11 Reality Shows In India That Are Blatantly Copied From International Shows –


Numerous Indian game shows which were the top picks of many have been taken from the similar concepts overseas. They have been adjusted with specific changes to suit to the way of life and the receptivity of the Indians. In spite of the fact that some of them were not as fruitful as their source shows, they actually had an effect on the Indian crowd.

Some of the shows are below:

1. Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi

Fear Factor is an American reality show which was at first changed from the Dutch structure called ‘Now or Neverland’. Originally, this US game show was hosted by UFC journalist, Joe Rogan. After it’s remake in India , it has become a hit show. In 2008, Colors TV took up the show which was hosted by Arjun Kapoor, Rohit Shetty, and Priyanka Chopra.

2. Pop Idol – Indian Idol

Pop Idol - Indian Idol

Pop Idol is a mainstream British TV show which chooses the best pop artist. It was made by Simon Fuller and was broadcasted from 2001 to 2003. After this show, The X Factor was delivered in 2004. It’s remake , the Indian Idol made an enormous achievement in India in the year 2004 ,which started the culture of audience voting. . It has been a hit musical reality show since 12 years.

3. Who wants To Be A Millionaire? – Kaun Banega Crorepati

Crorepati & Millionaire

The US game Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? is a game show which has a top prize of $1,000,000 for it’s competitors. With right around 21 seasons, this game show gained a lot of popularity , through the world. Facilitated by Amitabh Bachchan, it’s Indian version Kaun Banega Crorepati, initially broadcasted on Star Plus and now Sony entertainment Channel took the charge.

4. Survivor – Survivor India


This amazing American unscripted TV drama has made a record of unbelievable 40 seasons running for right around more than 2 decades. This show has been the best unscripted TV drama for quite a long time.

Survivor India: Caramoan Islands is it’s Indian variation which was started in 2012. In spite of the fact that the show had a decent evaluating, it finished with one season with Raj Rani as the champ.

5. Master Chef – Master Chef India

Master chef - Master chef India

Master Chef is one of the cooking reality show as it’s name suggests . It was started in 2005 for BBC. This show famous worldwide and was adapted by several other countries . It’s Indian variation ie. Master Chef had a total of 6 seasons. It has consistently been viewed as a hit show among various other reality shows in India.

6. Wipeout – Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout

Zor Ka Jhatka_ Total Wipeout

This American game show which introduced hindrance courses to it’s challengers was fruitful with 7 seasons. This show circulated from 2008 to 2014 and has won numerous honors for the mainstream game show. The Indian form of the same was Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout ,didn’t acquire that popularity as the original show. The show was hosted by actor Shah Rukh Khan and just went on for a season in 2011.

7. Britain’s Got Talent – India’s Got Talent

Britain’s Got Talent – India’s Got Talent

The show with that competitive spirit was created by Simon Cowell had around 15 seasons. The champs of this show were granted monetary reward and were allowed a chance to perform before the British Royal Family. The Indian form India’s Got Talent is made by Sakib Zakir Ahmed as an aspect of the British Got Talent franchisee. This show which debuted in 2009 has finished 8 seasons.

8. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? – Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader_

This American game show was hosted by Jeff Foxworthy and was debuted in 2007 with the total of 98 episodes. This show kept going on the top show list until it was halted in 2015. It’s Indian variation Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? was facilitated by Shah Rukh Khan and was broadcasted on Star Plus in 2008. However, it was a flop show in India .

9. Lip Sync Battle – Lip Sing Battle

Lip Sing Battle

The American musical game show was debuted in 2015 where superstars fight it out in lip sync challenges. With more than 63 episodes , this show made a hit. Lip Sing Battle is it’s Indian variation was broadcasted on Star Plus in 2017. This show was facilitated by Farah Khan and Ali Asgar. The primary season broadcasted 16 episodes.

10. Let’s Make A Deal – Khullja Sim Sim

Let's Make A Deal– Khullja Sim Sim

This decades-old American game show has been going on air since 1963. Monty Hall hosted the show for years. Having been adapted throughout the world and had 11 seasons. The Indian version of the same Khullji Sim Sim was premiered in 2001 on Star Plus and lasted for 3 seasons.

11. The Moment Of Truth – Sacch Ka Saamna

The Moment Of Truth Indian Game Shows

This US game show was founded on the Colombian form ‘Nothing mas que la verdad’. This show was facilitated by Mark Walberg and broadcasted for 2 consecutive seasons ie. 2008 to 2009 . This Indian transformation is Sacch Ka Saamna and had 3 seasons in all .The host of the show was actor Rajeev Khandelwal.

12. Big Brother – Big Boss

Big Boss - Big Brother

This US TV series which was originally inspired by Dutch TV series and was launched in the year 2000 and went through heavy criticism. However, this show had spin-offs and the 19th season was premiered in 2017.The Indian version Big Boss is a hit in the country . Every year it garners heavy TRP. Now it’s been 13 seasons and every year celebs are invited to spend a couple of months in the house . It has all the fun, fight , drama and romance . The reality show is hosted by actor Salman khan.



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