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Lionsgate Play's first Indian series Hiccups and Hookups is an official adaptation of the US show Casual

The modern family drama will be available to stream on the platform from November 26

Akhila Damodaran
Nov 09, 2021
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Hiccups and Hookups

The first Indian original series from Lionsgate, Hiccups and Hookups is nearing its release. Recently, in a quirky video, actor Rajkummar Rao had introduced the actors of the show. Issuing a warning to be aware of the new 'Rao' family, he introduced the cast that includes Lara Dutta, Prateik Babbar and Shinnova. The show, directed by Kunal Kohli, is the official adaptation of Lionsgate’s own US show, Casual. The show had premiered on Hulu. 

According to the Lionsgate website, Casual is a comedy series about a recently divorced woman and her bachelor brother who live under the same roof again. They guide each other in the world of dating as she also manages to raise her teenage daughter. The show is created by Zander Lehmann and directed by Jason Reitman. Its cast includes Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr, Nyasha Hatendi, Frances Conroy and Julie Berman. The first two episodes were screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 before its release on Hulu. The show ran for four seasons and the last season with eight episodes was out on the platform in July 2018. 

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Rajkummar Rao had very cleverly also adds the names of his films as he introduces the characters. He captioned the video on his Instagram account as: "Ghabrao, jaan bachao! The new Raos are making an entry with their chaotic clan on @LionsgatePlayin’s first Indian original, #Hiccups And Hookups. A bold & edgy family drama, starring the gorgeous @larabhupathi, ever-so-cool @_prat, and spunky @shinnova_19. Catch this crazy family in action, only on @lionsgateplayin from 26th November onwards. Stay tuned! #Hiccups And Hookups."

Watch the video here:

From the looks of it, the Hindi show seems to be interesting and whacky that revolves around a newly separated single mother and her brother who guide each other in the world of dating while she raises her teenage daughter. The cast also includes Divya Seth, Nassar Abdullah, Khalid Siddiqui, Meiyang Chang, Meera Chopra and Ayn Zoya. According to Variety, Rohit Jain, managing director South Asia and networks-emerging markets Asia, Lionsgate India, said that they are aiming to stay true to their ethos of entertainment with their first Indian original series with unique, bold and edgy content.

The show is directed by Kunal Kohli who is known for his films like Fanaa, Hum Tum and Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic. The show is the official adaptation of Lionsgate’s own US show, Casual. The modern family drama will be available to stream on the platform from November 26.


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