Saturday, December 25, 2010

To laugh or not to laugh

I am watching this Cyrus Broacha movie called Fruit and Nut. It has a central character named Jolly Maker, who is a simple, hard working middle class struggling bachelor in search of love, money, friends and success....and it portrays typical Bambaiyya life ;-) 
Being an avid Broacha fan, I try not to miss 'The Week that Wasn't' on CNN IBN.

On the Indian scenario, Kunal Vijaykar and Cyrus Broacha can match up to impromptu comedy standards. The Great Indian Comedy show that gave India a bunch of stand up comedians was a first of its kind initiative India. Now the same artists are simply plying on old rephrased jokes. Surprisingly, people still laugh at them.


There are Indian stand up comedy shows, some that had a really sick and irritating sense of humour. The Indianised version of WLIIA which was called Lo kar lo Baat and then... Comedy Circus, Movers and Shakers. Taking British stand up comedy shows like 'Whose line is it anyway' or 'Drew Carey's Green Screen Show' or the radio based 'I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue' ...the definition of comedy seems to differ from region to region. As Indians, we laugh on different jokes. There are some jokes that we don't get.

Thankfully there are Indian sitcoms (though not as good as the ones abroad) that are acceptable and worth laughing upon. Noted examples are Sarabhai v/s. Sarabhai, Khichdi (which did become lame in season 2 and the movie was sick!!), Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah (inspired by a Gujarati literary legend).

It is upto you...to laugh or not to laugh ^_^

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