Keep in mind a time once we weren’t glued to our devices? When telephone screens, laptop computer screens and iPad screens hadn’t fully hijacked our lives? We had been content material with our good ’ol big-box TV and the ten channels that we had particularly requested the cable operator to offer. Since we’re all dwelling on the earth of digital releases, semi-strong WiFi connections and new reveals each weekend, we thought we’d take onboard a nostalgia prepare to the pre-OTT period the place all of this was a great 10 years away–back when Zee TV and Sony was once on our binge-lists and these following moments lived in our heads rent-free. As desi children who grew up on saas-bahu sagas and primitive actuality reveals, these 5 moments actually have numerous recall worth, even in 2021.
1.Abhijeet Sawant vs Amit Sana competing within the finale of Indian Idol 1
Who can overlook these stars? We watched for weeks to search out out who would attain the finals after which there have been these two. Abhijeet along with his ‘Mohabbatein Lutaunga’ that had rocked the nation and Amit with only a extra stable playback voice. In the end it was Abhijeet who gained and made historical past as the primary winner of the fact present. Oh the enjoyment of watching a younger Farah Khan, Sonu Nigam and Anu Malik within the background!
2. Mihir’s resurrection in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
Beating Jon Snow along with his resurrection was Mihir in this show. Tulsi is about to get married and guess who comes again from the lifeless? Yup, you guessed it proper. Not solely did this TV second add tadka to our lives, all of us watched with full anticipation figuring out absolutely properly none of it was potential. But, drama toh sabko secretly pasand hai!
3. Jassi’s transformation in Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi
We goddamn waited for therefore lengthy to look at this! The hype behind this episode was so intense, we are able to really feel it nonetheless. They actually managed to rope us in with the traditional makeover trick.
3.Dharmesh Sir auditioning for Dance India Dance
His efficiency not solely rocked Geeta Ma, Terrence and Remo, however the entire of India. All the youngsters he educated getting chosen, his zabardast efficiency and the interview that followed–priceless TV moments!
5. Shah Rukh Khan internet hosting Kaun Banega Crorepati 3
For some cause, we had been all used to watching Amitabh Bachchan host the present after which got here SRK. Whereas all of us wished to present him an opportunity, ( which we did), there was one thing amiss for season 3. Maybe why we nonetheless keep in mind his stint as the host! He additionally managed to get numerous celebs on the present throughout his stint as properly.
Which different pre-OTT TV moments would you add to this checklist?
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