Doordarshan TV Serial Title Songs

Check out some old Doordarshan TV Serial Title Songs. Please post favorites of yours. Here is the title song of arguably the best TV show ever on Doordarshan – Mahabharat sung by Mahendra Kapoor.

Here is the beautiful Title Track from Malgudi Days based on R.K. Narayan’s short stories. The music is by L. Vaidyanathan and the sketches were by R.K. Narayan’s brother R. K. Laxman who was a famous cartoonist.

Here is the excellent Title Track from Shyam Benegal’s Bharat Ek Khoj based on Jawaharlal Nehru’s Discovery of India. Music is by Vanraj Bhatia.

Here is the Title Track Phir Wohi Talaash of the TV serial Talaash sung by Suresh Wadkar and written by Yogesh. The music is inspired/copied from Hemant Kumar’s Tum Pukar Lo from the movie Khamoshi (1969). Had posted the song here.

Here is the popular Title Song from The Jungle Book written by Gulzar and composed by Vishal Bhardwaj.

Here is the famous Title Song from Jaspal Bhatti’s Flop Show.

Here is the famous Title Theme from Surabhi.

Here is Title Song from Dekh Bhai Dekh sung by Udit Narayan.

Here is the Title Song from Vikram Aur Betal.

Here is the Title song from the detective serial Tehkikaat starring Vijay Anand and Saurabh Shukla.

Here is the title track of the serial Junoon sung by Vinod Rathod.

Here is the Title track of the TV serial Kismat which used to come on DD Metro in the 90s. Its sung by Kumar Sanu and it even reached the No 1 spot on the song countdown show Superhit Muqabla.

Here is the title song from Gulzar’s TV serial Mirza Ghalib starring Naseeruddin Shah. It also has an introduction by Gulzar.

Here is the title track of Asha Parekh’s TV Serial Baje Payal which used to have interviews with movie stars on dancing.

Here is Spirit of Unity Concert Title Track composed by A.R. Rahman.

  1. aryan 7 years ago

    Excellent post and selections here is my favorite

    Ek dou teen chaar Title Track which I didn’t miss a singe episode in my childhood.

    • Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

      Loved “ek do teen chaar”. I also was glued to this serial back in those days. Thanks for bringing back all the memories. 🙂

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      sputnik 7 years ago

      Thanks aryan.

      Love the Ek dou teen chaar Title Track. Did not get to see it much but the song was very popular growing up. Thanks for posting the Title song from Kirdaar.

      That Chandrakanta song is not the title song. Here is the title song.

  2. aryan 7 years ago

    Tipu Sultan Theme Song

  3. aryan 7 years ago

    Potli Baba Ki Title Song written by Gulzar and Music Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj one of my favorite.

    • always liked potli baba ki song. it used to disturb me for some reason wiht lyrics like “potli mein hari bhari pariyon ke par, mandiro ke ghanti YA KALEZAONKA BAA”

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        sputnik 7 years ago

        Used to hate Potli Baba Ki serial because it was just a puppet show instead of animation. Used to initially not like the song either because of the weird lyrics.

        Byomkesh Bakshi title track was good. Love the music.

        Wanted to make this post since a long time but could not find many of the songs online the last time I searched.

        There used to be a TV Serial called Imtihan which used to air on DD Metro in 90s. Used to like the title song “Chalte Huve Paayega Tu Manzil Gam Se Na Dar Gam Se Hi Hogi Khushi Haasil” sung by Abhijeet a lot but could not find it online.

        • Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

          Same case here, abt Potli Baba Ki. But now in nostalgia I like it.

          Karamchand I used to like a lot but the title is not very good and Tehkikaat is far better title music song than that.

  4. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    Nice post.

  5. you have included most of the ones that one can think of.

    Byomkesh Baskshi Theme Music

  6. sputnik – what occured you to make this post all of a sudden?

  7. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    Most of my favs are already covered in this post.

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      sputnik 7 years ago

      Thanks Ritz. Love the Neem Ka Ped title track. Beautiful lyrics by Nida Fazli.

  8. aryan 7 years ago

    Have a look

  9. aryan 7 years ago

    Hello Zindagi Title Song

  10. just saw the mahabharata title song. there is no doubt about its glorious history and why it was the most successful show on indian tv of all time.a tv show based on hindu mythological characters has opening credits title in english , hindu and urud. we are talking about good old days when religion was not needed to be forced down anyones throats and ppl of all religion used to watch , admire and respect each characters from mahabharata. i know many muslims who used to religiously watch t

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      sputnik 7 years ago

      Agree Baba. The Screenplay and Dialogues were by Dr. Rahi Masoom Reza, a Muslim.

      For a brief while there used to be a power cut around the time Mahabharat aired which made people miss like half hour or so. And they changed the timings of the power cut so that people don’t miss Mahabharat. When there was a odd power cut during Mahabharat everyone used to be so restless waiting for the power to come back soon. Those were the days of no reruns on TV.

      Here is the song from end credits which is good too.

      • Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

        Out of all I loved NItish Bhardwaj as Krishna. All characters were perfect though!

      • yes i think it had a very good creative team. mahabharata has since then been remade many times with better technology but they have all flopped. ekta kapoors version was a disaster where her focus was on shampooed hair, six pack abs and roman-like dressing of mahabharata characters! mahabharata was/is never about technology. it is at its core the ultimate study of characters and how they behave in situations.only b r chopra managed to nail this aspect. it is this study of characters that intrigued ppl of any religion to this show

  11. dwnpiyush 7 years ago

    Hardly saw doordarshan as a kid- most of the stuff shared above is new to me. Indian TV was indeed rich once. And Gulzar did so much work for TV in the 80s and the 90s- need to catch up.

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      sputnik 7 years ago

      Yes Doordarshan used to have really good shows up till the mid 90s even if they were low budget and technically not that great. Many shows used to be based on literary stuff and used to be produced/directed by people like BR Chopra, Ramesh Sippy, Govind Nihalani, Shyam Benegal, Gulzar, Aziz Mirza, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Lekh Tandon, Ketan Mehta and so on.

  12. JJ 7 years ago

    There is a beautiful song sung by Sonu Nigam for a serial titled Ehsaas I believe.

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      sputnik 7 years ago

      Are you referring to this song from Ehsaas Kahani Ek Ghar Ki. Its sung by Jagjit Singh.

  13. JJ 7 years ago

    No, this was by Sonu Nigam. Cant find it in youtube. The lyrics went like this ‘Insaaniyat ka raaz hai Insaan ka ehsaas, Ehsaas zindagi hai aur zindagi ehsaas’

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    sputnik 7 years ago

    Alice In Wonderland Title Track – Tap Tap Topi written by Gulzar. It has the words “Jhubli Jhinak Jhaai” and Pavan Jha tweeted this about those words.

    “Jhubli Jhinak Jhaai is the stage adaptation of Goopi Gayen Baagha Baayen by #Gulzar sb directed by SalimArif opening in Mumbai on 14th May.”

    “Goopi Gayen Baagha Baayen is a fav project for #Gulzar sb. When SatyajitRay wanted to make it in Hindi, #Gulzar sb collaborated 4 Dialogs”

    “Unfortunately Ray dropped d idea of making GGBG in Hindi.. #Gulzar sb still posses the handwritten notes of his meetings with Ray”

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    sputnik 7 years ago

    Eminent Cartoonist RK Laxman Dies at 94 in Pune

    RK Laxman, one of India’s most eminent cartoonists, has died at 94.

    Mr Laxman was hospitalized earlier this month for a urinary infection. He was put on ventilator support after multi-organ failure. He had reportedly suffered several strokes since 2010.

    His work, spanning over six decades, chronicled the fortunes and foibles of Independent India.

    Through his iconic character of “The Common Man”, Mr Laxman targeted politicians with sly humour.

    He was best known for fearlessly lampooning political leaders from Jawaharlal Nehru to Atal Behari Vajpayee. He spared no one, not even Indira Gandhi during the Emergency.

    Former union minister Shashi Tharoor had written in his column in NDTV about the time when Jawaharlal Nehru, caricatured by Mr Laxman after the Sino-Indian war in 1962, called him on the phone and said, to his pleasant surprise, “Mr. Laxman, I so enjoyed your cartoon this morning. Can I have a signed enlarged copy to frame?”

    Mr Laxman was born in 1924 in Mysore in a Tamil family. His big career break came in Mumbai first with the Blitz magazine and then at the Free Press journal where he worked alongside another cartoonist, Bal Thackeray, who went on to form the Shiv Sena.

    Mr Laxman joined the Times of India where his front page cartoon became a legend.

    “I begin my day with a look at what the common man is up to,” said former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur had once said.

    He won many prestigious awards including the Magsaysay and state awards like the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan. Yet he remained fiercely critical of the political class.

    “I wouldn’t say politicians represent the country. I don’t think they do. They have forgotten the common man, they think the common man belongs to them, to serve them,” Mr Laxman had famously said.


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    sputnik 7 years ago

    Ek Kahani Aur Mili Serial Title Song written by Gulzar. Music by Vishal Bhardwaj and sung By Rekha Bhardwaj.

  17. subrata choudhury 6 years ago

    I have been trying to get the title song of the serial “Zamin Aasman”. The lyrics were -“Manzil Raasta Karwan Har Ghadi Hai Imtehan Mile Mile Na Mile Kya Pata Zamin Aasman”- Unfortunately, I have not been succesful. Nowhere it is to be downloaded, in fact you don’t get it at all. I am even ready to pay if necessary. Anybody can help????

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      sputnik 6 years ago

      No I have not been able to find the title song for that either. Used to watch that TV serial regularly.

    • Samret Singh 3 years ago

      Damm even I am looking for this song like crazy ….. there was another song in the TV series …it went like this ……”” na jag ka pata hai na aapni khabar hai ,,,,,,,mehka hai mausam behki nazar hai ….”.. I cannot find anything of this serial ……

    • Sunil rawat 3 years ago

      bhaiya talat aziz ko tweet karo…i think he sang that song

  18. vvd 6 years ago

    Does any one has the Song or Lyrics of : Vinod Rathod, TV serial title song, “Yeh Jeevan Hai Akash Ganga” Serial Akash Ganga.

    • Anonymous 3 years ago


      Did you managed to get the song Lyrics of : Vinod Rathod, TV serial title song, “Yeh Jeevan Hai Akash Ganga” Serial Akash Ganga.

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    sputnik 5 years ago

    Finally found the Title Song of the TV Serial Imtihaan sung by Abhijeet. The audio is very bad though.

  20. Phani kumar Duvvuri 4 years ago

    Could you please provide me the title songs of old dooradarsan telugu serials i.e., manasu , ahalya , maanasa, aathmeeyulu, vaidehi, kaalachakram, siri, manchu parvatham, lady detective, sakthimaan, aaryamaan, Sri krishna , jai hanuman, ruthuraagaalu etc. Thank you so much !

  21. Neelam 3 years ago

    I need, I want to listen Raj kahani DD 1 serial of R.Madhaban title song.. plz give the mp3 link

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