The characters of “Squid Game” receive an artistic Indian makeover, a sports sari and a bandhgala; See the pictures
Squid game has taken online streaming giant Netflix by storm. The South Korean survival drama receives rave reviews and tremendous responses on the streamer and has transcended cultures and language barriers to reach number 1 in 90 countries in 10 days, from Qatar and Oman to Ecuador and Bolivia . The K-drama premiered on September 17 on the OTT platform. It follows the story of four hundred and fifty-six people, all of whom have had financial difficulties in their lives and are invited to participate in a mysterious survival competition. Participating in a series of traditional children’s games but with deadly twists and turns, they risk their lives to compete for huge cash prizes.
Recently, the online streaming giant took on its official Instagram account and gave the characters in the K-drama an artistic Indian makeover. Scroll down to find out more.
Netflix gives Squid game artistic character makeover
On Tuesday, on the photo-sharing site, Netflix posted a series of photos showcasing the artistic makeover of the Squid game characters created by Sookham Singh. Sharing the snaps, the streamer wrote: “This piece of art deserves 5 stars, a circle, a triangle and a square. 🎨: – @sookham_singh[sic]. “Within an hour of going live, the latest post has already garnered over 97,000 likes. The photos featured some of the show’s famous characters dressed in traditional Indian clothing. bandhgala, two female characters sported lehenga and sari.
Many fans and followers also rushed to congratulate the artist, Sookham Singh, on his creativity. Several of them dropped red hearts, heart-eyed faces, and fiery emoticons. One fan commented: “Maybe an umbrella too![sic], “while another added,” feels like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam[sic]. “An Internet user added:” Osm[sic]”with several emoticons clapping. Another wrote:” So beautiful picture[sic]. “
With the increasing popularity of the series, several Squid game-themed challenges have also been created by fans. The stores have taken the “Dalgona Candy” bandwagon. The ‘Honeycomb’ game-based sweet candy has now become popular among millennials. On October 12, the Korea Cultural Center (KCC) in the United Arab Emirates also hosted a re-enactment of the games seen in the hit South Korean drama for two teams of 15 participants.
Recently, in the capital of Beijing, a DIY Bakery & More also launched a Squid gamethemed baking challenge. The owner of the bakery in Beijing said the challenge was on because her customers are mostly young people, also a key demographic of the Netflix show’s fan base, reported Global News. Several pictures of fans and followers with the Squid game– thematic panels, like in one of the challenges of the show where the contestants tried to cut shapes in the candies without breaking them, invaded the Internet.
(Image: @ netflix_in / Instagram)
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