Cult comedy show The Three Stooges will reportedly be remade in Bollywood for a 190-episode TV sitcom scheduled at the end of the year. According to Mumbai Mirror, the working title of this show is Three Stooges – Bole Toh Hungama Ho Gaya.
While it will have an Indian set-up, the project is in collaboration with Hollywood producer Earl Benjamin. Pratik Vijay Galani, one of the makers, believes that the comedy will be focusing more on the kind of humour that Indians like. “While the American hallmark is physical farce and slapstick, for us Indians the most appealing factor is the universal appeal of ‘boys’ comedy’. We’ll be placing the three dudes in malls, markets, hospitals etc. Casting is presently underway and the show, besides Hindi, will also feature puns in different languages,” he told Mirror.
While bagging rights for the project wasn’t easy, Galani admitted that what finally sealed the deal for them was when the American production house, C3 Entertainments agreed that an Indian show on the same concept would create a great market for the English film.
The Three Stooges were an American vaudeville and comedy team active from 1928 until 1970, best known for their 190 short-subject films that have been airing on television regularly since 1958. Their hallmark was physical farce and slapstick. There have been a total of six stooges over the act’s run, with only three active at any given time, but Moe Howard and Larry Fine were mainstays throughout the ensemble’s run of more than forty years.
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