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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Life Line






Real day-in-the-life show centering around the medical profession and the bond between patient and physician. Excellent example of the good PBS brought forth before liberal agendas took the place of science.






Kanoon





A well made, ahead of its time movie, which raises significant questions about the Law and its grounds of making a judgment. Can a person be charged for the same crime twice? The movie starts with this intriguing question and then moves on towards unmasking deeper loop holes in the judiciary system. The story revolves around a plot where a murder is committed but an innocent person is caught due to his untimely presence on the spot. Now should he be hanged only on the basis of some dicey witnesses and can the Judgment be turned over with some forged testimonies, are the points intelligently raised in“Kanoon”.

It’s true that the Law does take its decision on the basis of witnesses available and doubts can always be raised on the authenticity of all those testimonies. But that’s the way Law forces work, which can anytime punish an innocent person for a crime not committed. May be that’s the reason, Law is said to be blind and that is the basic theme of this captivating court room drama called “Kanoon” directed by B. R. Chopra. In fact I recall reading an article which mentioned that B. R. Chopra made this movie to prove that Indian Cinema is not only few songs and dances put together. To show the brilliance and talent of our Indian filmmakers and its actors, B. R. Chopra made this song less classic court room drama in the times when songs were treated as an essential ingredient of film-making.
The director is well supported by his talented star-cast which includes Ashok Kumar in the lead role as a Judge. And the narration holds you till the climax which has a shocking revelation to make. In few words, “Kanoon” is not a normal Bollywood movie of the Sixties. But it’s an important path breaking attempt, made well ahead of its time, raising notable questions about the Judiciary system of the world, still prevalent in the current times. So, if you want to see a thrilling, court room drama, then go for this All Time Classic in the nostalgic Black & White format.
However, I also remember this similar theme being used in two different mediums before and after “Kanoon”. In 1983, Amitabh Bachchan raised the same question standing in the court that “How can you charge a person twice for the same crime”. That was in“Andha Kanoon” also featuring Rajneekant, Hema Malini, Reena Roy, Prem Chopra & Pran.
And before the release of “Kanoon” in 1960, there was an episode of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” T.V. Serial, titled “The Motive” aired in 1958.  In that episode too, there are two friends who have a bet on a point that a murder can be committed without being caught, in the similar manner in which Ashok Kumar has a bet with his fellow Judge. The sequence may be inspired but that doesn’t take away any merit from this B. R. Chopra’s worth watching Classic. So just go for it!

Directed By B. R. Chopra
Starring : Ashok Kumar, Rajendera Kumar, Nanda, Mehmood & Manmohan Krishan




Kanoon - T V Series


Kunti







Kunti - T V Series





Kunti was young, a sage (Durvasa) told her a "mantra" with which Kunti could summon any god and have a child by him.

Kunti could not believe the mantra, so she tried to use it. The Sun God, Surya, appeared. She asked him to go back, but Surya said he was compelled to fulfill the mantra before returning. Surya magically caused Kunti to bear a child immediately so that she, a princess, would not be subject to questions from the King or his court. Kunti then discarded the child, Karna, in a basket in a river. Karna was later found by a charioteer of Kunti's future brother-in-law.

Later on, Kunti married Prince Pandu of Hastinapur. Pandu had a blind elder brother, Dhritrashtra. When Pandu's father died, Pandu, and not Dhrithrashtra, became King. According to the laws of the time, a blind man could not rule unless he was the only heir to the dead king. Thus Pandu, a younger son, came to the throne. Pandu, as was the custom of the time, took a second wife, Madri.

One day, Pandu, Madri, and Kunti were hunting for sport in a forest. Pandu used a magical arrow intended to kill a stag. Before dying, the man, who was on his way to his wife, cursed Pandu that the latter would die the moment he touched his wife.

Pandu, grief-stricken that he could not have any children, abdicated the throne and left in self-imposed exile. While in the forest, Pandu yearned for the children he could not have. Then, Kunti revealed her secret mantra. She used it thrice, first receiving a son Yudishtira from god Yama, next for Bhima from god Vayu, and third for Arjuna, from god Indra. Kunti revealed the mantra to Madri, who bore two twin sons, Nakula and Sahadeva, from the twin gods the Asvins. The five together are known as "Pandavas".

One day, Pandu could not control himself and touched Madri. Immediately, he burnt to ashes. Madri, feeling herself guilty, immolated herself. Kunti was left to tend for all five sons, whose story forms an integral part of the Mahabharata








Kunti was young, a sage (Durvasa) told her a "mantra" with which Kunti could summon any god and have a child by him.

Kunti could not believe the mantra, so she tried to use it. The Sun God, Surya, appeared. She asked him to go back, but Surya said he was compelled to fulfill the mantra before returning. Surya magically caused Kunti to bear a child immediately so that she, a princess, would not be subject to questions from the King or his court. Kunti then discarded the child, Karna, in a basket in a river. Karna was later found by a charioteer of Kunti's future brother-in-law.

Later on, Kunti married Prince Pandu of Hastinapur. Pandu had a blind elder brother, Dhritrashtra. When Pandu's father died, Pandu, and not Dhrithrashtra, became King. According to the laws of the time, a blind man could not rule unless he was the only heir to the dead king. Thus Pandu, a younger son, came to the throne. Pandu, as was the custom of the time, took a second wife, Madri.

One day, Pandu, Madri, and Kunti were hunting for sport in a forest. Pandu used a magical arrow intended to kill a stag. Before dying, the man, who was on his way to his wife, cursed Pandu that the latter would die the moment he touched his wife.

Pandu, grief-stricken that he could not have any children, abdicated the throne and left in self-imposed exile. While in the forest, Pandu yearned for the children he could not have. Then, Kunti revealed her secret mantra. She used it thrice, first receiving a son Yudishtira from god Yama, next for Bhima from god Vayu, and third for Arjuna, from god Indra. Kunti revealed the mantra to Madri, who bore two twin sons, Nakula and Sahadeva, from the twin gods the Asvins. The five together are known as "Pandavas".

One day, Pandu could not control himself and touched Madri. Immediately, he burnt to ashes. Madri, feeling herself guilty, immolated herself. Kunti was left to tend for all five sons, whose story forms an integral part of the MahabharataKunti was young, a sage (Durvasa) told her a "mantra" with which Kunti could summon any god and have a child by him.

Kunti could not believe the mantra, so she tried to use it. The Sun God, Surya, appeared. She asked him to go back, but Surya said he was compelled to fulfill the mantra before returning. Surya magically caused Kunti to bear a child immediately so that she, a princess, would not be subject to questions from the King or his court. Kunti then discarded the child, Karna, in a basket in a river. Karna was later found by a charioteer of Kunti's future brother-in-law.

Later on, Kunti married Prince Pandu of Hastinapur. Pandu had a blind elder brother, Dhritrashtra. When Pandu's father died, Pandu, and not Dhrithrashtra, became King. According to the laws of the time, a blind man could not rule unless he was the only heir to the dead king. Thus Pandu, a younger son, came to the throne. Pandu, as was the custom of the time, took a second wife, Madri.

One day, Pandu, Madri, and Kunti were hunting for sport in a forest. Pandu used a magical arrow intended to kill a stag. Before dying, the man, who was on his way to his wife, cursed Pandu that the latter would die the moment he touched his wife.

Pandu, grief-stricken that he could not have any children, abdicated the throne and left in self-imposed exile. While in the forest, Pandu yearned for the children he could not have. Then, Kunti revealed her secret mantra. She used it thrice, first receiving a son Yudishtira from god Yama, next for Bhima from god Vayu, and third for Arjuna, from god Indra. Kunti revealed the mantra toKunti was young, a sage (Durvasa) told her a "mantra" with which Kunti could summon any god and have a child by him.

Kunti could not believe the mantra, so she tried to use it. The Sun God, Surya, appeared. She asked him to go back, but Surya said he was compelled to fulfill the mantra before returning. Surya magically caused Kunti to bear a child immediately so that she, a princess, would not be subject to questions from the King or his court. Kunti then discarded the child, Karna, in a basket in a river. Karna was later found by a charioteer of Kunti's future brother-in-law.

Later on, Kunti married Prince Pandu of Hastinapur. Pandu had a blind elder brother, Dhritrashtra. When Pandu's father died, Pandu, and not Dhrithrashtra, became King. According to the laws of the time, a blind man could not rule unless he was the only heir to the dead king. Thus Pandu, a younger son, came to the throne. Pandu, as was the custom of the time, took a second wife, Madri.

One day, Pandu, Madri, and Kunti were hunting for sport in a forest. Pandu used a magical arrow intended to kill a stag. Before dying, the man, who was on his way to his wife, cursed Pandu that the latter would die the moment he touched his wife.

Pandu, grief-stricken that he could not have any children, abdicated the throne and left in self-imposed exile. While in the forest, Pandu yearned for the children he could not have. Then, Kunti revealed her secret mantra. She used it thrice, first receiving a son Yudishtira from god Yama, next for Bhima from god Vayu, and third for Arjuna, from god Indra. Kunti revealed the mantra to Madri, who bore two twin sons, Nakula and Sahadeva, from the twin gods the Asvins. The five together are known as "Pandavas".

One day, Pandu could not control himself and touched Madri. Immediately, he burnt to ashes. Madri, feeling herself guilty, immolated herself. Kunti was left to tend for all five sons, whose story forms an integral part of the Mahabharata Madri, who bore two twin sons, Nakula and Sahadeva, from the twin gods the Asvins. The five together are known as "Pandavas".

One day, Pandu could not control himself and touched Madri. Immediately, he burnt to ashes. Madri, feeling herself guilty, immolated herself. Kunti was left to tend for all five sons, whose story forms an integral part of the Mahabharata

Krishi Darshan


Knight Rider










The  film opens at night with several technicians from the power company answering a call at the home of Charles Graiman. He is suspicious, as he did not expect them until the next morning, but allows them inside. They soon reveal their hostile intent and threaten his daughter if he does not cooperate, and as the situation intensifies, Graiman collapses and dies from an apparent heart attack.




Friday, June 24, 2011

Kirdaar

Khel Khel Mein







Khel Khel Mein - T V Series



“Khel Khel Main” is the reality show being showcased on Doordarshan National. As the 19th Commonwealth Games are around the corner, this show “Khel Khel Me” is being highlighted with a view to encourage awareness about sports and develop the spirit of sports in the people.
The questions in the show would be related to 13 different sports. It has 8 contestants, 4 girls 4 boys, who are paired up in teams of twos, each team containing a boy and a girl. The show has a length of 13 episodes. One of the best parts of this show is that throughout the show the 8 contestants will remain in it and no one will be removed from it. At the end of each episode, the teams will be allocated with points based on their performance. The team with the highest score in the end will be declared the winner.
This show started on the 27th of July and is telecast every Tuesday from 10-11 at night. This 1 hour show is being anchored by celebrities Milind Soman and Shraddha and actor Pavan Shankar is playing the role of a coach.
Apart from the studio, the participants in the show will also be playing on the field. The weekly show will also have guests associated with different sports,both at present as well as past. P. T. Usha, Gopi Chand, Viren Rasquinha, Dhanraj Pillay, Rahul Bose, Suneil Shetty, Milkha Singh, Khazan Singh, Raghavendra Rathore, Rahul Dev, Geet Sethi, Virendra Singh, Veerdhawal Khade,Ritwik Bhatacharya, Saina Nehwal, Bikram Saluja, Rajyavadhan Singh Rathore, Vijendra Singh, and Dara Singh etc. are the names associated as guests with the show.


Karamchand







Karamchand - T V Series



I’m not sure if Desi Dabba readers feel the same way I do, but the revival of the iconic TV series Karamchand has left me rather cold. In retrospect, it isn’t surprising. Karamchand got most of its cachet from the fact that it was a stylistic series. The stilted camera angles, the extended shots, the informal dialogs and of course, the idiosyncratic title character himself. It was also India’s first indigenous crime drama.

Fast forward several years later and none of these trappings are compelling enough to watch. Which is why reincarnating Karamchand without a major reworking is such a bad idea. So how bad is it?

Let us count the ways.

First, it always confounds me why Karamchand is constantly surrounded by idiots. Ok, perhaps his idiosyncratic way of thinking allows him to see things other don’t. But really? All the time? The stories revolve around how brilliant the detective is. But the stuff he “uncovers” is either simplistic or so plucked from thin air that it either underwhelms you or defies logic.

Second, Karamchand’s ticks just aren’t endearing anymore. And for us to be able to connect with the detective, we’ll need a bit more of a back story. How about throwing a boy in his path that he is forced to adopt? Give that useless character – Kitty – a romance on the side with one of Karamchand’s clients. Something – anything that will distract us from the lame mysteries.

And while we are at it – what’s the deal with Kitty? Give that girl something to do besides circling Pankaj Kapur and receiving Karamchand’s sexist insults with a smile. In the hands of a good writer, she could have an absorbing role to play in the series. And don’t tell me one isn’t around. Hire someone from a saas-bahu serial if need be to help you flesh out that woman.

Finally, those stories need to be sharper. This involves a lot of research about process. There is no point in ripping stories out of the headlines and creating a terrible procedural drama around it. Once you have genuine tension and mystery in the story, those edgy camera angles and extended shots will start working really well. But until then they just look like an unnecessary gimmick.

Katha Sagar











Mahabharat is a successful Indian television series based on the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata. The 94-episode series originally ran from 1988 to 1990. It was produced by B. R. Chopra and directed by his son, Ravi Chopra The music was composed by critically acclaimed music director Rajkamal. Each episode was approximately 45 minutes long.
Also available in Tamil.
Languages available are Mahabharat in Hindi, Mahabharatam



Katha Sagar - T V Series




 he epic TV serial ‘Shri Krishna’ sings the glory of Lord Krishna and is based on ‘Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran’

The
life of Shri Krishna is not a simple subject since his life-span is
spread across the endless ocean of immortality and eternity.


Shri
Krishna Bhakti (worship) is embedded in the soul of India since
millions of years and HIS image has been nourished by innumerable



Kashmakash Zindagi Ki







"The look of the serial will be comparable to yesteryear’s blockbuster ‘Chanakya’," said Wadhwa, whose daily family drama Kashmakash Zindagi Ki’ has completed 300 episodes on Doordarshan.
The script for Sambhav’ has been penned by Pradyot Pandit, who has written more than 16 shows (fiction and non-fiction) for various channels.
Pandit, a dramatics graduate from Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal, said: "It took me more than a year to write the first episode because it needed a lot of research." He said he used the resources from the Archaeological Survey of India and books and documents available for his research.
"Since very little information is available about the ancient civilization, it was not easy to research," said Pandit, who has assisted renowned writers like Anees Bazmee, Sudhanshu Mishra and Anil Choudhury of serials like Kabir’ and Phatichar’.
Pandit says: "The story of Sambhav’ also deals with the Aryan age, which is known to be the oldest civilization of India. Though we have incorporated dramatic elements, the flavour of the story is of that age and is backed by historical evidence."
With the script ready, shooting for the pilot will begin soon, said Wadhwa, adding that he hoped to air the serial by the year-end. Wadhwa has also started a cricket portal, criccontest.com, with live gaming and cricket equipment auction.
On the channel on which Sambhav’ is to be telecast, Wadhwa said, "Talks are on with various satellite channels. Let’s see who gives us the best deal."
The Mohenjodaro civilization was built around 2,600 BC in what is now Sind in Pakistan. The city was one of the early urban settlements in the world, existing at the same time as the civilisations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia and Greece. Anoop Wadhwa and Ashok Wadha of RAPL are also shortly launching their next venture, Kasak’, a serial on the trials and tribulations of a woman journalist, on the national network of Doordarshan.




Karan the Detective




the detective
This show was aired on Doordarshan. The lead was played by Kiran Kumar. He solves the crime alone but it didn’t make a mark unlike other detective shows. 

















Kala Paani


Title: Dual Series - Kala Pani and Kala Bazar
Genres (Category): Music Videos,Songs & Concert
language: Hindi
Format: VCD
Item per pack: 1
Synopsis (Description): Special Branch Inspector Krishna (Salim Ghouse) has been assigned the task of apprehending Raghav (Nagarjuna), a notorious hitman, in the employ of J.P. Sethi (Danny Denzongpa), which he accepts. The Mayor (Akash Khurana) has taken a special interest in this case, and has issued intructions to Krishna, authorizing him to deal with this matter fully. A few days later, the Mayor is assasinated. When pressure mounts on J.P. Sethi to turn in Raghav, he instead pays another man to confess for the assasination, thus leading to the closure of this file. But Krishna is not convinced, and is sure that Raghav is behind the Mayor's assasination. Krishna has a sister, Bhavana (Urmilla Matondkar), who is in love with Shekhar. When Krishna finds out about this, he asks Bhavana to stop seeing Shekhar, as Shekhar is another alias for the cold-hearted killer Raghav.

Kahan Gaye Woh Log











  Among all these controversies and smiles and tears in SRGMP, one wonders what happened to all those winners in earlier SRGM contests? Where are they? What are they doing? Have they been able to achieve success in their careers. Of course we know about few who have, but there were many others, about who we dont know much about. So what are they doing in life now?  
            I thought it would be good to follow the careers of the past winners, some of whom have been our favorites.
             Here is an article about the first ever winner of SRGM megafinal. Some if us know that she did get a break in Kareeb. But after that she faded away from the glitter and glamour of Indian film music.
        But I was happy to come across this article that states that  she is doing well for herself.
        This is the first article I am posting. I will look for others and keep sharing information with you if you are interested.
      In one of the pictures, Shivprasad is seen who I believe is also one of the SRGM winners.

Kabhi Saas Kabhi Bahu







Kabhi Saas Kabhi Bahu is a comedy series on DD National channel based on the 3 generations of Awasthi family, whose head Mallu lives with wife Shrimati, son Viru and his wife Hema, grandson Narendra and his wife Kajal. Hema finds herself trapped as she is in the unenviable position of being a bahu and a saas at the same time.[1] Premiered on April 2, 2008, the series airs every Wednesday at 9pm IST



junoon




Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Jantar Mantar


Janbaaz





Rana Vikram Singh (Amrish Puri) has two sons, Rajesh (Feroz Khan), a police officer and Amar (Anil Kapoor)...
IMDB Rating6.7 out of 10
DirectorFeroz Khan
GenreAction Drama
Release Date10 June 1986
Runtime(min)102
LanguageHindi
ActorsFeroz KhanAnil KapoorDimple Kapadia,Amrish PuriRaza MuradShakti Kapoor,JagdeepKulbhushan KharbandaArti GuptaSushma SethDalip TahilRekha,SrideviPuneet IssarTej Sapru




Jai Hanumaan










Jai Hanuman" a mighty mythological, is a combined result of Sanjay Khan’s intense devotion and dedication which gives a new dimension to this genre of serials ever made in this country. The narrative gives an account of the purpose and background of Hanuman ‘s birth.

Out of the fourteen extracts from the churning of the ocean by gods, one was the Vish, the poison which threatened the extinction of the earth.

Lord Shiva drank the vish to save the earth. Being one of the three paramount gods of Hindu mythology, he could bear the brunt of this fatal poison and suffer in the process.

Lord Vishnu, in the line in his performance, to preserve the world, appeared in the form of pretty Mohini to relieve Lord Shiva from his affliction. This divine alliance produced a ball of glow which was transplanted by Pawan Dev, the god of wind, in the womb of Anjana. As a result, she gave birth to the omnipotent Hanuman, the eleventh reincarnation of Lord Shiva.

The serial elaborately depicts Hanuman’s childhood, his mischief-making, his antics, his training in various arts by several gods and his full growth till he joined Lord Rama, Laxman and Sita in their exile and wholeheartedly devoted himself to serve them ever.









JAI HANUMAN - T. V. SERIAL











Monday, June 20, 2011

Hamrahi





Hamrahi Hindil movie online Watch Hamrahi movie online starring Rajendra Kumar, Jamuna, Mehmood, Lalita Pawar, Shashikala, Indira, Heera Sawant, Baby Shobha, Nasir Husain, Agha, Dhumal, Rajendra Nath, O P Ralhan, Mishra, W M Khan, Rehana, Keshav Rana, Alka, Jagdish, Indira Bansal, Neena, Nazir Kashmiri, Raju, Kundan.
Genre : Romance,Comedy 

Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke









Starring:
Master Romi … Rajanlal Nath Mehra (as Romi)
Satish Vyas
Daisy Irani … Chatpat (as Roop Kumar)
Jagdeep … Mehmood
Mohan Choti … Guru
Ghanshyam … Doctor
Pappu (as Pappoo)
David Abraham … Mirza Usman (as David)
Maruti Rao … Dhamu (as Maruti)
Murad … Rai Bahadur Kailashnath Mehra
Niranjan Sharma … Shakti Nath Sharma
B.M. Vyas … Rehman
Krishnakant … Principal (as Krishna Kant)
V.D. Puranik (as Puranik)
Chonker
Director:
P.L. Santoshi


HUM PANCHHI EK DAL KE











Hum Hindustani








Starring: Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh, Joy Mukherji, Helen
Director: Ram Mukherji
Producer: S. Mukherji
Music Dir: Usha Khanna
Genre: Family Drama



Hello Zindagi










Kavita is a rebellious, fiercely independent and couldn't care less for society, morals or principles. She's attractive and she knows it. Freshly out of college, she's at a crossroad in life. With a harsh disciplinarian for a mother, a talent for controversy, and no idea what to do with her life. Kavita soon finds herself alienated by her ambitious, materialistic friends and ostracized by her family. All she knows for sure is the stable, secure marriage that her mother wishes for her is the last thing she wants. But what does she want in life?

Out of control and self-destructive, Kavita is set on a collision course for disaster when she runs into Dr. Sadhana, who is married, well-settled, but surprisingly intrigued by Kavita. Life takes a turn for both of them on a vacation in Goa, when Kavita meets Arpan, an investment banker turned environmentalist.

Inspired by his mission to save the endangered Olive Ridley Turtle, she finally finds clarity in her life. However, Kavita's mission to save the Olive Ridley is not an easy one. Will she emerge a winner? Who will she become? Hello Zindagi is the story of one young woman's journey towards self-realization.
 
 
 
 
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Heera Panna


Dev Anand ... Heera Bhandari
Zeenat Aman ... Panna
Rakhee Gulzar ... Reema Singh (as Raakhee)
Rehman ... Raja Saab
Jeevan ... Hari
Paintal ... Kamal
Sudhir ... Kamran
Sheetal ... Ratna
Shyam Kumar (as Sham Kumar)
Maruti Rao
A.K. Hangal ... Diwan Karan Singh
Manmohan ... Veeru
Kirti Kumar
Dilip Dutt
Mac Mohan ... Anil's Photographer

Director :

Dev Anand




Hari Mirchi Lal Mirchi









        

   
   
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'Hari Mirchi Laal Mirchi' Yamini Singh to play the role of Rinku's mother


MUMBAI: The serial 'Hari Mirchi Laal Mirchi', which is being telecast at 9 p.m. every Thursday on Doordarshan's national network and is at the top of viewer ship ratings, has been the focus of discussion all year round. The main reason for this interest is the fact that everyone seems to be enjoying the serial so much that they can't stop themselves from talking about it.

After completing one year of success the serial is once more in the news. For 52 episodes the character of Rinku was being portrayed by Neeru Bajwa but from the 53rd episode Surabhi Tiwari was seen playing Rinku's character. And now from the 57th episode Yamini Singh is being seen in place of Suhita Thate in the role of Rinku's mother.

The change seems natural. As when the daughter changes so should the mother. But this rule doesn't necessarily hold all through the film or television medium and this is why when this change was executed in 'Hari Mirchi Laal Mirchi' various rumours began to flood the market.

Some sources claimed that Suhita Thate has received an offer for a film or another serial due to which she is unable to give time to 'Hari Mirchi Laal Mirchi'. Others felt that the Rakesh Chowdhary the producer director of the serial was fed up of Suhita Thate's conduct and had expelled her from the serial. However when we spoke to Rakesh Chowdhary we realised that the fact was altogether different. Rakesh Chowdhary informed us - "We had no issue with Suhita Thate.

Her commitment to other projects did not affect our schedules. But when for the sake of freshness and other reasons we brought in Surabhi Tiwari to play the role of Rinku we realised within an episode or two that the spark, which should exist between the mother and a daughter, had gone missing. The viewers' responses too made it clear that people were now unable to digest Suchita in the role of Rinku's mother. This is why we had to select another artist to portray the role of Rinku's mother, Yamini Singh is now seen playing the character."

Just like Surabhi Tiwari who plays Rinku's role Yamini Singh too has worked with Rakesh Chowdhary in the past. Viewers have seen Yamini in Rakesh Chowdhary's super-hit serial 'Shikwah'. Yamini is not a newcomer to the world of acting. Back in 1992 she acquired formal acting training in Chandigarh's 'Indian Theatre' before entering into the field. Besides theatre she has been in a huge number of Ad films.

As far as the big screen is concerned her first assignment was with Mita Vashist and Revati in 'Tarpan'. In the film she had played the role of Om Puri's daughter. After this she played the character of 'lovely' in the 'Colgate top ten'. On television she has done a lot of work in serials like 'Bandhan' 'Ghar Ek Mandir' 'Koshish Ek Asha' 'Hum Hai Na Lajawab' 'Shikwah' and many more.

Some while ago the recently released film 'Jai Santoshi Ma' had her as part of its cast. Nowadays besides 'Hari Mirchi Laal Mirchi' she is also seen performing in the serial 'Jab Love Hua' While speaking about taking the place of another artist in portraying the role of Rinku's mother… Yamini Singh says. -"When an artist portrays a character. The character gets associated with the personality, the stature and partially even the mannerisms of the artist. On the set too all other artists establish rapport with the character. There is always a little discomfort at the beginning.

This discomfort is not limited to the new artist but is shared by the entire team. But in a day or two everything returns to a comfort zone. So when I entered right in the middle of 'Hari Mirchi Laal Mirchi' I felt a lot of unease on the first day.

But soon the episode director Rajesh Gupta and all other artists gave me such co-operation that in one day itself I was able to grab all the nuances of the character and then all the discomfort and difficulties vanished. Actually I feel proud to be associated with 'Hari Mirchi Laal Mirchi', because I am once again getting a chance to work with Rakesh Chowdhary a maker who I admire tremendously. Rakeshji has given the world of television 'Chunauti' 'Mujrim Haazir' and many more memorable serials. No other maker has been able to give serials of such excellence.




Ghutan


Fairy Tale Theatre


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FAERIE TALE THEATRE: TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM & FAERIE TALE THEATRE: FUNNY TALES

A-List Stars Include Jeff Bridges, Billy Crystal, Jeff Goldblum, Howie Mandel, Paul Reubens, Gena Rowlands, Ricky Schroder, Robin Williams and More!

Each of These Magical DVD Singles, Available February 10, is Priced to Add to Every Home Entertainment Library at $14.98SRP

Port Washington, NY– Based on the success and universal acclaim for the recent 8-disc boxed set release, SHELLEY DUVALL’S FAERIE TALE THEATRE, this February, KOCH Vision spins more fairy tale gold from the treasured ‘80s TV series with two new, specially-priced collections! FAERIE TALE THEATRE: TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM contains updated versions of the best-loved Grimm stories “Hansel & Gretel,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Rapunzel” and “Rumpelstiltskin. FAERIE TALE THEATRE: FUNNY TALES includes the episodes “The Frog Prince,” “Pinnochio,” “The Princess Who Had Never Laughed” and “The Three Little Pigs,” starring funny men Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Paul Reubens and Howie Mandel. These magical DVDs arrive February 10, and will each be available for $14.98SRP.

Children and parents alike will delight in seeing the transformation of A-list actors into fairy tale characters such as Robin Williams as the Frog Prince, Billy Crystal as Larry the Little Pig, Jeff Bridges as Rapunzel’s fair prince, Ellen Barkin as a melancholy princess, Joan Collins and Gena Rowlands as wicked witches, and Paul Reubens as Pinnochio.

The “Faerie Tale Theatre” television series originally aired on Showtime from 1982-1987 and was produced by actress Shelly Duvall (Popeye, The Shining). The star-powered, critically acclaimed series garnered multiple accolades including The Golden Ace Award – Excellence in Programming, Television Critics Award-Outstanding Achievement, George Foster Peabody Broadcasting Award and a prestigious Parents Choice Award.

TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM includes:

Hansel and Gretel (director: James Frawley) Starring: Joan Collins, Paul Dooley, Ricky Schroder

Little Red Riding Hood (director: Graeme Clifford) Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen

Rapunzel (director: Gilbert Cates) Starring: Jeff Bridges, Shelley Duvall, Gena Rowlands

Rumpelstiltskin (director: Emile Ardolino) Starring: Ned Beatty, Shelley Duvall, Herve Villechaize

FUNNY TALES includes:

Pinocchio (director: Peter Medak) Starring: James Coburn, Carl Reiner, Paul Reubens, Lainie Kazan

The Princess Who Had Never Laughed (director: Mark Cullingham) Starring: Ellen Barkin, Howard Hesseman, Howie Mandel, Barrie Ingham, Mary Woronov

The Tale of the Frog Prince (director: Eric Idle) Starring: Robin Williams, Teri Garr, Rene Auberjonois

The Three Little Pigs (director: Howard Storm) Starring: Billy Crystal, Jeff Goldblum, Valerie Perrine









Ek Tha Rusty













The adventures of Rusty a 26 episode Television serial based on the stories of RUSKIN BOND.
Ruskin Bond:
A third generation Briton settled in India, he was born in Kasauli, on May 19, 1934 and studied in Shimla. He has worked in London but prefers to stay in India. Settled in Mussoorie since 1963. He did a stint as editor of imprint.
1995 nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen award, Holland.
Sahitya Academy Awardee. He won his first award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, a British award at the age of eighteen for his novel, A ROOM ON THE ROOF.
The Boston university has opened a Ruskin Bond file in their Special Collections Section in the library.
In 1995 , Penguin Books honoured him by publishing his complete works, making him one of the ten authors to get this honour.
His stories are included in the school syllabi and have been translated into several languages for foreign publishers.
A prolific writer, he has written more than fifty books, mostly for children.
He is a columnist and writes regularly for many periodicals.
DURATION OF EACH EPISODE : 25 MINUTES
FORMAT : SP BETA CAM
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE : HINDI
DUBBED VERSIONS ON REQUEST IN OTHER LANGUAGES
The serial is presented by Ruskin Bond himself in the beginning of every episode.
It is a period drama, evocative of the authors child hood in the 1940s. A light hearted look at the family, human relationships and the bittersweet experiences of a ten year old boy called Rusty.
Shot completely in Mussoorie, in the 18th century Savoy Hotel and old Anglo Indian homes in Mussoorie, like the homes of Col. Skinner, SIKANDAR HALL and St. George's College for boys.
There is a plethora of characters, whom the young boy, Rusty meets and befriends. these are played by great actors like Nadira, Zohra Sehgal, Vinod Nagpal, Raj Zutshi, Pankaj Berry and Pearl Padamsee.
Begum Para, the oomph girl of the 40,s and the 50,s makes a comeback after more than 40 years, as rusty’s granny.
Some of Ruskin Bonds beautiful poems have been translated into Hindi and made into endearing songs for some interesting sequences.
THE TELEVISION ADAPTATION
The serial is based on several stories selected from the writings of Ruskin Bond, by Shubhadarshini Singh keeping in mind the continuity of the story and the character of Rusty around whom the story revolves, a semi autobiographical picture of the authors childhood and youth.
The first part shows Rusty as a nine year old staying with his indulgent father who talks him about trees, nature, the world and books. Rusty’s mother has left his father and stays in another city. This is the only topic Mr Bond avoids talking about. Suddenly, Rusty’s father dies and his mother takes him away and sends him to a boarding school.
The next part shows Rusty spending his holidays with his granny. His Uncle Vicky is also staying there . The three spend a happy holiday together. Rusty picking on his lazy uncle.
When Rusty goes back to boarding school, a boy, Daljit from Kenya inspires him to run away from the school and they plan out a great escape.
They are caught after a few adventures. A truck driver who gives them a lift and teaches them the importance of trees, a gang of brigands who tie them up in an abandoned cottage and the Brother who comes chasing them from their school.
This time his step father Major V. K. Rathore, steps in and decides to keep Rusty at home instead of sending him to boarding school. Granny's dog, Crazy, is also accepted by the Major.
Then Rusty comes in to stay in Mussoorie with his mother and step father, who has been posted there.
Rusty meets the octogenarian spinster, a fading but famous beauty who is also an amateur botanist. Miss Constance Mackenzie, reduced to near starvation by poverty, played by Nadira. She gives Rust a priceless book on the Himalayan flora, FLORA HIMALIENESIS, before dying.
The 13th episode ends with Rusty and his stepfathers hostility turning to a kind of affection after a battle royale over Miss Mackenzies book.
PART TWO
Episodes 14-26
The next part shows Rusty’s friends Bijjuand Binya who are from the remote mountain village, Manjari and how they deal with a man eater panther and Binya acquisition of Emily’s beautiful silk umbrella.
These episodes, based on the novelettes: PANTHERS MOON & THE BLUE UMBRELLA were shot on location in a Jaunapur, Garhwal belt village, Bhatoli with the participation of the villagers.
Back in Mussoorie, Rusty is witness to a scandal in the family when his uncle Bill poisons his own wife and his mistresses husband and is sentenced to life imprisonment.
It becomes the famous Mussoorie double murder scandal.
Rusty goes away to London with his Granny and returns, a young writer, settling into a home in Mussoorie and has a surprise visitor from South Africa.
MAIN CAST
Zarul Ahuja : Rusty
Zohra Sehgal: Rani
Pearl Padamsee: Mrs Bond , Rusty’s Granny
Raj Zutshi: Mr Bond, Rusty’s Father
Suhalia Kapoor: Emily, Rusty’s mother
Pankaj Berry: Major Rathore, Rusty’s step father
Hemant Mishra: Dukhi, gardener and cook
Nirupama Verma: Rusty’s first ayah
Nadira: Miss Constance Mackenzie
Vinod Nagpal: Ram Bharosey
Swati Mishra: Binya
Suraj Verma: Bijju
Abheer: Mani
Begum Para: Miss Clarke, Emilys mother
Veena Mehta: Mani’s granny
Abhirup Banerjee: Uncle Bill
Nikhil Dewan: Uncle Ken
Jitendra Trehan: Raja Gulshan
Julietta: Veronica
Bubka, the Golden Retriever as Crazy