Top 10 Shows That Were Inspired From The West

Top 10 Shows That Were Inspired From The West English Article

1. Sumit Sambhal Lega 

This Indian adaptation of the widely successful, Everybody Loves Raymond, depicted the family life of a South Delhi Punjabi man. Juggling between his mother and his wife, the man struggles to keep a balance between both of them. With actors like Satish Kaushik and Bharti Achrekar, the serial had its moments of brilliance. With a 9.1/10 rating from IMDb, the show is in talks of returning for a second season.

2. The Khan Sisters

The need to be as the center of attraction and the utter dearth of options when it comes to script gave way to this Indian adaptation of Keeping with the Kardashians! With Gauhar Khan’s win at Bigg Boss and the popularity that followed, she, along with her sister signed up for Khan Sisters. It took not too long for the audience to realise that the show was nothing like its Western counterpart. The show was pulled out without any plans of new seasons.

3.    Masterchef 


The cooking reality show that has made its rounds all across the globe had the Indian audiences glued to its TV screens with Akshay Kumar lending the show his face as the host. The show has finished four seasons and is slated for its season 5 this fall.

4. Indian Idol

After American Idol’s success, the show was made in India as well. Unlike other reality shows, it has done quite well in India. The show has to its credit a lot of celebrity names as its judges like Asha Bhosle, Anu Mallik, Farah Khan, Vishal-Shekhar, Sunidhi Chauhan and Sonu Nigam. The show also boosts of giving Bollywood Monali Thakur and Meiyang Chang.

5.    Powder  

The powerful crime thriller from YRF Television was an adaptation of HBO’s The Wire. Though the show had an interesting storyline and a line up of actors worth their mettle, it didn’t do well with the Indian audiences. As a result, it was shelved after only six months of run time.

6.    24

It is the Hindi version of a popular Fox show with the same name. The series that stars Anil Kapoor as its lead was received well in India as well. The show has been revived for a second season, and many other names from Bollywood like Surveen Chawla and Sikander Kher have been roped into the second season of 24 which is to air in 2016 itself.

7.    Suite life of Karan and Kabir

The sitcom is the Indian adaptation of the American show Suite Life of Zack & Cody. It aired on Disney and had a limited audience. Although the show was considered for the second season, it kept its poor ratings and the channel ultimately pulled the plug in 2013.

8.    Jeanie Aur Juju 

The popular American series I Dream of Jeanie was accommodated for the Indian audience in the SAB TV series, Jeanie Aur Juju. Despite the comic timing of Ali Asgar and the presence of Giaa Manek (of Sath Nibhana Sathiya fame), the serial didn’t do well in India. It bid farewell to India in 2014, after a run time of only two years

9. Ek Hasina Thi

This Star Plus series was rumoured to be an adaptation of the American sitcom, Revenge. The show was touted to be the comeback vehicle of Simone Singh and Vatsal Seth, both of whom have tried their hands at acting in Bollywood. The show started with a lukewarm response but was ultimately called off due to limitations in the storyline.

10.    Karishma Ka Karishma

The robotic genius of a man raised as a human child was the narrative of Small Wonder, an American series. The series was made for Indian audiences with changes as Karishma Ka Karishma. The show ran for a year and then was called off.