The Indian reboot of the popular 80s Japanese game show, ‘Takeshi’s Castle’ is here, and we can’t be more excited! This time, not Jaaved Jaaferi but actor and content creator Bhuvan Bam has took on the new role of the commentator. The eight episodes series will stream on Prime Video India. The brand-new season will retain the eccentricities that people saw in the original version – swashbuckling adventures, fun set-ups, challenging games coupled with hilarious commentary.
‘TAKESHI’S CASTLE’ ANNOUNCED, BHUVAM REPLACES JAAVED JAAFERI
Jaaved Jaaferi’s hilarious commentary on the Hindi version of ‘Takeshi’s Castle’ was a huge success. And now, Bhuvam Bam is all set to recreate that. As contestants travel from one terrifying escapade to another, Bhuvan Bam will be providing a uniquely Indian perspective to the game. He will add elements of fun and laughter as one of his most-loved characters, ‘Titu Mama’, from ‘BB Ki Vines’.
Recapturing the essence of the original series, viewers will get to watch over 100 contestants — the ‘attacking army’ —attempt to storm the impenetrable castle, fighting off all kinds of guards, devils, and giant foam mushrooms along the way. Only the bravest and luckiest will make it through to take on Takeshi himself, and potentially bank 1 million yen.
BHUVAM BAM REACTS
Commenting on the involvement in the iconic show, Bhuvan Bam said, “Since the original version of Takeshi’s Castle was on television, I have been an ardent fan of the concept, execution and the hilarity of the game-show. It’s highly nostalgic for me to have grown up seeing the show and now voicing it, is genuinely a full circle moment. I don’t think there is any one in my generation who hasn’t loved and enjoyed this madcap comedy. Being a part of this incredible game-show is a privilege and an honor. As an entertainer, my viewers have always appreciated the unique yet relatable characters that I’ve portrayed, and I happy to bring a bit of my creative self as ‘Titu Mama’. I am hopeful that the younger generation will get love this show as much as we did.”
He also shared an update on X (formerly Twitter) and wrote, “Aye beta Moshi Moshi! Aa raha hai Titu Mama, phaad ke pajama! Takeshi’s Castle ft. #BhuvanOnPrime coming soon only on @PrimeVideoIN (sic).”
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“Takeshi’s Castle is certainly one of the most iconic shows in India’s television history. Not just in India, but across the globe, Takeshi’s Castle has a huge fan following,” said Manish Menghani, director – content licensing, Prime Video, India. “As a global streaming service, our mission is to curate diverse content from all corners of the globe, while preserving its relevance and resonance with our local audiences. We are thrilled to announce Bhuvan Bam as the voice of the brand-new season of Takeshi’s Castle. We are sure that his uproarious and off-beat commentary of this iconic Japanese game-show will have the viewers in splits. This show promises to rekindle nostalgia and offer an entirely fresh and exhilarating experience to younger audiences.”