Old Doordarshan Serials

23 05 2007

I have been a member of Orkut for a year now and one of the most interesting communities that I have found there is the Old Doordarshan Serials community (Sign in with your Orkut/Google account to view the community). I don’t personally know the owner of this community but still applaud his effort in creating this community which has a good 5000 plus members as of now.

People reminisce the good old days of television in
India. Back in the ‘80s and the early ‘90s when we had only two channels of the state owned TV station Doordarshan, we were practically over the moon when we watched our favourite serials. If I try to recall, I can still remember Chitrahar (a half hour program on film songs) was telecast every week on Wednesday and Friday at 8pm. Tuesday was the day when they showed a short play enacted almost without any retakes. Then there were serials like Buniyaad, Hum Log, Khandaan which brought many well known TV stars. Names like Alok Nath, Neena Gupta, Kanwaljeet, etc all became household names overnight.

I still remember the time when they used to telecast Mahabharat on Sunday mornings. That was the time when literally the entire nation would come to a stand still. The drama of the serials of that era was so intense that we viewers sat in rapt attention in front of the TV set. Compare them to today’s serials and you will find that they are poles apart. Today’s serials (most of them from the Ekta Kapoor stable) don’t even have a determined story. They go on and on for as long as 7 years (and still counting) and you will never see the head or tail of the story.

This Orkut community that I’m talking about has people talking about old serials, dating back to Hum Log. It makes me wonder, were there no serials before that? Or is it that members of this community are not so old that they can recall serials of before that era? Or maybe one good reason could be that most people at that time were so poor that they could not afford to buy a TV set and also the fact that television services were restricted predominantly to urban areas and with limited hours of programming, so people rarely cared to buy a TV set.

Still, it makes me feel nostalgic reading about all the good old serials of DD, some of which I don’t even remember. But looking back I do think that being the owner of a 29inch black-white Televista TV set dating back to 1969 does make me an oldie among TV viewers.

© Writer’s Block




129 responses

5 02 2016

@Rupa Pandit
Girish Karnad aur Firdaus Dadi abhinit us serial ka nam tha FARMAAN…be had pyari kahani thi…Firdaus ki aankhe aajtak nahi bhool sakaa hoon…Kritika Desai ki MRIGNAYANI yaad hai kisi ko?
“Koi louta de mere but the huye din…”

5 11 2015

Please provide telefilm abhi nahi ..having song ye fata hua tyre hai…..any cost but pls provide

6 11 2015

I remember this film very well. girl was called rang razen. how to get is difficult

12 10 2015
girish barot

hello guys can hr anyone have samudra ka bad shah a Korean TV serial DVD sets in Hindi lenguage .if anyone hr have so pls contact me

25 07 2015
विश्वनाथ शर्मा

युग धारावाहिक का गाना लोड करे ,
बदला बदला हिन्दुस्तान….

11 07 2015

Dear Sir / Madam,
I am searching for 1990’s Serial – Satyavadi Raja Harishchandra – Acted by Pankaj Dheer. & The Title Song was like “yadi satyameva jayate ka dhwaj Gagana pe Leherayega”.

Please do let me know where I can atleast get this Title song. If we can buy the Serial episodes online it would be marvellous.

My e-mail ID is hshimamshu@gmail.com.
Thank You

20 04 2015
Aditya Prakash Saxena

i want to see captain vyom : the sky warrior tell me where i can watch it?

10 01 2015

I want to refresh my old memories pl. Telecast again the t.v.serial Mail Anchal and Vividha.in my opinion they are the classic serils

5 01 2015
amit panwar

i required sanjha chulla serial in full. can anyone help me. hell oooo me on 8814000303 please

28 11 2014
Ajay Giri

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17 11 2014
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12 08 2014

Orkut will soon be gone. Have you ever visited http://www.ddnational.blogspot.com ? Nostalgia surge for sure.

2 08 2014
Tv Serial Mahabharat 2 August 2014

Amazing! Its actually remarkable piece of writing, I have got much clear idea
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15 07 2014

can anybody give me the link of serial apne mere apne

2 07 2014
Full Drama Mahabharat 2 July 2014

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articles or reviews, except this website presents
quality based writing.

28 06 2014
Baldev Kumar

Sir I search a serial Sanjha Chulha , I found in you list , u r remembering me my childhood day . thanks sir

25 05 2014
Subrata Choudhury

can anybody give me the title song of doordarshan serial “zameen aasman”? The lyrics were -“manzil raasta karwan har ghadi hai imtehan mile mile na mile”. I am ready to pay if necessary. My mail is mimi.skc@gmail.com

9 10 2013

I Want To DD National TvSerial `Meher’ Title Song “Zindgi Hai Den Khuda Ki Jeene Haq Mera Hai” pleeeeeaaaaase!

15 08 2013
awais sharif

sir net pa old dordarshan drama boothnath upload kar dain

3 08 2013

Samundar ka badshah ki dvd ya cd mil sakti hai kya ya phir koi website bata do jisse mai samundar ka badshah serial download kar saku

17 07 2013

i require CD/DVD/link of serial Kshitij Ye nahi.any help

3 07 2013

Hi mukesh shrivastav I am also looking for videoes of yeh hawayein on dd 1
My Eid amolpatil_cs@yahoo.in

20 04 2013

– Quile ka rahesye.
– Invisible Man
– Gaint Robot.
– Surabhi

Missing those days…

26 03 2013

can you tell me where i can watch / buy the trishna serial????????

25 01 2013
Vishal Sareen

DD Kender Jalandhar produced SHEESHE-KI-DEEWAR/ VACHAN/ GUMRAH/ and more than a dozen other TV Serials written by Dr. Kewal Dheer which were highly appreciated and shown from various DD Kenders in India but there is no mention of not even a single Serial out of these here.

10 11 2012
Mukesh srivastav

I want to download mp3 of yeh hawayein on dd 1

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