6 Tv soaps that were inspired by Bollywood movies
Well as we all know copying is nothing new to Bollywood. But if you feel TV is the place where you can see a hub for original talent and creativity you are gravely mistaken! We have a lot of TV shows inspired by Bollywood and there are numerous episodes per show and writes often drag the same storyline over and over again due to which these shows have earned their reputation. We have composed a list of TV shows that were either exact replicas or ‘greatly inspired’ from hit Bollywood movie. Have a look-
Naagin (2015) from Nagina (1986)
The TV show Naagin has Mouni Roy in the lead role which is greatly inspired by Sridevi’s Nagina. The 1986 blockbuster movie was produced and directed by the same person, that is Harmesh Malhotra. This movie was such a hit that it was the first ever Bollywood movie that has a sequel called Nigahen: Nagina Part II. The show, however, is an Indian supernatural series produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor which also has Adaa Khan and Arjun Bijlani along with the very talented Sudha Chandran.
Jamai Raja (2014) and Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga (2012) from Jamai Raja (1990)
Both the TV shows were greatly influenced by the movie 1990 Hindi movie Jamai Raja. The show although ended 3 March 2017 after a 3-year run and was produced by the actor Akshay Kumar and co-produced by Ashvini
Jodha Akbar(2013) from Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
The 2008 movie Jodha Akbar rocked the screens and was a huge hit especially with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan’s ground-breaking chemistry in the role of Jodha and Akbar respectively. The movie was co-written, produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. A few years later the TV series Jodhaa Akbar was aired with Rajat Tokas and Paridhi Sharma in lead roles. It was produced by Balaji Telefilms which is Ekta Kapoor’s own production house. The show went off the air for two years but has come back with a good load of TRPs still in its share.
Peshwa Bajirao (2017) from Bajirao Mastani (2015)
The blockbuster that was the epic movie Bajirao Mastani, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali inspired a show entirely on Bajirao’s journey. The show shows us the journey he leads to eventually become the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire. The movie was a huge hit and became one of the highest grossing Indian movies of all time. The show, on the other hand, is produced by Sphere Origins of Sunjoy Waddhwa and creatively produced by Nilanjana Purkayasstha's company Invictus T Mediaworks.
Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil (2016) from Pardes (1997)
Another one coming from Ekta Kapoor under the name of her brand Balaji Telefilms. The show Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil’s cast consists of stars Arjun Bijlani, Drashti Dhami and Vineet Raina. The original movie starred the king of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan along with Amrish Puri, Alok Nath, and newcomers Mahima Chaudhry and Apurva Agnihotri. The film also bagged Mahima Chaudhry an award for her splendid performance.
Sapna Babul Ka… Bidaai (2007) from Vivah (2006)
This 2007 show was based entirely on Sooraj Barjatya's Vivaah, a movie that focuses entirely on the goodwill and values of Indian marriage. The movie had Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao in their star cast. The show was entirely a copy of this movie except for a few minor details. The show was so similar they did not even change Babuji as Alok Nath played the character in the movie as well as the TV show.
Do Hanson Ka Joda (2010) from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008)
Anushka Sharma took Bollywood by storm with her cute and bubbly performance in her debut movie. The movie also had Bollywood romance king, Shah Rukh Khan.This show Do Hanson Ka Joda was inspired by this movie and aired on January 18th, 2010. The show was produced by Kaushik Ghatak and was on NDTV Imagine channel for eight months.
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