The Indian television has always been thriving on humor shows. Even today people utilize technology to revive their love for their favorite Indian comedy videos, especially Hindi comedy videos of Hum Paanch, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Tu Tu Main Main, Saara bhai vs Saara bhai and many old TV shows. Ironically, the late 90’s and early 2000’s saw a decline in the quality of such shows. Around the same time when Laughter challenge emerged as one of the most repeated shows on TV, further followed by shows like Comedy Nights on Sony TV, it exploited the other side of comedy. These shows were full of sexist jokes, cheap thrills, spoofs and monstrously laughing guests who hogged majority of the lime light. Indian comedy videos were not the same again, unsuitable for family viewing and unpleasant for most comedy viewing audience. While many GEC’s attempted at resurfacing comedy with adaptations and combination of genres through shows like Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi and Karishma ka Karishma, the lean towards cliched romantic tracks and mushiness killed the humor.
However, the tables turned with the entry of new channels. Channels that categorical served Hindi comedy like SAB TV, Disney TV, and POGO. Over the years, SAB emerged as the most devoted comedy channel for the Hindi comedy loving masses. With shows like Lapataganj, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, Jeanie aur Juju, this channel took on to become the market leaders of Indian humor.
Within five years it gave neck to neck competition to the Indian GEC’s which undoubtedly was a great achievement for any niche channel in the history of Indian Television. The most commendable factor had to be the absence of any remakes or repeat broadcast of previously popular shows. All of this achieved at a comparatively cheaper price with efficiency reflecting through the results, thus successfully keeping the Hindi comedy alive.
The other mark of obtaining the best of the comedy videos today is of course the series of DVD’s available in the market. This trend too arrived not too long ago, but gained its own set of popularity and profits. Popular television series are sold in VCD’s, thus reviving the old content. Hum Log, Tamas, Mahabharat, Buniyaad, Ramayan, Fauji have already made it to the list of released seriesFree Reprint Articles, available in major cities and leading bookstores.