In today’s scenario we all know which types of serials are ruling in television industry. They are mainly saas-bahu serials, or crime based shows but they are not that much impactful except some which have good content, as compared to the 90's serials and shows, which had some great content and we all loved to watch them and can never forget. Let us look at some of the most memorable Indian TV shows, and serials.
It was aired on Zee TV channel in 1995. It was created under Balaji Telefilms, and directed by Kapil Kapoor and
. It was a story of a middle class office-goer Anand Mathur. He has three daughters, Meenakshi, Radhika and Sweety, from his first wife who was no more, and two daughters, Kajal and Chhoti, from his second wife Bina. Every girl has her own quality. Together, all the five girls plan to do something new and unique every day. To add to the comedy in the show, Anand’s first wife who was dead speaks to him through her portrait which was very funny to watch. It was a very successful show and had a second season too, but did not gain that much popularity which the first season gained.
Dekh Bhai Dekh
This show was also one of the most beloved shows of that time, and was premiered on Doordarshan on 6 May 1993. Its story revolved around three generations who stay together in an ancestral bungalow in Mumbai. It was a comedy show in which the generation gap, family troubles, their parents, and in-laws bring some hilarious content in it. That’s why it was the most popular show of that time.
Vikram Aur Betaal
It was aired on DD National in 1985, and was created by Sagar Arts Limited. Its story was based on Betaal Pachisi which was written 2500 years ago by Mahakavi Somdev Bhatt, where King Vikramaditya struggles to get hold of a cunning ghost Betaal, who narrates stories to the King Vikram, who then conclude those stories and answers a moral question related to it, and after that Betaal returns to his tree. The aim was to teach everyone meaningful lessons while entertaining them as well.
This show was created by
, and originally aired on Doordarshan from 27 September 1997. Shaktimaan is one of the Indian superheroes for the 90's generation. Its story was based on a person 'Shaktimaan' who attained supernatural powers from deep meditation. It was a habit for everyone to see him on every Sunday morning. Every kid of the 90's remembers this show now also because the show has some funny content performed by another role of Shaktimaan which adds up lot of humor in the show. The special effects which the show uses, like the way Shaktimaan spins, nd every villain like Kekdaman, adds up comedy and entertainment content in the show. When show the ended there was a small program called 'Choti Choti Magar Moti Baatein' in which Shaktimaan caught kids doing something wrong, and taught them meaningful lessons related to that.
This show was created by
. It was aired in 1996 on Sony TV. It’s a dance reality show hosted by television personalities
, and Ravi Behl. Javed Jaffrey was the permanent celebrity judge of the show. It was one of the oldest dance reality shows and become the longest show in India. This show has a total of 7 seasons. First season was premiered in 1997,and after a long time of approx five or six years it came with its second season, and with every one or two years of gap it’s all five seasons came which were loved by everyone.
Mahabharat 1988 TV series
It was aired on DD NATIONAL from 1988. As we all know Mahabharata is one of the major epics of ancient India. B. R Chopra Productions decided to make an epic drama of it, and it is a huge success, also considered as the best from all TV series. This show has gained much popularity s everyone remembers it now also. It had very powerful dialogues which were amazingly written and very easy to understand. Its star cast, and there acting was so real that it seemed like the roles were made for them only. The serial gave lessons to everyone by means of our holy book, the Bhagavad Geeta. The production doesn’t excessively do anything; they shot on real locations and made huge sets to bring the real feel.
It was first aired on Doordarshan in 1994 directed by
. This was a comedy show too which was on the premise of love the neighbour’s wife. This is one of the favourite shows of that time and everyone remembers it today also because of many reasons. Keshav and his wife Koki’s constant small fights made everyone laugh. We all know
Archana Puran Singh
and her sense of humour and it was great to see her on the show. The cute little kid Chintu was so annoying as he had a habit to intentionally and comically jumble up words which entertained us.
As we all know Ramayana is also one of the Indian epics like Mahabharata and featured into a show which aired during 1987-1988, created and written by
. It was primarily based on Valmiki’s Ramayana, and was praised by everyone. They did not want to miss even one episode of it. Character of Ram was played by
, while Sita was played by
. They both enacted it so well that they seemed to be real. Ram and Sita are two beautiful souls of our Indian culture and everyone adores them so much and that's why it is very difficult to portray their characters, but they both nailed it and that's why they are remembered today also. It has been 28 years of Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan and no one has forgotten it, yet.
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
It is a music reality show started in 1995 and aired on Zee TV. It had total 16 seasons and was created by Neeraj Sharma. It pursued into finding those talents which were wasted by not getting a good opportunity, and this show has proved that and came with very good singers who just need a big platform to showcase their musical talents lying therein. It became a huge hit, and our Indian television got very fine artists from this show; one of them is none other than
who won the sixth edition of the show in 2000, and now she is one of the most successful singers of all time.
Aahat Season 1
It was an Indian horror television series aired on Sony Entertainment Television from October 1995. It was created by B.P. Singh and had total six seasons. Its first season came in 1995, and was mostly based on crime-thriller with few episodes on supernatural powers. After the first season gained much popularity, its next five seasons came within approx one, or two years of gap, and had different storylines such as on undead persons, witches, ghosts, etc. In daily soaps we all see the same cast everyday but this show is quite different and had different cast in every episodes. This show has been haunting everyone across the country and was the most watched show at that time, even more than the daily soaps.