Recapturing Hearts

The 1986-TV series Buniyaad returns to Doordarshan after 27 years.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: July 30, 2013 3:40 am

The 1986-TV series Buniyaad returns to Doordarshan after 27 years. The period drama,that told the story of a family during Partition and its aftermath,drew out many iconic characters for an audience untouched by set-top boxes and pay channels. The plot revolves around a young Master Haveliram (Alok Nath) who falls in love and marries Lajwanti (Anita Kanwar),their family strife,struggles,separations and reunion. The story was written by journalist and author,Manohar Shyam Joshi,who had by then scripted TV’s first “soap-opera” Hum Log. Directed by Ramesh Sippy,who the country knew as the director for Sholay,and Jyoti Sarup,it had numerous actors who launched their careers through this series. Kiran Juneja as Veeravali,Haveliram’s sister,Dalip Tahil,as Bhushan,Haveliram’s elder son,Soni Razdan as Lochan,Bhushan’s wife,and Vinod Nagpal as Shyamlal,a family friend,among others were memorable for their roles. Its return to the small screen (not the first time) will be a walk down memory lane for the older audience,while for the current generation,it will be a showcase of life at its

stoic best.

The show is being aired on Doordarshan every Thursday at

8.30 pm.

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