Son of Sardar
(STAR Gold, Saturday, 9 p.m.)
The story revolves around two families, whose leaders had killed each other years ago. Two sons from the family left, Jaswinder Randhawa and Balwinder Singh, are sworn enemies. Jaswinder hides in London, while Balwinder awaits his return to Punjab to take revenge for the death of his father. Cut to the present. Jassi Randhawa (Ajay Devgn), an unemployed youth, receives a letter concerning his property in Punjab. On the train, he meets and falls in love with Sukhmit (Sonakshi Sinha). In Punjab, Jassi accidentally injures Billu (Sanjay Dutt). But learning that he is new to the area, Billu invites Jassi to his home. But it turns out that Billu is actually Balwinder Singh, and Jassi is Jaswinder. And the revenge plot takes shape once again.
Classic Legends: S.D. Burman
(Zee Classic, Sunday, 7.30 p.m.)
This week Javed Akhtar talks about one of the greatest film composers, S.D. Burman. He is still remembered for the classic scores for films such as ‘Guide,’ ‘Abhimaan,’ ‘Tere Mere Sapne,’ and of course, the timeless ‘Aradhana.’
Burmanda began as a radio singer on Calcutta Radio Station in 1932, where his early work was based on Bengali folk-music, and soon made a name for himself in folk and light classical music.
Consequently his film compositions too were influenced by his huge repertory of folk-tunes from the Bengali, Bhatiali, Sari and Dhamail folk traditions of Bangladesh, as also Rabindra sangeet and Nazrul Geeti. Learn more on this show.