Mar 12, 2007

DD Rocks!

Doordarshan, inspite of all its primitive technologies and outdated broadcasting techniques, has to be acknowledged as the pioneer in Indian television. Cartoons being shown currently in many channels inluding Cartoon Network were telecast in DD long back. One of the best ever dramas in Indian television to date is R.K.Narayan's Malgudi days on DD. Amul Surabhi, hosted by Renuka Sahane and Siddharta Kak, is probably one of the best shows ever. Being a Government controlled enterprise, it is natural that DD focussed on contents targeted at promoting values like national integrity, unity, etc.,
Ek Chidiya is one such animated video that was telecast many times in DD. I chanced upon this video today and it was a trip down memory lane. I particularly used to like the innocent looking depiction of the moon, and used to watch this video whenever it comes just to see the moon! The child's voice is so soothing,and I was surprised to know that the voice of the girl is that of Sadhana Sargam! Another one is the timeless Mile sur mera tumhara.


In those years, when commercialization was yet to touch Indian Television, Doordarshan did provide wholesome entertainment. Though DD did not have much to offer for regional viewers, its contents will be remembered much more, compared to the mindless entertainment we see on channels today.

4 comments:

Sughosh March 13, 2007 at 12:03:00 AM EDT  

I agree with you... Mele sur mera certainly brought back memories of good ol days, and the various other shows on DD .. my favorites being Pingu, Mougli, Surabhi, Amarnath's cricket show on sunday mornings... etc etc...

Santhosh March 13, 2007 at 2:02:00 PM EDT  

oh yaa!! jungle book!! one of the best ever!!! i must have seen the episodes atleast thrice....
and now its being dubbed and shown in all channels....

Filarial March 16, 2007 at 1:59:00 AM EDT  

jungle jungle pata chala hai
baat chali hai
chaddi pahen ke karddi kila hai
sandy kila hai

Santhosh March 16, 2007 at 3:01:00 PM EDT  

romba paadinae, apuram next post will be on thanni lorries!!

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