‘Muktha Samvada’ with a difference

June 5, 2006

(Top) CSP’s USP is his middle class-ness

(Below) A rare shot: (from left) Adarsh, Srikanth, Sanjay, Shruthi, Chaitanya, Bellur Ramakrishna, Girish Hampali, Usha and Mrs.Lalitha (Sanjay’s mother) with TNS and Dev Anand.

On June 3 (1880), Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first wireless telephone message on his newly-invented ‘photophone’. It was on June 3 (1966) that one of the finest fast bowlers of our generation, Wasim Akram, was born. A famous writer and politician, K.Karunanidhi, was also born on this day.

Why I am giving you so many details about the date is because another fine human being, Sanjay, someone whom I have known personally for just over a month but through his blog for a longer period, was also born on this date. And it was his birthday that made June 3 a very memorable one for me and others who met at ‘Bugle Rock’ this Saturday afternoon. And we had a Yorkshire-like weather to revel in.

The get-together was being planned for a long time. Finally, we were all ready to meet at Bugle Rock in Basavanagudi at 1.00 pm. On our way, we got messages from a few saying they will not be able to make it. And a few asked for the directions. Sanjay ‘The Common man’ was skeptical about the number that would make it. As we parked our car in front of the Bull Temple, I recognised Girish Hampali (having seen his picture on his daughter’s website). When we went to the ‘Rock’, no one had turned up yet. Sanjay, his mother, Girish and myself kept chatting surrounded by huge trees. There was no sounds from vehicles and no polluted air. The atmosphere was literally COOL. Chaithanya joined us a little later. It was past 2 and all of us marched towards ‘Kamath Bugle Rock’.

We had good South Indian meals. Srikanth joined us and gifted a peacock feather to the birthday boy. Shruthi, who had earlier messaged that she would not be able to make it, finally showed up. Most of us wondered whether we were having any ‘Hallucinations’! All of us went to the ‘Rock’ again and got to know each other better. Usha came in after a while. She and Girish seemed to know the place(Bugle Rock) like the back of their palm.

Girish suggested that we could invite TNS as we had a decent crowd. He called the ace director and told about the Common Man’s Blog. TNS agreed for the EXCLUSIVE SAMVADA. And this one’s rights was not with E-TV. Before the Mukhamuki began, we had a good view of the park from atop the watch tower. It was greenery all around. And looked great. It was fun watching a few kids sliding down a few rocks.

In the next few minutes, we were seated in front of Muktha’s CSP. He was accompanied by a couple of his assistants, one of whom was Devanand (the cop who arrests Rane and Chabria). Seetharam was very happy to know about the Muktha page on Sanjay’s blog. He said that he had not yet seen the blog as he was not a computer literate. When I told he had to just Google for ‘Muktha’, he told he could not even Start a computer, let alone finding Google page. Had a good laugh at that.

All of us had a wholesome chat with TNS. We spoke about Muktha, MNCs, CET, Politics, Mrs. Mukhyamantri, Muktha-The magazine run by TNS. All through, it was raining like mad. And we were lucky that the ‘Samvada’ was happening at an odd place and an odd hour. Five in the evening in a pretty new restaurant when it is pouring outside is an unlikely place when you can find a celebrity, let alone chat.

We took pictures with TNS and got his autograph. We wished him luck for his future projects. All of us were beaming with joy at the end of the chat session. People in the hotel, customers as well as staff were staring at us as we came down with TNS till the entrance. I saw one guy agape with a piece of Dosa in his hand. It was still raining and TNS hopped in to his car while we waited for the rain to stop.

All the while when we were chatting with TNS, there was another celeb quietly having coffee at the other end of the room. By the beard and the attire, no one could miss him. It was Pavagada Prakash Rao (Philosopher and Commentator) whose ‘Satya Darshana’ on DD has been immensely popular.

As the rain stopped, we thanked each other for making the day a memorable one. And as we bid adieu, we had a lot of pleasant memories of June 3.

Picture Courtesy: Sanjay Mysoremutt
Design: RK


29 Responses to “‘Muktha Samvada’ with a difference”

  1. Shruthi Says:

    Good update, thanks 🙂

  2. Sanjay M Says:

    yeah I was really wondering if it was real… it was an incredibly cool day where everything from weather to food to location to crowd was just perfect! One thing is my wife was missing… she would’ve loved it! 🙂 Thanks RK nice writeup – didnt know about all that info about the date!

    Btw nice collage of the photos of TNS, if you like you could also include the link to the rest of them.

  3. Sanjay M Says:

    “And this one’s rights was not with E-TV.” :-)) – I like your writing style! 🙂

  4. Chaitanya Says:

    Ramki, nice update kanri, you haven’t missed anything, even the hotte-mele jaaro bandi by the kids there 🙂


  5. RK Says:

    Shruthi: You can do it better.

    Sanjay: You said it. It was just about perfect, except that your better half was missing. I have included the link for the rest of the snaps after you told. Thanks.

    Chaitanya: Thanks ri. Those kids ought to be shown in AXN, isn’t it?

  6. Srik Says:

    Nice update. Enjoyed the day for the second time. Thanks for it. Those kids on AXN…!!!! Yeah Bugle Rock looks like the AXN featurable forest now a days.

  7. RK Says:

    Srik: Thanks. Those ‘Smart’ kids had no care in the world. ‘Smart’ for the way they used the water bottles!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Hi i am subbu from Bangalore. I am a member of muktha community in orkut n we all planned for a orkut Muktha Samvada….hence I came thru ur recent meet with CSP at Bugle Rocks…so can u pls tell us how to arrange such a meeting n pls give some details…u can mail me at subbus7@gmail.com , Looking ahead for ur mail. Thank u

  9. RK Says:

    Subbu: thanks for visiting. Wishing you a memorable ‘Orkut Muktha Samvada’.
    Please check your mail.

  10. Veerabhadrappa Angur Says:

    one day simply i was searching about Muktha at that time i got this and that sayas site and i am very happy abt this. i am working as a software engneer in Technoforte Software. please mail me the Email ID of the TNS sir. i am also the huge fan of Muktha pleeeeeeeeeeease.

    please mail me : tf_angur@tkap.co.in or vsangur2@rediffmail.com i am waiting for u r reply.

    Thanks in advance



  11. rk Says:

    Dear Veerabhadrappa Angur,
    Thanks for visiting this blog. Just mailed you.
    And keep visiting this place. Good luck!

  12. Sanjay M Says:

    Congrats just googled for muktha and your page is listed among the first! 😀

  13. rk Says:

    Thanks Sanjay anna. 😀

  14. December Stud Says:

    Gawd, I never really understood the craze for Muktha. I am sure it must have been a really well made serial. What surprised me was that entire Karnataka was behind this serial, be it Badami or Mysore, coz wherever I travelled people would be watching this serial at 9’0 clock.

    I was quite amused to see how people enjoyed discussing Ravi Belagere’s judgements (before and after the court case was over).

    I flew out of Bangalore just a few weeks ago and alas, I had seen the swing in the mood. People were not all that happy after the court scene for reasons best known to them.

    Now, I see tons of blogs and comemnts dedicated to this serial. TNS must have created one helluva show. Enjoy the next 8 days guys 🙂

    P.S : I have to admit that I was quite irritated when I went to visit people and they were more interested in watching a “baduku” or a “maLebillu” or a “niraMtara” or a “naMdagOkula” or a “maneyoMdu mUru bAgilu” or a “guptagAmini” or a “silly lalli” or a “mukta” or a “preeti illada mEle” or a …

    Come on, gimme a break, that’s too much addiction….LOL

  15. rk Says:

    Thanks for visiting and leaving your comments. Read a lot of them in Churumuri.
    To say it simply, we Indians love to hear stories. There have been umpteen versions of Ramayana and Mahabharatha. And there will be more. If a story is well narrated, we love to listen to it. And TNS does it pretty well. And it is close to reality.
    Thatz the reason people love his serials.
    Maybe some are addicted to serials. But the fact that most people who never watched ANY serials got addicted to Muktha was because of the court scenes. They were quite good.
    And yes, it bugs me too that some people dont talk to you when you visit them during their fav. serial time!
    cheers and keep visiting! 🙂

  16. rk Says:

    Dear DS,
    Just want you to read one of your comments in Churumuri. This is in response to an article titled “BREAKING NEWS: SMS poll gimmick kills ‘Mukta’ “:

    December Stud Says:
    April 29th, 2006 at 7:48 am

    Well, I have never watched ‘muktha’, but I have heard a lot of good things about it.

    I fail to understand why the author is ’shocked’ by TNS’ behavior vis-a-vis attitude.

    With all due respects, at the end of the day we all live in a society ruled by corporate gurus. You have to appreciate the brilliant direction, story and substance of the art work called ‘mukta’. Don’t expect the director’s life to be embedded in there.

    It just doesn’t work that way…..Sure, I respect your decision not to SMS. But, get over it and enjoy watching ‘mukta’, if it still continues. Period.

    Well, this comment of yours says it all.

  17. […] The second edition of Muktha Abhimanigala Bheti was being planned ever since the first one happened on June 3, 2006. There were a few known faces this time, and some new faces.  […]

  18. […] Muktha was distinctly different from other Kannada serials. It took up major issues like Naxalism, capitation fees, organic farming and godmen with grace and panache. This mega-serial is all set to finish shortly, in fact today…. (When we met TNS a couple of months ago, he said it will end on July 28th, 2006. But there are a lot of loose ends to fix and doubt whether it will end today, even after the SMS drama!). […]

  19. swathi Says:

    i like preethi illada mele & at the same time ihate mukta the same. i don’t understand what is the story all about .i think it is such a blunder. in preethi illada mele, i like the part of prarthana,shalini,ajji,ranganna.

  20. fool Says:

    it is a blunder nonsense . only lawyers may like it. there should be more serials like preethi illada mele

  21. rk Says:

    You can comment with one identity, it is sufficient. Don’t have to put two names for one mail-id.

    There is a Sanskrit saying: LOKO BHINNA RUCHIH. Meaning: Every individual has a different taste. And I respect that.
    Keep visiting with one identity!

  22. sreedhar m.k Says:

    Hello, namaskara,

    I watched Mukta almost regularly, though outof India. It is a good piece of social and family serial. Lots of current topics were discussed and finally ended hapily. I caught the imagination of common people because it dealt with common mans issues. But wht is the message Mukta gave finally ? As a serial, the issues it raised are relavant but what the story tells is really nothing. Story is like a supportive structure to tell some current issues to the people !

    I had seen TNS in the year 1990-91 when he came to our office to meet a common friend Mr sethuram, the famous patel in Mukta and i had an occasion to chat with him briefly. But then he was famous only with Mayamruga! Now he has grown to greater heights! Iwish him all the best!
    One thing this website/ blog lacks is the addres o f TNS or his company Bhhomika!

    Ok thanks

    al late entrant!

  23. rk Says:

    Namaskara Sreedhar,
    Thanks for visiting this blog. Nice to know you liked MUKTHA.
    I feel the serials’ moral of the story was that TRUTH PREVAILS or JUSTICE always WINS.
    I think ETV Kannada will be able to provide you with TNS-Bhumika’s address.
    Good luck and take care.

  24. Raghu shankar Says:

    Hi rami,
    I was very much surprised to see your blog. Last time i met you & Sanjay in Vidyarthi Bhavan. So how are you Rami, Hope your wife mother and Sister are doing fine.
    It was by accident i came to this blog, But after reading i must say I have been addicted to it.

  25. rk Says:

    hi raghu,
    you surprised me too! how was deepavali?
    it was nice to see you in Vidyarthi Bhavan the other day.
    wife and sis fine. almost a decade since amma left ihaloka.
    please come home sometime for a game of cricket 😉
    thanks for dropping by.
    take care & best wishes


    Dear Sir,

    I am also stage actor since child hood. Now acting in one teleserial a small role. I would like to work under TNS , Please give his mobile number and email ID


    Dear sir,

    Please give me TNS Email ID and contact address,

    I would like to work under him . I am a stage actor since school days .

  28. hey really nice blog and i was searching new stuff and i got your blog excellent good job right new things and let me know more imformations

  29. jahnavi.s Says:

    Hi sir,

    Sir i would like to work under TNS , Please give his mobile number and email ID , please sir i am kindly requesting you.and i am regular viewer of muktha muktha..



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