Bollywood has always had a big influence on the TV industry as TV shows have always been inspired by Bollywood films. Most of the TV serials that are running now or aired a few years back have either been copied or loosely inspired by our very own Bollywood movies.
Let’s take a look at those TV serials which owe their plots to Hindi movies.
1- Love U Zindagi – Jab We Met
Star Plus’s hit show Love U Zindagi was based on the movie Jab We Met. The story of the show was quite similar to that of the movie.
2- Bidaai – Vivaah
This show was based entirely on Sooraj Barjatya’s Vivaah, a movie that focuses entirely on the goodwill and values of an Indian marriage. The show was entirely a copy of this movie except for a few minor details.
3- Brahmarakshas – Jaani Dushman
The premise and the plot of the show were quite similar to that of the film. The show revolved around a man who turned into a monster and attacked brides.
4- Naagin – Nagina
The fantasy film Nagina featuring Sridevi and Rishi Kapoor inspired the show that is successfully running its fifth season. The first season became a massive hit and made Mouni Roy a household name.
5- Badho Bahu – Dum Laga Ke Haisha
The story and even the poster of this show were inspired by the Hindi movie, Dum Laga Ke Haisha. The show had Prince Narula and Rytasha Rathore in the lead roles. The plot revolves around an obese woman who dreams of marrying someone who sees her beyond her physical beauty.
6- Koi Laut Ke Aaya Hai – Woh Kaun Thi
The show reminded us of the yesteryear blockbuster film Woh Kaun Thi which had Manoj Kumar and Sadhna in the lead roles. Like the film, the basic plot of the show was also similar.
7- Jaana Na Dil Se Door – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
The show was loosely based on the hit movie, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. It revolved around a madly-in-love couple who couldn’t be together because the father wanted his daughter to marry a well-settled guy from a good social background.
8- Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil – Pardes
The show had borrowed the premise of the Bollywood hit, Pardes. Like Ganga (Mahima Choudhary) chooses Arjun (Shah Rukh Khan) in the film, Naina (Drashti Dhami), who is supposed to marry a rich guy, settles for an ordinary lad played by Arjun Bijlani.
9- Naamkaran – Zakhm
Like the movie Zakhm, the show, too, revolves around a child born out of wedlock, live-in relationships, and a woman fighting for her identity.
10- Peshwa Bajirao – Bajirao Mastani
The historical show revolved around the journey of the young Peshwa and his skills as a warrior. Post the leap, the show slowly changed track to focus on his love story with Mastani.
11- Jodha Akbar – Jodha Akbar
This period drama was inspired by the movie of the same name. This T.V. show released in 2013, and after ruling the TRPs for two years, went off air in 2015.
12- Kya hua tera wada – Biwi no 1
The show took its inspiration from the comedy classic Biwi No.1. The show started with the same concept and later developed into something else with other storylines.
13- Dil Se Dil Tak – Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
The show was based on surrogacy and the complications it causes between a married couple. Rohan Gandotra and Rashami Desai enacted the roles played by Salman Khan and Rani Mukerji in the film. Meanwhile, Jasmine Bhasin essayed Preity Zinta’s character of a surrogate mother.
14- Dil Hi To Hai – Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
The blockbuster movie K3G was also turned into a TV series. The storyline was similar to that of the movie.
15- Do Hanson Ka Joda – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Anushka Sharma took Bollywood by storm with her cute and bubbly performance in her debut movie. The show Do Hanson Ka Joda was inspired by this movie.