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101 Classic Old Doordarshan Serials From the 1980's and 90's


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Let's revisit all these and many more.

Let's revisit all these and many more.

All Your Favorite Classic Old Doordarshan Shows

Do you remember the old Doordarshan (DD) shows that you watched so affectionately? Those days were special and will not be forgotten. This article is all about 101 of the greatest Old Doordarshan (DD) shows of the past.

The magic that these DD shows had can't be replaced. You may think that they are gone and lost forever, but they can still be found on the internet, if you know where to look. We can experience many of the great old Doordarshan classics as they are uploaded online. Some even have their home video DVDs, so you can enjoy your old DD favorites anytie, anywhere.

Serials like Alif Laila, Malgudi Days, and Shrimaan Shrimati are especially close to my heart. Many others like Surabhi, Bharat Ek Khoj, Mahabharat were highly informative. And several others were extraordinarily entertaining. Doordarshan really had something for everyone.

So, let's have a recap of the best classic Doordarshan serials of the 80's and 90's.

1| Alif Laila (1997 - 2002)

  • Lead: Shahnawaz Pradhan, Seema Kanwal
  • Episodes: 260
  • Directed by: Anand Sagar, Prem Sagar, Moti Sagar
  • Description: The hit series where Shah Nawaz played the lead character excellently.
  • Why do I remember this: The storyline of this was magical. There was always a feeling of wanting more when an episode ended. Of course, the opening song was marvelous. A true DD classic.

2| Buniyaad (1986)

Buniyaad serial DVD cover

Buniyaad serial DVD cover

  • Lead: Alok Nath
  • Episodes: 105
  • Directed by: Ramesh Sippy and Jyoti Sarup
  • Description: Buniyaad went on to become a hugely popular serial which showcased the life of a common man after India's partition and its aftereffects. Alok Nath was selected for the prime role of a freedom fighter. Some other known faces are Dilip Tahil, Goga Kapoor, and Soni Razdan.
  • Why do I remember this: I saw this when Buniyaad was re-aired after its initial successful run. And I'm glad I saw it. Master Haveliram's simpleton life entangled with tragedy connected viewers in many ways.

3| Byomkesh Bakshi (1993)

  • Lead: Rajit Kapur, KK Raina, Sukanya Kumar
  • Episodes: 34
  • Directed by: Basu Chatterjee
  • Description: The crime detection series based on the novel written by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The show still has a cult following in which Rajit Kapur played the lead role. Well crafted episodes with attention to every detail make this one a treat to watch.
  • Why do I remember this: I've always liked suspense thrillers. I don't remember any other crime detection serial which is liked by one and all. More recently, CID tried doing the same for which it was successful only for the initial years. Of late, it is turning into more of a comedy.

4| Bharat Ek Khoj (1988)

  • Lead: Om Puri, Roshan Seth, Tom Alter and many others.
  • Episodes: 53
  • Directed by: Shyam Benegal
  • Description: Shyam Benegal's direction brought forward to us the history of India. The series has altogether 53 episodes showcasing the story of caste formation, Ramayan, Emperor Ashoka, Kalidas, Akbar - The Great, and many more. The vivid and simplistic approach to showcase India's history is impressive.
  • Why do I remember this: This is the best history lesson you or your child can get. Even to the point, our school teachers used to advise us to watch this for a better understanding of India's history.

5| Chandrakanta (1994 - 1996)

  • Lead: Shahbaaz Khan, Shikha Swaroop
  • Episodes: 130
  • Directed by: Nirja Guleri
  • Description: This was based on the novel written by the same name. Though, this ran into controversy as the book writer's grandson accused them of misrepresenting concepts. Only after the Supreme Court's order, the show was reinstated. A real break for Doordarshan fans!
  • Why do I remember this: Because of the title song is sung by Sonu Nigam. Of course, we were small to know that it has been sung by Sonu Nigam. But the title song was really great which goes like this.....so sing along...

Opening Song

Chandrakanta Ki Kahani,

Yeh Mana Hai Purani,

Yeh Purani Hokar Bhi,

Badi Lagti Hai Suhani,

Lohgad Vijaygad Mein Thi Takraar,

Lohgad Ka Tha Jo Rajkumar,

Chandrakanta Se Karta Tha Pyar (2).

Listen It Now

6| Circus (1989)

  • Lead: SRK, Renuka Shahane, Sameer Khakhar
  • Episodes: 19
  • Directed by: Aziz Mirza & Kundan Shah
  • Description: Enter Shahrukh Khan. Shahrukh played the lead role of Raghavan, a Malayalee circus artist. Other actors who went on to make a name for themselves after this are Renuka Sahane (love-interest of Shahrukh), and Ashutosh Gowarikar (SRK's friend?).
  • Why do I remember this: It was later in the years, that SRK had become King Khan of Bollywood. Many discussions on SRK started or ended praising his humble roots and how he is a self-made man who started with serials like circus etc.

Watch An Episode of Circus

7| Chanakya: An Epic Saga (1991 - 1992)

  • Lead: Chandraprakash Dwivedi
  • Episodes: 47
  • Directed by: Chandraprakash Dwivedi
  • Description: This series is based on the eminent thinker, teacher, philosopher of the 4th century. Apart from that Chanakya was one of the earliest political thinkers and served as the chief adviser of emperor Chandragupta Maurya. This epic serial has had the honor of getting many international awards. A total of 47 episodes was aired in 1991 on a weekly basis.
  • Why do I remember this: The master strategist that Chanakya was and his teachings can be used even in the 21st century. Therefore, after long completing its run and re-run, you could see many people with the book Chanakya Neeti.

8| Dekh Bhai Dekh (1993 - 1994)

  • Lead: Shekhar Suman, Farida Jalal, Navin Nischol etc.
  • Episodes: 66
  • Directed by: Anand Mahendroo
  • Description: The complete family drama-comedy show which will definitely put a smile on your face - and that's guaranteed. Diwan family was indeed deewani.
  • Why do I remember this: Is Rang Badalti Duniya Mein...Kya Tera Hai Kya Mera...Dekh Bhai Dekh. I remember the character of Shekhar Suman where he used to recite his dialogue non-stop, the character of Gareema played by Deven Bhojani, and will you ever forget the short man Lilliput? And do you remember the credits at the start showing Jaya Bachchan's name zooming in the front? A Doordarshan classic!

Dekh Bhai Dekh - Episode 1

9| DuckTales (1990)

DVD/VCD cover of DuckTales

DVD/VCD cover of DuckTales

  • Lead: To me, every character is the lead.
  • Episodes: 100
  • Directed by: Jymn Magon
  • Description: The popular cartoon series was imported from the USA and did very well in India and many other countries.
  • Why do I remember this: It feels so amazing to watch this again. If I remember properly, it was shown in the evening between 6.30 to 7.00. Running from school just to watch Uncle Scrooge in his quest for accumulating more wealth was amazing. The adventures of Uncle Scrooge, his amazingly intelligent nephews - Huey, Dewey, and Louie, with Launchpad are being remembered with great admiration and fondness. If you remember classic Doordarshan comedies, then you must remember these!

10| Flop Show (1991)

  • Lead: Jaspal Bhatti, Vivek Shouk
  • Episodes: 10
  • Directed by: Jaspal Bhatti
  • Description: The only 'misdirected' show in Indian history. The series only had 10 episodes which seamlessly made fun around the life of the middle-class Indian.
  • Why do I remember this: The reason for me, like you, is Jaspal Bhatti. Without a doubt, this is Jaspal Bhatti's most remembered show.

11| Fauji (1989)

Fauji title screenshot

Fauji title screenshot

  • Lead: SRK, Vikram Kapoor, Amina Shervani
  • Episodes: 13
  • Directed by: R.K. Kapoor
  • Description: Shahrukh Khan shot to fame after this serial happened. Still being remembered by many people for the role of Abhimanyu Rai. Great emotions, acting, writing, and direction.
  • Why do I remember this: Another one of SRK which is often mentioned in his interviews of the early 2000s. I am no critic of SRK, but it is hard for me to understand why he doesn't do films such as this.

12| Hum Log (1984)

  • Lead: Vinod Nagpal, Jayshree Arora, Seema Bhargav
  • Episodes: 154
  • Directed by: P. Kumar Vasudev
  • Description: When this started it became a huge hit and also went on to run for a long time. A total of 156 episodes were shown which was pretty historic even by international standards at that time.
  • Why do I remember this: The character of Majhli is my favorite. The best social drama depicting the life and times of middle-class of the eighties.

13| Karamchand (1985 - 1989)

  • Lead: Pankaj Kapur, Sushmita Mukherjee
  • Episodes: 72
  • Directed by: Pankaj Parashar.
  • Description: The much-loved series couldn't entertain the audience much when it came up with a sequence in 2007 which was aired on Sony. Of course, original is indeed original.
  • Why do I remember this: The ever famous munching of the carrot, his funny assistant, and the dialogue "Shut up Kitty".

14| Mr. Yogi (1988)

  • Lead: Mohan Gokhale, Pallavi Joshi, Om Puri
  • Episodes: 12
  • Directed by: Ketan Mehta
  • Description: The show which had an NRI American trying to search a well-cultured bride in India. He goes on to see 12 girls each belonging to a different Rashi. Funny yet thought-provoking. This was narrated by Om Puri in his unique style.
  • Why do I remember this: I only recently watched this on YouTube and it was funny. This tries to shed light on the customs and practices that take place in Indian marriages. I can understand the impact it would have created at the time of its release.
Yogesh Ishwarlal Patel on his visit to one of the potential brides.

Yogesh Ishwarlal Patel on his visit to one of the potential brides.

15| Mahabharat (1988 - 1990)

  • Lead: Gajendra Chouhan, Nitish Bharadwaj, Mukesh Khanna
  • Episodes: 94
  • Directed by: Ravi Chopra
  • Description: The story of the biggest war according to Hindi scriptures was shown in much detail. Many actors went on to make a successful career after this.
  • Why do I remember this: The song at the start is awesome by the vocals of Mahendra Kapoor. The grandeur, though, might not excite when compared to today's special effects. Nevertheless, this made audiences hooked onto their seats every Sunday morning. This taught so much to the audience about Indian mythology.

16| Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne (1989 - 1990)

  • Lead: Raghubir Yadav
  • Episodes: 52
  • Directed by: Prakash Jha
  • Description: Raghubir Yadav, a common man who gets to hear bad from every other person. But Mungerilal has a viable way to get around this - by daydreaming.
  • Why do I remember this: This has given many people a new phrase to scold daydreamers. Often times, as Mungerilal Uth, Sapne Se bahar aa (Mungerilal, wake up from your dreams)

17| Mowgli - The Jungle Book (1989 - 1990)

  • Lead: Of course Mowgli!
  • Episodes: 52
  • Directed by: Fumio Kurokawa
  • Description: The fascinating story of Mowgli and Sharekhan. The best part of this was the continuing script, unlike other animated series.
  • Why do I remember this: As I was writing this my mom reminds me "You used to be mad about Mowgli". And tell me who hasn't recited the famous lines: "Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai Pata Chala Hai.....Chaddi Pahenge Phool Khila Hai Phool Khila Hai". The title song is composed by Vishal Bharadwaj, lyrics by Gulzar and the singer is Amol Sahdev (Photo Link)

18| Malgudi Days (1986)

  • Lead: Shankar Nag, Manjunath, and many others.
  • Episodes: 54
  • Directed by: Shankar Nag
  • Description: This is based on the book by R.K. Narayan which he wrote in a long span of 20 years.
  • Why do I remember this: Do you remember Swami and Friends? My views on Malgudi days is that it is the greatest T.V series ever in India. Goosebumps on watching this.

A truly great story and is a must for every human being.

— TheGuardian.com on Malgudi Days

Awesome Is the Word

Malgudi Days - Episode 1 - Swamy And Friends

19| Nukkad (1986 - 1987)

  • Lead: Dilip Dhawan, Avtar Gill, Sameer Khakar
  • Episodes: 100
  • Directed by: Kundan Shah
  • Description: This tried showing the story of a neighborhood which was more or less similar to every metro city.
  • Why do I remember this: The mere mention of the name Nukkad brings forward the image of Guru (Dilip Dhawan), Kadar Bhai (Avtaar Gill), and Khopdi (Sameer Khakkar).

20| Potli Baba Ki Kahani (1991)

  • Lead: Potli Baba
  • Episodes: 20
  • Directed by: Sanjit Ghosh
  • Description: Fairy tales which had a relevant social message. Gulzar penned this series and is now also available as a book which will be fun to read for kids.
  • Why do I remember this: The title song "Aya Re Baba, Aya Aya"

This Was So Frustrating

Asuvidha Ke Liye Khed Hai ☺️

Asuvidha Ke Liye Khed Hai ☺️

21| Padosan (1995)

  • Lead: Jatin Kanakia and his home furniture.
  • Episodes: 99
  • Directed by: Kapil Kapoor
  • Description: The story of a large and extended family living close to each other. Then one fine day, a heroine comes as a neighbor, and the comedy ensues.
  • Why do I remember this: A serial which is etched in my mind because of Jatin Kanakia's unusual conversation with furniture around his home. Whenever I see Jatin Kanakia it brings a smile on my face.

22| Ramayan (1987 - 1988)

  • Lead: Arun Govil
  • Episodes: 78
  • Directed by: Ramanand Sagar
  • Description: Bow your head down to take blessings of Lord Ram. The best way to watch this is to get the complete DVD set as videos are not uploaded on YouTube or any other site.
  • Why do I remember this: Without this, how would many people like me ever know the story of Lord Ram, I wonder.

23| Raja Aur Rancho (1997 - 1998)

  • Lead: Ved Thapar and Rancho
  • Episodes: 103
  • Directed by: Murli Nalappa
  • Description: Another crime detection series where a monkey played the role of an assistant.
  • Why do I remember this: This was also fun to watch. Rancho amazed all of us, isn't it? The good news is that all the episodes have been uploaded by Ultra Hindi on Youtube.

24| Space City Sigma (1989)

Heeri played by Savita Bhatia in Space City Sigma

Heeri played by Savita Bhatia in Space City Sigma

  • Lead: Krishan Kant, Savita Bhatia, Mita Vashisht
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Directed by: Ashok Talwar
  • Description: India's first ever sci-fi series.
  • Why do I remember this: Yes, it was the first of its kind. As well, Savita looks so cute. Where is she now, no one knows.

25| Shri Krishna (1996)

  • Lead: Swapnil Joshi
  • Episodes: 221
  • Directed by: Ramanand Sagar
  • Description: Hugely popular mythological serial on Lord Krishna.
  • Why do I remember this: Another series which was impressive and informative.

26| Shrimaan Shrimati (1994)

  • Lead: Jatin Kanakia, Reema Lagoo, Archana Puran Singh, Rakesh Bedi
  • Episodes: 143
  • Directed by: Rajan Waghmare
  • Description: A small-time heroine comes to stay as a neighbor much like the serial Padosan. Both Shrimaan Shrimati and Padosan are products of Balaji Telefilms.
  • Why do I remember this: My favorite comedy show of all time. I have watched all the episodes and I recommend you should as well in your dinner time. Jatin Kanakia was a gem.....R.I.P.

27| Shaktimaan (1997 - 2005)

Mukesh Khanna will always be remembered for his iconic role of Shaktimaan

Mukesh Khanna will always be remembered for his iconic role of Shaktimaan

  • Lead: Mukesh Khanna
  • Episodes: 520
  • Directed by: Dinkar Jani
  • Description: The superhero that so man children liked. Shaktimaan started when other T.V channels had forayed in the Indian Market.
  • Why I remember this: You might not like but I didn't have much fun watching it. May be because I had grown-up by the time this happened, and it seemed childish to me.

28| Surabhi (1990 - 2001)

  • Lead: Siddharth Kak, Renuka Shahane
  • Episodes: 415
  • Directed by: Abhilash Bhattacharya
  • Description: This became a popular cultural show with a positive impact on society. Has the prized distinction of being the longest-running cultural show as well featured its name in Limca Book of Records for getting more than 10 lakh letters in a single week.
  • Why I remember this: This was in the news when they entered Limca Book of Records.

29| Shanti - Ek Aurat Ki Kahani (1994)

Mandira Bedi as Shanti

Mandira Bedi as Shanti

  • Lead: Mandira Bedi
  • Episodes: Unknown
  • Directed by: Adi Pocha
  • Description: Mandira Bedi made her debut in the industry with this dark reality-based serial. She plays the character of Shanti the lead actor who aspires to be a journalist. And boy see the stark differences of her looks now. She definitely looks much bolder and I must say she carries it incredibly well.
  • Why I remember this: All because of Mandira Bedi. She went on to do many more serials and movies after Shanti. The transformation she had after the 2003 Cricket World Cup is impressive.

30| Tu Tu Main Main (1996)

  • Lead: Reema Lagoo, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Mahesh Thakur
  • Episodes: 169
  • Directed by: Sachin Pilgaonkar
  • Description: Pun on Saas-Bahu relationship.
  • Why I remember this: The unique way of telling "Action" before the start of the episode is one thing I recall which was quite distinctive. The camaraderie and sweet little arguments between the lead actors were awesome. Reema Lagoo and Supriya Pilgaonkar have some great fun irritating each other. Where is all the love lost between the Saas-Bahu? (I'm talking about the recent shows)

31| Tenali Rama (1990)

  • Lead: Vijay Kashyap, Anant Desai, Sandhya Sudhakar
  • Episodes: 12
  • Directed by: T.S. Nagabharana
  • Description: The on-screen adaptation of Tenali Raman stories.
  • Why I remember this: I had read the book as well so watching this was good.

32| Udaan (1989 - 1991)

DVD back cover of Udaan

DVD back cover of Udaan

  • Lead: Kavita Chaudhary, Shekhar Kapur, Vikram Gokhale
  • Episodes: 30
  • Directed by: Kavita Chaudhary
  • Description: The story of a woman who beats all odds and hardships to become an IPS officer. So insightful, apt, and still relevant today.
  • Why do I remember this: The strong-willed character portrayed by Kavita Chaudhary.

33| Vikram Betal (1985)

  • Lead: Arun Gohil, Sajjan
  • Episodes: 26
  • Directed by: Prem Sagar
  • Description: Brought to life stories that were written nearly 2500 years ago. The story of King Vikramaditya and Vetal. Each story was narrated by Beetal to the king which ended with a question that the king answered correctly.
  • Why do I remember this: There are internet memes still being created on this one.

34| Wagle Ki Duniya (1988 - 1990)

  • Lead: Anjan Srivastav
  • Episodes: 104
  • Directed by: Kundan Shah
  • Description: Anjan Srivastav's most remembered series of all time. An adaptation of R.K Laxman's famous cartoon series Common Man.
  • Why do I remember this: A script showing struggles of a common man.

35| Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984)

  • Lead: Shafi Inamdar, Swaroop Sampath, Rakesh Bedi, Satish Shah
  • Episodes: 67
  • Directed by: Kundan Shah
  • Description: This is a complete family entertainer.
  • Why do I remember this: Comedy is my preferred genre, so how can I miss mentioning this mild slap-stick kind?

36| Zabaan Sambhalke (1993 - 1994)

  • Lead: Pankaj Kapur
  • Episodes: 106
  • Directed by: Rajiv Mehra
  • Description: The story of Mohan Bharti who is booted from his job as an engineer. To make ends meet he teaches how to speak Hindi at a local institute. However, he gets frustrated by his students who don't even follow simple lessons.
  • Why I remember this: Even the second season was great as it largely had the same cast and crew.

37| Zu Mountain Saga - Aired on Home TV (1997 - 1998)

Screenshot of Yinglam with Rocky from Zu Mountain Saga

Screenshot of Yinglam with Rocky from Zu Mountain Saga

  • Lead: Ekin Cheng, Adia Chan
  • Episodes: 40
  • Directed by: Unknown
  • Description: Originally made in the Chinese was dubbed in Hindi for the Indian audience. This was a mix of sci-fi, magic, and a love story.
  • Why I remember this: The was one of my most loved shows while growing up. I'm sure you too are a fan of Rocky, Yinglam and do remember Aadamkhor, Kala Jadudar, Shaitaini Haath. Unfortunately, the CD/DVD is not released.

More Classic Doordarshan Serials That You Will Like



Air Hostess - Kitu Gidwani


Chamatkari Telephone


Phir Wahi Talash - Poonam Sarin




Captain Vyom - Milind Soman, Tom Alter


Chunauti - Suchitra Krishnamurthy


Ghayab Aya


Haddi Raja


Indradhanush - Urmila Matondkar, Karan Johar


Jai Hanuman - Raj Premi


Kahan Gaye Woh Log - Dheeraj Kumar


Katha Sagar - Sharmila Tagore, Shammi Kapoor, Om Puri, Utpal Dutt


Krishi Darshan


Luv Kush - Arun Govil, Swapnil Joshi


Mirza Ghalib - Naseerudin Shah


Farmaan - Kawaljit Singh


Neem Ka Ped - Pankaj Kapoor


Rajani - Priya Tendulkar


Subah - Salim Ghouse


Superhit Muqabla


Swabhimaan - Kitu Gidwani


Talaash - Alok Nath, Moushumi Chatterjee


Tamas - Om Puri, Amrish Puri


Tehkikaat - Vijay Anand


The Stone Boy


The Sword of Tipu Sultan - Sanjay Khan


Phatichar - Pankaj Kapur


Giant Robot


Alice in wonderland


Kacchi Dhoop - Bhagyashree


Meena Cartoon


Chip n Dale : Rescue Rangers


He-man and the Masters of Universe


Daane Anar Ke - Neena Gupta


Idhar Udhar - Ravi Baswani, Rachana Pathak, Supriya Pathak


Bible Ki Kahaniya


Aur Bhi Gham Hain Zamane Mein


The Great Maratha - Irrfan Khan


Kashish - Sudesh Berry, Malvika Tiwari


Om Namah Shivay


Sea hawks - Anup Soni




Katha Sagar - Sharmila Tagore, Shammi Kapoor




Kile Ka Rahasya


Ajnabi - Danny Denzongpa, Annu Kapoor


Junoon - Mangal Dhillon, Archana Puran Singh, Kitu Gidwani


Earth Matters - Host Mike Pandey (Educational Program)


Doosra Keval - Shah Rukh Khan


Yeh Duniya Ghazab Ki - Rakesh Bedi


Gul Gulshan Gulfaam - Parikshit Sahni, Kunal Khemu


Kakaji Kahin - Om Puri


Banegi Apni Baat - Madhavan


Shrikant - Farooq Sheikh


Yug - Javed Khan, Sudesh Berry


Param Vir Chakra - Puneet Iswar, Kanwaljit Singh


Suraag - The Clue


Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan - First Indian Talkshow




Chunauti - Suchitra Krishnamoorti, Ali Asgar


Intezaar - Rajendra Gupta


Reporter - Shekhar Suman


Dastan-E-Hatim Tai




Phoolwanti - Archana Joglekar



Thank You Doordarshan

Thank you Doordarshan

Thank you Doordarshan

I Hope You Liked Remembering These Classic Doordarshan Shows

This article strolled down memory lane to remember all about 101 of the greatest classic Doordarshan (DD) shows. I loved these magical shows, and I hope you did too. Now why not spend some time online finding the great old Doordarshan classic serials of the 80s' and 90s'.

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keshav on July 23, 2020:

Mitti Ke Raang

swarup on July 22, 2020:

Fauji was in early 1988, not 89

Divya on July 20, 2020:

I would like to see old caartoons of dd national

Ashish on April 07, 2020:

1 serial which i remember is Prayas - which is story of group of kids saving environment.

Amit kumar on April 03, 2020:

I want to see dordarshan serial betal pachisi shsbsz khan staring

Rupali on March 31, 2020:

Name of the serial in which English speaking class is shown

Angelia on March 30, 2020:

hi, does anyone know where i can watch Ek Mutthi Asmaan with english subtitles?

Ankur on March 30, 2020:

Giant Robot was one the most watched. I think the show was imported. Not to be found anywhere. So is Stone Boy. Most watched but it appears has got deleted from the planet!

Abdul qadir on March 29, 2020:


sandeep jain on March 28, 2020:

thanks for remembering all this

Nitin Bargaje on March 28, 2020:

Please re-telecast all DD old serials again as now a days kids r busy with technology and they will understand about mythology.

Lakshmi Kanagala on March 26, 2020:

Where can I see serial trishna

I am searching for afternoon telecast during 1987-90 serial tumhare liye on March 25, 2020:

Iam searching for the doordarshan afternoon telecast during 1987-88serial tumhare liye

Satbir on March 22, 2020:

There was a show with theme song sung by Suresh Wadkar. It went something like this "Ye sadiyon ka sona, ye paudhe, ye paani. Ye jungle mein palti hui zindagaani. Ye gehne zameen ke bahut saal humne utaare hain aur jee rahe hain. Zameen ke udhaare utaaro, sanwaro zameen ko sanwaro."

Does anyone know which serial was this? Or does anyone have this track? If anyone has it, could you please share it with me at satbirsinghhora@gmail.com

kumar on March 21, 2020:

does anyone knows the name of the sci fi show back in 2003-2005 , brother sister with their grandad on a ship, some sort of time machine on the ship.?

Pratham on March 11, 2020:

Hello Avinash The name of the show you are asking for is startrek.

Bala Ganesh M on March 06, 2020:

There was a serial. I dont remember the name. in late 90's. A school kid becomes handicapped duuring rescuing an tiger cub from a pit in the forest later he takes to his house and pets it.

Anyone remember??

Hatim on February 25, 2020:

I want to see Sab tv serial aflatoon..in year 1998 by adhikari brothers..

Avinash on February 22, 2020:


Around 35-40 yrs back there was a foreign science fiction serial on Doordarshan. I was small and do not remember the named

Please help

VISWANATHAN on February 08, 2020:

I am searching for a serial named Lifeline -Jeevan Rekha (A.K.Hangal) based on Hospital

Syed Abdul Sami. on February 02, 2020:

How much cd's /dvd's of old dd tv classic serials like Mirza Ghalib, Bahadur Shah Zafar will cost.

Kunal Trivedi on December 31, 2019:

I want to see my tabla playing show held in 1988

Sourabh on December 13, 2019:

I Want Emperor of the sea All Episodes In Hindi.

Murali on December 03, 2019:

Where.i.can.see all.episodes.of ye.jo.hai.zindagi

Md usman on November 12, 2019:

I lick you doordarsh thanks an

Sunil chirwal on October 12, 2019:

Where can i see the serial dapan all episods

Bhupender on October 01, 2019:

There was a serial in 90s , possibly between 95-96. The lead role actress was that time Miss Shimla. Anyone remember the name of the serial.

Prince on September 22, 2019:

kya zu mointain saga series ki dvd mil saktki ha in hindi i love this drama kove story?radseh9@gmail.com

D D salunkr on September 19, 2019:

please provide details of the serial kavi aur Kavita,episodes on poetry from famous Hindi poets if any body have

Mahesh H M,Vijayanagar,Bangalore on September 12, 2019:

Anyway all great serials in those days its very good entertainment for the peoples ,Now a days we can not imagine those kind of entertainment with our kids...,

Anyway OLD IS GOLD ...........,

And one more is it possible once again rewind those 1980~1990 serials to us...,So,we can remember our old days....,

Unknown on September 02, 2019:

@annoymous...name of serial was Subha ....it had Salim Ghouse Abhinav Bhargava ..title song”Aye Zamane tere Samne aagaye aaj ke Daur ke naujawan aagay..Subha ko kar salaam.

Aditi on August 10, 2019:

Where I can watch them ??

Nidhi Jaiswal on August 06, 2019:

@anju let me know when you get to know the name.Even as a little girl, I was in awe of the strong characters the women portrayed in the serial. Can someone recall?

Haransh singh on July 27, 2019:

In the years near about 1989-1990 one serial Shakri based on women was started. Every episode had new story about women. But not found on internet plz help.

Fedfan on July 21, 2019:

Thank you so much for taking me on the path of nostalgia. Some other ones I remember enjoying are:

Ados Pados directed by Sai Paranjapayee.

Idhar Udhar - featuring Ratna Pathak Shah and Supriya Pathak

Rajani - Priya Tendulkar


Thanks also for the information about the serials that you gave, it gives a fresh perspective looking at it now years later. For instance, it was a pleasant surprise to see that the song 'Jungle jungle baat chali hai' was directed by Vishal Bhardwaj!

shashi Saxena on July 18, 2019:

Its not Buniyad but HUM LOG was the first SoapOpera of Indian Television. It was startd on 7th July , 1984. I had stareted my careere with HUM LOG as an Assistant Director

Reetesh on July 04, 2019:

Where can i see the serial ajnabi

Anju on June 29, 2019:

Can u tell me the name of serial it was based on 3 or 4 sisters and we watch in afternoon dd serial pl.tell me

Sanjay on June 27, 2019:

the zoo mountain saga episodes link

harpreet on June 17, 2019:

where can i see the serial TRISHNA

Babrol on June 14, 2019:

Turning Point, Quiz Time and World This Week

cLIVE on June 13, 2019:

CAN ANYONE PLEASE recall the name of the cartoon character with a magical coin. I remember the character in turban and it was aired on dd1 early morning. That time to the best of my memory Chitrahar was also aired in the morning. Please I need the name of that cartoon series.

saras on June 05, 2019:

tha best program saraswatichadra (.my favrate.

Tarun on June 01, 2019:

What about the great maratha and tipu sultan both by sanjay khan. They should be in top 10

Mahfooz on May 23, 2019:

There are many more serial missing

Im searching for kids special serial as far as i know it was about child primary education serial in which i remembered 2 characters one of them is old man professor wearing Cap oN head and having french beared and other one was a cook or shef....they educates children through their drama...so if someone reminiscence please let me know

Advaitanubhav on May 13, 2019:

Hi all,

There are few other serials like Palash ke phool directed by Asha Parekh ji, Dane Anar ke, one serial was airing in the morning named Jahan Chah Wahan Rah, some times they showed movies on Thursday evening under which they showed Quaidi no. 911, Memsaab (Vinod Khanna), and in 1992-93 Tuesday noon movie time where Golmal, Rafoochakkar, Yeh gulistan hamara was telecasted. Renuka Israni's serial 'Kashmkash' in 87-88, Deepa Lagu's serial Hum Panchi ek daal ke, Mehmood's serial Savera, Awesome beauties of those time were, Radha seth, Malvika Tiwari, Seema Kelkar, etc. Girija Shankar and archana joglekar in Kissa Shanti Ka. Punam Rehani and Nilima khattar in Phir Wohi Talash, Lekhoo, Stone boy...So many memories

Alok on April 17, 2019:

Ek serial tha with title track Ye jinadagi ek farz hae karna ada har karz hae....bhaisaab ye konsa serial tha?pls some one could help

Anonymous on April 10, 2019:

Tarang(kids), Aarohan, Suno kahani, Sukanya,Karamati, jaane bhi do paro, Mewalal etc some of my favorites of that time. But now I cant even remember the names of the soap operas going in my house..And don't bother either .

Renin on April 04, 2019:

@yagyavir Is it Oshin?

Renin on April 04, 2019:

@Vishnu, the serial's name is lekin woh sach tha

mmBabji on April 03, 2019:

Mitti ke Rang i remember its about bunch of kids surviving near Car Garage.... and the story revolving around the events of their daily life.

Hemali jadeja on March 18, 2019:

Anyone khow about the serial of one small girl who lives in iglu n her family so poor they survive for one time meal even. Barfili jagah par rehte the aur gale me sagadi lagate the.. jyada kuch yaad nahi bas itna hi.. pls kisiko yaad hai to serial ka naam batana plssssd

SATISH KUMAR MANCHOJU on March 14, 2019:

Please help me identify this serial

Benjamin Gilani is lost in a village full of blind people who after sometime want to make him as one of their own by making him also blind..........

Aired around 1988 or 1989

Anonymous on March 11, 2019:

I have a few memories of a scene in which in a mountain background from Himachal or Utrakhand a young Shepard boy/man plays flute and lord Shiva comes in disguise and become friends with the young boy/man, and something magical and mysterious things happens. That's what I could recall. If someone knows which was the serial and if someone has a link of it? edit

Anonymous on March 11, 2019:

I am trying to locate a doordarshan Malayalam teleserial tdo you know where I can locate a copy?hat was aired in the late 90s by M T vasudevsn called naalukettu

Anonymous on March 11, 2019:

In which Which serial is it that mahesh takur fell for a widowed woman with a daughter?

Anonymous on March 11, 2019:

Do you remember other series of home TV? Blood stained intrigue ( red and blue swords) and other 6 chinese series Hindi dubbed.

Sharath Mallareddy Aarey on February 09, 2019:

Does anyone knows the serial name which had title song....... Door se aya hai kushiya Woh laya hai... Mera dost... Mera dost.... Please do let me know.

Ganesh 23 on February 05, 2019:

What about 'Ek, Do, Teen, Char' which was another hit serial in 1987, Spider-man 1987, Panchatantra 1990, & Chhayageet.

Vivek CHANDRA PANDEY on February 01, 2019:

Sir please arrange a cartoon show tarang in which a show named TARRRAM TOO ...

Please sir i searched it on YouTube but there is not any video of this cartoon show ...

Please sir ...

Pradeep on February 01, 2019:

There was a Disney seriol called Pokahontus .

Aashi on January 29, 2019:

Noone mentioned "Tumhare liye" or "Rath chakra".

Gaurav on January 25, 2019:

Doordarshan people are awesome

sam on January 19, 2019:

Anybody remembers Mitti ke Rang, Talespin, Disney cartoons

Praveen on January 05, 2019:

Can anybody has the info on title song of Chhatrapati shivarai serial which came around 2001-2002 time..very inspirational n motivating song..used to get goosebumps listening to it

Dhiraj Sharma on January 04, 2019:

Serial name of gul is Gul Gulshan Gulfam

Abhishek Pareek on December 23, 2018:

Can anyone tell me the title of a serial in which a rich family boy used to play with some tapori kind of boys and they all used to look very dirty types but with golden heart.

KRISH MUMBAI on December 23, 2018:

Dear it was serial DD - the female - kalpani joshi or Trivedi as hostel warden. the title song was so nice can you tell which was that serial

Aa on December 20, 2018:

Why is it that doordarshan doesn't makes these programmes available ? What good it serves to let them rot in archives? Strange !

Venki on December 16, 2018:

Can anybody tell me where can i watch full episodes of wagle ki duniya

frontlemon on December 16, 2018:

Can you tell me the name of the serial that is broadcasted in DD (i forgot if its National or Metro) that is a thriller/horror series and I particularly remember one episode of it that goes as follows:

A man and his wife goes to a curio shop with their daughter and buys a particular statuette (a demonic head) much to their daughters dismay. The daughter screamed and cried when she looked at the statuette but her parents dismissed her fears on grounds that she is young and just probably afraid to see such a horrid figurine. But after the couple brings the head to their house things starts to go sour. The man who is a surgeon by profession, kills a patient in a very simple surgery. We get to see that in the course of the operation, when the surgeon sees his patient's blood something forces him to commit serious mistakes that costs the life of his patient. At this time, the camera pans to the demonic head inside the house and it is shown that the facial expression of the demonic head changes to reveal a demonic smile...

After this we had a power cut off and were not able to watch the rest of the episode.

I would love to watch the rest of this intriguing episode...

Jay on December 15, 2018:

Hi vishnu i too searching that serial eagerly with the department name was Asw and the male guy name was Aditya. It was showing on Saturday after or before captain vyom.

Prashant on December 07, 2018:

Hey there was another serial called Farz, starring Ashutosh Rana & Prashant Narayanan. It's not in this list.

Vishnu Mohan on November 28, 2018:

There was a serial on which people used to bust man made super natural things. I only remember that they where from the department called "ASW" the guy's name was Anuradha and the female lead's role was Swetha, Anyone remembers this

devrav on November 27, 2018:

Accept all my Thanks for a wonderful revisit in a glorious era .

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on November 19, 2018:

Here is a link for watching the Trishna movie for Padmaja.


Uday on November 14, 2018:

Very nice

Recall all our memories

Padmaja on October 31, 2018:

Can anybody tell me where can I watch trishna

Kumarika Mohanty from Bhubaneswar on October 30, 2018:

There used to be a reality show in late 80s/early 90s on Doordarshan having a unique concept. Participants from throughout India would sing songs that is NOT in their MotherTongue, can't remember if it was a contest.it was inside a studio with some audiences.

The concept was like this - if ur mother tongue is Odia, you would be eligible to sing any nonOdia song in Indian language. something like this. Weekly show, ran for a good number of weeks.

Anybody remembers?

Kumarika Mohanty from Bhubaneswar on October 30, 2018:

@Laxm Jajodia

I am in search of a serial in which for some reason many letters were left unposted and after many years those letters were posted to their destinations.

The serial you are asking about was 'Afsane'. The title song went like this- 'Afsane... Yeh kisse, yeh fasane...'

Kumarika Mohanty from Bhubaneswar on October 30, 2018:


"Any one tell me a serial name started gul I m not remembered please help title song I remembered tune but not lyrics base on kashmir"

It was 'Gul Gulshan Gulfam' The song was - 'Muskurati Subah ki aur gungunati Shaam ki, yeh Kahani Gul ki hai, Gulshan ki hai, gulfaam ki..."

Kumaran on October 25, 2018:

@pournima Shrikant..

Pournima on October 24, 2018:

Those Bengali books converted to Hindi dramas. I m searching for that particular serial a widow n a student ... Synonym with untouchable s something like that any leads

Seetharaman on October 17, 2018:

I don't know that serial name but it was broadcast on Sunday morning a man with white

santosh singh on October 10, 2018:

there was a cartoon serial named baba papa.is that true?

Kumaran on September 27, 2018:

You're welcome Kannan. This also could be of some use:


Anon on September 25, 2018:

There was a serial named tumhare liye in afternoon? Can you please add it to your 110 list

Aarav (author) from Mumbai on September 25, 2018:

@Kumaran Thanks for the mention and I didn't knew that. I don't know how I missed that. Your comment will help so many readers.

Kumaran on September 25, 2018:

Hey kannan, haven't you checked "dd archives" on youtube?!

Aarav (author) from Mumbai on September 24, 2018:

@Kumaran Great man! You have a treasure. Its high time DD should come up with a YouTube channel and upload all these serials.

Kumaran on September 24, 2018:

and star trek...ive it in color

Kumaran on September 24, 2018:

Not a week passes by in missing dd days...best days of my life...want to go back in time....so nostalgic.....

I satisfy myself by watching doordarshan every sunday...still dd national and bharati do have shows that remind u of old days...

Kumaran on September 24, 2018:

World of sports, didi's comedy show, adventures of sherlock holmes, mind your language, diff'rent strokes, street hawk, tandoori nights, regional language film at 130 pm sunday, saturday evening hindi movie, the world this week, badla,

Anonymous on September 13, 2018:

Where can I watch Trisha serial? have searched a lot can't find it

Aarav (author) from Mumbai on September 10, 2018:

@Neetu You are absolutely correct. Kya din the woh!

bharat bhushan tailor on August 31, 2018:

i love like all doordarshan old all serial i want see looking again watching and i request again start all serial come backwith daily dd national doorshan

Aarav (author) from Mumbai on August 28, 2018:

@Prem @Manshaa, @Parag, @Maniyar Can't recall. My dear readers, kindly help if anyone knows the names.

prem on August 28, 2018:

Kannan Reddy can you plz tell me the name of movie or serial with dog and bear telecast in DD in year 1988 to 1992 i not sure abt the year if you can help .........i will be thank full.....

prem on August 28, 2018:

i saw a animal movies in 1989-1992 .One movie with bear and dog but i forgot the name of the movie

Manshaa on August 26, 2018:

There was quite a popular TV serial "Neev". I remember it's title song "Dharti par sooraj ki kirne, rakhe neev ujaale ki...". Also, Ajnabi (Danny Denzongpa). I remember their title music even today.