Short stories of a south indian village by R.K. Narayanan .






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Series cast summary:
Master Manjunath ...  W. S. Swaminathan 'Swami' 3 episodes, 1987
Girish Karnad ...  W. T. Srinivasan, Swami's father 3 episodes, 1987
Vaishali Kasaravalli Vaishali Kasaravalli ...  Swami's Mother 3 episodes, 1987
Suhashini Adarkar Suhashini Adarkar ...  Swami's Grandmother 3 episodes, 1987
Raghuram Sitaram Raghuram Sitaram ...  Mani 3 episodes, 1987
Rohit Srinath Rohit Srinath ...  Rajam 3 episodes, 1987
Chetan Chetan ...  Somashekar 'Somu' 2 episodes, 1987


Short stories of a south indian village by R.K. Narayanan .

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18 March 1987 (India) See more »

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Based on collection of short stories named Malgudi Days by R.K.Narayan published in 1943. See more »


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Epic TV Series
9 October 2016 | by singh-mahender1971See all my reviews

I give 10 to this TV series because you can't give more than 10. There is nothing better possible than this in fiction world. The immortal R K Naraynan went on to write Swami and Friends some 90 years ago...I am sure he never knew that people will read/see them in 2016 and still admire. The illustrations by immortal R K Laxman take you to those innocent times when you had no pressures in life except school and that small little town with a Banyan tree, Albert Mission School, Boarding school, Saryu river, and so on. The music, by Great Vaidyanathan, the theme and titles track is something that will remain with us for rest of our lives. Masterpiece work by Master Manjunath, Anant Nag, Girish Karnad, and all other actors..not to forget Mani. My kids watch this in 2016 and they love it. This is such a genius of work that even a 100 years from now, people of all age will see it and love it..such is the greatness of this epic. Famous gazal of Jagjit Singh, ye daulat bhi le lo, ye shohrat bhi le lo...comes to your mind when you see this series.

A must watch for kids of age 2 years to 102 years..

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