India's first Mega Serial
, although compared to the racy plot lines of the new crop of soap operas, the struggles and aspirations of a middle class household in Delhi in the 80s seems nowadays like a coma inducing activity.
In fact, one wag dubbed it "Hum Bore" when it was first broadcast. The fact it was created and produced by Govt. Bureaucrats probably had something to do with it.
Nevertheless it was the most popular TV show of it's time although that is probably not too surprising given there was only one channel and little else to do at 9.00 PM...
The Dadamoni of Bollywood, Ashok Kumar introduced every episode with probably more dramatic flair and show bizzery than the actual show, ending with a dramatic "Agle Hafte Hum Log"