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8 Hindi remakes of popular international shows: Have you watched the Good Wife, Fauda, Elite, and more?

Have Indian remakes managed to live up to the iconic international shows they’ve been adapted from? Let’s find out in today’s List hai toh hit hai

8 Hindi remakes of popular international shows: Have you watched the Good Wife, Fauda, Elite, and more?

List hai toh hit hai

  • Nikhil Kumar

Last Updated: 05.03 PM, Jul 14, 2023

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The Trial starring Bollywood star Kajol is set to release on Disney+ Hotstar on July 14th. The legal drama is a remake of the hit American TV show, The Good Wife, headlined by Julianna Margulies. It is among the several international shows remade in Hindi, including the upcoming  series Citadel, a remake of the 2023 Prime Video original series of the same name. An obvious concern with these remakes is whether they would manage to deliver the story in an authentic manner or will the essence of the plot be lost in translation. Some also argue that such adaptations serve as a tribute to the original work and remaking it in another language, only allows for the story to reach and be appreciated by a wider audience. And in doing so, certain creative liberties should be allowed in refurbishing the story to blend into the new setting while retaining the spirit of the original writing. Have Indian remakes managed to live up to the iconic international shows they’ve been adapted from? Let’s find out in today’s List hai toh hit hai where we list Indian shows that have been remade from popular international shows.


Rana Naidu

Bahubali star Rana Daggubati plays the titular role in the action crime drama series Rana Naidu. The plot revolves around Rana Naidu, a ‘fixer’ or ‘problem solver’ for celebrities. His world turns upside down when his father is released from prison. Daggubati’s real-life uncle Venkatesh Daggubati essays the role of the father in the Netflix original series. The Indian TV show is a remake of the hit American series Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber in the lead. The series ran for seven seasons and a sequel film was released in 2022.

The Office

One of the most popular comedy shows of all time is the American version of The Office, a remake of Ricky Gervais’s British version. An Indian remake of the series was released in 2019 and ran for two seasons on Disney+ Hotstar. Created by Rajesh Devraj, the series stars Mukul Chadda in the lead as Jagdeep Chadda, who is based on Michael Scott from the American version and David Brent from the British version. Despite the hype, the series was panned by both critics and audiences alike.

The Night Manager

The spy thriller The Night Manager premiered to universal acclaim when it was released earlier this year on Disney+ Hotstar. Aditya Roy Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Tillotama Shome, and Sobhita Dhulipala in prominent roles, and is helmed by Sandeep Modi. It is a remake of the British series of the same name featuring a star-studded cast of Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, and Olivia Colman among others.


The 2023 Indian TV series revolves around three students from a working-class background who are enrolled in one of the most elite private schools in New Delhi. Helmed by Ashim Ahluwalia, the series explores themes of casteism, income inequality, and other forms of discrimination. The series is adapted from the hit Netflix original Spanish series, Elite, and it is set in the Spanish capital of Madrid.

Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin

The Indian TV series Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin is a comedy-drama about an ordinary young girl named Jassi, who is not the most popular girl in town. However, she lands a job at a major fashion agency and the plot pivots around how she navigates through work and life. The series is adapted from the hit Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea – the series that inspired the hit American comedy-drama, Ugly Betty. The original series also inspired the Mexican telenovela La fea más bella and the South African comedy uBettina Wethu.


Helmed by Sudhir Mishra and Sachin Krishn, Taanav is a Hindi action thriller series which premiered in 2022. The series revolves around a team of special forces operatives who are sent to Kashmir to eliminate the leader of a terror network. It is remade from the popular Israeli TV series, Fauda. The Israeli series premiered in 2015 and revolves around the Israeli counter-terrorism unit called Mista'arvim, who are hunting a Hamas terrorist.

Rudra: The Edge of Darkness

Bollywood star Ajay Devgn stars in the Hindi series Rudra: The Edge of Darkness as the titular hero. The plot revolves around DCP Rudraveer Pratap Singh "Rudra", who crosses paths with a psychotic killer. The series also stars Raashii Khanna and Esha Deol in prominent roles. it is adapted from the hit BBC series Luther, starring Idris Elba and Ruth Wilson.


Bollywood veteran Anil Kapoor plays a prominent role in the eighth season of the hit American series 24. The series is headlined by Kiefer Sutherland as federal agent Jack Bauer, and it is widely regarded as one of the best action drama shows of all time. Kapoor would later play the lead in the Indian adaptation of the series in 2013. The remake is widely regarded as one of the first big-budget Indian TV shows headlined by a Bollywood star.

Well that's all we got time for this episode, I will see ya in the next one until then its your host Nikhil signing out.

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