Was Desi version of F.R.I.E.N.D.S really necessary?

Did you know, F.R.I.E.N.D.S has a desi version? Well, yes. The Hindi version of Friends was named ‘Hello Friends’ and aired from 6th September 1999 to 28th February 2000. The reason no one speaks about it anymore is that the show was a disaster with an IMDB rating of 1/10.

In the ’90s, Friends had gained popularity in India as well. So the makers decided to give a desi twist to this popular sitcom so that people here in India can connect more to it. When the audience was asked about its reaction to ‘Hello Friends’ they wished that it was never made.