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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Remembering Old Doordarshan Serials

To start with I would like to Thanks. I have borrowed lots of stuff from them to prepare this list. They are listed following. For details chek their sites.

http://www.pha.jhu.edu/~sundar/tp/serial.html
www.hamarabollywood.com
www.arjunprabhu.com/blog


Aa Bail Mujhe Maar
,Comedy,E,Anu Kapoor,,,,
* "Cast : Amol Palekar, Harish Patel, Ajit Vachhani"
A 15-minute show every Saturday afternoon featuring Amol Palekar as a henpecked husband who never seems to stop inviting trouble

Adha Sach Adha Jhooth, P:Rajesh Khanna, M:Pancham

Aakhari Dao
Farukh sheikh and Deepati Naval

Adalat ... A serial on Court Cases

Ados Pados,Comedy,E,Vinnie Paranjape,,,,
*"Cast:Amol Palekar", "P& D Sai Paranjape"
A Sai Paranjpe sitcom about a bunch of neighbours in a chawl, featuring her typical group of Maharashtrian actors like Arun Joglekar. Not bad.

Air hostess,Drama,S,
Kitu Gidwani plays an air hostess on this show. She's a cutie
*Director : Vinod Pande

Aisa Bhi Hota hain,Reality,E,,,,,
"Anchor : Monika Laal"

Alice in Wonderland, L:Gulzar

Anand

Appu Aur Pappu: The 1984 Asian Games were held in New Delhi, and the mascot was Appu the Elephant. You guys remember Appu Ghar? Theme parks were a novelty at the time. The Jantar Mantar was also an associated logo, wasn't it? A lot of kids in my class spent a lot of time trying to make sure THEIR picture of Appu the Elephant was closest to the actual mascot. Appu Aur Pappu is a show from the mid- to late 80s involving a shikari (played by a magaan yinsaan whose name I forget - but he was a regular fixture on all the Delhi-based TV shows, and might have even featured in Ramayan and Mahabharat in one role or the other. He was definitely in Ramayan. Mahabharat had a higher production value and sucked a lot less.) who rescues a baby elephant named Appu. Shikariji adopts the pachyderm so that he can find a playmate for his son Pappu. Is it my imagination, or did the show have a detective bent to it? As in, Little Kid and Pet Elephant Solve Crimes? I'm sure there were poachers ALL the time on this show, threatening the elephant's life. This show was on Sunday mornings. The title song:

Appu aur Pappu ki dekho yaari
Kitni pyaari, kitni nyaari
Appu aur Pappu, Pappu aur Appu
Appu aur Pappu!

Bahadur Shah Zafar
- B.R.Chopra

Banate Bigadte, Paresh Rawal, Reeta Bhaduri, Rakesh Chaudhary

Basera
Mehmood as a lead role and Channa Ruparel.
Story about Tenants

Babaji ka bioscope (used to come on sunday morning , it was a show for kids)

Baigan raja(Childrens' Programme)

Bharat Ek Khoj,Historical,ED,Om Puri,,,,
"Director:Shyam Benegal"

Buniyaad,Drama,S,Alok Nath
"Director : Ramesh Sippy"

Byomkesh Bakshi

Chanakya,Historical,S,Dr. Chandra Shekhar
"Cast: Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, Dinesh Shakul", "P & D : Dr.
Dwivedi"

Chandrakanta
Nirja Guleri (Made khichdi of story) Yakku


Chhoti Badi Baatein,Comedy,E,Ashok Saraf
"Cast : Sulabha and Arvind Deshpande, Babloo Mukherjee"

Chunauti ,Youth,S,
Cast : "Rajeev Verma, Ajeet Vachhani"
Music : Sapan Jagmohan Director :Rakesh Chaudhari, Prod : Samvaad
Title : Man ek seepi hai, asha moti hai har pal jeevan ka ek chunauti hai Singer : Amit Kumar

Chunni: a story of two friends turned into foes set against the backdrop of Punjab,produced by B.R. Chopra

Chitrahaar

Chayageet

Circus,Drama,S,
Cast : Shahrukh, Renuka Shahane, Pawan Malhotra

Cricket with Mohinder Amarnath

Daane Anaar Ke,Family,E,Shailendra Yadav
Cast : Shailendra, Neena Gupta, Ajit Vachhani"
Music : Vishal Lyrics : Gulzar
Title : Kissa hai kahani hai paheli hai, zindagi ye moosa ki saheli hai"

Darpan - Serial showing stories
Title music

Dekh Bhai Dekh,Comedy,E,
Directed by Anand Mahendroo
Produced by Sarasvati A & V (Jaya Bachchan)
"Cast: Shekhar Suman, Naveen Nishchol, Fareeda Jalaal, Bhavna, Deven Bhojani, Liliput"
Title : Is rang badalti dunia me kya tera hai kya mera hai.. dekh bhai dekh..

Dada dadi ki kahaniya (used to come on sunday evening). Short stories for kids.Starring : Leela mausi aka Leela Mishra.

Dil Dariya(1990)
Shahrukh Khan as the lead role.Story about pre and post partition

Doosra kewal(1989)
Another Shahrukh khan serial.

Ek dil Hazaar Afsane

Ek Do Teen Char,Children,E,
Title : Ek do teen char, chaaro mil ke saath chale to karde chamatkar

Ek Kahaani,Literature,ED,
Anchor and Director Manju Singh
Debute serial of Pallavi Joshi

Ek Kahani Aur Mili, D:Gulzar

Ek tara bole,Stories

Farmaan,
starring Kanwaljit singh, Raja Bundela

Faster Fene

Fauji,Youth,S,Shahrukh Khan
P & D : Colonel Kapoor

Fool Khile hain gulshan gulshan
Host: Tabassum

Flop Show,Comedy,E,
Cast : Jaspal Bhatti, Vivek Shouq, Savita Bhatti
P & D : Jaspal Bhatti

Giant Robot
- Cartoon (Japenese dubbed in hindi)

Guchchhe

Guniram (”Guniram bhai guniram aa pahuche bambai dham”)

Gul Gulshan Gulfaam,Drama,S,Pareekshit Sahani
Cast : Pankaj Berry
Producer : Cinevista

Hum Log,Drama,S,
Cast : "Vinod Nagpal, Jayashree, Seema Bhargave, Rajesh Joshi, Renuka Israni, Divya Seth, Abhinav Chaturvedi, Kaamia Malhotra"
Producer : Doordarshan
Director : P Kumar Vasudev
Writer Manohar Shyam Joshi
Title : Aaiye haath uthaayein hum bhi.. hum bhi
Music : Anil Biswas
Wikipedia IMDB

He Man & Masters of Universe
- Cartoon (Any one with audio Clip…..????)

Hello Zindagi,Current Affairs,E,
anchor : Nalini Singh
Title Music and Singer : Jagjeet Singh
Title song : Hai lau zindagi, zindagi noor hai magar isme jalne ka dastoor hai

Himaalay darshan

History of Man
- Cartoon

Honee Anhonee - on super natural powers/ past life

Hum Paanchi Ek chaal Ke

Idhar Udhar,Comedy,E,"Deena Pathak, Supriya"
Cast include Ratna Shah, Ravi Vasvaani
Directed by Anand Mahendroo

Indradhanush,Sci-Fi,S,
Cast : Karan Johar (as Apu) and Akshay Anand
Directed by Anand Mahendroo

Intezar
The message of this serial was a mother waiting for her seperated son.This serial was exclusively shot on railway platform. The main characters were Rajendra Gupta,Sangeeta Naik,Pawan Malhotra etc.

Isi Bahane Directed by Anand Mahendroo
Isi Bahane,Drama-Comedy,"KJ,KTS, Mazhar Khan, Supriya, Ratna Pathak,
Sushmita Mukherjee, Liliput",late 80s,Anand Mahendroo

Jamai Raja,Comedy,E,
Directed by Anant Mahadevan

Jantar Mantar-starrring Vikram Gokhale

Kab Tak Pukaroon,Literature,S,Pankaj Kapoor
Directed by Sudheer Mishra

Kabir, Anu Kapoor, Anil Chaudhary

Kaka Ji kahin
- Om Puri (Chewing Pan and his Bihari Tone - Ka Kahat ho Kaka Ji), Shail Chatuervedi, Basu Chatterjee (satire)

Karam Chand,Detective,E,Pankaj Kapoor
Cast "Sushmita Mukherji, Deepak Qazir"
Directed by Pankaj Parashar
Music : Either Kersy Lord or Lesley lewis

Kashmakash - Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Javed Jaffery and Ali Khan

Katha Saagar,Literature,ED,
Producer : Cinevista

Khandaan,Drama,S,Jayant Kripalani
Directed by Sreedhar Kshirsagr
starring : Neena Gupta , Mohan Bhandari. This serial started the trend of mega family serials.

Khali Haath, Madan Jain

Khel Khel Mein

Khilti kaliyan-Adult Education Programme

Khoj, Suspence, Crime (Raat ko aata tha)

Kirdaar, Om Puri, D:Gulzar

Mulla Naseerudin,Literature,E,Raghuvir Yadav
Directed by Aman Allana

Kile Ka Rahasya,Mystery,E,
Directed by Seema Kapoor

Kshitij Yeh Nahin: a serial by late Actress Durga Khote on widow remarriage, it had an excellent performance by Supriya Pilgaonkar(the lady later on wasted in Tu Tu Main Main.)

Lohit Kinare
- Had title score from famous Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika.??? is that correct????
(Short Stories)

Malgudi Days
- R.K.Narayan, Manjunath AKA Swami


Mamaji
Deven Verma.
Another Tenant story

Mirza Ghalib , based on the life of legendary poet/shayar Mirza Assadullah Khan Ghalib. Starring : Naseeruddin Shah , directed by : Gulzar.

Mitti ke rang based on short stories written by Mr. Mohan Rakesh

Mr. Yogi
- Mohan Gokhale - Yogesh Ishwarlal Patel AKA Y.I.Patel AKA Mr. Yogi
- Om Puri - Narrator
(satire on weddings)

Mrugnayani based on a novel written by Mr. Vrindavanlal Varma. Starring : Pallavi Joshi,Mohan Bhandari

Mungerilal ke haseen Sapne - Raghuvir Yadav

Muzrim Hazir hai

Nayi Dishayen - Vivek Vasvani as a drug addict.

Neem Ka Ped

Neev - About these kids living in a hostel

Nirmala written by Legandary Munshi Premchand (original name Dhanpat rai) , starring : preeti khare.

Nukkad - Mast serial

Nupur
- with Hema Malini and Shekhar Kapur

Office Office
Pankaj Kapoor

Pachpan Khambe Laal Diwarein - with Meeta Vashisht Aman verma as Neel.

Palash ke phool

PARAM VIR CHAKRA

Parivartan (with Bina (Pradeep Kumar's daughter) as the matriach of a rich family)

Phatichar (”arrey yaar phatichar tu itna emotional kyu hai yaar?”)
Pankaj Kapoor

Philips top 10 (with pankaj kapoor & satish kaushik- of “vadda aaun?” fame)

Phir wahi Talash , starring : Ashwini Kumar , Neelima Azim, S.M. Zaheer .
Story about a village boy who comes to city for pursuing some professional degree and falls in love with the daughter of flat owner. quite a sentimental story.

Potali Baba Ki

Pratham PratiShruti

Quiz Time
- Siddartha Basu (Tan ki Shakti Man ki Shakti Bournvita) – (Quz Show)

Raja aur Rancho

Rajni
- Priya Tendulkar (Women rights)

Rangoli - Sunday Morning Songs

Rath chakra

Sauda: A classic story made by B.R.Chopra/Ravi Chopra

Sanjha Chulha

Shrikant

Sinhasan Battisi
Supposed to show 32 episodes - one for each doll on King's Sinhasan. But they just stopped after 11 episodes

Space City Sigma

Spider Man
- Cartoon (Spider Man... Spider Man does whatever spider can....)

Stone Boy

Street hawk
(english serial dubbed in hindi by the ddmetro)

Subah
Salim Gouse, Prem, R.D.Burman - Musical Score (Social issues)

Sukanya-Natasha Sinha and Harish Bhimani

Sunil Gavaskar Presents
- Sunil Gavaskar (Cricket)

Suraag
(soodesh berry)

Surubhi
Siddharth Kak and Renuka Sahane

Swavlamban-How to be self independent.

Tamas based on a novel written by Bhishm Sahani (brother of actor Balraj Sahani), starring : Om Puri, Deepa Sahi.

Tehkikaat
(vijay anand(dev anand brother))

Tiger (DD Metro - Kitu Gidwani)

The Adventures of Baron Trenck: A miniseries consisting of hour-long episodes, based on the two volumes The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck by Friedrich Freiherr von der Trenck. Even though I understood very little of the political climate of the mid-18th century from this show, and even though it was on at some ridiculously late hour (midnight, I think, for a reason), we would often stay up for the costumes - boobs that seemed to overflow, excessive cleavage, and women who, we thought, for some reason had opened umbrellas inside their skirts. Aired late Tuesday nights.

The Disney Show
- Micky, Donald Duck

The Sword of Tipu Sultan -
Sanjay Khan (almost burnt him to death)

Tehreer Munshi Premchand Ki [Director Gulzar]

Tenaliram

Thoda Saa aasman:Excellent performances by Nadira and Deepti Naval and a unique story of feminist revolution.

Turning Point
- Girish Karnad or Naseerudin Shah.?????? (Was about Science)

The World This Week
- Prannoy Roy (news Mag)

Udaan
Main cast-Lalita Choudhary,Vikram Gokhale,Uttara Baokar.

Vikram Betal , based on adventures of king of Ujjayaini , Vikramaditya and a ghost Betal. Starring : Arun Govil and veteran movie actor Sajjan.

Wah Janaab featuring Shekhar Suman

Wagle Ki Duniya: a satirical commedy produced by Durga Khote on modern society.

Yatra(1986)
This entire serial was based on the journey on Indian Railways.I think the message was how railways contribute to the national integration.Om Puri as the main anchor traverses the length of the country from Kanyakumari to Jammu.

Yeh jo hai zindagi , this was the first hit comedy serial. this serial gave fame to so many actors.Starring : satish shah, shafi inamdar, rakesh bedi , swaroop sampat, vijay kashyap, sulbha arya, tiku talsaniya

Zabhan Sambhal ke

8 Comments:

  • At 12:40 AM, Anonymous Parag said…

    Nice listing!! i could recollect most of it, not the stories though. how i wish i could watch them right now!
    And it was Naseerudin Shah in turning point.

     
  • At 8:27 PM, Anonymous Indianmaster said…

    How about when DD metro was launched ?
    Remeber Superhit mukabla and all ??

     
  • At 11:33 AM, Blogger ali said…

    It is great to see all these old time favorite serials these all are memorize the older days .
    dd metro was good that time and shold get the same as dd 1

     
  • At 7:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks for the list. Yaad aa gaya goozra zamana.
    Does anyone recall a old cartoon called "The Early Man" used to come late at night around early 80's.

     
  • At 10:54 PM, Anonymous vikrumseth@yahoo.com said…

    o my god.. u brought memories
    gosh!!! and what memory u have :)

     
  • At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    there was one serial i forgot name...shwo timings were 3-5 between

    it was cartton show disney..
    sindbad,monkey,jinni,
    do anyone know that serial name

     
  • At 8:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvgood collection & vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvgood effort

    but u forget kashish lead role by malvika Tiwari & Sudesh Beri

     
  • At 1:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    does any one remember one serial telecasted during 80's in afternoon it was

    TUMHARE LIYE

    geeta

     

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