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    Last Night, I Watched Indian TV Reach Peak WTF When Its Most Popular Character Turned Into A Fly

    Couldn't make this shit up if I tried.

    Ever since it hit Indian television screens in 2011, Sasural Simar Ka has been one of the country's most watched primetime soap operas.

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    Yes, that is an actual episode summary.

    However, if you're anything like me, your only exposure to this show would have been through its many contributions to the viral web.

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    Yes, that is a trailer they copied from Game Of Thrones.

    Last week, this nonsense teaser for its May 15 episode started going viral, and I decided I just had to see if the show is actually THAT insane.

    When you scrape the bottom of the barrel for ideas to further the plot. Sasural Simar Ka. You've set a new standard.

    Spoiler alert: The show actually is that insane.

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    Here's the lowdown – the 20-minute episode begins with a dying supernatural fairy type person, which first of all... What?

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    So I read up, and it turns out that at some point in 2014, the show went balls out and pivoted from a normal saas-bahu soap to a fantasy-sci fi-mythological family drama.

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    Apparently, Simar The Logic Slayer has battled everything from evil demons to an actual snake woman. (I knew time-jumps were an Indian TV thing but, guys, am I the only one who didn't know about genre-jumping wtf?)

    Coming back, the show's titular hero Simar has to save the fairy whatever by finding a cure in a jungle. She, of course, decides to do this alone, in the middle of the night.

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    Unfortunately, all she ends up doing is pissing off a guru who has been meditating there for 5,000 years (I'm serious).

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    So pissed off is this charming dude that he decides to curse Simar...

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    And turn her into a MOTHERFRICKIN' FLY.

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    What...

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    The...

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    Fuck.

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    Say hello to the new lead character of India's favourite primetime TV show, ladies and gents – a fucking housefly.

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    It should be noted that as WTF as this twist was, it's not even an original idea. Telugu blockbuster Eega already did the same thing way back in 2012.

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    So, is Indian television crazy? Hells yes. Is there any chance I'll be watching this show again? I mean...

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    Have to find out how Simar returns to human form again, right?