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July 30, 2014 Wednesday     

Doordarshan - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

This write-up is like a nostalgic trip down the memory lane when apart from the movie world the only visual entertainment source we had was the Doordarshan. Before the Cable Revolution arrived in India around 1991, every person in a household had his own favourite serial as per their choices and they all used to sit glued to the small screen at their fixed times and week-days. But the best (or sad) part is that the most of the below mentioned serials still remain the pioneer masterpieces in their different genres and that’s why the  Home Video market is rightly bringing them all back in the form of DVDs. So let’s go back in our golden days of Television Entertainment reading all these famous serial titles.

1.      Aur Bhi Gham Hain Zamane Mein (Drama)
(Most of the friends here may not have heard of it but this is the first serial I can recall watching on Doordarshan in the late 70s or the early 80s.)

Air Hostess 
3.      Ados Pados (Comic Family Drama)
4.      Apradhi Kaun (Mystery/Detective Serial)
5.   Bharat Ek Khoj (Historical / Mythological) (Available on Home Video)
6.      Buniyaad (Drama)
7.      Byomkesh Bakshi (Detective Serial) (Available on Net but awaited on Home Video)
8.      Barrister Vinod (Crime/Detective Serial)
9.      Bahadur Shah Zafar (Available on Home Video)
10.  Chitrahaar (Weekly presentation of new & old songs)
11. Circus (Drama/Comedy)

12.   Dada Dadi Ki Kahaniyaan (Children/Educative/Fantasy Tales)
13.   Ek Do Teen Chaar (Children Mystery/Detective Serial)
14.   Fauji (Drama) (Available on Home Video)
15.   Flop Show (Comedy) (Available on Home Video)
16.   Hum Log (Drama)
17.   Honi Anhoni (Based on Supernatural Stories)
18.   Idhar Udhar (Comedy) 
19.   Kachhi Dhoop (Drama) (Available on Home Video)
20.   Kahan Gaye Woh Log (Historical)
21.   Kakaji Kahin (Social-Political Comedy)
22.   Katha Sagar (Drama - Literature) (Available on Home Video)
23.   Karamchand (Detective Serial)
24.   Khandaan (Drama)
25. Kiley Ka Rehasya (Suspense/Horror)
26. Ladoo Singh Taxi Wala (Comedy/Drama)

27.   Moughli (Based on Jungle Book) (Children) (Available on Home Video)
28.   Mahabaharat (Mythological) (Available on Home Video)
29.   Malgudi Days (Comedy – Drama - Literature) (Available on Home Video)
30.   Mirza Ghalib (Poetry – Drama - Historical) (Available on Home Video)
31.   Mr. Yogi (Drama/Comedy)
32.   Mr. & Mrs. (Drama/Comedy)
33.   Mungerilaal Ke Haseen Sapne (Comedy)
34.   Mulla Nasruddin (Naseeruddin) (Comedy)

35.   Nukkad (Comedy/Drama) (Available on Home Video)
36.   Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan (Celebrity Interviews)
37.   Rajni (Social Drama)
38.   Ramayan (Mythological) (Available on Home Video) 

39.   Saptahiki (Weekly Announcements of Forthcoming programmes)
40.   Surabhi (Variety Programme)
41.   Subah (Drama on Drugs)
42.   Shrikant (Drama/Literature)
43.   Tamas (Historical) (Available on Home Video)
44.   Tenali Rama (Drama/Literature) (Available on Home Video)
45.   The Sword of Tipu Sultan (Historical) (Available on Home Video)
46.   Udaan (Drama) (Available on Home Video)
47.   Ulta Pulta (Comedy) (Available on Home Video)
48.   Vikram Aur Betaal (Fantasy Tales) (Available on Home Video)
49.   Wagle Ki Duniya (Comedy)
50.   Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (Comedy) (Available on Home Video)
And there are three worth mentioning masterpieces among the recent serials :
Dekh Bhai Dekh (Comedy) (Available on Home Video)
Zabaan Sambhal Ke (Comedy) (Featuring Pankaj Kapoor) (Available on Home Video)
Office Office (Comedy) (Featuring Pankaj Kapoor) (Available on Home Video)
Please let me know if I missed out any famous serial of yours in the list as they all got to be there to make it a complete article in all aspects.

(Updated in May 2014)
Note : Due to more than 500 responses to the post, having some valuable and rare information about various useful links, the interaction has been compiled into yearly PDF files available for download at the links given below.

So all interested friends can go through these informative comments and responses by clicking the following links.

Tags : Doordarshan Famous Serials of 70s & 80s, Articles on Cinema and Television, Articles on TV Serials, Indian TV in the 80s, Cable TV in India, Cable Revolution in India, TV Serials at www.bobbytalkscinema.com
26 December 2009 / bobbysing /
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22 Responses to ‚ÄúRemembering the unforgettable Doordarshan Serials of the last century.‚ÄĚ
Bobby Sing   
submitted on 01 June 2014

To all the like-minded readers here,

Since the article was posted in December 2009, there have been more than 600 comments on the same with mention of all the remaining titles, many valuable links and some rare information about our loved serials of that golden era, which might not be there on the net in a collective form.

So if you are really interested then you can easily go through all those comments and discussion now compiled in PDF files (year wise) shared in the links given below the post.

The files can be downloaded with just a click and then accessed as per your convenience to once again feel that nostalgia of those forgotten times.

With a hope that you would love to go back in that golden era with so much info about all those serials to cherish and enjoy!


submitted on 09 June 2014
i want know about ek do teen char tv serial ke four acters ke name plz send
submitted on 09 June 2014

Dear Faisal,
I am not able to recall the names of all the four but one of them is Ali Asgar, who is now playing the famous Dadi's role in Kapil Sharma's comedy Show.
But in case you havent found the link then you can now watch the title song of the serial by clicking below :


submitted on 11 June 2014
hi bobby ji
i want to see honi-anhoni title song if you have that's serial title song or one episode then pls upload because it's really important for me answer me i repeat it's very important pls.............................. upload honi- anhoni title song or one episode.
submitted on 11 June 2014

H Jeet Ji,
Unfortunately the serial and its title song has not been uploaded by anyone at Youtube as a personal contribution. And Youtube remains the only place where we can find something of the past.
Still I would keep on searching and let you know asap.

Nikhil Tyagi   
submitted on 12 June 2014
Hello Bobby ji I am searching a serial name with title track AAKASH BAHUT OOCHA H AUR DOOR BAHUT H TARE its a science fiction serial please tell me if you know the name I want to download that title track
submitted on 17 June 2014

Hi Nikhil,
Sadly at my end I dont have any info of this particular serial but lets see if any friend here can come up with some info in the further comments.

submitted on 15 June 2014
I guess you missed Junior G and Shaktimaan!?
submitted on 15 June 2014

Dear KB,
Please refer to the first comment above, posted for all friends visiting and finding some names missing.

submitted on 16 June 2014
Dear Bobby ji
Its been a while I havent given any new input to this forum..howver now I do have some new inputs.
Serial Param Veer Chakra now available on youtube
Serial Rajni(Only one episode available on youtube)
Serial Mungerilal ke haseen Sapane(only one episode on youtube)
Serial Buniyaad (available on Desitv forum)

submitted on 17 June 2014

Once again thanks a lot Rashmi Ji and I am sure many friends would like to say A Big Thanks to you too for this valuable timely information about the precious serials.

Keep Visiting and Writing in,

D S   
submitted on 08 July 2014
I am sure doordarshan can be totally revamped just by re telecasting the old serials of the 80s. I would love to watch them all again, especially Himalaya Darshan (i am still unable to get hold of a copy of it :(
submitted on 16 July 2014

Dear DS
I am not sure about Himalaya Darshan, but DOORDARSHAN has been airing many of the past gems in the recent years too but on its distinctive channels like National Doordarshan Channel, Urdu Channel and others.
So please keep chekcing the telecast schedule published in the daily newspapers to get some exact info.


submitted on 08 July 2014
Hello Bobby Sir ji

Can i get MP3 title Track of the serial Mulla Naseeruddin..I like it very much..the music is just fantastic. the music was given by Mr Louis Banks. I want to keep this music as my mobile ringtone..Superb music.
Please anyone if having please do send on my email ID

submitted on 16 July 2014

Dear Chandrakant Ji,
Please chek your email ID and I hope it serves your purpose well.


submitted on 12 July 2014

Hello ,
I would need complete Mulla nasiruddin serial videos.
PLease send me the link or any details from where videos can be downloaded.

submitted on 16 July 2014

Hi Kifayath,
At this moment you can watch one episode at the following link and as per the date mentioned by the person who has posted it, the serial is presently being airied on Doordarshan's Urdu Channel too.




submitted on 15 July 2014
Salaam Bobby Sir
I am regular reader of your blog and really find it very interesting and entertaining. Sir, the kind of serials which I used to watch and grow up were truly mesmerizing. All the good stuff were there on our very own Door Darshan. How I wish my son would have been enjjoying and at the same time learning a lot from them. Today in the jungle of cable T.V, film or serials especially for children don't find there way.

Thank you for bringing the nostalgia...
submitted on 16 July 2014

Dear Nazia,
A big thanks to you for being a regular reader of my works and believe me the pleasure is really mine to share such valuable nostalgia with all like friends here.
S keep visiting and writing in,

submitted on 15 July 2014
hi! i m so happy to read names of all soaps i saw in my childhood. can i pls get link where i can watch other episodes of 'rajani' except one on youtube.

submitted on 16 July 2014

Hi Rashmi,
At present its only Youtube where we can find these old gems, so keep visiting the same page as the person might be uploading more soon.


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