Oct 14, 2021

If Squid Game was made on Indian games

Gunjan Verma

Squid Games

The latest buzz around new OTT series Squid Games is garnering all kinds of reviews. From being stated as 'not-appropriate' for kids to 'adventuruos' for adults, this show is scary but reminds you of a lot of childhood games from that part of the world.

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Indian connection

Most of the games this series showcase have been a popular childhood game in South Korea. But Indian audience can relate to similar games too. From hopscotch to playing marbles, there are several games even Indian directors make a Squid Game out of!

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The Bollywood twist

The plot of the series is similar to a lot of Indian films - a group of people, from all walks of life and in a deep financial crunch. They would be willing to risk their lives for grabbing the prize money. I'm reminded of Table No. 21, Luck, Kaante, Dhoom and many more...

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Tipi Tipi top

The series start with a traditional Korean game Ddakji which is similar to what kids play in India as 'Tipi Tipi Top what colour you want'.

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Statue

This is still a very popular game for birthday parties where kids dance to music and stop (becoming like a statue) when instructed and music stops. Anyone who moves even slightly post that has to quit the game.

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Tug of war

This game had also made it to the Olympics in 1900s. One of the most fun and synergy-involving games, tug of war still is kids' favourite. While Squid Game has given a completely different meaning to it, in reality, it feels pathetic to loose with so many people in one team.

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Kanche

Kanche or marbles is something that has been there in India since decades. Every kid has played marbles in some or the other way and they are aluuring and exciting to play with.

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Staapu

Popularly known as Hopscotch, staapu is fun and involves lot of physical activity. Squid Games has a similar game in one of their episodes but with dangerous conclusions.

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Chor police

Squid games has been a popular game of 70s and 80s in South Korea. But in India we have a similar game called 'Chor Police'. This role-playing game involves a large number of players and hence is popular with Indian kids who play in large groups.

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