Basera is a topical, emotion filled tale of four families in a captivating story that explores the fragile bonds that tie parents and their children. The families are the Keshubhai family, the Parekh family, the Malhotra family, the Deshmukh family and the Ahmed family.
Basera is an insightful story, which is relevant in today’s times. As India gets more urbanized, traditional secure joint families are giving way to nuclear ones where the older generation of Indians is coming to terms with loneliness and loss of control. Basera deals with these insecurities and a nagging concern that parents have about how their children will treat them in old age. The show traces the journey of four friends who have dedicated their life nurturing and catering to every need of their children and in turn putting their own desires on hold. For these four friends, whose world starts and ends with their family and children, their lives take a turbulent turn because of their very own children, whose priorities in life lie elsewhere. Will these families cope up with disdain from their children? Or will they give in to the perils thrown towards them by life in their “second childhood”?
Life is unpredictable, and no parent can be absolutely sure about the behavior of their children, especially in today’s materialistic world! Basera will open the inner eyes of youngsters and parents alike. It is a classic family saga for viewers across all ages more so for teenagers, who have diluted their values, ethics and dharma with time and circumstances.
The various emotions and situations that are captured in this story take direct reference from what is happening within our society even today. Given the scale of production and the depth of the story, viewers will see similarities between the situations in the show, both positive and negative, and their own lives and experiences.
Year of telecast:
Basera is being telecasted on NDTV Imagine from 17th August 2009, 9.30pm Monday to Friday.
Direction and casting:
Basera is produced by Anand Sagar and Jyoti Sagar under the banner of Sagar Arts, directed by Prem Sagar with creative director Shakti Sagar and creative producer Shiv Sagar.
The story features some of television’s most popular actors such as Ram Kapoor, Pallavi Subhash, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Rajesh Shringarpore, Akshay Anand, Resham Tipnis, Priya Bhatija, Amit Jain, Neelu Kohli and Salil Chadda alongside a host of other talented artists.