopiBhalla - Lovely Singh Dhingra
  • Ketan Singh - Doodhnath

About SAB TV:

Launched in March 2005, SAB TV is part of the network of television channels owned by Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd. With a core brand promise of ‘AsliMazaa SAB KeSaathAata Hai’, the channel strongly believes in showcasing family humour. SAB TV, with its impressive line-up of innovative programs and light-hearted content ranging from daily family comedy to path breaking concepts like silent comedy is dedicated to promoting an enjoyable ‘family-viewing’ experience. Its current programming mix includes Taarak Mehta KaOoltahChashmah, Chidiyaghar, Baalveer, BadiDooooor Se Aaye Hai, Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle and SahebBiwiAur Boss. The channel is broadcasted nationally and is available in more than 100 million households in India and internationally in more than 150 countries reaching over 25 million households.

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About Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN):

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), (formerly Multi Screen Media Private Ltd.), is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation which owns and operates the Sony Entertainment network of television channels.

As a leading television network in India, SPN comprises of Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India's leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India's premium Hindi movies and special events channel; MAX 2, a second Hindi movie channel showcasing great Indian Cinema; SAB, a family comedy entertainment channel; PIX, the English movie channel; AXN, the leader amongst English Entertainment Channels; AATH, the Bangla movie channel, MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel; SIX, India’s Premier Sports Entertainment Channel; KIX, a youth-centric sports channel focusing on high adrenaline, fast-paced content and LIV - the Digital Entertainment Channel.

And, MSM Motion Pictures is the company’s venture in film production.

SPN is in its 21st year in India.