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When TV shows went off track

A lot has changed in the world of Hindi television series since the mid-1980s when the first lot including ‘Hum Log’, ‘Buniyad’ etc. began to air on Doordarshan, the state-run broadcasting channel. Television serials were an instant hit in India with people thronging their tv sets across the country to follow the lives, trials and tribulations of their favourite tv show characters. Eventually there were light hearted shows as well along with some comedies, suspense thrillers, horror shows and many other genres.

With time the plotlines, content, subject matter, themes and aesthetics, in other words everything associated with television series has changed including the title track. For tv serial watchers of today, the concept of title track may be alien. Hindi tv shows on most major channels nowadays start one after another with a slender break separating them with a statutory warning in between and nothing more. As one show ends another begins with so little space in between that for…

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