The digital world is buzzing with content. With inspiration driving the web world and new renditions of classics and global series being the trend, Indian creators are not far behind in jumping on to the bandwagon. It’s not only good for the entertainment industry but also a great time to be alive for the audience. Levering on this very idea, Indian directors and producers have a remarkable lineup for the year. Take a look and do not miss out on these Indian adaptations:
This classic BBC mockumentary is soon taking an Indian avatar. The sitcom that created waves in the international entertainment arena is all set to be remade with Indian characters, setting, and sensibilities. Wernham Hogg becomes Wilkins Chawla, a paper company, as the hilarious format, follows Indian boss Jagdeep Chaddha and his hapless attempts to inspire and motivate a reluctant workforce. And the Slough trading estate of the home version becomes an industrial park on the far outskirts of Faridabad, a satellite town of New Delhi. Intrigued yet? Stay tuned…
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed British television series is ready to make waves in the Indian digital world. With National Award-winning actor Pankaj Tripathi alongside Jackie Shroff and Vikrant Massey, the Indian adaptation is being directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. The Indian version is a reflection of modern India, through the lens of the economic and class differences between a working class student moonlighting as a taxi driver and the wealthy female passenger he picks up one fateful evening. The story will play out in a media frenzy elevating the case to dizzying heights that will eventually affect the accused and his extended family’s social standing and more.
Popular Isreili crime-thriller Hostages is another series that will be adapted in the Indian context. With Tisca Chopra, Ronit Roy, Dalip Tahil and Parvin Dabas, under the able direction of Sudhir Mishra, this Hindi series is as exciting as this genre can get!
The Israeli series revolves around Yael Danon (Ayelet Zurer), a doctor who has to kill the country’s Prime Minister during a surgery after her family is held hostage.
Based on the investigative book on the Harshad Mehta securities scam, written by Sucheta Dalal and Debashish Basu, The Scam series adaptation is directed by Hansal Mehta. Retracing the 1992 BSE fraud by a stockbroker, the series sheds light on the scam in more detailed and dramatic ways. Going by Hansal Mehta track record of realistic movies like Shahid and Aligarh, we have no doubt he will bring life to an incident in an effortless manner.
With such a stellar list of series slated to release, the Indian audiences are definitely in for a treat and the entertainment industry seems to be at its prime.
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