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Baal Veer is an Indian children's series that airs on Sony SAB. It is about Baal Veer, a boy with the superpowers of six fairies from Pari Lok, the fairy world. Baal Veer defends the human world from trouble and lives undercover as Ballu, the adopted sibling of Manav and Meher Dagli.

The original series ran from 2012 to 2016 for 1,111 episodes. On September 10th, 2019, the show was revived under the title Baalveer Returns.

Baal Veer contains the following tropes:

  • Alliterative Family: The Daglis, consisting of Manav, Meher, and their father Mahesh. Their mother Smita breaks the pattern, however.
  • The Bully: Montu is often seen bullying children such as Manav and Meher.
  • Christmas Episode: A bunch of 'em. The show typically does an arc of Christmas-themed stories once the holiday is near.
  • Crossover:
    • Episode 991 of the original series is a crossover with The Angry Birds Movie. In the episode, Tauba-Tauba brings the Angry Birds into the real world while the kids are watching the film.
    • Baalveer Returns did a series of crossover episodes with another Sony SAB series, Aladdin Naam Toh Suna Hoga, in January 2020.
  • Forced Transformation: In episode 630, Baal Veer has to help some children who have been turned into rabbits by a witch.
  • Glass-Shattering Sound: In episode 1, when Baal Veer first appears, he makes a Ground-Shattering Landing that's hard enough to crack a nearby man's glasses.
  • Gratuitous English: Characters occasionally use bits of English. For example, in the first episode, Montu greets Manav and Meher with "Good morning, intelligent children!"
  • Ground-Shattering Landing: Baal Veer often appears by landing on the ground and creating a small crater where he lands.
  • Holiday Episode: There are several episodes where the characters celebrate Holi.
  • Incredible Shrinking Man: In episode 338, Chhal Pari gives Manav, Meher, and several others some chocolates that cause them to shrink.
  • Movie-Theater Episode: Episode 991 is about Manav, Meher, and Ballu going to a movie theater to watch The Angry Birds Movie.
  • Muggle Foster Parents: Baal Veer is taken under the care of the powerless Dagli family as a boy named Ballu.
  • Mummy: In episode 993, a mummy being displayed in a museum comes to life and looks for a magical bracelet Manav has taken from it.
  • Please Subscribe to Our Channel: The official YouTube uploads end with the message "For more updates, subscribe to our channel! Click the show links and enjoy watching the videos!"
  • Product Placement: Episode 991, where Manav, Meher, and Ballu go to a movie theater to watch The Angry Birds Movie, was released right around the time the film premiered in theaters. Posters for The Angry Birds Movie feature heavily throughout the episode.
  • Protagonist Title: Named after the main character, Baal Veer.
  • Refugee from TV Land: In episode 991, Tauba-Tauba brings the characters from The Angry Birds Movie into the real world.
  • Revenge of the Sequel: The 2019 revival is called Baalveer Returns.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: In episode 991, the Angry Birds, as they appear in their CGI-animated forms from The Angry Birds Movie, appear alongside the live-action characters.
  • Santa Claus: Appears in episode 612, where Bhayankar Pari tries to sneak sleep-inducing pills into some food he's eating.
  • Sequel Series: Baalveer Returns, which premiered three years after the original series ended.
  • Shout-Out: Montu shows up in a Spider-Man costume in one episode.
  • Slipping a Mickey: Done by Bhayankar Pari with sleeping pills in episode 612, the intended target being Santa Claus.
  • The Speechless: In episode 991, the characters from The Angry Birds Movie are never heard speaking.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Is it Baal Veer, Baalveer, or Balveer? It's not even consistent between the titles of both shows, with Baalveer Returns removing the space and making one letter lowercase.
  • Stock Footage: In episode 991, the characters from The Angry Birds Movie are depicted entirely in stock animations from the movie, a few of them used more than once.
  • Theme Naming: All of the fairies are named "[x] Pari", with "pari" meaning "fairy" in Hindi and the "[x]" being a word that fits the fairy's personality.
  • Verbal Tic: The Dooba Doobas, elf-like creatures that work for the fairy queen, have a tendency to make a clicking noise before they speak.