Bangalore: Sensitive, yet tough nutted; jovial, yet serious...these are the characters that make up the serial of 'Mumbelagu', a serial under the banner of TNS, aired on Kasthuri Channel. Its a moment of pride, joy and cheer for the team as they will be completing the 150 episodes. It is a reason to cheer about for the artists who are seen on screen, and also to technicians who work behind the camera to make this show happen. It has been close to a year since a bunch of young minds got together to start working on a television serial that would be portrayed so realistically.
Entire team, from camera-man to script-writer, producer to director, it is not merely the number of episodes, but also the presentation, that makes real difference. A serial, at the end of the day, is a mode of entertainment, and women-oriented issues have been the mainstream subjects of several television soaps, but Mumbelagu has tried to insinuate the mindsets of women coming from varied cultural and economic backgrounds. Political conspiracy, farmer"s plight and contemporary issues like old age living have captured the minds of the audience.
Each track in the serial reflects on our attitudes and lives, and how one"s cultural brought-up goes a long way in shaping ways in which one deals with life. These nuances have been portrayed sensitively, and it can be readily appreciated, thanks to the finesse with which the story and the script have been handled. The serial has tried to strike a balance between youngsters" aspirations and the value system which they are bound to live with.
Public Cheers for the Serial
The episodes, which showed old-age home raid and Suguna"s arrogant behaviour, have received rave reactions from viewers, hinting sufficiently at an acknowledgement that the depiction was not far removed from the reality in today"s world. Be it Chaarulatha, an undergraduate journalist trying meet her family needs, or Chinmayee, a civil engineer who fights for her individuality, and who is born into the most influential political family, or Suguna, whose way of living completely counterpoises the cherubic meaning of her name. The contrast characterization can also be seen in Nanjundamurthy and Ravi Shankarsharma"s scenes– all these characters are not larger-than-life, but simple people whom we converse with everyday. All the actors and technicians are delighted for having chosen to work with like-minded people, who like to create something that conveys more than just entertainment. Receiving emails from abroad, or being recognized on the roads – these are rewards the team cherishes the most.
Mumbelagu's First Steps into Kasthuri Channel
This is Guruprasad Mudradi"s first serial as a producer for Kasthuri channel. The serial has given opportunities to many youngsters, including budding actors and debutant director Pawan kumar, to showcase their talent. The story and script have been managed by one of most senior script-writers, Abhiruchi Chandru and a new entrant Akshay Satya, and camera-work by Chidanand. Mumbelagu & its team, under the guidance of TN Seetharam, have created a niche by considering sensitive issues, which still remain a road less travelled in the television industry.