Hum Log Serial – The actual production of films in India started in the 1950-60s, but the production of TV serials took a long time. The 80s are also very memorable for Indian television history. This was the same decade when television serials started in India.
Facts Related to Tv Serial HUM LOG
On July 7, 1984, the first serial ‘Hum Log’ in Indian television history was started. The show told the story of hardships, hard work, desires and dreams of a middle-class Indian family. This serial is still alive in people’s memories.
In the ‘Hum Log’ serial, Vinod Nagpal as Basesar Ram, Jayshree Arora as Bhagwanti, Rajesh Puri as Lalit Prasad ‘Lallu’, Abhinav Chaturvedi as Chander Prakash ‘Nanhe’, Seema Pahwa as Gunvanti ‘Badki’, Divya Seth as Roopwanti Manjhali’, Loveleen Mishra played the character of Preeti ‘Chhutki’ and Suchitra Chilate played the character of Lajwanti ‘Lajo’.
People also liked this serial because at the end of the show, Ashok Kumar used to take a dig at society in a different way. For this message given at the end of the serial, Ashok Kumar used to charge many times more than the other actors of the serial.
1- The first episode of the serial ‘Hum Log’ was aired on July 7, 1984 on DD National.
2- This was the first TV serial in the country, which was telecasted simultaneously across India.
3- ‘Hum Log’ had forced the whole of India to sit in front of the television at 9:00 pm.
4- In the year 1984, the popularity of this serial made a big contribution in taking TV from house to house.
5- Millions of people had bought new TV sets in that era to watch this serial.
6- The concept of this serial was taken from a Mexican TV serial.
7- In this serial, Ashok Kumar played the role of Narrator.
8- During this, Ashok Kumar used to awaken the audience about family disputes and problems of life.
9- ‘Hum Log’ TV serial was watched by more than 80% of the people of India at that time.
10- Its story was written by Manohar Shyam Joshi. It was directed by P. Kumar Vasudev.
11- This serial was shot in Gurgaon. Whereas the rehearsals were done in Delhi’s Himachal Bhawan.
During this serial that lasted for 12- 17 months, Ashok Kumar had received more than 4 lakh letters from young viewers.
13- A total of 154 episodes of this serial were broadcast. The last episode aired on 17 December 1985.
14- 1 episode of this serial was of 25 minutes, but the last episode was broadcast for 55 minutes.
15- After the popularity of this serial, ‘Malgudi Days’, ‘Nukkad’, ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’ shows were also being produced.
So, friends there were some special things related to India’s first TV serial ‘Hum Log’.