Where do we even begin with Indian television shows? The gaudy outfits? The OTT reactions? The WTF storylines? These television shows exist in a parallel universe altogether. You thought Keeping Up With The Kardashians was unpredictable? Please. Kris Jenner has nothing on the producers of desi serials. Because it’s a Tuesday and because we know you’ll click on articles like this, we’ve compiled a list of the most WTF TV shows on desi TV. Have fun!
Pehredaar Piya Ki
This was just . . . we are out of words. If you follow the news even remotely, you’ll have heard of this bizarre show that was trashed widely in the media. The show’s concept was about this child, Ratan Maan Singh sort of romancing this woman called Diya. The initial storyline even had the 18-year-old Diya marrying 9-year-old Ratan. Now, we’ve heard from the gossipy Parsi aunties in Nana Nani Park that the show is being restructured and being brought back as Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya.
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
The only thing we remember about this show is that the protagonist was always crying like sis, join a Yoga class and balance your chakras already. Of course, the show was about super-rich people with first world problems so we’re not quite sure what Akshara was crying about.
Okay, Naagin is our guilty pleasure. It’s a pleasure because the CGI is so laughable that it cures our depression. The show is one of the most viewed on Indian television and that tells you all about why people actually believe in WhatsApp rumours in this country.
Sasural Simar Ka
This was the legendary show where the show’s heroine turned into a house fly. How did our good sis, Simar, turn into a fly? Because she walked into a jungle in the middle of the night and disturbed a sadhu who had been deep in meditation for 5000 years. Naturally, the sadhu cursed her. But wait, why was Simar in the jungle in the first place? To help out a fairy, of course! Much like Batman, Simar is the hero India deserves but not the one it needs right now.
When you scrape the bottom of the barrel for ideas to further the plot.
Sasural Simar Ka. You’ve set a new standard. pic.twitter.com/0Exz4yz219
— Rameez (@Sychlops) May 14, 2016
Diya Aur Baati Hum
This show’s storyline was nuclear. Literally. The protagonist Sandhya is an undercover cop whose aim is to disrupt the plans of a gang who have developed their very own, homegrown ‘nuclear bomb’. LMFAO. Have you stopped laughing yet? Cut to the future, Sandhya pilots a plane with the nuclear bomb hanging from it and then when the bomb explodes, she’s still on the plane. But wait, the next scene shows us that she’s alive and has a scratch on her head which a simple band-aid can fix. But what about the harmful effects of nuclear radiation? What just happened?