Indian television is often perceived as mostly Saas-Bahu dramas. But many forget the compelling ones with a good script, casting and direction. The impact it has had on the pop culture and its reach and popularity among certain sections of society are undeniable. Here are the top 10 classics you should definitely take a look at
Best Indian TV Shows of All Time:
Based on the Hindu epic Ramayan it is arguably the most popular TV series of all time in India. It captured the imagination of the Indian television audience like never before. Premiering in the year 1986, the series was produced by famed television content producer Ramanand Sagar and based on the Hindu epic Ramayan.
Another adaptation from the Hindu mythology this was the talk of every household for several years and was way ahead of its time with brilliant casting, direction and writing
From the pages of R. K Narayan’s Malgudi chronicles, this timeless classic about stories from the fictitious town of Malgudi was a close to many hearts.
Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai
This hilarious sitcom tickled our funny bones with the setup of a super-rich modern Gujrati family residing in the posh locality of South Bombay collide with a simpleton daughter in law from a middle-class family from Delhi
Kaun Banega Crorepati
The Indian adaptation of the popular reality quiz show ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’ from US, it gained quite the audience being brilliantly hosted by none other than Amitabh Bachan
Khichdi was a popular comedy sitcom being one of the earliest shows on Indian television to adopting the Western model of appearing in seasons. The show revolves around a Gujarati joint family called Parekhs
Indian TV Shows
Tu Tu Main Main
A super fun comedy showcasing the love-hate relationship between a dominant mother in law and a high-spirited daughter in law
Dramatizing real-life crimes happening around the country this show was an attempt to enlighten the general public of the possible dangers in their neighbourhood.
A supernatural timeless fantasy love story revolving around the strife between two kingdoms captured many attentions during its days
Vikram aur betaal
Based on the Indian mythological fantasy collection of series betaal pachisi, this is a story about King Vikram tasked to capture the celestial spirit betaal