These 15 Popular Desi Shows Are Actually Copied From The West

Comedy Nights with Kapil is also on the list!

These 15 Popular Desi Shows Are Actually Copied From The West
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What is the most common complaint that viewers have concerning Indian daily soaps? 

If you ask me, it is that they are all alike. Yes! Same plot, same sets, just different characters. In all shows, the elder people never get old while the young ones keep on dying and coming back to life.

So, to solve the issue, what did our Indian television producers do? Well, they chose to imitate the storylines of the shows of other countries. Believe me, you don't even know that most of the shows that you love to watch are actually inspired from the west. And that is what I have for you today. After the era of imitating movies, now Indian industry have begun parodying foreign daily soaps. So, let's see which of our favourite ones are on the list. 

#1. Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi

#1. Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi

The daily soap opera 'Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi' which rolls around the love story of Ranveer and Ishaani is actually inspired by a TV mini-series called 'Wuthering Heights'.

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#2 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

#2 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

India's most famous celebrity dancing show is 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa'. The idea of this show is actually based on an American television series 'Dancing with the Stars'. 

#3 Karishma Kaa Karishma

#3 Karishma Kaa Karishma

How can anyone forget the show 'Karishma Kaa Karishma'? It was an Amazing show that revolved around the lifelike robot Karishma. This Indian television series is a remake of the popular 1980s American Science fiction sitcom 'Small Wonder'.

#4 Kumkum Bhagya 

#4 Kumkum Bhagya 

'Kumkum Bhagya' is among India's most-watched television daily soap. You will be surprised to know that this show is based on the novel 'Sense and Sensibility' by Jane Austen.

#5 Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai

#5 Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai

An Indian comedy program 'Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai' is actually inspired by a comedy sci-fi Television series called '3rd Rock from the Sun'.

#6 India's Got Talent

#6 India's Got Talent

'India's Got Talent' is an Indian reality television series on Colors television network which is inspired by a talent show called 'Britain's Got Talent'.

#7 Comedy Nights with Kapil

#7 Comedy Nights with Kapil

Indian sketch comedy and celebrity talk show hosted by Kapil Sharma, 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' is an unofficial adaptation of a British television show called 'The Kumars at No. 42'.

#8 24

#8 24

24 is an Indian television drama series which is based on the American series of the same name.

#9 Kaun Banega Crorepati

#9 Kaun Banega Crorepati

Did you know that India's biggest Q&A show, 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' is based on the British program Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

#10 Sumit Sambhal Lega 

#10 Sumit Sambhal Lega 

Indian television series, 'Sumit Sambhal Lega'  is the Hindi adaptation of Warner Bros' 'Everybody Loves Raymond'.

#11 The Bachelorette India

#11 The Bachelorette India

We all know about the show 'The Bachelorette India' which featured Bollywood actor Mallika Sherawat who found 'The perfect bachelor' for herself. But did you know that the idea of this was inspired by an American reality television dating game show named 'The Bachelorette'

#12 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi

#12 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi

'Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi', Indian stunt and dare reality game show is actually based on an American stunt show called 'Fear Factor'.

#13 Tedi Medi Family

#13 Tedi Medi Family

Indian sitcom 'Tedi Medi Family' is an adaptation of popular show by Warner Bros' called 'The Middle'.

#14 Reporters

#14 Reporters

Indian drama series 'Reporters' was an Indian fiction newsroom drama television series which was in reality based on a U.S. TV series called 'The Newsroom'.

#15 Ek Nayi Ummeed - Roshni

#15 Ek Nayi Ummeed - Roshni

'Ek Nayi Ummeed - Roshni' was an Indian medical drama television series which was based on an American medical drama television series, 'Grey's Anatomy'.

That's all, folks.

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