Spin-offs might be a new trend on the small screen but its popularity is rising with every passing week. Programming heads of leading GECs have developed the idea of ‘spin-off’ in the past three years. A daily soap is full of twists and turns and often the makers are not able to do justice to all the characters and hence, they plan to launch a spin-off. Considering the buzz around the parent show, the channel decide to introduce a spin-off to explore more characters and sub-plots. In this special segment, we will have a look at the shows, which are spin-off of popular TV series.
Dil Bole Oberoi
It was ‘Dil Bole Oberoi’, which started the trend of spin-offs on Indian television. The channel and producer Gul Khan decided to launch a spin-off of ‘Ishqbaaaz’ owing to its immense popularity. ‘Dil Boley Oberoi’ was aired at 10:30pm slot right after Nakuul Mehta and Surbhi Chandna starrer ‘Ishqbaaaz’ on Star Plus. The show starring Kunal Jaisingh, Shrenu Parikh, Leenesh Mattoo and Mansi Srivastava started on a high note but soon TRPs dropped the makers decided to merge the two shows.
It won’t be wrong to say that Zee TV’s ‘Kundali Bhagya’ is one of the most popular spin-off shows on the small screen. The show starring Shraddha Arya and Dheeraj Dhoopar in the spin-off of ‘Kumkum Bhagya’. Interestingly, ‘Kundali Bhagya’ has even surpassed the popularity of ‘Kumkum Bhagya’, which stars Sriti Jha and Shabir Ahluwalia in lead roles.
Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke
‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ is one of the oldest and most successful shows on Indian television. The daily soap has completed over 3000 episodes and is still running successfully. Keeping in mind the popularity of the original show, the makers launched its spin-off in March 2019. ‘Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke’, which is the spin-off of ‘YRKKH’, enjoyed a significant fan following and even topped the TRP charts. The show, which starred Shaheer Sheikh and Rhea Sharma went off air in October 2020, after a one-and-half-year run on Star Plus.
When it comes to launching a spin-off, Star Plus and Ekta Kapoor have a good success rate. The TV Czarina decided to launch the spin-off of ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ in December 2019. Her gamble worked as ‘Yeh Hai Chahatein’ has picked up pace after starting on a slow note. ‘Yeh Hai Chahatein’ stars Sargun Kaur Luthra and Abrar Qazi while ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ featured Divyanka Tripathi and Karan Patel in lead roles.
Happu Ki Ultan Paltan
After ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’, ‘Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain’ has emerged as the most successful sitcom in recent times. The makers of the show launched its spin-off titled ‘Happu Ki Ultan Paltan’, which focused on the lives of Happu Singh, his wife, mother and nine kids. Although, ‘Happu Ki Ultan Paltan has not been able to replicate the success of ‘BGPH’, it has completed over 350 episodes on &TV. The show stars Yogesh Tripathi in lead role.