The Fame Game: 5 reasons why Madhuri Dixit and Karan Johar’s Dharmatic web series is a winner at the global market


Madhuri Dixit’s digital debut series The Fame Game has lit up the OTT scene ever since it premiered on Netflix on February 25. The Karan Johar production brings an intriguing series that delves deep into the dark side of showbiz, how fame and glory takes a toll on people’s lives and how sometimes the people who hurt us the most are the closest to us.

The Fame Game has been trending in several countries besides India and is getting amazing response. Here are a few reasons why the show that boasts of a stellar ensemble cast including Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Kapoor, Manav Kaul, Muskkaan Jaferi, Lakshvir Saran, Suhasini Mulay and Gagan Arora has got the international audience also going gaga over it.

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The hook of Bollywood


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Bollywood is the world’s biggest entertainment industry by the sheer volume of films produced every year. Bollywood represents 43 percent of Indian net box-office revenue; Tamil and Telugu cinema coming second at 36 percent, and the remaining regional cinema constitutes 21 percent. The film industry’s diversity is also another factor that transcends boundaries. The naach-gana, larger-than-life characters, opulent sets and breathtaking costumes are some of the allure of watching a Hindi film, and when you team it up with a diva like Madhuri Dixit and a production house like Dharma Productions then the outcome is truly scintillating. Hence, the global audience are lapping up the series left, right and centre.

Madhuri Dixit’s comeback


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Madhuri Dixit boasts of a massive fan base not only in India but across the world. Her films and her dance songs are often used at various functions around the world. Madhuri’s comeback in The Fame Game had got not only the Indian audience excited but her fans in various other countries, so it was inevitable that her digital debut becomes the talk-of-the-town. Even Lilly Singh was blown away after watching the series and gave a shoutout to the diva.

An edge-of-the-seat watch

The Fame Game is an edge-of-the-seat watch with an intriguing premise and lots of suspense thrown in. Bejoy Nambiar and Karishma Kohli’s directorial keeps the audience engaged till the very end with an ending that is mind-boggling. The series is an out-and-out thriller with a layered narrative and a deeper meaning then what meets the eye.

The dark side of fame

The Fame Game brings out the dark side of fame and the price that one has to pay to be a part of showbiz. The series shows how the lines between real and reel are blurred for people in the entertainment industry and how they lose their own selves by playing a role all their lives on-screen. The series also show a mirror to the toxic relationships that surround a star in the film industry with no one to actually turn to or lean on.

Netflix x Dharma Productions

The Fame Game’s success also hinges on the fact that it is produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions’ digital arm Dharmatic and is streaming on the digital leader Netflix. Their collaboration promises solid content that gives the audience a faith on their offering. Dharma’s grip on the international market ever since Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) released is also a factor that has spelt success for The Fame Game