Everyone knows (and loves!) Bollywood, but not many people realize there are much more things to explore when it comes to Indian TV. India is big on TV shows and makes them just as epic and breathtaking as Bollywood movies we love watching so much. Series produced in India are as long as they are captivating, ranging from religious themes (like the famous Mahabharat) to long-running horror series and TV shows showcasing various talents like the Indian Idol. Be warned that they are very addictive! Here are 7 most epic Indian TV shows ever.
The life and teachings of Gautama Buddha are all well-documented, so why not make a TV series out of it? Buddha tells the story of Gautam Buddha from the very birth and adulthood as a prince to reaching enlightenment and eventually founding Buddhism. The scale of this show is truly unbelievable!
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India’s long spectacular history inspired Jawaharlal Neru to write his fascinating work The Discovery of India. Shyam Benegal, an award-winning filmmaker, was so inspired by the book that he turned it into a drama series, dedicating each episode to a certain time in the history of India. This TV show is incredibly informative and well-made, covering a wide range of topics from the birth of Indus Valley Civilization to fighting for independence of the country.
Back in 1986 when the show only came out it quickly became the centre of everyone’s attention. It was the most watched TV series in the country! Based on the Hindu epic Ramayan, the TV show tells a story of Sita, Ram, and Hanuman. Ram’s wife Sita gets kidnapped by a demon king Ravana and is taken to Sri Lanka, where she is held captive. Desperate, Ram looks for her, prays, and even receives help from Hanuman, the monkey god.
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