Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Old Serials of Sony Entertainment Television (1995-1999)

Old TV Serials - India

There were some magnificent serials started on Sony Entertainment Television between 1995 and 1999. At that time Sony was the second most popular channel after Zee tv. Sony sta
rted all type of serials like family drama, comedy, cartoons, game shows and some dubbed serials what I think the finest concept at that time. My favorite was "I dream of Jeannie". My childhood was deeply connected with these serials. I am trying to make list of these serials.

Dil Vil Pyar Vyar
Dil Vil Pyar Vyar was the comedy serial of sony. I did not remember the whole cast but Eva Grover (Boy Suraj Chaudhry's mother in movie Ready-2011) was one of the character. Swapnil Joshi and Ali Asgar was there too in the serialThe story is something like this. There were
two institutions placed near. In one, girls learned
dance and in other, Boys were Engineers. Boys have a crush on girls and girls do not like boys.One of the boy, Sanjay, becomes a girl(Sanjana) with the help of make up but his own friends fall in love with him. Boys start neglecting girls and girls get jealous.Sanjay loves Eva Grover(I do not remember the serial name) but Eva hates him.Now Sanjay joins dance classes as a Sanjana because he wants to be close to Eva. Sanjana starts praising Sanjay in front of Eva and Eva gets impressed (Just like movie Style).

O Maria
O Maria was story of a girl Perlie who wanted to fulfill her dreams. She lived in a hostel and She wanted to be a successful singer but bitterness of life made her too harsh. Papiya sengupta played the protagonist Perlie and her love interest was Humayun Peerzada. Another character was Preeti/Ananya khare(Daughter of Golcha in Ye shaadi nahi ho sakti). Jaya Bhattacharya(Google it for her image) was also in this serial. I did not use to watch this serial but I saw it's short footage.There was 10 minutes gap between serial "the three stooges" ending
and Dennis the Menace starting(time between 05:20pm and 05:30pm). In this time Sony used to show short footage of it's serials like O maria, jaane kahan mera jigar gaya ji etc. I remembered this short footage of O maria in which three-four girls are lying on their bed in a hostel-room and singing old song in their own way. I think the song was Ek main aur Ek Tu.

Family No. 1
Family No. 1 is a fultoo enjoyable comedy serial. It is a story of six kids. Three are from one family and the other three are from another, although they stay in the same house. Their house was partitioned as Beach House-A & Beach House B.The first family Malhotra Family has three kids Rahul, Rashmi, and Guddu who live with their father Mr. Deepak Malhotra (Kanwaljeet Singh). The other family was Potia family has three kids too i.e. Bharti, Tufan and Dev who live with their mother Shalini Potia (Tanvi Azmi).
                                  Rahul(Kabir Sadanand) is a fan of Mogambo and literally worships him with scent-sticks & garland. Rashmi (Aparna, Emran Hashmi's love interest in movie Footpath)) is a full mirror addict person and can not live without beauty parlor and cosmetics. Guddu (Vishal) is a school going boy. He is very clever and smart.The problem arises with the fact that the two families cannot stand each other. Their Rivals Potias-Dev, the oldest is very innocent, gullible, and is practices Karate diligently. Bharti, younger to Dev is very smart and a good cook. Tufan is very fat and he loves eating. He goes to the same school as Guddu does. Guddu's principle is a Sardar and very troubled man because of Guddu and Tufan's fight. 
                                 I remember one episode in which both family hire a common servant but he takes advantage of both families because of their rivalry. He does not do any work and creates trouble for both families but all kids bear this. One day he misbehaves with Bharti, then Mr. Deepak lost his temper and slaps him really hard and both families were shocked.
                                In another episode, Mr. Deepak Malhotra tries to give bath to Guddu but Guddu does not want to take bath. Mr. Deepak takes Guddu inside bathroom forcibly and closes the bathroom-door. After some noise, Guddu comes out dry and Mr. Malhotra is completely wet.

Alpviram is a story of a young girl(Pallavi joshi) who is completely unaware, how destiny can be hard for her. On her twenty first birthday,she falls into coma. She never had any health problem or any sign that she can get this terrible situation. Her fiancĂ©(Aamir Bashir, inspector in movie A Wednesday) takes very good care of her but her health does not improve. The girl lives with her old grandparents(Sulbha Despande & Anjan Srivastav) who are now financially in trouble because they live on pension and their grand-daughter’s medical treatment is very expensive. Her fiance's parents pressurize him for marriage. They find another girl(Smita Bansal) for him.The mental condition of the family is already terrible but it gets far worse when the girl is found pregnant. In her state of coma,the girl has been raped. Everyone is now a suspect- the doctors, the hospital staff(ward-boys) and her fiancĂ©. The most senior person of hospital is Vikram Gokhle (middle aged man). He wants to hide the news because it is worst condition for hospital. The Notorious ward-boy is played by Mohan Gokhle and because of his activities, he is prime suspect. Even in some episodes, his fiance is also in doubt. He marries other girl (Smita Bansal) but at last it is found, she (Pallavi Joshi) was raped by Vikarm Gokhle.

We know Aahat as a horror serial but when it was started, it was more suspense thriller crime drama than horror. The starting episodes were mostly murder mystery with twist ending like A husband buries his wife in his drawing room and thinks the hands are coming outside from the tiles,but there was no ghost in that episode. in another episode, a husband suspects his wife giving him poison but at last he gives poison to his wife because he had an affair and he wants murder should look like self defense. Click here to watch old Aahat (season-1) stories.

It shows the trailers of latest films. This program was back to back with Music Mantra. I remember Jab pyar kisi se hota hai songs (madhosh dil ki dhadkan, pehli-2 baar JPKSHH, chal pyar karegi, o jaana na jaana)

Music Mantra
It shows the trailers of latest films. This program was back to back with Premiere.

It was the first trailer program of sony. I remember some of trailers which I saw in this program like Bandit queen song (Ankhiyanu chain na aawe), aafreen-aafreen (Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan).

Ye Shaadi Nahi Ho Sakti
It was biggest comedy serial of sony. A man Golcha (Sudhir Pandey, Bunty Baweja of movie Tees Maar Khan ) wants to be bankrupt because he does not want to pay tax.Whatever he does for losing money, always remains in profit. He makes a film with awkward story but it becomes block buster. His daughter (Preeti Khare) wants to marry a man but Golcha does not want this. That's why the title was "ye shaadi nahi ho sakti". There was a drunk man (Aditya Srivastava, Inspector Abhijeet of CID) and a man who always does mimicry of Dilip kumar in the serial. I think this is the same man whom Golcha's daughter wants to marry.
Title song was like this
"sardi ke mausam me aaye pasina, garmi ke mausam me sardi lage.
Duniya idhar ki udhar ho chahe,aam ke ped pe gobi lage
par ye shaadi nahi ho sakti."

Chamatkar was a story of man(Farookh sheikh) who had a Listening difficulty but he was not deaf. He had an amazing power, he could listen a conversation miles away. He had an assistant Makodi (Razak Khan) and they were very nice pair. Few episodes later he got different listening power. He can read any one's mind. He could listen clearly what people are thinking. These abilities made this serial so funny.

Were-wolf was English serial dubbed in Hindi. It used to be aired on Wednesday at 11:00 pm. The central character was Eric. He transformed into a werewolf who undergoes a quest to rid himself of his curse by killing the apparent originator of his 'bloodline,the Warewolf Skorzeny. A pentagram was on his hand and when blood comes out. It means he is going to be a were-wolf. That was different concept than full-moon.

Siddhi was a story of a Sage Vidyanand who was searching his missing body. He left his body and transfer his soul into another person's body but the person, who told Vidyanand to change his body, burns Vidyanand's body. Vidyanand kills people and shifts his soul into another body and this cycle goes on. His master was another Sage Bramhanand (Arun Bali) can be seen only by Vidyanand. The cast in the series was- Alok Nath, Seema Bhargava (Badki of serial Hum-Log) and many more.

Bhanwar based on landmark judgments from the Indian judicial system.They are all true stories. I have remembered some stories.
1) Siddharth bhagat (Aaamir bashir, Inspector of movie Wednesday) and his three friends robbed a bank-van ,four people were killed. They got life-term. Siddharth starts learning Law and becomes criminal lawyer.
2) A medical exam paper is not given on time to a girl. She requests for extra time because she did not get given hours but they deny so she could not get good medical college that's why her mental condition goes down. She filed a case against them and won.
3) A man gives a contract to kill his wife while he was opening a car door and killers kill her wife and throw her body into sewer. The man pretends, he was opening car's lock and could not hear his wife.

Missing was a serial about missing people. The host was Jackie Shroff. It used to be aired on Monday at 09:00 or 09:30 pm. I have remembered some episodes in which a boy is flying kite,he runs in streets to catch a cut-kite and never comes back.In another episode, an old man is not well behaved by his family, his daughter in law teases him and his son does not say anything so he leaves his house and never comes back .Although they were guilty for their behavior but it was too late.


Mahayagya was a story about political families, actually I did not see this serial so i do not know about story but i used to see its trailers thats why I know the star cast. There was Rohini Hattangadi (Sanjay Dutt's mother in Munna Bhai MBBS) in serial whose rival was Manohar Singh (Chief minister in movie Tiranga), I think his name was Bhanu-Pratap in the serial. I am not quite sure. There was dispute between these two families.The story was like this "Vimla Pandey winning the Parliament election. She defeats the politician, Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh who is a MP. She wants to settle old business with Bhanu  Pratap singh. She wants to grab all the privileges earlier enjoyed by the Thakur and reduce him to nothing."

Taak-jhaank was fultoo comedy serial. It was featured on a society (Chaal like 'Tarak Mehta ka...'). There were many families and every family had its own story. I remember one of its character, Ghosh babu (Raja of serial "Raja and Rancho", young Rajeshwar Singh of movie Saudagar). He was Bengali in  the serial.

The Real Ghost Busters
It was a animation series. There were four ghost busters (Egon, Ray,Winston and Peter) secretary Janine, accountant Louis, and their mascot Slimer, as they chase and capture rogue spirits around New York and various other areas of the world. They captured ghost through gun with rays and put them into box. After that in their house, they left that ghost in a separate chamber which was built for ghosts.


CATS was a Indian version of charlie's angels  When crime is detected, charlie appoints them to solve the case. Their name in serial - Kareena(Nafeesa Joseph), Amrita and Tanya (Malini Sharma). When one of cat, Amrita left the serial. The new cat was appointed. Her name was Aishwarya (Kuljeet Randhawa) in serial. Nafeesa Joseph & Kuljeet Randhawa both have committed suicide in real life.


The series starred Phil Daniels in the title role as a former borstal inmate sent on a rehabilitation programme, assisting an archaeology professor in his excavation of a system of caves and who subsequently is compelled to fight a plan to build a nuclear plant on the site. The cave system is connected to the legend of King Arthur.

Sunday Ke Sunday
Sunday Ke Sunday was a popular comedy serial of Sony. It was the story of a family who enjoyed every moment of life. The cast was Jayant Kriplani (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na-Aditi's Father), Sadiya Siddiqui (Sister of Shahrukh Khan in Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Priya of 'banegi apni baat'), Harpal Singh (Motu of Baazigar). Harpal singh(serial name Vicky-I think so) has a double role in serial and his girlfriend was also Harpal Singh (female version of Harpal singh). In one episode his family thinks Vicky has become girl to fool his parents. His parents create joke on her and his girlfriend gets angry. When Vicky clears their doubts and tries to convince his girlfriend.

Jeevan Mrityu
'Jeevan Mrityu' is a serial about a girl (Sanjana Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor's daughter) who has returned from foreign and searching for her mother (Pallavi joshi). Her mother is missing, most probably died. She has to find that her mother is dead or alive and if she is dead. Was it suicide or murder? Her family does not co-operate her and she suspects,may be they killed her. I am not able to remember complete story but I think the marriage was against her family  They filmed some episodes as horror serial. It was quite a suspense thriller serial. She finds clues one by one and at last uncovers the truth. I do not remember the all cast but may be Vikram Gokhle one of the family member.

Just Mohabbat
Just Mohabbat is a story of Jai. It was displayed in two parts. In first part- they showed childhood of Jai and in second part, Jai was young. childhood character of Jai was played by Harsh Lunia and young Jai was played by Vatsal Seth.
                    In starting episodes, Jai was in school. Complete story circles around Jai and his friends. Sanju is his closed friend and they study in same class. Sanju's parents' character was played by Manoj Pahwa (Ishwar) & Anita Kanwal (Sumitra). Jai was very notorious for unusual activities in school. In one episodes he uses rubber-band to tie his hair. In another episode, he dresses like girl. One day he watches Anand movie and tells everyone in school that he is suffering from cancer. Jai's parents kept fighting always and Jai and his sister was unable to co operate  with them. Desmond was their servant and he was very friendly.
           Young Jai was very dashing and handsome. He loves Saloni (Jennifer Kotwal), other school girl. Her father's character is played by Amar Talwar (Raj G J Singh of Serial Shanti). Jai sees her with a person on bike but he knows after some-days that  he is her brother (Anuj). Her brother starts liking his sister Priya. But Saloni has already a boyfriend , Kabir. That's why Jai could not tell her,his feelings. A new girl comes in his Life, Aditi (Chandana Sharma)when she hits Jai while driving her car. They meet and fall in love with each other. Now Saloni feels jealous and tries to manipulates Aditi's reputation. Jai finds this and discloses in front of every one. This is a shock for Saloni and she gets into depression. Aditi helps her to recover.

Battle of Bollywood
Battle of Bollywood had very funny episodes. They selected the dialogues from movies randomly and put them in strange order so it seems one person is talking to another. There were three screens and a host (Tanaz Karim). Every time three Bollywood personalities used to be selected and their dialogues were shown on the screen and it looked like they are fighting with each other. Just one person (host) and some movie dialogues made this serial hilarious.

10 Civil Lines
10 civil lines one of the oldest serial of Sony. I am not able to remember the story but I remember some scenes of serials. The story was same as movie Mr. India. There were some orphan children. They lived in a house 10 civil lines. a very rich man was there who loves a girl. The girl takes care of children and is in love with the rich man.

Rangeela Re
Rangeela Re was just like Serial "Rangoli". It showed the old color songs of 60's & 70's. I remember some songs which are played in this serial.
The three songs of movie Prem Pujari:"Shokhiyo me ghola jaaye phoolon ka shabaab", "phoolon ke rang se" & "rangeela re". The other songs "dil aaj shayar hai", "Choodi Nahi ye mera dil hai", "ruk jaana o jaana humse do baate", "Pal bhar ke liye koi", "ye dil na hota bechara", "do lafzon ki hai", "mohabbat bade kaam ki chiz hai", "Keh dun tumhe" etc. I think they had all the movies of which they played the songs. They showed three movies in a day. That time Max was not launched. The morning show was cine morning, afternoon show was cine matinee & 8 pm show was cine prime. We could see prime movies on Saturday & Sunday.

Khoya Khoya Chaand
Khoya khoya chand was another Serial like "Rangoli". It showed the old black & white songs of 50's. I remember some songs which are played in the serial
"Mohabbat kar lo jee bhar lo", "Tadbeer se bigdi hui", "khoya khoya chand", "tere ghar ke saamne", "chaudvi ka chaand" etc

Take five
Take five serial was hosted on Wednesday or Thursday at 8 pm. The host was Sam Punchmukhi. Host used to go on various places of India and show importance of that place. The main theme was based on fashion & food. I remember he went Delhi's Parathe wali gali and showed all types of Parathe. How they cook, how people eat. He went small streets of big & small cities and hosted some finest episodes. How girls bargain for good fashion clothes and sandals. He used to show every thing. I remember the serial's logo. The five fingers open and close, and it makes a punch & the serial's name was written on the punch.

Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal
It was a cookery show. The main cook was Tarla Dalal and she was assisted with model & singer Sudhanshu Pandey. Sudhanshu was very tall & dalal's height was not much but the pair was awesome. Dalal cooked very fast and made some delicious dishes. Sudhanshu tried  them and the response was praising and praising and praising.

The Good Home Show
"The Good home show" showed how to make your house beautiful. They gave a tips about curtains, bedsheets, wall-colors and every thing what makes house pretty. I remember the show in which they gave a tip about sofa's pillow cover and size & shape of pillow. They told about how to grow a wonderful Bonsai and how to place in gallery. They gave a tip about Gallery, bathroom, wash-basin, bedroom, Dining table. They forced on saving space. In one episode they showed to use mirrors in small house so it will look big.

Bindas Bol
Bindas Bol was a Group Discussion show. There were two groups who discussed on controversial topics. It used to air in the evening around 05:30 on Saturday.

Humse Badhkar Gong
Humse badhkar gong was a platform for common man to show his/her skills. There were three judges who gave points to contestant. Any judge can hit the gong if he/she doesn't like the performance. I remember one contestent who had a good memory.If you just tell him any date like 15 aug 1947, 20 aug 1920, 17 dec 1854 etc and he can tell you the day in a second but the judge hit the gong. The judge said, it is not the skill, it is a trick. In another episode, a man was a good mimic, he could perform any actor's mimicry but he lost in the semifinals because judge was bored with the same performance. Some magicians, dancers, classical singers every type of contestants were there.

The Poppadum Show
The poppadum show was hosted by Aparna (Family no. 1's Rashmi). It was a show of Indi-pop songs. They showed only pop songs like, Boom-boom of Nazia hasan remix by biddu, Dumtara of Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Pari hun main, kesariya hai roop mharo, Mehandi ki raat aayi, Hai Dhuan hai Dhuan of vikas Bhalla, Dooba dooba rehta hun, Oonchi-neechi hai dagariya of anaida, aur aahista kijiye baate of pankaj udhas etc. I can tell you more than 200 old indi-pop songs of shaan, sonu nigam, sunitha rao, shweta shetty, daler mehandi, Mika, Sukhbir etc.

Double Or Quit
Doule or Quit was a game show. I do not remember the host but he had pony tail. There is a chance to win double money what you have got. The name tells every thing about show.

Star Yaar Kalakaar
Star yaar kalakar was a famous show hosted by Farida Jalaal. Two famous personalities come in the show and two groups were made. Every celebrity chose two people from the crowd and they played against each other. The quiz was like Antakshari. I remember some celebrities Vinod Kambli & Sanjay Manjrekar (In first Episode), Jackie Shroff, sonu walia, and many popular tv show actors. Most of them worked in TV serials of Sony itself.

Hum sab ek hain
Hum sab Ek Hain one of the finest comedy serial of sony entertainment television. It was aired on every wednesday at 08:30 pm. This show gave the Mantra of  "Anekta mein Ekta". It was a story of a family in which three brothers, their wives, their sister & their parents were there. Their mother were from south india. Elder brother Mohan's(Rakesh Bedi) wife (Dolly Bindra) was punjabi. Middle brother Sohan's (Dilip joshi) wife was bengali and younger brother Rohan's wife was Gujrati. Rohan's father in law(Dinyar Contractor) was very rich and always repeated the same line " Mere pass bahot Paisa hai". He was friend of Rohan's father Brigadier Khachru (Jatin Kanakia) and they both did not like each other very much. Jatin Kanakia's career was cut short in 1999 when he died from pancreatic cancer, after a brief period of hospitalization. After that, Sudhir Pandey(Golcha of YSNHS) was roped into serial as  Brigadier Khachru.

Sannata was a horror serial of sony. The best part of the serial was that the story is complated in single episode. I remembered 2-3 episodes of the serial.
Murthy- A girl found a small sculpture on the beach when she was jogging. She brought it at her home but the problem started since. Whatever is done with sculpture, same thing is happened with girl. Once her maid leaves the statue in wash basin and water covers the statue, same time the girl is almost drowned in her swimming pool. At last the statue is broken but it is not revealed what happened with the girl.
In another episode, a christian man invents a drug that if he takes it, he is  physically died but after sometimes he can wake up again. His heartbeat and pulse is stopped & No doctor can prove that he is alive so he takes a big insurance policy and uses the drug. The plan was that when his wife will get the money, she will dig his grave and they will leave the city but at last when she goes to dig his grave, she found some people stole his body and sold it to hospital. The autopsy has been done and he died really.

Surf Wheel of Fortune
It was a game show hosted by Mohan Kapoor ( The Saanp-Seedi fame). There is a hidden song name, movie name, serial name or a phrase on the board. Contestant has to turn the wheel and when wheel stops on a number, contestant guesses a hindi letter. All letters are shown which is appeared in that riddle and the wheel's number is multiplied by the number of appeared letters and contestant  gets that much money. If contestant guesses the riddle early, he gets bonus rupees.

Jaane Kahan mera Jigar Gaya jee
'Jaane Kahan mera Jigar Gaya jee' is one of the oldest serial of sony. I am not able to remember the story but I remember some scenes of the serial. There was a sad girl Taruna in the serial who keeps crying always. I think her mother Anadita was a bollywood actress or something. Anadita had a affair with her co star and taruna did not like this. Taruna finds another friend Sheena. Anadita fires their caretaker then sheena keeps her. The whole story arounds the bollywood parties and the girl's feelings.Prashant Narayan ( Murder-2 Villain), Shveta Salve, Bhavna Balsavar ( Shekhar suman's wife in Dekh bhai dekh) & rituraj was in this serial.

Thoda hai Thode Ki zaroorat hai
It was a famous drama on sony. The cast was Sachin Khedekar, Alok nath, Prajakta Deshmukh & Rita Bhaduri. 'Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai' is a sensitive story that talks about the people who survive the death of a loved one. Alok nath's young son sachin khedekar is died. Now what will happen with the family. who will earn? what happened with his wife? Should she remarry or find a job? It was one of the serious serial of Sony. The serial was stretched too long and at last Sachin Khedekar returns and they lived happily ever after.

Tujhpe Dil Qurbaan
The serial was based on Army life. The cast was Arun Gohil, Parmeet Sethi and Rohit Roy. It is the story of Mr. Vikram Ali, an intelligent officer on training. The story narrates about training in the army and life on the boundary.

Harmony was the musical show. A famous singer comes here and sings his/her songs in studio. The musical instruments are played by the serial team. I remember Kavita Krishnamurthy, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Poornima, Suresh Wadkar etc. Kumar Sanu always sings one song "Jab koi baat bigad jaaye" and Suresh Wadkar's favorite songs are "Tumse milke aisa laga" & "Ae zindagi gale laga le".

Archana Talkie
Archana talkie was Bollywood masala serial. Archana pooran singh was the host and she shares some gossips about bollywood parties just like we see on zoom nowadays. H's and L's was common word used by Archana in the serial. If any actress wears a fine dress in a party, she says very H's, if some actor wears black kurta on pink jeans or some uncommon she says very L's.

Thodi si bewafai
Thodi Si Bewafai is the story of a happily married couple: Neha and Kailash. Neha is accepted by Kailash’s parents and they all live together. All is well till comes a day when Kailash’s parents discover that the couple cannot have a child and there is never going to be a grandchild that the family legacy can be passed on to. This thing can break a happy family and it is not girl's fault so next story is like movie Chori-chori Chupke Chupke but it is opposite of CCCC. Here the girl can have a child if her husband will have to sacrifice.

Saaya is the story of a orthodox family. The cast was Achint Kaur, Harsh Chhaya, Mansi Joshi, R. Madhavan, Savita Prabhune & Rajendra Gupta. Jagat Narayan(Rajendra Gupta) is very orthodox man. Even he does not agree easily to send his daughter Sudha (Mansi Joshi) to college.Sudha is a quiet, fragile and an incredibly shy girl with simplicity and beauty.
                                                            Sudha's friend Kamiya on the other hand bursts with a vibrant zest for life. They are always there for each other and support each other through rough times. Sudha falls in love with his classmate(R. Madhvan) but she has not enough daring to tell this to her father. her father finds another boy for her who pretends to be gentleman infront of her father but in reality he was really cunning. Now kamya tries to help in her love life.

Zamana Badal gaya
Zamana badal gaya was a comedy serial which was started on DD-Metro first but I saw this first on Sony. The cast was Tiku Talsania, Aruna Irani, Urvashi Dholakia. The story was about parents Tiku Talsania & Aruna Irani, their three children and grand mother. I remember many episodes. In one episode Tiku's elder sister comes to see their family. She behaves like Tiku is still a child. Tiku doesn't like this and he talks very rudely. In the end, she leaves a Rakhi for him but Tiku is not able to tie alone. When he feels very bad and serial ends.
                                                                       In another episode Urvashi wants to participates in a beauty contest, she prepares very hard for it but same day her grandmother becomes ill and she admits her in hospital and leaves the contest.
In another episode Urvashi's elder brother wants a new pair of branded shoes but when he gets, he does not wear them because they will be dirty. He takes too much care of them. His Grand mother wears shoes without telling him and makes them dirty. Now at last, finally he wears shoes for a family photograph.

Movers & Shakers
Movers and shakers is hosted by Shekhar Suman. I saw 'Surinder - the tabla player' here first. In first 15 minutes Shekhar shares some jokes with us. They were based on current affairs. In last 15 minutes, a guest is invited and Shekhar takes his/her interview. He asks some awkward and controversial questions too. I remember whoever comes in the episode, Shekhar talks too much and dominates his guest completely but when Javed Jaffery came, Shekhar was totally quiet and Javed was talking too much. He was hitting six on every ball of Shekhar.

When CID was started, It was really good serial. They had some really good crime cases but now days everyone laughs on it. Every one shares jokes on Daya & ACP.

Baat Ek Raaz Ki
It was really good suspense thriller serial but it had few episodes only. I am not able to remember the story but there was a murder in the serial and I remember only two characters of the serial. One who is kidnapped in first scene of Munna Bhai MBBS (The bald actor) and second who played Ramesh Mahadevan in serial Shanti.

Kanyadaan is a sensitive Family drama. The story was about a woman (Kirron Kher) who is married. She has three children, two daughters and one son Dhruv (TV actor Hussain). The mother is leading a happy comfortable life with elder daughter Kavita who is of marriageable age. The daughter’s first relationship is unsuccessful and she finally finds a man (Sudhanshu pandey) she wants to spend her life with and is about to get engaged.
                                       Then their life is changed when Kirron Kher's illegitimate daughter Sakshi walks into their lives. Kirron Kher tells her family that she is a relative but tells the truth to her husband. Her husband stops talking to her since then. Kirron loves her daughter so much because her childhood was without her mom. Her elder daughter Kavita and son Dhruva were so good with Sakshi but younger daugher does not like her. She thinks why mom loves her so much?

Choodiyan is a story about Rushali, a twenty three year old girl (Shraddha Nigam) who was very young when her mother passed away. Due to the trauma, Rushali’s brain stopped growing with age and she still has the mental age of a eight year old. On the fateful day of the accident, Rushali hid her mother’s bangles and she still believes that if she collects enough bangles, her mother will come back to her.
       Her sister was Meghna (Juhi Parmar) who takes care of Rushali. Rushali is everything for Meghna and she can not see a single tear in Rushali's eyes. Then a man (Akshay Anand) comes in their life. He falls in love with Meghna but Meghna can not merry him because of Rushali.

Shaheen is a story of a young Muslim woman Shaheen (Juhi Parmar) who lives in an orthodox Muslim family. Though she is keen on studying further, as per her father’s wishes, Shaheen is married off to a Lucknow Nawab Junaid who is much older than she is.The age difference does not bother Shaheen. But on reaching Lucknow she discovers that Junaid has a son from his deceased wife Nadira.She feels betrayed by her father who was aware about Junaid’s past and chose not to tell her. To make matters worse, Junaid is still in love with Nadira.
As Shaheen struggles to make her marriage work, she decides to pursue her studies. She starts attending college and falls in love with Rafe, a poet.
Shaheen now has to make the ultimate choice – the unenviable decision of choosing between Rafe, the man she loves and her husband who now has fallen in love with Shaheen.

Heena is a story about the trial and tribulations in the life of a woman Heena (Simon Singh). Heena is adored by her parents and is loved and respected by all. Except by the person she loves the most – her husband Sameer.  Her marriage is doomed from the wedding night itself when Sameer proclaims his undying love for another woman, Ruby. Their unhappy marriage ends in a divorce. Later Heena marries Sameer's friend Akram in search for happiness. But Ruby strikes again and enters Heena's life as Akram's second wife. Heena finally manages to be free of Akram and gathers courage to rebuild her life and establish her own identity.
                                              Heena looks forward to her new life as a mother and dreams of a beautiful healthy child. But Heena's trials are not yet over. Heena gives birth to two kids. However one baby gets kidnapped, Heena is in a critical state. In order to save her further trauma, her father tells her that one of her baby is dead. Heena accepts this as her fate and decides to live for the other baby. However she discovers that her first baby is alive. The hunt for the missing baby begins.

Challenge is a youth drama, a love story of young couple. Tarun (Nakul Vaid ) and Sonali (Smita bansal) loves each other but Sonali's family does not like Tarun. Her father selects a businessman's son (Rahul) for her. He likes Sonali but does not bear her relationship with Tarun. Tarun's father is a painter. He likes Sonali and wants that Tarun & Sonali should marry early but two middle aged persons enter in their lives. Actor Girija shankar likes Sonali and another middle aged woman starts loving Tarun. Now their relation becomes complicated and they start fighting on small talks.

Ek Mahal ho sapno ka
'Ek mahal ho sapno ka' was a daily soap that used to come on Monday to Friday in the afternoon and 08:30 am in the morning. The story revolves around the life of a business tycoon, Purshottam Nanavati, who leads his joint family of four married sons Sanat, Shekhar, Sameer & Abhay.

Boogie Woogie
Boogie-Woogie was a dance show. When it was started, the host was 'Naved Jaffery' and there were two judges 'Javed Jaffery' and 'Ravi Behal'. They had a unique style to say Boogie-Woogie. It had some really good dance episodes with some really cool dancers.  I remember a dance performed on the song "If it hadn't been for Cotton-Eye Joe". It had some cool moves. Other common songs were 'Backstreetboy's Every body', "What is love", "where do you go" and some jackson's dances like dangerous & smooth criminal. They had very long list of prizes for winner. There were lots of gift hampers from Jeans like Wrangler-the western origin, Lee, Newport, Killer, Denim, Ruf & Tuf etc

Kabhi yeh Kabhi woh
'Kabhi yeh Kabhi woh' was a comedy serial which was started on DD-Metro first but I saw this first on Sony.The plot of the serial was like 'Ye jo hai zindagi'. Unemployed Vasu (Dilip Joshi) lives with his sister (Smita Jaykar) and brother in law (Vivek Vaswani). Now Many humorous situations are created because of Vasu. The other star cast was Tiku Talsania, Anju Mahendru, Tinu Anand, Jatin kanakia and many more.

Details... Coming Soon...

My All Time Favorites:-

  • The Three Stooges
  • Dennis The Menace
  • I Dream Of Jeannie
  • Silver Spoon
  • Who's The Boss
  • Different Strokes
  • Bewitched


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  1. all serials are very entertain, I want to watch it in hindi again, plz tell me where i can find these,

    1. hum sab ek hain could be founded on Youtube.

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    1. Serial name is "Fortune Hunter"

    2. I suppose your talking about "Fortune Hunter"

  3. i used to love these serials.. Where can I see those now?

  4. Hey Pavi...I am totally thrilled.
    I am a great fan of all these serials.
    I wanted to create something like this and you have exactly done it.
    Grat man...!!!

    Totally nostalgic..I used to watch these shows without missing them ecven for a day.

  5. I am searching for the title song of O Maria.
    Also if you remember sony when it started initially was transmitting only from 8:00 AM in the morning to 12:00 AM in the night. In between they were playing a few songs(mostly title songs of the serials, including O Maria).
    I remeber one of them "Mohobbat kisise kisi".
    Please let me know if you can get that.
    Also Taak Jhaank.
    I am looking fopr all these serials.
    Lets see if we can get it from somewhere else.

    1. i am also looking for those songs that transmitted during 12 am to 8 am.. please can anybody arrange those songs for us please???

    2. hi Randhir if u find that songs pls let me know iam very desperate for that songs

    3. hi suhas iam also looking for the same songs if u hv it pls share it

    4. Me too looking for title song of the O Maria

      Is jeevan ke Unche Ambar ke Tale, Armano ke Pankh Laga ke Mein Kabhi, Mein Ud Jana Chaahu, Mein Kho Jana Chahu pyar Bhare sapano me.

      Jaane Anjane Diwanee Ho Jaati hu, Mein Saat Suro ke Jaalo mein Kho Jaati Hun, Tanhai Jab Chede, Jaage Man me Mere Ek Sargam

    5. Hi Randhir, if u find those songs please let me know, i am very close to those songs.Some life time memories are attached with those songs.

  6. how to download challenge serial songs

  7. Thanks for this great list! I couldn't remember some of the titles. I used to love watching Zamana Badal Gaya Hai (I believe this is out on DVD now), Family #1, and Sunday ke Sunday (this one had Jayant Kriplani in it), Dekh Bhai Dekh and Just Mohabbat.

    The english shows were pretty awesome too.

  8. Thanks for this nostalgic list...! Real great job PAVI.. Keep it up, if you do also remember another serial of a "Small BABY" which dealt about the baby's thoughts and its reactions to the elders behaviour... It was probably Masoom or something like that.. do you remember the name of the serial, please let me know.. I am lost in search of the name of that show... Please email me on

  9. hey does anyone have sunday ke sunday videos??
    also...What is the name of the actor who played the grandpa in sunday ke sunday??..i think he's a marathi actor...i don't know his name...

  10. I request to Sony Channel, if possible then please broadcast these all serials like,
    The Three Stooges
    Dennis The Menace
    I Dream Of Jeannie

    and ya if possible then tell me how i can title song/music of O'Maria and Siddhi !

  11. can any one send me anything related to Sunday Ke Sunday , please ...!!>

  12. kya hum ye serials phr se dekh paynge ??

  13. there was a very good drama.. i cant remember the name.. but "jassy jaisa koi nehi" was also going on that time.. will you pls remind me about the other drama.. it was very popular

  14. What a great post, I could seriously cry.

    Oh what I would give to watch "Different Strokes" "Who's The Boss" and "Silver Spoons" again dubbed in Hindi language!!!

    We should all send a request or some shit to Sony Channel to bring back some of these sitcoms. Dat would be real dope!!!

  15. hey there was one serial about 5 best friends,,having kabir sadanand in it...?please tell me the name of that serial..

    1. Was there Chandana Sharma ( Aditi of Just Mohabbat) in it? Her name was Pari in this serial. Was it college life story just like Hip-Hip Hurray?

  16. I guess you people forgot about Fortune Hunter. It was an action-thriller serial dubbed in hindi

  17. love this days and happy to see you all having interested in,I couldn't forget this days,were awesome and cant express this feeling in words,but no value of this feelings,because this days will not be back,,anymore.will miss through out of life.

  18. Amazing recollection friend....... It rejuvenates the old memories when we were in school. I used to watch many serials among the ones mentioned above. Mostly the comedy serials. But really, it was a great time of my life watching these serials. No doubt there is no match to these. Today's serials cannot level these serials. I wish I get to watch them once again. Hope SONY television considers this request of us fans... :)

  19. There was another game show airing on sony at that time in which contestants performed some tasks in teams... Does anyone remember the name?? plzz tell

  20. Hey ya.. was just having a conversation about the TV serial at work about Hasratein on Zee TV and ended up naming so many serials. Went online and saw this link. Refreshed a lot of memories. I want to know the name of Ranuka Shahane's serial where her brother is played by Raju Kher and he gets her married to a guy as he was against her having an affair with a poor guy. The serials major plot was the disturbances in the married life of Renuka Shahane and her BF start meeting up after years of happily married with differnent individuals. All the 4 lives are stuck then. Also there was another serial where Ketaki Dave is shown working for some magazine as a sex columnist and her daughter gets preganant with her Mama that is Ketaki dave's own married brother. Man.. amzing unimaginable plots.

    1. The name of serial was Sailaab (1995)- A serial of Zee tv in which Renuka's love interest was Sachin Khedekar. He was not well established. Raju Kher blackmails her emotionally and they both marry to other persons. After some years they meet coincidentally and their love was as strong as before. They start seeing each other once again. I am not able to remember the husband and wife of Renuka and Sachin respectively but the story was made so beautifully.

    2. Yes... Manisha Ji...I rember that T V Serial, where Ketaki Dave was having two daughters and the elder one was in love with her Mama Bakul Thakkar. I am not able to get more data of that Show from Google or anywhere. Do you remember the title of that TV shaow ? Who played two daughters of Ketaki ? Both were nice. The acting of the girl who was made behind Bakul was really lovely. The wife of Bakul was also another charming girl. Who was that actress ? Please share the details of that show if anybody know.

  21. All time favorites..
    miss those days so much...

  22. I am really happy that u callback my sweetest childhood memories
    great work
    hatts off to you
    but i think there was also a serial named khwahish which focussed on the story of an aspiring model

  23. in my childhood I used to watch some animation series..."Rayhan" is one of them. do you know about that?

    1. Yes the story was he intend to find the corner of earth and he proceeds in the direction where his dagger pointed when it stop spinning when he rotates it on flat earth horizontally. Each episode showed his encounters at with different tribal people in the jungle. I thing later he finds a female companion and also has child with her.

  24. This is really good one. I am currently downloading all off these from Youtube .....
    Dekh Bhai Dekh
    Dil Vil Pyar Vyar
    Family No. 1
    Ye Shaadi nahi ho sakti

  25. Please provide if anybody have title song of o maria... Please....

  26. What abt 'Apne Jaise Types'?...I never watched that serial but I still rem that during those days, in the evening, they used to telecast the songs of this serial. Only one song is there in my mind. The wording are as follows: - Bol, bol, bol...uparwale bol...seedha rasta hai ya duniya kyon hai gol....

  27. What happens in the end of serial -Just Mohabbat?

  28. where is KAASH drama in which kumar sanu sung a beautiful song Tum dil churate ho ye to galat baat hay ... searching for this song for decades any one has any idea that can help

  29. there was another dubbed serial with three little girls in it and three guys were taking care of them. Not able to recall the name. Can anyone help me please?

    1. But i think Full House was came on Stars.

  30. Aahat sound/music was really awesome .......

  31. Hey guys,
    Can any one tell me the cartoon name which was coming after just mohabbat at around 6:30 pm in the year 2003-04.
    The story was basically related to a school where a boy use to have fun, in playbground etc. i even dont remember his name.
    Would be great help if someone can provide me the details.
    Thanks again.

  32. Gud job Pavi!! Thnx a lot for recollecting childhood memories... even i used to watch most of the serials which u hv mentioned here.... bt my all time fav. were Family No.1, I dream of Jeannie, Different Strokes, Bewitched, Who's the Boss!!! I wish i cud get a chance to watch all these serials again!!!

  33. OMG!!!!....You have written a precious blog post.

    I was searching for sony old dramas for many days.I used to watch all these [comedy] serials in my vacations and I was so addicted to them that many times I didn't care about breakfast and just switch to Sony TV early morning to watch all serials [comedy].

    By the way I am from Pakistan. Can anyone tell me a way to order/purchase DVDs of most of these comedy serials ? If anyone knows any way please email me at

  34. Anyone find the title song for O Maria? I have been looking for it for years but can't find it any where! I remember some words that I used to listen to as a kid:"...armano ke pankh laga kar the kahin, main ud jana chahoon, main kho jana chahoon, pyar bhare ambar pe..."

    Oh Please if anyone has an old cassette lying around of the taping or something and post to me or on youtube, I would be forever grateful!

  35. sony tv par dikhaye gaye serial "KAASH"ke gaane aur episodes jaroor youtube par daliye.thank you

  36. Hi, there were two other good zeetv serials named justajoo and hasratein. can you please tell me where can I watch them. I couldn't find justajoo and there is only 90 episodes of hasratein available on you tube.

  37. in this list Jai veer Hanuman aired in feb 1996 Star Cast vindoo singh Hanuman And arun govil as Ram is not persent why you forget that serial

  38. have anyone seen the cartoon RAYHAAN.....i cdnt find it anywhere :( was my most fav cartoon.....a boy who lived in the jungles. and used to find his way by a knife

  39. Hey you missed good morning disney and disney hour

  40. Yaar kisi ko sony k un 3 songs ka pata hai k kahan milein ge?

    Is jeevan ke onchy ambar py kabhi....

    Mohabbat kisi se kisi ko jalana...

    Yeh raat yeh chaand taare hain mehmaan hamare....

    Mai ne rocording ki thi VCR py magar cleare nahin hai sound... So please help...

    1. I have been searching for this song too "Yeh Raat yeh chand taare..." and all I found was your post! Are we the only 2 people looking for this song in this world?? :)

    2. I am also searching for same song...Words are...Ye raat ye chand sitare...hai mehman hamare...yaha aur koi nahi hai...nahi hai...darona mujhse milke sharmaona mujhse milke ...iss toofan kona thambo apne sapno ko mano...

    3. You forgot a line prashant...Nahi hai..nahi hai... Mujh se keh dil mein hai tumhare...yahan... aur koi nahi hai....nahi hai... Darona is dil se... sharmao na mujh se mil toofan ko na thamo, apne sapno mein maano.. BTW, I m the 3rd one who is searching this song for long

  41. Pavi aap he bta do un 3 songs ka, aapko to kafi jaankari bhi hai

  42. Very good compilation and kudos to your memory. I believe you are encyclopedia of TV and Bollywood

  43. Good work man. I was looking for these program name and find it here.Thanks for good stuff.

  44. Can u tell me the name of the serial some society it was batliwala society or else i dont remember.Does any 1 know pls tell me.

  45. is itBatliwala House No. 43?

  46. I reqvest to sony enterterment tellivion plees start the all or some serial is posibel thes serial name
    2.i dream of jini
    ya phir ek chenel lauch kare ki ye sare serial uspe aasake i'm sour ki chenel ko sab like karege plz

  47. i would like to see all old serials once again on a new channel probably called as "old is gold". those who wish the same pls request the authorities to do so.

  48. Hello Every one,
    can any one give me the info about the serial Kaash, it has wornderfull songs like
    Tum dil churate ho ye galat baat hai kumar sanu.
    Kaash ( tv serial ) - Kitna Tanha The Hum Tere Bina
    kumar sanu , kavita krishnamurthy
    if any one have the song please let me known thanks

  49. i want sony tv old serial Jai Veer Hanumaan Title song please give me the link

  50. waiting from so many years for I Dream of Jeannie

  51. I wanted the soundtrack which was played at the end of Bhanwar serial....nyone ??


  53. You can watch most of these shows on

  54. Please could you please post the title song of O'Maria sung by Kavita Krishnamoorty. I have been searching it all over the internet and cannot find it.

  55. i dream of jeannie and bewitched in hindi
    i used to love the
    is it really possible to see them again????

  56. I want songs of O Maria and Pehchan. Anybody can provide?

  57. hi admin, thanks for such a lovely post, am too huge fan like you, of old sony serials, could you please tell me from where i can download or buy bhanwar serial from sony tv

  58. which was the real story religious(God) show hosted by sonu nigam ?

  59. Hi, Thanks for sharing lovely information. I really enjoy it. I really like all the sony tv serials. Sony entertainment television is my favourite tv channel...So, if you want to watch latest show then just click here:

  60. Please share songs from serial Kaash.

  61. Hi I am looking for all the songs from the serial Kaash.
    Does anybody have them?
    Pls mail me on
    Thanks in advance

  62. Can anyone tell me the name of the program back in 1998 which was being broadcasted just before Aahat's season was broadcasted just after Raven and just before Aahat..its name was something like hospital or like thriller hospital..if anyone know its name then please let me know..
    thank you

  63. I am searching for hindi dubbed hollywood serial broadcasted on the same channel in India which also broadcasted Small Wonder...that serial contains that serial mountain talks and gives result.....please anyone tell me the name of that serial?

  64. Anyone remember the name of the TV serial where a girl named Anuradha wants to become a model but her mother is against the profession, but she starts to model secretly? I don't remember which channel it aired on

  65. Even my childhood is attached with these serial. I remember when in evening I come frm school I watch these serial on tv with my homework. & I think around 10Am I used to watch taank jhhank it was one of my favourite serial. And the three stooges telecast in morning 8:30 nd evening 5pm.. but bro u miss Disney time alladin gummy bear. Those days ws really very beautiful that never come back

  66. hi plz upload the episodes of tere ghar ke samne.
    thnk u

  67. Can anybody tell where i can find serial siddhi

  68. thank you so much.. yaade taja ho gai... kash fir se dekhne mil jaye kuch shows

  69. anyone remember sony channel ke english show ke beech 2,3 mins ke animated cartoons aate the,little weired types,yaad hai kisiko...

  70. Thank you guys thank u so muchhhh