Accept it or not! Our lives are incomplete without our daily dose of serials. We look forward to prime time to see what ensues in our favourite serials and shows. Whether its the ‘khulaasa’ of the mysterious murder of the heroine, the hero’s double role entry or the Saas’s wicked ploys, our serials never fail to entertain! Heres a list of some popular serials and shows till date.
Whoever grew up in the 80’s cannot deny the role of R.K Narayan’s ‘Malgudi days’ and the small nuances of the humble Swami in their lives! The prelude track still rings a bell with the viewers. Who can ever forget India’s very own first super-hero ‘Shaktimaan’; Indian telly’s first supernatural TV series with kids enacting their hero with super-powers!
The first official Saas-bahu saga and most loved serial ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ with Mihir and Tulsi became an addiction for the Indian audience. The serial was the nation’s favourite and ran for eight years! The year 2002 saw the Gujarati household comedy ‘Khichdi’. The crazy Hansa and Prafful’s conversations with ‘Babuji’ left us in splits! Then, came ‘Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai’; the answer to tasteful comedy! The upper-class Maya Sarabhai and her daily sarcasm with her ‘bahu’ Monisha was the highlight of the serial with ‘Rosesh’s typical accent finding place in the viewer’s hearts.
Currently, ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’ has been running since 3 years and is Telly’s No.1 serial. The sweet yet strong Sandhya and her aspirations to become an IPS and her adorable Suraj is steering the serial in the right direction for sure. ‘Balika Vadhu’ is another path-breaking serial which was loved for its concept of Anandi entering into child marriage and how her life progresses later. Yes, ‘CID’ is candidly the longest running series and the audience still adore ACP Pradyumaan and his antics! ‘Pavitra Rishta’ was another well-appreciated serial with the viewers connecting with Manav and Archana’s struggles (and still do!)
The ‘Gokuldham’ society with varied cultures have struck a chord with the viewers and this unusual theme with humour has clicked for ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chasmah’! Last but definitely not the least, on the lines of Kumars No.42, ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ has been the only comedy show which is on top of the charts, courtesy its quirky jokes and characters like ‘Gutthi’, ‘Daadi’ and ‘Palak’! So much is the effect of India’s favourite Telly serials that they still find solace with its re-runs!