SAB’s latest offering “Lapataganj” is inspired from the writings of Shri Sharad Joshi-who was an eminent Hindi satirist. The show premiers on Monday, 26th October and will be aired Monday-Thursday at 10.00 pm on SAB
“Lapataganj” is a village in some part of India which has been long forgotten by the system. The protagonist Mukundi Lal Gupta stays in Lapataganj with his wife Indumati and son Chukandi. Forever smiling seems to have become a habit for him. Mishri Bua- the agony aunt of Lapatagunj lives with her pretty daughter Surili, who is dumb. Biji Pandey’s real name is Pappu Pandey but since he is always busy, he has been renamed as Biji Pandey by the villagers. Kachua chacha is slow like a kachua (tortoise) and as thick skinned too. He is affected by nothing, and commits to nothing either. The show takes potshots at the various deficiencies in our system in Sharad Joshi’s typical amusing yet endearing manner.
The show while making us laugh; also makes us empathize with the situations we face in our daily lives. The show captures the spirit of a common man. This show is produced by Ashwini Dheer of Office Office fame and is directed by Manjul Sinha.
Commenting on this Anooj Kapoor, Business Head, SAB stated: “This is one show which all Indians would relate to. It’s based on the satirical writing of Shri Sharad Joshi. We believe the show will be hugely popular with the masses in the same way as they appreciated his articles and stories. It’s a tribute to his excellent work”
Neha Joshi the daughter of Sharad Joshi who is also the creative director of the show said, “Lapataganj promises to be a visual treat aimed at entertaining the viewers like never before. I cannot think of anyone better than Ashwini Dheer to bring my father’s ideas to life. SAB with its wholesome family comedy entertainment offering is the best platform to showcase the work of Sharad ji.”