In recent years, the makers of TV shows have concentrated their creativity on the content and presentation. As a result, the show titles have suffered. There is a trend of naming TV serials after well-known songs as it results in instant connectivity with the audience.
Here are 10 such shows named after song titles.
Bade Acche Lagte Hai
“Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Yeh Dharti, Yeh Nadiya, Yeh Raina, Aur Tum.” Who hasn’t heard this legendary song? Originally it was composed by R. D. Burman and was part of the soundtrack of the Hindi movie Balika Badhu (1976). The song was sung by
and picturised on
and Rajni Sharma. Its title was used as the name of a soap opera on Sony Entertainment Television starring
. Produced by
, the story was based on two middle aged individuals who get married and subsequently learn to fall in love.
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha Season 1
This TV show on Colors TV was about a widowed woman Mrs. Megha Vyas (
) and a journalist Mohan Bhatnagar (
Kunal Karan Kapoor
). It showed their journey from neighbors to friends to lovers and was a beautifully simple love story. Its title was taken from the song “Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha” from the film
Baton Baton Mein
and . The song was originally composed by
and sung by Amit Kumar and
Kuch Toh Log Kahenge
The melodious song “Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, Logon Ka Kaam Hai Kehna” was from the movie Amar Prem. R. D. Burman composed it and
was the singer. It was picturised on
. The song served as the title of a television serial on Sony Entertainment Television. The serial starred , , ,
, etc. It showed a unique love story between an older man and a young girl, the moral being “love has no age”.
4. Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?
A soap opera on the channel Star Plus about the love between two highly dissimilar individuals, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? gained accolades for its fresh content and comic scenes. It starred and
in title roles. The show came back for a second season with the title Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?...Ek Baar Phir and had
as well as
in the lead roles. The second season was not as well-received as the first. The title comes from a song in the film Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai called “Rabba Mere Rabba Rabba, Is Pyaar Ko Main Kya Naam Doon”. The song was sung by
and composed by
. It starred
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Sasural Genda Phool
The song “Sasural Genda Phool” became a hit with the audience as soon as Delhi 6 was released. It was composed by ‘
A R Rahman
’ and sung by
. The song title was later adapted in a Star Plus serial about the experience of a modern, tomboyish young woman in the house of her in-laws. The star cast of the show included
. The show was a hit with the audience.
Diya Aur Baati Hum
This iconic show on Star Plus dealt with the beautiful relationship between a highly educated woman Sandhya (
) and an almost illiterate man Sooraj (
) who are married to each other. The theme of the show focused on how the partners can support each other and make up for other’s shortcomings. The title of the show was based on a song called “Jeevan Saathi Hum, Diya Aur Baati Hum” originally composed by Anu Malik for the movie ‘
Dekha Ek Khwaab
Dekha Ek Khwaab was a serial on Sony Entertainment Television about the dreams of a young girl, Moniya (
), coming true when she finds out that she is a princess by birth. The show’s title was based on the song “Dekha Ek Khwaab Toh Ye Silsile Huye” from the Hindi film ‘Silsila’ starring ,
’. The song was sung by Kishore Kumar and composed by Shiv-Hari.
Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi
This serial was a romantic and passionate love story between Ranveer (
) and Ishani (
). It grabbed many eyeballs since its beginning which can also be attributed to its catchy title. The show title is adapted from the best Hindi song of 2013, “Meri Aashiqui Tum Hi Ho”, from the romantic film “Aashiqui 2”. The song, composed by ‘Mithoon’, made its singer,
, a national sensation.
Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai
This show aired on Star Plus and was about the unconditional love between two sisters, Jeevika (Krystle D’Souza) and Manvi (
). The title is actually a very popular of Kishore Kumar, “Phoolon Ka Taaron Ka Sabka Kehna Hai, Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai” , from the film Hare Rama Hare Krishna.
This show on Sony Entertainment Television was about the rekindled love between a divorced couple played by
. The title of this series is a line in the romantic song “Saathiya Tune Kya Kiya” from the
’ starrer ‘
’. It was sung by '
S P Balasubrahmanyam
' and K. S. Chithra.