Us millennials have been raised on old hindi TV serials. Reminiscing about many of these old hindi tv shows brings a smile on our faces. So, if you’re also looking to relive those old days like us, we have put together a list of old Indian television shows that are still fresh in our minds and hearts.
1. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai
An upper class family living in South Bombay gets a typical middle class daughter-in-law which leads to one laughter riot after another. The constant rift between the uber-classy Maya (MIL) and Monisha (DIL) engulfs the entire family and leaves us in happy tears. Watch one of the most hilarious old Indian television shows, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai on Hotstar.
Khichdi is one of the most iconic and old Indian television shows to have aired. Its memorable characters and their catchphrases will never get old as it nears its 15-year mark from when the show was first aired. Watch Khichdi on Disney+ Hotstar.
3. Dekh Bhai Dekh
The show that gave us talented actors like Shekhar Suman and Deven Bhojani, Dekh Bhai Dekh is the story of Diwan family. Three generations of the Diwans stay in their ancestral bungalow in Mumbai and often find themselves in some sort of trouble. Watch the show on Hungama.
4. Office Office
The show is a satire on rampant corruption in various offices. Every episode features a different story and setting in which Musaddilal (Pankaj Kapoor) keeps getting harsh treatment from the officials. You can watch the show on Youtube as well as Sony LIV.
5. Hum Paanch
Before there was Khichdi, there was Hum Paanch! One of the longest running sitcoms on Indian TV, it was the story of Anand Mathur and his five daughters who kept wreaking havoc in his otherwise peaceful existence. Watch the classic show on Zee5.
Three generations of women with supernatural powers living under one roof and doing all kinds of crazy stuff with their magic. How many of you remember their magical mantra? Say it with us “Shring bring sarvaling, bhoot bhavishya vartamaan badling”. Catch this crazy show on Disney+ Hotstar and relive the good days with these leading ladies.
7. Malgudi Days
The show that taught us numerous invaluable lessons during childhood, Malgudi Days is based on short stories by R. K. Narayan. One of the best old Hindi TV serials, it is available on multiple platforms including, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, and Youtube.
The OG superhero of India, Shaktimaan, portrayed by Mukesh Khanna, was the OG! If you don’t believe us, watch it on Amazon Prime Video or Youtube and find out if Gangadhar is Shaktimaan.
The show that introduced us to the King Khan of Bollywood, Fauji, has a special place in the hearts of many as one of the best old Hindi TV serials. It depicted the daily lives of recruits in the army and the struggles they go through. It is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Circus, just like Fauji, played a role in cementing the name of SRK in the hearts of Indian audiences. The show told the story of a young guy who has to manage the operations of a circus that he inherited from his father. The show has a spectacular ensemble cast consisting of Renuka Shahana, Ashutosh Gowariker, and Makarand Deshpande.