Are you a fan of the 1980s Doordarshan series Malgudi Days?
Arasalu railway station in Karnataka’s Shivamogga district is set to be renamed as ‘Malgudi’ railway station. It is being recreated by art director John Devaraj following a request from the Indian Railways. Devaraj told The Hindu,
“As far as Arasalu Railway Station is concerned, it was the perfectly suited to recreate British era shots. The first shot was taken on the right platform in the morning when the train arrives and the second one was g taken when the train returned after 20 minutes on the opposite platform.”
The station premises will also feature a museum dedicated to ‘Malgudi Days’ which will have pre-independence era steam engines and elements of Malgudi Days set.
Malgudi Days was adapted from a short story collection written by RK Narayan. The TV series was directed by Kannada filmmaker Shankar Nag and features actors like Girish Karnad, Dina Pathak and Arundhati Nag