Amid lockdown, several classic shows from the 80s and the 90s have made comeback on the Television. With the growing demand for shows that are making every nostalgic, Doordarshan is bringing two of the classic sitcoms – hafi Inamdar and waroop ampat starrer Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi and Ratna Pathak hah and upriya Pathak’s Idhar Udhar.
Idhar Udhar starred sisters Ratna Pathak hah and upriya Pathak. The show was directed by Anand Mahendroo and aired in 1985. The show was taken off air after the first 12 episodes. Owing to the success of Dekh Bhai Dekh, the show was revived with Ratna and upriya along with Liliput and Bhavana Balsavar and had a time jump of 13 years.
Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi starred late hafi Inamdar, waroop ampat, Rakesh Bedi, atish hah, and Tiku Talsania. It was written by popular satirist harad Joshi and directed by Kundan hah. It originally aired in 1984. The theme song was crooned by late Kishore Kumar. The episodes revolved around funny happenings in the lives of Ranjit Verma (hafi Inamdar) and Renu Verma (waroop ampat), who play a married couple along with Renu’s unmarried and unemployed younger brother Raja (Rakesh Bedi) and then Chachi’s daughter who plays the character of Rashmi.