Indian Shows That Not Only Copied Popular Sitcoms But Made It Cringe

New Delhi: Gone are the times when Indian cleaning soap operas have been based mostly on unique concepts that handled real-life conditions of the Indian society and the issues arising out of them. All the neighbourhood was once abandoned when Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayana’ aired on Doordarshan channel. Folks gathered round their tv units to look at household dramas like ‘Hum Log’, ‘Musaddi Lal Ke Haseen Sapne’ ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’ ‘Chandrakanta’ and so on. that gained immense recognition for his or her distinctive storylines. 

Then got here the period of women-oriented television reveals like ‘Shanti’ and ‘Kora Kaagaz’ amongst others, that have been forward of its time and confirmed a mirror to the society. Mandira Bedi and Renuka Shahane rose to recognition after their succesful stint in these serials. One other hit drama was ‘Koshish’ starring Sandhya Mridul and Varun Badola.

Ekta Kapoor’s first profitable manufacturing ‘Hum Paanch’ was a breath of recent air, that was based mostly on the story of a household of 5 sisters, their father and their step-mother. The present gained immense recognition for its storyline and the comedian timing of the actors. ‘Dekh Bhai Dekh’ was one other well-liked drama that was each family’s favorite.

Then got here the period of the Saas Bahu dramas the place Ekta Kapoor dominated the tv trade, producing content material after content material starting with the alphabet Okay and launched numerous newcomers that later grew to become one of the crucial well-liked actors of the tv trade. The early 2000s have been additionally a deal with for kids and youngsters with a slew of reveals like ‘Shaka La Ka Growth Growth’, ‘Son Pari’, ‘Karishma Ka Karishma’ and my private favorite, ‘Shararat’, amongst many different well-liked dramas like ‘Simply Mohabbat’, ‘Sanjivani’ and so on.

As folks began becoming bored of the standard saas bahu dramas with nearly the identical plot and storyline in each different serial, the makers determined to enterprise into a unique style and got here up with supernatural flicks like ‘Naagin’, ‘Brahmarakshas’ and different such dramas that have been all based mostly on a well-liked film indirectly or the opposite. Ekta Kapoor gave many youngsters their heartthrob within the type of Vivian D’Sena with the serial ‘Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahani’ that was based mostly on the favored fictional drama ‘Twilight’.

All was positive until the content material was based mostly on a well-liked film or present, till content material czarina Ekta Kapoor determined to make the viewers go nuts by making a cringe-worthy Indian model of the favored supernatural drama ‘The Vampire Diaries’, that also stays a favorite of a lot of the 90s children for all the best causes. Who can neglect the allure and aura of the Salvatore Brothers, or the loopy but at all times there for one another trio of Elena, Bonnie and Caroline? To not neglect, the unwavering Originals who may go to any extent for his or her household and 100 extra causes that not solely made the eight-part collection binge-worthy but additionally holds a particular place in all supernatural thriller lovers’ hearts.

With ‘Tere Ishq Mein Ghayal’ gaining the centre-stage, here is having a look at Indian reveals that not solely drew inspiration from well-liked sitcoms however spoilt it for the viewers:

1. Tere Ishq Mein Ghayal – The Vampire Diaries

Whereas ‘The Vampire Diaries’ continues to be a rage, its ‘sasta’ model within the type of ‘Tere Ishq Mein Ghayal’ is pure cringe. From the characters to the scenes, the whole lot screams the phrase ‘COPIED’. It is truly humorous to seek out how well-liked components within the unique collection have been renamed within the copied model, making it all of the extra cheesy. For instance, ‘vervain’ that had an influence on vampires and burnt their pores and skin is known as ‘Shyam Tulsi’ within the serial. The Salvatore Brothers have been changed by the Oberoi Brothers performed by Gashmeer Mahajani and Karan Kundrra, werewolves have been changed by bulls and the Originals have been changed by ‘Rajvanshi Bhediyas.’

The serial has turn into a meme materials with its content material, and viewers are left questioning the makers that they may have merely translated ‘The Vampire Diaries’ in Hindi, saving them from all of the cringe. On movies of the episodes going viral on social media, some customers even commented that they would favor “washing their eyes with Shyam Tulsi” after watching ‘The Vampire Diaries’ in 140p.

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2. Hi there Pals- F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Even after a long time of the present being aired, this American sitcom continues to be one of the crucial well-liked reveals of all time. Spanning over 10 seasons, the lead characters Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe nonetheless resonate with the viewers for some or the opposite attribute that they’d. And who can neglect Janice’s snigger that sounded extra like a horse’s neigh. How would you react if somebody tried to sabotage your fond reminiscences associated to the present with a copied model?  Hi there Pals did have a number of actors like Nikhil Chinappa, Maria Gorretti and Cyrus Brocha who’re in any other case well-known for his or her comedian timing but didn’t make a mark in ‘Hi there Pals’. The results of the epic failure was, DISAPPOINTMENT!

3. Sumit Sambhal Lega- All people Loves Raymond

One other Indian tv programme that didn’t match the drama, splendour, or hilarity of the well-known American sitcom ‘All people Loves Raymond’. The present aired on Star Plus in 2015 and although it was not cringe and had a runtime of 108 episodes, it couldn’t dwell as much as the grandeur of the unique collection that spanned 9 seasons with a complete of 210 episodes.

4. The Workplace- The Workplace

When Indians tried to create their very own model of The Workplace, a British programme that was masterfully tailored right into a famend American drama and gave us the most effective bosses of all time, it turned out to be a fiasco. 

5. Kumkum Bhagya- Sense & Sensibility

An Indian cleaning soap opera based mostly on the novel and tv miniseries by Jane Austen. In a matriarchal society, the plot centres on the lives of sisters. Whereas the present revived Shabbir Ahluwalia’s performing profession and introduced Sriti Jha to the fore as one of many main tv actors, the drama, regardless of having a promising narrative, was unable to face out from the opposite saas-bahu cleaning soap operas that have been proven. The fixed twists and turns with fights and arguments between the lead characters Abhi and Pragya or the controversies thatched by the supporting characters, in the end made the serial not binge-worthy however cringe-worthy.

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