To chronicle the lesser known stories of India’s freedom struggle, Doordarshan will telecast a 75-episode mega serial – ‘Swaraj – Bharat Ke Swatantra Sangram Ki’. overall story‘ in Hindi on DD National channel from 14th August, Mayank Agarwalchief executive officer of Prasar Bharati told reporters here.
He said the serial would be dubbed in nine regional languages as well as English for telecast on Doordarshan’s regional network.
Produced by Contillo Pictures, the serial will air every Sunday from 9 pm to 10.00 pm, with re-runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The audio version of the serial will be broadcast on All India Radio Network from 11.00 am on Saturday.
Apart from ‘Swaraj’, Doordarshan will also launch four more serials-‘jai bharti‘, ‘Corporate Sarpanch’ and ‘This ‘Dil Maange More’ with strong messages of patriotism and women empowerment.
“The new shows will go a long way in reshaping DD National,” Agarwal said.
The public broadcaster will also telecast a musical reality show ‘Soron Ka Eklavya’, which presents the old music gems of Bollywood with a new voice, retaining the signature style of the stalwarts. Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar And Kishore Kumar,
Agarwal said the channel will also telecast the show ‘Startup Champions 2.0’, which will showcase the journey and success of 46 National Award winning start-ups.
Doordarshan’s viewership has been declining over the years.
Earlier this month, the government told Parliament That the gross unique viewership of Doordarshan channels was 760.4 million in 2019, 747 million in 2020 and 684.9 million in 2021.