Mythologicals and fantasies/costume dramas have always ruled the hearts and minds of Indian television viewers, right from the time of Ramayana or Chandrakanta.
And now the maker of Chandrakanta has done it again, with his new costume drama Chandramukhi. Sunil Agnihotri who has once again opted for the national channel DD One, has come top among Doordarshan viewers in its third week of telecast.
Agnihotri told tellychakkar that he had reason to celebrate as "all my previous shows from Chandrakanta to Yug to Betal Pachisee and Jai Ganesha have maintained the top three positions. My latest show Chandramukhi began after a hiatus of almost five to six years, but I have managed to prove that such serials still work with the audiences. We are second only to cricket, which is like religion to Indians."
Chandramukhi received a TVR of 22.3 on 11 November among all homes not having cable or satellite connections. Even in all TV homes, Chandramukhi was the number one show in serials, second only to cricket on DD1. In all TV homes, it received a TVR of 5.5 in the week 11 November 2007 to 17 November, according to TAM People Meter.
Following its popularity in the Tuesday 22:00 hrs slot, DD1 has commenced a repeat telecast of the serial on Sunday mornings from 09:30 hrs.
Shot on outdoor locations like Kulu Manali, Raj Pipla and Mahableshwar, Chandramukhi is a huge costume fantasy with a huge starcast that includes Deepak Parashar, Natasha Sinha, Krutika Desai, Mamik, Sachin Khurana, Nishigandha Wad, Amita Nagia, Goga Kapoor, Shiva, Sanjiva, Raja Chaudhray, Ram Mohan, Vinod Kapoor, Rita Jagtiani, Dinesh Hingoo, Ria Walia, Gunjan Pant, Mahindra Ghule, Manish Sharma, Savi Juneja, Yogesh, Anwar Fatehan, Jai Prakash, Shandar Amrohi and Vindu Dara Singh.
Conceived and directed by Sunil Agnihotri, Chandramukhi is produced by Applause Entertainment.