OG Indian TV Shows We Wish Would Come Back

We want to relive the old days with these amazing Indian TV shows.

About a decade and some years ago, there was no Netflix or streaming platforms for people to fall back upon binging through seasons over night. TV was all about spending time with your family and friends watching your favourite shows together while gorging on your favourite snacks. The content of the Indian TV shows a decade or so ago was fresh and exceptional to say the least. Here are some of the iconic Indian TV shows we wish would make a comeback!

Shaktimaan Was Our Very Own Superman

The Indian alternative to Superman was Shaktimaan who kept the desi children entertained from 1997 to 2005. The titular character was played by Mukesh Khanna as Shaktimaan came on our television screens every weekend leaving messages for us kids to lead a righteous and better life. Shaktimaan was a superhero with morals who fought crime and also worked as a news reporter by the day. Watching Shaktimaan was the favourite pastime for children in the late ‘90s and the early 2000’s as we watched our home grown superhero fight bad guys and make the world a better place.

Malgudi Days Was Every Child’s Story

Malgudi Days, adapted from the short story collection of the same name by R.K. Narayan, was a show that children and adults enjoyed alike. The show first aired in 1986 and followed around Swami, a naughty boy living in the fictional Malgudi village. Swami’s antics and expeditions were a joy to watch with each episode bringing a new story into light. Girish Karnad, the famous playwright, played the role of Swami’s father on the show. It was truly a golden time for Indian television back then!

Dekh Bhai Dekh Brought Family Sitcom To Indian Television

Whoever said that Indian television had not seen its fair share of sitcoms clearly does not know better. Dekh Bhai Dekh was an Indian sitcom that aired from 1993 to 1994 and followed around the Diwan family with their three generations. The show followed the family who lived in their ancestral house together and sailed through all adversities despite having differences. As a family they stood together despite their ideological differences and kept the audiences entertained with their perfect comic timing and a wholesome plot. The show featured veteran actors like Shekhar Suman, Navin Nischol and Sushma Seth among others.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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