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Posted date: 01 Fri, May 2020 01:47:58 PM

It is time to look back at the history even in Doordarshan that has the highest penetration even today. At DD we have Sri Ramayana, Sri Mahabharata repeating in the lock down situation. The present generation has immensely liked it. We have Sri Krishna coming up soon.

The Bengaluru Doodarshana ‘Chandana’ is repeating the very popular comedy show Crazy Colonel that was dominated by reputed actor Ramesh Bhat. Girija Lokesh veteran actress was pair to Ramesh Bhat – after 30 years this Crazy Colonel returns on Saturday and Sunday at 6 pm and on Monday and Tuesday at 11 am as repeat show.

Ramesh Bhat in a chat over telephone recalled the 1990 era. It gave popularity to him. When he was travelling with Dr Vishnuvardhana in a vehicle the fans would used to come and approach him for the autograph. Dr Vishnuvardhana was feeling extremely happy for it. This has the introduction of Dr Vishnu and Bharathi is another hit element of Crazy Colonel.

According to Ramesh Bhat, this CR was shown for seven times in the past. Coming again after 30 years is what makes him excited to know the present generation reaction.

Crazy Colonel that has a trademark laugh of Ramesh Bhat was initially planned for 13 episodes. Later it was given 38 episodes approval. So it is 51 episode that brought good popularity to even Doordarshan.

Crazy Colonel by Premakala Visions was produced by SS Rajesh. RC Mapakshi handled camera. Ravi Shenoy had done music. Prof Doddarange Gowda penned the title track.

Lingaraj handled direction. DV Rajaram, Raja Rao, Shanker Rao, Umesh and others are part of the cast of this ‘Crazy Colonel’.

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