Coronavirus lockdown: ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ and ‘Khichdi’ back on television

ST Staff
Tuesday, 7 April 2020

As India is facing the 21-day lockdown period due to the novel coronavirus, daily soaps have run out of their archive banks.

As India is facing the 21-day lockdown period due to the novel coronavirus, daily soaps have run out of their archive banks. As a result, to ensure people stay at home and remained entertained, memorable shows are being telecast again. After national broadcaster, Doordarshan telecasting its epic shows like Ramayan and Mahabharat, fan favourite daily soaps such as Sarabhai vs Sarabhai and Khichadi are also coming back on the screen.

Star Bharat, through its latest campaign, promotes and motivates people to follow social distancing. The channel has a special line-up of content for the same purpose. They will rerun popular serials -- Khichdi and Sarabhai vs Sarabhai produced by Hats Off Production, along with the best chapters of its key mythological shows RadhaKrishn and Jag Janani Maa Vaishno Devi.

Producer JD Majethia said, “The Parekhs and Sarabhais are back on Star Bharat! Be a part of the crazy lives of Babuji, Praful, Hansa, Jayshree, Himanshu, Maya, Monisha, Indu, Sahil and Rosesh who will bring the house down with their crazy antics. Like literally! These iconic shows will have you in splits and evoke both laughter and nostalgia in your quarantine days.”

Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, a comedy show, was a big hit with the fans between the years 2004-2006. The characters played by Ratna Pathak, Satish Shah, Sumeet Raghavan, Rupali Ganguly and Rajesh Kumar are still fresh in everyone’s mind.

On the other hand, Khichadi was a comedy series launched in 2002 featuring Supriya Pathak, JD Majethia, Anang Desai, Rajeev Mehta and Vandana Pathak was a stellar hit on the small screen.

“Khichdi and Sarabhai vs Sarabhai are eternal and have a universal appeal. Even today’s generation can connect with them,” producer and writer Aatish Kapadia added.
 
Ratna Pathak, whose performance in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai, is still loved by all, says, “While you are self-quarantined, it’s time to enjoy and revisit Maya Sarabhai’s cosmopolitan vocabulary, Indravadan’s cheeky and nasty taunts, Monisha’s middle-class lifestyle, Sahil’s wittiness and Roshesh’s kavitas (poems). All in all, Sarabhais will never let you down.”

Khichdi will air every Monday to Sunday from 11 am to 12 noon whereas Sarabhai vs Sarabhai will air from 10 to 11 am on Star Bharat.

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