On the internet, on the blogs, on the message boards, on the forums, in the article we often come across these words : Doordarshan’s old days, golden days. Many people don’t like today’s serials, reality shows and game shows. Hence they remember old and golden days of DD when Humlog, Buniyaad, Fatichar, Ye Jo Hai Zindagi, Nukkad and Dekh Bhai Dekh like serials and shows were coming.
But DD’s game is not over! Many good programmes still aired on DD! ‘Rangoli’ and ‘Chitrahaar’ is still there! One unique programme coming on DD is ‘Bioscope’ being aired since 2004. Coming on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Hindi feature film (this term widely used on Doordarshan, remember?Nowadays, Bollywood movie is broadly used) is shown in part. It’s time is 11 pm. So, office goers or businessmen can watch movie after coming home and having dinner! Housewives can also watch it with relax. And also they don’t have to watch till late night as movie is telecasted for only one hour.
One programme is ‘Cine Satrangi’. Host of the show Dr. Falguni Parikh is talking about story of one film and in mean time, songs of that one film and dialogues are shown.
There is comedy serial also, ‘Kabhi saas, Kabhi bahu’ featuring Sushmita Mukherjee (Kitty of Karamchand), Shama Deshpande.
If you think in the age of reality show, DD is lagging behind, you are wrong. It has two shows that I have seen. One is ‘Bharat (almost forgotten word, no?) ki shaan’ and one is ‘Krazzy Kiya Re’. ‘Bharat ki shaan’ is singer hunt show like ‘Saregamapa’, ‘Indian Idol’ and ‘Voice Of India’ judged by non another than Suresh Wadekar, Bappi Lahiri, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Ismail Darbar, while ‘Krazzy Kiya Re’ is talent hunt show.
But its serials (except comedy ) are not good that’s what impression I have got whenever surfing I came across to them.
In short, DD has still good programmes all it need good marketing.