Bible Ki Kahaniya

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Bible Ki Kahaniya
Created byNavodaya Appachan
Directed by
Creative director(s)Jijo Punnoose
StarringBible Ki Kahaniya#Cast
Opening theme"Ashko se Jisne sinche zamin" by Karthik Raja
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindustani
Production
Producer(s)Jose Punnose
Running timeapproximately 50 minutes
Release
Original networkDD National
Original release20 December 1992 (1992-12-20)

Bible Ki Kahaniya (English: Stories from the Bible) is an Indian Hindustani language television program based upon scriptures from the Bible. The production aspired to complete both Old Testament and New Testament narrative of the Bible but was later discontinued. It was produced by Navodaya Appachan and was broadcast on DD National

Cast[edit]

Background and production[edit]

Jijo, the series' Creative director, based his chief reference point on novelist James Michener's The Source, a book that talks about the pains and passions of the people in Biblical times.[1][2] The characters were played by some of the important actors from Bollywood.[3]

Music[edit]

The title song by music director Karthik Raja was based on biblical Psalms 116 with revised lyrics written in Urdu by Kaifi Azmi.

Release[edit]

The first Episode "Adam and Eve" aired on 20 December 1992 on DD National. DD stopped the broadcast abruptly because there was fear of communal tension due to certain episodes, in view of threats from certain Kashmiri militants who had objections with portrayal of Islamic prophets on screen and hostility from radical Hindu elements.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cscsarchive.org:8081/MediaArchive/essays.nsf/%28docid%29/ED38A5B9DEBCD505E5256C4A005F72EF
  2. ^ "TV serial 'Bible Ki Kahaniyan' emphasises more on authenticity than spectacle". 15 January 1993. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.indianexpress.com/news/indian-television-has-a-long-way-to-go-kabi/711325/
  4. ^ "More mythology on DD's Sunday slot". Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.

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