Looks like 2019 also flew past us and is also about to end even before we realised. However, in terms of content, we were kinda blessed to have more and more content-driven television shows, web series movies etc. Especially when it came to television content, we saw a huge decline in saas-bahu shows and an increase in out of the box, light-hearted romance ones. While there was not much spike in supernatural dramas like there was in 2017-2018, 2019 saw a rise in daily dramas with sensible and relatable storylines. Year Ender 2019: Sye Raa, Saaho, Maharshi... Here Are 7 Worldwide Top-Grossing Telugu Movies Of The Year
And here is our pick of shows that have gone on-air/ continue to run in 2019 that are far apart from run-of-the-mill television content:
Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke
The show is a spin-off of Star Plus' longest-running show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. The story of Naira's (Shivangi Joshi) cousin Mishti (Rhea Sharma) who strongly believes in courtship and compatibility between a couple before marriage and also questions age-old concepts with regards to the institution.
Starring Shaheer Sheikh and Rhea Sharma in the lead roles, Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke has found itself a huge fans base in a very short time.
Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum
The modern age love story of a doctor and an actress, individuals in two demanding and stressful jobs and stark opposites, found a place in the hearts of Indian audiences.
Starring Dipika Kakar Ibrahim and Karan V Grover in the lead roles, Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum is a love story with no cliches, but modern age portrayal of relationships and complications involved in them.
The story Meher Kaur Dhillon, a strong, large-hearted resilient woman who finds her way out from the clutches of her evil mother, is what the story of Chhoti Sarrdarni is all about.
With Meher's mom disapproving of her relationship with Manav and having him killed, Meher who is pregnant with her love child, caves and marries a widower, Sarabjit Singh Gill in order to protect her unborn child and to also care for Sarabjit's 5 year old son Param. The out of the box story, did not take much time to make its space in the audience's hearts.
Tujhse Hai Raabta
Tujhse Hai Raabta is a unique take one a mother-daughter relationship. Kalyani (Reem Shaikh) is the illegitimate daughter of Atul and Madhuri. After the latter's demise, Anupriya, Atul's legally wedded wife enters Kalyani's life and after a lot of ups and downs and misunderstandings, kalyani and Anupriya form an unexplainable bond with each other, where Kalyani begins to treat Anupriya as her mother.
The show also focuses on how Kalyani and Anupriya constantly uplift each other and teach one another new things in life daily, thus making it not only one of the much-loved shows but also a TRP Top 5 show.
Kaun Banega Crorepati
Kaun Banega Crorepati is in its 11th season, but its fan following and love for host Big B only increases manifold with each passing season. Amitabh Bachchan in the hot seat, throwing questions at competent contestants, giving them a chance to win money and fulfill their dreams and aspirations.
Every season of the game show has always made its way into the TRP toppers and also into 'desh ki dhadkan'. You feel we missed out on any? Let us know in the comments section below.