There is famous saying of Charles Dickens- “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” Getting engrossed in a comedy show is the best way to forget about tomorrow’s worries. It may sound unreal, but when you watch a comedy show that evokes hearty. Shows that can make you laugh have proven to ease and soothe stress.
Let’s look into some legendary Indian comedy shows which give us a lot and lot laugh…..
1.Yeh Zo Hai Zindagi
One of the biggest hit shows to be shown on Indian television during the early 1980′s.It was the first comedy show on Doodarshan.The story revolves around funny happenings in the life of Ranjit Verma and his wife Renu Varma and Renu’s younger brother Raja.But the trademark of the show were the different characters played by Satish Shah in each episode.
2. Zabaan Sambhal Ke
Zabaan Sambhal Ke is one of the super-hit comedy show on DD metro that was the Indian version of the British sitcom “Mind Your Language”.The show is based on the high unemployment rates in the 1990′s where Mohan Bharti played by Pankaj Kapoor an engineer is forced to teach Hindi in the National Institute Of Language.He hates his job but has no choice.
An immensely popular Indian television comedy show that was written and directed by Jaspal Bhatti , who also played himself as the main character with his wife Savita Bhatti. The show basically revolves around the sociocultural problems faced by the common man in India at that time.
- Dekh Bhai Dekh
The show is an amazing comedy serial. It was first aired on Doordarshan and later on SonyTV.
We have seen the runs and re runs, but still it makes us laugh. The show is about a joint family and all the characters are so real and unique. The jokes were always about the situations and the people’s reactions to crises made us roll with laughter.
It was a new age, a completely fresh approach to making a light,crisp comedy. It was delighted to watch a saas who has other things to do rather than devise the next devious plan to murder her bahus. The bahus sharing a nice rapport with each other and wearing normal salwars rather than look like Christmas trees.
Shrimaan Shrimati was another popular comedy series that first aired on Doordarshan in 1995. It became quite popular due to the good storylines and excellent comic performances by Jatin Kanakia, Rakesh Bedi, Reema Lagoo and Archana Puran Singh. The characters in the serials are well identified with situations. The series is based on the premise of “love thy neighbour’s wife”. The story revolves around two couples. The episodes are centred on their attempts to get closer to each other’s wives and the comical situation that result.
6.Tu Tu Main Main
Tu Tu Main Main is a tickling comedy show. The show first aired on Doordarshan and later on StarPlus (after 1996) directed by Sachin Pilgaonkar. “u Tu Main Main” shows the relationship between Indian Sasu Ma with her Bahu. Both want to prove their supremacy. The show has the power to make the audience laugh their heart out.
Hum Paanch was an Indian comedy serial that started in 1995.This story was about Anand Mathur middle-class worker who always find himself in trouble because of his five daughters Meenakshi, Radhika, Sweety, Kajol and Chhoti.
Office Office went on-air on 2001 on Sab TV. The series was a satirical comedy based on the corruption and mishaps that take place in a government office.The main character played by Pankaj Kapoor of Musantilal was at the receiving end every time he had some work at various government offices.
The story revolved around the Gujrati family called Parekh, who lived in a joint family and the comedy came from the part of the problems and their solutions that the Parekh family faced.
10. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai
The show revolved around the happenings of the Sarabhai family. With amazing performances by Satish Shah and all other characters the show was a must watch.
The trademark of the show was the character of Maya – the Mother-in-law played by Ratna Pathak was often seen pulling gags on Monisha (Daughter-in-law) played by Rupali Ganguly.