Sometimes we still think about these Indian TV shows that used to be a part of our daily routine for all the drama and fun.
Pyaar ki yeh ek kahaani
Oof. Indian Edward Cullen and Bella Imao. Make fun of it all you want but Abhay Raichand and Piya Dobriyal supernatural love story with a hint of Wolfboy Jay was a perfect power punch back in 2010! Besides a fair amount of storylines working parallely, it was Vivian Dsena whose innocent yet stud like look made girls go mad. Who wouldn’t want a Vampire boyfriend? Jhoot mat bolna please and just say “thanks” to Ekta Kapoor for bringing this sasta twilight romance on Indian screens.
Dill Mill Gayye
Armaan and Riddhima used to rule our hearts back then. Some irony for all the 90’s kids who are medical interns now doing some actual work. Because yahan surgeries or ilaaj ke alava sab hota tha. Watching this show with parents and listening to them say “Ye sab sikhate hai medical studies me?” was all part of the good ol’ days. Anyway, *continues to whistle the soundtrack*
Dhoom Machaao Dhoom
India’s answer to high school musical! Pink Band vice n Fire. Iconic. From Aaddy the daddy of the cool to Koel’s two chachis who repeated everything she said, this was our go-to show back in school.
The central plot of remix will immediately give you a SOTY vibe- elite school, rich kids, snobby parents and ego clashes. But the character development was way better wherein Tia, Anvesh, Yuvraj and Ranveer, all coming from different backgrounds form a musical group to reach the zenith of success.
Miley Jab Hum Tum
Remember jab 1 GB internet ke liye kidney bechna padti thi and the television was OG? This college drama was much loved by viewers for its relatable characters and innocent love stories. Revolving around the lives of two sisters and their struggle to fit into a city life, lands them in college romance with the hunks of the college. Yaha bhi padhai ke alava sab hota tha. Dil Mill Gaye & Miley Jab Hum Tum. OG’s.
So this series is based in IIT Roorkee *reality check* FITE Roorkee, jahan actually me humne padhai hoti dekhi hai. Unlike other college oriented TV shows, idhar genuinely sab padhte the. Randhir Singh Shekhawat, the arrogant topper who is soft at heart, falls in love with Sanyukta Agarwal, his nemesis turned friend. Their chemistry was more intelligence based than any other duo on screen. This series gave us closure and a perfect love-hate relationship with a tinge of women empowerment
Kaisi Yeh Yaarian
The show had an excellent balance between romance and friendship and serious issues like pregnancy, gay relationships etc. Nandini, the lead is a strong-headed girl who knows how to throw a punch as well as a joke. The series had a fair number of guest appearances including Shaan, Badshah among others.
Humse hai life
This show sailed on uncharted territories as it featured the story of a young female boxer on her way to power punch through patriarchal society and her elitist school (the actual name of the school was Elite School). Full of drama and romance it was another kind of high we only experienced as kids. Now when you see two boxers sharing a romantic moment in between sparring, you’d call the show a complete bust. But not then!!! 🙂
Left Right Left
A youth show based on a military setting was pretty cool just thematically. Naveen gets tagged as a traitor and his sister Naina infiltrates a military camp as a trainee to prove his innocence. The story unfolds later to reveal more characters related to the conspiracy. The show ran for two seasons and was praised for its plot and pacing.
ufff, those days of simple love and breezy drama :’)