For the past few years, digital media is ruling the entertainment industry is well-established news. Right from web series to different genre shows are providing entertainment to the audience. Cashing in on the craze, several streaming platforms are coming up with intriguing content to impress the netizens and digital audience. Now, we bring you the list of the Top 20 Best South Indian TV series of All Time.
When Cabel was not there, it was Doordarshan that people tuned into for entertainment. DD have some phenomenal material back then! Bringing R.K. Narayan’s fictional world to life, Malgudi Days was one of the best Indian television shows of India.
Reportedly, Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai aired between 2004 and 2006 and for many of us who grew up in the 2000s, it was one of the funniest things on television. Ratna Pathak Shah’s endless rants about her on-screen daughter-in-law’s lack of sophistication form the key aspect of the show.
The television mythological tale Ramayana revolves around the story of Prince Rama who must fight the Asura king Ravana who has abducted his wife, Sita. Though many versions of Ramayana came to date, nothing Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana aired between 1987 and 1988 can be termed as easily one of the best Indian television shows of all time.
To date, several versions of Mahabharata aired on the Indian TV screens but out of all of them, perhaps it is BR Chopra’s Mahabharata from the 80s that is the most unforgettable and iconic of all.
In the 90s when Amitabh Bachchan’s popularity was at an all-time low, the legendary actor decided to debut on the small screen with Kaun Banega Crorepati. The show is still continuing successfully with Amitabh as the host.
CID is one of the longest-running shows on Indian television with over 1500 episodes. The show is so popular that even its reference is being used in feature films.
Office Office is one of the highly popular shows telecasted on the Indian small screen. The show revolves around the corruption activities in government officers.
The first Indian superhero all the way back in the 90s was Shaktimaan. The show was a huge success amongst kids.
Thi is an important show not because it is particularly riveting, but because of the impact, it had on the small screen industry as it brought revolutionary changes.
Based on Simon Cowell’s American Idol, Indian Idol came through with its first season in 2004. This singing show is a huge hit among the small screen audience.
The show focuses on the life of a middle-class Indian family and its struggles. The show is loved by the small-screen audience.
Shri Krishna, this Ramanand Sagar production venture revolves around the life story and greatness of Shri Krishna and was a huge hit on the small screen.
Chandrakanta, the princess of Vijaygarh, is in love with the prince of Naugarh. This poetic love drama was one of the best shows on the Indian screen.
Taarak Meha Ka Ooltah Chashmah had 3000 episodes spread over 13 years and is one of the longest-running shows in the history of Indian television.
Kapil Sharma after winning The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2007 and several seasons on Sony’s Comedy Circus, took up Comedy Nights With Kapil Sharma talk show which is getting good applause from the small screen audience.
Bigg Boss reality show is the Indian version of American show Big Brother and begin in 2006. The show is still running successfully on the television.
Another iconic show to come from Hatsoff Productions, Khichdi chronicled the tale of a middle-class Indian family who always seemed to be bickering and dreamt of living apart from one another. Khichdi got a good response from the small screen audience.
Chanakya is based on the life of the 4th century BCE Indian economist and strategist Chanakya, the show follows the story of his life.
Not to forget, hosted by Renuka Sahane and Siddharth Kak, Surabhi was a talk show that ran from 1990 to 2001 initially on Doordarshan and then shifted to Star Plus.
Alif Laila is based on the Arabian Nights, Shahrzaad must narrate King Shahryaar a story every night so he doesn’t kill her in the morning. This suspenseful show got a good response from the small screen viewers.