The Indian reboot of Takeshi’s Castle is slated to premiere on November 2, Prime Video announced on Wednesday, sharing a fun-filled teaser of the game show.
Retaining the fun-filled eccentricities of the original version, the popular 80s Japanese game show has been rebooted thirty four years later with commentary by actor and content creator Bhuvan Bam, who revives the BB Ki Vines’ popular character ‘Titu Mama’.
The eight-episode series will stream exclusively for viewers on Prime Video in India from November 2. Takeshi’s Castle is the latest addition to the Prime Video line-up.
The teaser video begins with Titu Mama going about his daily job of being a shoe-salesman, that he hilariously dubs as being a ‘shoe-stopper’, when the Yakuza enter the store and abduct him unceremoniously. It is later revealed that Titu Mama owes the Yazuka, and the only way to repay the debt, is by voicing the Hindi reboot of the iconic Japanese game show – Takeshi’s Castle.
As is apparent in the video, the reboot retains the essence of the original show, where over 100 contestants rush from one crazy challenge to another in the hopes of winning the lucrative prize money of one million yen. With actor and content creator Bhuvan Bam, albeit staring down the barrel of a Yakuza gun, bringing his unique Indian perspective to the show, the upcoming series promises bucket-loads of entertainment for the viewers.
Takeshi’s Castle is a part of Prime Video’s festive line-up for the Great Indian Festival 2023. The line-up also includes several other original series and blockbuster movies across multiple languages and ‘Diwali Special Offers’ for customers with up to 50 per cent discounts across several Prime Video channels.
(Published 25 October 2023, 14:28 IST)