Reliving Childhood Memories
From watching my first superhero, Shaktimaan, to laughing on jokes of Praful from Khichdi, to wishing for a pencil that Sanju in Shaka Laka Boom Boom had I grew up.
Being a 90s kid, I have grown up watching shows like Shaktimaan, Shararat, Sonpari, Khichdi, Shaka Laka Boom Boom, etc. These are the shows which always have a special place in my heart. These shows define my childhood days. I remember those days when My siblings and I used to wait for the show. I always had a wish that I could go back to that time and relive my childhood days.
Now, in lockdown, we all have a lot of time in our hands. Amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown, several old TV shows have made their way back into our lives. It seems like this is the perfect time to revisit those box sets. TV shows like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Circus Khichdi, etc are making a comeback in this crisis situation. Lockdown is bringing back all the shows that I, as a 90s kid, have grown up watching. I am reliving childhood memories
Families coming together
When there was no Netflix series, House party app, social media platforms like WhatsApp, Instagram, families used to come together and watch TV shows.
I don’t even remember, that when was the last time I have enjoyed any TV show with the entire family. Everyone has their personal phone and everyone is busy in their own life.
Courtesy to COVID 19, the families are now coming together to watch shows on television.
In the unprecedented times of social distancing, Manisha Sharma, Chief Content Officer of Colors, said they wanted to provide wholesome entertainment for the entire family “ranging from original shows to season shows across genre”.
I am enjoying my family time watching these old Indian shows. And it feels like an overwhelming wave of nostalgia has hit me hard. I am spending hours in re-watching old shows like Ramayan, Shaktimaan, Sarabhai Vs. Sarabhai and Khichdi.
Role of Television
Due to lockdowns, we all are at home, and we are struggling with changes in our daily routine. To engage ourselves we are spending most of our time over social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc. and watching web series.
There was a time when people used to stay in their homes just to watch TV shows like Mahabharata and Ramayana. The streets used to be deserted. Today, when the streets are deserted due to the coronavirus lockDown and people are forced to stay in their homes, the demand for these shows to be re telecasted on TV arose on social media.
In this crisis situation, TV channels have found the perfect way to keep us entertained. Spending time indoors due to the COVID-19 outbreak, TV channels are looking at providing entertaining content for the entire family. To drive away from the lockdown blues, old TV shows are re-aired now.
No doubt that Web series has replaced the TV shows long ago but old is gold. TV shows still hold a special place in our hearts. People are enjoying family time and reliving the memories again. Old shows re-runs are getting an extremely positive response from the audience. In this crisis situation, we are getting a slice of our childhood. And I am finding myself amidst a strong aura of nostalgia.
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