6 Tunes from Doordarshan that We Still Can’t Get Out of Our Heads

Do you belong to the 90s era when Doordarshan was the only TV channel? Those were the days when the entire country used to stick to the idiot box with mouth open as Doordarshan aired content that could only fit into that age. Listing below 6 tunes with which Doordarshan left a distinct mark in our brains:

1. Ek Chidiya, Anek chidiya

Released in 1974 by the Films Division of India, the title song of the animated short film ‘Ek Anek Aur Ekta’ became popular among children after Doordarshan aired it. This song depicts the simplicity and the innocence of the 80s and 90s.

2. Freedom Run – The Torch Song

The torch song, as popularly remembered, was a perfect amalgamation of freedom, unity and peace. This song was telecast on Doordarshan for the first time on Independence Day of 1988. Sports legends like Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, P.T. Usha, Kapil Dev, Prakash Padukone and Milkha Singh among many others  featured in this song.

3. Mile Sur Mera Tumhara

The national integration song “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara” highlighted how people from different walks of life came together, thus signifying unity in diversity. Doordarshan telecasted this song for the first time on Independence Day 1988, same as the torch song.

4. Doordarshan Signature Montage

Sleep over it or just let it pass, the signature montage of Doordarshan is one tune we can’t get over with (even if we desperately want to). It was tiring to watch the Doordarshan logo form like a moon emerging from the clouds, but we were brave enough not to complain and patiently wait for it to end

5. Surabhi Title Song

The most-watched show of the 90s that became a part of every household was Surabhi which was hosted by Renuka Shahane and Siddharth Kak. And the title song of this show had a unique tune that still remains alive in our minds

6. Malgudi Days Title Track

The title track of Malgudi Days, a TV series telecasted on Doordarshan, was one tune that will go with us to the grave. As popular as the book on which it is based on, Malgudi Days shares the popularity in its title track too.

Whatever be it, we would love to relive those Doordarshan days!


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