<--Added on 8/22/08 for migration to TPB -->
Images from Malgudi Days(DVD)
It was around the August of 1986 that Doordarshan started telecasting Malgudi Days - whose stories were taken from Narayan's book with the same title. Every Sunday, The Hindu
used to feature in advance the story
slated for the week. It's been a while since the DVD of those episodes have hit the market.
Short story list:
1. A Hero 2. A Horse And Two Goats 3. The Missing Mail 4. The Hoard 5. Cat Within 6. Leela's Friend 7. Old man and the temple 8. The Watchman 9. A Willing Slave 10. Roman Image 11. Sweets for angels 12. Seventh House 13. Nithya
Anyone who has watched the serial or the subsequent telecasts of Narayan's novels (Swami and Friends, The Vendor of Sweets
) won't need a review. Anyway, a few snippets from the DVD:
Siddha not only ends up as Man Friday of the home but also Leela's playmate - scenes from Leela's Friend
Left: Das narrates the story of the priest's death to the Talkative Man in the ruined temple Right: 'Krishna Bhattar, Krishna Bhattar!
' calls out the Talkative Man but Das does not respond. (From Old man and the temple)
Left: Lakshmi declares she is going to become a doctor. Right: Lakshmi signals to her husband and walks away, not recognising the old watchman who talked her out of suicide a few years ago. Yet another melancholic conclusion by Narayan the extreme sadist. (From The Watchman)
As mentioned in an earlier post, the DVD can be purchased online, it is available in Netflix as well.Update
:The Malgudi Days website has the complete list of stories, with gist and snaps. Now I recollect that the first run of 13 episodes was in '86, 'Swami and Friends' was from Aug-Oct '87 and a third batch of stories came in summer of '88 or '89. The Vendor of Sweets was featured in Home TV or Sony in 1999.
Links to the episode synopses: