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Nukkad – The serial dealt with the struggles of the lower income labor class in cities.

Nukkad (Street Corner) was the name of a popular Hindi TV serial that aired on the Indian television channel DD National in 1986–87. It was directed by Kundan Shah and Saeed Akhtar Mirza; it was written by Prabodh Joshi.

The serial dealt with the struggles of lower income people in cities trying to make a living in an increasingly harsh social and economic climate. The premise was that they all work and live together at the local street corner (Nukkad) and every evening they share jokes and sometimes their never-ending troubles and unfulfilled dreams with each other.

It starred Dilip Dhawan, Rama Vij, Pavan Malhotra, Sangeeta Naik, Avtar Gill in lead roles. The serial received tremendous response from the viewers and some of the characters such as Khopdi, Kaderbhai and Ghanshu Bhikari became household names. Nukkadwas one of the three most popular TV serials on Doordarshan in the eighties; the other two being Hum Log and Buniyaad.

The first season of Nukkad aired in 1986–87 had 40 episodes. Each was based on an everyday issue of lower income people and often revolved around one or two specific characters. Some episodes ended on hope and positive consolation while some had a sad but realistic conclusion. The treatment was based on simplicity and reality, making the episodes endearing.

Due to the popularity of this series, the producers re-launched the Nukkad brand in 1993 in a new modern “avatar”. It was titled Naya Nukkad and included the original cast with new characters. Naya Nukkad did not match the popularity of the original Nukkad series.

 

Ref : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nukkad

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