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Color Soap”Buniyaad” to Air Again on Doordarshan from 25th of July 2013.

Lens Eye - News Portal - Color Soap"Buniyaad" to Air Again on Doordarshan from 25th of July 2013.25 July 2013 :: Indian television’s first-ever color soap “Buniyaad” (1986) will return to screens on the same channel, Doordarshan. The popular series which dealt with the 1947 partition will return to Doordarshan on Thursday, July 25. The show will be aired twice weekly, Thursday and Friday at 8:30pm.

Directed by Ramesh Sippy and Jyoti Sarup, the Buniyaad series became one of the most popular daily soaps to be aired on Doordarshan. Aired for the first time 27 years ago – the show is now coming back on the National channel.

Based in the times of Independence and partition, the show traced the trials, travails and tribulations faced by Master Haveliram (Alok Nath) and his family and their rise from a refugee camp after losing all they had. Anita Kanwar as Lajoji, Haveliram’s wife, Sudhir Pandey as his father Gaindamal, Kiran Juneja as Veeravali, Haveliram’s sister and Girija Shankar as Haveliram’s elder brother Raliya Ram are characters yet not forgotten.

 The star-studded cast of the original “Buniyaad” also had Mazhar Khan, Soni Razdan, Bharati Achrekar, Neesha Singh, Goga Kapoor, Neena Gupta, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Natasha Sinha, Vijayendra Ghatge and Kanwaljeet Singh.

Buniyaad was an Indian television drama-series that was directed by Ramesh Sippy and Jyoti Sarup. The series was written by Manohar Shyam Joshi and dealt with the Partition of India in 1947 and its aftermath.

Buniyaad first aired in 1986 on the Indian state television channel DD National, which is owned and operated by Doordarshan network.

Actor/Actress    Character            Notes

Alok Nath   :    Master Haveliram    :   Freedom fighter and patriot

Anita Kanwar  :   Lajoji (Lajwanti)    :     Haveliram’s wife

Sudhir Pandey  : Lala Gaindamal :Haveliram’s father

Asha Sharma    :  Janko (Chai Ji)  :  Haveliram’s mother

Kiran Juneja     :  Veeravali / Pragyavati  :  Haveliram’s sister

Vijayendra Ghatge    :   Lala Brijbhaan  :  Veeravali’s love interest

Asha Sachdev  :  Shanno     :     Gaindamal’s elder daughter-in-law

Girija Shankar  : Raliya Ram  : Haveliram’s elder brother and Shanno’s husband

Rajesh Puri    :     Munshi Ji   :    Gaindamal’s accountant

Dalip Tahil    :    Bhushan (Kulbhushan) :Haveliram’s elder son

Soni Razdan   :   Lochan (Sulochana)  :  Haveliram’s elder daughter-in-law

Mazhar Khan   :  Roshan (Roshanlal)     :   Haveliram’s younger son

Kanwaljit Singh  : Satbir    Veeravali and Vrushbhaan’s illegitimate son

Abhinav Chaturvedi    :    Jay    :  Vrishbhan’s legitimate son

Krutika Desai   :   Mangla      :   Jay’s wife and Satbir’s love interest

Anjana Mumtaz   :  Subhadra  : Vrushbhaan’s wife and Jay’s mother

Vinod Nagpal  :   Shyamlal    :    Subhadra’s family friend

Kamiya Malhotra     :    Babli   :   Jay’s secretary and love interest

Mangal Dhillon: Labhaya Ram  :   Raliya Ram’s son

Neesha Singh :  Kanni   :  Labhaya’s niece

Neena Gupta  :   Rajjo  :    Roshan’s wife

Shernaz Patel  :  Kukki  :   Kulbhushan’s elder daughter      Antariksh Mathur    :   Kaka    :  Satbir’s son

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