Remember the days when we did not have the internet connection and Facebook or Instagram to pass our days with. That time the television was our only entertainment source. So let’s pay an ode to those glorious TV days and amazing series which were not typically Sasural Simar Kaa and instead were interesting enough to keep us aware, happy and engaged.
Kaun Banega Crorepati: With the most impactful man of India holding the pedestal of being the quiz master, KBC revolutionized India’s TV scenario. The families stayed glued to screens at 8.30 to watch Star Plus and it was simply perfect.
Satyamev Jayate: When Aamir Khan decided to bring about a change in the way India functions, Satyamev Jayate became the best thing to happen on Sunday mornings.
Saavdhaan India: This show aired on Star TV and made the people of India aware about the pathetic social stigma that still pertains in our country and provoking them to change it.
Gumrah: The teenagers and the problems that they face were so high on toll that something like Gumraah was a change for good. Everybody realized that how youngsters also go throw issues and helped them figure out ways to resolve them.
Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi: Coming out of those embellished sarees and gold accessories, Jassi was our favorite show that showed a mediocre middle class girl with different looks can conquer the world in her own unique way, making Mona Singh the face of Indian TV industry.
The Great Indian Laughter Show: This was the staring of comedy era on TV and this was the show that gave India’s stand up comedians the chance to explore their talent and a platform to revolutionize it. It gave us Sunil Pal, Raju Srivastava and Kapil Sharma as our own comedians.
Bornvita Quiz Contest: Derek’o Brien used to throw quick questions to the extra-ordinary school kids and it became a fad for all the viewers to answer it to him. How much we enjoyed answering those questions in time and thinking we’re so intelligent.
Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai: This could easily score the maximum points on being the most entertaining TV series on Indian television. Breaking all the stereotypes of Saas-Bahu saga, this one changed our thought process and at the same time tickled our funny bones too.
Tu Tu Main Main: This serial proved that all Saas-Bahu bonds are not just planning and plotting. It is much bigger an institution and its not only about being cranky with each other but enjoying each other’s company and laughing together.
Khichdi: A Gujarati family that outrightly knew how crazy they are and yet was happy in their own zone was the best thing that happened to India’s TV Industry. We simply miss the simplicity and fun attached with this show.
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