Baduku serial is being telecasted on ETV Kannada from Monday to Saturday at 2 PM. It has completed 3118 episodes on 28th September 2014. It has the merit of being a TV show with the highest number of episodes telecasted in the afternoon slot. Ravi Kiran has directed Baduku.
The story and screenplay were written by N.Krishnamurthy. Rajendra Singh has worked as the director of photography. Raghavendra has written the dialogues. 'Siri' has acted in the main character of this serial. 'Shivaram', 'Marina Tara', 'Hiriyannaiah', 'Bharat Bhagavathar', 'Vijay Kashi', 'Gayathri Prabhakar', 'Rajesh' and 'Vidya Murthy' are other actors starring in this serial. The story of Baduku is based on the view that it makes no difference whether one is rurally educated or urbanely trained and can be successful in life just if she or he has the firm determination and the will. It makes the people’s view differ from one another.
'Lavanya', 'Nethra', 'Adhilakshmi', Gayathri are the lead characters of Baduku. How these people manage each other considering where each of their families come from, is the crux of this story. This serial is about sorrow, love, disappointment and happiness of a common man. This serial is the tale of different families.