- GMA Network to bring classic Indian folktale Aladdin to Philippine TV
- A review website said the show looks simple but it has a mysterious appeal
- The live action fantasy will start airing in the Philippines by July this year
The Kapuso Network is about to bring the classic Indian folktale Aladdin to Philippine viewers after the network bought the rights to air Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga (You Would’ve Heard the Name).
According to GMA News website, the live action fantasy series from India narrates the story of Aladdin who’s known as the Black Thief of Baghdad. He is Robinhood-like who steals from the rich to help the poor.
His life changes after meeting Zafar, a minister in Baghdad, who asked him to find the magical lamp. Zafar dreams of becoming the King and plans to marry Princess Jasmine.
Thereafter, Aladdin will also meet Jasmine and fall in love with her. More questions will be unraveled and answered such as the connection of the lamp to him finding his father.
IWM Buzz shared that the series looks “interesting and poised to stroke audience interests,” and the makers tried to touch the youth.
“The sets look fascinating and real; the makers are leaving no stone unturned to keep the viewers mesmerized. With the costume and designing department, the makers have something new to offer. The make-up department has done a good job too. With experienced actors being part of it, we can definitely hope for an explosive show.”
The review website mentioned the show looks simple but it has a mysterious appeal viewers will be pleased to watch.
The Indian series will start airing in the Philippines by July this year.
Just recently, to note, Walt Disney Pictures produced a musical fantasy film of Aladdin starring Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott.