Tehkikaat (Old Doordarshan TV Serial)
The TV series depicting a detective duo of Sam D’Silva and Gopichand had been a top rated television show in the year 1994. Elements of suspense, which any detective serial is supposed to have, along with action and a good splash of humor made the serial a very popular family show. Each episode showcased a different crime and its detection or deduction. The lead actors playing the cameo roles had such a fine understanding between each other, that their virtual role playing affected the viewer in real time and life.
Technical details of Tehkikaat TV show
|Telecast Duration||52 minutes each episode|
Tehkikaat Cast and crew
The TV series was produced by Karan Razdaan who already had fame for acting in and being at the helm of some controversial films and TV shows. Tehkikaat was written by Karan Razdaan as well as produced by him. Karan Razdaan had already etched his name in controversy with films like Hawas and Girlfriend in which he was lead actor. He took on writing TV series in the 80’s and has Rajani , another popular TV serial to his credit. For direction, it was Shekhar Kapur along with Karan Razdaan again who completed this project with such a success.
However the main credit was that of Karan Razdan and Shekhar Kapur had directed just the first episode. The main character that of Sam D’Silva was played by Vijay Anand. His pairing mate in all the episodes was Saurabh Shukla as Gopichand. Team work was one of the most important ingredients that gave this TV serial its mark of perfection and popularity.
The main Tehkikaat cast consisted of :-
|Shekhar Kapoor & Karan Razdan||Direction|
|Vijay Anand||Sam D’Silva|
Vijay Anand already had fame to his name with the making of films like Guide and Jhonny Mera Naam. Was better known as Goldie Anand and had worked for the Navketan films being his ancestral link with the film line. His sidekick Gopichand played by Saurabh Shukla, also belonged to the theater world at that time. Saurabh had been playing the characters in some very popular English plays. With time he too went on to story writing and direction. The show was being aired at a time when Doordarshan had other similar detective serials running. Viewers however held this show in a separate platter in popularity.
Tehkikaat Story line
The crime series depicted a new case every new episode. In one of the episode , actor John Perira was the criminal who was murdering sales girls. Much a like a serial killer story line, which had sent many viewers into sleepless nights. In another episode, a girl occupant of a flat was made to believe that her room was haunted as furniture’s used to move about on their own.
It was Sam, who deduced that the criminals lived in the flat down below and were using magnet fixed t the furniture and the other end with them to move the furniture. In another episode, Anita Nangia plays the role of the woman who murders in her sleep. She was merely taking vengeance subconsciously against people who had harmed her in real life. The first episode where college students driving rash kill another person who was carrying medicine for his mother, had viewers waiting for the next episode.
A list of the various Tehkikaat episodes are
|Jealousy Turns Blood||Episode 1|
|Green Park Secret||Episode 2|
|Revenge of Past||Episode 3|
|Mysterious Murder of Girls||Episode 4|
|Twin Brother Secret||Episode 5|
|Terror Conspiracy||Episode 6|
|Mysterious Car Accident||Episode 7|
|Mystery behind a missing girl||Episode 8|
|Mystery behind Sleepwalking disorder||Episode 9|
|Mystery behind suicide of an Actress||Episode 10|
Impact of Tehkikaat
The main reason behind the success of the serial Tehkikaat is the story plat revolves around the mysteries and suspicious situation always and it leads to create fascination among the viewers. As the story narrators of the blockbuster TV show Tehkikaat, humans have brains and they always seeks the better way to find the logic behind each and every mysteries that are not resolved. The story narrators picked that fact and developed the script nicely in such a way that viewers would believe that every scene was happened in real. That’s the same reason behind the modern day thriller movies like Harry potter, Bourne Series and many be receives warm welcome among the thrill lovers.
At the same time, one can’t ignore the roles played by the cast and crew that make the whole play looks as real. In early days, while “Tehkikaat” also known as “The Investigation” aired in India’s national channel DoorDarshan by around 1994, it was portrayed as funny and also the actors including Vijay Anand who played as Sam D’silva where showcased as having the combination of clever conception & Facetious expression. There’s no doubt that it was one of the master piece in thriller serials.
Tehkikaat Now On DVD’s
It’s really good to see that Reliance Home Entertainment came forward to release the DVD version the thriller blockbuster TV Serial Tehkikaat in DVD, on knowing its success and willingness of people to view again. The Entire serial comes as 4 set of DVD’s, for those who missed the opportunity of viewing original telecast, now they have second chance of viewing it in DVD’s.