Naagin is also known as Naagin — Mohabbat Aur Inteqaam Ki Dastaan. It is an Indian serial drama television series, which premiered on November 1, 2015 on Colors TV. It is produced by Ekta Kapoor under the banner Balaji Telefilms. The first season ended on June 5, 2016. Naagin was one of the highest rated shows on Indian television and won numerous awards. The second season of Naagin premiered on October 8, 2016 and airs weekends at 8:00pm IST. The first & second season starred Mouni Roy, Arjun Bijlani, Adaa Khan, and Sudha Chandran. And, Karanvir Bohra was brought onto the cast in Season 2 as Rocky.
Shesha and Shivanya are Ichchhadhari Naagins, female shape-shifting serpents, who avenge their parent's death. There are 5 murderers: Ankush, Viren, Shailesh, Suri and an unknown person. Shivanya enters into Ankush's house as a maiden and marries Ritik. The story continues with the murder of Viren, Suri and then Shailesh by Shivanya. A mongoose man Kabeer and then a peahen woman Mayuri came as the enemies of Naagins. They also get killed by Shivanya. Then it is revealed that Yamini is the 5th murderer and the sister of Ritik's real father Sangram Singh. Then an evil Mahismati kingdom containing bees came to take Naagmani. Due to Yamini's trick, Shesha became vile and supports Mashismati. Ritik and Shivanya protected the Naagmani from them. Finally, the Naagmani was saved and Shivji blessed Shivanya and Ritik with a female child, Shivangi. Shivangi did not know that she was also a shape shifting snake (icchadari naagin) . Her mother, Shivanya did not want her to become a shape shifting snake (icchadari naagin). Ritik died and now Shivanya was a widow. Rocky, the son of Yamini and she wanted him to marry Shesha because she loved him but Rocky loved Shivangi.
The Naagin season 2 first episode begins with the story dictation of previous season in which they are telling about Raheja family, Shivanaya’s revenge and Shesha’s sacrifices. The flashback tells everything about how Shivanaya trapped Raheja family and Ritik to avenge her parent’s death. In the last episode of season 1, it is shown that Shivanaya tells Ritik to take her to the hospital as she feels a lot of pain in her stomach. Doctor informs Ritik that Shivanaya gave birth to a baby girl. Ritik gets excited and happy and rushes towards Shivanaya who tells her that she is a naagin and that is the reason she gave birth to their child in just three months. The serial has taken a leap of 25 years, where Shivanaya’s daughter is getting older and she looks just like Shivanaya. Mouni Roy plays a double role in this season as the daughter named ‘Shivangi’. Shivanaya is worried as her daughter Shivangi doesn’t turn into a naagin.
In the next scene Shivangi is seen in the market buying some vegetables where she encounters a couple who misinterpret her as Shivanya. All of a sudden Shivanaya comes there and handles the situation. She yells at Shivangi and commands her not to talk to strangers anymore. Shivanaya visits Shiv temple and asks Gurudev about her daughter’s fate. Gurudev tells her that nobody knows the future of her daughter. Gurudev gives her an idea to save from becoming naagin. He asks her to get her married before the age of 25. Shivanaya asks Shivangi about getting married but she ignores the conversation.
Naagin was developed by the Balaji Production's producer Ekta Kapoor who also holds the chair. Kapoor hired Santram Varma, Chandni and Niraj for the direction of series while Tanushree Gupta was seleted to be the creative director. The story for the serial is written by R M Joshi, Neha Singh, Shivani Shah and Ankush Nagpal who also wrote the story lines. The dialogues were written by Rekha Modi.
In mid-2015, Balaji Telefilms began the casting and development, the series was finalised to be one of the different shows in Indian media and was also selected to function the storyline in limited sequence of episodes. The project was finalised in August and it was decided that the series will be aired twice a week with 40-minute episodes minus commercial, It was also thought that the show would compete against Ekta's Kumkum Bhagya, but in November, it was announced that the series will be given 20:00 slot which reserved both the series for TRP management.
In late 2015, the series became the highest-viewed television series in India, leaving behind ZEE TV's soap opera Kumkum Bhagya and Star Plus's soap opera Saath Nibhaana Saathiya on second and third positions. It remained first in the ratings through the end of its first season.