Remember the screen of colored bars that I have pasted??? Not many of the children of current generation know about this screen… But if this same question has been asked to people like me who spent their childhood days during the period of 80’s and 90’s, then they would say many a stories. Because those were the days that will never get erased out of our memories.
For those who are still blinking their eyes with confusion to find what I’m speaking about… I’m speaking about the days during which we had a lone television channel to entertain us here in India… the channel still we remember for some of the good programs that we enjoyed in childhood… the days of good old Doordharshan… shortly called as DD…
Today, with a simple press of the buttons in the remote, we are able to watch hundreds of channels in our television sets. But if we were given a chance to get a boon to relive those days of DD, don’t we rush to get that boon??? Even if you don’t, I would rush to get that boon for sure. That’s how we were attached to our old days always. The good old days are the ones that every one of us would always crave for. Even though the entertainment that we enjoyed in DD those days is very limited when compared to present day, it still remains pleasant in our minds.
Mostly in all the TV channels, a number of movies are being telecasted today. But during those days, we will wait for the Sunday evenings and Friday nights to watch a movie being telecasted. And for a bonus movie during the Sunday afternoons, we will linger for our language to come in the alphabetical order of all regional language movies. Now most of the channels are running the programs either cinema related or never ending serials. But this was not the case in those days’ programs of DD. They were more enriched with quality rather than entertainment when compared to present day channels.
If we were asked about DD, every one of us would come up with our favorite programs that we like or enjoyed more. Even though memories of those days stay in our mind, time and age has the power to make us forget the name of the programs that we enjoyed in our childhood. So why not let me record those program names here in this post??? Then, even if I forget the names, just revisiting this post would get me the names back in my mind along their sweet memories too. Not only with this, but time and again we tended to get taught about the fact that only after missing a thing in life, we realize the value of it.
So… let me kindle my brain to work a bit hard to remember the DD programs…
Thinking… Thinking… Thinking…
Hmm… finally, here is my list…
- Chandrakantha – remember Kroor singh????
- Ghutan – A hindi serial telecasted every Thursday night.. 9 PM I think..
- Oliyum Oliyum – Friday nights…
- Munnottam – to know the movie that they are going to telecast coming week…
- He man
- Spider man
- Surabhi – sponsored by Amul…
- En Iniya Iyandhira – Sci-fi serial of those days… Story was by late Sujatha I think..
- Thuppariyum Sambu – Y.G. Mahendran with a parrot nose..
- Vanna Kolangal – by S.V.Sekar
- Rayil Payangal – I remember Nilalgal ravi in this
- Iravil oru pagal – Revathi as blind girl and suresh menon
- Washingtonil kalayanam
- Rangoli – on Sunday mornings..
- News @ 8.30
- News on Sunday for deaf and dumb
- Captain Vyom – Milind Soman is the lead hero..
- Two patriotic serials about the history of India and its independence struggle- Daily afternoon 3.30 and Saturday night… I don’t remember the names…
I have listed as much as I could recall… If you know something that has not been listed here, let me know… Cya!