(Last Updated on : 03/12/2016)
Situation comedies, colloquially referred to as Sitcoms, are a prominent genre of programmes
in India, a country where the mediums reach is humongous. Sitcoms have entertained Indian TV audience thoroughly all through the evolution of television in the country.
Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai
One of the hugely popular comedy soaps on Indian Television, Sarabhai vs Sarabhai
trace the life of an archetypal upper class family of Mumbai
. The show was broadcast in 2004 on STAR One
and received a unanimously positive response from critics and public alike, enjoyed one of the highest TRPs for an Indian television sitcom. The series garnered a cult following.
was one of the most widely popular Indian television shows broadcasted during the mid 1990s. The sitcom first aired on Zee TV
in the year 1995, produced by Balaji Telefilms. The second season was aired on Zee TV in 2005 and ended in 2006. Hum Paanch became popular amongst all age groups.
Dekh Bhai Dekh
Dekh Bhai Dekh was a Hindi sitcom which premiered on Doordarshan
's metro channel DD2 in May 1993. It was conceptualized, developed, edited and directed by Aanand Mahendroo and produced by Jaya Bachchan
. The plot revolved around three generations of Diwan family, living in an ancestral bungalow in Mumbai suburbs, facing through relationship troubles, business problems, irksome parents and in-laws.
was an Indian children's television show based on the popular Indian comic character Chacha Chaudhary
. It featured known Indian television actor Raghubir Yadav
as Chacha Chaudhary. Produced by Ketan Mehta
and aired in 2001 on Sahara TV
, it gained instant universal popularity among all age groups.
Office Office is a famed Hindi TV sitcom that premiered on SAB TV
on September 3, 2001. The series featured veteran Bollywood actor Pankaj Kapoor
in the role of Mussadilal, who is often harshly treated by corrupt officials. The show is based on rampant corruption and bribery seen in public offices.
Tu Tu Main Main
Tu Tu Main Main was another famed television comedy series that first aired on Doordarshan and later STAR Plus
post 1996. Directed by Sachin Pilgaonkar
, the show dealt with typical arguments and bickering between a mother-in-law and her daughter-in-law, played by Reema Lagoo
and Supriya Pilgaonkar
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is another extremely successful television sitcom that went on-air on July 28, 2008 on SAB TV and still runs successfully amongst the audiences. Based on the column Duniya Ne Oondha Chashma by columnist-journalist Taarak Mehta for Gujarati
weekly magazine Chitralekha, the show was declared by Limca Book of Records as the longest running comedy show. It completed 2000 episodes on August 11, 2016.