Doordarshan National will be unfurling its vibrancy in the grand colors of purple and pink with a fresh palette of programming from Monday, 17 November. The channel will be re-dedicated to the nation with the byline Doordarshan National – Desh Ka Apna Channel. The channel will focus on traditional family values – Rishtey Nation Before Self – Rashtra Gaurav and Trustworthiness – Dilon Mein Vishwas.
The fresh look and feel, with which these shows are slotted, is aimed at recreating the legacy of Doordarshan in providing quality Information, Education and Entertainment.
The new programmes that are to be launched on the channel are Happy Homes – Khatte-meethe jeevan ke rang , starting from 17 November and slotted at 7pm is a light comedy of unity in diversity when people speaking different languages and from different regions live together in a colony. At 7:30 pm Khwabon ke darmiyan – Sach aur sapno se jhoojhti zindagi, is to be aired. This show will highlight the struggle to bridge the gap between dreams and reality for women in changing social context.
At 8 Pm Khamosh sa afsana – Jidd aur armano ka fasana, has a fine cast of talented stalwarts like Tom Alter, Roopa Ganguly, M.K. Raina who are the central characters in a story depicting the struggle of a daughter fighting to balance her work and managing her disabled parents. It will be followed by Zindagi ek Bhanwar – Rajneeti me mahila ka raaj. This is a political drama aims at reaching out to the aspirations of society and desiring changes in quality of life.
At 9:30 pm - Dard Ka Rishta – Badalte Sambandhon ki kahani will be starting from Monday. followed by Jab Jab Bahar Ayee – Janmon ka bandhan ya bandhish. A serial which touches upon a dilemma of husband and wife trying to keep their family together and finding happiness not withstanding their personal differences.
Doordarshan National is also building their weekend prime-time with two shows Janmon ka Bandhan and Prakriti.
Janmon ka Bandhan’ – Insaani rishton ka tana bana starting 21 November, airing Friday to Sunday at 7 pm is a women-centric family drama while Prakriti– Kudrat ko bachane ki jung tracks the story of an ideal forest officer who endeavours to save nature. It is set against the backdrop of scenic Jim Corbett Park. It will air from 22 November, every Sat and Sun at 8:30 pm.