Based on the works of R.K. Narayan, Malgudi Days chronicles the lives of people living in the fictitious town of Malgudi.








Series cast summary:
Master Manjunath ...  W. S. Swaminathan 'Swami' 9 episodes, 1987
Girish Karnad ...  W. T. Srinivasan (Swami's father) 9 episodes, 1987
Vaishali Kasaravalli Vaishali Kasaravalli ...  Swami's Mother 9 episodes, 1987
Raghuram Sitaram Raghuram Sitaram ...  Mani 9 episodes, 1987
Rohit Srinath Rohit Srinath ...  Rajam 9 episodes, 1987
Suhashini Adarkar Suhashini Adarkar ...  Swami's Grandmother 7 episodes, 1987
Judith Roby Bidappa Judith Roby Bidappa ...  Grace 5 episodes, 1987
Chetan Chetan ...  Somashekar 'Somu' 5 episodes, 1987
Jayashree B. Jayashree B. ...  Swami's Grandmother 3 episodes, 1987


Malgudi - a fictitious small town in south India is typical of any small town or village, habituated by timeless characters who could be living anywhere in the world. They are simple folk, dealing with lives in a uniquely engaging, humorous and humane manner. Famous Indian novelist R.K.Narayan, drew on his observance of human life to create the magic of Malgudi Days. Directed by the late Kannada actor and director, Shankar Nag in 1987, the famous television series was shot entirely near Agumbe in Shimoga District, Karnataka. The sketches for the serial were done by Narayan's brother and acclaimed cartoonist, R.K.Laxman.

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Based on collection of short stories named Malgudi Days by R.K.Narayan published in 1943. See more »


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Never before seen saga of life in a village
4 September 2007 | by sukal123See all my reviews

Dear Friends, This is truly a masterpiece of the TV days when there was only one channel ,namely, Doordarshan. I still remember the Wednesdays when there also used to be Chitrahaar another major attraction on that day. It was a visual treat for children and elders alike. The only one of its type to hold appeal for both children and adults. This TV masterpiece would only be equalled in its popularity by other greats like Mahabarta.It is still remembered to this day because of its lilting music which when I remember those days I can vividly recall the tune. It was a visual delight because it transformed you into a totally different world which you believed really existed. To top it all, there were some characters like the grocer, his servant, the snake-charmer, and of course Swami who looked real people. That was the beauty of this truly classic TV series.

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18 March 1987 (India) See more »

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