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Munshi (TV show)

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Directed by  Anil Banerjee
Original language(s)  Malayalam
First episode date  September 2000
Country of origin  India
Original release  September 2000
Language  Malayalam
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Munshi is a Malayalam-language political and social satire television programme on the Malayalam news channel Asianet News. The show is directed by Anil Banerjee; it has aired continuously since September 2000. As of 1st January, 2017 it has completed over 5859 episodes.

Contents

Although the original idea during the show's inception was "giving a visualised treatment to pocket cartoons", after about 300 episodes, it "deviate[d] to the path of politics".

List of characters

Characters are sketched such that they come from a widely different backgrounds, with different political and religious outlooks. It sets a secular atmosphere in the show.

  • Munshi - the khadi-clad central character
  • School student - seen with a Pazhampori in his hand
  • Kariyachan - seen with neck brace
  • Panicker - always wearing formals
  • Motta - carrying a rooster in his hands
  • Hajiyar - carries an umbrella
  • Thirumeni - a Hindu priest
  • Sakhavu - a comrade who addresses everyone else as 'Sakhavu'
  • President
  • Format

    Each episode takes up a social or political topic that is part of the current affairs. The characters, who belong to different socio-political backgrounds, narrates their opinion on the issue. The three-to-five minute strip ends with Munshi stating his view on the topic, often with a quirky proverb or pithy quote. The Munshi never takes part in others' discussion, his sole role is in delivering the final comment. The show begins and ends with a rooster's cock-a-doodle-do sound.

    Cast and crew

  • Munshi was initially played by KP Sivasankara Kurup for the first 10 years of the show. He was later removed from the cast when he joined politics. [4] He was replaced by Achuthath Vasudevan Krishnan Moosad. [5]for the first 10 years of the show. He was later removed from the cast when he joined politics. He was replaced by Achuthath Vasudevan Krishnan Moosad.
  • School student - Shreeju Nedumangad
  • Kariyachan - Ayyappan
  • Panicker - Sreekumar
  • Hajiyar - Rajendran
  • Sakhavu - Madhu Pulavettam
  • Motta - Hari
  • Cameraman - Ajai Kumar G R
  • References

    Munshi (TV show) Wikipedia