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TNS the great visits us!

17th October, 2006

Seetharam Gouribidanur (popularly known as TN Seetharam or TNS) has been the first and foremost of directors, who has attracted the urbanite kannadiga to the small screen, who, till then used to avoid watching kannada television. I am perhaps being critical about this, but, it is true.

His serials (Mayamruga, Manvantara, & Mukta) have dealt with issues which have very much been affecting the life of the common man a.k.a the ‘Great Indian Middle Class’. These serials have been able to appeal to the urban populace to look at different situations in life with a positive perspective. Personally, I feel TNS’s greatest success has been in portraying some of the most controversial issues of our times. By controverial, I do not point to any of the multi-million-rupee scams and scandals that have plagued our country, but it is about those smaller issues and mishappenings that go unnoticed due to lobbies, and media-coverups. It is actually these issues that affect our day-today lives more!

Beyond his enormous talent in direction, TNS is also an excellent actor, who has been the favourite star in his serials (by public opinion), portraying the role of a brilliant lawyer. Apart from his diligent way of dealing with hostile witnesses in the courtroom, I am a great fan of the style in which way he scolds his clients!

It was a pleasure to know that this great visionary of Karnataka’s small screen is a very close friend of one of our neighbours, Mr Chandrashekhar. We got the opportunity to meet TNS, that too at our place! We had a very lively conversation with this very down-to-earth person, including getting a clarification, that he does not scold his family members in real life in the same way as he does to the characters on small screen! 😉

Some photos …

A very humble attempt to honour such a great person!

Senior citizen fans - GSI and GSR

(L to R) tata, TNS, myself, pati, and amma

(L to R) tata, myself (sitting), TNS, ayya, amma, Srinath H, and pati

in conversation ...

his authoritative style!

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