In 90s Memory whenever we take a look at the Indian TV serials we just get annoyed to see the contents. In fact, if you watch the same soap one week later you will see the same thing, same drama is going on. The melodrama, the never ending problems and the stupid logics…these things only remember our childhood days when the soap operas were so progressive. The content, the humour everything was so entertaining.
The 90s was an era which gave us the joy of watching TV with the whole family. Every time we look back we only realise how beautiful and wonderful was that time and we were so lucky! That time will never come back but we can revisit the moment. Let’s remember some of the TV shows of the 90s
Dekh Bhai Dekh
This is now a classic. This one was one of the most appreciated comedy serials of all time. The story was about the three different generations of Diwan family and their relationships and business troubles. Shekhar Suman, Farida Jalal, Navin Nischol and the others were the perfect cast for the show who gave us all a comic relief.
Our childhood days and this classic…we waited for this serial every day. A nagging wife, five dysfunctional daughters, a dead but still talking the first wife through her portrait and in the midst of all these a husband who found out how difficult it was to live in a female commanded house…without any doubt, this comedy drama became everyone’s favourite along with Dekh Bhai Dekh.
Hip Hip Hurray
This show was a favourite among the teenagers. Students’ life in senior secondary schools and their problems like careers, dating, exams, family, teachers, heart-breaks, their fears and hope these were showing in a very light-hearted manner which all the teenagers could relate to.
Renuka Shahane and Siddharth Kak these two people made us love our art and culture. This popular show was India’s longest running cultural show and it features in the Limca Book of Records for receiving the largest audience response ever in the history of Indian television.
Back then we didn’t have mobile phones, I-pads, playlists, but we had Chitrahaar. We waited for this programme to listen to our favourite songs. Every Friday was the Chitrahaar day and the 30 minutes of its runtime we just enjoyed the Bollywood songs.
This Pakaj Kapoor starrer was an epic. The serial was about corruption, bribery in public offices and the story revolved around Mussadi Lal. This show was such a classic that a movie was also made.
The 90s kids never forget this Indian superhero. Many children even bought the costume. Shaktimaan played by Mukesh Khanna had received superhuman strength and power through deep meditation and attaining control over five elements of life. We spent our childhood days with our very own superhero.
This one is the adaptation of the American show “The Wonder Years” and obviously it was our favourite show. It’s about a 10-year-old boy Jai and his relationship with his friends, family and his imaginary friend Gautam.
Tu Tu Main Main
This serial showed us the funny comic side of the saas-bahu drama and this has no comparison with today’s cheap saas-bahu melodrama. A dominant mother-in-law portrayed by Reema Lagoo and not so less the sister-in-law played by Supriya Pilgaonkar and their regular “Tu Tu Main Main” won our heart.
Shrimaan Shrimati was another comic relief. The storyline, the performance of all the lead actors Reema Lagoo, Archana Puran Singh, Rakesh Bedi and Jatin Kanakia was so amazing that we don’t forget this serial even after so many years. The concept was “love the neighbour’s wife”. The two male leads didn’t miss any chance to flirt with each other’s wives.