In pictures: Snapshots from television's golden era

Apr 08, 2018, 18:15 IST
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    Vijay Kashyap in and as 'Tenali Rama' the popular south Indian folk hero
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    Who can ever forget Mukesh Khanna as 'Shaktimaan'? India's very own superhero
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    Vijay Anand and Saurabh Shukla in 'Tehkikaat', one of the most underrated detective-thriller series on Indian television. In terms of content, 'Tehkikaat' was next only to 'Byomkesh Bakshi'
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    'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe'™ was without doubt the most popular cartoon superhero series of its time
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    Arun Govil and Sajjan Kumar as King Vikramaditya and Betaal respectively in '˜Vikram Aur Betaal'. The show taught kids valuable life lessons while entertaining them
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    Remember a little Japanese boy controlling a giant robot with a watch-like device? '˜Giant Robot' was among the earliest sci-fi shows telecast on Indian television, and remains fresh in memory even today
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    Archana Puran Singh and the late Jatin Kanakia in 'Shrimaan Shrimati', one of the last hugely popular sitcoms on national television
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    Sanjay Khan shone as Tipu Sultan in the unforgettable historical drama, 'The Sword of Tipu Sultan'
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    A still from 'Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad'™, the American sci-fi series that became quite a craze among kids and teenagers when it was telecast in India
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    Shahbaz Khan as Prince Virendra Singh and Shikha Swaroop as Princess Chandrakanta in 'Chandrakanta'. The show was brought back in a new avatar as 'Kahaani Chandrakanta Ki' on a private channel, but couldn't rework its magic
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    A still from 'Alif Laila', the renowned series based on stories from 'The Arabian Nights'
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    Shah Rukh Khan in 'Circus', one of his earliest TV shows, and an extremely popular one at that
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    Raghubir Yadav in 'Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne'. In the show, Mungerilal (Yadav) gets bossed around by everyone, but gets back at them in his dreams!
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    Vijayendra Ghatge and Kiran Juneja in 'Buniyaad', the legendary drama series of the 1980s, which dealt with India's partition and its aftermath
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    The late Jaspal Bhatti gave us reason to laugh out loud in spite of everyday troubles through '˜Flop Show'™, an ever-relevant satire on socio-cultural problems faced by the common man
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    Ashok Kumar discussing the story with the audience at the end of each episode of 'Hum Log', Indian television's first soap opera, will remain etched in memory forever
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    Naseeruddin Shah was captivating as the lead character of Mirza Ghalib in the biographical television drama of the same name
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    Raghubir Yadav in the satirical show 'Mulla Nasruddin', which had ample dash of wit and humour to keep everyone engaged
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    Pankaj Kapoor in 'Neem Ka Ped'. The versatile actor played the character of 'Budhai Ram' a suffering bonded labourer in a village with great conviction
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Here are more nostalgic memories from best phase of Indian television, a look at classic programmes that aired during the bygone era of the 1980s and the 1990s

 

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