Pal Chinn (translation: Moment) is an Indian television drama series which ran on Star Plus from 1999. It was directed by Neena Gupta, and veteran actor Manohar Singh played the protagonist of the show.
|Created by||Neena Gupta Productions|
|Written by||Mir Muneer|
|Directed by||Neena Gupta|
|Opening theme||"Pal Chinn" by Jagjit Singh|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of episodes||98|
|Producer(s)||Anupam K. Kalidhar|
|Running time||approximately 30 minutes|
|Original network||STAR Plus|
|Original release||9 April 1999|
Pal Chhin is about the conflicts between good and evil. The mounting pressures of modern life coupled with never-ending desire make traditional values look farcical. The mantras for success today are aggression and manipulation. The serial is about the conflict of the old and new as well.
The protagonist, Manohar Singh, believes in traditional themes such as honesty, affection and sincerity. He believes that if you are honest to yourself and good to others, there is no way you can't succeed. But he has to face pitfalls every day for being so out of sync with the present system. He has his detractors in his house, like his eldest son Ranjit who believes in the 'instant culture'. For him, the end is more important than the means, and definitely more important than his father's idealism.
Manohar Singh wants to make a statement that all is not lost and there is some hope left, that we can lead our lives with dignity and belief in our values, still be successful in the accepted sense. These are the moments in our lives, which lead our destinies.
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