“Ramdas Padhye on ZEE5; can’t believe it,” exclaimed an elated husband a few weeks back. He keeps scanning & shortlisting new shows which the entire family can watch together.
I failed to understand the excitement in his voice. With the clueless look on my face, I asked him about Mr. Padhye.
He was bewildered that I wasn’t aware of the world-renowned ventriloquist & puppeteer Mr. Ramdas Padhye. He explained to me that Mr. Padhye is India’s one & only one professional Ventriloquist, Puppeteer and Puppet maker featured on a variety of digital platforms – radio, television, feature films etc. in India and abroad. He is a second-generation ventriloquist and has been featuring on India’s National Channel Doordarshan since 1972. He was the first from India to perform ventriloquism and puppet-based shows on NBC, ABC and CBS television in America and BBC’s Channel Four. His character “Ardhavatrao” is very famous in the country. He has not only performed but also upgraded the puppets to international standards maintaining the traditional looks.
Well, I was surely taken aback at this introduction and felt a bit abashed that I wasn’t aware of such a big personality.
Mr. Husband added that Mr. Ramdas Padhye and his family will entertain us with his ensemble of puppets with a new show – “Gharaat Basle Saare,” starting June 8th on ZEE5/Zee Marathi from Monday to Friday at 7 pm daily and we should watch this as it would surely be a laughter riot and something different to watch.
Today I can proudly say we have been watching this complete family entertainer for more than 3 weeks and I am glued to the show. Something unique about this show is that it has been completely shot at home, great right? The famous character of Ardhavatrao Shahane with his father, wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandson is introduced in the first episode and they come to know about the ‘Adarsh Kutumbh’ competition in their society. The following episodes show the daily lives of a joint family. It’s a light-hearted enjoyable show which will take away your mind from the daily chores and work.
As you watch the show, you feel a part of the family like any other show. There is a story to look forward to in each episode which is very relatable. At no point I got a feeling that’s it’s been shot completely at home, it’s so well conceptualised and made. If you ask me I won’t mind seeing it on the weekends too. I haven’t watched such a show on any other digital platform, I am glad ZEE5 launched it on its digital platform. I haven’t regretted my decision to subscribe to ZEE5 one bit, it has great content across genres and languages and users get the entire content library access on 5 screens simultaneously. If you haven’t subscribed to ZEE5 then do it today.
One more unbelievable information about Ardhavatrao – the character turned 100 yrs. in mid-2017 as it was originally created by Mr. Y.K.Padhye (father of Mr. Ramdas Padhye), a pioneer Indian Ventriloquist who started the art of Ventriloquism in India around 1916. Keep thinking that!
If you have watched this show; do share your experience. If not do check out, you won’t regret – I bet ☺
Zee5 is coming up such varied and extensive list. Totally loving it and exciting to watch this too
You are spoilt for choice on this platform
Yes very interesting and good content is coming on zee5
I agree with you 😊
I too agree with Afreen that Zee5 is coming with so many interesting shows. I have been reading about so many of these new and wonderful ones.
Yes ZEE5 has some great content.
Yes I have heard about him and am super glad that I will be able to see him make us chuckle. ZEE5 indeed is bringing up fresh content for all.
Yes ZEE5 is really bringing good content for its viewers.
You write so beautifully. The expressive language is commendable. And yes I am glued to ZEE5 for their extremely interesting serials and even regional content.
Thanks so much 😊
Hmmm.. i have watched few episodes. It is amazing. Your review is nicely written. One must watch it.
Thanks so much 😊
Zee5 is offering such amazing content via a variety of shows, its wonderful during this lockdown that will keep people entertained.
True we have watched some great content on ZEE5 during this period.
Zee5 is one channel that you can watch with the whole family and never be bored of
I wasn’t aware of this personality too ! It was really great to know about Mr. Ramdas Padhye and his talent 🙂 How I wish I could understand marathi too ! But will definitely ask hubby to check out the series. Thanks
Zee5 is the complete entertainer. I will surely watch the new series. Looks interesting
Zee5 definitely has varied content and that makes it the go to streaming site for everyone.
This show is definitely worth watching.
Absolutely ZEE5 has a wide variety to offer in terms of content.
Yup agree recently zee5 is releasing some outstanding series and shows. I would love to watch this and excited too.
Can’t agree more with you 😊. Non stop entertainment on ZEE5 they have come up with some really good content
Zee5 has such wide range of shows to choose from, also adding regional series now! I absolutely love it
I’ll check this one out as well
Yes ZEE5 has a wide variety for everyone 😊
Such family entertainment is what its really all about and like u I never knew about the artists and the channel is doing such a versatile programming
Yes the channel has some great content 👌
oh this is a good one. is this marathi? so i can forward to my friends who love their regional shows. sounds like a good fun show too.
Looks like Ramdas Padhye and his family are on a mission to entertain us with his ensemble of puppets with their new show Gharaat Basle Saare. I can’t wait to see this one 😊
Yes they are a mission to entertain us 😊
Zee5 is an interesting platform to watch the series of interesting series in lockdown and otherwise. Really looking forward for the shows
Yes it has some good content 👍
Zee5 has some really interesting content in regional languages. I have been watching quite few of them.
Great to know that 👍
Zee5 has come up with so many kinds of content that you are spoilt for a choice. Will check these out.
Really wonderful that zee5 has coming up with wonderful movies and shows. I love the concept of this show.
Yeah the concept is very unique 😊
at the first i feel like tatya vinchu is back, but seems its better then it zee5 is bring great content out
Heheh. Yes ZEE5 is a great platform for great content.
Such a cool concept. I used to love watching puppet shows during my childhood. Gharaat Basle Saare seems like a great show to watch out for and spend the weekend binge watching.
It’s a unique concept for a show which is fun filled
Now days with OTT platform taking a surge Zee 5 seems to be the leader in the same. I would surely check this comedy series in Marathi for sure.
Yes ZEE5 has some great content.
This is such an unique and voolvoncrpt. I always love the web series on ZEE5..
Yes ZEE5 has great content.
Zee5 is coming up with some really interesting shows in all genre and languages. Loving it
Seems like an interesting family show to watch together. I didn’t know about Ramdas Padhye. Thanks for sharing this information also.
Most welcome, I am glad I could learn and share about such a great personality 😊
ZEE5 has lots of good web series which can be watched and enjoyed with an entire family..
Yes absolutely 😊
Zee5 has some amazing series these days! I got it through vodafone play! This puppet vala deal mereko pehle pata chala tha jab I saw TATTIYA BICCHU! Tabse mujhe bahot maza aata hai ye sab dekhne me 😍
Great to know you like the show 🙂
Wow looks like amzing show gonna go through it
Thank you very much dear. This one is our favorite.
Glad to know you like this show too 😊
wow.. completely shot at home. how wonderful. i must watch this family entertainer some day😊
Sure you will enjoy it 😊
Wow. .it must be great especially when it is completely shot at home. Must watch it sometime❤
Sure you will enjoy it 😊
Zee always come up with different & exciting show. Its good that he is keeping us entertained during lockdown. Thanks for sharing the views. We will definitely watch it.
Yes ZEE5 has become a family favourite with so many great shows and movies to watch.
You have introduced it so beautifully. Mr Padhye is really renown and it is so nice that zee 5 has come up with such a variety in entertainment. Will definitely watch this show 🙂
That is a wonderfully written blog. Mr Padhye is indeed renown. Also it’s amazing how zee 5 has come up with such great concepts and content for entertainment.
Yes ZEE5 has really come up with some great content.
I’ve seen his shows when I was a little girl and Ardhavatrao is very famous. Wil definitely watch this show and my parents wil love it too since it wil be in Marathi
Glad to know that, do share your experience 😊
I am loving the content on ZEE5 these days. Will check this one out.
Yes ZEE5 has something for everyone to watch 😊
Lovely. I can’t say enough and I will say it one more time. Zee5 is offering such great content for fun and entertainment-loving Indian audience. Will give this one a watch!
I am surely you will enjoy this 😊
I’m glad that with all the online streaming platform, regional dramas and movies are getting a great opportunity to show case themselves and v as viewers are getting some great content to watch.
I absolutely agree with you. 👍
So excited to watch this on zee 5, I love to watch a few web series on zee 5 .Looking forward to this one.
You will surely enjoy this with family ☺️