Top 10 Indian Comedy Serials of the Last Decade (2000 - 2010)
The last decade had some of the very famous and funny shows which went on-air on Indian Television. With some older shows like Tu Tu Main Main and Hum Paanch returned for their second season, but later could not last for much episodes.
This decade also has had its share of excellent comedy shows.
The last ten years not only gave us comedy serials like "Tarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chasma" but also gave us comedy reality shows like "The Great Indian Laughter Challenge" and some rib-tickling prank shows like MTV Bakra and Chuppa Rustam.
With Sab TV branding itself as an all comedy serial channel there will be no dearth of comedy shows for some time now.
1| Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chasma
This is one show which is breaking all records and even giving various Saas-Bahu type serials a run for their money.
With more than 875 episodes (at the time of writing) and still counting, this show is one of the biggest hit comedy serial that the Indian Television has ever produced.
The story revolves around the happenings of the Gokuldham Society with its prime focus on the Mehta family. The best part of the show is that besides clean and funny comedy it also gives a morally correct message.
- Shailesh Lodha - Tarak Mehta
- Dilip Joshi - Jethalal Gada
- Disha Vakani - Daya Gada
- Bhavya Gandhi - Tipendra Gada
- Amit Bhatt - Champaklal Gada
- Tanmay Vekaria - Baga
Iyer's April Fool Prank
2| Office Office
Office Office went on-air between 2000 to 2004 on Sab TV, the series was a farcical comedy based on the corruption and mishaps that take place in a government office.
The main character played by Pankaj Kapoor of Musantilal was at the receiving end every time he had some work at various government offices.
Bhatia - Manoj Pahwa
Shukla - Sanjay Mishra
Patel - Deven Bhojani
Another government office
3| Sarabhai vs Sarabhai
The show revolved around the happenings of the Sarabhai family. With amazing performances by Satish Shah and all other characters the show was a must watch.
The trademark of the show was the character of Maya - the Mother-in-law played by Ratna Pathak was often seen pulling gags on Monisha (Daughter-in-law) played by Rupali Ganguly.
Sarabhai Family : Top 10 Middle Class Trademarks
Official Page to View All Videos
- Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai - Youtube Channel
Star Classics the official rights holder has uploaded all the episodes for free viewing.
Chandramukhi Chautala (Kavita Kaushik) is a brave female inspector of Imaan Chowki who tries to solve crime and other cases.
The USP of the show is the amazing one-liners that every character says immediately after their dialogue.
- Chandramukhi Chautala - Kavita Kaushik
- Gulgule - Kiku
- Gopinath Gandotra - Gopi Bhalla
- Raj Aryan - Ali Asgar
FIR - Just another hilarious episode
The story revolved around the Gujrati family called Parekh, who lived in a joint family and the comedy came from the part of the problems and their solutions that the Parekh family faced.
- Tulsidas - Anang Desai
- Jayshree - Vandana Pathak
- Praful - Rajeev Mehta
- Hansa - Supriya Pathak
Best of Khichdi
6| Yess Boss
One of the longest running comedy serials which went on for 600 episodes.
- Vinod Verma - Aashif Sheikh
- Mohan Srivastava - Rakesh Bedi
- Meera Srivastava - Kavita Kapoor
- Kavita Verma - Delnaaz Paul
- Sasu Maa - Sulbha Deshpande
Yess Boss Full Length Videos
- Yes Boss - YouTube Channel
The official channel to watch full length episodes of Yes Boss.
The Great Indian Laughter challenge is considered as the first successful reality comedy show for stand-up comedians in India.
The series has completed 4 seasons and has given the country some outstanding stand-up comedians.
Season one results
- Sunil Pal (Winner)
- Ahsaan Qureshi (1st Runner up)
- Raju Srivastav ( 2nd Runner up)
Season two results
- Rauf Lala
- Rajeev Nikam (1st Runner up)
- Khyali and Prataj Faujdar ( 2nd Runner up)
Season three results
- Kapil Sharma
- Chandan Prabhakar (1st Runner up)
- Sudesh Lehri ( 2nd Runner up)
Season four results
- Suresh Albela
- Sikandar Sanam and Wali Sheikh (1st Runner up)
- Bharti Singh ( 2nd Runner up)
Laughter Challenge - Kapil Sharma
8) Comedy Circus
This show brought TV celebrities and stand-up comedian as partners. This show also completed four seasons recently.
Who can forget the laugh out loud nature of Archana Puran Singh and excellent performance of Krushna Abhishek.
Comedy Circus Results
- Season 1 - Kashif Khan/Ali Asgar
- Season 2 - Juhi Parmar & Vijay Ishwarlal Pawar (VIP)
- Season 3 - Krushna, Sudesh, Mellisa
- Season 4 - Mukti Mohan and Kapil Sharma
Shakeel's Awesome Performance
Comedy Circus Videos
- Comedy Circus - YouTube
As the show has grown and is on a never-ending trail they have uploaded many episodes from different seasons. The link leads you to playlist of Comedy Circus which has many episodes.
9| Chupa Rustam
Chhupa Rustam was a weekly show which aired on NDTV was one of my personal favorites. Basically it was a prank show in which they used to meticulously plan and fool people.
The host Arun Thapar presented the show very well and the prankster Gurpal Singh did a fantastic job of fooling people with his amazing acting skills and unconventional questions.
Body or Baloon!
10| MTV Bakra
MTV Bakra is considered one of the finest prank shows, hosted by Cyrus Broacha, which had some amazing pranks.
The show also regularly featured pranks on famous celebrities.
Cyrus Tells You How To Haircut
New Videos of MTV Bakra
- MTV Bakra (Pagalpanti Returns) - YouTube
The show portrays gags played on people, which are captured with candid cameras.
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© 2010 Kannan Reddy