The alarming spread of the deadly Coronavirus has brought the whole world to a standstill. As the battle against the novel COVID-19 continues, India has been put under a complete lockdown. Termed as the darkest period of all times, 2020 started off on an unlikely note. But, we Indians now have a reason to breathe a sigh of relief. Well, yes. Amidst all the tension and worry, the Indian audience sitting at home will get to enjoy iconic television shows on their screens during the 21 days lockdown. After flagging off re-runs of popular soaps like Ramayan, Mahabharat, Circus and Shaktimaan, Doordarshan National started airing Dekh Bhai Dekh too.
Doordarshan National, on their official Twitter account, confirmed the re-telecast of the sitcom that aired from 1993 to 1994. Dekh Bhai Dekh starring Farida Jalal, Shekhar Suman, Sushma Seth, Navin Nischol, Bhavana Balsavar, Urvashi Dholakia, Deven Bhojani, Sunny Singh, Vishal Singh, Amar Upadhyay, Satish Shah, Kruttika Desai, Daisy Irani and others, will air on the channel at 6 pm starting April 1.
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) April 1, 2020
Talking about Dekh Bhai Dekh, the show revolved around three generations of the Diwan family living in an ancestral bungalow in Mumbai. This iconic program dealt with relationship issues, business problems, differences in the family owing to generation gaps and other real-life obstacles. Dekh Bhai Dekh aired on Doordarshan Metro from May 6, 1993, and was created, developed, edited, directed by Aanand Mahendroo. It was produced by Jaya Bachchan under the banner of Saraswati Audio Visuals Pvt Ltd which is now merged with Amitabh Bachchan Corporation.
Apart from Ramayan, Mahabharat, Circus, Shaktimaan and Dekh Bhai Dekh, shows like Buniyaad, Alif Laila, Chanakya, Byomkesh Bakshi and Shrimaan Shrimati have also made a comeback on Doordarshan National from April 1, 2020.