Tuesday, April 14, 2009

MITTI KE RANG

MITTI KE RANG
DUNIYA BADAL GAYI...
INSAAN BADAL GAYE...
BADLE NAHIN KABHI YEH..
MITTI KE RANG, MITTI KE RANG...
Sound familiar no!!Yeah you are bang on..Its the same old doordarshan serial which we all who were born two decades back grew up watching..
Those were the days of no zooming in and out of cameras..Protagonist in the serials used to wear very "humanly"attire..Never did we felt the need of being a rocket scientist to understand the scheming and plotting by ultra-sexy backless blouses clad vamps..In those days if a household was shown poor,it never meant that they will have 4bhk apartment.It just meant a poor family having hand-to-mouth existence and struggling to make ends meet..
But why am I comparing all those good old serials to the crap we have on our idiot box today.. coz I catched an episode of "Mitti ke rang" on doordarshan today!!And that too the episode which I used to love when I was a kid..
Its a story of a boy who is all alone this whole wide world..and he is now standing at the beach watching a happy family of four picnicking.And then the children from that family who are of the same age as his starts playing frisbee with him..Then they have lunch..mom-dad gave some food to him too..and then asks him to wash their dishes in the waves of sea..and then mom counts the dishes..and she founds out there is one steel spoon missing..They accuse him of stealing that SPOON..Crowd gathers and start beating the boy just for a spoon..Family hurles abuses on the boy,sits in the car and goes back to home..At home mom finds the spoon cornered in the picnic basket!!
Without any added camera effects and background scores doordarshan serials used to comment on our lives..There were so many each from different genre and each reflecting a different persona..Rajni,Malgudi Days,Gul Gulshan Gulfam,Tamas,Hum Log,Buniyad,Sanjha Chulha,Potli wala baba,neem ka ped,The Discovery Of India,Yeh Jo Hai Jindagi,Challenge The Master and many more..
Ahh..I used to love them..I wish I could watch them all over again..Need to find the dvd..I've seen some Dvds in I guess Planet M..I'll definitely buy those when I can afford them..Till then I'll keep blogging about and keep the memories alive!! :)

52 comments:

Parv Kaushik said...

i didnt watch this one but thr were so many of classic shows with mearge budgets and mega talents tht all the shows of today the soap operas fell so mundane compared to it!

rads said...

I used to watch Buniyad, Potli wala baba and Malgudi days. More than these I also loved the Sundays when we got to watch Rangoli, TnJ, He-man, Tale Spin and Duck Tales. I just loved them and miss them. Your post was quite nostlagic, it took me back too for a while.

preposterous girl said...

@ Parv and Rads..
yeah those were the days when talent ruled.I miss those shows..I think doordarshan should re-run the shows..
And yeah I also remeber getting up early on sundays to watch rangoli and all those kiddo thingies!

Pushkar said...

I have quite hazy memories when it comes to movies, music & TV serials. I can't recall any of the serials u mentioned apart from The Malgudi Days. The other reason may be i was never a TV serial freak except in a period when Sony TV ran the the serials like Bewitched, Three Stooges etc back to back with minimum commercials.
Well when it comes to Doordarshan i can still remember excellent serials like Vyomkesh Bakshi, Tenali Raman's series. Wow those serials still remain my favourites till date. I would love to have DVDs covering series of serials like Vyomkesh Bakshi, Surbhi (another favourite), Akbar Birbal etc.

Hope entertainment industry will come up with these DVD's in the future & i will able to enjoy them with my children.

preposterous girl said...

@ Pushkar
some of the DVDs are available in the leading music stores ,if u want to buy..
Me too remember the sony era, when they dubbed the serials in hindi.Me and my bro used to cut short our play timings to adjust Bewitched and I dream of genie as its timings were I think 5-ish in evenings..
And I had a crush on Vyomkesh Bakshi..He was so intelligent :P Those days when someone asked me "wht will u do when u grow up?"
I always replied "I'll assist Vyomkesh Bakshi" lol

Blue Panther said...

Yeah, Mitti ke Rang was a good serial. Some of the stories were really touching.

One of the old serials that I used to love watching was "Vyomkesh Bakshi"

I recently saw some of the old episodes on CD...Memories came flooding back!

preposterous girl said...

@bluepanther..
thanks 4 dropping by :)

Nishchaya said...

First time here, reached here through indiblogger.

Well, I do remember this particular episode. Nobody, except the janta that grew up in that DD era (when this cable sin was not there) would be able to feel this. Indeed a masterpiece!

preposterous girl said...

@ Nischaya
thnx 4 dropping by..I htink u r totally totally right in calling Satellite TV a sin..
I definitely second u on that!

Hemal Shah said...

I remember this serial and believe it or not, me and my office friend were only discussing this 4 days back!!!

we also recollected the noon time serials Itihias, Waqt, the Multi Lingual song "Mile Sur Mera Tumhara", the Mowgli, The Knight Rider that used to come in the night at 9pm.

Then there was Byomkesh Bakshi, the story which can now be found on YouTube. You can navigate it from here on to see the complete series...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yleUyg6m1jU

Hemal said...

Then there was Bharat ek khoj, Karamchand, Neem ka ped, Nukkad, Junoon etc. were such amazing sitcoms!

Hemal Shah said...

Mitti Ke Rang episodes

http://television.aol.com/show/mitti-ke-rang/1239555/episodes

I hope you find it here, coz I was not able to see it since dont have flash on my office comp.

mayank painuly said...

Hi.. I think the changing face of the television purely reflects the changing times.

Yes, Mitti ke rang, buniyaad, hum log were classics! No denying this fact-but one needs to keep in mind the socio-economic factors governing life at that point of time.

We have good content even today. And the reason why the sleeveless blouse clad vamps were successful and ruled the television space for 8 years was because people used to watch them!!

It's a classic case of coming of age of the broadcast platform.

If you watch any of the old serials like hum log, dekh bhai dekh, the initial euphoria might not last for more than two/three episodes..

preposterous girl said...

Hi Mayank..
First of all welcome to my blog..
But I beg to differ here..I cant see much of content in today's television scenario.Plz let me knw if I'm missing something..
And dnt knw abt others but for me all the episodes of hum log,dekh bhai dekh etc are equally entertaining..i never get bored of those episodes..

Anonymous said...

Hi

This is one of the great serial I ever seen. I still remeber two of them. The one where old child servant says "Aap ne to kuch salary diye, pahle malik ne kuch nhi nahin diye". and the title ong is classic. By the way I am searching for the song for quite some time. Do you have and link or url to find the song.

thanks
Julu

Navjot said...

Hi

I used to love this serial and 'Duniya badal gayi' song when i was a kid. I am looking for this serial online from long time but never got any info.
Thanks to this blog...At least i could hear anything about my fav serial:)....
I checked the link provided above
http://television.aol.com/show/mitti-ke-rang/1239555/episodes but episodes are not present. Please Provide info from where i can watch or download this serial.

Venu !! ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಹುಡುಗ !! said...

Nice one.. Thanks for refreshing our memories...


http://www.ndtv.com/news/photos/album-details.php?albumPage=1&id=7164&Album=PHOTO_GALLERY&AlbumTitle=TV+serials+we+miss

Venu !! ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಹುಡುಗ !! said...

Nice one.. Thanks for refreshing our memories...


http://www.ndtv.com/news/photos/album-details.php?albumPage=1&id=7164&Album=PHOTO_GALLERY&AlbumTitle=TV+serials+we+miss

Siddharth said...

As I recall.. this was among the amazing episodes.. which did touched the hearts of viewer.. As name said Meeti ke Rang.. Was split of small stories.. With a message conveying at last..

Vicky said...

Im feeling soooo amazing knowing that Im not the only one in the entire world to feel sooo nostalgic about those good old Doordarshan days...one of our teacher in my secondary school, Dasare Sir acted in one episode of Mitti Ke Rang...He had that Munimji's role in which the young girl is learning classical dance...I dont remember all of the episode now, but certainly it was best of the packs...

Nyhow, u can find the DvDs in Doordarshan delhi or mumbai studios...

do keep writing about those serials, especially the ones like - Mr. and Mrs. Wagle, Mr. Yogi, Guntur ki kathayein(or Amarawati Ki Kathayein), Neem Ka Ped, and also some old commercials...

Thank you very much for ur post.

:)))

ravi said...

Hi, this is really very nice to remember those golden days in such a good way. thanks preposterous girl!Today in the era of so many things to enjoy, we still feel something is 'missing'. So, preposterous girl rightly wished to live that time again. Although, TV gives so many serials today but the quality & creativity is absolutely missing. Today, which serial is not related to Saas-Bahu drama or unrealistic methods adopted to allure more n more viewers? NONE. So, thanks again preposterous girl! for reminding that real TIME.

Himanshu Sinha said...

It was a great episode, t was hardly 5-6 year old at that time but still that poor boy image fixed in my mind,if this was the same story or another one in which there was a boy who used to show some magic and sing"pate ki bhukh buri hai bhaiya, kaise tumhe samjhaon.......chota jadugar kehlaoon , mein chota jadugar kehlaon.

Anonymous said...

Bachpan tera ho ya teri javani
Mitti na mage teri kahani
harpal rahe tere sang
Mitti ke rang... mitti ke rang

yes, I watched it as a child and I loved it.

Animesh said...

i was very young.. around 5-6yrs only ..
but i dont know what came to my mind today and i wrote "doordarshan steal spoons" on google. Very happy to find this page. This episode had gr8 impact on my mind at that time.

Thanks for this memory

Sapien said...

Hi, Thanks a lot for posting, however by any chance do you know the serial's name, where son of deceased post man starts distributing his letters after 3-4 years after postman dies. And each letter distributed lead to a new story. two of which I remember is , A family with 2 son, where letter is received by the elder son, letter was by a maid, who says she will come and get his child. Now son's are confused as to who is the son of the maid. And why did their parents lied it to them. Then they lately discovers that, she already took back her son long back :). If you know the name of the serial do share @ shutter.duniya@gmail.com www.shutterduniya.com

gopal said...

I remember watching this particular segment of "Mitti kay Rang" on Doordarshan with my parents when i was a kid. These TV shows used to be very much realistic and used to portray the real face of our society unlike the garbage which is currently being dished out in the TV serials today.

Yuvaraj Bhosale said...

I have recently started reading bolgs and to my surprise I was just remembering this song Mitti ke Rang. Typed in google and here's the 1st link. What a way to go back and enjoy all the memories of the old serials. It was nice to read other people comments as well.

Keep posting such blogs

Anonymous said...

i think we are not here to see your foot in the pic..idiot girl..change the pic

Anonymous said...

Sakshi said

Yes I do remember that particular episode.. It got tears in my eyes evn now. As I kid I recall getting very very emotional seeing that part it had something to do with that kids taviz as well.. So meaningful n realistic..nw the loud makeups n glamsham has taken ovr everything.. I wish I ws a kid whr thr we're no channel options to surf n njoyed whatevr ws played..

Anonymous said...

Sakshi said

Yes I do remember that particular episode.. It got tears in my eyes evn now. As I kid I recall getting very very emotional seeing that part it had something to do with that kids taviz as well.. So meaningful n realistic..nw the loud makeups n glamsham has taken ovr everything.. I wish I ws a kid whr thr we're no channel options to surf n njoyed whatevr ws played..

Anonymous said...

Yes I do remember that particular episode.. It got tears in my eyes evn now. As I kid I recall getting very very emotional seeing that part it had something to do with that kids taviz as well.. So meaningful n realistic..nw the loud makeups n glamsham has taken ovr everything.. I wish I ws a kid whr thr we're no channel options to surf n njoyed whatevr ws played..

Anonymous said...

I AM VERY FOND OF WATCHING OLD DOORDARSHAN SERIALS,
IS THERE ANYWAY WHERE I CAN GET TO SEE "MITTI KE RANG" SERIAL..
I KEEP ON SEARCHING ...

jivan said...

hi if u find the title track of "mitti ke rang" n the national integrity song picturized on the kalapani, i.e.sarforoshi ki tamanna ab humare dil me he thn plz send the link or upload it on youtube n share the link.plz plz....

Ankit Srivastava said...

oh gal, dis is 1 of the best episodes from MITTI KE RANG, sumtyms in this busy n selfish life of mumbai when u dont hav tym even for urself, i find myself humming d tune "duniya badal gayi, insaan badal gaye, badle nai to ye mitti ke rang :)" i did d same thing today, sitting in my cubicle, started humming d song, thot of googling it n here i am :)...
surely 1 of d best nyts of m9 :)
tc hav fun

Ankit Srivastava said...

forgot to mention thnx for reminding me dis sweet story :)

Gaurav said...

awesumness... i want to knw if sum1 has all episodes of mitti ke rang...i really thnkful to him/her..please i dying wid searching...
m missin it..please share...m kinda dispo for it..:P:D

Gaurav said...

oooppss i forget my id...
mynameismamtani@gmail.com
reply me ASAP.

Vikings said...

Thanks mam for posting this...I just loved it....I alwayz enjoyed watching DD even now DD Bahrati telecasts Bharat ek Khoj and few others...
I was going through same nostalgia few years back and wrote this blog..plz read at

http://vikashkumarjikefunde.blogspot.com/2009/12/suggest-me-suitable-title.html

You know why these serials were so good because they were directed by likes of Jyoti Swarup, Basu bhattacharya to name few....

School Days is one serial which is missing in the thread discussed above :):)

Mihir Ranjan said...

Mitti Ke Rang was (or should I say is and will be) one of the best TV shows on earth. Absolutely no denying of the fact. All the characters and the stories touched every heart and mind. All are moved by the characters and the portrayals.

Also, this serial (like many other DD serials of the late 1980s and early 1990s) had characters which were very close to the nature and all the episodes essentially showed the people, socitey, culture, everyday life, emotions, sentiments and the very essence of India itself which in turn were portrayed by strong, powerful yet simple and innocent performance by those days actors.

Those old days will never come back. I was born in 1982 and all I could say is: all these DD programs and serials between 1987-1995) are just like an integral part of my life (and our lives) till my death and I am afraid this legacy might die (Hope it does not)after our generation.

Because you know, there is such a huge difference between those days and the present days phenomena( in terms of people, society, education, families, friends, TV series, lifestyle, perceptions and other aspects of life)

Love to all of the friends who posted above :)

Mihir Ranjan said...

Mitti Ke Rang was (or should I say is and will be) one of the best TV shows on earth. Absolutely no denying of the fact. All the characters and the stories touched every heart and mind. All are moved by the characters and the portrayals.

Also, this serial (like many other DD serials of the late 1980s and early 1990s) had characters which were very close to the nature and all the episodes essentially showed the people, socitey, culture, everyday life, emotions, sentiments and the very essence of India itself which in turn were portrayed by strong, powerful yet simple and innocent performance by those days actors.

Those old days will never come back. I was born in 1982 and all I could say is: all these DD programs and serials between 1987-1995) are just like an integral part of my life (and our lives) till my death and I am afraid this legacy might die (Hope it does not)after our generation.

Because you know, there is such a huge difference between those days and the present days phenomena( in terms of people, society, education, families, friends, TV series, lifestyle, perceptions and other aspects of life)

Love to all of the friends who posted above :)

Sangram said...

Was searching for info on Seahawks and came onto this blog. Brought back the golden memories of DD. I vividly remember this episode of Mitti ke rang. One actually felt very sorry for the lonely boy. The episode also showed him in happier times when his father would make him exercise. Would like to know the various blogs specifically dedicated to DD shows.

SSK said...

Very vividly remember this episode of Mitti ke rang. The portrayal of the sheer hopelessness of the boy's condition made me cry. Would like info on blogs dedicated to DD shows.

maheshdoijode said...

Good to read & u too like the Mitti Ke Rang, i too was searching for the same and Google it directed me to Ur blog..... :) Thanks do u have a video like of same , then share it. Thanks Maddy

Parth said...

Hi all. I hav such fond memories of those times. I can ruminate about dem for hours. My mummy, my papa, & me - we all used to relax & see these serials. I guess, more than the serials, it's the memories of those times attached to these serials that make us so nostalgic. A phase of life, pure gold, gone by.

kuldip said...

yes...................
the old days of doordarshan era are landmarks in indian television industry.

take a snap of my FB page and like it.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Time-Hits/288351291257041

Pawan Kumar said...

This serial, specially this very much episode (of boy whose parents are now dead, and he is all alone in the world!)have always been into my memories and in my mind. I have also been living without my parents since my very much early ages..thats the reason I always saw myself in him...
You know what..reading the episode again in your worlds made me real cry and made my eyes wet..what a way you have written his pain ...I wish I could go back into serial, meet him and say something to him to lesser down his pain...I really loved this serial - "Mitti Ke Rang"

Anonymous said...

This is amazing .. similar feelings i had for Mitti ke rang show

teju said...

Excellent blog...same feelings I have when watch something from this era....simple stories but close to heart....i really need these episodes...if someone has pls send me the link....
@ P girl..keep up the good work

Parijat said...

Nice one.. I'd also like to mention another serial with similar short stories like Mitti Ke Rang.. "Afsaane".. about a guy who finds out his postman uncle hasn't delivered letters for a long time.. he takes it upon himself to deliver them.. and the chaos this causes when letters get delivered 10 years after they were written. Each episode is about a new letter. For the days when letter writing was the only form of communication, this serial made a big handicap well felt.

Bano said...

There were other programs as well along with these, like chutti chutti, alif-laila, raja aur rancho, tehkikat, etc...

Vijendra Singh said...

amzing....i almost lost in remembrance of those days..:) thanks alot

Aniruddh Datar said...

Hey hi,

Your blogs rejuvenated my childhood memories. I am seeking for title songs of "Mitti ke rang". :(

it's not available sadly.