10 serials all 90’s kids miss watching

Let us take you on a ride to the 1990s when Indian television was at its best. For readers in Indian, get ready to claim your slice of nostalgia!

Dekh Bhai Dekh

Easily a classic now, ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’ was a real hoot! Navin Nischol, Shekhar Suman, Farida Jalal and everyone else in the cast were memorable in their performance in this sitcom.

Hum Paanch

One of the most memorable sitcoms of the 90’s, this show had us laughing at Mr. Anand Mathur and his troubles brought on by his nagging wife, and five wearisome daughters.


Andhera kayam rahe. Can you ever forget Tamraj Kilvish’s introductory line? One of the longest running serials on DD, ‘Shaktimaan’ had a huge impact on children and the makers used it for propagating noble ideas related to a healthy lifestyle. By the way, how many times have you said ‘Sorry Shaktimaan’?

Malgudi Days

This popular TV serial was based on the book written by RK Narayan of the same name. 39 episodes were shot for Doordarshan and most of the series was shot in Shimoga, Karnataka. The little boy Swami was the endearing protagonist in many of the episodes.  Manjunath who played Swami quit acting at the age of 19 to concentrate on studies. He did his MA and is now working as a Vice-President for Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project.

shrimaan Shrimati

This popular sitcom aired in 1995 and starred Jatin Kanakia, Reema Lagoo Rakesh Bedi, and Archana Puran Singh in lead roles. The show was aired in 1995 and revolved around the men who have an infatuation with the other’s wives.

Vikram Aur Betaal

This show aired for the first time in 1985 was based on Betaal Pachisi, written thousands of years ago by Mahakavi Somdev Bhatt. The narrative of the serial was such that Betaal, the ghost/vampire who would be captured by King Vikram would regale him with stories. Towards the end of the show, Betaal would escape as King Vikram would be highly impacted by the story.

Tu Tu Main Main

As a dominant mother-in-law and, to match her, an equally boisterous daughter-in-law, Reema Lagoo, and Supriya Pilgaonkar won the hearts of viewers with this comedy show. Depicting the characters’ daily life issues between with a touch of emotion and love, it was so unlike the latest saas-bahu sagas we see today.

Haddi Raja

This cool, dancing Haddi was the reason many of us kids, started eating our greens and finishing up that glass of milk without making a face.


The title song of this fantasy series was so catchy; we bet if you start humming the first two lines you will probably continue until the end! From Kroor Singh to Roopmati, the Snake Queen – the characters were totally awe-inspiring.

Alif Laila

Alif Laila with its new story for each day made it impossible for us to not get lost in the story completely. Remember the green genie?


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