Indian television comedy shows were laugh-out-loud funny earlier. It was just not the for the sake of being funny. They flatter us with one-liner at a time; these soaps can still give us a serious attack of nostalgia. Here are few TV series, which we wish to come back. If you think that India does not have anything on the likes of Big Bang Theory, Modern Family or Friends, we will take you on a time machine to visit the iconic series of 90’s.
Before Indian TV turned into complex garbage, there was a time where people would wait for the weekly soaps to find what their favourite characters would be up to. These comedy series were so much connected to Indian families. People would never miss the series and if they miss it by any chance, they would be well prepared for the repeated show to set timings. As whole family use to sit together and watch, the bond would develop automatically. The siblings relate each other, which those funny characters and make fun of each other. Those were the times, where people enjoyed the comedy series as it catered all age groups. But now-a-days they just segregated the saas-bahus, bachas and the men’s categories. People lack sitting together and enjoying the soaps.
The Top 5 Comedy Shows of 90’s Era
1Dekh Bhai Dekh
Dekh Bhai Dekh is one the popular television shows, which was produced by Jaya Bachchan. The story revolves around three generations of the Diwan family, who live as an extended family in an ancestral bungalow in the suburbs of Mumbai. It was a saas-bahu serial – the good, laugh-a-minute kind. This cult show was about the great Indian joint family – how it eats, plays and lives together. There were dadiji, mausiji, chachaji and other ‘jis’ which populate soaps based on great India parivaar in this show, without any of the melodrama, manipulation or hysterics.
Hum paanch is definitely one among the finest family comedies. It was an Indian Sitcom produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms, which was first aired on Zee TV in 1995. There was something cutely relevant about every character, one could instantly fall in love with them. It is one of those rare shows that will take you down your memory lane and make you feel as nothing has changed.
3Zabaan Sambhal Ke
Mohan Bharti was an engineer who was forced to teach Hindi in a language school. His students were from various corners of the world. Along with them, there was a hateful principal Miss Lata Dixit. It had the “I-hate-my-job”, “lost-in-translation” and culture shock situations. So if you think you hate your job? Well, you had nothing in Kapoor’s character from the show. Though it was inspired by an English series, the characters and script brought an Indian touch to it.
The quirky love-hate relationship between daughter-in-law and mother-in-law made tu-tu main-main as one of the most loved Indian comedy series. This series were telecasted for 11years and never missed the fun element till the end. The cast of Tu Tu Main Main did complete justice to their roles. You can never imagine this wonderful serial without them.
5Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai
In a clutter of regressive saas-bahu tales, Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai was a breath of fresh air! It was probably one of those shows that had a good script and a crisp direction. Despite of having gone off the air many years ago, it still remains a show that is near and dear to us. Even now, when you are watching the episodes on YouTube with your brother, you immediately start calling your mum as ‘momma…” and irritate her. It’s entertaining equally as it was then.
Miss your childhood even more now? Just grab a cup of coffee, invite your sibling for his favorite noodles and chai, and start watching your favorite series one after the other!