Cult classic Mother India inspires new DD show!

By Hindustan Times

After 18 years, Prasar Bharti and Mumbai Doordarshan have joined hands to produce an in-house serial. The weekly social drama, Jamunia, has been shot in Kolhapur and premiered at 10.30 am on Sunday. The brainchild of the channel’s deputy director general and the series’ consultant, Lakshmendra Chopra, Jamunia has been directed by Suresh Singh Bishnoi.

“It’s like Mother India on TV. Richa Soni plays a modern-day Nargis. After her teacher-husband is killed by the local landlord, she braves all odds to bring up her two kids and urges the villagers to fight for their rights,” says music director, Nikhil Kamath, who has recorded 20 songs for the 30-episode serial, working closely with director Suresh Singh Bishnoi and creative director Udhayanath Nayak.

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