5 Indian TV Shows That Nailed It
Indian TV is flooded with myriad of shows for every section of society. Name it and you have it. But amidst these, there are few shows that created a special space in our hearts and just nailed it.
Reminiscing over the good old days when watching TV meant watching something meaningful, we have created a list of 5 programs that we think if shown once again on channels today would any time give the current lot of mind-numbing serials a run for their money.
1. MALGUDI DAYS
Based on the books of R.K. Narayan, Malgudi Days is a collection of short stories which depicts the life of quirky people in this fictional world of Malgudi. Episode after episode, the series never ceased to amaze us. It is one of the majestic TV series introduced in 90s through Doordarshan had its plot woven around simple storyline and equally simple yet heart warming characters. True, it still remains one of the most beloved series on TV and has fetched highest IMDb ratings.
‘Shaktiman’, the first ever Indian superhero had a huge impact on children. He had received powers from his seven gurus who had trained him and blessed him with yogic shakti to fight against the evil powers. The show was popular among the kids in the 90s. So much so that cases of kids imitating his onscreen antics were also reported that made the makers of the show issue a warning in the beginning of the show.
3. DEKH BHAI DEKH
Revolving around the three generations of Diwan family, ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’ was a masterpiece. This sitcom took us through the various ups and downs in an extended family but with a pinch of humour.
The star cast of versatile actors such as Sushma Seth, Shekhar Suman, Farida Jalal, Naveen Nischol made this show humorous and worth remembering even now.
4. HUM PAANCH
Another sitcom of 90s, ‘Hum Paanch’ personates the story of 5 sisters and their parents. The show revolved around the middle-class white-collared worker, Anand Mathur, who was always surrounded by troubles thanks to his five daughters and his deceased first wife who always keeps on nagging him via her picture hung on the wall. The show was a perfect blend of humorous banter between family members, which is a usual sight in any middle class family.
5. OFFICE OFFICE
‘Office Office’ was a satirical take on corruption and red-tapism in Indian government offices and its victim the common man. Two times RAPA award winning comedy show, ‘Office Office,’ revolved around the main character, Mussadi Lal, played by Pankaj Kapoor. The show portrays the lackadaisical and conniving attitude of our system in a humorous manner.
In a nutshell, ‘Office Office’ was rip-roaring and rib-tickling satire on the everyday trials of the common man and our rather handicapped system. They don’t make it like them anymore!