World Television Day: 9 Hindi shows that you would want to see over and over again

Television shows and the actors play an important role in motivating and inspiring us with the way the characters are portrayed in the shows. A lot has changed in the TV industry and the audience’s demands over the last few years. Today we can access hundreds of TV shows on OTT platforms, while on the other hand the consumption of shows on TV channels has been reduced drastically. But did you know that there was a golden era of the TV industry when everyone would just wait for the telecast of their favorite shows? Well, if you are a 90’s kid, then you would definitely know about the beautiful time of Indian television was at its best.

On the occasion of World Television Day, today here’s taking a look back at the most popular TV shows which still remain fresh in our memories.

Top 9 Hindi shows that still remain fresh in our memory


Think about the first Indian superhero on television and ‘Shaktimaan’ will hit your mind. This superhero drama one of the coolest shows on the TV, that every 90’s Kid would relate to. The show was set on the life story of a man who has got all the superhuman powers through meditation. Shaktimaan was best known for his power and this good moral values. The show was aired on DD 1 from 13 September 1997 to 27 March 2005.

Malgudi Days

‘Malgudi Days’ was one of the most popular shows in the ’90s, the series was adopted from R.K Narayan’s popular stories from his book, titled the same. The series was set in the backdrop of school and the life of people in small towns was first telecasted on Doordarshan in 1987. Most of the scenes in the show are said to have been shot in the small towns of Karnataka and Bengaluru.


The fantasy television drama was partly based on the Devaki Nandan Khatri’s novel, titled the same. The show was received well by the audience for its slogan and the interesting characters, such as Kroor Singh to Rupmati and Shani, we loved all of them. The show was helmed by Nirja Guleri, it was pulled off air from Doordarshan in the year 1996 and the producers had to file a suit in court for reinstatement. Interestingly, several producers have tried remaking the show in the last few years.

Vikram Aur Betaal

Ever 90’s kid would surely remember how they used to get scared to some of the triller scenes from ‘Vikram Aur Betaal’. The show was based on the ‘Betaal Pachisi’ which was originally written nearly 2,500 years ago by Mahakavi Somdev Bhatt. These were spellbinding stories that were told to the wise King Vikramaditya by the witty Ghost Betaal. The funny onscreen equation of Vikram and Betaal and how they solved all the mysteries kept the audience hooked on to the show.

Tu Tu Main Main

The show revolves around the life of a middle-class white-collar couple, who ends up dealing with troubles because of their five daughters. ‘TuTu Main Main’ has a perfect blend of family things and comedy. Set in the backdrop of how a common man tries to survive in the female-dominated house, the show has managed to enter the top TRP list withing just a week of its premiere. Interestingly, it also starred Vidya Balan, in one of the prominent roles.

Alif Laila

The beautiful tales of the Arabian Night’s were quite famous in India during the ’90s and thus it also reflected on the TV shows. The fiction drama, ‘Alif Laila’ was among them to entertain the audience with its magnificent way of portraying the fictional characters. It was helmed by Anand Sagar, and it was aired in series from 1993–1997 for 143 episodes on DD National.

Byomkesh Bakshi

The star cast and the makers of the show have bagged many accolades for the best portrayal of detective drama, ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’, as it still remains fresh in our memory. The show is based on the life of a Bengali detective, who becomes quite popular in solving some of the cases and dealing with the criminals. As the show went on to become one of the iconic show, the makers also made the second season soon which aired on DD National.

Raja Aur Rancho

There was something with detective dramas in the ’90s. We all loved the onscreen bonding of detective Raja (portrayed by Ved Thapar) and the monkey Rancho. Every week the unusual friend’s duo would solve a new criminal case in the show. ‘Raja Aur Rancho’ also went on to become one of the popular show.

Hum Log

The family drama was India’s first daily soap which began to telecast on Doordarshan in 1984. The show was set in the backdrop of an Indian middle-class family and their daily struggles and aspirations. The show also starred veteran actor, Aashif Sheikh in a negative role.

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