Jaspal Bhatti's sitcom ‘Flop Show’ still remains fresh in audiences’ memory two decades after it was first broadcast. We tell you why it was such a hit with the audiences:
The tile song: The peppy title song of the show was hugely popular and innovatively shot featuring the entire cast.
Opening credits: The opening credits of the show were nothing Indian audiences had ever seen. Bhatti parodied himself in the opening credit that said 'Misdirected by Jaspal Bhatti', 'Underground Singers', 'Camera Jerks' and 'Jarring Music' and 'Over Actors'.
Brilliant satire:Bhatti poked fun at the world on the show and every episode started with a lengthy skit and wrapped up with a parody.
Poker face acts: Bhatti and Vivek Shauq became household names for their poker face acts.
Chemistry: Excellent performances and amazing chemistry between Jaspal Bhatti and his wife Savita
Supporting cast: The supporting cast that remained the same throughout but played different characters in every episode.
Parody song: The satirical song at the end of every episode, which was a parody of a popular Hindi film number.
Relevant topics: The show dealt with issues that common man can identify with and that are relevant even today like corruption, red tapism, lack of infrastructure, real estate woes etc.