Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Popular serial 'Hum Log' is back!

India's very first soap opera the legendary Hum Log which made its debut on Doordarshan Darshan (DD) in 1984 is all set to make a comeback this time in a new avatar called HUM.

The unit from Hum Log, 1984

While the original masterpiece revolved around the struggles and aspirations of an Indian middle class Haryanvi family, this new show focuses on the trial and tribulations of five women in a village in North Bihar.

The wheels were put into motion a little over year back, when a question was put up in Parliament to the Information &

Broadcasting Minister as to why Doordarshan could not recreate the magic of Hum Log.

Its producer Shobha Doctor was summoned to the Director General's office in Mandi and a year after that meeting, she came up with the story of HUM.

However, the 60-year-old is not producing this new show, only mentoring it. Pulse Media, which has made award-winning documentaries, was handpicked by her to produce her new baby.

Almost entirely shot in outdoor locations in Bihar in a village near Sitamarhi, HUM stars Suhasini Muley, Himani Shivpuri, Anjan Shrivastav, and Harsh Chaya.

Sushma Seth plays the Sutradar who, like Ashok Kumar in Hum Log, discusses the ongoing situation at the end of each episode.
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