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UrbanAsian’s Top 10 Shows of 2022

Bringing you the best show launches of Hindi Television in 2022!

The year 2022 saw many shows come and go on the television front. Here’s a list of top Hindi show launches of 2022 that we recommend viewing, in no particular order. These shows were selected after considering several factors such as performances, cast chemistry, dialogues, storyline, art direction, cinematography and other technical and creative aspects which result in wholesome well-executed entertainment. Note that only the shows which had aired for a minimum of two months at the time of writing (Late Nov/Early December) were selected.

Banni Chow Home Delivery

UrbanAsian’s Top 10 Shows of 2022
Credit – Disney+Hotstar

This Star Plus primetime property launched with much fanfare during the heart of summer. Banni’s character as an empowered young entrepreneur who runs her own catering businesses was a breath of fresh air in recent times of Hindi Television signalling the shift in the way female leads are being written on Hindi television. As a primetime property the show is full of drama and rightly so as it has all the elements needed for a successful mainstream TV serial. Despite the show wrapping up soon, we believe this show is one of the top shows of this year and that came down to the performances of both Ulka Gupta and Pravisht Mishra as well as the supporting cast.

 

Rajjo

UrbanAsian’s Top 10 Shows of 2022
Credit – Disney+Hotstar

Starring Rajveer Singh and debutant Celesti Bairagey, this show has finally revived Star Plus’s dead 7pm slot. This is purely down to the premise of the show which revolves around the trials and tribulations of an aspiring athlete, Rajjo from Uttarakhand. Add to that the overall performances and lead chemistry have worked in favour of the TV serial. Although sports dramas have been tried and tested on Hindi Television in the past, Rajjo is different in that it simultaneously weaves in family drama and romance allowing for wholesome entertainment. This combined with both Rajveer and Celesti’s performances and art direction is why we believe this show makes it to the top shows of 2022.

 

Main Hoon Aparajita

UrbanAsian’s Top 10 Shows of 2022
Credit – Zee5

Zee TV’s recent offering, Main Hoon Aparajita deserves to be in the top shows of 2022 for its inspiring story of how a middle-aged woman, Aparajita Singh fends for herself and her three daughters after her husband Akshaya deserts her. Starring Shweta Tiwari and Manav Gohil in lead roles, this show is worth-watching purely on the basis of the excellent performances of these two stellar actors and its storyline.

 

Sherdill Shergill

UrbanAsian’s Top 10 Shows of 2022
Credit – Colors TV

Surbhi Chandna and Dheeraj Dhoopar’s primetime rom-com has been one of the highlights of 2022. Why? Well it has brought a breath of fresh air amidst the weeping melodramatic sagas and put a smile to our faces. The show has been widely appreciated for its lead performances, chemistry and overall execution. I really don’t think I have much to say on this one and without giving spoilers instead I will simply say quit whatever you’re doing and just binge watch it now! Trust us when we say you’re in for a ride! However, spoilers aside we do wish to highlight how the show’s art direction and costuming department have really given it their all and must be noticed and commended.

 

Na Umra Ki Seema Ho

UrbanAsian’s Top 10 Shows of 2022
Credit – Disney+Hotstar

Starring Iqbal Khan and Rachana Mistry, this Star Bharat show has proven how simplistic storytelling can truly leave its audiences captivated. The show has been widely appreciated for its simple narrative of a May-December love story set amidst modern-day Indore. Both leads have nailed their performances and the ensemble cast has been by far one of the best in recent times. The writing of this show is to be commended for it has not rushed or dragged the romantic arcs of its lead storyline and each track has been dealt seamlessly. We at UrbanAsian look forward to what’s in store for Dev and Vidhi’s journeys.

 

Channa Mereya

UrbanAsian’s Top 10 Shows of 2022
Credit – Disney+Hotstar

Karan Wahi and Niyati Fatnani starrer Channa Mereya has been one of the best romantic TV serials to have launched in recent times. Beyond Dreams productions have yet again added another amazing show to their kitty. This show has all the elements of a successful mainstream romantic tv show and that all comes down to the impressive writing, performances and execution of its team. The chemistry of both leads has been widely appreciated and the overall handling of the narrative has been excellent. All in all this was one of the best shows that had aired this year.

 

Bohot Pyaar Karte Hai

UrbanAsian’s Top 10 Shows of 2022
Credit – Disney+Hotstar

This Karan V Grover and Sayli Salunkhe starrer written and produced by Sandiip Sikcand himself is one of the best recent launches on Hindi Television. The journey of how two individuals come together for the love they share towards a child is perhaps the best things we’ve seen lately on Hindi Television. The show despite its short journey managed to capture the audience’s attention with its storytelling and characters. Add to that the performances of both leads, supporting cast and especially child actress Kiara Sadh left us impressed. All in all a must watch.

 

Appnapan – Badalte Rishton Ka Bandhan

UrbanAsian’s Top 10 Shows of 2022
Credit – Sony LIV

Balaji Telefilm’s Appnapan starring Rajshree Thakur and Cezzane Khan in lead roles told the story of how two separated individuals reunite after more than a decade and the ever changing dynamics between two individuals who once shared a past together. The show pits itself as a mature romantic family drama and we appreciate the efforts made by the creative team to bring stories of middle aged characters. This show proves that shows focusing on middle aged couples should be conceptualised and green-lit as they have immense potential.

 

Pushpa Impossible

UrbanAsian’s Top 10 Shows of 2022
Credit – Sony LIV

If stories about women empowerment are your thing then be sure to add this show to your list. For Pushpa Impossible traces the journey of the titular character of an uneducated woman Pushpa who after doing various odd jobs, starts a business to earn a living and attempts to keep her family happy. Karuna Pandey as the lead truly captures our attention with her performances and the overall handling of the storyline has been well executed.

 

Jagganath Aur Poorvi Ki Dosti Anokhi

UrbanAsian’s Top 10 Shows of 2022
Credit – Sony LIV

This show told the story of Jagannath Mishra, an elderly gentleman who saves a young woman from drowning and takes her home. Soon, they become good friends as he finds his lost sense of life’s purpose. A first on Hindi Television, this show brings forth intergenerational friendships and the dynamics shared between both Jagganath and his friend Poorvi. Starring Rajendra Gupta, Sushmita Mukherjee and Ismeet Kohli this show impressed us with the performances and writing.

 

Well folks, if you were running out of ideas of what to binge next, we’ve now given you a list of the Top 10 shows launched this year so go and check these out. As we end 2022, we thank all the creative teams who have entertained us throughout this year. Till then keep following UrbanAsian as we bring you the best of Hindi Television.

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