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Missing your daily dose of drama? Here are some old TV shows you can watch online

Planning to watch some old Indian TV shows? Here are our recommendations.

Written by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: May 7, 2020 8:08:26 am
old tv shows Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kumkum and Baa Bahoo Aaur Baby are streaming on Hotstar.

The daily dose of drama is missing from Indian TV currently. All you can watch is some good old Doordarshan shows. So, we have listed ten Indian TV shows you can rewatch online.

Kahan Hum Kahan Tum: Hotstar

Kahan Hum Kahan Tum first impression: Dipika Kakar and Karan V Grover in Kahan Hum Kahan Tum.

Star Plus’ show Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum is the story of an actress Sonakshi (Dipika Kakar) and a surgeon Rohit (Karan V Grover). The two are thorough professionals and overlook their personal life to fulfill their professional responsibilities. What happens when they cross paths and fall in love with each other forms the narrative of the show. It also provides some insight into how the Indian television industry works.

Mere Dad Ki Dulhan: SonyLIV

mere dad ki dulhan tv show A poster of Mere Dad Ki Dulhan.

What happens when great actors like Varun Badola and Shweta Tiwari come together on screen? The audience gets to watch a good show. Mere Dad Ki Dulhan is not your typical Indian TV show. At the heart of it is a beautiful relationship between a single father Amber (Badola) and his young daughter Niya (Anjali Tatrari). Niya wants to set up her father with someone. Enters a forty-something single woman Guneet Sikka (Tiwari), who starts living in Amber’s house as a tenant. Amber and Guneet cannot stand each other but unknowingly start liking each other on a dating app. Watch this show for an entertaining story and some brilliant performances.

Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi: Hotstar

While this show doesn’t need any introduction, anyone looking to go on a nostalgia ride can watch Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. From plastic surgeries to generation leaps, it all started here.

Kumkum: Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan- Hotstar

This K-serial starred Hussain Kuwajerwala and Juhi Parmar. The show had a successful run for seven years and was among the most loved afternoon shows. It was the story of Kumkum (Parmar) whose husband dies of brain tumour and how she is remarried to her husband’s younger brother Sumit (Kuwajerwala).

Sasural Genda Phool: Hotstar

Ragini Khanna and Jay Sonii starrer Sasural Genda Phool is a family comedy-drama set in old Delhi. An uber-rich girl Suhana (Khanna) is married to a middle-class boy Ishaan Kashyap (Soni), who lives in a small house in Chandini Chowk with his family. It is interesting to see how Suhana, after a lot of restraint, develops feelings for Ishaan and also adopts the culture of his family. The cute moments of romance between Suhana and Ishaan made them one of the most loved TV couples of the last decade.

Baa Bahoo Aur Baby: Hotstar

baa bahu aur baby Deven Bhojani and Sarita Joshi in Baa Bahoo Aur Baby. (Express archive photo)

The show revolves around a middle-class Gujarati family led by matriarch Ba (Sarita Joshi). It is a simple story with a perfect mix of situational comedy and drama.

Airlines-Har Udaan Ek Toofan: Hotstar

A still from Airlines-Har Udaan Ek Toofan.

The 26-episode show, written by Advaita Kala, is set against the backdrop of the aviation industry and features actors Tulip Joshi and Yudhisthir (VJ Yudi) essaying the lead roles of commercial pilots. The story revolves around Ananya Rawat (Joshi), an ambitious and hardworking middle-class girl. Her parents have spent all their money on making their daughter a pilot. And, she is the first female pilot of Indie Airlines, where she has to fight the patriarchal mindset along with doing her job.

Kasauti Zindagi Kay: Hotstar

Ekta Kapoor’s K-serial from the 2000s, starring Shweta Tiwari and Cezzane Khan, and its lightning sound effect after anything significant happens, is still etched in the memory of every 90s kid. It is the story of Anurag (Khan) and Prerna (Tiwari) who fall in love and get separated when they are about to tie the knot. Later, they unite again but end up walking away from each other. The daily saga continued for eight years and became a ticket to fame for many small screen actors.

Bidaai: Hotstar

Alok Nath in Bidaai-Sapna Babul Ka. (Express archive photo)

Rajan Shahi’s daily soap Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai was Star Plus’ numero uno show. Based around cousins, Ragini (Parul Chauhan) and Saadhna (Sara Khan), it called out the bias against girls with darker skin tone.

Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha: Voot

Featuring Kunal Karan Kapoor and Aakanksha Singh, Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha is the story of a widowed mother with two children, Megha, and crime reporter Mohan. Their lives intertwine as they start working for the same newspaper. After a lot of turbulence in their relationship, they fall in love and fight the taboo around widow remarriage.

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