Move over Harry Potter, there’s a new set of wizards and witches in town. Or rather have been since 2019. A short clip from an Indian television soap, which recently surfaced on social media, has left folks reeling with laughter. Our investigation (read Google search) revealed that the video is from Yehh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka!, a fantasy TV series that aired on Star Plus from 2019 to 2020.
The video epitomises what the Harry Potter series would’ve looked like had it been made for Indian television. While there’s a flying car, a wand and spells being conjured, there’s also a young woman clad in a ‘shaadi ka joda’ with two suitors pining for her. Now the woman declares that she will marry the one who will bring her a piece of the moon. No, she doesn’t mean it metaphorically. She wants an actual piece of the moon, because clearly a ring or a manglasutra is too basic. See for yourself.
Konsa nasha karte hai yeh Indian serials wale?? pic.twitter.com/TmP4605Izs
— ɪᴄᴇᴄʀᴇᴀᴍ ʙᴀʙᴀ (@vichupedia) March 29, 2021
Needless to say, the video threw social media into a frenzy…
— Nikhil Baghel (@AerosLedge) March 29, 2021
Arrange marriages mein aaj Kal expectations bahut bad gayi hai. https://t.co/n0lJK9QZaM
— Aaditya Aggarwal (@madaddie24) March 30, 2021
Kids – Marvel, DC
Men – Star wars
Legends- Indian Serials https://t.co/bkXhwnWpMb
— Lawn Cricket (@lawncricket) March 30, 2021
— Kanav Bali🏏 (@Concussion__Sub) March 30, 2021
RIP to the astronauts present at that time on the moon when this Mangal Karya would be happening 😔 https://t.co/PZZTm5tMCy
— Udit (@udit_buch) March 30, 2021
Baap of Harry Potter series https://t.co/G9ynm6WawL
— 𝙋𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙮𝙪𝙨𝙝 (@ps26_11) March 30, 2021
In case you want to watch this, well, interesting show, Yehh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka! is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.