DD National introduces fresh serials in its prime time slot

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | August 14, 2015
Starting this Independence Day, the channel is set to telecast a potpourri of dramas like 'Beti Ka Farz', 'Ranbheri', 'Koshish Se Qamyabi Tak', 'Dil Ko Aaj Fir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai' and '40 Plus', tracing a gamut of emotions.

Doordarshan National takes yet another step towards alleviating and improving its content. In keeping with its promise to bring in new shows, across different genres, DD National has a bouquet of prime time shows scheduled to telecast from this Independence Day.

Deepa Chandra, ADG (DD National), says, "Our aim behind the launch of fresh programming is to attain a renewed and appealing look. We, this time, in our prime time band are not just focussed on women-oriented programmes, but are also bringing forth shows of different genres in three phases to allure masses."

Starting with a period drama, that marks the advent of new programming with a clarion of change is the story of independence struggle about a path-breaking newspaper 'Ranbheri' that not only played a significant role in the freedom struggle in the 1940s, but had also joined different voices of the freedom fighters who were slowly and stealthily working towards overthrowing the tyrannical British rule. The one-hour show, to be launched on August 15 at 8 pm, will be aired every Saturday and Sunday. It tries not only to tell the unheard story of unsung heroes of our freedom struggle, but also shows how media had played a major role during the independence struggle in India.

Starting from August 16, DD National has scheduled a chat show 'Koshish Se Qamyabi Tak' at 10.30 am, to be telecast every Sunday, anchored by Kiran Juneja. She will take the viewers through the lives of cine stars, from their struggles to their successes. The stories would feature notable faces from the Bollywood industry like Madhur Bhandarkar, Parineeti Chopra, Ayushman Khurana and many more.

This will be followed by 'Dil Ko Aaj Fir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai' from August 17 at 9 pm, Monday-Friday, a soft, sentimental and tasteful love story of a small-town girl from Patiala and a city-bred boy who are conjoined through a musical reality show, where the girl's dreams intertwine with the ambitions of the boy, and thus unfolds their journey of love through many twists and turns.

'Beti Ka Farz' is a story of a married daughter who is an ideal 'daughter in law', till she decides to fulfill her duty and responsibility as a 'daughter' of her ailing and needy parents. Thus starts the never-ending struggle and trial of this daughter-in-law. The show asks many pertinent questions about the rights of a 'daughter' who wishes to help and care for her parents just like any other son, even after she gets married and goes to her husband's home. This show will go on air from August 24 at 10 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Annu Kapoor brings to Doordarshan National his 'slice-of-life' story of people over forty, tracing their angst, frustrations, emotions, ambitions, dreams and struggles. The show takes viewers through the experiences of a few such men, that are ' realistic' and ' heart-touching' so much so that, every person in the audience would relate to their emotions portrayed in this daily show called '40 Plus', the channel claims. Beginning from Aug 31, at 8 pm, the show will be aired from Monday to Friday.

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