Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013

Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013
Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013
Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013
Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013

The year 2013 in itself is a symbol of change in India. Where after the demise of rape victim “Nirbhayai” woman power and the need to spread awareness increased, political reform was also seen in the election of Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal. Likewise, media changed and grew to better interest its increasingly intellectual audience. Here are a few of the most loved shows of 2013.


1. Diya Aur Baati Hum

Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013
Diya Aur Baati Hum

Star Plus’ Diya Aur Baati Hum is a reflection of the Nayi Soch motto the channel presents to the world. The journey of a young an ambitious girl and a simple sweet vendor became possible under the Sashi-Sumeet banner. The two are polls apart, yet are incomplete without each other just as a diya is incomplete without its baati. Anas Rashid as Sooraj is every girl’s dream while Deepika Singh as Sandhya is every woman’s inspiration.


2. Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon

Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013
Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon

Filled with passion, love, commitment, anger and ego – Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon tops charts even today. A story of an over confident superstar and determined young lady ignites fire within the hearts of viewers. Vivian Dsena as the reckless RK and Drashti Dhami as the magnificent Madhubala are phenomenon.


3. Qubool Hai

Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013
Qubool Hai

The comeback of Karan Singh Grover was enough to get fans attracted to Zee TV’s next wonder. Qubool Hai, one of the first daily soaps after Henna and Naam Ghum Jayega to focus on Muslim family, proved to be worth the risk. The characters, the story line, the acting – all gel well to create a tasteful recipe for success.


4. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

A comical take on all things real, that is what SAB TV’s Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is all about. Being a family show people of all ages can enjoy it. The show became the talk of the town and remains that way even today. The best part of the show is that Gokuldham Society can easily be your society or mine.


5. Iss Pyaar Ko Ka Naam Doon Ek Baar Phir

Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013
Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon…Ek Baar Phir

After the success of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, this so had a lot on the stakes on the day of its release. Initially, fans were skeptical of whether it would live up to the name of the show. Main leads Avinash Sachdeva and Shrenu Parikh were constantly compared to the leads of the prequel, Barun Sobti and Sanaya Irani. After having passed all the hurdles, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Ek Baar Phir proved to be a hit.


6. Ek Boond Ishq

Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013
Ek Boond Ishq

A unique story with brilliant characterization, that is the USP of Life Ok’s sensational drama – Ek Boond Ishq. The show, starring Viraf Phiroz Patel and Chhavi Pandey , revolves around a fierce young girl and a man serving a jail sentence for murder. Their uneventful marriage, which is arranged by Mrityunjaya’s father, becomes a bond no man can break. The mystifying love stories and suspenseful plot has fans mind boggled.


7. Tumhari Pakhi

Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013
Tumhari Pakhi

Not only does Tumhari Pakhi mark the return of Iqbal Khan to the small screen but also helps put host channel Life OK on the map. With the growing competition, this 2 year old channel has a lot on the stake. However, shows such as Tumhari Pakhi have helped it make a mark on the media scene. Pakhi, played by Shraddha Arya, is a sweet simple girl bound to Anshuman by child marriage.When years later he comes to receive her, she is elated. However, Anshuman has some other plans for Pakhi.


8. Adaalat

Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013

Courtroom dramas seemed to be underrated in India until Sony TV’s Adaalat came into the picture. A story of clever and suave lawyer KD Pathak, Adaalat is a masterpiece on its own. Ronit Roy, Romit Raj Parashar amongst others are the key players on making the show a success. Adaalat is by far the best courtroom drama ever created.


9. Pavitra Rishta

Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013
Pavitra Rishta

Zee TV’s longest running family drama, Pavitra Rishta never fails to entice its audiences. The show focuses on Archana Deshmukh and her journey through life. At the recent time, the focus is shifted towards Archana’s granddaughter Ankita, both played by Anikta Lokhande and her daughter Purvi played by Asha Negi. Despite its ups and downs, the show seems to have maintained a dignified standing on television.


10. CID

Top 10 Indian Television Shows of 2013

16 years of glory and still counting. Despite the PJs and random one-liners thrown at ACP Pradyuman and his crew of brave officers, CID is India’s longest running and the most loved crime thriller. Yes, the stories are somewhat predictable, but who cares? CID is like India’s very own adult Scooby Doo. You have just got to love it! Author: Diana Lydia

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