New Delhi : India TV the Hindi news channel is airing the Television Series “Tamas” (means Darkness) which was created in the back drop of Partition of India in the year 1947. The timing of commencement of “Tamas” on India TV matches with the occasion of Independence day on 15th August.
The Serial “Tamas” is about the exodus of a Sikh and Hindu families to India, in the backdrop of riot-stricken Pakistan, at the time of Partition of India in 1947. It shows a gruesome side of politics and the compassionate side of humanity that survives any carnage.
The Serial “Tamas” is a controversial television serial directed by Govind Nihalani, based on the Hindi novel of the same name written by Bhisham Sahni (1974), which won the author the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1975. Om Puri, Bhisham Sahni, Amrish Puri, Ila Arun, Surekha Sikri, Uttara Baoka and Deepa Sahi are the lead artist in the series.
The channel will air the Curtain Raiser of the series on 14th August, 2014 at 10:30 pm followed by the 1st Episode on 15th August at 10:30 PM the same will be repeated on 17th August, 2014 at 7.00 pm and from there on the same will be aired every Friday at 7.00 PM and repeat telecast on consecutive Sunday in Hindi Language.
“Tamas” is a series of 8 episodes of each one hour and apparently will be aired in India TV for a period of 8 weeks. The show was first shown on India’s national broadcaster Doordarshan as a mini-series and later as single run as a 4 hour long feature film. It was also shown on History TV18 as a series in the month of August 2013. The series was created in the year 1987.
The series has own National Award for Best Music, National Award for Best Supporting Actress and Nargis Dutt Award for the Best Film on National Integration.