Neem Ka Ped :

Hum Log And Buniyaad :
India’s first soap operas. Both had compelling stories though set in different eras. Hum Log was about a modern day lower middle class family and their struggles while Buniyaad was set in the time of partition and went before and beyond it.
Both serials gave the TV industry actors like Alok Nath, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Sushma Seth and Divya Seth, Neena Gupta, SM Zaheer, Dileep Tahil, Kanwaljeet, Vijendra Ghatge and many others…..

Badalte Rishte : (1996)

Daaman : (2001) Banner Picasso Tyger (india) Pvt. Ltd.
Producer : Adib Contractor Director : Salim Arif

Phir Wahi Talash : Story about a village boy who comes to city for pursuing some professional degree and falls in love with the daughter of flat owner. quite a sentimental story.

Kasturi :

Saat Phere – Saloni Ka Safar : (2005) AsBrigadier Saab (Nishi’s father)

Shruti : (2006) As Dadaji He is the head of the family, he is strict & has two sons Vishesh & JP who is addressed as Lalaji by everyone. He believes that his granddaughters should not work. He gets angry when he founds out that Kasturi working.

Vicky Ki Taxi : (2009) On real Tv

Chhoti Bahu… Sindoor bin Suhagan : (2009)

About Chhoti Bahu.. Sindoor Bin Suhaagan
“Chhoti Bahu… Sindoor Bin Suhaagan” – the story of a young girl who is the adopted daughter and hence is subjected to second grade treatment all through her life.

Cast and Crew of Chhoti Bahu.. Sindoor Bin Suhaagan
Show: S M Zaheer
Role: Brij Mohan Shastri
Detail: Actor
Show: Raj Logani
Role: Arjun Purohit
Detail: Actor
Show: Rajiv Kumar
Role: Vivek
Detail: Actor
Show: Rajiv Verma
Role: Pt. Brij Mohan Shastri
Detail: Actor
Show: Gopi Desai
Role: amma
Detail: Actor
Show: Rubina Dilaik
Role: Radhika
Detail: Actor
Show: Kirti Gaikwad
Role: Mrinalini
Detail: Actor
Show: Avinash Sachdev
Role: Dev
Detail: Actor
Show: Priyanka Mishra
Role: Vishaka
Detail: Actor
Show: Rita Bahaduri
Role: Dadi
Detail: Actor
Show: Sanjay Batra
Role: Susheel Purohit
Detail: Actor
Show: Darshan Gandas
Role: Purab
Detail: Actor
Show: Prabha Sinha
Role: Vaishali
Detail: Actor
Show: Samta Sagar
Role: Devki
Detail: Actor

All About Neem Ka Ped :

Neem Ka Ped ( Tv Serial )

Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza was a famous author, play writer and novelist of Independent India. Rahi Masoom Raza was born in Ghazipur district of Eastern Uttar Pradesh. He completed his early education in and around Ghazipur from where he went to Aligarh Muslim University to complete his higher studies. Masoom Raza did his doctorate in Hindustani Literature and persuaded his career in literature.

Rahi Masoom Raza is known for his intense storylines that are weaved in easy words. Most of his works are based on the themes related to village and sub-urban life-style. For example, one of his novel named ‘ Neem ka Ped’ is based on the uneasy relationship of lower caste serfs with their landlords. This novel has been adapted in to a television series that became very popular among the masses. Another famous novel ‘Katra Bi Arzoo’ is based around Hindu-Muslim sibling rivalry in the city of Allahabad. In fact, Hindu-Muslim strife has been a popular theme in the writings of Raza. Another famous novel of his named ‘ Topi Sukla’ also revolves around the same theme.

In his career spanning 35 years, Rahi Masoom Raza has written lyrics, dialogues and stories for various movies and television series. His high came with the telecast of TV series ‘Mahabharata’ that was based on the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Masoom Raza, a Muslim, wrote the screenplay and dialogue of the TV series that went on to become the most watched TV series in India. At one time, its TRP was staggering 86 %. This was a triumph for Raza as some Hindu zealots had criticized his inclusion in the team.

For those who want to see a stellar performance by Pankaj Kapoor, and do have some familiarity with Awadhi and Urdu, do not miss the fantastic television serial Neem Ka Ped . Even those who are not that comfortable with the language can give it a try.

It has been written by renowned Dr Rahi Masoom Raza, who had written the dialogues for BR Chopra’s epic Mahabharat, and Yash Chopra’s Lamhe, Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Golmal, Mili, Jhoothi and Subhash Ghai’s Karz.

His novel Adha Gaon is one the greatest work of literature in Hindustani language. With it’s back drop as partition, it will shake up your imagination as much as Bishma Sahini’s Tamas did. It’s a semi-autobiographical work set in the Raza’s village of Gangauli, in Ghazipur district on the fringes of Awadh whose Muslim inhabitants refuse to leave the country. Along with Srilal Shukla’s Raag Darbari, it’s a must read.

Coming back to Neem Ka Ped, its again set in village India. It’s a story of a semi-bonded labourer, Budhai Ram – played(rather, lived) by Pankaj Kapoor, under a Muslim village zamindar. This Muslim landlord is under property dispute with his minister brother-in-law. As circumstances turn out to be, Budhai Ram gets caught between this fight of pride and property. The bone of contention is also the small piece of land on which he has planted a Neem tree as a kid.

His only hopes are his son Sukhai whom he wants to educate and that Neem tree with which he identifies himself, and his beliefs. How a powerless, but determined peasant gets out from this wrangle, saves his Neem Ka Ped against all odds, gets his son educated and turns the tables on his warring landlords. The story line is tremendous, with relevant and engaging sub plots.

All the characters are believable, and I am saying this because I have seen so many of them in real life. And more believable is Pankaj Kapoor aka Budhai Ram. He got so well under the skin of the character that one almost forgets he is somebody else. He is only Budhai Ram for the viewer for that half an hour.

The way he smiles -sheepishly, sarcastically, helplessly, all are different shades of emotion. The way he trudges to work, his steely resolve which he hides succesfully, only to be let out only once in a while, his body language – everything about him force you to take a bow for him.

The dialogues, Raza’s forte, are excellent. Pronunciations are perfect. By perfect I mean that the words are spoken incorrectly – the actually way a typical illiterate villager mispronounces. This mispronunciation has been perfectly incorporated in the script and very beautifully carried off by the artists, for e.g. calling ‘Lucknow’ as ‘Nakhlau’, and ‘Time’ as ‘Tame’ are the typical phonetic mistakes.


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