Kachchi Dhoop is the unforgettable television series written by Chitra Palekar and directed by Amol Palekar. This children's classic endeared itself to viewers with its fresh approach to timeless themes of love and sacrifice. The joys of growing up, discovering new friends, adolescence and first love - all the facets of life are wonderfully brought out on screen. Marking the debut of Bhagyashree, the story of a single mother, her three daughters, their friends and neighbors touched the nation's heart.
It's Diwali and Alka (Bhagyashree), Nandu (Shyamalee Palekar) and Meenu (Purnima Patwardhan) are running around to buy a fitting gift for their working mother. Returning from a futile hunt, they find hand-made gifts for their mother. As they are sitting round glumly, they discover a mystery gift on their verandah. This sets them off on an a voyage of discovery where they make new friends, Shanky (Prashant Bhat), his grandfather Ex-Rear Admiral Shankar Ramkrishnan (Amol Palekar) and Shanky's tuition teacher Nikhil (Ashutosh Gowariker). Fights, disagreements, friendships, sacrifice, jealously, first love are some of the emotions that they face... and emerge stronger to face life.
Cast: Bhagyashree, Ashutosh Gowariker, Poornima Pathwardhan, Amol Palekar, Shalmalee Palekar, Prashant Bhatt, Pratiksha Jhaveri