RK Laxman Ki Duniya


Concept

The uncommon creator of that common man who represents the mute millions of this country and R.K. Laxman is a cartoonist, illustrator, and a brilliant humorist. Calling him the Shakespeare of Indian cartooning, wouldn't be overstating it. He is widely regarded as India's greatest-ever cartoonist and is best known for his creation The Common Man. Laxman's style is instantly recognisable to the entire nation - spanning across generations, and no other character is as familiar as that of Laxman's Common Man. He has to created this mythical individual in a striped coat, with a bushy moustache, a bald head with a white wisp of hair at the back, a bulbous nose on which perched a pair of glasses, and thick black eyebrows permanently raised, expressing bewilderment. Proposed TV Series would be based on books and works of R.K. Laxman. The episodes and incidents would be involve happenings in the life of The Common Man as depicted by Laxman over the years. This TV Series would focus on the character of Common Man. This character has been hugely successful because it represents us - Indians. We can identify the Common Man with all the people we come across during a day - he can be our Doodhwala, Next door neighbour, Traffic Police, Fruit Vendor, Baniya, Office collegue, School Teacher...he can be absolutely anyone.


Over more than half a century, Common man has been the voice of India. The common man is a silent spectator of marching time. Common Man, confronts India's latest heartbreak with a kind of wry resignation. Meek and silent , he's a witness to everything: scheming politicians, gossiping housewives and rapacious bureaucrats. Through the stories and incidents of The Common Man - this TV Series will try to depict our happiness and sorrows and our indifference towards things going around us. This common man will voyage through life with quiet amusement, looking at the ironies, paradoxes and contradictions in the human situation. This series will have the key characteristics of R. K. Laxman's works. It will have drama frozen at a crucial moment with something before and something after it. It will put viewers on the spot. They will feel the whole ambience. The common man is helpless in his country, he chokes with frustrations and fury. This series will try and convert this rage into humour. What characterizes the Common Man? Irreverence, a sense of fun and deep human irony. Along with all the fun, frolic and humour - this TV Series will try to touch the emotional chord of our lives. From-very common things and events that happend to very common people - it will create some special moments which will be etched in everyone's memories.


Cast
Krishnakant Vasavda Deepak Ghiwala
Bhavesh Vasavda Atul Parchure
Bhavana Vasavada Vandana Pathak
Ambika Vasavda Hemali Joshi
Piyush Vasavda Krishna
Priyamvada Vasavda Shruti Rawat
Lata Vasavda Nupur Bhatt
Aasha Vasavda Afsha
Kaveri Kulkarni (ajji) Nayana Aapte
Ramesh Kulkarni Vinay Edekar
Neena Kulkarni Radhika Vidyasagar
Sachin Kulkarni Hardik Sangani
L.C.D. Kuttie Mahesh Kokate
Rajni amma Gulfaam Khan
DVD Kuttie Mahesh Kokate
Mamu T. Sanjay Wadekar
Dulari Ashlesha Singh
Jagat Mama Rakesh Bedi

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