HUM - Doordarshan, is a realistic and relatable drama woven around today's village (fictitiously named MANIYARI) which through a series of episodes establish in essence that development and progress can not happen in isolation by isolated effort. It is a collaborative effort. It is not a responsibility which starts or ends with government's scheme. It is a participatory effort of the whole community which benefits from it. Therefore, it is not about one ganga, one badi maa, one Indu (choti bahu), one Phulwa or one jyoti who are on their own individual journey but it is about how their individual journeys get interlinked by the socio, economic, political and geographical conditions they are surrounded with (compelled sometimes by circumstances, sometimes by choice).
They are like five individual fingers of a hand but the socio, economical, political and geographical fabric connects them together to be like a fist (Muthee).
Individually they are 'one', but together they are 'HUM' which has the power to change the destiny of a village. But this is easier said than done. It is a slow, continuous process which passes through various ups and downs, trials and tribulations which makes you laugh, cry, hope, and quail. And, that's precisely our story of HUM.