Staying at home brings a lot of memories. Memories of childhood, memories of school and holidays that were well spent. One such well-spent holiday item was watching a serial on TV. To take you back to those innocent times, here are the 5 old Telugu serials we all loved as kids.
Hear the name and invariably you have a smile on your face. A fictional hotel in Hyderabad named Amrutha Vilas is the center of the plot and how the owners make money, is the story. No one takes money-making tips but if one does, they are bound to find themselves in hilarious circumstances. This is that kind of show.
Take a check on your memory. Do you remember Amrutha Rao, Amudala aka Anji, Sarvam and Amudala Shanti.
This Telugu show initially aired on Gemini TV from 2001 to 2007. The show, in an updated format, currently runs on the OTT platform ZEE5 Premium.
Sundays back then were without Facebook, Instagram and OTT’s but instead, filled with Panchatantram. This weekly ETV program used to telecast every Sunday at 10:30 AM. Since, the Panchatantra series arrived even before animations & graphics, only puppetry was used to tell the story. Disciplines such as rod puppetry, string puppetry and glove puppetry were employed to deliver tales of wisdom. It’s one of those old Telugu serials that we have all watched as kids.
The show still telecasts on the ETV channel every Sunday from 09:00 AM to 09:30 AM. The show can also be viewed on the ETV Win app and Juniors by ETV YouTube channel.
As kids, who didn’t want to possess supernatural powers? This supernatural drama TV serial that is based on a paranormal novel, runs every episode for 18-24 minutes and has a total of 100 episodes. To top all the buzz the serial still carries, Anveshitha received nine Nandhi awards in different categories.
This decades-old serial premiered on the ETV Telugu channel in 1997 and witnessed its 100th episode in the year 1999. This serial can now be streamed on the ETV Win app.
#4 Sri Bhagavatam
True to its essence, Sri Bhagavatam is a library of timeless teachings and timeless stories. In Indian religious families, this serial was considered as a direct message from gods and revered more than just an epic. Even today, this old Telugu serial stands the test of time and garners millions of views during the lockdown days.
The Sri Bhagavatam serial is telecasted on the ETV channel for the television viewers and streamed on the ETV Win app for the OTT viewers.
#5 Lady Detective
Sankarabharanam fame director Vamsi, created this television serial- Lady Detective. With all the suspense and the thrill this serial offers, Lady Detective is known to have broken all the TRP records even today. During 1995-1996, kids and women at the house had the Lady Detective serial on top of their lists of most-anticipated TV serial episodes, trying to predict what the next episode had in store.
Lady Detective serial telecasted every Thursday during the year 1995 to 1996, between 08:30 PM to 09:00 PM. This serial is now available for streaming on the ETV Win app.