Mythological shows are the new rulers on the Small Screen!!
The saas-bahu drama has been ruling the TRPs on Indian television for over a decade now. Yet, there’s another genre that has managed to match up to their success, mythological shows. Back in the mid-eighties, mythology based serials had caught the fancy of the nation with viewers glued to the epic tales of Ramayan and Mahabharat on Doordarshan. Their unprecedented popularity set a trend of ‘Godly’ serials on the tube. The advent of satellite channels saw a holy war with multiple serials on the same God.
Every time a new channel was launched, a mythological serial was considered a must. For instance, when Colors was launched, it had Jai Shri Krishna; and Ramayan in a revamped avatar did the trick for Imagine. The latest one to join the ‘God’ wagon, Devon Ka Dev Mahadev has upped the gross rating points of a relatively new channel Life Ok, since its launch a few months ago. Then, there are serials based on history like the Maharana Pratap in Sony, Zee has Jodha Akbar and the newly-started Buddha.
What’s more, most of these serials occupy the much-envied daily prime-time slots. Clearly there is a spurt in period dramas with more the merrier being the new mantra.
When: Monday to Friday at 8.30 pm
Where: Star TV
Quick Facts: The tale based on the epic story from Indian historical mythology is Star’s big release for the season.
What: Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev
When: Monday to Friday at 8PM
Where: Life OK
Quick Facts: Devon Ke Dev… Mahadev’ is the mesmerising story of Lord Shiva and his different avatars. Witness Shiva, the most powerful God within the Hindu culture, as a sansarik or householder in this epic saga
What: Bharat ka veer putra Maharana Pratap
When: Monday to Thursday 10 pm
Where: Sony TV
Quick Facts: Bharat Ka Veer Putra -Maharana Pratap is a historical drama that narrates the awe-inspiring story of the first freedom fighters of India.
When: Monday to Friday 8 pm
Where: Zee TV
Quick Facts: The TV series portrays the love story of Jodha and Akbar in similar context to Ashuthosh Gowarikar’s magnum opus Jodhaa Akbar. The plot is how the emperor marries the fiery Rajput Princess and embarks upon the true journey of love.
When: Sunday 11am
Where: Zee TV
Quick Facts: The biopic narrates the story of prince Siddhartha’s life and his journey towards enlightenment.
Viewers are constantly craving for a daily dosage of drama-high voltage of sagas and various television channels. And serials based on mythology have never failed to woo television viewers.