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Watch plays at home on DishTV Rangmanch during the lockdown

Backed by Zee Theatre, the channel will offer viewers access to a range of teleplays.

Our Correspondent

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to change a lot of viewing habits of Indian audiences. With people restricted to their homes, Zee Theatre has taken the opportunity to stream some of the more popular Indian plays through DishTV Rangmanch during the current countrywide lockdown. These teleplays are now available on Dish TV Rangmanch (Active channel number #356 and D2H channel number #214).

The plays include a diverse cast of artistes and themes, from thrilling entertainers to human interest dramas. Among the plays that will be telecast are: 

Bagiya Bancharam Ki

The teleplay is a comical tale of power and pride set against the backdrop of the feudalistic zamindari system in rural India. An old Bancharam is fighting to keep his garden safe from the hands of two greedy zamindars, one of whom is a ghost. Starring Raghubir Yadav, Kenneth Desai, Saurabh Dubey, Sushant Kandaya and Hima Singh.


Set in the future, Ishaan trains his Artificial Intelligence robot to become a convincing girl to con his mother into believing that he has found love and is getting married. Starring Rajeev Siddhartha, Yuki Ellias, Shivam Patil, Sonali Sachdeva, Payal Nair, Nandini Sen, Priti Shroff and Suhani Gandhi.

Surya ki Antim Kiran Se Surya Ki Pehli Kiran Tak

A period drama on the trials of a queen, Sheelavati, who reluctantly enters the practice of Niyog and chooses another man for a night because her husband, the king, is unable to produce an heir. The teleplay captures their individual inner battles of shame, discomfort and celebration. Starring Madhurima Tuli, Rajat Kaul and Rocky.

Sandhya Chhaya

A typical story from the 1970s told in an atypical way, Sandhya Chhaya revolves around the lives of an old couple with an empty nest, living in the eternal hope that their two sons will return to live with them. A heart-warming tale of loneliness and family. Starring Deepak Qazir and Uttara Baokar.

Ballavpur Ki Roopkatha         

A bundle of laughs, this teleplay follows Bhupati, the king of a sleepy town called Ballavpur. Crippled by debts, Bhupati dreams of moving to Calcutta after selling his palace once he gets rid of the ghost that haunts it. Starring Abha Parmar and Arvind Vaidya.

Double Game

A riveting mystery about a couple at odds with each other, determined to gain an upper hand by outwitting the other. This teleplay will keep you hooked to find out who will eventually win this deceitful double game. Starring Rajeshwari Sachdeva, Kiran Karmakar, Uday Tikekar and Smita Tambe.

Court Martial

A junior army man, Ramchander, picks up his gun one day and shoots down two senior officers. The army orders a court martial against Ramchander, to prove his crime and decide his punishment. The play comprises the proceedings of this military court, where the defence lawyer, the extremely sharp Vikas Roy, played by Rajeev Khandelwal, goes deep into the motive behind the assault and exposes some ugly, shocking truths. Also starring Govind Pandey, Bhagwaan Tiwari, Saksham Dayma and Swapnil Kotriwar. The play is the 'maha natak' for the month and will be premiered on 26 April at 2pm and 6pm.