History of Hindi TV Serials
'Hum Log' was the oldest Indian television serial which was first broadcast in the year 1984 and consisted of 154 episodes and was known to be the longest running serial, if compared to the other serials. At the conclusion of each episode, the talented Indian actor Ashok Kumar would communicate the ongoing plot of the serial to the audience of the serial, while ever episode's duration was 25 minutes long. During 2000, the tapes of the serial were purchased from Doordarshan by Sony TV, and it was telecasted in 52 episodes.
In the year 2012, it was re-broadcast and renamed as 'Hum - Ek Chote Gaon Ki Badi Kahani' and it was enacted by actors like Harsh Chhaya, Vineet Kumar, Mona Vasu, Sadiya Siddique, Suhasini Mulay, Anjan Srivastava and Himani Shivpuri. Gradually, biographies of renowned historical personalities like Rani Padmini, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Chanakya, Meera and Chhatrapati Shivaji Shahji Raje Bhonsle were introduced in the form of television serials. With the passage of time, crime shows were aired which included 'Adaalat', 'C.I.D', which portrays a group of sleuths who are a part of the Crime Investigation Department in Mumbai. The Indian serials are made in several Indian languages like Kannada, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindi and Malayalam.
Indian Drama Television Serials
Such kinds of Indian television serials highlight the melodramatic, regular, daily affairs of various households or families, and are amongst the most watched serials. They include serials like 'Amber Dhara', 'Bade Acche Lagte Hain', 'Hongey Judaa na Hum', 'Love Marriage Ya Arranged Marriage' and so on. 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii', 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' were some of the immensely popular television serials.
Indian Fantasy Television Serials
Indian fantasy television serials involve interesting, narrative accounts of various folklores and legendary stories which are particularly popular amongst the children and the youngsters. 'Aladdin', 'Alif Laila', 'Chandrakanta', 'Mohe Rang De', 'Shaktimaan', 'Hatim' and 'Son Pari' are a few of the many fantasy serials aired in the nation.
Indian Mythological Television Serials
There exist certain Indian television serials which reflect the ancient mythological stories and broadcast the various Hindu epics in an entertaining manner. Many of such serials also convey the traditional religious accounts and beliefs of Indians. 'Devon Ke Dev...Har Har Mahadev', Dwarkadheesh Bhagwan Shree Krishn', 'Jai Jai Jai Bajranj Bali', 'Jai Hanuman', 'Jai Shri Krishna', 'Mahabharat', 'Ramayan', etc. are some of the important mythological serials.
Indian Horror Fictional Serials
Some Indian television serials aim at creating fantasy-filled dramatic content, which are usually scary, based on supernatural evil powers and ghosts. These are known as horror fictional series and include series like 'Aahat', 'Ssshhhh...Koi Hai', 'Kaala Saaya', 'Raat Hone ko Hai', 'Mano Ya Na Mano', 'Saturday Suspense', 'Kya Hadsaa Kyaa Haqeeqat' and many more.
Indian Historical Fictional Serials
Viewers find historical fictional television series quite appealing, which are screen portrayals of renowned historical figures like ancient Indian rulers, historical dynasties, politicians who played a crucial role in certain royal dynasties, etc. 'Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap', 'Chandragupta Maurya', 'Jhansi ki Rani', 'Jodha Akbar', 'Meera', 'Sai Baba' and others are a few of the numerable historical serials.
The usage of great background score and songs help them attract the Indian crowd and get them more involved in the daily entertainment saga. The twist and turns of these Indian soaps are an efficient strategy to pull up the TRP rating of the serials. This is quite similar with the reality shows and competitions telecasted in Indian television. These reality shows and competitions have equally become famous as the Hindi serials on Indian television. Sometimes the title songs of the shows become quite popular and people keep ion humming them like the movie songs. Hence lyrics and tune both are important for the Hindi serials.
The Hindi television industry has improved in leaps and bounds during the last years, especially in the sector of Hindi serials. The number of Hindi channels has increased and as a result the audience is getting numerous options. This is an undeniable fact that music and songs have played an important role in this excellent and rapid growth of the Hindi serials.