INDIA: Takeshi’s Castle is back! Those were the nostalgic days when POGO used to air Takeshi’s Castle with the hilarious commentary of Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaffrey. Now, it appears every 90s and early 2000s kid is set to get a chance to relive the moment as the fan-favourite Japanese show is set to get a reboot.
On top of the game show’s return, another piece of good news awaits Indian fans. Popular YouTuber Bhuvan Bam is set to join the commentator’s chair in the Indian reboot. Bam, who is known for his comedy skits on YouTube with his multiple roles, will provide the commentary for the show as Titu Mama.
Bam announced the news via his social media handles by writing, “Aye beta Moshi Moshi! Aa raha hai Titu Mama, phaad ke pajama! Takeshi’s Castle ft. #BhuvanOnPrime coming soon only on @PrimeVideoIN.”
He shared the poster of Takeshi’s Castle, which depicted him as Titu Mama. He can be seen wearing headphones with a cheering posture. We can also spot the castle in the visual. The entire setting of the poster, topped with the expression of Bam, already offers a chucklesome vibe.
Introduced in 1986 by the Tokyo Broadcasting System, Takeshi’s Castle grabbed worldwide attention in a short span of time. The show consists of contestants competing in multiple games to win the final grand prize. The game show gained popularity in India with its re-airing in 2005, and another key reason that it captivated the TV screens of every child of that time was Jaffrey’s commentary.
Given that Bam will be the commentator in the Indian reboot, it appears he will replace Jaffrey. It will be fun to watch Bam as Titu Mama reacting to the players competing in the show.
This time, instead of POGO, the game show has found a new means to capture the audience’s attention via the OTT release. It will be available on Amazon Prime Video.
However, as of now, no release date has been announced by Prime Video. So, fans have to wait for the announcement of the official release date.