If you belong to the generation when the world of television was far different from today's, then this morning would have surely brought a smile on your face. Reportedly, the famous mythological serial, Ramayana, will be re-telecast on Doordarshan soon, amidst the Coronavirus lockdown.
Now, this news made us wonder that why just Ramayana, there is a long list of wonderful serials from the 90s and early 2000, which the viewers would love to binge on, instead of seeing the repeat episodes of the current shows. Don't you think?
For those, who are a bit clueless about the shows which made people sit up and take notice of them, we produce the list. Here are the firecrackers of the television world:
1. Fauji (1988-1989): Better known as Shah Rukh Khan's TV debut show, Fauji focused on the gruesome army training and the faujis' life. It aired on DD National and was directed by Raj Kumar Kapoor.
2. Circus (1989-1990): Directed by Aziz Mirza and Kundan Shah, besides Fauji, this was Shah Rukh Khan's other famous TV show, also co-starring, Ashutosh Gowariker. It was aired on DD National.
3. Shrimaan Shrimati (1994-1999): An absolute feel-good sitcom, aired on Doordarshan, starring Jatin Kanakia, Rakesh Bedi, Reema Lagoo and Archana Puran Singh in the lead roles.
4. Junoon (1993-1998): The show, aired on Doordarshan and completed 510 episodes, making it the longest running show on a prime time slot at that time. It starred Mangal Dhillon and Shashi Puri.
5. Rajani (1985): The show has Priya Tendulkar in the lead role, and aired on Doordarshan. It was directed by Basu Chatterjee.
6. Mahabharat (1988-1990): Another mythological show, a DD National presentation, which created history. Under the banner of B.R Chopra, the show was directed by his son, Ravi Chopra.
7. Hasratein (mid 1990s): Starring Shefali Shah and Harsh Chhaya in lead role, it was Zee TV's milestone show, which brought the channel in in the forefront. One of the first few shows which was based on extra-marital affairs.
8. Byomkesh Bakshi (1993-1997): One of the most famous crime-thrillers in the world of Indian television. It starred Rajit Kapoor as the famous detective. the show aired on Doordarshan.
9. Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993-1994): This is still an all-time favorite of the 90s kids. A fabulous comedy show which brought Shekhar Suman in the limelight. It also starred Farida Jalal. The show aired on Zee TV.
10. Kyunki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2000-2008): Ekta Kapoor's first soap, aired on STAR Plus, which created history in the world of television and people actually understood the real meaning of appointment viewing. Starring Smriti Irani in the lead role, the show became a national hysteria in no time.
11. Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai (2004-2006): Fabulous casting and even fab comic timings of the actor, made this show viewer's favourite in no time. It starred Ratna Pathak Shah, Satish Shah, Rupali Ganguly, Sumeet Raghvan and Rajesh Kumar as the lead cast.
12. Kaahin Kissii Roz (2001-2004): Another one of Ekta Kapoor's marvelous works, which had an element of suspense and drama involved. It aired on STAR Plus ans starred Mouli Ganguly, Sudha Chandran and Yash Tonk.
13. Kahiin Toh Hoga (2003-2007): Rajeev Khandelval and Aamna Sharif became Sujal and Kashish and remained that for a very long time, courtesy Ekta Kapoor's another love story. TV world's one of the most loved shows of all time, which also starred Surveen Chawla.
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