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Life OK to air ‘Ek Tha Chandar Ek Thi Sudha’ from September 21

The show, based on Dharamvir Bharati’s classic novel ‘Gunahon K Devta’, will air at the 7.00 pm time slot

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | September 1, 2015

life-ok-newLife OK is all set to introduce a literary classic in its content line-up. The channels upcoming show ‘Ek Tha Chandar Ek Thi Sudha’ is based on Dharamvir Bharati’s iconic novel, ‘Gunahon Ka Devta’. The legendary author, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 1972, is also known for his creations like ‘Suraj ka Satvan Ghoda’ and ‘Andha Yug’. ‘Gunahon Ka Devta’ was published in 1949 and 71 editions of the book have been published so far.

‘Ek Tha Chandar Ek Thi Sudha’ will premiere on September 21 and will be aired at the 7.00 pm time slot, which has so far not seen any major shows on Life OK. The show will be directed by noted writer-producer Ashwini Dheer.

‘Gunahon Ka Devta’ was written at a time when Indians were moving from colonialism to independence, but were still engulfed by regressive norms within the country. The novel was path breaking as it was the first Hindi novel that honestly talked about tabooed subjects like sexuality, caste and religious discrimination.

Set in the backdrop of Allahabad, it is the story of Sudha and a gifted researcher Chandar, who is a protégé of her father. The bond that Chandar and Sudha share is that of two good-humoured, inseparable friends, and neither understands that their relationship may have a name. It is only when Chandar is asked to convince Sudha to get married to a man of her father’s choice, that it is apparent how the two pine for each other. The story questions the boundaries defined by our society and redefines the very idea of love.

Chandar will be played by Rahil Azzam and Umang Jain plays Sudha.

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