7 Indian TV Shows That Copied Shamelessly From The West

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Updated on 6 Sep, 2017 at 7:00 pm

We have heard a lot about Indian musicians and movie makers “adapting” western concepts, and now here is something new. Some of the Indian shows are also working on western concepts. Here are some of them:


1. Jeannie Aur Juju

Though it has been discontinued now but the whole concept was taken from ‘I Dream Of Jeanie’ and left unchanged. That may be the reason it worked so well.



2. The Suite Life of Karan and Kabir

This show was an adaptation of Disney’s ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody’ which was a big part of 90s kids. The adaptation couldn’t work that well though!



3. Kum Kum Bhagya

So they have started adapting saas bahu serials as well! This show, which is a big hit among ladies, is a copy of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ which is based on a Jane Austen novel!



4. Khatron Ke Khiladi

An adaptation of ‘Fear Factor’, it started with it’s original name but later changed it to ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi’.



5. Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin

Mona Singh became a household name after this show which is an adaptation of a Columbian drama called ‘Yo Soy Betty, La Fea’ which was also adapted in USA under the title ‘Ugly Betty’.



6. Comedy Nights With Kapil

The characters and concept resembles British TV show ‘Kumars at No. 42’. Babaji ka thullu, much?



7. Hello Friends

The show, featuring Nikhil Chinappa, Simone Singh, Cyrus Broacha, Maria Goretti, Mandira Bedi and Anil Dambri, as six best friends shut down after 26 episodes after ripping off one of the greatest sitcoms, F.R.I.E.N.D.S!



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