Bhubaneswar: Hindi TV serials are a huge part of every Indian family. In every household, TV serials are consumed almost religiously. Daily soaps are hugely popular in India and have a direct connect owing to the daily nature of the shows. The characters of serials almost become family, making one laugh and cry with them.
As 2018 draws to a close, here is a look at the top Hindi TV shows which ruled the TRP charts this year.
- Kumkum Bhagya
Starring: Shabbir Ahluwalia, Shikha Singh
Kumkum Bhagya is loosely based on Jane Austen’s novel ‘Sense and Sensibility’. Set in Mumbai, it is about Pragya Arora (Sriti Jha), a humble teacher and a rock star Abhishek Mehra (Shabir Ahluwalia). Sarla Arora (Supriya Shukla) runs a marriage hall Kumkum Bhagya and lives with the hope of seeing her two daughters happily married.
Starring: Nakuul Mehta, Surbhi Chandna, Kunal Jaisingh, Shrenu Parekh
Ishqbaaaz is a story about three brothers- Shivaay, Omkara and Rudra who share a very close bond despite their dysfunctional family and domestic tribulations.
Starring: Harshad Chopda, Jennifer Winget
Bepannah narrates a story of Aditya Hooda (Harshad Chopda) and Zoya Siddiqui (Jennifer Winget) are two individuals brought together through their spouses’ betrayal.
- Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
Starring: Divyanka Tripathi, Karan Patel
Ye Hai Mohabbatein, based on a novel Custody by Manju Kapoor, showcases divorce, infertility, remarriage, mature love and deals with societal issues. It follows the story of Raman and Ishita who are connected by their common love for Raman’s little daughter Ruhi. Ishita is a Tamilian whereas Raman is a Punjabi.
Starring: Mouni Roy, Adaa Khan
Naagin (shape shifting female snake) is a story of love and revenge. The constant conflict between love and revenge drive these protagonists together as their lives clash in a coming together of their past histories.
- Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma
Starring: Dilip Joshi, Disha Vakani
Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma depicts the day-to-day happenings of Gokuldham Society and its members, who live, celebrate and often face problems together.
- Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka
Starring: Shakti Arora, Aditi Sharma, Drashti Dhami
The show is about childhood friends Nandini and Mauli who get separated and after seven years they met. Later, Nandini falls in love with Kunal, Mauli’s husband. The story further moves with the track on extra marital affair. The series also shows domestic violence against women through focusing on Nandini’s husband.
- Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Starring: Shivangi Joshi, Mohsin Khan
Set in Udaipur, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai is a great family drama consisting of the everyday events going on between the families. The show focuses on human relations in a sensitive way.
- Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala
Starring: Aakriti Sharma, Mohit Mallik, Anjali Anand
The story follows the journey of a young singing prodigy Kullfi, who sets out to find her father, Sikandar Singh Gill.
- Kundali Bhagya
Starring: Dheeraj Dhoopar, Shraddha Arya, Anjum Faikh,
The show narrates the story of Kundali Bhagya’s Pragya and Bulbul’s long-lost younger sisters Preeta and Srishti.