Blast from the past: 15 famous title tracks from Indian TV serials that we absolutely loved
Do you remember the time when you sat on your couch before your favourite serial began, just so that you could enjoy listening to its title track? Of course you do. From the foot-tapping ‘Left Right Left’ song to the fun-filled ‘Hum Paanch’ number, it’s time to walk down memory lane and listen to 15 awesome serial tracks that we loved from the bottom of our hearts.
1. Hum Paanch
Five crazy daughters, one nagging wife and the talking portrait of a dead wife – this sitcom really didn’t need anything else to add to the comedy.
There were several mythological serials in the ’80s and ’90s like ‘Ramayana’, ‘Sree Krishna’ and others. But if we had to pick one, it would surely be ‘Mahabharat’.
3. Dekh Bhai Dekh
How can one forget the comic timing of Shekhar Suman, Farida Jalal, Navin Nischol and co.? This was easily one of the funniest sitcoms on Indian TV.
4. Hip Hip Hurray
This story of a bunch of high school kids captured the imagination of almost every Indian teenager. Don’t we all remember having a crush on almost every star on the show!?
5. Kyuki Saans Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
The Virani saga had a million Indians hooked to their television sets night in and night out.
This story of a bunch of 12th grade teenagers who become the singing sensation of the decade was a runaway hit with youngsters.
7. Left Right Left
Starring Rajeev Khandelwal and Shweta Salve, this show became popular not only because of its unique story line, but also because of its title track.
8. Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahi
This Indianized version of the Colombian drama Yo soy Betty, la fea (‘Ugly Betty’) was a welcome break from the regular Indian soaps.
9. Malgudi Days
You may have watched it or you may have read it. If you’ve not done either, you’ve definitely missed out on something truly awesome.
10. Jungle Book
‘Jungle Jungle baat chali hai pata chala hai, Chaddi pahan ke phool khila hai phool khila hai’… Singing along, are you?
11. Just Mohabbat
An Indian version of ‘The Wonder Years’, this widely watched TV serial showcased the story of a young boy named Jai and his struggles with love relationships, family and friends.
12. Shriman Shrimati
This popular Doordarshan sitcom was known for excellent comic performances from Jatin Kanakia, Rakesh Bedi, Reema Lagoo and Archana Puran Singh.
13. Dil Mil Gaye
Set in the fictional Sanjeevani Hospital, this story follows the lives of a bunch of medical interns. Now, how many of you have attempted to whistle this title track?
The story of this middle-class lady who upheld family values and fulfilled her duties was an instant hit with Indian women.
15. Kasauti Zindagi Ki
Apart from the heart-stopping love story of the main characters, Anurag and Prerna, this serial was also famous for its romantic title track.
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