Sunday, September 11, 2016

DOOR DARSHAN 'S FIRST SOAP OPERA " HUM LOG" HAD MESMERISED VIEWERS


                                                                              



THE UNFORGETTABLE ACTORS OF DD'S MOST POPULAR TELE SERIAL ' HUM LOG' .....
LALOO , BASESAR RAM , USH RANI ,BHADKI , MAJHLI , CHHUTKI, BHAGWANTI , NANHE, DADA JI ,PROF SUDHEER , MUSIC TEACHER AND SOME MORE NAMES ....

Vinod Nagpal 's role as Basesar Ram or the alcoholic father with a sarcastic sense of humour is still fresh in my memory... The roles and the characters created by Manohar Shyam Joshi touched hearts of the country's vast middle class. This serial reflected their hopes, aspirations, sorrows and core living.

Abhinav Chaturvedi who played the role of Nanhe adds:

" Senior Actors Sushma Seth and Vinod Nagpal would be brought in special Cars for the shooting while a matador would bring all of us to the shooting studio.I was paid rupees five hundred per episode. On completion 100th episode, a grand party was organized at Taj Palace. A wrist watch was gifted to me that is still ticking."
When Dadi ( Sushma Seth) was declared to be suffering from cancer, there was a hue and cry .Viewers expressed resentment .Letters and telephones were received at Door Darshan HQs .Manohar Shyam Joshi was contacted by so many viewers to change the script.Even secretary I&B contacted him and expressed an opinion that people wanted Dadi to live. He was advised to carry her role up to the last episode. Such was the level of public involvement in this tele-serial.

Almost all actors of Hum Log enjoyed fan following.Most of them moved to films after this serial.Rajesh Puri who played the role of Laloo, signed thirty fulms after this serial.

THE SERIAL OPENED WITH POETIC LINES
" ....Aaiye Haath uthaayein ..Hum Bhi...Hum Bhi". ..set to music by Great Anil Biswas.....
And then Ashok Kumar appeared at the end of each episode as the narrator for the show which drew a lot of viewer attention. He used to convey the moral of every episode.

It was a master stroke in terms of script written by Late Manohar Shyam Joshi.And then superb direction by late P kumar Vasudev .

At the peak of its popularity in 1985, about 85 per cent of the nation's TV viewers would tune into the serial for their daily dose of the soap.

The idea for HUM LOG came from the then I&B Minister Vasant Sathe after he saw a TV serial on Mexican TV channel (where he had gone for an official visit ). He is reported to have discussed even broader contours of the serial with late Manohar Shyam Joshi.
Manohar Shyam Joshi also wrote Buniyaad and Mungheri Lal ke Haseen Sapney for Door Darshan.After that the Baboos at Doordarshan rejected his 2 or 3 proposals .He moved to cinema but felt disappointed. Finally he moved to US to live with his son where he breathed his last.

UNFORGETTABLE. TO THIS DAY.......

( AUTAR MOTA )

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