#OldButGold: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai & Other Longest-Running Shows On Indian TV

#OldButGold: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai & Other Longest-Running Shows On Indian TV

Reincarnations, beyond-your-imagination kind of plot twists, fights, hookups, and links ups, there isn't anything that our Indian TV shows haven't experimented with. Good content or not, Indian telly shows are known to run for years on end. All thanks to the TV czarina, Ekta Kapoor, who started the trend with her K serials. All in the name of entertainment, entertainment... you guessed it, entertainment! One of her famous saas-bahu dramas lasted for eight long years (from 2000-2008). Yes, we are talking about Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, English: Because a mother-in-law was once a daughter-in-law, too. No that's not us, that's Wikipedia's translation for you! 

Another family drama that has recently completed 3,000 episodes is Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. The show, which has been running for 11 years now, is hugely enjoyed by the viewers and a constant chart-topper. Looks like now that the TV soap queen has is busy producing webisodes, director Rajan Shahi (producer of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai) is ready to take over the crown.

The shot that initially featured Hina Khan and Karan Mehra, now stars Shivnagi Joshi (who plays Naira Goenka) and Mohsin Khan (who plays Kartik Goenka). The special episode, which aired on September 11, was a Ganesh Chaturthi special. The show cast Mohsin Khan shared the big news on his Instagram. He wrote, "First time In the History of Indian Television A show completes 3000 Episodes!!! YEH RISHTA TEAM started shooting on 11th September 2008 and exactly 11 years later on 11th Sep. 2019...We feel SO blessed ! Every single person in front and behind the camera have worked day n night right from d 1st day to make this happen. THANK YOU RAJAN SIR FOR DREAMING OF SOMETHING SO MASSIVE AND FOR LETTING US BE A PART OF THAT DREAM.

Apart from Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, there are a lot many other TV shows that have been going strong for over a decade now. from family dramas, crime shows, full-of-masala reality shows to human-transforming-into-a-naagin kind of shows, here's looking at shows that have been airing on TV for more than a decade.

Longest-Running TV Shows

Bigg Boss

Do you know what is a TV buff's favourite time pass? A show that promises a lot of drama (read fights, friendship, love stories and dokhas). Well, you get all of that wrapped in the episodes of Bigg Boss. Bigg Boss is currently bringing in its 13th season, which will start airing today. This time, Bigg Boss is having an all-stars season. Fasten your seatbelts and gear up for all that goss!

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma


A while back, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah completed 11 years of on-air time. The show that premieres on SAB TV had its viewers laughing-out-loud in July 2008. The show has been on the list of top 10 watched shows for a while now. However, the viewers had to bid goodbye to Dayaben aka hey ma mataji aka Disha VakaniDisha was on maternity leave since September 2017. She had requested a fee hike as well as a change in her working hours. Disha reportedly asked for Rs 1.5 lakh per episode, compared to her previous fee of Rs 1.25 lakh per episode. Though she initially planned on rejoining the show after she gave birth to her daughter in November, the makers haven’t met her demands. Disha has finally been replaced by a fresh face, Vibhuti Sharma.

Crime Patrol


Namaskaar and Adaab! Welcome to another episode of Crime Patrol. Sixteen years and still on, Crime Patrol, which is in its fifth season, is worth mentioning in this article. 'Coz its the longest-airing crime shows on Indian TV. The show that features dramatised retellings of heinous crimes in Indian os doing its best to keep us aware. Annup Sonii, the popular TV face hosts the show. The actor, however, took a break from the show stating that he wanted to experiment with different roles. Annup, however, is now back on the show, "the show undoubtedly has given me a lot of appreciation, but becoming synonymous with it also came with its own restrictions. Also, I couldn’t experiment with different roles because of my image of a righteous man on the show. As an actor, I should be free to explore shades, which I got to do in this one year,” he told an entertainment daily earlier.

MTV Roadies

MTV Roadies is India's longest-running adventurous reality TV show. It first aired in 2003. From macho man, Rannvijay Singh (winner of the first season) to Ayushmann Khurrana (winner of the second season), the show introduced us to some awesome people in the showbiz and a few who were downright bizarre. A few judges have been replaced and the show has introduced various twists to keep the audiences' attention intact. For the ongoing season, the makers roped in former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh. Winner of MTV Roadies X2 Prince Narula, rapper Raftaar, and MTV veteran Nikhil Chinappa also serve as the other gang-leaders in 16th edition of the show. 

Nach Baliye

The dance reality show has been delivering many controversial and entertaining episodes since 2005. The show took a lot of breaks, because of which, it's still in its ninth season. This time around, the makers of the show decided to do things differently. Right from being produced by the bhai of Bollywood aka Salman Khan to changing their theme and getting ex-couples together, the dance reality show makers have included all the masala. 



Raise your hands if you literally grew up with this show. Well, I did. While we had the best of comedy shows (Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai), superb horror shows (Aahat & Zee Horror Show), what topped the TRPs was CID. The show had some iconic characters, ACP Pradyuman (who remained an ACP from the beginning till the end), the ever so popular Daya (who was good at opening any kind of door) and the forensic expert, who solved all the cases with his awesome theories. Last year, the show took a break from airing on TV. In 2018, the makers had made an official announcement that CID will take an intermittent break starting October 28. And will gear up for a fresh season with more contextual cases. However, recently it was reported that some members of TV show CID will be reuniting for a brand new show. The new show will be cop-based and will incorporate some personal stories too. If rumours are to be believed, Daya, Abhijeet and Inspector Purvi will be part of the project.

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