TV wrap 2013: Small screen and its big moments

Jaskiran Kapoor surfs through the highs and lows of Indian television in 2013.

Written by Express News Service | Published: December 27, 2013 4:49 am

Jaskiran Kapoor surfs through the highs and lows of Indian television in 2013.

Komedy King

Kapil Sharma and his Comedy Nights with Kapil,with eccentric characters,on the spot skits,Kapilisms and Sidhuisms,became a TRP monster for Colors

<pBOO AGAIN: The original dance reality show,Boogie Woogie,returned. OPEN CASE: Sony’s CID hit the 1000 episode mark and earned the distinction of being the longest running show on Indian television with an airtime of 16 years. Something New: Putting an end to serial jet lag,Star World Premier treated Indian audiences to simultaneous broadcasts of what Americans were watching. Another first was Star Sports introducing a full-time Hindi sports channel. Ekta Kapoor came up with Ek Thhi Naayka,a mini series of 16 episodes just to promote her film Ek Thi Daayan. A first ever. Game Changer Anil Kapoor’s 24 redefined Indian television by giving it an American hit series adapted to Indian sensibilities Blockbuster Boss: The 7th season will go down as the most controversial and highest-rated edition of Bigg Boss as reality turned real when Armaan Kohli was arrested from the house on a complaint filed by co-contestant Sofia Hayat. Every contestant had his moment,from Ajaz’s Ek number,Andy’s aloo bade karaare,Gauhar and Kushal’s love story and host Salman Khan flirting with Ellie Avram. Bigg year. Gods & Titans Channels paid their respect to historicals and the mythological with Mahabharata,Jodha Akbar,Bharat Ka Veer Putra — Maharana Pratap and Buddha History Repeated Channels such as Doordarshan and History Channel pressed the refresh button with re-runs of Byomkesh Bakshi,Srikanth and the iconic Tamas The Third Eye: One of the most powerful images of 2013 was Lord Shiva’s towering sculpture standing tall and braving the watery onslaught in Uttarakhand. The Curios Case of Gutthi: Social networks,TRPs and media went into a tizzy when Gutthi (Sunil Grover) had an abrupt exit from Comedy Nights with Kapil. We want her back! Ad Vantage: Commercials acted as catalysts of change with their tone of social responsibility. Havells’ husband taking his wife’s surname ad,Tanishq’s second chances ad,and the memorable Google Reunion campaign were much loved. Tam Tamasha: The deadlock over TAM ratings continued.

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