Best Indian TV Series

10 Best Indian TV Series You Should Watch in 2020!

If you are a 90’s kid, you surely are acquainted with “K” fever of Indian television. Whether you used to gulp Hindi series like Kkusum, Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi or Kasauti Zindagi Ki like me or were just a regular kid, we all are guilty of loving the title songs and sometimes the cast. I mean, who didn’t want to enter the party with “Nykaaaa” entry tune? It does not matter how much you loved or hated Hindi series. I can tell it played a significant role in your childhood.

Apart from the mainstream Saas-Bahu drama, there is plenty of Indian series that are intense, humorous, and witty. Here is the list of 10 best Indian TV series that are worth your time.

Here goes the list of best Indian TV series you must watch:

#1. Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai

Perhaps there is no list of best Indian TV series that does not have Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai in it. This is one of the Indian TV classics that won the heart of millions. This classic comedy has the most iconic cast, including Satish Shah, Ratna Pathak, Sumeet Raghavan, and Rupali Ganguly.

Starting in 2004, this Hindi series had a unique premise involving two posh families of Mumbai. Audiences loved how funny yet straightforward the punch lines and dialogues were. Because of high public demand, this show made a return in 2018.

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#2. Flop Show

Flop Show starred the famous Indian comedian Jaspal Bhatti. This series is based on the humorous take on the everyday life of a common man. Every joke, each sarcasm is unique and shows how absurd every day is for an Indian. The lead Jaspal Bhatti dons various professions on each episode and presents the peculiarities of the modern lifestyle in his unique way.

If you want a good laugh, then this series is highly recommended.

#3. Bharat Ek Khoj

This informative and fascinating series is based on the most famous work of Jawaharlal Nehru, the Discovery of India. This show portrays the fascinating long history of India. The award-winning filmmaker, Shyam Benegal, writes this series. Every episode showed a different chapter of the history of India. Roshan Seth played the role of Nehru, the narrator of the show. Roshan Seth has played the same role in the Hollywood film Gandhi. With talented cast and directors, Bharat Ek Khoj is one of the best Indian TV series of all time.

#4. Stories by Rabindranath Tagore

This reasonably new series became quickly became one of the favourite Indian TV series. This series is the exquisite visual interpretation of some of the famous short stories of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The first episode of the season was made on the story Choker Bali which featured actress Radhika Apte and actor Sumeet Vyas. The show is set in the 20s of Bengal. You will fall in love how director Anurag Basu portrayed the story and turns of Indian society in this series.

#5. Office Office

No other series introduced the concept of workplace comedy before Office Office. This series shows the corrupted public offices of India in a lighter and funnier way. Premiered in 2001, this show became one of the fastest critically acclaimed television series. With the brilliant performance of Pankaj Kapur as the Mussadilal, we can assure you that you will laugh your lungs out. This show also casts TV legends Sanjay Mishra and Manoj Pahwa. Office Office is a must-watch if comedy is your favourite genre.

#6. Aahat

For most of us, our first introduction to horror-thriller was with Aahat. This series is one of the most popular and high-rated horror-thriller in the country. This is one of the longest-running horror series of Indian television with around 550 episodes in its lifetime. The show won the hearts of many with its thrilling and gritty music along with brilliant casts such as Mandira Bedi, Tom Alter, and Om Puri.

Although the show started with crime-based episodes, this gradually delved into supernatural stuff. Aahat premiered in 1995 and intermittently ran for around 20 years.

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#7. Star Bestsellers

Unlike other shows, there was a different flavour in this series. This can be imagined as the start-up incubator for the newbies of Bollywood. This series gave a platform to the new writers to get public exposure. Many of the writers, later on, made it big in the television industry.

Every story had its taste and design. This series showed various subjects relating to the human condition and societal complexities. Among the talented directors, there were Anurag Kashyap, Hansal Mehta, Tigmanshu Dhulia, and Imtiaz Ali who later on gave massive hits in Bollywood.

#8. Kaun Banega Crorepati

The Indian version of Who Wants to a Millionaire starring Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan as host became popular very quickly. People in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh used to wait for this show to start. Along with teaching general knowledge to the viewers, it also highlighted the struggle of lower and middle-class people of the society. The show ran from 2000 to 2007 and then again renewed in 2010 with another Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan As the host.

#9. Indian Idol

The concept of the music-based reality show was established with Indian Idol in this sub-continent. This show mirrors the idea American Idol or the Voice, including the panel of three judges, knockout round with audience input and a live stage. The winners of this show are now independent artists and playback singers of Bollywood.

#10. CID

The list of best Indian TV series will be incomplete without CID in it. It is hard to find someone who has not watched a single episode of CID. Just like Aahat, CID ran for 23 years. With a fantastic cast and innocent writing, this Indian TV series is very close to our heart.

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