Classic drama Buniyaad to make return


Classic TV drama Buniyaad is making a sensational comeback later this month on India’s Sahara One channel.

Starting from Thursday 26th January at 20:00, Sahara One will air the revamped show, which proved a runaway success in its first run back in the 80s.

The news is being reported by TellyChakkar. What is laudable about Sahara One’s initiative is perhaps the timing. Some channels are going all out to launch new shows based on foreign concepts and formats. Others are continuing with long running high TRP generating tear jerker soaps. Sahara One has gone ahead and taken up a classic that is Indian and has mass appeal. The channel management’s belief: “There is a whole generation out there who would be raring to catch a glimpse of the subtle yet intense romance between Masterji(Alok Nath ) and Lajoji (Anita Kanwar).”

“It’s the best that we have got! It is replete with the history of the country and hardly15 per cent of the present generation must have seen it,” says Sahara One, COO, Purnendu Bose.

Buniyaad portrayed the trials and tribulations of partition with such sensitivity that the actors working in the show became household names and it was one of the earliest TV serials in Indian television history to have lavish sets and overwhelming drama.

It is not yet known who will show the drama in the UK. The first run was shown on ZEE TV but with plans of Sahara One to launch in the UK, it looks likely the channel will be broadcasting the popular drama itself.

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