Shaktimaan’ returns to TV, Thank you Doordarshan

New Delhi: Doordarshan is planning to re-telecast cult shows of the 90s like ‘Ramayan’, ‘Mahabharat’, ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’ and now ‘Shaktimaan’ too to cut the boredom of the lockdown period and to keep families with children engaged.

This decision by the Doordarshan has excited not just viewers but also the Twitterati.  ‘Shaktimaan’ will soon be aired for an hour daily on DD National Network from the first week of April at 1 pm onwards. This is sure to take the children of the 90s back into the memory lane, when they used to wait patiently for the weekends to watch their favourite childhood superhero ‘Shaktimaan’.

‘Shaktimaan’ is the story of a human with superhuman powers and Mukesh Khanna played the double role of Shaktimaan and his alter ego Gangaadhar.

The female lead was Geeta Vishwas, a reporter who was in love with Shaktimaan. The re-telecast of the popular shows ‘Ramayan’ and ‘Mahabharat’ has already started from last Sunday. Apart from these two, the other shows that are re-telecast are detective series ‘Byomkesh Bakshi’, ‘Circus’, featuring Shah Rukh Khan, ‘Hum Hain Na’ and ‘Tu Tota Main Maina’.

In a statement released on Monday, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry said Doordarshan will also re-telecast other five shows like ‘Chanakya’, ‘Upanishad Ganga’, ‘Shaktimaan’, ‘Shriman Shrimati’ and ‘Krishna Kali’.

Apart from ‘Shaktimaan’, ‘Ramayan’ and ‘Mahabharat’, here is a list of the iconic shows that have been scheduled for re-telecast from the first week of April:

‘Upanishad Ganga’: 52 episodes, produced by Chinmaya Mission Trust and directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, also scheduled for afternoon slots.

‘Chanakya’: The 47 episodes of ‘Chanakya’, directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, is planned for daily telecast in the afternoon time bands.

‘Shriman Shrimati’: The rib-tickling comedy produced by Markand Adhikari is scheduled for a comeback in the 2 PM slot.

‘Krishna Kali’: 18 episodes are scheduled for a daily telecast at 8:30 pm.

‘Byomkesh Bakshi’: 52 episodes telecast for 1 hour daily at 11 am.

‘Circus’: 19 episodes and featuring Shah Rukh Khan is being aired at 8 pm.

‘Hum Hain Na’: Comprising of 60 episodes has been scheduled as a daily serial at 10 pm.

‘Tu Tota Main Maina’: Comprising of 26 episodes has been scheduled as a daily serial from March 28 at 10.30 pm