ready to watch legendary R K Laxman's cartoons turn into a daily sitcom
as Hats Off Productions and Dharmesh Mehta come together and produce R K Laxman ki Duniya.
The show which will air from November 28 is based on the cartoons of R K
Laxman and will depict the story of a common man who faces the troubles
of everyday life in a light hearted manner.
The show is a
tribute to the cartoonist whose work has always touched topics like
politics and bureaucracy and represents the face of the Indian middle
class. J D Majethia, known for creating shows which use humour to talk
about simple topics, plans to do the same here. When asked about how he
plans to take on the responsibility of adapting Laxman's cartoons he
said, "We decided to make a show on Laxmanji's work but found it very
difficult to adapt it to everyday life. We worked on the philosophy of
each cartoon and from there presented our interpretation on it. So every
show will feature his cartoon in the start and the story will be based
on that. And to make it relatable to our audience the show will focus on
problems that the common man faces now. There are some issues which
haven't changed since Laxmanji's time. Other than these we will also
focus on entertaining our audience because we can't talk about political
or social issues all the time."
Wagle Ki Duniya, a similar
show, aired a few years ago and each episode was personally narrated by R
K Laxman himself. But both the shows are very different. "Wagle Ki
Duniya was a weekly in which R K Laxmanji himself narrated the script.
Unfortunately we don't have his guidance now but ours being a daily we
have simplified the format. Our show involves a lot of characters since
that is a requirement for a daily show
," JD explains.
There are a lot of other comedy shows right now as well such as Taarak Mehta ka Oolta Chashma
or Lapataganj. "These shows are based on community living and discuss
related problems. Our show talks about the common man and his issues and
how he deals with it. So I don't think comparison between the shows
would occur," he said.
Considering his previous shows have been
hugely successful, we asked him what is he expecting from R K Laxman ki
Duniya. "I am expecting a lot of respect because of his iconic work. I
view this as a big responsibility. I am hoping that we are able to do
justice to it and present it to the audience efficiently," he said.