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Hurricanarana in the Akhada

So, I come back home to find Stoob watching TNA wrestling in Hindi. A truly horrible concept, youd think, but I started watching too, and it was doubly hilarious. Hopegully in time theyll find Hindi names for all the moves…and for all the wrestlers. I would love to see, for example, what “the showstopper, the icon, the main event, the heartbreak kid shawn michaels!” would be called in hindi.
what they should REALLY do to make it the best camp show in the world is to have Javed Jaffrey do commentary on the matches, Takeshi’s Castle style. Id attempt a sample, but you know what my Hindi is like.
After a while I noticed Stoob was looking very upset. I asked him what it was, and he said these hindi commentators were going to spread ignorance and confusion and hamper the creation of new TV wrestling fans. Why? Because theyd just called a supplex a bodyslam. The horror, the horror.


About Samit Basu

Novelist. Best known for fantasy and science fiction work. Most recently, The City Inside (Tordotcom)/Chosen Spirits (Simon and Schuster)


3 thoughts on “Hurricanarana in the Akhada

  1. Yes,
    Javed is the ideal choice.. his bum bum bumma bum bum would be great for TNA Hindi..

    Hulk HOgan could be called Banian Phad..

    If you have noticed… the hindi voiceover for The Mask is pretty good.. Na Kaaaaab

    Posted by avdi | August 5, 2005, 12:59 pm
  2. They don’t have Takeshi’s Castle in India yet? Didn’t doordarshan have some of those weird sports but i think they were in german or something.
    Javed Jaffri would be perfect as a commentator. But get johnny lever or paresh rawal in there too.

    Posted by anangbhai | August 5, 2005, 1:29 pm
  3. takeshi’s castle appears on POGO channel at 7.30 PM. The voiceover is done by Javed Jaffri.

    The prog you mention was Telematch and used to be run years and years ago by DD. That was really fun, I quite miss it.

    Posted by avdi | August 6, 2005, 7:46 am

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August 2005


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