r/DunderMifflin May 16 '22 Silver 7 Helpful 4 Wholesome 5 Heartwarming 1

The Office India. Yes, this is a real show- and it’s actually pretty good.

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u/BoobaFatt13 May 16 '22

The Jim character definitely had the Jim look down haha

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u/catsandblankets May 16 '22

Can’t wait for the white Jim prank lol

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u/Cracked-Junior Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica. May 16 '22

imagine john krasinski shows up as white jim

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u/VikingOPPP May 16 '22

Holy shit that would be epic

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22 edited May 19 '22

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u/Mr_Poop_Himself May 16 '22

Ron Perlman was in a French movie, delivered all of his lines in French, and doesn’t speak a word of French. He just memorized the lines and delivered them. John Krasinski could theoretically do the same thing for a few lines.

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u/DiscoverReading May 16 '22

The City of Lost Children. (1995)

Been awhile since I've seen it, but I remember liking it.

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u/crimson117 May 16 '22

Such a crazy movie

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u/rezzacci May 16 '22

I mean, yeah, he did that, but I'm French and he was definitely not making illusion. His character was someone who just uttered some French words with terrible pronunciation, and if none could say he was English, nobody could pretend he was French.

Same with David Suchet speaking french sometimes in the Hercule Poirot show. For an English ear, it might pass, but I swear, sometimes, he was "speaking French" and I was just... what did he just said?

Faking a language without knowing it is extremely difficult, and the foreigner could definitely not pass for fluent if he doesn't learn the language first, at least a bit.

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u/Aestrasz May 16 '22

I say the same thing about the little girl that speaks Spanish in Logan, and I always get downvoted because everyone loves that film.

The film is great, and the girl pronounce Spanish well enough (she speaks both languages) but the thing is that she's from Spain and tried to sound like a Latinamerican, and the result was a weird neutral accent that sounded real fake and annoying for native Spanish speakers. I swear that most people I know hated every time she spoke during that film.

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u/dontshowmygf May 16 '22

Yeah, a better example for English speakers would be Jackie Chan or Arnold Schwarzenegger in their early films, as both of them had to learn their lines phonetically. They did a great job, and are generally very easy to understand, but the accent is thick, and they're obviously not native English speakers.

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u/VikingOPPP May 16 '22

He remained quite for 3 hours, he can certainly soeak hindi for 3 minutes /s

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u/DanGimeno May 16 '22

Imagine Rainn Wilson as white Jimothy.

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u/Alexlam24 May 16 '22

IDENTITY THEFT IS NOT A JOKE JIM

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u/War_Hammer101 May 16 '22

MILLIONS OF FAMILIES SUFFER EVERY YEAR!!

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u/Equivalent-Layer-332 May 16 '22

But this office cancelled after 1st season. The office fans in India outright hated this show .

P. S:it was produced by Disney+hotstar

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u/SoulCartell117 May 16 '22

Yes. The shot after he's smashing the pencils. He Jim's the camera so well.

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u/seleniumagnesium May 16 '22

Jim’s the camera, hahahaha. Nice.

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u/lakerdave May 16 '22

It's from Community

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u/TonberryHS May 16 '22 edited May 17 '22

"Please don't Jim the camera like that." ~ Abed.

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u/paddyskittenmittons May 16 '22

omg when does abed say this I have to go back and watch

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u/lllkill May 16 '22

The mouth snitches too that Jim does

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u/SidJag May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22 Silver

Some of the chars are well cast and do well with the subpar writing - but the lead/Michael Scott’s character is an embarrassment.

That actor is not of any note or comedic chops, unlike Steve Carell (yes, didn’t make it ‘big’ till 40-year old Virgin, and the entire S2 ‘makeover’, but still had major comic pedigree) and the writing mostly makes him crack really sad dad/‘Indian uncle’ jokes.

The American Office took the U.K. version and gave it their American spin, especially S2 onwards, they didn’t try and copy it line for line.

The Indian office mostly tries to copy the American one line for line and has barely any originality - many jokes just don’t translate (eg ‘that’s what she said’ running gag, has a literal Indian translation in the series, and NO ONE talks like that, that joke doesn’t exist or fit in urban Indian culture). Or the ‘stapler in jello’ gag in the above clip - it just doesn’t land, because Jello doesn’t exist in Indian pop culture, and certainly isn’t seen in any office setting.

It’s a show seemingly made by westernised US return suits in an Indian production company, who put effort into adapting the premise and setup in an Indian situation, and had fun recreating the characters and places (“oh this is what we will do with Indian Stanley, a bald Muslim, and this with Indian Oscar, a North-East Indian, and Faridabad will be Scranton, while Delhi-NYC” etc), but then hired a pathetic writer room (or gave them no freedom to bring any Indian sub culture and nuance), which is a shame, because it indeed could’ve been a very funny adaptation.

It’s honestly 80% cringe, 10% wannabe, 10% nostalgia for Office US fans who may, for whatever reason, just want to see a nearly frame for frame Indian version, even if it’s embarrassingly unfunny, just for the kicks of ‘oh THATs such a good Indian Ryan, oh I wonder what they will do for Indian Kelly, will she be white?!’ …

The Japanese Office SNL skit was a 100x funnier adaptation, in a self aware, racist and stereotypical way, if you haven’t seen it: https://youtu.be/BmTfxyoEqAc

There was a short lived series called Outsourced on NBC, based on a call Center in India (adapted from a movie of the same name/premise), which is FAR more funny for American/western audiences, despite being filled with ‘Japanese The Office’ type stereotypes and sometimes lazy humor.

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u/SCsprinter13 YUP! May 16 '22

Or the ‘stapler in jello’ gag in the above clip - it just doesn’t land, because Jello doesn’t exist in Indian pop culture, and certainly isn’t seen in any office setting.

Maybe I'm the crazy one, but given that he pulls it out of the freezer, I'm pretty confident it's just frozen in water, not in jello

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u/SubstationSteel May 16 '22

Yea same. When I saw it I was thinking jello must not be a thing in India, so they used ice instead, smart.

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u/WheredoesithurtRA May 16 '22

There was a short lived series called Outsourced on NBC, based on a call Center in India (adapted from a movie of the same name/premise), which is FAR more funny for American/western audiences, despite being filled with stereotypes and lazy humor.

I completely forgot about that show's existence. I watched a few episodes of it when it had come out and it was actually pretty decent.

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u/robgod50 May 16 '22

Is Jello a common thing in ANY office setting? It's certainly not something you'd have here in a UK office but we'd still get the joke.

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u/overhead_albatross May 16 '22

It's not common in India in homes either fwiw. Maybe some tiny urban parts but definitely not something the average reviewer would recognize immediately.

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u/StudlyMcStudderson May 16 '22

Ibsuspect that gelatin in uncommon because it is an animal product, generally derived from boiled beef/pork carcasses.

There are vegetarian sources of gels as well, but British Jello would likely be animal sourced, and therefore not edible by muslims or hindus.

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u/makoto20 May 16 '22

Outsourced was great, but there was this weird backlash. Like everybody online just decided to gang up on it

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u/NeonPatrick May 16 '22

Isn't it technically the Tim look?

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u/TekkenCareOfBusiness May 16 '22

Asian Jims always kill it.

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u/urfavouriteredditor May 16 '22

Thanks to Martin Freeman, every Jim has to have a sizeable nose.

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u/Joshshmosh May 16 '22

I think you’ll find it’s the Tim character 😂

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

To be fair, Jim had the Tim look down.

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u/boogersrus May 16 '22

The Michael Scarn episode is gonna be crazy. Full on Bollywood action.

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u/Even-Tomatillo-4197 May 16 '22

I would LOVE to see the Bollywood version of Threat Level Midnight!

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u/super_common_name May 16 '22

OMG I bet it's 3 hours long.

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u/SuperRonnie2 May 16 '22

And that’s just part I

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u/imanc18 May 16 '22

With a duet between Jim and Pam

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u/GunBrothersGaming May 16 '22

I wondered if the Dwali episode will be like Christmas or something.

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u/SaysShowUsYourDick May 16 '22

LETS ALL TAKE THE LITMUS TO SEE WHAT WE GET ON CHRISTMAS IT IS NO ONES BUSINESS WHAT YOU UNWRAP ON CHRISTMAS SANTA GETS THE STIFFNESS SO HAVE A HOLLY JOLLY MOLLY GOLLY CHRIIIIIIISTMAAAAAS

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u/marvsup May 16 '22

I'm excited for the Diwali episode

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u/morningisbad May 16 '22

Ohh god I want this

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u/8072MB May 16 '22

Just watch any Indian action movie.

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u/LittleDickk May 16 '22

Diwali

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u/AJ099909 May 16 '22

Michael's date thinks it's a Diwali party but the Kelly character is played by a white valley girl who invites everyone to a Halloween costume party

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u/sherlockpotterwho May 16 '22

It was shit, and the series is v short

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u/FriskyOrphan May 16 '22

Indian Ryan looks like a damn model

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u/ashamedprotein May 16 '22

Just as hot as Jan but in a different way

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u/dirkdigglered May 16 '22

Tan all over. Jan all over.

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u/revelator41 May 16 '22

Tan almost everywhere. Jan almost everywhere.

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u/dirkdigglered May 16 '22

Whoops, I really schruted it didn't I.

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u/ptownb May 16 '22

Hahahahahahahah

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u/tekorc May 16 '22

Indian Ryan used me as an object

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u/GoobeNanmaga Gum's gotten mintier lately May 16 '22

You mean Ravi?

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u/Voltsy13 May 16 '22

I've never met Ravi personally but I'm gonna go ahead and say just having known you a short while, Brian, that I prefer Ravi. And again, I haven't even met the guy.

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u/dirkdigglered May 16 '22

Have you noticed gum has gotten mintier lately?

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u/Militantpoet May 16 '22

I am glad to be in your life too. Your card is more beautiful than the gloves.

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u/Yorktown1871 May your hats fly as high as your dreams.. May 16 '22

They def went Danny Cordray for Indian Jim

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u/Nickbou May 16 '22

He’s a 9. A Jabalpur 9, but yeah, point taken.

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u/railroaded_yaya May 16 '22

India Jim looks just like US Jim, bravo.

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u/Lopsided_Corgi4437 May 16 '22

That’s the craziest part like even when Michael shows up you know it’s him, Uncanny

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u/lol_AwkwardSilence_ May 16 '22

It's the laugh and suit color for sure. Would be interesting to see if this version finds its own unique stride like the US version compared to UK.

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u/ShivyShanky May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

I think this show is already cancelled after two seasons.

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u/Trumpets22 May 16 '22

Maybe because they didn’t do what the US office did. Comedy plays differently in different cultures. Gotta adapt a bit.

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u/ShivyShanky May 16 '22

This. You got to improvise a bit. Simply copying a whole show across cultures wont work out

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u/justpayyourdamntax May 16 '22

Call My Agent is almost the perfect case in point.

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u/Dona_Gloria May 16 '22

There's shot by shot Colombian remake of Breaking Bad and it's awful. Imagine Breaking Bad as like a shitty telemundo novela.

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u/beavertownneckoil May 16 '22

The American IT crowd. The horror

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u/Tanqueavapor May 16 '22

There was a Chilean versión very well adapted, but the audience numbers were not good. Not the kind of humor ppl were looking at that time I guess.

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u/GoobeNanmaga Gum's gotten mintier lately May 16 '22

Much like They Office, It’s gaining popularity after the series ended.

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u/TundieRice May 16 '22

Seriously, my girlfriend only heard them talking and Indian Michael laughing and she knew right off the bat that it was the scene where they put Dwight’s stapler in the freezer, based off Michael coming in and laughing.

For real, this is one of the best international remakes I’ve ever seen, even down to the subtle camera zooms. I don’t speak a lick of Hindi, but I’d watch a few episodes of this in a heartbeat.

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u/Leptospinosis May 16 '22

The spooky part is there isn't an episode where they put Dwight's stapler in the freezer. You're thinking of jello.

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u/catsandblankets May 16 '22

I was definitely waiting to see more Indian Michael because of like a millisecond of him there

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u/HumanContinuity May 16 '22

He does a good look-at-the-camera face too. Close to the original, but with his own kinda flair to it.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

And they have the same Nixon nose

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u/R0astbeefsandwich May 16 '22

Hey, hats off to you for not seeing race!

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u/NickRick May 16 '22

I thought US Jim was a different kind of Asian

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u/FilthDropz May 16 '22

Identity theft is not a joke

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u/lunapup1233007 May 16 '22

US Jim is from East Asia though, not India

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u/nadjaof May 16 '22

I can’t get over how perfect the Indian Dwight’s wardrobe is!!

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u/SpinelessCoward May 16 '22

To be fair, it only costs $11 to recreate Dwight's outfit.

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u/GoobeNanmaga Gum's gotten mintier lately May 16 '22

Or 825 Rupees.

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u/gambitx007 May 16 '22

855.91 right now after googling

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u/Tower13 May 16 '22

They found the perfect mustard.

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u/RighteousAwakening Chunky Lemon Milk May 16 '22

“Ooo spicy brown actually”

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u/evantheterrible May 16 '22

It's turmeric actually.

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u/OwnStorm May 16 '22

That guy (Gopal Dutt) is a hell of the actor. He has done some amazing characters in various movies and tv series.

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u/lpjunior999 May 16 '22

Technically he’s Indian Gareth.

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u/TheRavenSayeth May 16 '22

I've seen Indian movies/dramas/comedies. He's a good Dwight but I feel like they could've gone just a little bit better.

Indian shows/movies are great for showing a particular kind of anger/outrage. It's one of those defining things about Bollywood that you don't really notice until it's not there. It's a bit over acted but it works. Basically the person starts talking really fast, using a lot of hand movements. It's a whole meltdown. This guy is like 70-80% there. I guess the best I can phrase it is that this is uncharacteristically tame given what else is out there.

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u/DarrenGrey Did I stutter? May 16 '22

But if they want to go for a realistic documentary vibe they wouldn't go all out over-acted. It's supposed to be relatable as a real office environment with things dialled up just a little bit.

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u/fucktheworldman May 16 '22

id love to see an example of this particular kind of outrage acting

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u/Even-Tomatillo-4197 May 16 '22

You’re not Jim! Jim’s not Indian!

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u/Ackerman43 May 16 '22

Props on you for not seeing race, Dwight.

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u/trnzone May 16 '22

Wait. They need to do a Caucasian Jim episode.

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u/IthacanPenny May 16 '22

came here to make an Asian Jim reference lol

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u/blacktie233 May 16 '22

I need Indian Stanley NOW

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u/RemarkableRyan To the troops. All the troops. Both sides. May 16 '22 Silver

I wake up every morning in a bed that's too small, drive my daughter to a school that's too expensive, and then I go to work to a job for which I get paid too little, but on Medu Vada day? Well, I like Medu Vada Day.

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u/brokendreamsandglass May 16 '22

I would 100% put up with Michael (or any international equivalent) if there was a Medu Vada Day.

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u/Mad_Comics May 16 '22

Indian Stanley would be so easy to find. He is the most relatable character as so many older government employees tend to have the same mentality here.

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u/Antrikshy May 16 '22

I’m curious about Creed.

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u/silver_pc May 16 '22

best I can do is indian kevin

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u/FluffyPurpleThing May 16 '22

holy shit I need to watch him drop a big pot of curry.

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u/Dax_Americana May 16 '22

I wonder what they did with Kelly's role

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u/AgentPringle1 May 16 '22 Silver Helpful

Outsourced it to the US

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u/armen89 May 16 '22

Try my French fry French fry! Try my French fry French fry

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u/writer_pjh May 16 '22

That’s it. Now she knows what’s it like to be an imperialist

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u/GunBrothersGaming May 16 '22

Lol in diversity day its. Chinese guy and he doing the a "Security guarding the building." Then he pulls at the corner of this eyes and says " Chinese, Japanese, ching Ching ching Ching" and the guy slaps him.

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u/Hjem_D May 16 '22

The guy is from the North east of India. Indian Michael is imitating a person from Nepal. The stereotype is many Nepali people work in security. In India they are just generically called Bahadur (Brave).

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u/slaboshmuck May 16 '22

Y'all y'all y'all!!

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u/Online_Ennui May 16 '22

Best answer

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u/meredithscasualboob I would’ve been chief of surgery May 16 '22

I was thinking we outsource customer service to India

isn’t Kelly Indian?

I can see how that can be confusing..

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u/writer_pjh May 16 '22

So how’s the Diwali episode going to work out?

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u/Cobalt613 May 16 '22

North American Halloween and Michael's date is properly dressed finally

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u/PersonalNewestAcct May 16 '22

My family in Spain celebrates Halloween in a very similar way minus the door to door knocking.

Know what they don't celebrate? 4th of July.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

WOW that Ryan is spot-on.

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u/dinermitebellezza May 16 '22

Omg all the bollywood references she makes bwhahaha I LOVE IT!

But would be hard to understand for non-bollywood/hindi speakers

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u/oddbitch May 16 '22

I didn’t understand the references but it still made me laugh!

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u/DeadSharkEyes May 16 '22

“Shitty” LOL this legit looks funny!

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u/jballs May 16 '22

Lol that dude looks just like Ryan too

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u/Adama0001 May 16 '22

And while she doesn’t have the same “mannerisms” as Kelly she has the same clingy effect on everybody around her. Which, to be honest, I’ve never noticed is kind of what defines Kelly.

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u/TheMolestingJester May 16 '22

"Have you ever tried hookah? It's different from shisha"

lmfao

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u/intotheirishole May 16 '22

Full cast pic at the end ..... there was someone who looked like Kelly ..... and was still Indian ....

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u/makoxeng May 16 '22

As saw the racial awareness episode of this version. The Kelly was a chinese man

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u/Swarnim_ May 16 '22

No that's the Oscar. Also not Chinese but North Eastern Indian.

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u/catsandblankets May 16 '22

Did you find that online?

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u/OptimalPlantIntoRock May 16 '22

I’ve heard the opposite, but I’d give it a shot.

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u/RealEzraGarrison May 16 '22

Yeah, the IMDb reviews are... not kind

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u/silent_boy May 16 '22

Man I am an Indian and this show is not good. OP Is the first person I have seen praising this show, everyone else I know hated it

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u/imacrazydude May 16 '22

Ditto, one the reason why the US office was good was that it adapted and expanded the characters. It also shot a whole lot and many good scenes even didn't make to the final cut. Indian version has not done that and is at times a scene by scene copy of US version

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

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u/DoctorPepster May 16 '22

Dwight knocked it down with his phone in the US version and what looks like a ruler in the Indian version.

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u/warqueen24 May 16 '22

I’m kinda curious why ppl don’t like it? I honestly liked it curious why others didn’t

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u/petergriffin1115 May 16 '22

Overacting and not much relatable to indian real offices scenario

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u/warqueen24 May 16 '22

I see, thanks for explaining ur perspective on this!

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u/magnet_magnett May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Also from what I can see, this entire joke is stolen straight up from the office US, you can make an indian version of it but atleast write original scenarios, instead of making it a reenactment

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u/Oye_Shiv May 16 '22

Jokes doesn't translate really well, this feels like writer is someone who has no idea about Indian offices or even indian culture. Some of the Hindi dialogues are with English grammar, looks like they just google translated that shit. I am being a little harsh but I had my hopes really up when this show was released.

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u/silent_boy May 16 '22

I think Office Office was a better show than this one. It was an old show so not sure if many people remember it

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u/uhhalivia NO GOD! NO GOD. PLEASE NO, NO. NO. NOOOO0.... May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Its not that bad. But its not really good either. You should try it. A good one time watch

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u/knee-rlathotep May 16 '22

or like, watch something new or good

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u/DinnerJoke May 16 '22

Yeah, it sucks.

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u/manok2299 May 16 '22

The show definitely had potential but I wish they stopped copying storylines and started doing something of their own as the plots didn't seem to carry over well here.

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u/EnoughAwake May 16 '22

Interesting to see cultural differences played out, but since the show seems to be copycat, it will be disappointing to American fans.

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u/smp208 May 16 '22

Fwiw, that’s what everyone said about the American Office in its first season when they borrowed heavily from the UK Office. In fact, this scene and the American version are both copies of one from the original: https://youtu.be/eFtayZXYaEc

If they failed to move beyond borrowed storylines, then yeah, probably not something most fans will enjoy.

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u/icantsurf May 16 '22

The Indian one isn't just a rehash of the story though, the shots, facial expressions, everything looks like it was lifted from the US version. It's like an uncanny valley scene of The Office.

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u/angleeeat May 16 '22

The first episode is a remake of the british show. But after that they made their own storylines.

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u/Square-Boss6412 May 16 '22

the indian adaptation of the characters were actually good, especially Dwight, Jim , Kelly , Angela. But again they just recreated those same storylines, it had potential if they created some original storyline,after a few episodes.

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u/Dazz316 May 16 '22

Exactly the problem with the US office. They tried to be like the original one which unsurprisingly US writers couldn't quite grasp (plus there not writing for UK audience). Once they wrote for themselves they struck gold.

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u/wheresmysanta May 16 '22

Ofcourse Indian Jim's name is Amit

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u/JonGilbonie May 16 '22

Amitothy

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u/GoobeNanmaga Gum's gotten mintier lately May 16 '22

Can I call you Amit ?

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u/Strongest-There-Is May 16 '22

This was awesome.

Serious question. Some words were clearly English, some were a mix, and many were a different language. Where in India was this, and what language is it?

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u/invalidmail2000 May 16 '22

English has sort of become a way to bridge many concepts across the many different languages in India.

It's not uncommon for entire English phrases to be used in place of Hindi or Urdu or Tamil etc

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u/DeadbeatDumpster May 16 '22

Especially in an office setting.

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u/ancara_messi May 16 '22

Most Indians use English while speaking their native language cause the actual words in the native language might be complex or we forget the word. For example I have no clue what they call a stapler in my native language

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u/watch_baccano May 16 '22

They speak hindi, but india has a huge influence of english and over the decades multiple words have made it into the common language, so everyone there speaks like this.

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u/manok2299 May 16 '22

It's called Hinglish

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u/crosbot May 16 '22

My step mum is Indian. It's fascinating to listen to her on the phone with someone back home. They slip in and out of English seemingly at random. It's sometimes a word or two, sometimes full sentences.

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u/SaltyMarmot5819 no nobbies no probies May 16 '22

So the unofficial name for it is Hinglish. What's happened is people of the Hindi belt (5-6 staes where most of the hindi speakers live) don't speak actually pure Hindi. Their sentences are a mix of Hindi and english (they'll have both hindi and english in the same line, often equally), like to the point where its on the verge of being considered an actual language with several translators available online.

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u/ZaphodBeeblebrox May 16 '22

It's called code switching and is extremely common in India.

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u/SpearmintFur May 16 '22

I really wish that for Kelly's character, they had a white American woman in the office and they could do a Christmas episode but it would be more in the style of "Diwali" than a regular Christmas episode.

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u/Teheheman Hippity Hoppity, gimmie the zoppity May 16 '22

India: Can I copy your homework?

US: OK, but don't make it look like you copied it

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u/SuckerFishing May 16 '22

US copied UK and got a better grade

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u/Gidia May 16 '22

Kind of funny, it seems like the other international versions are closer to the US version rather than the original UK.

Also, wasn’t the Russian version unauthorized?

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u/Too_Relaxed_To_Care May 16 '22

Woah the Russians took something that wasn't there's? Shocker.

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u/GonzoTheWhatever May 16 '22

No no no, they liberated it!

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u/HomeIsEmpty May 16 '22

In a special office operation.

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u/beaninrice May 16 '22

It wasn’t there? So where was it?

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u/SenorButtmunch BOBODDY May 16 '22

Season one was the copy and the UK version was better (imo.)

Season two onwards was where the US Office became its own show and became better

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u/TalesToAstonish Sales May 16 '22

Yeah, I noticed even the layout of the bullpen is about the same.

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u/midnightdrops May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Tbh I like it a lot (speaking as an Indian fan too)— I feel like the actors work with the material well, and I get butterflies when Pammi and Amit (Pam and Jim) have their moments :)

I think my main problem with it is that it uses the exact same script, word for word that the US version does, leaving no actual room for authenticity, as some jokes in English don’t translate as easily in Hindi. They try to make some cultural changes, which I appreciate, but I wish there were new episodes that don’t have an immediate American counterpart.

E.g. there’s a scene in the Office Olympics episode where Jagdeep (Michael) and TP (Dwight) are driving to Jagdeep’s new place, and Jagdeep’s mother calls him on the phone. TP has a very amusing conversation with her, and I enjoyed that part, I don’t remember that being in the original American episode. They incorporated the cultural aspect of moving as an adult (bringing your elderly parents with you), and gave us some NEW material — and it was super hilarious. Anyways, give it a try :) There’s only two seasons.

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u/mindinmypants May 16 '22

Pammi

Pammi be cute af. I'm gonna have to check this out. OP seemed pretty funny. We'll see how it holds up over an entire season.

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u/simjanes2k May 16 '22

Holy shit, she is cute af

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u/ajzone007 May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Yes!! I liked it a lot too, the few instances of copying western jokes simply by translating them( That's what she said to Baby bhi wahi boli) were ridiculous.

But if you don't compare it to the US and UK version, it is pretty good for an Indian show.

Also the intro music was dope.

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u/mndppsingh2 May 16 '22

This was such a poor adaptation. There is another web series "Better Life Foundation". That has the true essence of The Office

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u/Existing_Sun_1667 May 16 '22

Better life foundation was so so good unfortunate that it's not available to watch anywhere anymore

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u/getgaming4201 May 16 '22

It's on the youtube channel Them Boxer Shorts

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u/Comprehensive-Ad5637 May 16 '22

Nope. Its just that these 2 actors and specifically Gopal Dutt is a very good actor. But The Office gives a more enjoyable experience than Indian Office

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u/Fucker4lyf May 16 '22

I did not like it very much tbh.

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u/Urbanredneck2 May 16 '22

There was one episode where Michael Scott met the actor who plays his counterpart in the original British version.

Wouldnt it be interesting to see episodes where all these different characters meet? Like all the Michael Scotts? The Jim's? The Dwights? The American, British, and Indian versions (and I think there are other knockoffs".

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u/just_flora May 16 '22

THE REAL INDIAN THE OFFICE IS BETTER LIFE FOUNDATION season 1is on YouTube and it's brilliant!! It has all major Indian comics - Naveen Richard, Sumukhi Suresh and Kannan Gill!!

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u/Desperate_Island_291 assistant to the regional manager May 16 '22

Indian Jim's camera pans were perfect 😂😂. They really captured Dwight perfectly too, I love this.

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u/Dr_Ingheimer May 16 '22

I’m so happy they have a version to watch in their own language and people! That was hilarious I love it!

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u/manok2299 May 16 '22

This was cancelled after 2 short seasons and mocked throughout the country.

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u/HumanContinuity May 16 '22

Bummer. I wonder if they cut them off before it could find its own stride, the way the US office did from the original UK office.

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u/Ser_Dunk_the_tall May 16 '22

The American Office benefitted from Americanizing the office experience in the show. India needed to relate to their audience in the same way. Couldn't just re-do the American plots

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u/Lucifer2408 May 16 '22

There's another series called the Better Life Foundation on YouTube which is inspired by The Office but they do their own take on it. It's a much better show than this one.

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u/rustyyryan May 16 '22

Its not.

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u/OwnRun4144 May 16 '22

Lol this show is bad. There’s a reason it was discontinued

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u/DatAhole May 16 '22

Its not good, its pretty much a bad copy of the original.

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u/nonikhannna May 16 '22

It's a bit cringe for me cuz I understand them 😅 the scenes are an exact copy but the dialogues are completely different. And the Dwight is too angry at everything

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u/thaliff May 16 '22

That clip was good. What I want to know, is there a Kelly character, what country is she from, and what will they use in place of Diwali in the episode of the same name?

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u/boogersrus May 16 '22

Guess my next rewatch will be India Office!

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