In these uncertain times, it can be therapeutic to unwind with a trip down memory lane, whether it’s looking at old photos from when you defiantly refused to part with your unibrow or that one TV show that reminds you of a simpler time. If you want to take a break from the millionth dating reality show Netflix has put out, take a look at our specially curated list of classic TV gems that you can stream online and revisit during the lockdown.
1993 | Comedy
Dekh Bhai Dekh was one of the most popular comedy Hindi sitcom created, developed, edited, directed and line produced by Aanand Mahendroo, produced by Jaya Bachchan, starring, Shekhar Suman, Navin Nischol, Farida Jalal, Bhavana Balsavar, Deven Bhojani, Sushma Seth, Vishal Singh, Nattasha Singh lead roles. It premiered on Doordarshan's metro channel, on 6 May 1993 until 1997. Subsequently, there have been several re-runs on DD National, Sony TV, and SAB TV till 2005. It is considered as a classic, among Indian television shows.The story revolves around three generations of the Diwan family, who live as an extended family in an ancestral bungalow in the suburbs of Mumbai. The serial takes the viewer through their various ups and downs. Their never-say-die attitude helps them overcome sibling rivalry, relationship troubles, business problems, irksome parents and in-laws. A distinctive feature of this show were its fast speaking characters.
2004 | Comedy
Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is a 2005 sitcom featuring a quintessentially upper-class family in Mumbai. The show received a positive response from the critics and public alike and enjoyed one of the best TRPs for an Indian comedy show. In the final episode, the principal characters are seen stating that there would be another season of the series. However, in 2012, Deven Bhojani denied that the series would return.
1993 | Comedy
Zabaan Sambhalke is a Hindi sitcom. An engineer Mohan Bharti is forced to teach Hindi at a language school. His students are people from all corners of the country and the world, exchanging cultures and lost in translations. It is the Indian version of the British sitcom Mind Your Language (1977).