The Indian Television Industry has been through a roller coaster ride of undeniably popular fiction content, new age reality shows, talk shows, and content inspired by real life events. It has been through its highest highs and lowest lows, but never irrelevant content. The most interesting part about Indian television shows is that it has been an integral part of the country’s ability to produce great content consistently for several decades, and across multiple genres for all age groups.
However, there are some shows that have been a popular favourite for years, and still running successfully. Here’s a look at three of the best Indian TV shows that families love to sit together and watch –
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Among one of the longest running situational comedies of all time, this show is based on the popular column Duniya Ne Oondha Chashma written by columnist and journalist Taarak Mehta for a Gujarati weekly magazine, Chitralekha. Launched in 2008, the show has outrun some of the most highly rated top slot shows and is still running successfully. A common favorite pastime shows among kids and grandparents, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah episodes have had the viewers hooked on to the show because of its unique premise. It revolves around distinct characters like Jethala Gada, Dayaben, Popatlal, Atmaram Bhide, Tappu, and of course his sena. All the characters are relatable and impactful dialogue delivery is key to its storyline, which talks about anecdotes picked up from the daily lives Gokuldham Society residents, usually plugged in with a subtle social message at the end. This funny, clean comedy has given the usual saas-bahu serials a run for their money.
The Kapil Sharma Show
Largely credited as one of the most popular stand-up comedy and talk shows on Indian television, The Kapil Sharma Show, hosted by the versatile Kapil Sharma, first premiered in 2016. Among the most loved comedians in the country, the show’s ratings did not take too much time to skyrocket and become a household favorite. The show’s concept revolves around Kapil Sharma and his team of comedians, including Kiku Sharda, Krushna Abhishek, Sumona Chakravarti and Chandan Prabhakar, who play residents of the Shantivan Non-cooperative Housing Society. Each episode welcomes a Bollywood celebrity as its lead guest and the entire cast enacts comic sketches around this premise. The show’s constantly increasing popularity over the years prompted the making of another season, and that’s how we still enjoy The Kapil Sharma Show season 2.
One of the most iconic crime thriller shows of all time, CID has been running for close to twenty years, and with good reason. The show’s unflinching popularity has kept the audience hooked with its consistently interesting plots, making it one of the longest running shows in the history of Indian television. CID’s Shivaji Satam as ACP Pradhyuman and Aditya Srivastava and Dayanand Shetty as Senior Inspectors Abhijeet and Daya respectively have been cult favorites among many. The show runs on an individual episode storyline that revolves around the CID catching culprits responsible for a crime and its following storyline. Right from the catchy dialogues and phrases, to peculiar actions and the classic Toyota Qualis, the show holds a special place among a universal audience.
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