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The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir
Format Family / Teen sitcom
Created by Danny Kalli
Jim Geoghan
Directed by Triyog PAPA
Country of origin India
Language(s) Hindi
Production
Running time 22–23 minutes
Production company(s) The Company
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel India
Original airing April 8, 2012
External links
Official website
The Suite Life of Karan & Kabir is a Disney Channel India sitcom, which premiered on April 8, 2012. The series is an Indian adaptation of the American show The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. It airs at 10.30 am every Sunday; a repeat comes on every Tuesday at 2.30 pm.

The series is set in the Raj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai and centers on Karan and Kabir, trouble-making twins who live at the hotel. The series' other main characters include daughter of the owner of the hotel Rani, the candy counter girl Vinnie, the hotel's manager Mr. Maan Singh, and the boys' mother Preeti, who is an assistant manager. It will air in the US on Zee TV.

Plot

The show centers upon Karan and Kabir, twin brothers who live in the Raj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai with their mother, Preeti Jaiswal, who is an assistant manager in the hotel. The series also centers upon the hotel owner's teenage daughter, Rani Uberoi, who is privileged and ditzy. Vinita Mishra (Vinnie) is the hotel's down-to-earth candy-counter girl. Mr. Maan Singh, the strict, dutiful, and wierd manager, is often a foil to Karan and Kabir's schemes. Sometimes, Karan and Kabir get in trouble.

Cast

Main

  • Namit Shah as Kabir Jaiswal
  • Siddharth Thakkar as Karan Jaiswal
  • Shruti Seth as Preeti Jaiswal
  • Shivshakti Sachdev as Rani Uberoi
  • Tara Sutaria as Vinita Mishra (Vinnie)
  • Daman Baggan as Mr. Maan Singh
  • Shaynam Ladakhi as Jang Bahadur
  • Sulekshna as Shobhaji

Characters

Kabir

Kabir (Namit Shah), age 10, is the calm, mature, and smarter twin of the duo. He is less adventurous but always gets into his brother's antics, most accidentally; he faces trouble because of Karan. But he never complains about him and his doings. The reason is because he was born ten minutes after Karan. Kabir uses that bit of information to knock Karan out of the "center of things" and let him do all the "main work" before his brother comes into it. Kabir is the equivalent of Cody Martin who is played by Cole Sprouse.

Karan

Karan (Siddhath Thakkar) is typically a self-centered, non-studious, outgoing, immature boy who is "10 minutes older" than his twin which he uses against Kabir, normally telling him, since he's older, to do some sort of job that he doesn't want to do. Or in some cases, give him "brotherly" advice because, "I'm the older twin." He has a big crush on Vinnie, the candy counter girl at the hotel. Karan's role is the equivalent of Zack Martin who was played by Dylan Sprouse.

Rani Uberoi

Rani Uberoi (Shivshakti Sachdev) is the only daughter of the owner of the Raj Mahal Hotel where the twins, Karan and Kabir live. Rani is a rich teenager with her own private suite at the hotel, complete with a large wardrobe with several divisions and a kitchen. Rani loves fashion; she only wears designer clothes and hates people who dislike fashion. She does not have her father or any other person to live with her to help her but relies on the Raj Mahal Hotel staff for any assistance or guidance. She talks trendily to Vinnie and the brothers and not just to them... all the hotel staff. But most of these stories are deliberately untrue. In the first episode, she tells her friends about the "great marriage" she, the rich, is going to attend but only to end as all people of the Raj Mahal Hotel knowing of this fake incident in which she herself cheats to enter to the marriage party. Rani is the equivalent of London Tipton who is played by Brenda Song.

One difference from the American original is that Rani does not have the surname of the Hotel "Raj Mahal", whereas London has "Tipton."

Vinita Mishra (Vinnie)

Vinita Mishra (Tara Sutaria), age 16, fondly called Vinnie by everyone at the hotel, is the teenage candy-counter girl at the Raj Mahal Hotel, who also works as "babysitter". She even works as "big-babysitter" for Karan and Kabir. She comes from a middle-class family. Vinnie is very hard-working, outspoken, and intelligent. But she is also very selfish and a bigger opportunist than Rani Uberoi, though she always loses out when this side of her personality is shown. Vinnie is Rani's closest friend, though Rani often treats her like a "low-caste" Indian. Karan has a huge crush on her. She is left-handed and one of the most beautiful people at the Raj Mahal Hotel. Vinita or Vinnie is the equivalent of Maddie Fitzpatrick who is played by Ashley Tisdale.

Mr. Maan Singh

Mr. Mann Singh (Daman Baggan) is the manager of the Raj Mahal Hotel, who speaks with a humongous Hindi vocabulary and an urbane vernacular and is often annoyed by Karan and Kabir's schemes. Though he acts as though he does not care about the boys, he has a great deal of affection for them. Mr. Maan Singh is more of a father to Rani Uberoi than her own, because her real father is seldom around. Mr. Maan Singh taught Rani how to walk, her ABCs, and tried to teach her how to drive. He cares for Rani and treats her like his own child. He helps Rani with any problems she is having. Mr. Maan Singh often makes a fool of himself (mostly because of Karan's and Kabir's mischief). A running joke is that he often just barely catches a vase on the center table of the lobby from falling. He is fondly called "Maan Singh ji" (though Rani calls him "Maan Singh") by the hotel-mates rather than Mr. Maan Singh. Mr. Maan Singh is the equivalent of Mr. Moseby who is played by Phill Lewis.

Preeti Jaiswal

Preeti Jaiswal (Shruti Seth) is the single working mother of Karan and Kabir and is the hotel's assistant manager, who sings beautifully. She and her sons traveled to several cities before arriving at the Raj Mahal Hotel, which she called "the best ever hotel we'll like to live ever in our life." Preeti Jaiswal is equivalent to Carey Martin played by Kim Rhodes.

Shobha

Shobha (Sulekshna) is a 60-year-old women who doesn't work for long and doesn't like to stand for more than one minute. She is intolerant to Mr. Maan Singh. She is always hastily working to get a half-day work. She is the clothes washer of the hotel's residence. She washes clothes in washing machine only in two minutes and blaming everything to machines. She appeared in all but the first three episodes. Her catchphrase is 'I am tired'. Shobha is equivalent to Muriel played by Estelle Harris.

Episodes

Series # Season # Title Original air date Prod.
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Short Summary
1 1 Grounded on the 23rd Floor April 8, 2012 101 Karan and Kabir get grounded for a week for rollerblading in the lobby, injuring Mr. Maan Singh in the process. When they find out a famous couple is getting married at the hotel, they buy a camera from Vinnie to take a picture of the couple that was rumored to be selling for 1 lac rupees. Karan sneaks into the wedding and takes the picture, only for Vinnie, Kabir, and Karan to be busted by Mr. Maan Singh. The boys are grounded again for another week after Priti finds out.

Guest stars: Kuki Grewal as Clara, Gaffoor Shaikh as Andre

2 2 The Fairest of Them All April 15, 2012 104 Kabir accidentally enters in a beauty pageant after he follows a cute girl into the dressing room to give her some flowers. When he hears Maan Singh coming he disguises himself as a girl. Kabir excels in the pageant but quits so that Shipra can win the money to open a place to help pets. Karan tries to enter in his place and win the prize money so they can buy bikes, but he is exposed as a boy by Kabir. Shipra is initially angry with Kabir when she finds out that Kabir is a boy but relents and gives him a kiss before leaving the Raj Mahal.

Title Reference: Quote from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

3 3 To Catch a Thief April 22, 2012 108 Jung Bahadur is accused of a theft after someone's jewelry was stolen. Karan and Kabir try to prove it wasn't him, but they end up crashing a party, for which they get punished. Meanwhile, Rani can't bring her dog onto her dad's ship, so Vinnie takes care of Rani's dog while she's gone. When Karan and Kabir overhear the real thieves talking about heading up to Rani's suite, the twins, Jung Bahadur, and Vinnie set a trap to catch them.

Guest stars: Sulekshna as Shobhaji

4 4 Hotel Hangout April 29, 2012 102 Karan and Kabir meet two new friends Max and Noodle and invite them over, but when the Danzo group finds out that they live in the Raj Mahal Hotel, they suddenly want to hang out with the twins instead, leaving Max and Noodle behind. Meanwhile, Vinnie tutors Rani in Maths and Rani gives Vinnie advice on how to talk to the hotel lifeguard Rahul.

Guest stars: Saniya Amdesariya as Max Rishabh Chadha as Rahul

5 5 The Ghost Of Suite 613 May 13, 2012 109 A rumor is circulating around the Raj Mahal Hotel that Suite 613 is haunted by a ghost named Shalini, whose husband left her for an actress. Their movie's name was Bhel puri ki kasam. Meanwhile, Karan plays practical jokes on everyone, embarrassing them. Later, when they hear that Rani has dropped her purse with a thousand dollars in Suite 613, Vinnie, Rani, Karan and Kabir all run up to get it. On the way, Shobhji tells them about Shalini, then leaves. When Maan Singh finds them in the suite later on, he tells them of the experience he had with Suite 613 when he was a bellhop. Then Karan dares Kabir to spend a night at 613: The person who runs out first owes the other five dollars. In the suite, they try to talk to the spirit (Kabir, Karan, Rani, Vinnie and Jang Bahadur) getting Jung Bahdur possessed and making Kabir, Vinnie, Rani disappear then it is revealed to be a practical joke for Karan. At the end of the episode, Kabir and Karan look for Kabir's toy when a woman who looks exactly like Shalini approaches them and gives Kabir back the toy and leaves, passing through the wall with a portrait on it meaning the ghost of Shalini is real.

Guest stars: Sulekshna as Shobhaji, Vrajesh Hirjee as Digital

6 6 It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Hotel May 20, 2012 114 When Karan and Kabir's football breaks a painting in the hallway, they find an old newspaper article stuck to it. It shows a man being arrested by the police, saying: "I will return for my treasure." Karan and Kabir start to look for the treasure. Vinnie overhears, and the twins let her help. In the article is a picture of Shobhaji, so Karan, Kabir and Vinnie ask her about it. Shobhaji agrees to help as long as she gets part of the treasure. Jung Bahadur and Rani join Karan, Kabir, Vinnie and Shobhaji to find the treasure, which causes lots of arguing and chaos. Desperate, Karan, Kabir, Vinnie, Rani and Jung Bahadur all imagine what their life would be like if they found the treasure, despite Rani already rich. They search frantically for the treasure, but they end up breaking into the bank of Raj Mahal. In the end, the real treasure was Shobhaji.

Guest stars: Sulekshna as Shobhaji, Vrajesh Hirjee as Digital

7 7 Hotel Inspector May 27, 2012 107 Maan Singh gives Karan and Kabir tickets to IPL Match while the health inspector Titli arrives at the Raj Mahal. Unfortunately, the boys arrive before the inspector does and, due to Karan's and Kabir's rats, it causes chaos in the hotel, getting Maan Singh fired. Together, they must devise a way to get Maan Singh back.

Guest stars: Sulekshna as Shobhaji

8 8 Pilot Your Own Life June 3, 2012 118 Vinnie and Rani compete with each other to get on the cover of a teen magazine. Kabir convinces Maan Singh's employees to "pilot their own lives", which causes a lot of chaos.

Guest stars: Vrajesh Hirjee as Digital

9 9 Smart & Smarterer June 10, 2012 125 Karan gets a bad grade in school and Priti says he will have to go to summer school if he can't keep his grades up. However, after he finds out that his friend gets more time to complete tests because he has dyslexia, Karan pretends that he has dyslexia, too. Maan Singh loses his voice, causing havoc in the hotel. Rani and Vinnie play chess but Rani keeps winning so they keep playing until Vinnie wins. When she can't, Rani eventually lets Vinnie win.

Guest stars:

10 10 A Prom Story June 17, 2012 111 Vinnie's high school prom is coming up, and Karan finds out by throwing it at the Raj Mahal. When he overhears her saying that she likes a guy who has a five-year age difference from her, he thought it was him, not Ashwin the guy she liked. Meanwhile, a circus comes to the Raj Mahal, prompting Kabir to act like a mime. When Karan gets his heart broken by Vinnie, she gets her heart broken by Ashwin, who has a college girlfriend. Vinnie then agrees to dance with Karan.

Guest stars: Rohan Golani as Ashwin

11 11 Cookin' with Romeo and Juliet June 24, 2012 115 Titli, the hotel inspector who attempted to replace Mr. Maan Singh as manager of the Raj Mahal, returns and informs Mr. Maan Singh that she is the manager of the hotel across the street. The son of the rival hotel owner likes Rani but the owners of the hotel hate each other. Vinnie helps them meet behind everyone's back. Karan tries to make money from Kabir's cookies which are the best some people have ever tasted.

Guest stars:

12 12 Nurse Karan July 1, 2012 229 Kabir takes care of Priti when she is sick but, when Kabir falls ill, Karan needs to take care of them both. The staff at the Raj Mahal try to win Employee of the Month by sabotaging the other employees' stations.

Guest stars: Vrajesh Hirjee as Digital

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