The fact that many Indian movie concepts are copied from famous Hollywood movies is quite well known to everyone; however, many of you may not know that even the shows airing on small screen can be copied from overseas shows. Here are 12 such Indian versions of international T.V shows that you should be knowing about. Check out-
Pyaar Kii Yeh Ek Kahaani
The first name in the list of Indian versions of international T.V shows is Pyaar Kii Yeh Ek Kahaani. This show by Ekta Kapoor was basically a mixture of ‘The Vampire Diaries’, a supernatural American teen drama and also the movie ‘Twilight’. The show is about a young girl who gets involved with vampires and gets to know astonishing truths about the world of supernatural creatures, although the Indian version is utterly ridiculous.
- Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi
The next name in the list of Indian versions of international T.V shows is Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi. As the name suggests, this show is based on romance. It is a copy of the TV series- ‘Wuthering Heights’ and is based on a book of the same name. It is a story of a servant boy who falls in love with a rich girl who is his master’s daughter.
- Bigg Boss
The third name in the list of Indian versions of international T.V shows is Bigg Boss. India’s one of the most popular game show Bigg Boss hosted by Salman Khan is copied from ‘Big Brother’ developed by Endemol in the Netherlands. Contestants have to live in a house completely aloof from the outer world and are continuously monitored by cameras as well microphones during their stay.
- Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa
The dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhlaja’ is a hit among the audience all over the India and is highly successful. It is based on the format of the British TV series ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
- India’s Got Talent
India’s Got Talent was welcomed with open arms by the Indian audience. It is basically inspired from ‘America’s Got Talent’ which is an American reality television series on the NBC television network. It is a talent show featuring singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, and other performers of all ages competing for the prize of one million dollars.
- Ek Hasina Thi
The next Indian version of international T.V show is Ek Hasina Thi. This show is currently aired on Star TV and it’s said to be inspired from the American prime-time TV series, ‘Revenge’. Ek Hasina Thi is a suspense thriller based in Kolkata. It is about four rich boys who raped a servent’s daughter. The sister of the victim decides to call for some serious revenge and justice.
- Kaun Banega Crorepati
The television quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati is an exact replica of UK’s ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’, created in 1998 by David Briggs, Mike Whitehill, and Steven Knight. Large cash prizes are offered for correctly answering a series of multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty. It is hosted by the Bollywood super star Amitabh Bacchan and is extremely popular all over India.
- Kum Kum Bhagya
The show revolves around a family where a woman dreams about her two daughters leading happily married lives. Although it appears to be a show perfect for the typical Indian mentality, it is a copy of the TV series ‘Sense and Sensibility’ which is based on the famous Jane Austen novel of the same name.
- Indian Idol
It is a copy of ‘American Idol’, which is an American reality show produced by 19 Entertainment. It began airing on Fox on June 11, 2002 and has since become one of the most successful shows in the history of American television. It also achieved immense popularity in India and is considered as one of the most popular reality shows of all times.
- Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin
The magic of the serial Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin mesmerized the Indian audience the day it was aired. The story revolves around a bespectacled, less than average looking girl Jassi. It was basically a copy of an American comedy-drama television series, ‘Ugly Betty’ developed by Silvio Horta.
- Karishma Kaa Karishma
Karishma Kaa Karishma was an Indian television series which was the exact replica of the popular 1980s American science fiction sitcom ‘Small Wonder’. The series premiered on Star Plus. The series produced by Sunil Doshi of Alliance Media & Entertainment, and starrs Jhanak Shukla as the cyber kid Karishma gained huge popularity in India specially among kids.
Comedy Nights with Kapil
The last name on the list of Indian version of international T.V shows is Comedy Nights with Kapil. Even after all these years, many people are unaware that ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ or now called ‘The Kapil Sharma show’ is a copy of the famous British television show, ‘The Kumars at No.42’. This extremely popular and appreciated show made Kapil Sharma a big star. He has won awards and a great deal of recognition due to this highly rated show.
Which of these Indian versions of international T.V shows have you watched so far?