Last year India was excited for two reasons related to Game of Thrones, first being Indian version of Game of Thrones on Sony TV and second was Neil Nitin Mukesh acting in Game of Thrones. Though the later turned out to be a publicity stunt by Neil’s PR team. Coming to the former, i.e Indian version of Game of Thrones was supposed to be produced by Sony TV and was rumoured to be named “Rani Mahal”.
The idea of an Indian version itself wasn’t supported that well. With the class of acting and sets seen on the Indian television, it was even tougher to imagine GoT with a lousy set of actors. Though the rumoured show Rani Mahal did not go on due to some production issues.
WHY INDIAN VERSION OF GoT WILL FAIL?
- Sakshi Tanvar as Dany. Can you imagine that ? How could they even cast her ?
See for yourself:
In the books Daenerys Targaryen was 13 when first introduced and 15 in the TV series. Going by this Sakshi is much more elder to Dany. The role perfect for age should have been of Catelyn Stark.
Now look at this image produced by ScoopWhoop. Weird!
2. BRACE YOURSELVES, CENSOR BOARD IS COMING!
The smallest of the kissing scenes are cut off from the serials if they exist. The HBO version of Game Of Thrones is being aired on Colors Infinity but it is highly censored. Even if Game of Thrones is prod… Too much of censor coming!
3. The cast of this show is very big!
And in India it will really be hard to have so many actors. The production cost will already be too much and management of such a big crew for so long will be a hard job to do. This will again surely hit on the quality of the show and might end up like new versions of Ramayana or Mahabharata made in recent times.
4. The quality of VFX in Indian television,
CGI used in Indian Television is nothing near what HBO has done with Game of Thrones. They will suck. Even the CGI’s used in Indian movies appear fake, CGI here has only developed when it comes to enhancing body muscles of actors.
5. Hey! I’m your brother, incest maybe?
Well, I really don’t see this even in the scripts. Even if they managed to somehow represent incest, the next day you will possibly be seeing Hanuman Dal, ShivSena forcing Cersei to tie a rakhi to Jamie Lannister. There will be active moral policing and maybe Sony will be banned in India for few years. Who knows!
6. It will not work simply.
They might even end up destroying your actual Game of Thrones experience. Though this is the worst case to happen!
Apart from this, Rani Mahal might not be based on HBO’s Game of Thrones but it is going to happen and somehow I feel the theme might be the same!