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Chitkar – a very good Gujarati drama

I generally do not post about Gujarati dramas I watch. It is just that till now none of them have made me sit and post about it. This one was kind of different, I won’t say it was 5/5 kind of stuff but it left a very good message in the end.

The drama is about how a doctor cures a patient with mental disorder, gets married to her and how our society makes that person mentally ill again. It tried to show  how society is mainly responsible for this, we generally call the person pagal or mad but we do not ever try to see other side of the coin and that is where we lack and make things worse. The person with mental disorder needs a human touch, feelings rather than keeping her in a locked room and on medication all the time.

The story is based on true life incident which had happened in Gujarat few years back. The drama is pretty old, infact it ran packed houses for 15 years and they discontinued it because it was affecting the lives of the actors. Playing role of mentally challenged person is not that easy I guess. Sujata Mehta in the role of Ratna (Mentally challenged person) was just too impressive. Hats off!!

But now the same drama is back again. I watched it at Birla Matoshree, I think next Sunday it is going to be at Bhavans

It is a must watch for Gujju people.

8 Comments

  1. i also believe the say,it is just amazing drama,it really touches heart,i want to write more but no time.i wud just say it is too good drama & one must not miss this golden experience.
    i saw in bhaidas.

  2. this drama touched me. i was thinking about it the whole day after watching this masterpiece.

  3. how can i see the video? the video here is an advertisement and does not play any Gujarati drama.

  4. High expectation and low experience.

    30 of us drove more than 65 miles on a weekday evening to watch this drama in Austin TX. I must admit it was a total let down. While the basic theme of drama that we as society should not look down upon people with mental diseases etc is good. The script does not do a good job. Any serious subject matter such as this requires delicate way of presenting the story.

    It has been claimed that this drama is running non stop for 25 years – I am not sure why would people go to watch this drama. I am a fan of Gujarati drama and have watched more than 100 in last few years in live performance and in DVD. And I must say if you looking for an entertaining experience – do not waste your time and money on this one.

    Sujata is very good portraying a crazy woman but that wears thin after few minutes of watching her.

    Overall my recommendation is DO NOT GO ! I would rank this a flop drama.

    Hope this saves you time and money that you could use somewhere else.

  5. Hi

    need gujrati natak andhlo pato & chitkar very old (SUJATA MEHTA).

    want to download can smoe one will help & send me download link ?!!

    Regards

  6. Its an amazing drama. I watched it twice n everytime it has left a bug impact on me. It has changed the way I look at the so called mad people. Amazing acting by Sujata Mehta and amazing story n direction by Latesh Shah. Hats off! Very soon a Gujarati movie on the same name is coming. Looking forward to watch that movie.

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