Suparn S Varma, the director of the Indian adaptation of the popular American legal TV drama “The Good Wife,” reveals that the show will have distinct characterizations and subplots compared to the original series. Despite the challenges of adaptations, Varma credits the talented cast for helping him navigate through the process.
Indian Adaptation with a Twist
The Indian version of “The Good Wife,” led by renowned actress Kajol, will present a unique take on the original show. Varma explains that several “structural” changes have been made to suit the cultural landscape of India. The first season of the Indian adaptation will consist of eight episodes, in contrast to the 23 episodes of the original series.
Changes in Storytelling and Characterization
Adapting a foreign TV drama requires adjustments to storytelling techniques. Varma highlights that the structure of storytelling differs in adaptations, and the Indian version had to be modified to accommodate the absence of the jury system in India. Moreover, certain character tracks, such as office romances, had to be reimagined to reflect the present times.
Kajol’s Debut Web Series on Disney+ Hotstar
Kajol, a renowned Bollywood actress, will make her web series debut with the Indian adaptation of “The Good Wife.” The series is scheduled to premiere on the Disney+ Hotstar platform in July, offering viewers a fresh and culturally relevant take on the popular legal drama.
The article explores how the director, Suparn S Varma, and the cast tackled the challenges of adapting “The Good Wife” to suit the Indian audience. It highlights the differences in characterizations, subplots, and storytelling between the original series and its Indian adaptation. Additionally, it mentions the release date of the web series and the platform on which it will be available.
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