November 02, 2004

DD!!!

The two letters conjure up an image of an old, out-of-date, dull something that makes you pause awhile…just awhile and then shift over your thoughts to SUNny,STARry and yuMmy options.
Yes…DD is old,greying and with no ideas of freshening itself!!! 


Welcome to the world bereft of colour-Welcome to DD!!! 


Being a DD viewer from when I was a toddler,there can be no one better to give a verdict on the channel than me!For all those DD fans-this is not for you b’coz this is a screaming,insulting and exasperated outburst of a 17 year old veteran DD-watcher. 


Let me begin with the serials.When in my ninth …which happens to be 4 years back,there was this serial called Aarohan with Pallavi Joshi as the leading lady.An excellent and surprisingly short serial(ran for about 13 episodes),the serial became my instant favourite.My grandmother who happened to pass by when I was watching the serial remarked, “Oh…they are showing it again?” 


DD retelecasted Aarohan for the fifth time this May and me-the jobless,collegeless girl watched it faithfully-coz there was nothing better to watch! 


Again in my ninth…I watched Sharukh’s Circus and my grandmother commented ditto!Again…this May DD telecasted Circus.Again…Again…Again!!!Am I getting repetitive?Ah well that’s what happens when you watch DD and DD alone!!! 


Avvai Shanmughi…the Kamal Hassan version of Mrs.Doubtfire was a great grosser in the box-office.Surprisingly within an year or so of its release,DD showed it.Man…wasn’t I thrilled?Good ol’ DD is getting better,we tribe rejoiced!But oh…in this world of gross uncertainities,too much happiness ain’t good for anyone!Anbae Sivam,Hey Ram,Virumaandi,Panchathanthiram,Pammal K Sambandham,Aalavandhaan and Vasool Raja MBBS later…DD showed Avvai Shanmughi for the nth time(I lost track!) this Sunday and my dear darling sister watched…coz…again…there was nothing better! 


This May part of the DD National woke up and decided to rope in some able people to make serials…Hindi serials!Ah…how I long for them?In came Meher,Kayamat(K-coz its Ekta Kapoor’s!),Miss.India etc.The serials were the same old fighting,making up,trials,tribulations,joy,laughter(or…giggles?) and lots of tears but this was new…YES NEW!!! 


The Gods above became jealous now at my bliss and employed DD Podhigai(namma local Chennai wing!) to shatter my inexplicable joy.Podhigai began to telecast its Tamil programmes in DD Podigai AND DD National at the same time!Senseless,but sadly true!Exit…Meher,Kayamat,Miss.India and happiness! 


Now that I have begun,let me finish…yes finish off Podhigai.They start showing a serial…ah relief to my mother and grandmother during their noontime hours,I thought.Oh again the evil eye descends…stop the serial mid-way. “My god…we’ll never know what happened to Devi in this serial –whether she’ll marry Ramu or not?”my poor family members worry. 


CRICKET MATCHES….they show it alright.But first balls and last balls,century celebrations and hugs and huddles are all cut…RUTHLESSLY unthinking of the average cricket fans’ craving for sports’ greatest moments! 


The only good thing about DD is its unbiased news,Sumanth Raman's Sports Quiz,Mark Lynn’s voice,Elizabeth Jane’s smart looks and the Friday-Saturday movies. 


Oh…but the plight of the DD viewer has improved ever since a few sensible programmes have been introduced in Podhigai.But sensible stuff are not what I want. 


I WANT TEAR-JERKING HINDI SERIALS,IDIOTIC GAME SHOWS,MOVIE REVIEWS,INTERVIEWS,GIGGLING GIRLS HOSTING COUNTDOWN SHOWS !IT MIGHT SOUND SILLY BUT I WANT DD TO BE LIKE OTHER CHANNELS AND SHOW SILLY AND STUPID ALONG WITH SENSIBLE STUFF!...AND YES…I WANT AAROHAN AGAIN!!!(Incurable,ain't I???)

40 comments

Anonymous said...

I agree with u totally ...aarohan is my most favorite serial ...it is so beautiful ..and like u have seen it for n number of times ..and if they sell a dvd would gladly buy that !!! there is another serial called kashish which also I love ....:)) donno if u have seen it ....
-js

karthikaGanesan said...

Please retelecast "AAROHAN"
PLEASE....................

I fell in love with indian navy after watching Aarohan.This was my first inspiration to join in NAVY.Iam now in Tolani Marine Institute,Pune as an engineer in Merchant Navy

Anonymous said...

OMG!OMG! i never thought i would come across anyone who liked"Aarohan" I thought i was the only one who liked it in this day and age........I mean none of my friends have ever heard of it.Oh1 i am so pleased to know there are other people who like it. And yes I have watched it 5 times and I can watch it again!

Anonymous said...

Aarohan is my most favorite serial till date.have seen it so many times but still ready to watch it infinite number of times.Hope it is retelecasted soon.

Anonymous said...

hey even i love aarohan too..........its an amazing serial.

Anonymous said...

i too loved the serial . watched 2-3 times in dd. please if anyone know the link to download arohan it will be helpful. i m not getting that in you tube .

Anonymous said...

hey...I was totally surprised when I saw read all your comments...I was searching Serial AAROHAN..on google and I open this site... even I am a great fan of serials like AAROHAN and KASHISH..
those dayes seria;s were different..I saw both this serials twice...If someone know that it's available online..Plz let me know..

chetan said...

aarohan was an awesome serial to be watched........it plunged a sail of indian navy in my soul......
it reminded of those days....when i leaved in naval base,kochi.As my father was in navy....
glad to know others to like this serial .I had watched it 3times and can watch many more times

Anonymous said...

oh yes...i luved it ..the serial was completely awesome..ya dd ppl shud recast it again

aphrodite said...

i came across your blog totally by chance and i was amazed at the similarity of choices :) i LOVE anne of green gables /daddy long legs...my fav serials are arohan kashish and farmaan ..need i say more :)

nidhi said...

same with me too, i used to watch this serial when i was in my teenage, this serial is responsible for building my passion towards the defence force of india..!!
hey can any when hv any recording, dvd or any thing of aarohan.
please rply me on nidhisharma903@gmail.com

mamta kailoriya said...

Aarohan is totally a awesome serial......nd i luv 2 watch it n tyms...i hv never ever seen dis type of serial.....dis cn play a gr8 role in awaking de passion in younger gen 4 dere nation.....i request 2 retelecast it on dd..............i luv aarohan

Jhilmil said...

AAROHAN ...same with me its an amazing serial n i also watch it 3 times (all the repeat telecast)...
fantactic serial for youth ..with full enthu ..i also request dd to plzzz telecast this serial again
jhilmil

Gunjan said...

I'd never ever thought for all these years that there are so many others who would have a reason like "Aarohan", to watch DD! I wondered if I'm the sole girl outside my family to have watched the damn cool show!Even in my gang till date, "Aarohan" remains a "what's that"?
...and as I prepare for my SSB, I'm grinning more as I'm assured that my inspiration isn't a "what's that" now!!!
kudos to Pallavi Joshi ma'am!

medha said...

"Aarohan"- the serial was,is and will always remain an integral part of my childhood memories. Its a lovable serial....and m so surprised to find so many people who've actually seen it.People generally haven't even heard of it. Please guys see if we can somehow get it from the internet.....its cherishable.Three cheers to Aarohan,it rocks!

Anonymous said...

I'm just the crazy fan of Arohan by pallavi joshi.
i used to get so much inspired with the serial.. The romantic part was just so touching, none other serial till now could show sucha true romance cum action.
hats off to the team of Arohan..
I wish to watch the serial again,, i will surely find time to watch that serial only from this busy schedule..

Niki said...

Hey wow.. am so glad to get so many ppl liking aarohan.. have watched it all the time when it was telecasted on DD.. my fav serial till date.. wanted to be in Navy, unfortunately could not.. but it created and gave a dream to me.. for life..
dont know if it will ever be telecasted again.. however anyone has any clipping or any online file to be sahred for the same..
Youtube also does not have it :(

Awantika said...

HEY I LOVE PALLAVI JOSHI IN THE SERIAL IT WAS AWESOME MAN THERE ARE NO MORE SERIALS WHICH CAN BE COMPARED TO THAT SERIAL

Awantika said...

hey i just love that serial pallavi joshi was awesome in that serial.

k said...

I JUST LOVE THE SERIAL 'AAROHAN'.ITS THE MOST AMAGING SERIAL I HAVE SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.

ITS A REQUEST TO EVERYBODY PLZ TELL ME WHEN IT IS TELECASTED ON TV.MY EMAIL ID IS kamla.singh@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

Hey am so happy to see that many people love that serial.. I too have been searching for it a long time. It was just amazing.. No dragging or drama, but just too good!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey am so happy to see that many people love that serial.. I too have been searching for it a long time. It was just amazing.. No dragging or drama, but just too good!!!

lekhni said...

Hey even I luv dis serial.....Its gud 2 knw dat ppl knw abt dis serial and like it so much till date.I want it to be on air again.I watched that serial wen I ws in 10 standard and have seen it 4 times.In a way dis serial motivated me alot, Aftr it I developed Fancy towards Defence forces, developed a gr8 respect towards the soldiers of my country.I believe every single shud watch dis serial.It make u realise ur own inner strength.

Rani. said...

I loved the serial too. Dreamt of becoming an armed forces officer after getting inspired by this serial.

Anonymous said...

Hi... I'm so surprised to see this blog that there are many people who love Aarohan I have been searching for 2-3 years for aarohan serial but not getting it. If anyone gets it please let me know the way. Please post a link if it is available anywhere on internet. Even I saw aarohan 2-3 times and every time I fell in love with character played by Pallavi joshi.
No other serial can compare with this one. You will find all suspence, drama, masala everything given very nicely in the 13 episode serial which cannot be seen in 1000 episode serials now a days.

Anonymous said...

It was my favourite serial too....at that time i fell in love with navy.....i still miss those days....a

Anonymous said...

aarohan is also maah fav ...i was 1st dz wen i was in 1st or 2nd std ...now "m in prefinal year baht saari yadein judi hain aarohan ...i wish 2 c aarohan again n again

ANU said...

Aarohan was my most loved serial which i warched in childhood days. i hail from a small village in kerala and i used to watch this serial in my lower primary classes. I do not understand hindi much at that time but me & my younger sister never missed an episode. my parents used to wonder 'what these little girls understand by watching this serial'.it had really evolved a passion towards our country and we really want to do something extraordinary.Even now, me & my sister used to talk about the nostalgious scenes in that serial before sleeping.i have been searching today that if any episode is available in Net.I am glad that i came across so much similar minded people. I hope that such serials should be made for future generations to cherish

Anonymous said...

One of the best and natural serial DD ever produced.

Rajesh said...

This is one of the best memories I have of my childhood and my Inspiration. Now that I am joining Indian Navy I wish I could watch this series once more.
If any one has it please email me the link teccnofreak@gmail.com
Seahawk series too if anyone has please mail me the link

Anonymous said...

One of the best serials i remember from my childhood days, Wish to watch this again.

SJ

neha said...

i came here while searching for aarohan, i'm a big big really big fan of aarohan.i had never thought i would ever come across any person loving aarohan the way i do.but plz can anyone tell me where can i watch this serial or buy its dvd

purvi said...

hey ...so nyc to see ppl like me who are fan of aarohan....aarohan is the best serial i have seen till date...i became a big fan of tarun dhanrajgir after watching this serial..wonderful serial n too inspirational for girls...i have been searching for its clippings on you tube..i really wish they telecast it again..coz dis serial has been my inspiration to join navy.....i just love team aarohan..

Anonymous said...

hey, i am a girl and would be joining airforce academy this january...my frnds suggested me to watch this serial aarohan by pallavi joshi and i tried to search a lot for it, but could not find it any where on internet...if anyone knows the link to download it or watch it online then it would be a great help...

varsha shokeen said...

its my fav serial till now...miss those old days....have been looking for this serial on you tube but no response...PLEASE RETELECAST IT...

Anonymous said...

Is it available online ???

Anonymous said...

i watched aarohan when i was hmm i guess in 5th standard.....it was inspiring...very inspiring indeed for all those women who want to serve indian defence forces...one of the best productions by dd yet...i love the show...

Anonymous said...

can anyone plz post the link for aarohan... I m searching this serial since 10-15 years

Marie said...

Watch aarohan now on dd bharati on Tuesdays... Twelve thirty in afternoon...it's going to get over by November..

Preeti said...

please send the whole serial to me.......

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