1. Sabse Bada Jashn Mahaepisode
Mahaepisodes are most often that not, a grand affair. While most regular episodes last for half and hour, Mahaepisodes go on an hour or longer. Theses episodes are packed with dance performances, drama and action making them almost a short movie in itself. We looked at the mahaepisodes from ZeeTV and AndTV shows to pick the best of each category.
In the matter of festivals, no show does it bigger and better that Kumkum Bhagya who had two big mahaepisodes. First came the five year celebration and then the episode which wins the award for most festive mahaepisode, Kumkum Bhagya’s Ganesh Chaturthi Special. This episode has cameos from Bollywood stars Jeetendra and Ayushmann Khurrana. It also has power-packed performances by popular TV actors, including magical performances by the lead actors Sriti Jha and Shabir Ahluwalia.
2. Sabse Jaanleva Mahaepisode
There were quite a few mahaepisodes filled with crime, suspense and thrill. While Guddan was blackmailed into killing her own husband on Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega, Zara and Kabeer were trapped in a burning factory on Ishq Subhan Allah. But the real winner is Tujhse Hai Raabta in the mahaepisode where Sampade tries to sell Baby Moksh. Atharv is trying to hide another of his own crimes from Malhar too. Watch this thrilling episode where Kalyani uses a police dog to track her child.
3. Sabse Atrangi Mahaepisode
Some mahaepisodes surprise the audience completely right from the premise to the plot. One such mahaepisode was the Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega and Yeh Teri Galiyan Dharam Yudh. In this episode, Guddan and Asmita enter a ‘Mamta competition’ with their daughters. When their daughters are kidnapped, Guddan is forced to light diyas to try and save her daughter. It narrowly beats the AndTV mahaepisode of Main Bhi Ardhangini, where Vaidehi transforms into a Naagin.
Which mahaepisode was your favourite this year? Let us know in the comments below. Watch the hour long short film ‘Baarish And Chowmein‘, a romantic comedy starring Taapsee Pannu and Amit Sadh, streaming on ZEE5.