World Sleep Day is organised by the World Sleep Society every year on the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox - which is March 13 this year. The day is dedicated to spreading awareness about all aspects of sleep including the importance of getting good sleep, sleep medicines and social aspects of sleep problems. Through this spread of information, the World Sleep Organisation aims to reduce the global burden of sleep disorders.
How many of you have gone to bed after watching a horror show with eyes wide open, too scared to sleep? On the occasion of Sleep Day, today, let us go down the memory lane and have a look at these five television shows that stole our sleep or caused a dent to our sleeping patterns / cycle.
Ssshhh Phir Koi Hai
This Indian horror thriller aired on a weekly basis in the year 2001. Ssshhh Phir Koi Hai released three seasons of the show on Star Plus and sister channel, Star One. Shiva Rindani, Vindu Dara Singh, Ronit Roy, Mac Mohan, Sunil Grover, Murali Sharma, Hrishikesh Pandey, Kamya Panjabi and many more have been starred in the series.
Sony TV supernatural thriller, Aahat premiered back in 1995.The episodes of first, second and fifth seasons were half-hourly, while episodes of third, fourth and sixth seasons were one-hourly. Om Puri, Mandira Bedi, Tom Alter, Ashutosh Rana, Shivaji Satam, Virendra Saxena and noted theater personality Satyadev Dubey have starred in the show. The popularity of the show never faded and the show ran for six seasons.
This Zee TV horror thriller focuses on stories of paranormal incidents and investigations into the strange events. Fear Files was first aired in the year 2012 and the popularity of the show led to another three seasons. The last episode of 4th season was aired in 2019. Fear Files also was also broad-casted in Pakistan. Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh also starred in one of the episodes in the first season.
Zee Horror Show
Zee Horror Show is probably one of the oldest horror thrillers on Indian Television. The first episode of Zee Horror Show was aired back in 1993 and successfully ran till 2001. The first episode was titled "Dastak" which was telecasted on 9 August 1993 and featured Pankaj Dheer, Shagufta Ali and Archana Puran Singh. Initially it was a finite series which later ran for nine years.
Darr Sabko Lagta Hai
&TV horror thriller series, Darr Sabko Lagta Hai focused on multiple aspects of paranormal activity, such as ghosts, zombies, phantoms, dead persons who have turned into spirits, possessed objects and witches and wizards. The show aired every Saturday and Sunday with two fresh episodes on weekends. Each story had a different star cast. Various popular TV actors have appeared in the series such as Vipul Gupta, Sarika,Sachin Shroff, Kamya Panjabi,Hiten Tejwani, Kishori Shahane, Mohit Abrol and Shahab Khan.
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