Khuda Ki Basti (serial)
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Khuda Ki Basti (Urdu: خدا کی بستی) a serial produced by Pakistan Television in 1969 and 1974 based on the novel Khuda Ki Basti by Shaukat Siddiqui. It made records of popularity and TRPs in Pakistan.
First production in 1969
Initially, Khuda Ki Basti was produced in November 1969 by Pakistan Television producer Ishrat Ansari and some by Rasheed Umar Thanvi at Karachi TV — that small and historical studio “A” which still stands galore at the center. There was an advisory committee of Pakistan Television comprising a panel of famous intellectuals: Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Jamiluddin Aali besides Shaukat Siddiqui to ensure the perfection of the adaptation of the novel into drama.
Second production in 1974
In 1974, Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto directed re-telecast of Khuda Ki Basti as it was Bhutto’s favorite serial and mass appeal and message. But the Pakistan Television had problems as the video tape recordings of KKB on spool in 1969 had long been erased due to their scarcity and re-recording of other programs. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto insisted that the serial must be re-telecast even if fresh recording is essential hence the entire cast.
The 1974 version of re-recorded Khuda Ki Basti was 50-minute episodes which lasted 13 weeks and created the same impact that the 1969 version did. It was Khuda Ki Basti and nothing for the viewers. Bakhtiar and Qasim Jalali did a fine job. This time the entire serial has been well maintained by Pakistan Television with a repeat telecast in 1990 which termed the adaptation of Shaukat Siddiqui’s novel Khuda Ki Basti as “Mother of All Serials” at Pakistan Television Corporation.
- Khuda Ki Basti (Karachi) a neighborhood of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
- Khuda Ki Basti (novel) a novel by Shaukat Siddiqui
- Khuda Ki Basti (film)