Regional cinema and homages on DD Bharati programming agenda

NEW DELHI: Doordarshan’s cultural channel DD Bharati will telecast Nanak Naman today and tomorrow at 10:00 pmrepeat next day 06:00 am and 02:00 pm to mark Guru Nanak Jayanti.

The film is a compilation of various Gurbanis, Kirtans darbar and kathak in adoration and celebration of Guru Parv.

DD Bharati will pay its homage to the music maestro Bhupen Hazarika by airing Ek Kali Do Pattiyan this evening at 06:30 pm and repeat next day at 02:30 am and 10:30pm. Another programme Tore Bin Laage Naa Mora Jiya will be telecast on 7 November at 06:30 pm and repeat next day at 02:30 am and 10:30pm.

Regional cinema will form the core of programming on the channel this month. While Maati Maay (Marathi) was telecast earlier this month, the Malayalam film Athnakatha will be shown on 8 November at 06:30 pm, repeated next day at 02:30 am and 10:30 am in the Best of Indian Cinema slot.

Premlal's directorial debut 'Athmakatha' is an extremely moving tale of a dad-daughter duo. Premlal displays remarkable mellowness in his direction that very few debutantes possess.  'Athmakatha' turns out to be a rich and imaginative tribute to the indomitable human spirit that strives and eventually survives.

DD Bharati will also telecast from its archives the documentary Malgudi Dreams, a film on the life of R K Narayan whose serial Malgudi Days proved very popular on DD National and has seen several repeats. The documentary will be aired on 6 November at 06:00 pm, repeat next day at 02:00 am and 10:00pm. The documentary Born Again will be telecast on 8 November at 06:00 pm, repeat next day at 02:00 am and 10:00 pm. Vishnu Das Bhave shows puppets being restored and presented in a very dynamic way.

The Trailblazers series will feature a film on painter and artist Ghulam Sheikh on 9 November at 10:00 pm repeat next day at06:00 am and 02:00 pm.

Vigyan Prasar in association with DD Bharati has commenced the telecast of The Maths Factor everyday at 05:30 pm, repeat next day at 01:30 am and 09:30 am. The Maths Factor is a 13-part series delving into the magic of mathematics. Each episode takes an interesting concept or area of mathematics and journeys through it using narratives, anecdotes, historical recreations and innovative problems to bring it alive. On one hand the episode on Network theory takes one through the seven bridges of Konigsberg, while the other episode on Probability kicks off with a game show.

A new programme Gunijan – A dialogue with classical Musicians, Art Critics, Music Historians & Litterateurs is commencing from 8 November at 09:00 pm. The weekly interview series begins with Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma on 8 November and Ashok Vajpayee on 15 November. All the episodes have exclusively been curated and re-presented by Yatindra Mishra and Kumud Diwan.

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