No more dubbed serials in Telugu?

Out of the 72 Telugu serials that are aired on television, 60 are dubbed in Telugu and only 12 are originally made in Telugu.

Published: 22nd February 2013 08:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd February 2013 12:31 PM   |  A+A-


Out of the 72 Telugu serials that are aired on television, 60 are dubbed in Telugu and only 12 are originally made in Telugu. This situation has led to unemployment of 3600 members from the Telugu television industry, which has inturn led to five technicians resorting to commit suicide.

To rectify this situation, Telugu television artistes and technicians have protested against dubbed Telugu serials and demanded that only original Telugu serials should be aired. The Joint Action Committee organised a meeting on the same on Thursday, where the venue was packed with people from the Telugu television industry, who passionately expressed their disapproval for serials being dubbed in Telugu. Veteran director Dasari Narayana Rao, who was present at the meeting, said, “Because of serials in other languages being dubbed in Telugu, our language is getting ruined. Other languages don’t encourage Telugu, then why are we encouraging them? We have the talent to make better serials. We should not be borrowing them from other languages.” The protesters are of the belief that these dubbed serials are also creating a negative impact on Telugu culture, since every language and community has a unique culture. Mandali Buddha Prasad, Chairman of Andhra Pradesh State Official Language Commission, said, “Dubbed serials are spoiling our Telugu culture and traditions. It is shameful that we are encouraging something like this. It will also have a negative impact on the next generation.” He further said that technicians are facing a lot of problems because channel owners are trying to save money by airing dubbed serials. While an original serial will need a host of actors, technicians and many others to get involved, a serial which can be dubbed into Telugu is leavinf actors and technicians out of job.

Channel owners are being blamed for this and have been given time till Ugadi to stop the airing of dubbed serials.

Follow The New Indian Express channel on WhatsApp


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp