Doordarshan is all set to revisit the
archives and bring back their popular shows. Recently, the channel
reintroduced Shahrukh Khan's television show Circus (1989). We had
reported how the viewers wanted Shahrukh's Fauji and other old show
to be aired again on the channel.
Looks like their request has been granted! Not just the Malgudi
days, the channel is planning to bring 1980s other shows - Wagle Ki
Dunia, Hum Log and Buniyaad.
Doordarshan Director General, Supriya Sahu was quoted by a
leading daily as saying, "We receive several requests for re-runs
of Doordarshan's iconic shows. So, while we are working on a
face-lift of the channel by bringing in fresh content, we also want
to give our audience a peek into the past, so that they can relive
those beautiful memories."
She also said that they are considering a prime half-hour
weekend slot to benefit from the increased viewership. They are
looking forward to getting fresh sponsors for the iconic shows!
Supriya Sahu feels that these shows are evergreen and they are
liked by the family members. She added, "These shows had attracted
family audience in the past and are still fresh in people's minds.
Even if you watch them today, they don't feel dated."
She added that they have realised that not only the old generation
(who grew up watching these iconic shows), but the new generation
is also fond of these shows. There are some programmes that they
don't have the 'rights' to. They will finalise the modalities in
two months. The programming mix will undergo a complete change.
So are you ready to watch your favourite old shows again after
almost three decades? Hit the comment box and let us know which
popular DD television show that you wish to watch...