With the ever continuing TRP wars, it looks as if the world is not enough for our small screens. Looking forth always for unique TV formats, it isn’t anymore a new thing to try out the remake of international shows in the Indian version. So here is a surprising list of some serials that are inspired from the international ones.
1. Khatron Ke Khiladi-
Khatron Ke Khiladi was initially launched as Fear Factor which is also the original name of the series from which the show is inspired. After few seasons, the makers changed the name to Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. Fear Factor which is an American stunt/dare reality game show, originally aired between 2001 and 2006.
Ek Hasina Thi – The Revenge
Created by Cinevistaas Limited and produced by Prem Krishen, Ek Hasina Thi was a crime thriller television series aired on the channel Star Plus and showcased from 14 April, 2014 to 20 December, 2014. The show was loosely based on the American series Revenge. The series had
Sanjeeda Sheikh and
Vatsal Sheth as lead actors and
Simone Singh and
Ayub Khan as supportive actors. .
A television reality show with famous faces from different professions made to live together at a place with no connection with the outside world for three months, Bigg Boss is aired on Colors channel in India. It follows the format of Big Brother (a Dutch Series) which was first developed in the Netherlands by Endemol. Within ten years of the telecast, Bigg Boss has broadcasted 9 Seasons and one Spin-Off Version. Many unknown personalities from this show further moved on to become famous.
4. Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi -
Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi was an immensely popular show on Sony Entertainment Television.
Mona Singh, an actress who played the role of Jassi, rose to fame after the success of this telly show. The format of this Indian show is inspired from “Yo soy Betty, la fea” ("Ugly Betty"), a Colombian drama
5. 24 - 24
24’s success made the protagonist actor,
Anil Kapoor most proud because it was the first official remake of an original US TV series by the same name and it did manage to grab eyeballs. The team geared up to start shooting for the second season in November 2015. Having the format similar to the American series 24, the rights for the show were acquired by for a whopping 100 Crore.
6. India's Got Talent - Britain Got Talent
It is an Indian Reality TV show powered by Colors which brings the talent from any background infront of the world. It is following the format of the ‘ British Got Talent’ franchise which has been taken up by many other countries globally. It has showcased six seasons till now and still growing giving recognition to many unknown talented troupes and individuals.
7. Dus Ka Dum- Power Of Ten
‘Power of 10, ’ US - based game show, is the format on which Indian version of it, ‘Dus Ka Dum’ has been made, where contestants were supposed to predict how a cross-section of local people of the country responded to numerous polls. The main reason for its popularity was its host-
8. Comedy Nights With Kapil- The Kumars At No. 42
Comedy Nights with Kapil was a scripted Indian comedy and celebrity talk show hosted by comedian,
Kapil Sharma. It aired on Colors TV from 22 June, 2013 to 24 January, 2016. Many celebrity guests made an appearance in the show to promote their latest films. Having the format of a comedy-focused talk show, the show became India's highest TRP show. If you thought Kapil Sharma’s famous stand-up comedy show is one of the best shows on TV, then you need to rethink as the concept of the show has a lot of similarity to Kumars at No. 42, a British TV show.
9. Masterchef India- British Masterchef
MasterChef India, an Indian competitive cooking show is based on the original British MasterChef whose format has been adopted by many other countries too. It is produced by Colosceum Media Pvt. Ltd. and was first aired on Star Plus in 2010. Aspiring chefs and food lovers of different ages and backgrounds from various parts of India showcase their culinary skills in front of judges and chefs to win the title and grand prize money. It came up with a new version for identifying children as chef too.
Kaun Banega Crorepati- Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
KBC is based on the UK’s game show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ The original British version of the show was aired on 4 September, 1998. The Indian version was first aired in 2000 and was hosted by superstar
Amitabh Bachchan. It has since then had many seasons and had one of its seasons hosted by
Shah Rukh Khan too.
So, how many did you know?