SynopsisMalgudi Days is an Indian television series based on the works of R.K. Narayan. Carnatic musician L. Vaidyanathan composed the score; Narayan's brother, R. K. Laxman was the sketch artist. Malgudi Days remains one of the most loved, nostalgic television series of all times. Thirty-nine episodes of "Malgudi Days" were telecast on Doordarshan . Subsequently, it was re-telecast on Doordarshan and later on Sony Entertainment Television, and Maa Television in Telugu. The series involves various stories of R K Narayan and most of them are one episode long. The stories are from the books "A Horse and Two Goats", "Malgudi Days", "Swami and Friends" and "Vendor Of Sweets". The most endearing character in Malgudi Days is ofcourse 10-year old Swami who portrays the growing pangs of a boy who despises school, as he makes excuses and roams around Malgudi with his friends.
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In 2004, the project was revived with film-maker Kavitha Lankesh replacing the late Shankar Nag as director. The new series was telecast from April 26, 2006 on Doordarshan. The television series is now also available as a book called "Malgudi Days"