Samvidhaan

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Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India
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Genre Documentary
Created by Rajya Sabha TV
Written by Shama Zaidi and Atul Tiwari
Directed by Shyam Benegal
Starring Dalip Tahilramani
Sachin Khedekar
Suzanne Bernert
Divya Dutta
Rajit Kapur
Tom Alter
Narrated by Swara Bhaskar
Original language(s) Hindi, English
No. of episodes 10
Production
Producer(s) For Rajya Sabha TV by Shyam Benegal Sahyadri Films
Cinematography Akashdeep Pandey
Running time 52 minutes
Broadcast
Original run 2 March 2014 (2014-03-02) – 4 May 2014 (2014-05-04)

Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India is a ten-part television mini-series based on the making of the Indian Constitution, directed by Shyam Benegal. The show premiered on 2 March 2014 on Rajya Sabha TV, with an episode scheduled to air every Sunday morning.[1][2][3] The series can be viewed on YouTube on Rajya Sabha TV's channel.

Making[edit]

Shama Zaidi and Atul Tiwari are writers of the series.[4][5][6] Zaidi said that it took her six months to write the script. The material came from debates, committee meetings and biographies of Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi. Many of the famous speeches of India's freedom fighters figure in the series.[7] Swara Bhaskar has hosted and narrated the show.[8][9][10][11] The series was shot in Film City, Mumbai and recreates the debates that took place before the drafting of the Constitution of India. Dayal Nihalani is the associate director of the mini-series. For the series, a replica of the Central Hall of Parliament during the time of the Constituent Assembly was set up.[7]

The first look of Samvidhaan was unveiled on 24 September 2013.[12] The first look was officially launched on 20 February 2014, the pen-ultimate day of 15th Lok Sabha by President Pranab Mukherjee in Parliament House, New Delhi.[13][14] Music is composed by Shantanu Moitra.

Episodes[edit]

Episode No. Episode Name
1 The First Step: Cabinet Mission To Objectives Resolution
2 Independence: A Divided Legacy
3 Independent India: Righting Fundamental Wrongs with Fundamental Rights
4 People's Rights, Principles of Governance and Duties
5 Strengthening The Weak: Minority, Women and Backward Rights
6 Whose Land Is It?: Land Reforms And Acquisition
7 Link Language: Hindi Or Hindustani?
8 Federalism: Linking The States And The Centre
9 Three Pillars: Executive, Legislature, Judiciary
10 From Preamble to the Final Draft and beyond

Cast[edit]

Screening[edit]

The series will be teleacasted on Rajya Sabha TV beginning 2 March 2014 at 10 AM (with repeats at 1PM & 10PM) every Sunday.[17][18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Samvidhaan: Shyam Benegal's TV series on Indian constitution". Ibnlive.in.com. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Shyam Benegal: Samvidhaan not just for present generation | NDTV Movies.com". Movies.ndtv.com. 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  3. ^ Jan 29, 2014 - Pramita Bose (2014-01-29). "Benegal’s magic all set to mesmerise audience on TV". The Asian Age. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  4. ^ "Making Samvidhaan wasn't easy: Shyam Benegal". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  5. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news-interviews/My-dream-is-to-write-a-film-on-Lucknow-Atul-Tiwari/articleshow/28622194.cms
  6. ^ a b "'Samvidhaan' not just for present generation: Shyam Benegal". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2014-01-11. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  7. ^ a b "The making of the making of the Constitution". The Telegraph. 20 October 2013. Archived from the original on 20 May 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Swara Bhaskar anchors Shyam Benegal's Samvidhaan". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  9. ^ Swara Bhaskar and Shyam Benegal on sets of Samvidhaan
  10. ^ The Critic has posted comments on this Movie. "Anchoring 'Samvidhan' makes Swara proud to be Indian". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  11. ^ "Samvidhaan shot within the Parliament of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  12. ^ "Samvidhaan: Shyam Benegal's TV series on Indian constitution". Mumbai Mirror. 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  13. ^ "Hon'ble President Pranab Mukherjee to launch serial Samvidhaan". Indiatvnews.com. 2014-02-18. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  14. ^ To be felicitated by Prime Minister was a cherished moment: Divya Dutta
  15. ^ "Felicitation by PM makes Divya Dutta happy". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  16. ^ Sangeetha Devi Dundoo (2013-08-03). "The monk and the producer". The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  17. ^ The Critic has posted comments on this Movie. "Suzanne Bernert & Narendra Jha in Samvidhaan". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  18. ^ "I am a great supporter of gay rights: Shyam Benegal". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2014-01-28. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 

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