It is not always that you go to a movie theater and watch an entertaining movie. Sometimes you just want to lie on your couch and watch some old-fashioned television shows. However, this “post-2000” generation, unfortunately, had to deal with the saas-bahu fights and unnecessary drama.
Little does a today’s teenager know about the classic shows that we grew up with. Shows, which made our entire week. Shows, which had the craze to stop traffic and pull the society together. Here I have compiled a list of 10 such shows from our 90’s and early 2000 are which this generation missed.
- Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana
This epic mythology is something, which ruled our television screens for a long time. This show had the fan following like anything. I am talking about a time when there were limited TV shows and even fewer television sets. However, this show broke all records. People used to gather around in communities to watch this great saga. Those evil laughs, those CGIs & sounds made it a household name and something people would follow like a religion. The actors of the show were always remembered for their portrayals of Lord Rama, Hanuman and Ravana even in their real life.
- Ramanand Sagar’s Mahabharata
After the enormous success of Ramayana, the makers of the show brought another mythology to life through Mahabharata. I am sure some of us out there still can remember that “Mahabharata” announcement made in the title track. The show received almost, the same response and same enthusiasm from everyone. Elders and kids, all watched it together and learned alike.
- Byomkesh Bakshi
No no, I am not the talking about the Sushant Singh starrer movie. Byomkesh Bakshi, also known as Indian Sherlock Holmes, is by far the most appreciated and loved detective show ever. The show was based around a Bengali detective who along with his friend Ajit helped police solves interesting/complex cases. Interesting stories and intelligence of the detective made it one interesting and gripping show to watch late night. The character created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay was brought to life by Rajit Kapur did full justice to the character.
- Ye Jo Hai Zindagi
This is light-hearted sitcom had everything right. The show revolved around a married couple, a brother-in-law, and the troubles they got into. The show had actors like Rakesh Bedi, Satish Shah to make us laugh.
- Flop Show
Jaspal Bhatti’s Flop show was nothing like its name. The show took a satirical view of the societal problems. The story revolved around a family who got into funny situations. The show started with a band performance, which mocked the show for being a “Flop Show”.
Shaktiman…Shaktiman…Shaktiman…India’s first superhero. Pandit Gangadhar Vidhyadar Shashtri a.k.a Shaktiman portrayed by Mukesh Khanna was liked by kids and parents alike. The superhero got these powers through yoga and taught important life lessons to kids post his show. The bright red suit, with a sun, as his logo was popular throughout the 90’s and early 2000.
- Shriman Shrimati
Shriman Ji, pyari Shrimati Ji, another one of the classics of the 90’s. The plot of the show is still being used in many of the TV-shows airing currently. Keshav and Dilruba played by Jatin Kanakia and Rakesh Bedi were neighbors, had a secret admiration for each other’s wife. The show had funny where each tried to impress their neighbor’s wife.
- Yes Boss
Rakesh Bedi in yet another sitcom. A boss, who likes his female employee but does not know that she’s married to another co-employee Rakesh Bedi, The show revolved around situations where Rakesh Bedi tried to keep his job and his wife safe from his boss,.
- Dekh Bhai Dekh
The series revolved around the three generations of the Diwan family and the vicissitudes they had. It was a pure and innocent comedy show involving various family situations and plots to tickle our funny bones.
- Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai
One of my personal favorite shows. This show entered into the life of its viewers like no other show. The show revolved around a wealthy family and their son who get married to a middle-class family. Characters of this received love like no other and the dialogues become part of daily conversations. The poetry of Roshesh, Monisha’s middle-class habits, Maya’s sophisticated hypocrisy and Indravardan’s pranks. The characters of this show became members of our family.
There were other shows as well that came to my mind like Office Office, Zaban Shambhala Ke, Tu Tu Main Main, Karamchand and many more.
Now for the news, which prompted me to write this blog, Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai is coming back. It will be coming back as a web series.