Malgudi Days (TV series)

Malgudi Days is an Indian Hindi-language television series based on the eponymous works of R. K. Narayan. The series was directed by Kannada actor and director Shankar Nag. Carnatic musician L. Vaidyanathan composed the score. R. K Narayan's younger brother and acclaimed cartoonist R. K. Laxman was the sketch artist.[1] The series was made in 1987 by film producer T. S. Narasimhan[2] The series was revived for 15 episodes in 2006 which were directed by Kavitha Lankesh.[1]

Malgudi Days
DVD Cover of Malgudi Days. Yellow background with a sketch of the Malgudi town square. The text at the top reads, "R.K. Narayan's Malgudi Days"; "Nobel Literature Prize nominee"; "Excellent cinema, and a moving human document - Indian Express". The text at the bottom reads, "English Episodes 1 to 13".
Directed by
Composer(s)L. Vaidyanathan
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes54
Release
Original release18 March 1987 (1987-03-18)

PlotEdit

The series is adapted from the collections of short stories written by R. K. Narayan in his book, Malgudi Days.

EpisodesEdit

Season - 1 (Year 1987 - 39 Episodes)

  • Swami and Friends - Part-1
  • Swami and Friends - Part-2
  • Swami and Friends - Part-3
  • Swami and Friends - Part-4
  • Swami and Friends - Part-5
  • Swami and Friends - Part-6
  • Swami and Friends - Part-7
  • Swami and Friends - Part-8
  • Vendor of Sweets - Part-1
  • Vendor of Sweets - Part-2
  • Vendor of Sweets - Part-3
  • Vendor of Sweets - Part-4
  • Vendor of Sweets - Part-5
  • Vendor of Sweets - Part-6
  • Vendor of Sweets - Part-7
  • Vendor of Sweets - Part-8
  • Leela's Friend
  • Gateman's Gift
  • The Edge
  • Nitya
  • The Performing Child
  • Iswaran
  • The Missing mail
  • Sweets for Angels
  • The Roman Image
  • Trail of the Green Blazer
  • The Watchman
  • Engine Trouble
  • The Career
  • The Seventh House
  • Naga - Part-1
  • Naga - Part-2
  • A Willing Slave
  • A Horse and Two Goats
  • A Hero
  • Cat Within
  • Forty Five a Month
  • The Hoard
  • Old Man of the Temple

Season - 2 (Year 2006 - 15 Episodes)

  • Dodu
  • The Good Belt
  • The Snake Song
  • The Antidote
  • Minister Without Portfolio & Korean Grass
  • Neighbour's Help
  • Salt & Saw Dust - Part-1
  • Salt & Saw Dust - Part-2
  • The Lawley Road - Part-1
  • Lawley Road - Part-2
  • An Astrologer's Day
  • Doctor's Word
  • Four Rupees
  • Annamalai - Part-1
  • Annamalai - Part-2

CastEdit

Background and productionEdit

The series Malgudi Days, comprising thirty nine episodes, was first telecast on Doordarshan in 1987[citation needed]. Most of the series was shot in Agumbe village in Shimoga district, Karnataka.[3][4] Some episodes were filmed in Bengaluru and some others in Devarayanadurga located in Tumakuru district in Karnataka[5]. Episode 22, "Nitya", was shot entirely in Devarayanadurga.[6]

In 2004, the project was revived with filmmaker Kavitha Lankesh replacing Shankar Nag as director.[1] The new series was telecast from 26 April 2006 on Doordarshan.[7] Most of the stories in the series are one episode long and were derived from the books A Horse and Two Goats, Malgudi Days, Swami and Friends and The Vendor of Sweets.

LegacyEdit

Indian Railways decided to rename Arasalu Railway station of Shimoga District, India to Malgudi Railway station as homage to the location of Malgudi Days serial.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "The return of Malgudi Days". Rediff. 21 July 2006. Archived from the original on 15 April 2008. Retrieved 28 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Classics from Karnataka". The Hindu. 9 February 2004. Archived from the original on 26 March 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  3. ^ Riti, M.D. (16 May 2001). "'You acted exactly as I imagined Swami to be'". The Rediff Special. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  4. ^ "The Malgudi that is Agumbe". The Hindu. 20 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Memories of Malgudi". The Times of India. 16 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Episode 22, Nitya". Youtube. 12 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Malgudi Days on DD1". The Hindu. 12 May 2006. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  8. ^ M, Shrinivasa. "Shivamogga's Arasalu set to be rechristened Malgudi Station - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 March 2019.

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