How Zee TV Heralded A New Era With Indias First Supernatural-Thriller Series


New Delhi: When it comes to Indian television, ZEE has always been the one to break norms and set new benchmarks. From making the show much ahead of its time, Zee TV was also instrumental in bringing relatively new themes and stories to the viewers. One such show was the iconic Zee Horror Show, which ushered in a new era of the supernatural genre in India and is still one of the scariest serials out there. At a time when horror films in India were struggling to gain a foothold in the industry, Zee’s innovative attempt to re-invent the genre was a risk that paid off. After all, achieving great things in life requires taking risks. Also Read – How Zee’s 90’s hit TV show ‘Banegi Apni Baat’ was way ahead of its time and deserves to be aired again

Ask any 90s kid, and the first horror show they will remember watching on TV screens is Zee Horror Show, which debuted on Zee TV. Presented by the Ramsay Brothers, the mythological show was a weekly series that aired on television from 1993 to 2001. Being a typical Ramsay production, Zee Horror Show was replete with scary motifs, which shook our spine.

With chilling plotlines revolving around ghosts and ghosts, it was the scariest horror show on Indian TV. Flying pieces of furniture, haunted houses, and mutilated bodies made us tremble under our blankets in fear. But we couldn’t stop watching it! Those who were associated with this show still remember episodes like Raat, Chehre Pe Chehre, Dastak.

ZHS also emerged as a boon for many actors who gained name and fame after becoming one of the most popular TV shows. Actors like Javed Khan, Pankaj Dheer, Archana Puran Singh, Shagufta Ali, Gajendra Chauhan, Navneet Nishan, Pallavi Joshi and Sulbha Deshpande have appeared in the prestigious show.

Even after 28 years, the show remains an uncontested fan favorite, and not a single show has come close to its popularity. Don’t forget its awesome yet unforgettable title sound track that still has the ability to inspire goosebumps all over your body.

Last year, amid the nationwide lockdown, Zee TV announced the re-telecast of the hit horror show, sending fans into a nostalgic frenzy.

Country will again knock on your door, because it is about to come #TheZeeHorrorShow Tomorrow at 11:30 pm, Sirf #Zee TV Equal. #deshatfirdegidastak

— ZeeTV (@ZeeTV) April 26, 2020

“During periods of stress around the world, Zee TV aims to provide its viewers with content that helps them escape the stress and monotony, taking them back to happier times. So, to enhance their family’s TV watching experience, we are bringing back shows that they all have grown to love over the years,” Zee TV Business Head Aparna Bhosle said in a statement.

Watch the first episode of ZHS here:


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