It's true that it would have been better if the teleplays were original instead of being directly adapted. But nevertheless, this is a wonderful adaptation. Most of the people who are criticizing are the ones who had made up their mind about the show right when the first poster came out. They did not want The Office to be remade in India, it's as simple as that. And the chances of them coming around are very slim. The performances are mostly superb, and TP Mishra's character especially, has not just been very well adapted in an Indian context by the writers, but has also been played with perfection by Gopal Dutt. I'm a big fan of the US version and have seen the whole show innumerable times, have seen all the bloopers, deleted scenes, and have even read the scripts of many of the episodes. Naturally, I was extremely looking forward to this adaptation, and I wasn't least bit disappointed. I have been a part of many online communities of The Office, and these communities always made me feel like The Office fans are some of the most positive, empathetic, and encouraging people I had ever seen. But the reaction to the adaptation completely changed my mind. And finally, to all the snobs who have been critiquing the show without even watching, and to those who are asking Hotstar to stop the show from airing, I just want to leave you with a question, "Why are you the way that you are? I hate so much about the things that you choose to be."