Katha Sagar

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Katha Sagar
Genre Drama/Literature
Directed by Shyam Benegal
Country of origin India
Original language(s) Hindi
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 44[1]
Production
Producer(s) Cinevistaas
Running time 22 minutes
Release
Original network DD National
Picture format 480i
Original release 1986 – 1986

Katha Sagar (translation:"A Sea of Stories") is an Indian television series that aired on DD National in 1986. The series was directed by Shyam Benegal. The series featured a collection of stories by short story writers such as Guy De Maupassant, Rabindranath Tagore, Leo Tolstoy, O. Henry, Anton Chekov etc.[2] The series had different stories in each episode and most of the stories in the series were one-episode long. After many years of it original run, the series was again produced by Prem Krishen Malhotra and Sunil Mehta, founders of "Cinevista Communications Limited".[2]

Plot[edit]

The series included about 37 stories based on different subjects like The Necklace by Guy De Maupassant, The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol, A Cup of Tea by Katherine Mansfield, and Tolstoy's God Sees the Truth, But Waits and Where Love Is, God Is (Patiksha) and many others. Some of the stories were adapted to fit an Indian context but the adaptation embodied the essence of the original story very well.

First Episode - ORIGINAL TITLE : WHERE LOVE IS,GOD IS ADAPTED TITLE : PRATIKSHA AUTHOR : LEO TOLSTOY DIRECTOR : KRISHEN SETHI STAR : Saeed Jaffrey,Jayant Bhatt,Beena,Sulabha Deshpande,Abhi Bhattacharya

Second Episode - ORIGINAL TITLE : THE CLARION CALL ADAPTED TITLE : KARZ AUTHOR : O'HENRY DIRECTOR : KUNDAN SHAH STAR CAST : Deepak kejriwal,Rajendra Gupta,Rama Vij

Third Episode - ORIGINAL TITLE : THREE HOLY MEN ADAPTED TITLE : TEEN SADHU AUTHOR : LEO TOLSTOY DIRECTOR : SATYE BOSE STAR CAST : Satyen Kappu,Anup Kumar,Brahmachari

Fourth Episode - ORIGINAL TITLE : THE LION'S SHARE ADAPTED TITLE : EK BHOOL AUTHOR : ARNOLD BENNET DIRECTOR : KUNDAN SHAH

Fifth Episode - ORIGINAL TITLE : THE FATHER ADAPTED TITLE : SANNATA AUTHOR : GUY DE MAUPASSANT DIRECTOR : VED RAHI

Sixth Episode - ORIGINAL TITLE : LOVE AND BREAD ADAPTED TITLE : ROTI AUR PYAR AUTHOR : AUGUST STRINDBERG DIRECTOR : KUNDAN SHAH

Seventh Episode - ORIGINAL TITLE : THE LAST LEAF ADAPTED TITLE : KALAKRITI AUTHOR : O'HENRY DIRECTOR : SHYAM BENEGAL

Eighth ORIGINAL TITLE : THE GRASSHOPPER ADAPTED TITLE : BAHUT DER KAR DI AUTHOR : ANTON CHEKHOV DIRECTOR : KUNDAN SHAH

Ninth Episode - ORIGINAL TITAL :THE FATHER ADAPTED TITAL : DARD AUTHOR :BJORNSTJERNE LOHNSON DIRECTOR :ANIL GANGULY

Tenth Episode - ORIGINAL TITAL : ON THE JOURNEY ADAPTED : MUSAFIR AUTHOR : GUY DE MAUPASSNT DIRECTOR : KRISHEN SETHI Vachani,Shashi Puri,Sanjana

Eleventh Episode - ORIGINAL TITLE :THE LONG EXILE ADAPTRD TITAL :QAIDI AUTHOR :LEO TOLSTOY DIRECTOR :ANIL GANGULY

Twelfeth Episode - ORIGINAL TITLE :VANAKA ADAPTRD TITAL :NANDU KI CHITTHI AUTHOR :ANTON CHEKHOV DIRECTOR :SHYAM BENEGA

Thirteenth Episode - ORIGINAL TITLE :WARD NO . 6 (In Two Parts) ADAPTED TITLE : WARD NO.6 AUTHOR : ANTON CHEKHOV DIRECTOR : SHYAM BENEGAL

Fourteenth Episode - ORIGINAL TITAL : SIMON'S PAPA ADAPTED TITAL : SAHARA AUTHOR : GUY DE MAUPASSANT DIRECTOR : NARENDRANATH

Fifteenth Episode - ORIGINAL TITLE : THE CRIPPLE ADAPTED TITLE : SUNHERI YAADEIN AUTHOR : GUY DE MAUPASSANT DIRECTOR : KRISHEN SETHI

16 ORIGINAL TITLE : THE LITTLE CASK ADAPTED TITLE : SAUDA AUTHOR : GUY DE MAUPASSANT DIRECTOR : SHYAM BENEGAL

17 ORIGINAL TITLE : HEARTS AND CROSSES ADAPTED TITLE : BHULAVA AUTHOR : O'HENRY DIRECTOR : KUNDAN SHAH

18 ORIGINAL TITLE : THE OPEN WINDOW ADAPTED TITLE : EK KHULA HUA DARWAZA AUTHOR : H.H MUNRO DIRECTOR :SHYAM BENEGAL

19 ORIGINAL TITLE : DUSK ADAPTED TITLE : SABOON KI TIKIYA AUTHOR : H.H MUNRO DIRECTOR : SHYAM BENEGAL

20 ORIGINAL TITLE : A CUP OF TEA ADAPTED TITLE :CHAI KA EK CUP AUTHOR :KATHERINE MANSFIELD DIRECTOR :SHYAM BENEGAL

21 ORIGINAL TITLE : THE STORY OF A FARM GIRL (In Two Parts) ADAPTED TITLE : NAYI FASAL AUTHOR : GUY DE MAUPASSANT DIRECTOR : A.SALAM

22 ORIGINAL TITLE : THE TRIMMED LAMP ADAPTED TITLE : DO RAASTE AUTHOR : RAMESH GUPTA DIRECTOR :RADHA SETH,PALLAVI JOSHI,AJIT VACHANI,LALIT TIWARI,MANGAL STAR CAST : Dhillon,Sanjana

23 ORIGINAL TITLE : CHAMELEON ADAPTED TITLE : GIRGIT AUTHOR : ANTON CHEKHOV DIRECTOR : SHYAM BENEGAL

24 ORIGINAL TITLE : THE INVISIBLE WOUND ADAPTED TITLE : GEHRA ZAKHM AUTHOR : KAROLY KISFALUDI DIRECTOR : KUNDAN SHAH

25 ORIGINAL TITLE : THE ADOPTED SON ADAPTED TITLE : PACHTAVA AUTHOR : GUY DE MAUPASSANT DIRECTOR : KRISHEN SETHI

26 ORIGINAL TITLE : LULU'S TRIUMPH ADAPTED TITLE : TARANNUM AUTHOR : MATILDA SERRAO DIRECTOR : KRISHEN SETHI

27 ORIGINAL TITLE : HOW MUCH LAND DOES A MAN NEED (Parts one) ADAPTED TITLE : ZAMEEN AUTHOR : LEO TOLSTOY DIRECTOR : KRISHEN SETHI

28 ORIGINAL TITLE : SQUARING THE CIRCLE ADAPTED TITLE : DUSHMAN AUTHOR : O'HENRY DIRECTOR : KUNDAN SHAH

29 ORIGINAL TITLE : THE GIRL WHO CHANGED HER MIND (Parts One) ADAPTED TITLE : WOH EK LADKI AUTHOR : BALDERE DIRECTOR : ANIL GANGULY

30 ORIGINAL TITLE : A SERVICE OF LOVE ADAPTED TITLE : CHAHAT AUTHOR : O'HENRY DIRECTOR : SHYAM BENEGAL

31 ORIGINAL TITLE : THE OVERCOAT (In Two Parts) ADAPTED TITLE : NAYI SHERWANI AUTHOR : GOGOL DIRECTOR : SHYAM BENEGAL

32 ORIGINAL TITLE : THE INN ADAPTED TITLE :ANJAM AUTHOR : IVAN TURGNEV DIRECTOR : RAMESH GUPTA

33 ORIGINAL TITLE : THE DEBT ADAPTED TITLE : DO TASVEEREIN AUTHOR : GUY DE MAUPASSANT DIRECTOR : A.SALAM

34 ORIGINAL TITLE : THE FURY ADAPTED TITLE : MARIA AUTHOR : PAUL HEYSE DIRECTOR : KUNDAN SHAH

35 ORIGINAL TITLE : THE GODSON ADAPTED TITLE : PARVARISH AUTHOR : LEO TOLSTOY DIRECTOR : KRISHEN SETHI

36 ORIGINAL TITLE : THE MARQUITS DE FUMEROL ADAPTED TITLE : ZAMANA AUTHOR : GUY DE MAUPASSANT DIRECTOR : A.SALAM

Cast and Crew[edit]

The series featured some of the best actors of Indian TV & cinema at that time like :-

Directors

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cinevistaas - Library of Programmes". Cinevistaas.
  2. ^ a b "There is lot of confsuion." Indian Express. 11 August 2003.

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