It’s not always that a show on the small screen becomes such a phenomenon that everybody swears by it. From engaging audiences for over a decade to still containing to be the number one show on TV, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on SAB TV (Neela Telefilms), has become the cult comedy of the small screen. But are you a true fan? Here are ten ways to know if you’re the ultimate fan…read on:

Garba:

If you don’t randomly break into ‘garba-raas’, you haven’t been a big fan of the series. Because no self-respecting Taarak fan will shy away from doing the Garba like the lead protagonist Daya Gada.

Aye halo:

This joyful greeting will make you forget your worries and indulge in a fun banter with your friends and family.

Community Festivals:

It’s one of the only soaps that showcases community festivals where people from every cast and religion come together to celebrate functions. Only a true blue Taarak fan will relate to elaborate community festivals!

Tappu Sena:

The bratty gang that not only causes numerous tensions in the society, but also helps unite the different mindsets of the people. Since the gang is always indulging in some crazy thing after the other, there’s never a dull moment in the society.

Middle Class Values:

We are tired of the elaborate sets and ornamental designs of other soaps, that’s why the middle class values of the show are such a hit with us. Even the most die-hard fan of bling would sober down if he is a Taarak addict.

Scooter:

You love scooters more than cars. You dream of buying a fancy yellow scooter just like Mr Bhide. Come on, haven’t you secretly fantasised about owning one? *winks*

Achaar-Papad:

It’s part of your daily lingo because you’re a fan of Madhavi Bhide’s achaar-papad business. Doesn’t it make the bubbly Maharashtrian lady an able businesswoman?

Cross-Cultural References:

You enjoy the cross-cultural debates because you’ve grown up on a healthy dose of Taarak episodes. From stereotyping Tamilians to Punjabis to showcasing the cultural dynamics from every corner of the country, there’s a lot one can learn from Taarak…

Babuchak:

You of course know what this means and have used it a number of times on your friends! Because who can forget Babuji’s golden words…

Aye Ma, Mataji!

The only way to dramatise your conversations is by exclaiming ‘aye ma, mataji!’ It not only makes you the centre of attraction, but also brings humour into your banters.

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