For the past year or so, Indian television has been fascinated by magic like never before. Many shows on channels like Star One, SAB TV and Nickelodeon have been airing shows with magic as the centre or basic line and it is certainly quite a refreshing change for kids and grownups alike as it provides a rare insight into the world of mystery and charm right into their homes.
There were times when magic shows were held regularly and these stage shows would always run to packed houses with every age group enjoying the art thoroughly. However, with time, the art quite faded into the dark corners making way for other entertainment offerings which was quite a bad phase for most magicians who had learnt the art with such great effort.
However, with many television channels making an effort to revive the art form and getting some magic based shows up for grabs, there has again been a great spurt in magic shows and a keen interest has again developed towards this dying art.
Thus with shows like ‘India’s Magic Star’ and ‘Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo’ which were quite popular throughout last year, this year too has some great magic based serials and real live shows lined up to thrill the audiences.
Up in line on SAB TV is the serial ‘Ring Wrong Ring’, which will have a young housewife being given a magical ring by her demised father- in law who talks to her through his picture hung up on the living room wall. Then there is ‘Gilli Gilli Gappa’ which will have magic tricks strewn all over with a fun element to it. ‘Tricky TV’ is yet another series to begin on Nickelodeon which will teach kids some real magic with absolute energy packed in.
So, for all you magic lovers, this is going to be a year of great fun!
–Niky Sharma / Sampurn Wire