Potli Baba Ki

Potli Baba Ki (Baba's Tales) (1991) is an Indian children's puppet television series aired in India in 1991 on Doordarshan. It featured various fairy tales in simple language and used to give good moral messages to children. The title song "Aaya Re Baba" was composed by Hindustani poet and lyricist Gulzar, who was also the co-producer, director and writer of the show.[1]

Potli Baba Ki
Written byGulzar
Directed byGulzar
Opening themeAaya Re Baba
Original languageHindi
No. of episodes20
CinematographySoumendu Roy
Original networkDD National
Original release1991 (1991)

The series has two parts: "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" (ten episodes) and "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp" (ten episodes).


The series has a story-teller in the form of an old man called as 'Baba' — who in his 'Potli' has various stories. The old story-teller, Chhenu ki Jhunnu ka Baba, living in Ghungar village, collects stories and fables which his mother has left hidden under rocks. Baba's peculiarity is that is growing younger day-by-day and once he will find all the stories he will be a child.


  1. ^ "Hindi TV Serial Potli Baba Ki". Nettv4u. Retrieved 22 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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