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This is probably the most exhaustive list of old Doordarshan serials on the web. The exhaustiveness is probably because a lot of people have spent a lot of time discussing this. The following is in no way well compiled. It is just a dump of whatever was discussed on a particular thread on the Old Doordarshan Serials community on Orkut. The thread has been active since 19 months. This page needs a lot of cleanup. I hope to improving it with time.

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  Serial Chain 10/12/2004 3:27 AM
Lets do some Exercise
Each person will give hint of one episode and the next one has to tell which is that serial and then give a hint for another one

So First one
Thriller Serial :
One woman walk in dark night in a palace
It had terrifynig music and used to come in the night
Its name had a word secret

  10/12/2004 3:48 AM
Kille Ka Rahasya.

Chekov, Maupassant, Saki.
These men held the drops to this ocean.

  10/12/2004 4:12 AM
Katha Sagar

A man searching for his brother..
edit: title music was similar to an old movie song

  10/12/2004 7:05 PM

Alok Nath searches for Vijeyandra
The song "Jeevan ik talaash hai" insipred from "Tum pukaar lo" from "Khamoshi"

okay now my hints:
1) A family with two borthers used to live in a small sea-side village in konkan.
2) The younger of two brother's becomes a sanyasi
3) The elder gets marraied at a very young age
4) LIC (Jeevan beema nigam... yogakshemam vahamyaham) sponsered the serial

I really like giving weird hints.. YES!!

  OKay.. take these 10/13/2004 12:44 PM
1) It was based on Marathi novel named "Padaghauli" (name of a village in Konkan).
2) Smita Jayakar's first serial I guess
3) Rohini Hattangadi played the elder brother's wife.
4) Vikram Gokhale played the sanyasi (younger brother)

  Amba? 10/13/2004 6:46 PM
Is this Amba?

  10/14/2004 12:06 AM
paramveer chakra

some kids discovered a machine ... time travel fundaes

  10/14/2004 12:02 AM

4 young detectives.

  10/14/2004 1:20 AM
Ek Do Teen Char
u have to give me credit for this. :)

A man making question mark using his hands..
"aisa mere saath hi kyun hota hai"

  Fikr Tausavi 10/14/2004 2:53 PM
I guess thats is the character's name. Is it the serials name as well?

Okay hint for another serial - four young sisters in a family, their parent wants one of them to get married to an obsure guys.

  10/14/2004 2:54 PM
is it Humrahee ?

  No its Trishna 10/14/2004 6:07 PM
Ya but the hint was almost true for "Humrahi" as well. Just that there were three sisters and a brother.

Another one: a middle class man (I guess a school teacher) wins a lottery and his life changes....

  10/15/2004 3:36 AM
[Dane Anaar Ke]

And the ans to my previous question is [Fatichar] Pankaj Kapoor waali..

A married couple struggling in communal riots..
Wife is pregnant

  10/16/2004 2:59 AM
Is it Mungeri lal ke haseen sapne

Next One:
Collection of crime stories moving around custom officers

  Sangarsh 10/17/2004 2:13 AM
Saras, is it Sangarsh ( Don't remember exactly, I was a small kid then)

Hint for next serial:
A sizzling saga of super charged time

  so mind blowing thread 10/17/2004 1:11 PM
yaar i think i even didnt listen the name of the serials abt which u all are talimg in this threads..ab ya to jab ye serials aate honge,tab main bahut choti rahi hoongi,ya meri bachpan ki memory poor hai :(

  10/19/2004 1:47 AM
Is it "Sigma"??
I'll give the next clue when u confirm my answer..coz i am not sure ..just guessing

  @Saras 10/19/2004 3:12 AM
No Saras, its Swabhimaan. Hareesh Bimani(jab bhi break hota tha) used to say..
"Swabhimaan, A sizzling saga of super charged times".

  10/19/2004 3:47 AM
Lol, Abhinav !

That was nerve-wracking. :)

  10/20/2004 1:06 AM
lol..that was kool..
agla aan do..

  10/20/2004 2:00 AM
A serial for kids with a character called Leela.

  10/20/2004 4:27 AM
Is serial me Kathputli wagairah bhi the kya??

  10/20/2004 4:49 AM
next hint: also had a character called Radha

  Jungle Book 10/20/2004 7:31 PM
Hey Kanu,i know tha answer..its " Jungle Book" , jungle-jungle baat chali hai pata chala hai....a Story of little guy,named Mogli..

  10/20/2004 10:07 PM
yeah...richa you are correct..
Kanu plz confirm ..but i guess she is rite

Ek parinda hai sharminda,tha wo nanga
arre isse to ande ke andar tha wo changa
soch raha hai baahar aakhir kyon nikla hai

Richa its your chance to give the hint of next serial

  10/20/2004 10:49 PM
Good One Kanupriya.

  10/21/2004 12:03 AM
@Richa : good! ur Q?

@Saras: are waah! yeh to yaad hai tumhein. hindi mein hi kuchh nahin yaad rahta

@Abhinav: thanz

  10/21/2004 12:32 AM
Jaakar pado..hindi me bhi maine post ki hai kavita
Talented to main hoon hi to yaad to rahega hi

agla question kya hai.. Richa

  10/21/2004 1:32 AM
@Saras: thank you! we're obliged. abhi padhti hoon.

  10/21/2004 2:25 AM
Haan mujhe yaad hai..
it was animated. shuru aisa hota tha:

Ek chidiya, anek chidiya
Daana chugne aayin chidiya

aur iske ant mein tha
Phool hai anek kintu maala phir ek hai.

  10/21/2004 3:43 AM
Ya I too remember it. We used to sing that song a lot.
"Ek Chidiya,
Anek Chidiya"

Next Hint:
A detective serial, Gopi..

Very easy, I suppose

  10/21/2004 3:52 AM
yeah, indeed

  10/21/2004 3:52 AM
another easy one:
Ladki hai ek naam ........ hai

  10/21/2004 4:21 AM
Is it Rajni!!

  new 10/21/2004 11:36 AM
a story of a gal n her struggle

  10/21/2004 12:21 PM
Is it UDAAN??
or shanti ek aurat ke sangharsh ki kahani :)

  10/21/2004 3:35 PM

or is it Sukanya ? :)

  10/22/2004 1:33 AM
Ok here's next:
Starting lines of a serial:

Sarve-ati sukhinah santu
sarve santu niramaya
sarve bhadrani pashyantu
maa kashchit dukhbhagbhavet

may be i am little wrong with some words.

@Richa: What is the correct answer to ur it Shanti, Sukanya or Udaan

  10/22/2004 9:14 PM
Kya kisi ko yaad nahi ??
Ye 3 lines bhi the starting me:

Asto Maa Sadgamaya
Tamso Maa Jyotirgamaya
Mrityorma Amritamgamaya

abhi bhi yaad nahi aaya: here is one more hint:
" Agar mujh mein samarthaya raha to main khud ka palan poshan kar sakne waale samraton ka nirman karoonga ... "
guess its too easy now..

  10/22/2004 9:41 PM
hey its "Chanakya"
m i right....

  10/22/2004 9:43 PM
Hey Saras,its Udan..aapka jabab sahi hai....

  10/22/2004 10:10 PM
Yeah Richa..u r right..

  10/23/2004 1:26 AM

Jab-jab is duniya mein jurm hota hai, katl hota hai, khoon hota hai. jo din ke ujaalon mein chalta hai, raat ke andheron mein badhta hai - tab shuru hoti hai "........."

(ok, maybe they're not the exact lines. but sth like tht)

PS @Richa: do u like sendin ur posts twice, just in case the 1st 1 gets lost?

  @Kanu 10/23/2004 2:09 AM
kanu r u taking abt "Reporter serial..."
vaise Kanu i even didnt know that i pasted same msg 2 times..actually that time net was it may happened...

  new one 10/23/2004 2:55 AM
its title song "Nari naam upasna ka ,ye har roop mein jeewan hai.."

  10/23/2004 3:14 AM
no Richa, the serial is not reporter.

jo tumhara serial hai, it was based on some South Indian stories. i dont recall the name, but the song goes..

Naari naam upasna ka, yeh har roop mein jeevan hai
Yahi hai pooja, yahi prem hai, yeh hi jeevan
Kannagi, Maadhavi....
(achchhe se yaad nahin hai) but it was a nice serial.

  10/23/2004 3:51 AM
Tab shuru hoti hai Tehkikaat !!
Sahi hai naa
Shayad serial ka naam bhi Upasana tha. I don't remember exactly. Sahi hai kya??

  10/23/2004 5:57 AM
A guy takes admission into a residential school. Is ragged a lot by his seniors. Made out to be a loser. Comes out on top and becomes the head boy.

One of my fav serials.

  10/23/2004 5:58 AM
Another hint : shayad ladke ka naam anurag tha

  10/23/2004 6:21 AM
Ans to Agnish' Q is Kshitij Yeh Nahin.
cant recall the last one till now tho.

  10/23/2004 6:25 AM
the serial u asked abt: was the school located in gwalior? i've a faint recollection of a serial based on tht.

  10/23/2004 6:26 AM
yeah "kshitij yeh nahi" was very nice serial
Sachin khedekar played the lead role ..rite
But it was about a widow how come it fits into agnish's Q

Thinking about Manish's ...and Is Upasana the correct answer??

  10/23/2004 6:27 AM
gwalior ka pata nahin .. par shayad wahin ki school thi.
lekin ladke ka naam zaroor anurag tha

another hint : he was a good football player too. :D

  10/23/2004 6:59 AM
Its "Neev"
am i rite?
and yeah ..gwalior ka school tha !!

  10/23/2004 7:05 AM
oye Saras, Manish waale ka to pata nahin, par mere waale serial ka naam Neev hi hai. thanku hai ji!

  yes its neev 10/23/2004 7:20 AM
another one

nek dil hai matwala
man ka ujla tan ka kala
kabhi yahaan to kabhi wahaan
har mushkil ko kare asaan
___ ___ ___ ___

serial's name repeated 4 times

  10/23/2004 7:25 AM

  10/23/2004 7:47 AM
Anytime ji@Kanu

thinking about Manish's
aur Abhinav ke Q ka ans "kshitij ye nahi" hi hai kya?

  10/23/2004 7:52 AM
Hey Saras maine toh koi Question nahi poocha!! Shayad u meant Agnish ka Q

  10/23/2004 7:52 AM
ohh haan agnish ka?
where is he..question pooch ke chala gaya?

  10/23/2004 8:21 AM
ya frnds,it Upasana...yaar tum sabki memory to bahut sahi hai yaar...

  10/23/2004 8:26 AM
Manish, Soch soch kar thak gaya hoon. Assignment bhi karna hai. Bata do yaar kya answer hai !!

  new 10/23/2004 8:27 AM
a serial on stories of magic n wonders

  Alif-Laila 10/23/2004 8:38 AM
Richa sahi hai kya??

Next one: A serial in which there is a King, who is in love with a woman (name of the serial) played by Pallavi Joshi

  new... 10/23/2004 8:44 AM
a serial of stories of miracles n wonders

  10/23/2004 9:04 AM
Richa, My answer was wrong kya?? Alif Laila??

  Gayab Aaya 10/23/2004 9:14 AM
My last one was molu. Kanu already gave the right answer.

Do u guys remember gayab aaya ..
kisi ko hansane aaya
kisi ko rulane aaya.....

  10/23/2004 9:58 AM
@Abhinav (from Richa)
sahi jawaab hai, Richa kah rahi hai.

haan yaad hai Gaayab Aaya

aur kisi ko woh yaad hai kya
Danu iska chhota naam, poora naam Daanasur
Chhipkali ke nana hain, chhipakli ke hain sasur

  10/23/2004 12:20 PM
Chipkali ke nana aur gaayab aaya mujhe bhi yaad hai

And what about (Words are highly incorrect)

Jhingar waale Junnu waale jhenu ka baba
Kisson ka kahaniyon ka geeton ka dhaba
aaaaaaaayaaaaa re baabaaaaaaaa

@Richa: Is the answer is "potli baba ki"

  10/23/2004 12:21 PM
Are you sure its Pallavi Joshi...not Shikha Swaroop

  10/23/2004 12:34 PM
Arey haan Saras, yeh to Potli Baba Ki serial tha na, jismein kahaani sunane waale ki umr ulti chalti thi.

Potli mein hari-bhari pariyon ke par,
Mandiron ki ghantiyaan.....

Gulzaar never ceases to amaze u!

  one more sweet song.. 10/23/2004 6:05 PM
guchcha hai bhai guchcha hai,
kahaniyo ka guchcha hai,
kahani le lo...

khatti ho to namak laga ke
khatti ho to namak laga ke,
gale mein atke paani,
kahani le lo...

  10/23/2004 6:07 PM
a story of 3 sisters.they have to seperate for their survival

  10/23/2004 6:08 PM
a patriotic serial in which there was Hema malini n Arjun (many more chars were also thr)

  @all 10/24/2004 1:47 AM
kya baat hai..kaha gayab ho aaj sab ke 28th i have periodicals..nd after that i'll go home for 15 i wont be as regular as these days..

  10/24/2004 2:00 AM
Richa One is YUG..Correct Kya??

@Saras, yes the woman was Pallavi Joshi. I know u r thinking of Chandrakanta. But its not.
Another hint: King name was Raja Maan Singh (Not very Sure!!)

  10/24/2004 2:43 AM
Meri yaddasht ko kya ho gaya??
inme se ek bhi ka naam yaad nahi aa raha
but still thinking

Hint aan do yaar kuch

  @Abhinav 10/24/2004 10:14 AM
Petriotic serial was "Yug"(yug badla badla hindusthan...)
and now ur serial is "Mragnayni"
is it so??

  @Richa 10/24/2004 1:06 PM
Yes, Mrignayani is the right answer. I don't rememeber the serial exactly, but I liked it.
YUG ke liye toh Hema Malini hint hi kaafi thi!!

Next One: A serial on the life of King of Mysore. Easy one I suppose.

  10/24/2004 1:15 PM
The Sword of Tipu Sultan

very easy one...a character name Keshav Kalshi

  10/24/2004 1:10 PM
was it The Sword of Tipu Sultan?
my serial:
A guy is desperately looking for a girl he'd marry. ends up meeting a new one in every episode.

  10/24/2004 2:17 PM
@ Kanupriya

So much for my absence. The answer is easy ... its Mr. Yogi.

Dont know what the answer to yours is, Saras.

My question -

Om Puri as an army officer travels on a very long train trip.

  10/24/2004 2:23 PM
I guess it's Junoon or some other serial broadcasted arnd the same time.

  10/24/2004 2:33 PM
Hint to my question:
used to come in afty...not very old
Title Tract starts with
Kisiko __________

  10/24/2004 2:54 PM
Yeah Kanu u r right
Kisiko Mohabbat ka hai Junoon
Kisiko ________ ka hai Junoon !!

  10/24/2004 2:57 PM
Kisiko adaavat ka hai junoon

afternoon ko 'afty' kehna zaroor IIT ka hi asar hoga. badminton ko 'baddy' bhi maine sirf IITians se hi suna hai!

  10/24/2004 3:14 PM
football ko footer nahi suna !!

  10/24/2004 3:44 PM
khoob suna hai. use bhi 'footy' kyun nahin kahte ho? cricket ka 'fatta' ya aisa hi kuchh bhi suna hai.

  10/24/2004 4:00 PM
IITB me cricket cricket hi hai
Footy sunne me kitna ajeeb lagta hai

  Oye Saras 10/24/2004 4:51 PM
You are the same IITB Saras... H9... 2003... Cricket... how they hell did I miss that... I guess we r on three common communities and that too pretty actively invovled... still I missed that...

chalo koi baat nahi.. namaste rahega!! Aur life me kya karate hue?

  This is not a IITian gettogether community 10/24/2004 5:00 PM
So this is my hint...

A woman (proffessor by profession) decides to remain unmarried to support her orphaned siblings (two sisters and a brother).

She falls in love with a guy (younger than her) but obviously fails to marry him.

The leading actor is nowdays busy running a popular game show on Star Plus.

Bolo.. Bolo...

  10/24/2004 5:06 PM
namaste rahega Nikhilesh
Lo hamein laga aap pehchaan gaye honge..
Haan hum wohi hai par 2004 ho gaye..
I miss cricket too yaar...
Abhi bas jee rahe hai..Apna kaisa chal raha hai ??
Aur bahut dino baad kuch post kiya idhar..

  10/24/2004 5:12 PM
Is it Ek Ghar Aas Pass

And also look at the Prashant's question
see if you'll be able to solve it or not..
mujhse to nahi ho raha

  10/24/2004 5:18 PM
Bambaiyya me kaha jaaye to bilkul Bindaas hain.. Aur kucch dino se orkut ne jail me daal diya tha... that's why a long time no see. But I'm back now...

.. and your answer is wrong... think of pillars and walls.. I'm giving real simple hints..

U'r talking of Prashant's ques or Nishant's Ques... the OM PURI one..??

  10/24/2004 5:56 PM
haan haan yaad aa gaya
pachpan khambe lal deewarein
Mita Vashisht thi kya wo bandi
Title track was like..
Zindagi.. kaisa bana daala yeh
Sapno ka shahar.

yeah i was asking about Nishant's Q
Om puri waala

  Yes Saras 10/24/2004 6:24 PM
That is the right answer.

Woh 'Meeta Vashisht" hi thi, aur actor was "Anupam kapadiya" of the "khul ja sim sim" game show..

And no clue about Prashant's ques. BTW take another hint..

Manzil, rastaa, kaaranwa,
Har ghadi hai imtehaan,
Mile... mile na mile...

NO NO that's not the question. It's obviously Zameen-Aasmaan. The question is which serial (based on life in a hospital) had the same lead actress as in Zameen-Aasmaan.

  10/24/2004 8:07 PM
if u guys r talking abt a serial based on hospital then it can be "Life line"...i never see it...only heard its name

  new entry 10/24/2004 8:33 PM
a serial for kids in which a boy is converted into stone because of a god's crush

  @richa 10/24/2004 10:04 PM
aa gaya hoon paas tere
chhod ker sub yaar mere
kar lo mujhse dosti....
stone boyyyyyyy.....stone boyyyyy....

  10/25/2004 2:59 AM
Okay, an easy one.
A talk show hosted by Karan Thapar, recently aired on DD National.

  one more hint 10/25/2004 4:13 AM
the name of the eldest sister is the name of serial..and she was arrested to kill a man

  10/25/2004 4:21 AM
Kanu, the answer is " The Big Question"

  new entry 10/25/2004 4:31 AM
hint:bagle ki duniya

  new one ... 10/25/2004 7:14 AM
I read with candor the entire thread and the questions and their answers, some questions have been left unanswered, the answer to teh hint "a man travelling with his pregnant wife amidst communal riots" is ofcourse teh serial based on teh immortal "tamas" (bhishm sahni, who else?) by the same name.
one request plz, there had been soem woefully bad serials (like YUG and chandrakanta), i guess we r all talking abt pre-unending soap era of doordarshan so plz stick to that, however wwhich period of DD are we talking abt is absolutely subjective and debatable.
let's see if soembody can get this ...
1. story of three women at three stages of life searching to find their identity under the sun (two of then renowned film actresses)...
2.Set in bengal , starring teh famous actress of yesteryears Nootan.

  10/25/2004 7:47 AM
The second one is "Mujrim Haazir Hai"
Thinking about the first...btw the same question was asked before in the same thread i guess

  @Amit n Saras 10/25/2004 11:23 AM
yaar i dont think i never see this type of serial....yaar aate hee itne tough saras i think my n Amit's ques r different...well 2nd one is also not right

  @Amit n Saras 10/25/2004 11:26 AM
yaar i dont think i never see this type of serial....yaar aate hee itne tough saras i think my n Amit's ques r different...well 2nd one is also not right

  10/25/2004 11:34 AM
2nd one is right...Nutan was in Mujrim haazir hai and the story was set in Bengal

  @Saras 10/25/2004 11:47 AM
well saras Serial is "Tulsi" Tulsi was the main character in this serial....and ye shayad 12PM par aata tha DD1 par...

  10/25/2004 12:23 PM
we have no rules saying that we Questions abt serials of some particular type or era shud not b asked. any Q is welcome, so far as the serial has ever been aired at DD.

is the ans. to ur first question 'Kshitij Yeh Nahin'? this Q has been asked by sm1 else too. or abt a serial on similar lines.

  10/25/2004 2:22 PM
One from me:

Mentally retarded paagal nahi hote

One more:
Two naval officers falling for the same gal

  @Saras 10/25/2004 8:00 PM
Saras is it "Samandar"

  good try folks... 10/26/2004 12:20 AM
Bingo!U got it right Saras, the second one is "Mujrim Haazir" (and not "mujrim haazir hai", but itna chalta hai)... the one set in bengal and with nootan
@ Kanu
If u want to discuss abt any serial ever aired on DD then maybe u should ask teh moderator to change the name of teh community because it says "Old Doordarshan Serials" .. btw ur answer is wrong, Khshitij yeh nahin didn't star two film actresses of yesteryears!
Ok, ppl i'll give u a hint , the first serial starred Naadira and Deepti Naval

  10/26/2004 12:29 AM
yeah you are rite..

but what about my first question..
Mentally Retarded paagal nahi hote

  10/26/2004 12:32 AM
Kshitij yeh nahin was the one with Supriya (bahu of tu tu main main) & sachin khedekar (Astitva, Sailab serial)..and it was about a widow and her friendship with Sachin

  10/26/2004 1:58 AM
then shayad it was called Kshitij Ke Us Paar. i cant recall the name, though i used to love the serial

hi, how r u?

  rejoinder 10/26/2004 4:42 AM
nopes , it was not "khsitij ke us paar" either ...
is the answer to ur hint is ... "ek ghar aas paas"??

  10/26/2004 6:10 AM
@Amit: yeah ..ur answer is correct
It is "Ek ghar aas paas"

@Kanu: me doin' good

  new entry 10/26/2004 8:31 AM
a story of Deshratn family directed by Adhikari Brothers

  10/27/2004 4:58 AM
Next Que:

Story of few kids ..directed by Sai Paranjape

@Richa: Was it aired on DD (deshratn family)??

  @Saras 10/27/2004 8:44 AM
I'm not able to recall the name. Girish Karnad Played the lead. But ya a truely amazing story of few poor children and a rich friend. I guess Giridh Karnda adopts all of them in the end.

I guess I'm talking about the same serial Saras?

  10/27/2004 11:20 AM
Yeah u r talking about the same serial...
Ok hint to the same serial..
Ek aur serial aaya tha bahut similar naam se .. i dont know whether it was too directed by Sai Paranjape or not..but this serial was good too
OK..Making it more easier: Ashish Vidyarthi was in the second one...

  Hum panchchi ek daal ke!! 10/27/2004 11:42 AM
The other one was also by Sai Paranjpay - "Hum panchchi ek chaal ke"

New hint: another Sai Paranjpay serial concerning an NRI family...

  @saras 10/27/2004 1:13 PM
jee haan Saras Bhai, vo serial DD1 par hee aata tha..dophar mein aata tha...Naveen Nishchal was in leading role...

  answer to my hint 10/28/2004 3:42 AM
It seems nobdy's got my hint ... teh serial with naadira and deepti naval was "thhoda sa aasmaan" and if i remember it was a deepti naval production too ...

  @Amit 10/28/2004 3:07 PM
I was able remember the serial quite well, but not the name. Thanx for the answer.

  @all 10/29/2004 4:47 AM
are koi mere serial ke liye bhi to dimaag kharch karo...

Venkat Praveen
  @richa 10/29/2004 6:57 AM
start with WAQT. dont remember the whole name.

  @all 10/29/2004 3:09 PM
new to this community...but got a serial noone has discussed still

a story of a couple who didn't have children earlier...dheeraj kumar direction...creative eye production

  @Nitin 10/29/2004 3:26 PM
Was Renuka Shahne there in the serial? I vaugely remember something of this kind..

  10/29/2004 3:45 PM

Its Sansar

  10/29/2004 3:46 PM
thinking about urs too
navin nishchal painter hota hai kya usme??

  3 anmswers and a question 10/29/2004 7:32 PM
the dheeraj kumar thingie is called 'sansar' (oops someone has already answered this one)
the waqt thig is "waqt ki raftar"
the sai paranpe one on nri's is panchchi or something

now to the question-
this serial is about a director of a tv serial falling in love with the heroine of his serial...

  @Aarti 10/29/2004 8:37 PM
Yes 'panchhi' is right. And the answer to your question is "kashish" - Sudesh Beri and Malvika Tiwari. Am I right?

okay next hint...
Set in the late 19th century Bengal...featuring Mohan Gokhale, Raj Zutshi as brothers...Ishwar Chandra Vidyaasaagar as a character in the story

  10/29/2004 10:23 PM
was it Yugantar

  @saras& arti 10/29/2004 11:01 PM
yes it is of most fav serial on dd1....i had seen it frm very early days till that couple becomes old...

  @Anirudh 10/30/2004 5:11 PM
Ya it is yugantar. So we are out of hints. So heres another...

A film director proposes to make films with names such as - "Aag ko jalaa kar raakh kar doonga", "Sookhi nadi me behti laash".... a really old serial.

  i am back ... 10/31/2004 2:44 AM
i am back after exams ....
hint for a very popular serial ...
no points for guessing ... hinst is "lakhna dakait" ;))

  kashish it is 10/31/2004 6:26 PM
yep the serial's name is kashish...
i am stumped at the two prev hints,,,
well lets confuse ppl with a question of my own...its an easy one

this serial was set in kashmir on three house boats

  @aarti 10/31/2004 9:07 PM
THe serial based on house boats is the ever exsquisite Gul Gulshan Gulfam

  i suppose this was not answered.. 10/31/2004 9:22 PM
am new to this community and was goin thru this thread...and realize there was a question abt this guy meeting a different girl in each episode for his marriage...its Mr. Yogi.
Next clue: cant think of a better one right now... tap tap topi topi tope mein doobe
pal pal farmayishi dekhe hain ajoobe

  11/1/2004 1:08 AM
Tap tap topi topi is from Alice in wonderland.

Lakhna Dakait... that's interesting... "Mungerilaal ke Haseen Sapney". This was the daku Mungeri's father-in-law failed to catch in the valley of Damodar. The famous dialog - "Humko pawan-veg ka ghoda la ke diye hote to hum lakhana dakait ko pakad liye hote"

Already answered: Gul Gulshan Gulfaam.

So we are again out of hints except for my last one: A film director proposes to make films with names such as - "Aag ko jalaa kar raakh kar doonga", "Sookhi nadi me behti laash".... a really old serial.

I think bahut jyaadaa puraanaa serial hai yaad nahi aayega... its a serial called "Manoranjan" used to be on air even before Nukkad. Yaad hai kisi ko???

Yet another hint: A serial based on unexplainable phenonmena such as - "punar janm", tantrik acts etc. Each episod used to have a different story.

Venkat Praveen
  @Nikhilesh 11/1/2004 3:22 AM
A serial based on unexplainable phenonmena.

Is it Honee Anhonee ??

Manoranjan mein ek hi cheez yaad hai ke, nukkad ka bevdaa iss serial mein bhi tha.

  yep 11/1/2004 3:37 AM
gul gulshan gulfam it is..

herez one more...

this serial starred kanwaljit and was based on a novel called "alampanah"

  manoranjan 11/1/2004 7:07 AM
@Nikhilesh:i guess it started after nukkad with most of its actors..if u r talking abt the one that has the title track somewhat like...
baje siti uthe chilman...manoranjan manoranjan...
@Aarti: the serial is being discussed on another thread of this community and its prolly called farman.
Next clue:Second Only..the serial starred a famous actor who had a guest appearence.
The name of the serial contains the name of this character who arrives after a long wait...

  11/1/2004 7:22 AM
This hint was given in a cryptic crossword in my college as ... "second only to fauji".. it obviously is "Doosra Keval".

it is Honee Anhonee.

Another Hint:
Serial with three completely unlinked stories - First pertaining to a novelist, the second one being the story of one of his novels, and the third one completely unlinked and supposed to merge with one of the two stories at some point of time, but could not, because the serial could not be completed. It featured some of the greatest actors of all times - Shriram Lagu, Uttara Baokar, Nisha Singh, Kitu Gidwani, Rajit kapoor, and Shekhar Kapoor. I've made it too simple.

  11/1/2004 10:31 PM
nobody has yet ventured to answer nihilesh's clue...have faint memories but cant come up with anything...

  one more easy one.. 11/2/2004 11:04 AM
doordarshan started it packing all its morning programs....and tried to have a breakfast program...

  11/3/2004 4:30 AM
Good Morning India/ Subah Sawere ??

  11/4/2004 1:12 AM
nikhilesh...answer please...

  11/4/2004 3:11 AM
ya..subah sawere is right...

  11/4/2004 5:08 AM
@nikhilesh u answer ur question urself...till then another clue..
this serial used to come in the evening or afternoon and was abt superstitions... ofcourse it was humourous...

  @Ashutosh 11/4/2004 5:17 AM
Was not keeping up well, hence the delay. The answer is "Upanyaas".

  11/5/2004 12:19 AM
@nikhilesh u dnt give the next clue so here it is from my side.....
Each episode told u history of this ancient city of india...From yayati to freedom struggle..

  11/6/2004 10:03 AM
either the good questions are not coming or ppl have lost their interest in this thread...since i am new to the community i find it interesting... so in case u still have some sweet faint memories from ur past....put it here...

  @Ashutosh 11/6/2004 11:00 PM
both the reasons are wrong. A few reasons could be:
- Its just that people who have net access in their offices/campuses have gone on Diwali holidays.
- Very few people will go to a cyber cafe to do orkut giri.
- Your question is tough
- I'm a little ill.

BTW Happy Diwali. And I dont know the ans to ur question. Also, Yayati used to rule from a city located in the current hariyana. The kuru-vanshis later shifted the capital to Hastinapur. But this was not enough to remind me of any serial. SO kindly give the answer.

Megh मेघश्याम
  Bharat ek khoj 11/7/2004 11:59 PM
my favourite serial. based on Nehru's Discovery of India.

my clue:
very old serial. was coming in night.
one character's name was "Guru".

  11/8/2004 3:02 AM
answer to my question is "main dilli hoon"..
@ meghshyam..i know of this serial nukkad.. some of the characters were... guru, khopdi etc....

  @Ashutosh 11/8/2004 6:43 AM
and this time you forgot the question..

so take this.. frankly even I dont remember the name..

Its a serial based on "Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyas" some bengali novel. And revolvs around some bengali families living in Agra. (Its not charitraheen)

Another one.... a Bengali background story again with Rupa Ganguli in lead... this is easy I guess (used to be there on Sunday afternoons)...

BTW my first hint (On the first page of this thread) -"A serial based in KonkaN" is still not answered. What the hell are you doing guys.

  11/8/2004 7:45 PM
speechless...dunno any of the answers... that rupa ganguly stuff seems to be easy but i jus cant recall it :( ..answers??

  Is it "RathChakra"? 11/8/2004 8:51 PM
Hi Ashutosh, about ur Konkan based serial, is that Rathchakra, Lalan sarang has acted in it.. Let me know if I'm wrong...

  11/8/2004 10:00 PM
hey wasn't my question but nikhilesh's.... i hope ur answer is correct:) watsup??

  @Deepak 11/8/2004 11:09 PM
RathaChakra.. I dont think that's the same serial. But I faintly recall something by this name having to do with a coastal village. But that's not 'my' serial.

Okay I'll give the Rupa Ganguli wala answer... its "gaNadevatA".

  11/20/2004 12:02 AM
Informative news told in an interesting manner..TW^2

Megh मेघश्याम
  11/21/2004 10:17 PM
was it a hint for a serial?
if yes was it related with Vinod Dua?

  11/21/2004 11:24 PM
Or is it related to some female host..
happening female i guess..

  11/25/2004 2:10 PM

The world this week.

  11/29/2004 8:08 AM
khadak singh ke kadakane se kadakti hai khidkiya
khidkiyon ke khadakne se khadakane se khadakta hai khadak singh
oont uncha, oont ki peeth oonchi aur oonchi oont ki poochh

tell in which serial these lines asked to repeat ?

  12/1/2004 12:40 AM
Ariel Mr Gold aa gaya...

  Next clue:easy one... 12/1/2004 4:48 AM
__________________, _____ noor hai...
magar ismein jalne ka dastoor hai...

  12/1/2004 5:09 PM
Halo Zindagi, Zindagi Noor Hai
Magar Iss Mein Jalne Ka Dastoor Hai

- Title song of Halo Zindagi, sng by Jagjit Singh


1. Jagjit SIngh singing the title song penned by Nida Fazli

2. Protagonist's name: Budhia

  12/3/2004 7:53 AM
I think "Neem ka Ped"

Muh ki baat sune har koi dil ke dard ko jane kaun?
Aawaazon ke baazaaron me khamoshi pehchane kaun?

Is it correct??

Next hint:
Bharatanatyam, Hema Malini, Mohan Agashe...??

  12/4/2004 12:03 AM
u r right nikhilesh..and ur clue does reminds me something but am still stuck.. i remeber a serial made by hema called woman of india.. but this is something else i guess...explain..
i wanna give the4 next clue..come up with something simple:)

  OKay Ashutosh 12/4/2004 6:17 AM
Its "Nupur".

In the serial, Hema malini is a bharatanatyam dancer. And Mohan Agashe is the manager of her dance troop. The serial starts in UK, where Hema has gone for a show. And Mohan Agashe tries to sexually exploit her or something like that. So she returns to India in middle of the tour and loses all her contracts because of this. While left with no work, she decides to travel, during which she finds a guru in a small temple in Tamil Nadu. The guru makes her realize that, Bharatnatyam is not just a dance but a language. In the end she emerges as one of the greatest in the business.

Somebody correct me if there's some error.

And as I gave the ans I'll have the privilege of giving the next clue. (sorry ashutosh ). So here it is:
A documentary like series about Indian history. There used to be some archaeologist discussing some arbit evidences of a particular event happened in the past. It dealt with the Harrapan culture, the Maurya dynasty, etc.... mostly ancient Indian history.

  12/7/2004 1:15 AM
No one's answering...

  12/7/2004 11:02 AM
I hate doing this. Alas!! the answer is "Bharat ki Chhap". Well Ashutosh you can post your clue <sigh>.

  12/7/2004 8:47 PM
Aman Verma & Meeta Vasisht
Thanks nikhilesh..:)

  12/7/2004 8:50 PM
Pachpan Khambe laal deewarein

  12/7/2004 9:21 PM

Aman Verma, Parikshit Sahni, Prasad Gurav; Juhi Sinha's directorial debut on television.

  12/7/2004 11:21 PM
Ek Ghar Aas Paas
Mentally retarded paagal nahin hote

  12/7/2004 11:30 PM
(Sorry.. have not gone thru all the posts excuse me its repeated)

OmPuri, Deepa Sahi acted in this controversial teleserial set during partition.

  12/7/2004 11:31 PM
Bhishma Sahni's Tamas

  12/7/2004 11:33 PM
Tamas @Vinod
i asked the same Q before ...but no probs as its hard to go thru all those prev posts

@BG: thinking ...

  12/7/2004 11:34 PM
One more..

Mega start cast..
Included Sriram Lagoo, Mohan Bhandari, Sujata Mehta, guess Girish Karnad too.

  12/7/2004 11:33 PM
Sridhar Kshirsagar's Khandaan

Mohan Bhandari played Anil Premchand. His younger brother, Vinay Premchand, was played by Viveck Vaswani. Lagoo was the family's patriarch, Neena Gupta was Anil and Vinay's sister. The plot was loosely based on the american sitcom Dynasty.

  12/7/2004 11:52 PM
Good BG!

Another one..

Its title song was sung by Bhupen Hazarika.
Hint : title something to do with Bhramaputra river.

And I love its tile song!

  12/8/2004 12:26 AM
Lohit Kinarey.

Saras- Hint for you:

Title song:

Duniya Mein Har Insaan Ka Agaaz Tanha Hai
Anjaam Tanha Hai Harsoo Hai ________

Also, guess this one:

DD's answer to Three's Company.

  12/8/2004 12:41 AM
@BG: abt the 2nd Q:
is it the one starring Ratna pathak shah and Supriya Pathak...if not then wht is the same of the serial i am talking abt...

  12/8/2004 12:44 AM
Saras- Right on! The Pathak sisters, with Ravi Vaswani playing the Indian Jack Tripper (played by John Ritter in the original series) . And, here's te title song coming up as the hint:

____ _____ dhoondhe kidhar

Do Haseen Par, _____ _____

  12/8/2004 1:18 AM
Can I?

Eedhar Udhar!

  12/8/2004 11:39 AM
vinod dint ask the next question..
so here goes another one...
A story of three women of different agegroups and backgrounds...the serial i suppose used to comei n the afternoon...
cant tell u the actors lest the clue wud become toooooo obvious...

  12/9/2004 4:44 AM
Ashutosh...clue pls!

  12/9/2004 8:43 AM
Diptii Naval, Mona Ambegaonkar and a third of serial: Thoda sa aasmaan ?

Clue: Aman Verma and Parikshit Sahni..Young couple and parents ki infighting!

  12/9/2004 10:23 PM
One from my easy one I should say.

A biopic series about a black athlete.
(I too dont remember the exact name of the serial)

  12/9/2004 11:06 PM
wasn't it abt ben johnson....
This serial used to come on tv sometime around 1 in the afternoon...It was about some secret history of some top influential ppl...ofcourse fiction and not some real celebs..
it introduced a couple of good actors ..
one of them i dunno the real name but was called 'khabri' in the serial..

  12/9/2004 11:28 PM
Vinod is talking abt the serial on Jesse Owens' life, right?

  12/9/2004 11:41 PM
Jesse Owens is the rt answer!

  so now wat?? 12/10/2004 1:56 AM
well does my question goes...or BG u going to give a new clue...??

  12/10/2004 4:54 AM
@BG...we are talking abt the same serial...guys pls answer before posting new clues.

my old clue more hint: kumar bappa singing the title track!

  12/10/2004 9:07 AM
There is another serial on which 8 clues were given right at the beginning...konkan one..pls give the answer to that one!

  jai maharashtra.. 12/12/2004 1:48 PM
Jai shivaji jai maharashtra... apki posting se sab itna darr gaye ki sabne post karna hi chhhod diya...
wud some1 plz continue the thread...
how abt shivaji maharaj himself...

  12/12/2004 4:10 PM
A request :
If there is no answer provided to the question within 6-10hrs or so, let the person who put the question answer it, so that people need not wait endlessly.

  12/12/2004 10:45 PM
ok...its quite a long time, nobody has posted I take the liberty.

Next Q : A western comedy serial.
Female comic lead.

  12/13/2004 12:46 AM
is it Lucy??

  12/13/2004 1:53 AM
Rt..its the Lucy Show.
Come on..if u are confident its rt..give the next Q too. is one more Q from my side.
Damn easy one...

It starred Priya Tendulkar, Karan Razdan.
(The rise of woman power!!)

  @vinod 12/13/2004 6:34 AM
that one's easy- rajni...
my question: now lemme think
this "sanskritik patrika" replaced the legendary surabhi on DD

  12/13/2004 9:10 AM
@BG, myself: Tanhaiyyan.
thats the answer not Marathi!

no answer yet..cant think!

  12/13/2004 9:12 AM
I have prepared a list of the serials that have come up here..want ur opinion whether to put it up here or as a separate thread!? it wud avoid repeats like Rajani!

  12/13/2004 11:41 AM
shivaji maharaj hamari baaton ko anyatha na lein...
to next clue kya hai bhai...

  12/13/2004 7:45 PM
ANswer to Aarti's Q: Taana Baana

Guys, take into consideration the fact that not every one of us here logs on to this site everyday...added to which the pathetic condition of the orkut server makes delay in following up on a previous post almost inevitable!

Anyways, next clue:

Names of some of the characters:

Shekharan, Maria, Babuji, Changu-Mangu

Not saying anything abt the storyline, as that wud mean giving away the answer.

  Hint 12/14/2004 8:05 PM
Try connecting Shekharan with Abhimanyu Rai.

  12/14/2004 9:53 PM
Are u talking abt Circus?

  12/14/2004 9:57 PM
Yes, very good!

  12/14/2004 10:16 PM
Next Qs :

Q 1) Serial abt a king and his justice.

Q 2) A serial about Freedom fighers/revolutionaries. Hint : Dheeraj Kumar

After both the Qs are answered, post the next Q.

  12/14/2004 10:26 PM
2. Kahan Gaye Woh Log

  12/15/2004 1:53 AM
1. singhasan battisi(is it correct?)

  12/15/2004 2:05 AM
Rt Ashutosh!

Go ahead..give the next Q.

  12/15/2004 4:58 AM
Next Q :
A comedy serial starring Rakesh Bedi
in the title role.

  12/15/2004 9:05 AM
@Vinod: Shriman Shrimati ?
I think he has done quite a few comedies...yeh jo hai zindagi, etc. as well..but this he had a pivotal role..

  12/15/2004 5:03 PM
Might as well be Guniram.

  12/15/2004 5:00 PM
sorry shivaji..

I said..title role
So..the name of the serial and that of Rakesh Bedi`s character is the same. make it all simple..
Fill in the blanks. Here is the title track.
------ bhai ------ aa pahunche bambai gaon..

where the blank gives u the name of the serial!

  12/15/2004 5:05 PM
Rt BG!
U can put the next Q.

  12/15/2004 5:09 PM
Okay, a sitter:

One of the earliest comedy sitcoms of DD, the only serial for which Kishore Kumar sang the title song.

  12/16/2004 4:37 AM
@Vinod: Its aa pahunche bambai dhaam not bambai gaon ..i guess

  12/16/2004 3:59 PM
U may be rt.
But i always heard it as `gaon` and remember it that way!..anyway..thanks for the correction.

@BG..Clue pls

  Hint 12/16/2004 8:00 PM
The husband, his wife and her brother. Now it's too easy...

  12/16/2004 8:18 PM
Yeh jo hai Jindagi?

  12/16/2004 8:19 PM
Yep! Next clue, please.

  12/16/2004 9:01 PM
next Q :

Genie and a magic-lamp.
Genie was played by a Bengali actor.

if I give the actor`s name, it will be too easy!

Note : Its not Alladin!

Never knew that the title song of Yeh Jo Hai Jindagi was sung b Kishore Kumar. Thanks for the info.

  12/16/2004 9:06 PM
Ascharya Deepak.

Vinod- Ranjit Mullick, who played Aniket Basu, the genie's master, is a bong too.

Okay complete the sequence:

Fauji, Circus, ________, ________

  12/18/2004 11:53 AM
Alright guys, obviously the common link is Shahrukh Khan. Now fill up the blanks with names of the other two serials in which SRK appeared in a major role.

  12/18/2004 2:59 PM
One is Doosra Kewal

  12/18/2004 3:03 PM
Doosra Keval.

I dont remember the fourth one. Was it Dil Dariya??

  12/19/2004 9:48 AM
Doosra Kewal is the one where Jaisri Arora was his mom? or is that the other one?

  12/20/2004 8:00 PM
Correct, Nikhilesh! Your turn now...

SHivaji- Vinita Malik played his mom in Doosra Kewal. Jaishri Arora was in Dil Dariya.

  12/21/2004 9:15 AM
ok so he dies in this one or the other one!?

  12/21/2004 10:16 AM
he dies in doosra kewal.

  @all 12/21/2004 11:56 AM
yaar ye tum log ki serials ki baat kar rahe ho..mere to ek bhi sune hue nahi hai...

  12/22/2004 3:34 AM
sarla maheshwari, shammi narang, manjari joshi, j.v. raman wht they do on dd ?????????????

  12/22/2004 4:14 AM
They all are newsreaders.

  12/24/2004 2:34 AM
r they still read news for dd ?

  12/24/2004 10:17 PM
Other ol' time newsreaders include Sumit Tondon (hope I'm not f'gettin the names) & one muslim (she) newsreader. She was a pretty famous one too, with a rose in her hair. Anyone remembers her name?

  12/24/2004 10:16 PM
Salma.... something like tht I feel.

  12/27/2004 12:32 AM
salma sultan

who was the first news reader on DD? she also did a one ad..

BG I am sure u wud get this one!

  I say chaps !! 12/27/2004 6:34 AM
easy one! i know all of u know!
i just waana say hi! i am new here

  12/27/2004 7:38 AM
*LOL* Shivaji, yeah, it was Pratima Puri. She appeared in that Swagat banian ad...ruan naheen uth-ta?

Prashant- Fauji.

Kanupriya- Salma Sultan, Kaveri Mukherji et al were all let-go by the then Prasar Bharati chairman...sometime around 1997.

Next clue: An army officer, a doctor, and two monks from R K Mission (among many others) and their stories as they travel along on the same train traversing the entire south-to-north length of the country.

  12/27/2004 2:19 PM
Nice to see this chain. Wonderful old memories, thanks :)

OK, now rack ur brains on this one. Young bloke from villege makes an invention, and shows it to a scientist, who thinks to showcase the invention as his own.
Later has a change of heart.
(hope this one has not been asked already)

  12/27/2004 7:44 PM
Shom- Ur clue reminds me of an episode from Satyajit Ray Presents...Om Puri playing the plagiarist, Tanuja being his wife, and some newbie in the other scientist's role... but not sure if u're talkin abt the same...'twas abt this new guy's theories on human longevity.

  12/28/2004 7:52 AM
I do not remember the Satyajit Ray presents serial.... Maybe U R right.

My answer though was "Lekhu"

And I forgot the name of this serial... could anyone help me out here...

A poor guy becomes big suddenly... some underhand deals help him there.... His girlfriend ditches him because of that and goes after this blind singer (That blind singer was Harsh Chhaya's first role if I am not wrong)...

  12/28/2004 9:11 AM
Yes, do remember Lekhu!

And the other serial u're talking abt it is Khali Hath.

  Khali Haath 12/28/2004 11:56 AM
I was not able to recall the name. But I seem to remember the serial quite well. The girl was called Neha. The blind singer was Avinash played by Harsh Chhaya, and the other guy was named Abhilash. I guess S M Zahir acted as Abhilash's elder brother.

Next clue:
I myself dont remember the name. But still here's the clue:
Faruk Sheikh, Deepti Naval, Sudhir Pandey (He played the villian and used to sniff a cigarette and say "paplu fit kar doonga")

  12/29/2004 3:45 AM
@BG: ur last clue's answer?

  12/29/2004 9:31 AM
Shivaji-- It's Yatra, with Om Puri, Mohan Gokhale and others.

Hey, I too remember the Paplu Fit serial, but forgot its name!!

  12/30/2004 5:39 AM
Khali Haath, bingo.


  1/3/2005 7:28 PM
Which was the one with Bhupen Hazarika's title song in it?

  1/3/2005 11:02 PM
in re arnav: is that lohit kinare u r talking abt?

  1/4/2005 6:32 AM
my turn as no clue!

sushma seth, suchitra krishnamurthy, javed jaffery...recent one!

  1/4/2005 8:47 PM
Yes Arati, as far as I can remember, lohit kinare is right. Can't recall the title song, but it was stuck in my head at that time when the series was aired. Does anyone remember it?

  1/6/2005 8:56 AM
@ Shivaji: Kashmakash! wasnt that tuff...

  @Shivaji 1/9/2005 4:13 PM
I still couldn't get this. Yeh kiska jawaab hai bhai??

  1/9/2005 8:02 PM
kashmakash is the answer to the suchitra krishnamoorthy wala i think.

ok..easy one guys(don't know if its already been asked here)
detective story. one of the best series ever according to me. one detective and his sidekick. cast included rajat kapur(this is a giveaway!)

  Vyomkesh Bakshi 1/9/2005 10:41 PM
Wonderful serial...

  1/10/2005 9:58 AM
kashmkash was the answer to my question

another question as it was not asked:

girish karnad, beena and lalit parimoo. A konkan village story where beena leaves and goes to her parents' house after girish karnad goes to fight for the freedom struggle. well made serial with the title track by Jagjit Singh.

  @shivaji 1/10/2005 1:54 PM
I just remember that the name of the serial has something to do with 'aasmaan'. Nothing else.

  1/10/2005 8:36 PM
Some 1 post some new querries...

  1/10/2005 8:42 PM
Shivaji..kahan hai aap?

One Q here. An easy one.
Ashok Kumar playing an emperor.

  Bahadur Shah Zafar 1/10/2005 11:04 PM
well there used to be this serial in afternoon..
arun govil a writer on women's issues and himself commits infidelity...

  Bhadur shah 1/11/2005 12:04 PM
I think I still remember the bahadur shah's title used in the serial:
Shanshah-e-hindustaan mughlia-.... vald akbar shah, abu zafar siraazuddin muhammad bhadur shah.

No clues...

  @Ashutosh 1/11/2005 8:04 PM

  1/12/2005 12:29 AM
absolutely right dude...
go ahead post next clue...

  back after a long break ... 1/12/2005 2:51 AM
The first Indian animated character and series aired on DD ???

  1/12/2005 3:28 AM
gayab aaya ??

  1/12/2005 6:42 AM
Apna Apna Aasman..
no thats not the answer to animated quiz..thats the answer to my query.

a good serial from Arvind Ballal.

  1/12/2005 10:44 AM
Chamatkaari Telephone?

  @kanupriya 1/12/2005 11:05 AM
Chamatkari telephone and other coartoons including molu tht used to come in the cartoon show were mostly imports from russia/eurpoe or US, except for a few which were supposedly made by the film division

  1/12/2005 12:30 PM
Thnx Anirudh. I dint know tht.
I was just plain interested in watching all the animations!

  1/15/2005 1:44 AM
Gayab Aaya is the correct answer i guess...agla Q aan do

  Bhaskar Bhattacharji's quiz program ? 1/15/2005 7:00 AM
It used to air sometime every Sunday morning..i forgot the name !!

  1/16/2005 5:41 PM
It was Alpha Plus.
It was really a diff kind of quiz program.
It had a `physical round` with an obstacle course.
Also an `mental ability round` apart from the normal quiz rounds.

Anybody remembers the name of the quiz programme which was hosted by Jayant Kriplani(some where in 1987 i guess).

  1/17/2005 5:29 PM
That's right. Thanks Vinod !!

  1/18/2005 8:34 AM
My question:
a movie which was shown as a serial and later newer episodes kept getting added and added and added...the lead was danny and the movie was called dost
what was the serial?

  1/19/2005 3:37 PM
Dont remember seeing Danny in television series. Clue Pls.

  1/20/2005 3:05 AM
Anybody remembers the name of the quiz programme which was hosted by Jayant Kriplani(some where in 1987 i guess).

-- Was it Janter Manter?

  1/20/2005 3:50 AM
yeah..i remember the one with Danny in it..
The serial was shot in Kathmandu ..right..
dont remember the name though..

  1/20/2005 3:56 AM
Me too not sure. I too need the answer

  1/20/2005 10:22 AM
my answer:

We decided to tell the answers after 1-2 days...pls guys stick to that..makes it easier to post new stuff

  1/20/2005 3:43 PM
@Shivaji, I am trying to recall abt Ajnabi..yes, definately remember seeing a serial by that name. Faint memory though.

Next Q :
A comedy serial, the title role was played
by a Marathi actor.
Hint : Channel [V]`s `Gheun Taak`

Do not remember much of this serial. Anybody welcome to put forth their memories related to this serial.

  @Shivaji 1/20/2005 8:10 PM
I do remember Ajnabi. Danny played a retiered armyman. I guess he visits a small vilage and finds a young woman waiting for her husband to return from a war. And Danny slowly realises that he had killed her husband the war. You know what? the husband's role was played by Ayub Khan.

  1/21/2005 5:04 AM
I guess the movie name was `Bandhu` from which `Ajnabi` series was made.

Clue to my Q :
Dilip Prabhvalkar played the title role.
Now its too easy...come on...

  1/21/2005 9:20 AM
@ nikhilesh
It ws that he returns frm the war to find heis wife(archana puran singh) to be sleeping with anothr guy (not ayub khan) and he kills them both and runs and hides with these ppl who become his life!

  1/21/2005 6:35 PM
Ans to my Q : Chimanrao
Hope u remember this serial.

  1/25/2005 8:26 AM
no clues...guys buck up!!!!!
ok another one frm me-

Sarat Chandra's story and Salil Chowdhury's music!

  1/25/2005 5:28 PM
Ya I too faintly remember the serial -Dilip Prabhavalkar was the guy. But was it in Hindi, or in Marathi?? I couldn't recall.

Ya u may be right about Ajnabi, coz I too remember Archana Puransingh in the serial. BTW is the answer to your question "Charitraheen"?

  perfect 10 1/26/2005 1:35 AM
yes it is charitraheen..
had that amazing song: "Sheetal Majar Komal...Tera Aanchal."

ur question!?

  rain 1/27/2005 4:40 PM
Ya the song is really amazing, something like this...
sheetal, manjul, komal,
teraa aaAaaanchal,
meri sudhiyoOOOon me leharayaa,
aur, ek, shaAAAam maine tere naam likh di

Somebody must device a way of humming a tune on Orkut.

Khair, here's my question:
Iravati Harshe, Mahesh Thakur, Indian Classical Music... its a simple one.

  1/27/2005 9:50 PM
Tana Bana

  1/28/2005 12:29 AM
The story of 3 brothers. Story based in Kashmir.

  1/28/2005 12:37 AM
Gul Gulshan Gulfaam

300th post

  1/28/2005 1:10 AM
Saras, next Q?

Happy 300, thread!

  1/28/2005 1:14 AM
naya Q kahan se laun?? meri yaddaasht wale saare hi cover ho chuke hai

  1/28/2005 1:54 AM
Here is one Q:
I too remember very little abt this serial. The title song of this serial was in Punjabi and was catchy.

The title of this serial loosely translates to `Community kitchen/oven`.
I guess, the translation should help u in getting the answer.

  1/28/2005 9:49 AM
Saanjha Chulha...

Asha Parekh's directorial debut..on the afty slot..the heroine was dark

tuff one but amazing if u get it rite!

  1/28/2005 3:00 PM
The actress was Rama Vij

  1/28/2005 8:05 PM
the flight of a girl's fortune from a poor family to a respected officer..

  1/28/2005 9:02 PM
Ashutosh- Udaan

Shivaji's clue hasn't been answered yet, so not posting any new quiz.

  1/29/2005 2:52 AM
Baje payal @ Shivaji.
Clue: Uncle says...

  1/29/2005 3:57 AM
kakaji kaheen???

  1/30/2005 11:53 PM
No questions left to answer. SO here's a new one...

A telefilm, starring Avinash Kaur Sareen (The news reader), about the life of two women. The telefilm is just a conversation between these two charachers inside a room, that is it. I'm not sure but I think it was based on a play by Vishnu Prabhakar.

  1/31/2005 7:51 AM
the answer to my clue was : Palash ke Phool...

not Baaje Payal...that was in the evenings not during afty slot.

  2/1/2005 2:46 PM
Answer to my question:
"do harf adhure se"

Yaad hai kisi ko??

  2/2/2005 2:46 AM
Nahin bhai..yaadash kamzor hai!..not able to recall abt it.

Anyway..heres a comparitively easier one.
In the famous bit on DD "Mile sur mera tumhara", a big cast of one particular serial appears.
Name the serial.

  2/2/2005 3:53 AM

Serial with Sharmila Tagore, Supriya Pathak and Benjamin Gilani

I dont remember the name but I guess some of u wud!

  2/2/2005 8:33 PM
I guess it was "Zindagi"

  2/3/2005 10:30 PM
I also think its Zindagi. Another clue, I'm sure wether it was given earlier:

Archana jogalekar being chased by some 15 men. Each one in one episode.

  2/5/2005 2:06 AM
Kissa Shanti Ka....
Next clue: arun govil playing mridanga.
Sorry if the clue has already been asked by some1 else...

  Phulwanti 2/5/2005 10:15 AM
Phulwanti....had archana in the lead.
savita prabhune was arun govil's wife

my clue:
The show which was emulated later on Zee TV..."Lux kya scene hai.."
this was a gr8 serial where movie scenes were shown according to various topics..

  2/5/2005 11:31 AM
Who was the dancer? Archana Joglekar?

  2/6/2005 10:19 AM
@Kanupriya yes u guessed it right .. it was archana jogalekar .

@shivaji .. Sunhare Pal ???

  2/7/2005 7:16 AM
not sunehare pal...
"Show theme"

someone pls put the next question

  2/7/2005 10:20 AM
Okay, here's a sitter: DD's first music countdown show

  2/7/2005 4:02 PM
Was it Philips Top Ten with Javed Jaffery as its anchor?

  2/7/2005 4:06 PM
Remember `Show Theme` very faintly. But do remember its sponsers very well.
Limca and Ponds!

  2/7/2005 7:34 PM
remember circus n fauji??
i think they were really nice serials...

esp liked fauji very much..i think it was re-aired also..

  2/7/2005 9:20 PM
Vinod- It was Superhit Muqabla

  NO!!! 2/7/2005 9:23 PM
superhit muqabla used to come on DD metro...
I think on DD the first one was 'ek se badhkar ek'

  2/7/2005 9:42 PM
Ek Se Badh Kar Ek was the one with Shankar Mahadevab playing the cook...Karthika Rane and a teen Bong girl... or was it the one with Swaroop Sampat in it?

Next clue: A tele-series abt deep sea expeditions headed by a french explorer. used to occupy the sunday morning slots.

  2/7/2005 10:36 PM
U r rt abt Ek Se Badkar Ek.
It had Shankar Mahadevan, Krithika Rane, Mukul Dev and later Jagdeep too.

I too think Superhit Muqabala was on DD Metro with Baba Sehgal singing the title track.

  2/7/2005 10:51 PM
yes baba sehgal sang the title of 'superhit muqabla'
and yes karthika rane was there in 'ek se badhkar ek'

  2/8/2005 12:14 AM
Q: A tele-series abt deep sea expeditions

A: Secrets of the Sea
Was it ?

  2/8/2005 12:17 AM
am not sure...
but everyone sure must b remembering 'bible ki kahaniyan'

  2/8/2005 12:27 AM
Is correct, Kaifi!

  2/8/2005 12:56 AM
An English serial by a well known English author. Its main character was called Pip in short.

  2/8/2005 1:06 AM
Great Expectations...what else

  2/8/2005 1:10 AM
The word Pip was enuf as a clue!

  2/8/2005 8:28 AM

  2/8/2005 11:29 PM
A simple one..
A serial by Gulzar about a famous poet, played by Naseeruddin Shah.

  2/8/2005 11:30 PM
mirza ghalib

  2/8/2005 11:50 PM
story of an ex freedom fighter who battles the system but does not relent to it..
due to his ways his wife leaves him n he devotes his time to farming and taking care of his nephews/neice and widowed sister

  2/9/2005 8:26 AM
Apna Apna Asmaan

doctors story..Ila Arun, Renuka Shahane...

  2/9/2005 9:15 AM

A bag of mails left undelivered by a postman are taken care of, some twenty years later, by his nephew. Each episode recounted the "stories" of how the mails affected the lives of those receiving them-- a serial by Lalit and Navnindra Behl.

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  2/9/2005 5:00 PM
Amazing "Thread"
A simple Q:
Saturday afternoon, flavor comedy, starring Bharti Achrekar

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  2/9/2005 5:06 PM
Gala Varsh 305, Fusion Yug
Kala Gehra Antrishk
Insaan Samay ki sari sarhadey paar kaar chuka hai
Pesh Hai "----- ---- -----"

  2/9/2005 5:10 PM
Let the prev Q put by BG be answered.
It will be easy to follow the thread for all.

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  2/9/2005 5:13 PM
A super flop serial directed by "Kaka" (Rajesh Khanna)

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  2/9/2005 6:03 PM
Sorry Vinod!
Was the serial BG talking about called Afsaney or Fasaney ???

  2/9/2005 7:42 PM
Afsaane is correct. The clue was in the word "stories".

Laxmikant: The Bharti Achrekar one wud be Aa Bail Mujhe Maar? And the other Space City Sigma?

  2/10/2005 7:44 AM
hey nice thread..

clue: aazar nawaab, ahmen bibi and bashaarat nawaab

  2/10/2005 7:50 AM

  2/10/2005 7:59 AM
Clue: Adaptation of Austen's "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" in a serial

(sorry guys dont remember much details about the serial .. but i ahve the serial name in mind)

  2/10/2005 4:09 PM
Pride and Prejudice was adapted into Trishna. Kitu Gidwani played one of the sisters(the youngest) and Ratna Bhushan their mom. And then there was this guy who was all over this female called Srimati Lall!

Next: Amol Palekar trying to hit on his son's tutor in this serial abt "neighbors".

  2/11/2005 1:02 PM
Since nobody is answering, it's Ados Padose.

Next clue, please.

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  @ BG 2/11/2005 1:17 PM
Aa Bail Mujhe Maar and Space City Sigma. Both answers are correct.

The serial directed by Rajesh Khanna was "Aadha Saach- Aadha Jhooth"

Amol Palekar trying to hit on his son's tutor--- "Aados-Pados" ???

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  Easy 1 2/11/2005 1:21 PM
Serial based on short stories penned by hindi novelist Mohan Rakesh

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  2/14/2005 5:56 AM
Serial based on short stories penned by hindi novelist Mohan Rakesh was "Mitti kay Rang"

  2/14/2005 5:07 PM
Mitti ke Rang had good short stories... the title song was hummable "Duniya badal gayi..insan badal gaye..badle nahin kabhie yeh..mitti ke rang"

Next Q :
A serial on bravery award for children.

  2/14/2005 9:09 PM
amazing, amazing just amazing. all i have for this thread.i just bumped here. its been ages since somebody talked abt all this. i just have fleeting memories of these serails, donno how many i can answer. which do u guys think was the longest run soap on DD? i guess junoon. any others?

  2/14/2005 10:30 PM
longest was 'SWABHIMAAN'
2nd longest i think was 'SHANTI'

and junoon was not a soap when it started!!!
i think 'SHANTI' was the first soap opera in indian television!!

  2/14/2005 10:36 PM
swabhiman was the only soap i ever liked on dd.
i think i heard this name after like 7 years or so.
anybody knows when it wewnt offair?

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  @ Vinod 2/15/2005 9:26 AM
"Puraskaar" : serial on bravery of children. Next Q:
A serial starring Pankaj Kapoor
Director: Sudhir Mishra

  2/16/2005 1:42 AM
Is it Kab Tak Pukaroon?

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  @ Vinod 2/16/2005 6:21 AM
Kab Taak Pukaroon is correct.
First cricket related program on doordarshan???
clue: It's not Sunil Gavaskar Presents or Cricket with Mohinder Amarnath

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  @ Vinod 2/16/2005 6:23 AM
Kab Taak Pukaroon is correct.
First cricket related program on doordarshan???
clue: It's not Sunil Gavaskar Presents or Cricket with Mohinder Amarnath

  2/16/2005 3:47 PM
Bodyline. Abt Aus-Eng Bodyline series.

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  2/16/2005 7:29 PM
"That's Cricket- with Ravi Shastri" was aired before Bodyline.

Btw, Douglas Jardine English captain during the bodyline series also holds a unique record. He represented and won a boxing medal for England @ the Olympics

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  another Q 2/17/2005 2:39 PM
A serial about tenants. Had comedian Mehmood in the lead role.

  2/17/2005 3:45 PM
Its 'Basera'. Ananth Mahadevan and Channa-rupa rel were the other characters.

  2/17/2005 4:52 PM
next Q :
A serial about the space/universe made by a famous scientist.
Suresh Wadkar sang the title song : `Aakash bahut ooncha hai...aur dur bahut hai taaren...`

Mehmood spoke hyderabadi-hindi in that serial. Channa Ruparel played his wife.

  2/18/2005 3:21 AM
I dont remember the name, but it was mad by Jayant Narlikar.

BTW, I studied in a small KV inside NCERT, Delhi. So CIET was just next door. These guys used to pick actors from our school, I never got lucky, but the small girl in this Jayant Narlikar serial was my bro's classmate.

  2/18/2005 4:06 AM
Answer to my Q :

U r rt Nikilesh, this serial was made by Prof. Dr.Jayant V Narlikar.
Sorry to know u werent picked up to act in this serial.
U r never late, u can give a try now!

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  2/18/2005 6:27 AM
@ Nikhilesh
Basera is correct!
Another Q!
Kawaljeet starring in this detective type serial. More of an investigative journalism.
Similar to the earlier episodes of "Reporter" starring Shekhar Suman.
Kittu Gidwani played Kawaljeet's side-kick

  2/18/2005 9:28 AM
Is it 'Polce constable ....`. I forgot the number.

Alas, the days are over now!!

  2/18/2005 9:39 AM
Is it 'police constable ....'. I forgot the number.

Alas, the days are over now.

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  @ Nikhilesh 2/18/2005 1:12 PM
Kawaljeet Singh and Kitu Gidwani starrer investigative journalism based serial was "Chappte-Chappte"

I've query. I've heard about a serial/ show on doordarshan called "PC-1008". I can't remember anything about it. Does anyone have a clue what it was?

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  PC-1008 2/18/2005 1:15 PM
Nikhilesh is the Police constable and PC-1008 the same serial???

  2/18/2005 1:43 PM
Yes that is exactly what I was talking about. And it also had kanwaljeet in the lead.

  2/18/2005 7:08 PM
Yeah, I do remember its opening song...
was kindaa funny.. used to go like this PCcc, Pccc, 100eighttttttttt,.. Pccc, Pcc 100eighttttt.....

I remember many serials by their opening songs, some of them were really classic!

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  2/18/2005 7:57 PM
yeah, I remember PC1008 vaguely...

Anyway, folks, another Q:

A serial depicting real life stories of how some senior citizens became self sufficient again and regained their pride etc etc.
This serial was also used as a filler during morning and afternoon transmissions as well.

  2/18/2005 11:49 PM
Is it `Aur Bhi Hai Rahen`

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  @ Vinod 2/19/2005 7:16 AM
I don't recall "Aur Bhi Hai Rahen". You also may be right Vinod. However, do you guys remember "Jeevan Sandhya Mein Bhi Prakashmaan"??? I was referring to this one. LIC was the sponsor for this serial.

  2/19/2005 8:04 AM
a serial featuring ashok kumar, it's title song had the lines
" har ghadi chalte hain wo ........."
any guesses

  2/19/2005 10:13 PM
Bhushan-- is this Bheem-Bhawani we're talkin abt?

Btw, Chapte-Chapte hasd a nice catchy title song:

Subah shaam din raat rozana har hafte
Hota hai kuchh chhapte chhapte

  Blah! 2/21/2005 8:35 AM
Had to post this message so as to make my earlier post visible-- weird are the ways of orkut!

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  @ Bhushan 2/21/2005 9:09 AM
Like BG I'm also betting on "Bhim-Bhavani". It also had Anup Kumar in the lead along with Ashok kumar. For once I also thought it could be "Dada-Dadi Ki Kahaniyaan", but can't remember the theme song

  2/21/2005 9:29 AM
well the name of the serial was
" ujale ki oor" i think it had archana joglekar too, it was based in a village

  Next 2/21/2005 10:53 AM
Much before Indian Idol (which is a copy of American Idol, anyway) or SaReGaMa/Pa came this nationwide singing talent search program, compered by Harish Bhimani. Which one?

btw, just remembered the title song of Bheem-Bhawani:

Apni masti mein khoye hain ghum se hain azaad
Bade bade ustadon ke bhi yeh do hain ustaad
Yeh na maange sona chandi na toh nagad-udhaar
Dhoond rahe hain iss duniya mein thoda sa pyar
Humare bheem bhawani....

  2/22/2005 1:52 AM
meri awaaz suno!

which sunidhi chauhan won....n went on to become what she is...

  2/22/2005 2:03 AM
Meri Aaawaz Suno was hosted by Anu Kapoor ..not Harish Bhimani.

Rt..Sunidhi Chauhan won in Meri Awwaaz Suno.

  2/22/2005 6:54 AM
The correct answer is Lehar Lehar Sangeet. Somebody post the next clue.

  2/22/2005 10:50 AM
Yes, The USP of Lahar Lahar Sangeet was that it had specific focus on regional music.. and the title song was sung by Mahendra Kapoor (composed by ravindra jain?). Mahendra Kapoor later went on to produce a flop competition show for dd, anchored by his son Rohan Kapoor..

now question from my side

Although I have asked this on another forum a few months back... here it is again... story of a gujarati family... a debute for a director who created a lot of famous serials later, a debute for an actor and comedian par excellence (later switched to Films).. and also featuring the actress featured in the song "Ye raatein nayee purani". can you guess this one.. thursday 9.30 PM, DD (if I can recall correctly)

  2/23/2005 4:25 PM
No clues Pawan. Please give the ans.

BTW 'Yeh ratein nayi purai' somehow vaugely reminds me of Pallavi Joshi. Am I correct?

  2/23/2005 4:27 PM
Or was that 'Shaamein sab ki sab shaamien' from 'Suraj ka saatva ghoda'... may be

  2/23/2005 4:28 PM
Had to post this message so as to make my earlier post visible-- weird are the ways of orkut!

I copied that from BG.

  2/23/2005 4:48 PM
No problem, Nikilesh!

Well, the 'Yeh Raatein Nayee Purani' actress is Rita Bhaduri. And if the comedian par excellence being alluded to is Paresh Rawal, then the only serial that comes to mind is Bante-Bigadte. Ajit Vachhani also featured in it.

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  2/23/2005 5:11 PM
Isn't Yeh raatein nayi purani song from the movie "Julie"???

Bante-Bigadte has to be rite.

Found this interesting link:

  2/24/2005 2:56 PM
'Yeh Raatein Nayee Purani'.. yaad aa gaya. Thanx guys. BTW no unanswered questions left??

Looking at the size of this thread, I guess it'd be difficult to find new serials (new.. old serials I mean). Lets extend the quiz beyond guessing the name. You can ask any damn question about any damn serial. Lets say:

Who played Haider Ali's (Tipu's father) first wife in 'The Sword of Tipu Sultan'?

I think she also played 'Rukmini' in Mahabharat.

  2/24/2005 11:55 PM
Yes It was Banate Bigadate...

Nikhilesh , can we have a new seperate thread for the "other" types of questions...

  2/25/2005 8:06 AM
a telefilm where raghuvir yadav acts mentally retarted..:) hold on nikhilesh..btw..the girl who played rukmini.was she channa ruparel????

  2/25/2005 9:29 AM
Channa Ruparel it is...she palyed Medha Hegde in Swabhimaan

  2/26/2005 2:23 PM
Yes channa ruparel is right. Ashu ur ans is 'Tittoo', I guess Anita Kanwar (NOT Kanwal) was there in the cast as well.

and I'm holding on.

  Next Q : 2/26/2005 7:49 PM
A serial in which the female lead plays an emotionally supressed wife.
This serail was later telecast on Star network too with a diff name.

  2/27/2005 2:29 AM
ok thread is way too long anyway saw some questions along the line...ok the kanvaljit tv show based on the novel is 'farmaan' and the third woman in thoda sa aasman is Nadira..

  2/27/2005 2:43 AM
is that kora kaagaz? renuka shahane serial

  2/27/2005 5:10 AM
The ans to my Q was : Ghutan.
The role of emotionally supressed wife was played by Smita Jaykar.
It also had Kiran Kumar, Renuka Shahane and Mangal Dhillon in lead roles.
I think it was later re-telecast on Star network as Manzil.

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  2/27/2005 7:27 AM
It's really hard to pose new old serials questions. OK, this might not be an interesting question:
Probably one of the first physical fitness related program on doordarshan. It used to be televised just before the morning "Samachar" and was hardly 20-30sec long in duration.
Hint: It was not "yoga" related

  2/27/2005 10:18 AM
Yeah, the program by that parsi lady...don't remember her name. Keep Fit/Stay Fit was it?

Okay, guess this one from the names of the characters: Hari Kumar, Capt. Merrick, Sarah Layton.

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  2/27/2005 2:43 PM
BG, the parsi lady program was "Keep Fit". But even before that we had another physical fitness program hosted by a sardar. It was called "Dus Kadam". I was reffering to this one.

To your question: are you refering to "Jewel of the Crown" ???

  2/27/2005 4:58 PM
The Parsi lady I guess was Veena Merchant.

And `Dus Kadam` had some simple excercises. I used to do them watching the sardar on TV :)

I remember a serial, where Anu kapoor played the main role of a servant. Cant recall much. Dont remember the name of this serial too. Anybody?

  2/28/2005 3:00 PM
guess one frm my side.
a story abt a japneese gal...dubbing in hindi.not broadcasted completely.
clue:pic on my profile.

  2/28/2005 4:43 PM
Its Oshin... everybody is talking about it!!

Ghutan... thanks for reminding me. Smitha Jaykar wanted to marry Kiron Kumar, but could not, and the same case is repeated with Renuka Shahane. BTW, do you know Renuka's boy friend's real name. (He's the same guy, who played 'Bilal' in Gul-Gulshan-Gulfaam and 'Sanju' in 'Dekh bhai dekh')

  2/28/2005 6:13 PM
I think u r refering to Vishal Singh. He played Sanju in Dekh Bhai Dekh.

  3/1/2005 3:33 AM
here is one Q :

One of Shekar Suman`s earliest serials he played a nawab.
Also had Zarina Wahab(<-not sure).

  3/1/2005 8:51 AM
Wah! Janab?

Next: Okay, this was on English series starring rahul bose, milind soman, nisha singh, and the beautiful simone singh among others. the lead characters were all named after the elements, "earth, wind, and rain..and fire...", and that's also how the title song went!

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  3/1/2005 11:28 AM
"A Mouthful of Sky" ???

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  3/1/2005 11:38 AM
Weird!!! Why was my question in the previous messege not posted???

1 more try: A serial based on book written by Ashapurna Devi-ji
Hint: She received Dyanpeeth Award for the book

  3/1/2005 1:15 PM
Is correct, Laxmikant! The Jewel In The Crown was correct too...i forgot to confirm that one in my earlier post.

Yours is Pratham Pratishruti.

Next: one of the first talk shows on TV, this program featured interviews with and performances by Prem Chopra, Nitin Mukesh, Peenaz Masani, Shabbir Kr, etc. Was compered by....nah...that will make it too easy!

Pankaj .....
  @@ 3/1/2005 3:56 PM
was this janta ki adalat??
or inse miliye??

  3/2/2005 9:55 AM
Close, pankaj! but not quite there yet!

Pankaj .....
  One problem 3/2/2005 12:12 PM
Doston aap log ki knowledge dekhker mere royen khade hogaye.Har wo anser jo main sonchta tha ki main doonga us per kai answer hote the.A new member I'm ''n i've a problem.Ek seraial tha "Phir wahi talaash" jiska title song tha
"Kabhi haadson ki dagar mile kabhi
muskilon ka safar mile
ye chirag hain meri raah ke
mujhe --- ki talassh hai."
ye song chandan daas ne gaya tha.Ismein ek aur song tha -"na jee bher ke dekha .na kuch baat ki"By chandan das..
Lekin ismein ek female song tha.uski lines thin --
"mere humsafar mere saath tum ,sabhi mausmon main raha karo"
Ye kisne gaya hai bhai.Main ise dhoondh ker pareshhan ho gay hoon..plzz

  3/3/2005 9:54 AM
Okay, it was Aamne Saamne. Pankaj, u got the Vipn Handa (Inse Miliye) part correct.

Next question, please.

  Phir Wohi Talash 3/3/2005 9:59 AM
I do remember the title song, and that it was sung by Chandan Dass, with music by the late Anil Biswas. But no recollections of the female song whatsoever! Btw, what a lousy serial!

Pankaj .....
  @@@ 3/3/2005 11:41 AM
Read these lines 'n' guess the serial.I think so easy..
"Har dil ko sunate hain ____ mohabbat ka,
pyasa hai bahut pyasa insaan mohabbat ka"

  3/4/2005 8:21 AM
Pankaj, answer to ur ques is Farman. And the next clue:
Basu Chatterji's serial with short stories.

  3/4/2005 10:59 AM
Darpan? With that absolutely mind-boggling title track by Salil C.?

  3/6/2005 3:37 AM
That is absolutely right BG. Next clue??

  3/6/2005 10:34 AM
Okay, my next clue is the serial Archana was talkin' abt.Guess that one.

  3/7/2005 3:46 AM
Is it 'tandoori nights'??

  3/7/2005 8:34 PM
Is tandoori nights the one english serial with restaurant ..where saeed jafari was the owner..and the hotel is i suppose in london or someplace..

  3/7/2005 9:19 PM

  Finally a clue comes to my mind.. 3/8/2005 9:37 PM
A telefilm set in rural Rajasthan, featuring Anu Kapoor and Sonali Kulkarni.

  3/8/2005 9:38 PM
Okay this one is for making the above post appear.

  3/8/2005 10:20 PM
Pathrili Ankhon Ke Sapne, was it?

  3/10/2005 1:08 AM
I remember a few serials by their title any of you remember abt these serials?
*Lena Dena (??) - "...lena dena iss duniya ka...yahi pe pura karna hai.."

*Chabili (??) - " naar naveli..naam chabili ..blah blah ....josh bahut hai ..hosh magar kam..". This one stared Shubha Khote and was telecast in the morning slot.

* ?? - Ravi Baswani playing the mama..and has 3 of his naughty nephews/neices at home.

  3/11/2005 10:08 PM
"Pathrili aankhon ke sapane" that is really close. But I dont think it had Sonali Kulkarni, though it was rajasthan based and had Annu Kapoor.

Ans to my clue was "Gulabri".

  3/11/2005 10:12 PM

Can say about any of them, but add one from my side to the list:

Ashok kumar... and a housing society with lots of families each one from a particular state in India. Something to with cooking styles of various states as well.... I remember this very very vaugely...

  @vinod 3/11/2005 10:15 PM
Is the last one 'football ki waapasi'?

  3/23/2005 11:46 PM
Cant remember its name : A serial ..with the backdrop of pre-partition.
Main roles played b Arun Govil and Sudhir Pandey(negative role).
Sudhir Pandey used to say this dialogue often "Thaand rakho thaand"...which became quite famous.
Anybody remembers this serial?

  3/24/2005 11:26 PM
yeah i remember this one..but not the name! it even had the head boy of neenv..

  3/25/2005 8:26 AM
Darn! I too can't seem to remember the name of this serial...nor the one where he used to say "Paplu fit!"

Btw, Neenv's head-boy wud be...Karan Apoorv? I remember he showed up again in Karambhoomi...alongside Arif Zakaria...but that's not what we are talking abt here, are we?

  3/29/2005 8:57 PM

The Arun Govil one had Sudhir pande, but I dont thing he used to say "thand rakh" that seems to be some other serial. I remember that it had Sudesh Beri playing Arun Govil's younger bro. The serial got stretched into post independence days with Sudesh beri not getting a job because of having a "kranti kari" background. They also had a sis named.. gayatri.. my mon still refers to the actress as gayatri. Somebody give the name of the serial please.

  3/30/2005 7:42 PM
New clue:

Serial starring Aruna Irani and Alok Nath. The title song was sung by Anoop Jalota.

  3/31/2005 7:19 AM
The Arun Govil Serial was Mashaal.. while Sudhir Pande's "thand rakh thand" was from Buniyad

clues the next one :

1. Lucknow doordarshan
2. Real life Mother of Badki(Humlog) in title role..

  4/4/2005 8:53 PM
Answer to my question: Kala Jal

  4/4/2005 8:57 PM
Real life mom of badki? I know Sushma Seth is Manjhli's (Divya Seth) real life mother...

  4/5/2005 5:43 AM
Guess u r rt abt the serial name..Mashaal.
But am pretty sure that Sudhir Pandey said "Thand rakh thand" in a serial which featured Arul Govil.
The concluding dialogue of that serial was
Arun Govil saying "Inhe to sharanarthiyon ki paper ki thand lag gayi hai".

  4/9/2005 8:55 AM
No clues about the pending clues

Please answer.

So a simple clue...
A morning show comedy.
Sampat Swarup in and as ____________

  4/9/2005 10:01 AM
Devi Ji?

  4/9/2005 12:22 PM
Quite close, the ans is;
Shrimati Ji

  Next 4/9/2005 8:41 PM
A mini-series, starring Rutger Hauer and Alan Arkin, recounting WWII's biggest escape (from a concentration camp).

  4/10/2005 12:09 PM
escape from sobibor

But I somehow dont remember watching it on Doordarshan. I watched it on a CD recently.

  4/10/2005 3:55 PM
Nikhilesh- DD aired this movie as a 3-episode serialized version, the way they did the Kennedy movie.

  4/11/2005 5:30 AM
Another hint:

Sudhir Pande, Maya Alag, Tinu Anand, Malvika Tiwari. Story weaved around a business family.

  4/11/2005 5:31 AM
Have to post this.

  Answers 4/13/2005 8:21 AM
1. Lucknow doordarshan
2. Real life Mother of Badki(Humlog) in title role..

The serial was "Biwi naatiyon waali" where title role was played by Saroj Bhargava (if I am correct, she is the same lady, featured as old lady in Amir Khan's Manno bhabhi ad of Coke)

  4/13/2005 1:21 PM
yeah, Biwi Natiyon Waali and Aur Bhi Ghum Hai Zamane Mein were some of the very first serials on DD. darn, that was WAAYYY back in the days!

Follow-up: The same old lady in the title role of a 90s Lucknow DD presentation. Her younger version was played by that Nirmala girl. The old 'nawab' from Biwi Natiyon Waali played her estranged/lost husband, Anwaar.

  Just remembered 4/30/2005 9:38 PM
Just remembered....

I had asked this
Question[]some time back and wanted the name of the serial.

Just recollected that the name of the serial was `Khari Khari`(?), which stared Anu Kapoor as the servant in the house.
The title track started with `sun aye meri antaratma...`

  5/1/2005 1:11 AM
yeah....'Sab ke muh par khari Khari'.... Manna De was the singer. strange i remember the song but not a thing abt the serial!

btw, answer to my quiz: Bano Beghum

Sai Soumya
  5/7/2005 7:50 AM
Do u neone remember Kashish??? A director of a serialwho falls in love with the actress....AND not to forget the cute one

Sai Soumya
  5/7/2005 8:00 AM
oops haven't read abt the rules and Kashish has been discussed....Ok I have a question? Do neone know the serial in which Shah Rukh has acted other than Circus?

Bhav in cal
  shah's other serials 5/11/2005 9:03 AM
fauji,doosra kewal....

here is my clue

Any one can tell me name of the serial whose theme was like this. One old man (postman died) and his son came to now about the fact that his father has not posted one bag full of mails some 15-20 yrs back. he started delivering the old letters and CHAOS begins.......

  Afsaane 5/11/2005 9:57 PM
Bhavesh- The young guy was the postman's nephew, not son.

Btw, add Dil Dariya to the list of SRK serials.

Nikhilesh: What happened to the answer to ur quiz?

Bhav in cal
  5/11/2005 11:39 PM
gr8 CC. (*CC ka deemag cpmputer se bhi tej chalta hai)

u shud have posted ur question.well aaj mera eval hai...agar pas ho gaya to main bhi soch soch ke purane doorsarshan ke serials khodunga..


Bhav in cal
  new one 5/12/2005 4:42 AM
collection of short (great) stories by a russian writer. easy one ... just asking this to remind u people abt that..

Bhav in cal
  5/13/2005 3:52 AM
hey no 1 is replying....need more hints?? i dont think so.. 3 word name...

  5/13/2005 6:42 AM
i remember one serial based on stories of chekhov.there was one in which annu kapoor pataos hiss fren's wife or something...

  5/13/2005 7:43 AM
Ya and I guess the pataoed wife was dipika chikhlia (of Ramayan fame)

Bhav in cal
  5/13/2005 11:57 PM
yes the serial name was "chekhov ki duniya". And wife was not dipika as far i can recollect....

tumlogo ne apne hints post nahi kiye.

anyway i m doing it again.
One boy and one magical stone.

Bhav in cal
  REPLY...plzz 5/16/2005 12:30 AM
reply to karo....try this if the other one is too hard for u people

story based in Mauritius. story of 3 days.loads happened in 3 days. yeah one special boy. i m sure all people in early 20s must have liked this serial very much....back then

  5/16/2005 3:36 AM
Stone Boy

The title song went like this
"Aao mil kar rahe..hind ke vaasiyon...
mere _____ watan, mere saathiyon...
dil ke toothe hue aaiyine joD de.."
(Even I dont remember the name of this serial)
I think it stared Gufi Paintal as a sardar.

Bhav in cal
  5/16/2005 6:01 AM
yeh gulistan hamara....(not sure)

  5/18/2005 10:47 PM
1 minister,1 comissioner,1 newspaper editor.
all big families basically friends...but the dirty politics was interesting..

dharti par phool khilana hai..
mitti ka karz chukana hai..

Bhav in cal
  5/19/2005 11:05 AM
i remember the song... but not the serial's name:(( .

  5/21/2005 7:27 AM
the 3 actors were...kanwaljeet, mohan bhandari and govind namdev....

  5/21/2005 7:30 AM
Is it the one with Kanwaljeet Singh playing the politician, and Sachin Khedekar playing a journalist...Can't recall the title though :(

Bhav in cal
  5/21/2005 10:09 AM
mee too...suicidal ab bata de..kya naam tha

  Abhimaan 5/22/2005 5:24 AM
Dharti pe phool khilana hai..
mitti ka karz chukana hai..
mitti ne di hai jaan hamein..
is baat ka hai abhimaan hamein..

guys i can still remember few more serials that have not cme on the think.. and post clues..

  7/15/2005 2:20 AM
My Q:
This "pauranic" serial had Mukesh Khanna in the lead.
Also stared south-Indian actresses Bhanu Priya and Shanti Priya in lead roles.

  Vishwamitra... 7/15/2005 11:48 AM
am too tired to think a some1 else...

  7/16/2005 7:26 AM
inki akal ne seedhe kiye kaise kaise khurafati??:)

  7/17/2005 9:31 AM
is it karamaaati?

  7/17/2005 12:17 PM
sahi jawaab..ab apki bari..

  7/17/2005 12:17 PM
sahi jawaab..ab apki bari..

  7/18/2005 12:05 AM
this serial was based on the books of Agatha Christie

  7/18/2005 1:08 AM
u mean angreji serial? ya phir hindi mein?

  7/18/2005 12:22 AM
angreji wala to hercule poirot tha...
us serial ke bhot sare episodes maine recentl dekhe..very nicely made...its awesome...

  Tandoori Nights 7/18/2005 5:24 AM
does anybody remember "Tandoori Nights"??

  7/26/2005 3:38 AM
....serial based on Indo - pak relations...
featuring danny dengzogpa as army major...
arun bakshi as "shakoor Rana"... a terrorist in indian militaty's custody.


  7/26/2005 3:45 AM was actually a movie stretched.....

  7/26/2005 7:51 PM
a comedy serial in which villager rakesh bedi arrives to dream city mumbai, to earn his living, but always ends up getting caught in humourous situations.

  7/28/2005 2:33 AM
Duniya Gazab ki

  7/28/2005 5:10 AM
Cud be Guniram.


Story abt three sisters and their teenage/pre-teen/adolescent crises ... featuring Bhagyashree, her real-life sister, Amol palekar's daughter...and Ashutosh Gowariker as the guy next door.

  7/30/2005 5:14 AM
Kachhi dhoop?

Does anyone remember a mallu serial which used to come after News in english?

  7/29/2005 10:16 PM
Tandoori Nights had sayeed jafferi in it

  new trivia question 7/31/2005 1:07 AM
titles had ecg in the background. used to come on primetime dd.

  7/31/2005 1:58 AM
Lifeline...Mallu serial after news in English anyone?

  8/1/2005 4:14 AM
woh sahakoor rana wala gaana yaad hain kya
i guess it was something like\

"bol mitti deyan baweyaa oye
tere dukhan ne maareyaa mukaleyaa oye
mera sona mahi
aaja oye"

any inputs from u??

please do contribute...

  8/1/2005 4:51 AM
yes lalit.... arun bakshi's character used to get on the nerves while singing that song..

@ajit.... that mallu serial was about nair community & had a social touch. it was abt a lower class family suffering bcoz of nairs. i remember a bald nair moving around with a traditional umbrella in a boat..... but don't remember the name of the serial.

  8/1/2005 5:28 PM
Avinash, you got it! It's name was prolly means coir in mallu but i'm not sure. Any Mallus here?

  8/2/2005 2:53 AM
just for continuing the game...
a very easy clue... from an episode of one of the very popular serials ever on DD....

Hari(pawan malhotra) goes round n round in circles on a bicycle for 21 days, just to impress his girlfriend.

  Nukkad! 8/2/2005 3:44 AM
Ok heres another easy one:
Young Indian scientist surprises everyone by solving the superconductivity problem!

  Lekhu 8/2/2005 5:08 AM
Next is FaFe(adventourous kid)

  8/2/2005 5:10 AM
Faster Fene


SOmebody else put the next one!

  8/1/2005 10:13 PM
Btw Ajit, Kacchi Dhoopr is correcto!

  question... 8/1/2005 10:13 PM
it was a sci-fi serial.. and prime sponsor was HLL..

  8/2/2005 8:05 PM
was it "Sigma"...?

๑۩۞ Ankit ۞۩๑
  8/3/2005 11:03 AM
guessing ...

  8/3/2005 8:12 PM
till the answer for the above comes.....

clue: a serial abt unbelievable things happening.... in which they used to explain the scientific cause of those events in the end.

  8/3/2005 9:49 PM
honee anhonee...used to come on thursday nights i guess...spooky music, i used to really get scared back then!!! i remember bhagyashree featured in a couple of episodes.

next clue:
ajit vachhani and Rita bhadhuri as couples in this pretty popular serial

  8/3/2005 10:05 PM
Bante Bigadte.


Siddharth Basu of Quiz Time fame featured in this one.

  8/3/2005 10:42 PM
India quiz ?

  8/3/2005 10:44 PM
No, Pradeep...not a quiz show...actual serial

  8/4/2005 3:02 AM
bharat ek khoj...?

  8/4/2005 10:05 AM
Siddhartha Basu used host Kissa kursi ka but that too was a quiz show...other than that I guess he also appeared occasionally in Partha Ghosh's Science show (forgot the name). I faintly remember he acted in a Bong-type serial...may be I'm wrong. Some more hint would be appreciated!

  well... 8/4/2005 9:43 PM
...i'll just give u the answer....cuz the serial as such was never I don't think it will be worth the effort trying to recall its name.

Purvaee-- one of those serials that made history in obscurity!

okay, guess this one:

Urmilla Matondkar...and Satyen Kappu as a Parsi guy...

  8/5/2005 8:43 AM

  Nope... 8/7/2005 12:34 AM
..Sunday morning serial: ________ Ka _________

  8/8/2005 1:01 AM
raja ka baja???

  8/8/2005 1:04 AM
he heh..nope.

Babaji Ka Bioscope

  8/8/2005 1:42 PM
ohh...that kids show! used to watch it but din't know Urmila used to come in that!

Ok heres the next clue:
Current affairs program aired on Sundays after News in English

  8/8/2005 2:37 PM
Dunno the answer to this one-- there were so many, in fact. But the Partha Ghosh science-show that u mentioned in one of ur earlier posts was called Quest: a science-challenge between two teams --Bose and Einstein-- with participants primarily from calcutta univeristy colleges.

  Bingo Avinash .. 8/8/2005 4:07 PM
That was Sigma ...rather space city sigma ..sorry for late reply

  Ajit.. 8/8/2005 4:10 PM
was it something called "world this week"..

I remember a globe used to rotate during start of program

  8/8/2005 9:05 PM
this one used to come in the afternoon...
twas abt adult education....
some of the lessons involved were making words using..."Aa ka danda" or "Ee ki matra" or "bindi"

  8/8/2005 11:12 PM
it had seema bhargav (badki) in it...and a character named ashrafi??

  8/8/2005 11:32 PM
correct... but what was the name of the programme...

need a hint...?

  8/9/2005 12:07 AM
nah, i doubt i'll be able to recall the name, even with the hint...but give it anyway..

  8/9/2005 1:05 AM
hint: crossroads

  8/9/2005 3:12 AM
the answer is

  8/9/2005 8:14 AM
Chauraha haha...M aa ka danda!
Btw, answer to my clue is not The World this Week. TWTW was not aired on Sunday. BG, this was a current affairs program not really a science show.

  @BG 8/9/2005 8:21 AM
Sorry BG misread your post. Yeah you're right about Quest. The classsic current affairs program i'm talking about was aired on Sunday nights in early 80s. Do you remember any other being aired on sunday nights?

  anonymous body is asking I will... 8/9/2005 2:45 PM
Rajit kapoor was the protagonist and was in love with a divocee with a young kid...

I guess , I gave too many hints ...

  @Ajit.. 8/9/2005 2:46 PM
Never saw that one ..Quest
Early 80s ..i must be quite young ..

  Hey 8/9/2005 7:18 PM
What happened to my clue about current affairs program??...nobody answered yet!

Hint: it was not like a news program but more like a debate/discussion program (early-mid 80s).

  8/9/2005 9:31 PM
Ajit-- the one with Kamaleshwar, by any chance?

  8/9/2005 10:48 PM
is aankho dekhi by nalini singh...?

  8/9/2005 11:30 PM
while on nalini singh...her first foray into television journalism was with Sach Ki Parchhain, if am not mistaken.

  hey ... 8/9/2005 11:31 PM
wht happened to my question

  8/9/2005 11:41 PM
yaar Anas- Asides from Byomkesh, I cud recall Rajit in only one other role: as Madhusudan Dutt in Yugantar.

Oh wait, he also played Kulbushan's younger version in Zameen Asmaan... but u're obviously not talking abt that one (no divorcée with a kid in Zameen Asmaan)

  ohh brother ... 8/9/2005 11:47 PM
none of them...keep guessing ...

it was just old gud 13 episode thing on DD

  8/10/2005 8:48 AM
No Avinash it was Focus...

  @Anas 8/12/2005 3:13 PM
Looks like nobody can answer your question Anas...I think you should post the answer.

  ok... 8/12/2005 6:23 PM
that was "kshitiz yeh nahi "

  next 8/12/2005 7:14 PM
(might be a repost) Vinod Dua's current affairs program ?

  8/12/2005 10:09 PM
dunno if its a repost cos i want following it so closely..still...'Parakh'

  8/12/2005 11:08 PM

next: set in punjaab, theme was hindu-sikh bhai-chaara..B.R. chopra productions, many actors from mahabharat were also part of it.

  8/13/2005 12:24 AM

  8/17/2005 12:36 AM
part of the title song:

arrey anari...mat pakdo chalti gaadi
ticket dikhao....muh na chhupao
bina ticket lage jurmana
_________, ______________

Sunday morning serial.

  okay... 8/18/2005 12:13 AM
...the answer is Safarnama.

Next...a quote from a biopic:

"yeh bangali bhi khoob log hian...inhone toh asadullah khan ka bhi roshogullah khan bana dala..."

which one?

  9/5/2005 11:43 PM
Mirza Ghalib....?

  9/6/2005 10:44 AM
Very correct!

Prajna Prakash
  9/8/2005 12:49 PM
Okay guys, this serial was a bunch of short stories supposed to be based in one town in Andhra Pradesh. The song goes like:
"Krishna tat par, X nagar..."

X is the town and also appears in the name of the serial.

  9/14/2005 1:49 AM
amaravati nagar

  next 9/14/2005 1:51 AM
farmer alok nath... exploited by the zameendar of the village, loses his land & faces harsh poverty... one gem from the hindi gramin sahitya.


  9/15/2005 1:13 AM
answer: lahoo ke rang.

next: easy one...
aired for a small time in series on doordarshan.... made by gulzar.... based on one of the gem writers in hindi.

  9/15/2005 3:47 AM
starring pankaj kapoor as "Hori".

  9/15/2005 4:45 AM
Tehreer Munshi Premchand Ki?

  9/15/2005 8:32 PM
very correct....

very old serial.... featuring hema malini as a tawayaf.

  9/17/2005 8:58 AM
Naam gum jayegaa

  9/25/2005 8:03 PM
@sushant... naam gum jaayega is incorrect
@ gayatri... pls start a new thread... this is a game.

OK the correct answer is Heera Panna.

next please....

  9/26/2005 10:28 AM
Tawayaf or Dancer???

is it "Nupur"?

  9/26/2005 10:11 PM
hey lalit....
i've answered the question...
in the serial "heera panna" she was a tawayaf.

  reply to gayatri 9/27/2005 10:28 AM
gayatri, i think that it is because we did not have any channels then and we always used to wait with bated breath for our favourite serials. i still treasure the days when we used to wait for vikram aur betal. it used to be telecast, if i am not wrong, at about 3.30 PM on sunday, in case some sunday we used to miss it for some reason (most of the times having a sunday afternoon nap), there was an intolerable sense of guilt. there was no method by which we could watch the particular episode again. VCRs were luxury items then. we barely had a TV, a black and white one at that, dyanora was it's name, now the brand itself is gone for good. this TV was bought after a lot of coaxing. my parents had yielded with the condition that we would study well thenceforth. boy!!!, to what extent our parents had gone to satisfy our small desires, eventhough living hand to mouth, all that brings tears to one's eyes.

expectation always increases love, as everyone would agree. that i think is the usp of these old serials.


  very easy one.... 9/27/2005 11:53 PM
ananth mahadevan played the role of a Pandit... deepika(seeta in ramayana) was also there in this serial.


  9/28/2005 7:49 AM
Tipu Sultan?

  9/28/2005 11:34 PM
very correct... the sword of tipu sultan.

  9/28/2005 11:52 PM
*LOL* Yeah, Mahadevan as Purnaiya Pandit.


Mahadevan made his debut with this serial, if i remember correctly. The character he played was named Chintamani.

  9/29/2005 4:13 PM
Is it basera?

  10/2/2005 10:55 PM
no, nikhilesh. it was 'ados pados'.

  10/7/2005 3:10 AM
Ok this should be easy.

The serial involving kids with time travel fundaes !

  10/7/2005 3:49 AM
i remember the serial but not tha name... the kid had soe comp made out at home and using that he used to tie travel...
used to take money from his granny to fix things or buy new components for the comp...
he even went back in time and met his granny n dad(who was an infant)

  Indradhanush 10/7/2005 10:49 AM

  10/7/2005 3:53 PM
yup that is correct ..

I still remember the episode when they went back in time .. and had some rupees and asked the person for jalebi and for 1Re or something he was giving them the entire basket ...

Also in the other one they went ahead in time .. and there lunch used to be in form of capsules .. so when u open the capsules .. u get rice n stuff ...

It was soo awesome for that time :)

  @ Indradhanush 10/11/2005 5:08 AM
one of my favorite!! I was really crazy about this serial. Everything looked so true and scientific.
The hero of this serial also had an elder brother, Was it Ashutosh Govarikar.

  10/17/2005 11:32 PM
ok i am giving this title song, guess the serial name ....


Michael Ballack
  10/17/2005 11:42 PM

  10/17/2005 11:43 PM
Prakash- Khaali Haath

Amit- Wasn't Ashutosh Gowariker, but the guy who played the younger brother's role in Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai. Forgot his name.

  okay, this one's easy: 10/17/2005 11:58 PM
bhukhe ko roti ka
bekaar ko rozi ka
lutere ko mauke ka
__________ hai

doobte ko saahil ka
maayoos dil ko pyar ka
andhere ko ujaale ka
________ hai...hooo..._________ hai

  10/18/2005 2:09 AM
Intezaar -

Rajendra Gupta, half of the nukkad team, and the prestige pressure coocker girl (Forgot her name).

  guess this 10/19/2005 9:08 AM
title song goes like this
......kya tera hain kya mera hain,......

  one more..... 10/19/2005 9:14 AM
serial revolves around a dancer and a 'shastri' ....the shstri questions the talent of the dancer and.....
iguess this is enuf for the studs here in this community..

  10/19/2005 11:17 AM

Archna joglekar and Arun govil

  10/19/2005 10:41 PM
Tanvi Azami, Kulbhushan kharbanda, Rahi masoom raza....

  guess the serial 10/23/2005 11:47 PM
jeevan ek pyaas hai
tumhara intejaar hai..

  10/24/2005 7:00 AM
"Talash" i think

  10/24/2005 8:45 AM
No answers for "tanvi azmi....". So here's it: "Zameen Aasmaan".

And another clue:
a physically challenged child gets a magical mani. (Even I dont recall the name.)

  and talaash it was 10/24/2005 9:54 AM
u got it tell which serial had this tune

hun huna hun huna re hun huna

I Came.....I Saw
  old serial 10/24/2005 12:26 PM
ya, i dont exactly remember the serials name,but is it CHARITRAHEEN.all the time,wen they use 2 carry the lady in the special doli,the four persons use 2 sing this..........hun huna re hunhuna hun huna....

  10/24/2005 12:30 PM's Mujrim Haazir....the hun huna tune, Kaliganj Ki Bahu and all that....

I Came.....I Saw
  one more 10/24/2005 12:35 PM
the noon serial,they use 2 sing....
sabko khabar hai..
sabko pata hai...
tere ghar mei kya hota hao...
uske ghar mei kya hota hai...
kya hota hai
kya hota hai..
sabko khabar hai..
sabko pata hai...

I Came.....I Saw
  10/24/2005 12:37 PM
can u remember this serial BG????

I Came.....I Saw
  one more 10/24/2005 12:39 PM
pankaj dheer playing the lawyer...

famous detective serial.. at that time...

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  one more.. 10/24/2005 12:46 PM
(1)shekhar suman playing detective...
(2)friday 9 pm serial,the detective named after animal...the main lead hero goes under plastic surgery...due 2 his rival..named after another animal...the car of the hero(main detective) in this serial was fiat padmini.and was awkwardly coloured.....
any thing left..?
answer these questions damn easy

  10/24/2005 1:56 PM
last post ans:
(1) Reporter
(2) Tiger - with the tiger striped car

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  YEAH 10/25/2005 12:51 PM
Yeah ur right Nikhilesh...
some more.........
Sudesh beri playing younger brother of Arun Govil...
Sudesh beri`s character was a rebellion one.........

  10/25/2005 2:59 PM

Michael Ballack
  10/28/2005 4:42 AM
i cant recall tht sabko khabar hai, sabko pata hai, but i do remember tht serial.

well, i hav another qsn-
the title track was....
___ __ ___ ________,
haan, ___ __ ___ ________,
thodi khatti thodei meethi,
fir bhi isme reh kar
sab kuchh sah kar
jeene kaaaa aaa aaaa
ik alag hi hai maza...

clue- swaroop sampat, shafi inamdar, rakesh bedi- comedy serial.

  10/28/2005 11:46 AM
i thnk u r talkin abt.. yeh jo hai jindagi.. :)

da apple
  10/29/2005 3:24 AM
i think it was being till sometime the beginning, zohra sehgal is narrating the story of raghveer yadav being good for nothing chap with a donkey. this serial had a very sweet couple..though very ordinary looking but very charming and the langra mirza was after the girl.

da apple
  10/29/2005 3:26 AM
pallavi joshi is an extremely slim gal who is passionate abt making it to the top in navy and she stealtily fills up the form for the naval selections exams. at the naval academy, she faces all kinds of situations and her friends brother is though rude to her, but in love with her at the same time.

the first letter is "A"

Michael Ballack
  10/29/2005 4:38 AM
hmm.. right.

i do remember these 2 serials, in fact had a crush on pallavi koshi after tht navy serial, , but can't recall the name.

  10/29/2005 5:33 AM
cant recall the second name...
first is mulla nasruddeeen..

  10/29/2005 8:32 AM
dont recall the name

it also had shefali chaya and harsh chaya as the couple who fell in love ...

da apple
  @awara 10/29/2005 12:05 PM
man, u r close...actually it has a typically hindi word for its title which most of us wont use in our daily conversations. shall i break it...? nya, another clue:it means "going up"

  10/29/2005 2:32 PM
i think it was.."aarohan"

m i rite ??

da apple
  10/29/2005 9:16 PM
bingo! sahi hai. it left many ppl foxed. afterall it wasnt a very easily recall-able name anyway, next clue plz.

  plz spare me if it has been asked earlier.. 11/6/2005 1:08 PM
Based on a novel by hindi author Rangeya Raghav...
The character playing protagonist acted in various serials n movies and is a renowned actor...and is infact still seen in movies n serials..
I remember this dialogue...
there was this gorgeous firang babe named susan...
so our heroine and the hero(both are theth villagers)...the heroine says to hero-"Itni dubri-patri(dubli-patli) hai fir bhi naam hai Sujan"

  11/6/2005 3:04 PM
"Kab Tak Pukaroon", with Pankaj Kapur and Pallavi Joshi.

Am I right Ashu?

Bhav in cal
  11/11/2005 8:13 PM
next clue

first detective serial on dd [according to my memory]
Pnakaj kapoor was the detective and carrots bhi the?

any guesses... nah i guess... I know u ALL know

Michael Ballack
  11/12/2005 3:47 AM
karam chand !!!!!!!!

and this time (at least) i m sure i m right.
are bhai, even i used to have carrots in 'karamchand' style and guess what !! i used to ask my mummy to act as kittu (karam chand's assistant, played by sushmita mukherji)

da apple
  kitty 11/13/2005 2:05 AM
array mahesh, wo kittu nahi kitty thi..remember karamchand u sed to say this particular dialogue...


Bhav in cal
  11/13/2005 3:31 AM
mahesh right it was karamchand

apoorva right it was kitty

but koi next clue bhi to post karo

  11/13/2005 4:26 AM
a poor cobbler who got lucky and won a lottery

Bhav in cal
  11/13/2005 7:57 AM
saw this serial

but naam yaad nahi....

waise awara... in this serial many small stories were there...i guess

  11/13/2005 8:06 AM
no sir... there was one story which ended in 13 episodes far as i remember

  oops 11/26/2005 12:33 PM
surely it was not mitti ke rang

  11/28/2005 9:17 AM
Lalit I dont remember the cobbler wala. I remember "Dane anaar ke". What's the ans?

Bhav in cal
  @awara 11/28/2005 3:33 PM
hum panchi ek daal ke

i remember one of the kid's father won a lottery. proffession unka yaad nahi.
secondly aur kuchh yaad bhi nhi aa raha hai

  11/29/2005 10:47 AM
Nikhilesh ur ans is correct

  11/29/2005 7:59 PM
Okay a new hint:
A social issues related sereies with the following actors:
Gopi Desai
Sadiya siddiqui
Himani Shivpuri
Anang Desai
and many more (my order or choice of actors is not according to appearance)

  .... 1/10/2006 5:50 AM
Mr Yogi....

  .... 1/10/2006 5:52 AM
name the first episode of tehkikaat....ask me for the answer...if u dont know...

  1/10/2006 9:47 AM
dane anaar ke's central character was called musaddi lal n neena gupta was his wife..
nikhilesh: i can very well remember the serial but not the name...humrahi or maybe some other..penned by shyam manohar joshi....

Bhav in cal
  1/10/2006 10:40 AM

first episodes ka naam sayad kanche the. naam ke mamle me confusion hai... but woh kahani poori yaad hai mujhe...

  1/11/2006 12:42 AM

Hamrahi it was!!

  1/11/2006 1:01 AM
@Nikh & Ashu
the song went something like this

"Yahin kahin pe hain teri meri manzil..
Yahin kahin pe hain teri meri manzil..

ho shehar koi ya gao
kahin dhoop kahin chaun

  1/11/2006 4:12 AM
yes lalit. I also remember a serial in a similar setup with this song...

Koi sune meri sadaaien
Dard se bheegien meri sadaaien...

Par naam yaad nahi aa raha?

Any guesses?

  Chitthi 2/15/2006 3:52 PM
Anybody remembers the serial in which a postman Delivers the letters after a gap of 20 years and this causes interesting things in th elives of different people...This was one hell of a concept.

  2/16/2006 4:13 AM
I guess tht was Deepti navl's directorial venture staring Nadira as well

Sai Soumya
  2/16/2006 8:15 AM
Thoda sa aasman

  Another one 2/16/2006 10:52 AM
A young widow living with her father-in-law and running her late husband's business finds love in the form of this young man.

Her travails and the love story... Tushar Dalvi and Supriya Pilgaonkar in the lead...

  2/16/2006 11:43 AM
The serial Siddhish is talkin' abt was called Afsaane-- by Lalit and Navnindra Behl-- amazing work!

  2/17/2006 1:49 AM
ya BG....Afasane..was a gr8 serial by very talented couple..Lalit Behl&Navnindra Behl....Do u remember any episode of tht serial...???
I remember the ONLY comic episode of serial...having one Marathi Family as central plot

  3/20/2006 8:51 PM
this serial was famous for its superb timing of commercial breaks!!

  Which one was this? 3/20/2006 9:00 PM
Hey, there was a comedy serial that had Ashok Saraf, Sulabha Deshpande and others which was telecast on saturday afternoons around 4.30pm. Do you guys remember the name of the serial? I remember having watched it as a child and having enjoyed it very much.

  3/21/2006 7:41 AM
was it aa bail mujhe maar??

  3/21/2006 7:42 AM
ya it was "AA BAIL MUZE MAR"

  Nopes.... 3/21/2006 9:55 AM
Hey, aa bail mujhe maar was a different serial... that had amol palekar and bharti achrekar... they were in the serial.. and that was fun.... this was a different serial

  ashok saraf and sulabha deshpande starrer 3/22/2006 3:27 AM
was 'idhar udhar'...?

  3/22/2006 5:57 AM
idhar-udhar.....supriya and ratna pathak;
Anand mahendroo direction......

  ayne remembers 4/5/2006 11:26 AM

  4/16/2006 11:06 PM
nattu,catori.. hisabi..
what's serial..???

I Came.....I Saw
  4/17/2006 5:38 AM
Tarram too

DarK sIDe
  new!!! 4/20/2006 11:25 PM
a serial base on pride and prejudice!!

DarK sIDe
  4/20/2006 11:26 PM
also see!!!

DarK sIDe
  new qu 2 4/20/2006 11:34 PM
serial starts with a 'la la lala lalalalala'...... (wierd hint)... story starts from mauritius!!!
and also contribute something here too!

  4/21/2006 1:07 AM
a serial base on pride and prejudice!!


DarK sIDe
  HELP NEEDED!! 4/21/2006 4:06 PM


  Honi-Anhoni 4/21/2006 10:12 PM
Remmeber guys..the serial Honi-Anhoni,, it was based on supernatural or something of that sort..

DarK sIDe
  4/22/2006 12:00 PM
sorry .... it was malvika tiwari.... in kashish... not pallavi tiwari!!!

  4/22/2006 4:32 PM
A Serial based on Rajasthani background with Pallavi Joshi in lead role...Let me know pls some more hints required.

  4/23/2006 4:43 AM

  new one 4/23/2006 8:23 PM
remember a quiz show in hindi full of mathematics questions..can u tell the name

  4/23/2006 10:35 PM
Thts Ank Ajube....hosted by Benjamin Gilani - Shubha Khote and evn Urmilaa

DarK sIDe
  4/24/2006 3:53 AM
u remember a village boy and his story of exploring superconductance!!!
i m unable to recall the name!!!

  4/24/2006 5:42 PM

  4/24/2006 9:31 PM
Lekhu: 2 borothers....Deshraj and Lekhraj called Deshu and Lekhu(Mr Yogi).
Alok Nath, a physics professor, dismisses his theory and was going to get it published under his name but later he feels sorry and things are again great.

DarK sIDe
  4/25/2006 3:00 AM
i was unable to recall leku!!

next is.....
i remember the very small part of this serial....... name i remember.... but some how i discontinued watching the serial... still want to know the rest of the story..... i think 1 couple... then the boys looses one leg in accident..... and i know nothing after that!!!!
can anybody help me out!!!
i remember the song..... and the name was in song.......
i think .. as i m not sure about first hint... i should reveal the name.. so that anybody can tell the rest story!!!
the name was
thanx in anticipation!!!!

  4/25/2006 3:04 AM
Thoda sa asman was about the life of 3 women...
Deepti Naval, Nadira and Mona Ambegaonkar..

DarK sIDe
  4/25/2006 8:14 AM
then i must be confused over the name too!!! anybody recalls the name of the serial i asked the storyline for??

  4/25/2006 8:53 AM
Ya thodasa Aasman was Dipti Navals Directorial venture
Good serial though...
but the one above reffrereing is not Thodasa Asman

  NXT HINT 4/27/2006 4:41 AM
this serial had raja bundela and kawaljeet n it was a muslim based serial where a girl goes looking for a job n finally becomes secretary of kawaljeet

  4/27/2006 5:15 AM
it had a Hyderabadi setup,a well made serial,all emotions were shown without much melodrama.

ok this is abt a serial in which there was Mussadilal & Rupbala.

  4/27/2006 6:40 AM
is that office-office? well my Q: 3 brothers,,shot @ d place which is also known as heaven on earth. another clue: serial name has 3 words , all starting wid G.

  4/27/2006 7:12 AM
I think its already there ,,, anyway another Q: A telefilm abt a nautanki artist ,, hint: has to wid tiger.

  4/27/2006 7:36 AM
another hint,,, pawan malhotra was in main lead

  Bagh Bahadur?????? 4/27/2006 8:37 AM
But, was it a telefilm?It won Golden Lotus Award for Best Film in 1990.

  4/27/2006 9:21 AM
well the serial was not ofice office, infact i 2 dont remember d name,

n d other serial which has been asked is i feel Gul Gulshan Gulfam

DarK sIDe
  4/27/2006 9:48 AM
musaddi lal..... and roopbala........ hmmm ... was it Daane Anaar Ke???

  4/28/2006 2:16 AM
i got so charmed by this thread tht i actually read all the messages was so wonderful going back the memory lane ...

NXT CLUE : a serial in afternoon with title track baigan raja aatey hain baigan raja aatey hain .khushiyoon ka tyor liye rangoon ki bauchar liye baigan raja aatey hain blah blah .....

it had something to do with vegetables etc

  4/28/2006 2:17 AM
shyad m not sure,

ok this serial was abt 2 sisters, their father loses everything in biz. n dies, n then elder sister works really hard n gets back vrything, had a mindblowing title track

  4/28/2006 2:22 AM
i think d track was like jiyo jiyo jiyo mere baigan raja,
raj tumahara hai sabse nyara,

  4/28/2006 2:25 AM
vegatable one is Baingan Raja
Stiry of two kids who hated eating vegetables.
people dressed up as vegetables... kinda funny if u think of it now

2 sisters... Imtihan?? Renuka Shahane and Firdaus Dadi.. their father Alok Nath

  4/28/2006 5:15 AM
We discussed Imtihaan and the title song here[].

  4/28/2006 9:20 AM
again a serial with muslim setup, the lead actress of this serial became very famous actress after working in Ekta Kapoor serials,
was about a feudal family whose elder son falls for the daughter of servent of family n leaves vrything 4 her, then he dies after tiger attack on him , has a son who becomes a doctor n the girl he loves is daughter of his chacha who hates him becos he(Dr.) is son of his bro. n that servent girl.
they were destined to not to meet, n a sad end

  4/30/2006 1:04 AM
seems no one remembers this one , one more clue, it had parvati of kahani ghar ghar ki in it

  5/1/2006 2:56 AM
name of serial was dastoor

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  5/1/2006 11:11 PM
A small girl, has to go to a hostel which she doesnt like and tries a lot to get kicked out....Finally she finds friends of lifetime there. Used to come in afternoon....based on a character of an english novel series by Enid Blyton

  5/2/2006 9:53 AM
has to be malory towers..but im not aware of it being on dd

  5/2/2006 1:31 PM
d one vith milind soman in it.n tat too in uniform..

  5/2/2006 1:32 PM
vudnt b diffclt dis one..

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  5/2/2006 8:37 PM
another hint: Shot in DPS delhi /DAV delhi. No it did not have Milind Soman in it...used to be telcast in 2000.

  5/2/2006 9:14 PM

  5/2/2006 9:26 PM
remember the classic directed by Late.Shankar Nag

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  5/2/2006 11:09 PM
it was "natkhat rani badi sayani".....

  5/3/2006 8:21 PM
nah .. iam refering to an alltime classic and will remain one for years for the simplicity ..

  here it comes..... 5/4/2006 5:31 PM
ok here is my clue...its my best serial so far....quite easy to guess may be....

a guy called Narindar falls in luv wid a cute gal Padma in college.

easy rgt?

  5/4/2006 7:43 PM
padma reminds me of phir wahi talash..

  5/4/2006 10:13 PM
Koi ho safar mein jo saath de
Main rukun jahan koi haath de
meri manzilein abhi duur hain
mujhe raaston ki talaash hai

  5/5/2006 3:03 AM
i was rfring to malgudi days

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  5/5/2006 3:30 AM
yeah this serial had neelima kapur also. She played the role of Padma's friend, a muslim. Her character was called Shehnaaz and she marries an Army guy.???
Padma's Mausi was a terror I must say...What happens in the end??? The last episode is shot in a room where narendra is hiding, i guess

  @riju 5/5/2006 3:48 AM
fir vohi talash

  @sudeep 5/5/2006 4:08 AM
if i remember. last episode was tht padma's husband finally handed padma to narendar, n they both got united forever...

man this serial was fav one. i even got a big crush on padma. hw cute she was!

DarK sIDe
  5/7/2006 5:15 AM
someone remembers kaaleeganj ki bahu and sadanad???? i forgot.... again!!

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  5/9/2006 9:48 PM
kaaliganj ki bahu to ab bhi telecast hota hai. Just saw it the other day. It had Nutal in the role of kaligang ki bahu. I dunno the name of the main protagonis. it also had rita bahaduri in the role of the mother of the main protagonist....Kaliganj ki bahu is murdered n the story revolves around how the hero tries to get her justice...

  serial 5/10/2006 1:27 AM
ek serial tha...there was a couple who consulted the couples fighting for divorse n tried to persuade them to reconsider there case.....most of the times they braught the fighting couples back but also lost to some of them.....

ny1 remember this????

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  5/10/2006 2:17 AM
it starred Jatin kanakiya and his wife would talk in Hinglish??? r u talking about that one???

DarK sIDe
  5/11/2006 1:58 AM
bhai... kaaliganj ki bahu ewalle series ka naam toh bata do koi!!!

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  5/11/2006 2:13 AM
I dun think Kaliganj ki bahu has been discussed on this community!!!!

  Which serial is this ? 5/11/2006 2:23 AM
Some time in the late 80's there was a comedy serial starring the late Mehmood in which he runs a guest house (if I remember correctly)....can u name this serial ?

  5/11/2006 12:49 PM

The kaligang ki Bahu one was Mujrim Hazir, based on Aasami Hazir by Bimal Mitra. We discussed it here[].


It was Basera, with Channa Ruparel and Ananth Mahadevan.

DarK sIDe
  5/11/2006 3:45 PM
nikhilesh has every answer!!! awesome!! dude.... u always stuck to TV in the childhood.... or what!!! i like it!

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  5/11/2006 8:32 PM
@ Nikhilesh - Thanx dude for that info!!

  Ek kahani aur mili 5/11/2006 11:22 PM
Anybody recalls this amazing serial made by Gulzar adapted from O'Henry short stories?

Also I recall the story of another serial but not the name. It's about this ekdam awaara street kid who lives on this beach.He is accused of theft by a family who comes to celebrate a picnic there. I dont remember anything else, but it was a beautiful serial. Wonder if anybody recalls the name...

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  5/12/2006 12:03 AM
That was a story in "mitti ke rang". You can go thru the posts in the forum, much has been discussed bout this serial...

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  Rusty 5/12/2006 12:04 AM
Neone remembers "Rusty" adapted from the famed stories of Ruskin Bond...

  rusty nahi 5/12/2006 1:27 AM
tat was EK THA RUSTY

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  5/12/2006 4:57 AM
Yes indeed, that was the name..

  Name this 5/12/2006 7:27 AM
I dont know if this has been done already.....
Story of an innocent villager who is awarded a plot of land by the Govt....but when he comes to the city to claim his reward, lazy govt. officials keep delaying his files & give him hell.

Which is this serial ??

  5/12/2006 2:51 PM
Yes, I was sort of glued to the TV in childhood. But, you haven't seen the talent of BG, Lalit, Nueman Da and the likes... they recall real archaic stuff.

And Venkateshwar, the serial was "Duniya Gazab Ki"... with Rakesh Bedi as Nihal, the humlog-lallu as Jamaal, Tikko Talsania as RajaJi, and Neha Sharad as his daughter.

DarK sIDe
  @ nikhilesh 5/12/2006 10:02 PM

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  5/13/2006 1:45 AM
there was this serial with short stories. On of the stories was adapted from an English str\ory " The Tribute" where a brother moves away to city and then there is batwara of property in the village when his father dies or something happens, then he goes to the village and leaves all his property to his brother???? saw it only once. The story was also part of CBSE english curricula...

  5/14/2006 8:50 AM
@ Sudeep - was it "Katha Sagar" ?

@ Nikhilesh - man, u'r truly good at this.

Now try this :-
A serial set in rural Maharashtra. Featured a girl's life at her In-Laws place after her child-marriage.
clue- the name can be abbreviated as KKKP.

  Indradhanush anyone? 5/14/2006 11:18 AM
Cool serial with that kid and the computer..

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  5/14/2006 8:36 PM
The serial based on India's first Lady doctor????Ne guesses ppl..

  5/15/2006 12:24 AM
the first lady it abt marathi setting..where the husband is kinda futuristic..get his wife shoes...and also sends her abroad..?

  5/15/2006 12:26 AM
The Serial NAme is "Anandi Gopal"...the husband played by Ajit Bhure cudnt recollect the female protogonist

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  5/15/2006 1:20 AM
yeah it is indeed Anandi Gopal.
Now another one.
Its a story of two young working girls livivng in mumbai-Sunnu (Sunita) & Punnu (Poonam). The role was played by real time sisters. A very famous dwarf artist was also in te story...The same characters came back to work in the second season of this serial......

Sudeep (सुदीप)
  5/16/2006 9:07 PM
Boliye janab...Am waiting for guesses!!!

  5/16/2006 10:26 PM
I think it is Idhar Udhar.

Next: A detective police officer, serial name contains numbers.

  5/16/2006 11:34 PM

  5/17/2006 8:46 AM
@ Ashish

Ek Shunya shunya

  5/17/2006 8:17 PM
I actually meant PC1008

  5/17/2006 9:24 PM
Remember Title song ..'sally meg and jonathan ,muskano ka baatein dhan..pyar bhara unka ........' ?

  5/17/2006 11:54 PM
yes i was thinking abt that too...
mac, sally(bro-sis), jonathan(their doggie)...animated thingie...forgotten the name of the series...

  5/18/2006 8:06 AM
@ Alien - the serial was Chamatkari Telephone.....'chatmakari telephone, humse poocho hai woh kaun, jab bhi chaho kar lo phone...'

No replies to my previous question - the serial was "Kuch Khoya Kuch Paya"

Try this one now -
The name of the serial is same as that of the main character. He has a girlfriend named Tina who's into drugs. Used to be at 9.00 pm (after News) on Mondays on Doordarshan. Early 90's.
Guess the name of the serial. Clue - it is a single word & starts with "G"

  5/19/2006 12:17 AM
No clue. But here is another one, probably easy.

Talk show hosted by Tabassum.

  5/19/2006 2:40 AM
फूल खिलें गुलशन गुलशन.

  5/19/2006 2:50 AM

Another one: Parikshit Sahni is the protagonist and plays an attorney.

  @V 5/19/2006 3:49 AM

and "khushbudaar antiseptic cream Borolin" used to sponsor it.

and, Kuchh Khoya Kuchh Paya was also the answer to a question of mine on the first page of this thread, which was still unanswered. So thanks!!

  5/19/2006 9:00 AM
Well done Nikhilesh...u never disappoint me
Indeed - the serial was "Gaurav"

  try this 5/19/2006 9:07 AM
A hindi serial inspired by the "Famous Five", but here there were six kids uncovering mysteries. (One episode of a ghost with a candle on its head had scared me real bad!!)
Sunday -9.00 AM
The title song was "Six, Six, _______ Six"
Fill in the blank

  5/19/2006 11:55 AM
yaar V..not fair...too many clues..
Super Six

  Pooja 5/19/2006 11:57 AM
Barrister Vinod

  5/19/2006 12:53 PM
Right. It is Barrister Vinod.

  5/19/2006 1:04 PM
I saw this question asked by someone a few days back but noone answered it, so am writing it again with added clues from my side:

A couple provide counseling to distressed couples, at the brink of divorce, to encourage reconciliation. The counseling couple was played by Priya Tendulkar and Karan Razdan.

  5/19/2006 1:12 PM
i remember this serial but am not sure abt the name. Was it "Mr. and Mrs"?

Mr. Mrs Donon ka apna apna rang
Jeevan ke har mausam mein, hansna rona sang

Or was "Mr &Mrs" a different serial?

  5/19/2006 4:47 PM
it is Kisse Miyan Biwi Ke!

  5/19/2006 4:50 PM
a very good serial- based on Pride and Prejudice.

  5/19/2006 7:11 PM
"Kisse Miyaan Biwi ke" is the correct answer.

I vaguely remember Mr. & Mrs., does someone remember the actors?

Trishna is the answer to the serial based on Pride and Prejudice.

  5/19/2006 7:14 PM
A sitcom based on superstitions, everyone was trying to prove the lady (who was superstitious) wrong.

  5/19/2006 7:42 PM
Jayant Kriplani and Arachana Puran Singh were in "mr and mrs"
serial on superstition was "chhoti badi baatein"

  5/19/2006 8:46 PM
Yep, it was chhoti badi baatein.

As there are no questions, I will ask one:

A comedy featuring Mazhar Khan, Sushmita Mukerjee, and a very famous dwarf actor.

  5/19/2006 9:24 PM
it is "Isi Bahane"

next Q:A very popular children series- two characters used to fight an evil emperor who had his head quarters under the sea.

  5/19/2006 9:29 PM
@ Ashish

Is it "Giant Robot" ?

OK here's one - a story set in rural Punjab abt honour & patriotism starring Mukesh Khanna.
Had a beautiful title song in Punjabi

  @pooja 5/19/2006 9:31 PM
Isi Bahane with Mazhar Khan, Sayed Jaffery and Kiran Kher...wasn't it about the diamond necklace!

Next question:
Paintal acted in this serial which used to come in the mornings...

  @V. 5/19/2006 9:34 PM
"Chunni" I question still remains unanswered!

  5/19/2006 9:41 PM
Yep, "Isi Bahane"

Answer to the question: "Paintal acted in this serial which used to come in the mornings..." Was it Ajayabghar?

  @pooja 5/19/2006 9:44 PM
no actually I am looking for another serial...though I think Ajayabghar also featured Paintal.
Hint: serial was set in South India

  5/19/2006 9:49 PM

u r right- it is "Jonnie Sakko and the Giant Robot"

  @ajit 5/19/2006 10:15 PM
dude! was it safarnama?

  @ashish 5/19/2006 10:17 PM
nope...Safarnama too had paintal in it but it didn't come in the mornings...and was surely not set in South India!

  @ajit 5/19/2006 10:21 PM
one more guess! was it "Yeh Hai Mere Apne"?

  @ashish 5/19/2006 10:24 PM
one more hint...Paintal was a detective in this serial!

  @ajit 5/19/2006 10:38 PM
did he play sambhu in it?

  5/19/2006 10:41 PM
Ajit- I remember paintal in Laddu Singh Taxiwala-- but guess that's not the one u're talkin' abt.

Btw, good to see someone actually remember Safarnama.

Arrey anari, array anari
mat pakdo chalti gaadi
ticket dikhao, muh na chhupao
bina ticket lage jurmana

Nukkad's panwaala played the TCE's role.

  @ashish 5/19/2006 10:41 PM
yepp it was Sambhu!

  @BG 5/19/2006 10:48 PM
Laddu Singh Taxiwala...I remember that too...paintal helping distressed ppl in Bbay...that was a longgg time back!

  5/19/2006 10:59 PM
Question: Priti Khare plays the protagonist.

  5/19/2006 11:02 PM
It indeed was, Ajit. Too far back in the days, actually!

Pooja- Nirmala.

  @pooja 5/19/2006 11:03 PM
Premchand's Nirmala

  5/19/2006 11:05 PM
While on Premchand: serial based on his book with Arif Zakaria as the protagonist.

  @BG 5/19/2006 11:12 PM

  5/20/2006 12:42 AM
@ Ajit - that was indeed "Chunni"

Here's one -
It was literally cricket coaching on TV. This show was hosted by a famous cricketer (hint: '83 team) & gave tips on batting, fielding & bowling.

I still recall -
In one of the episodes, the host casually walks by the cricket field & asks a kid about the exercises he does. He innocently replies that he does skipping 1000 times a day.

That kid was none other than - Sachin Tendulkar. This was the FIRST time ever he came on TV, by chance!!

Guess the name of this serial !!
clue: the host's name is a part of the serial's name.

  @V. 5/20/2006 12:48 AM
Cricket with Mohinder Amarnath...

There was one more such serial called "Sunil Gavaskar presents" but Tendulkar appearance was in Amarnath's program.

  5/20/2006 4:21 AM
right again Ajit.

I cant remember the name of this serial. It used to be telecast on Sunday evenings.
Its abt a boy Sunny who has a magic stone. When he rubs it, his wishes come true.
Does anyone remember ?

  5/20/2006 4:37 AM
I think it was "STONE BOY"

  @Shreeram and V. 5/20/2006 10:30 AM
No I think V. is talking about another serial in which one of the kids in a group finds this "mani" which had magical powers...used to come on sunday evenings...cast had mostly marathi kids just like faster fene...cant remember the name though...something to do with Mani prolly?

DarK sIDe
  5/20/2006 11:29 AM
anyways... stone boy is mah favorite... the starting music was awesome! any idea who made this serial? or any general fundue on stone boy?

  5/20/2006 7:47 PM
Stone Boy was really awesome serial. It was directed by T.Nagabharana. I think it was shot in Mauritius

next Q: A talk show hosted by Vipin Handa..

  5/20/2006 10:15 PM
Aamne Saamne!

  5/20/2006 10:21 PM
Thanks Ashish for the info on Mr. and Mrs.

And yeah Isi Bahane was abt a diamond necklace.

Question: A serial based on Sarat Chandra's novel about a widow.

  5/22/2006 1:23 AM
The name of the protagonist is Kamla.

  @pooja 5/22/2006 11:20 AM
r u talking abt "zindagi" - sharmila tagore

  5/22/2006 12:28 PM
No, I don't think that was based on SharatChandra's novel.

  5/22/2006 12:31 PM
Are u talking abt Charitraheen. The heroine in it was a widow but her name was Savitri.

  5/22/2006 12:39 PM
Nope, in this serial, the audience were asked a question at the end, a very open-ended sort of a question, which they could answer via post.

  5/22/2006 12:42 PM
Giving up. I only recall Srikant and Charitraheen, not sure if Datta/Vijaya was ever serialized.

How abt givin' out the answer?

  5/22/2006 12:48 PM
Well, I think it's about time.

It was called Shesh Prahsna based on his last complete work.

  5/22/2006 12:49 PM
Sorry there is a spelling mistake:

Shesh Prashna.

  5/22/2006 12:51 PM
Oh, wow! totally missed this one. When was this telecast-- post-95 am guessing?

  5/22/2006 12:55 PM
I am not sure.

  5/22/2006 8:31 PM
It was really a bouncer, pooja.

Next one: a serial featuring Farook Sheikh and Dipti Naval. I dont remember the story.

  5/22/2006 10:42 PM
I knew it wasn't very easy but I didn't know it will remain unanswered especially because I see a lot of Sarat Chandra fans in the community. May be not a lot of people check this thread any more. But this was an amazing thread, I read almost all the posts.

The answer to the question is Aakhiri Daao

  5/23/2006 12:54 AM
A slapstick comedy show, probably the first hindi show of this kind, or at least stood out from all the rest, still does. Each episode was geared at a different group of people.

  5/23/2006 10:52 AM
Pooja, I'm not able to recall Shesh Prashna, but has it got anything to do with Agra?

BG, do you remember our discussion about a serial featuring Irfan, based on saratchandra's novel based on Bengali's in Agra?

Though I dont recall the serial, this[] is where you can download one of its songs "Megha Ghane".[] is an amazing resource for such stuff. I'm just too thankful[] to them.

  5/23/2006 10:56 AM
And about the slapstick comedy, was it the one similar to 'whos line is it anyway'. I mean a similar Indian show conducted by Ravi Vasvani, used to be aired on Metro. Naam yaad nahi aa raha?

  5/23/2006 1:29 PM
Nikhilesh- I do remember that discussion. And yes, Shesh Prashna is set in Agra.

  5/23/2006 6:18 PM
I do not remember the details about Shesh Prashna, but yes the song Megha Ghane is from this serial.

  5/23/2006 6:26 PM
The slapstick comedy, I guess I put up the question in a very subjective manner.

Hint: The writer was also the lead actor and his real life wife was cast in almost all of the episodes, mostly playing his reel wife.

  5/23/2006 9:56 PM
Flop Show?

  5/24/2006 1:45 PM
yep, Flop Show is correct.

  5/24/2006 2:30 PM
Does anyone remember the name of the serial which used to feature a story based on idioms and proverbs and in the end the audience were asked if they could figure out the proverb/idiom. It was telecast on Sundays.

  5/24/2006 2:47 PM
Sau Baat Ki Ek Baat; hosted by the grand old lady of doordarshan, Pratima Puri.

  5/24/2006 3:02 PM
Thanks very much! You all have amazing memory.

  5/25/2006 8:46 AM
it is great to hear the name of Pratima Puri. She is the first woman of Indian Television.
next: do u remember a foreign detective serial. One of the first foreign serials on TV.

  5/25/2006 8:53 AM
was it "POirot" ...was telecast on Sundays

  @ashish 5/25/2006 12:33 PM
could be Old Fox...definitely older than Poirot

  Hi 5/25/2006 12:50 PM
Hi all,

Pretty cool forum you've got here..i loved reading the previous messages.

So who remembers a sunday morning game show ages ago - two teams participating in some really funny and silly outdoor was played in some football field or something...

  5/25/2006 12:53 PM
yeah, Old Fox pre-dated all others, including Sherlock Holmes.

Poirot is a rather recent series; started in '89. And it must've come to India in the mid-90s...cuz I don't recall ever watching it.

  5/25/2006 1:38 PM
hi all! I recall a serial where in kanwaljit plays role of a very serious and strict kind of guy and another guy(i dont remember name but he looked chubby) plays a role of mazakia kind of guy and they come to meet a girl at some place. Now they show the girl very friendly with this chubby guy and doing all the majak masti but at the end she reveals that she loves the strict and serious kanwaljit and not this chubby guy ... can anyone recall the name etc of this serial?

  5/25/2006 1:52 PM

its Farmaan

Kanwaljeet was Azhar nawab, raja Bundela was Basharat Nawab, Aiman Shahab was the name of the female lead character who ahd come to this nawab household for helping the old lady nawab in penning down her autobiography..

soon both azhar n basharat nawab fell for her... the serial shows her experiences in the nawab household...
later the haveli was turned into a hotel called "Alam Panah"

  5/25/2006 2:49 PM
I can't recall the name but wasn't the host Bhaskar Bhattacharjee.

  @BG 5/25/2006 3:02 PM
yeah BG I think it used to come on Star and not DD...around mid 90s as you correctly guessed!

  Poirot 5/25/2006 3:07 PM
Yep the timing is correct but ot used to be telecast on DD, I 'm sure as we had not subscribed to any other channels.

  5/25/2006 3:32 PM
Ok...may be on DD but Old Fox it is then!

Heres another one:

This old DD serial used to come on saturday afternoons about a landlord and his tenants

  5/25/2006 5:35 PM
Paying Guest?

  @pooja 5/25/2006 6:28 PM
paying guest is correct! used to come on sat afternoons back in '85. Does anyone remember seeing Madhuri Dixit in one of the episodes??

  @Ajit 5/25/2006 7:51 PM
Yes it was Old Fox! Yes I do remember madhuri in a small role, I think it was Rajshri's first TV serial..

  5/25/2006 9:25 PM
I remember the names of a few serials but don't remember enough to ask questions. A few of them are Basanti, Dekho Magar Pyar Se, Chhote Bade.

  5/26/2006 1:13 AM
Dekho dekho dekho magar pyare se
dekho dekho dekho magar pyar se

Kabhi daayeen oar, toh kabhi baayeen oar
Kabhi aar se toh, kabhi paar se
Duniya ka traffic guzarta rahega...
Dekho magar pyar se...

Soni Razdan and Uma Bannerji as friends and roommates.

  5/26/2006 1:17 AM
Btw, the reason i don't rememebr anything post-94/95 is cuz I had moved to hostel and had very limited access to TV then. Post-99, I lost touch with Indian television altogether.


A cricket program hosted by Ravi Shastri.

  Game show 5/26/2006 3:41 AM
Hmmm.. i guess i can answer my own Q now ..not sure if pooja referred to this as being hosted by Bhaskar Bhattacharjee, but no i was talking of 'Telematch' this was in the early 80s i guess

  @lalit thanx 5/26/2006 4:26 AM
Hey man! ya, i remember name basharat ...
thanks for refreshing my memoir....

  @Sumit 5/26/2006 8:00 AM
Telematch (Transtel Cologne) was a really funny competition between two german towns and was not limited to sunday was a gap filler that used to pop-up whenever DD screwed up! specially during wimbledon and on saturday afternoons.
If not anything we learnt counting in German from it!! eins, zwei, drei...

  @BG 5/26/2006 8:07 AM
"That's cricket"...btw, Shastri used to frequent our colony way back in early 80s!! One of his cricket buddy lived in our colony.

btw BG, just out of curiosity...which hostel did you go to?

Badmaash Bachha
  5/26/2006 11:52 AM
Anyone Remembers Kashish?
A Serial in which Sexy Malvika Tiwari was the lead ?

Badmaash Bachha
  5/26/2006 11:57 AM
what about "Khaali Haath"
the script was by perhaps Vishnu Prabhakar.

The title song was by Chandan Daas,

............... Lekin sab kuchh pakar bhi hain,
mere khali haath.

the lead was one very powerful actor the name of whom sadly I have never known.
He was some sort of an angry young man kinda person (not the protoganist but the actor himself) and has a heavy voice and broad face with string muscular body.

Somewhat like Govinda in movies like Khuddar.

does anyone remember this serial and the actor I am referring to?

Badmaash Bachha
  5/26/2006 12:02 PM
How bout this one ....

Yeh Duniya Gazab Ki

The actors were all grt comdedians.

Satish Shah,
Rakesh Patel ... Who played Nihaal.
others I dont rememebr.

the title song was by Kumar Sanu.

Yeh duniya gazab ki,
Yeh duniya gazab ki. (2)

tere moonh pe yeh teri si kahegi,
mere moonh pe meri si kahegi.
yeh aia\sa bhi kahegi
yeh waisa bhi kahegi.

yeh duniya gazab ki
yeh duniya gazab ki.

and then the bomb explodes ... rememebr?

Badmaash Bachha
  5/26/2006 12:03 PM
How bout this one ...

Mr. Yogi.
played by Vikram Gokhale or Gopal Gokhale.

Great serial.

Badmaash Bachha
  5/26/2006 12:04 PM
Santa Barbara.
remember that sadda DD used to telecast this serial in late 1980's ?

Badmaash Bachha
  5/26/2006 12:06 PM
Hum Panchi Ek Chawl Ke

This was by Sai Paranjape
and her daughter Vini Paranjape also played a role in this.

Badmaash Bachha
  5/26/2006 12:07 PM
Sadda Lucknow doordarshan also used to telecast two serials ....


Badmaash Bachha
  5/26/2006 12:11 PM
How bout this one ...

Ulta Pulta?
Flop Show ?
who else but Jaspal Bhatti.

one serial on the stories of Mohan Rakesh

And and and ...

Alif Laila,
Potli Baba Ki,
Lal Bujhakad (Afternoon Show)

Badmaash Bachha
  I recall one more 5/26/2006 12:15 PM
There was one serial of Girish Karnard.
his wife's name was Kaushalya.

The title song was by Jagjit Singh.

Guys u wont believe this.

I just had this serial's name in my memory when I stated typing this post but suddenly I have forgotten it.

can anyone help me ............

Badmaash Bachha
  5/26/2006 12:17 PM
Hey one more ....

One serial in which Om Puri played the lead.
It was bout Naval Life and if I am not mistaking then sadda R Madhavan also acted in it.

*** ****

tell tell ...

Badmaash Bachha
  5/26/2006 12:20 PM
What bout one very popular programme for apne kisan bhai log.

usme kheti ke baare mein nayi nayi tips milti thi.

krishi D------.

Badmaash Bachha
  5/26/2006 12:22 PM
How bout Gumshuda Ki Talassh.
7:30 PM every sunday ... used to spoil the movie mood.

just after that there used to be Rozgaar Samachar.

and not to forget Sansad Samachar.

Badmaash Bachha
  5/26/2006 12:23 PM
Every summer the kids used to enjoy Chhutti Chhutti.

Badmaash Bachha
  5/26/2006 12:28 PM
One more ...

There used to be some very popular serials.

PA Saab ... Satish Sahab.
Kakkaji Kahin.
PC 10008 ... Kanwaljeet Singh.
Yug ... Neha Sharad.
Farz .... A not very old one.
The Sword of Tipu Sultan.
The Great Maratha.

  Ajit 5/26/2006 12:28 PM
Jwalamukhi Hostel- IITD

  5/26/2006 1:28 PM
"What bout one very popular programme for apne kisan bhai log.
usme kheti ke baare mein nayi nayi tips milti thi."

ofcourse probably everyone remembers krishi darshan.... we used to watch anything and everything :)... also there used to be some lok geet at the end of it.

  5/26/2006 11:10 PM
"There was one serial of Girish Karnard.
his wife's name was Kaushalya.

The title song was by Jagjit Singh.

Guys u wont believe this.

I just had this serial's name in my memory when I stated typing this post but suddenly I have forgotten it.

can anyone help me ............ "
Do you mean Apna Apna Aasaman ?

  5/26/2006 11:11 PM
"One serial in which Om Puri played the lead.
It was bout Naval Life and if I am not mistaking then sadda R Madhavan also acted in it. "

Sea-Hawks ?

Badmaash Bachha
  5/27/2006 12:12 AM

yes madhuri it was indeed Sea Hawks.
and the second serial was indeed Apna Apna Asmaan.

Zindagi mein
har kisi ka apna apna aasman.
apan apna $$$

  5/27/2006 12:25 AM
I cant remember the name of this serial -

It is about a lady (the actor's name is 'something' Sharma)who's interested in furniture design. Her workaholic husband (the guy who plays 'Bharat' in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan)is not too keen abt this. With Tiku Talsania's help she manages to run-away from home & lives with a friend to pursue her interest.

Can't remember how this serial ends. It was telecast in the Afternoon.

  5/27/2006 4:16 AM
Sorry to interupt...before sleping had to put this one

A serial with the theme of Railway station..directed by Nukkad and Circus guy.

  5/27/2006 4:20 AM

  this community is awesome... 5/27/2006 8:33 AM
my hint...

story abt females...1 old lady and three daughters...set up in a village...where there father leaves them n how the mother tries to get them married...n how they fight back with big bad world...

had bhairo-baba-ka-kutta...

its one of the bests serials on DD...used to come on metro...

  5/28/2006 1:32 AM
sorry Bhawna..didnt belong to a metro so no clue at all:)

  new one 5/28/2006 3:37 AM
Can you guess the serial in which annu kapoor(who was a villager) used to solve problems of his village ppl with his brain and wit???socho socho

  5/28/2006 6:35 AM
donno the my serial was KAAL KOTHRI...has ne one seen this one???

  5/28/2006 12:04 PM
Apna apna aasmaan discussion earlier.[] This should help u recollect.


About the afternoon serial with Tiku Talsania, I think you are talking about "Sukanya". Lalit seems to vividly remember Sukanya, urf "Sukku Patel".

  5/28/2006 4:28 PM
@ BG

Thanks for the info on Dekho Magar Pyar se, especially the title song.

A serial featuring three or four ladies, Kiron Kher used to be one of them, telecast Sunday afternoons.

  5/28/2006 10:17 PM
@ Nikhilesh,
I am aware of the earlier discussion.
I still remember the serial as well.
It was telecasted more than one & I have seen it twice . I am a fan of Girish Karnad . (-: Thanks anyways

  kABHI SAUTAN KABHI SAHELI!!! 5/29/2006 2:46 AM
First serial by ekta kapur.. all this family drama started off DD Metro some 6 or 7 yrs back..

  Tehkikaat!!! 5/29/2006 2:48 AM
Ye hai tehkikaat..

Hi I'm sam d'souza

and he's my Assistant Gopi..

Anyone remembers these famous dialogues by vijay anand

  a parrot 5/29/2006 3:31 AM
a kids program to teach hindi alphabet during summer vacations had a parrot in it ... it was enjoyable not just for kids actually...

  5/29/2006 10:35 PM
Answer to my question:


  5/30/2006 7:05 AM
the answer for which i had posted is "KARAAMAATI"....

  5/30/2006 1:38 PM
Didn't Sukanya have Natasha as the female lead?

  @Sumeet 5/30/2006 8:54 PM
Is the "CHAURAHA" u r talking abt?

  5/30/2006 10:13 PM
yes, Sukanya had Natasha and Harish Bhimani...remember the depressing title song...Sukanya teri kahani hay...

@Summet and Abhijit
Chauraha was an adult literacy program which was a part of the afternoon transmission. It had a "pencil"...remember Ma aa ka danda, La aa ka danda...Mala!! really shitty animation!!

Guess this one:
Another afty program about this boy and his discovery of an alien spacecraft...

  5/30/2006 10:59 PM

Yeah I remember the title song, it was pretty depressing.

Answer to your question is Indradhanush, I think.

  @pooja 5/30/2006 11:03 PM
sorry for the afty program i meant afternoon transmission not Indradhanush.

  5/30/2006 11:58 PM
Jantar mantar ?

  @ sumit 5/31/2006 12:01 AM
" a parrot
a kids program to teach hindi alphabet during summer vacations had a parrot in it ... it was enjoyable not just for kids actually...

Are you referring to Tar-ram-tu ?

  5/31/2006 12:26 AM
School Days

  5/31/2006 1:59 AM
Tarramtu is correct

Well Mine is Itz a story of a slave...
the title song contained a ghazal...

Munh ki baat sune har koi dil ka dard na jaane...

  @Madhuri & Gopal 5/31/2006 2:30 AM
Yes Tarramtoo it is! what a fun time it was.......

  @Gopal 5/31/2006 2:31 AM
"Well Mine is Itz a story of a slave...
the title song contained a ghazal..."

Neem ka ped? with Pankaj kapoor?

  Question 5/31/2006 6:41 AM
Priya Tendulkar playing a very self-reliant lady. I am not sure if this serial ever ended, personally I was quite bored at that age wathcing this really slow serial.

What is the answer? Not Giant Robot..?

  5/31/2006 7:11 AM
the serial was rajini

  Qusetion 5/31/2006 7:14 AM
Can you guys guess the name of the serial..which actually contained all short to two episodes

The title song goes like this
"Duniya badal gayee
Insaan badal gaye
badle nahin kabhie........"

  5/31/2006 7:21 AM

no it was a desi serial and very was called "Raju aur udantashtari"

Mitti ke rang.

  Mitti ke rang 5/31/2006 7:37 AM
I remeber that one very well...some of the stories were extremely sad... one was really weird too (a man trying to escape a crazy wife)

  5/31/2006 10:08 AM
Rajni is not correct. Rajni was quie entertaining. In contrast this serial was very serious, as much as I recall, Priya was the only actor cast in most of the episodes, sololiquizing, dreaming.

It amazing how you remember all this. I don't recall anything about this serial but I know I used to watch it. And I think the title song was pretty much the name of the serial with the note held on Raju.

I distinctly remember that episode where Sushmita Mukherjee plays the crazy wife to Aman Verma (I think). Though I had forgotten that it was an episode in Mitti Ke Rang. It was so crazy that it somehow left a lasting impression on me. At that time I was scared but now I take it in an abstract sense, in that when relationships don't work that is how it must feel like. Well, just a personal point of view!

  @pooja 5/31/2006 12:23 PM
was it swayamsidhha? i guess it had shekhar kapoor too...

  @pooja 5/31/2006 12:30 PM
yeah Raju and udantashtari was also the title song with note held at Raju as you correctly pointed!
Raju discovers a funny looking gadget which turns out to be a control device for an alien was pretty cliched...boodhi maa and helpful aliens blah blah...

  NEWBIE 5/31/2006 2:41 PM
anyone remembers a western comedy serial

  5/31/2006 5:42 PM
@ Ajit
Swayamsiddha is correct. Initially it was named Swayamsiddh.

Didi's comedy show, The Lucy Show
Yes Prime Minister

  5/31/2006 7:21 PM
Next one:

Morning transmission serial about this young kid under pressure from his family members to become doctor/engineer.

  5/31/2006 9:57 PM
Kya banoge munna ?

  @madhuri 5/31/2006 10:01 PM
Does anyone remeber the title song...

kya banoge? kya banoge? kya banoge munna?
mummy kehti doctor ban jaa, papa kehte engineer, ___??___ ban jao bhaiyaa behna kehti aksar!!

sung in a semi Hamir-kalyani...

  6/1/2006 1:40 AM
mummy kehti bano doctor papa kehte afser(officer) engineer ban jao bhaiya behna kehti aksar... This much is what I remember....

Now another1...

Kulbhushan was the lead....He waz a muslim Zamindar or royal...
a girl comes to their place not sure whether she came to work for thm....
but thn turns out to b having a crush on him due to his actions but being born in such a male dominated society where Male thought of girls to b a fun creatures... blah blah blah the story said...

  6/1/2006 7:09 AM
Amazing how many serials you guys remember ..and the morning show with Deepak Vohra... remember those aerobics programs the sudden new fad..i used to them real funny

  6/1/2006 8:23 AM
I recollect one more morning show by Deepak Vohra....Jackpot

  @Sumit 6/1/2006 8:27 AM
do you guys remember "dus kadam" the first program on morning transmission wherein a sardarji used to teach us how to flex our muscles in 10 mins! then later there were many aerobics programs.
Also, Deepak Vohra and his puppet "Jee Sahab" used to host the morning show/breakfast show.

  6/1/2006 8:27 AM
Jackpot...what was it?

  @Ajit 6/1/2006 8:28 AM
Yeah actually 'das kadam' was actually good but the rest were more like comedies ... :)

  6/1/2006 7:22 PM
I don't remember the name of the protagonist but it's a story about a husband remembering his wife who is dead now. It's always in the flash back wherein the husband dreams of their good old days. It's a perfect relationship, they are too much in love, a marital bliss, so to say. They were quite rich and most of his dreams show his wife sitting in a swing.
The last episode is a shock where it is revealed how his wife dies.

I think it was aired on Tuesdays.

  @Pooja 6/2/2006 5:03 AM
Oh that one was a reaaaallll bore (maybe it was too boring for me as a kid, but i remember even my mom finding it boring)

I think it was 'yaadein'?

  6/2/2006 5:06 AM
@ Sumit
Right, do you remember the name of the actor?

  6/2/2006 5:43 AM
Actually i dont think I ever knew the actors name... :)

  6/2/2006 7:33 AM
hey sumit it is amazing that you know so much about the old dd serials...i think you should write a book on all these serials..dint you go to school as we all did(jus joking man)

  6/2/2006 8:32 AM
:D haha i think there are far bigger DD experts in here ;)

  6/2/2006 8:33 AM
Hey I m still unanswered........

Okay 1 hint....

The title song(ghazal) started with a diary.... and d name of the serial was written on dat...

  6/2/2006 8:51 AM
@ gopal
was it "firmaan"?

  6/3/2006 8:14 AM
anyone remembers a serial based on science.

  science serial 6/3/2006 11:46 AM
I think it was called 'quest' ... pretty serious science quiz with some experiments shown and the participants had to explain the phenomenon.

Badmaash Bachha
  @ AJIT 6/3/2006 12:06 PM
yes, Sukanya had Natasha and Harish Bhimani...remember the depressing title song...Sukanya teri kahani hay...

@Summet and Abhijit
Chauraha was an adult literacy program which was a part of the afternoon transmission. It had a "pencil"...remember Ma aa ka danda, La aa ka danda...Mala!! really shitty animation!!

Guess this one:
Another afty program about this boy and his discovery of an alien spacecraft...

The serial u r talking about is Raju aur Udantashtari ... right ?

I recall that the serial was ended abruptly.

Badmaash Bachha
  One More 6/3/2006 12:07 PM
Any body remembers FATICHAR ???

Badmaash Bachha
  One More 6/3/2006 12:18 PM
This was a sunday program ...

the title song was like this ...

taare todna chahe,
sheesha jodna chahe,
pathhar todna chahe,
...... (serial name)

the protoganist was Apna Gokhle Sahab and he was a Science Graduate who had some fantastic ideas bout super-conductivity.

his work was stolen by his guide who presented it as his own.

when finally he is being awarded a prize for his(?) work, he suddenly feels ashamed of his theft and calls Mr. ____ on stage.

Anyone with the name of the serial ???

  6/3/2006 5:28 PM
'Lekhu' wasn't it?

Badmaash Bachha
  @ Nandini 6/4/2006 6:31 AM
Yes Nandini You are right,
the serial was indeed Lekhu.

I remember that Mohan Gokhale's Teacher was Arun Bali.

Does any one remember the name of the Professor who took Lekhu's Work?

  6/4/2006 6:33 AM
it's not lekhu, this has not been discussed in this thread. it featured prof. yashpal sharma

  6/4/2006 7:09 AM
Turning Point, I think it has been discussed somewhere.

  6/4/2006 9:01 AM
This was a serial about a team of Naval officers who uncover smuggling cases.
Something like "Sea-Hawks", but in the late 80's.
There was one episode where a girl is hired by a company & paid a grand salary. But unknmown to her - she & her mom are being used as agents to smuggle stuff in & out of the country.

Cant recall the name of this serial. Does any one remember.

  6/4/2006 10:45 AM
@Badmash baccha
the prof who took Lekhu's work is Haweliraam of Buniyaad, I simply caanot remember his real name..sorry for that!

  @V. 6/4/2006 4:16 PM
it was Samundar...

  6/5/2006 6:35 AM
yes it's Turning point. If I m not wrong TWTW was discussed.

Serial on drugs.

  6/5/2006 6:39 AM
@V I guess those were custom officers... not naval... In one episode bananas were used to smuggle gold, the customs found this since smuggler were not drinking water.......

Was a nice serial... used to b telecasted around the same time as LifeLine on any other day...

I cant remember the name...
Another one... As this was my favourite 1...thn...
A very inspirational serial abt a girl's struggle. Based on Real life story......

The role portrayed has bought name and fame to the country.. by winning various awards... Not Sports.

  6/5/2006 9:19 AM
Udaan, was it?

  @ Lekhu 6/5/2006 4:28 PM
It was Alok Nath I guess who was teacher of Lekhu

  6/5/2006 10:56 PM
Okay A Sunday Morning serial. Sci fi, the title signifies wid a very prominent german alphabet...???

  @Gopal 6/5/2006 11:19 PM
I think you are referring to Sigma, India's reply to "Star Trek". Shakti (with a stupid burnt scar on his face), Commander (Arun Govil good heavens!), Zakakoo with orange peel over his head. Was pretty horrible all in all!

Does anyone remember Star Trek being shown on Sunday mornings?...those were the days! We used to make our own transmitters with two matchboxes and couple of rubberbands!

There was another Sci-fi serial shown on sundays much later. It was called psychedelic as its name, it had Anjan Srivastava as an absent-minded soul.

PS: Sigma is a Greek letter

  6/5/2006 11:38 PM
Haha...those matchbox transmitters were sooo cool!

Jantar mantar, jantar mantar
Samay ki seemaon ke bahar
Kitna antar, kitna nirantar
Jantar mantar...

I only remember the Jantar Mantar title song...nothing abt the serial, though!

Btw, have the Star Trek theme with me, in case people here are interested...

  @BG 6/5/2006 11:57 PM
would you be so kind to upload it on your webpage?

  6/6/2006 9:49 AM
@ Ajit

as far as I remember, Arun Govil did not play Commander Tara

  @V. 6/6/2006 11:52 AM
you may be right. With or without him, it was still crappy! Didn't watch it regularly...

  6/6/2006 11:57 AM
what abt serial on drugs

  @Keshav 6/6/2006 12:40 PM
I think you are referring to "Chunauti" (it dealt with drugs too)...we have discussed it long back. Then there was "Subah" which was like a sequel to Chunauti. Both had nice title songs and we probably had discussed them too. But here it is again for your reference:

Mann ek seepi hain, aasha moti hain,
har pal jeevan ka, ek chunati hain.

Also check this out (repost I think):

btw, "Khaandan" also had Vivek Vaswani as a drug addict as many of you may recall.

  6/6/2006 11:46 PM
Subah was not a sequel to Chunauti. In fact, Subah came before Chunauti. Subah had a sequel-- it was called Inkaar.

Ajit- Will upload the file in a day or two.

  One more Q ??? 6/7/2006 12:43 AM
A comic serial wid a Girl in d lead & it was a Bollywood Countdown show . Name it ???

  6/7/2006 4:58 AM
Was Antara the name of d host.. well lead u can say.....Also appeared in d song Subah subah jab khidki khole baju wali....Dil mera bole Hello How R U...???

  6/7/2006 5:36 AM
Ek se badhkar ek

later on Javed Jaffry n Jagdeep hosted it

  @BG 6/7/2006 7:10 AM
thanks BG-da (I think I can call you BG-da as I am probably younger to you and also a non-bengali!) for setting the order straight. I remember Inkaar...i had a catchy title song with Inkaar being sung 4 times at different speeds!

  6/7/2006 12:08 PM
Sure, since to the non-bongs, all bongs are 'Da' by default.

  @BG-da 6/7/2006 9:14 PM
We too use da/dada so it's not limited to bongs!

Next serial:
This quiz show had participants from the SAARC countries.

  6/7/2006 10:08 PM
Spectrum quiz, I know it as I was reading about Siddhartha Basu, have no recollection though.

  6/8/2006 12:06 AM
Oh okay, Ajit Da!


SUnday morning serial with the Ganguly Bros.- Ashok and Anoop.

  6/8/2006 8:25 AM
Spectrum quiz is was just like any other quiz program with participants from SAARC countries. I remember the backdrop, etc but nothing remarkable as such. May be that's why you dont remember it!

Bhim Bhawani if recall correctly.
btw, we too use da/dada only for elders so you need not call me da!

  6/9/2006 2:51 AM
@ Ajit: Ok I can call u da in all sense right Dada....Now dont say dada is it makin u feel too old Wt i feel is respect for an individual shld b dere no matter young or old...

Well I give...

Mr Y. I. Patel,

The lead used to pronounciate this title uniquely

  @Gopal 6/9/2006 8:32 AM
well I am honored! Though I do feel old but I've gotten used to that lately.

answer to your post "Mr. Yogi"...posted for the Nth time! But truely a classic serial.

  6/10/2006 12:30 AM
Cant recall the name if this serial -
Help me out -

A city guy (i think the actor's name is Bhandari) goes to a village & sees that it is rife with problems. The zamindaar is cheating & opressing the village folk. He falls in love with a rural girl (i guess she also came in "Basera" serial)who's father is a drunkard. The guy tries to unite the villagers against the zamindaar & in the process faces hardships.

Badmaash Bachha
  6/10/2006 6:07 AM
in the afternoon's there used to be a serial of maths.

anchor was Benjamin Gillani
and Jayant Kriplani played a very cryptic and interesting role in that serial.

one Neena also was a part of it.

hmmm .... Tell Tell doston.

anyone with the name of the serial?

Badmaash Bachha
  6/10/2006 6:08 AM
Cant recall the name if this serial -
Help me out -

A city guy (i think the actor's name is Bhandari) goes to a village & sees that it is rife with problems. The zamindaar is cheating & opressing the village folk. He falls in love with a rural girl (i guess she also came in "Basera" serial)who's father is a drunkard. The guy tries to unite the villagers against the zamindaar & in the process faces hardships.

You talking bout Boond Boond ?
the girl was Priti Khare.
the actor was Mohan Bhandari.

  6/10/2006 7:22 AM
@ badmaash bachha

the maths quiz was "Ank Ajube"

Cud be "Boond boond" - I cant recall anything abt the serial's name

  6/12/2006 4:04 AM

  6/14/2006 7:17 AM
Can you name the serial in which it deals with has a colonel heading the army..but is never seen in his uniform..the pakistaani terrorist is very hep..he wears beads in his hair...socho socho..u will burst out laughing when u get the correct answer

  6/14/2006 7:44 AM of the most senslessly idiotic serials on DD from the Ramanand Sagar family. Currently on-air

  6/14/2006 7:48 AM

Hint: It used to some at 8:30 am in the late 80's-early 90's every Sunday morning. It was a religious program.

What was it?


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