TV Shows Like Khichdi And Sarabhai Vs. Sarabhai Are Making A Comeback In This Lockdown And We Are Reliving The Sepia-Tinted Memories Of Childhood
There is something spectacularly comforting about having a great childhood. The utter lack of responsibility, the rakish love we had for our friends, the special place in our heart for family time. Then, you grow up and you always wish you could go back to this time, because you cherish it so. But little did I know that all it would take for us to transport into those times would not be a magic spell but for a virus to break lose from China that would shun all of us back inside our homes. And so with a hint of nostalgia and plenty of enthusiasm, we dust off the TVs (netflix has long replaced the idiot box), pull the covers open and tune back in as old shows like Ramayan, Mahabharata and Khichdi make a comeback.
As we all continue to be confined to our homes, courtesy coronavirus, TV channels have found the perfect way to keep us occupied and entertained. While everyone, especially people from the media and entertainment industry struggle to come up with new content, people have discovered that it is during such times, that a little walk down the memory lane has proven to be quite fruitful and comforting. Which is why, what started as an attempt to re-air shows like Ramayana and Mahabharata have now successfully turned into a movement of bringing back all the shows that we 90s kids have grown up watching.
From Shaktimaan to Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai and even the hit comedy show, Khichdi, I feel like I have been hit by a wave of nostalgia. Suddenly, the families are now coming together to watch shows which defined most of our childhood days for us.
— STAR भारत (@StarBharat) April 3, 2020
From Praful in Khichdi making us laugh over his senseless banter, to watching Mukesh Khanna, our first ever superhero encounter in the show Shaktimaan, we are being served a slice of our childhood. Being aired on Doordarshan all day long, as the Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar takes initiatives to revive such popular shows, we’ve all found ourselves hit with a strong dose of nostalgia. And guess, that is what one needs in times like these, a little familiarity.
Giving good and tough competition to Netflix originals, as people bank on more family time watching these old Indian shows, we are more than happy to be re-introduced to characters that laid the foundation of true entertainment in our minds. After all, these new shows can come and go, but the OGs will stay on forever!