Thursday, June 26, 2014

Overdose killed the Comedy Star!

I like Kapil. He gave a new meaning to the comedy on Indian Television – He MADE IT FUNNY.

I like Honda. They give us reliable cars.

But whatever these two did, when they put their minds together – I DEFINETLY DID NOT LIKE IT.

Kapil, a small towner, makes me beam with pride every time an Amitabh Bachan walks in on his show.  You know, it’s people like him which give people like us a ray of hope. That never mind the jacks and the pulls and the rich powerful genes, HARD WORK STILL IS THE ULTIMATE KEY TO SUCCESS.  

But does that mean that I like how he pulls those mean oneliners on his wife (Comically masquerading their way through the show as ‘funny shots’)?  I guess not!  Every time he tells her to have a good look in the mirror, or to you know learn from the ‘hot’ women guests a thing or two, or generally to “just buzz off”. A tiny part of my heart feels the sting – but I never let myself look into it because I fear being termed ‘uptight’. ‘You are looking too much into it? It's just a well meaning comey show,' I’d reason with myself and pretend laugh with friends even though the insensitivity in those one liners may sometimes (I repeat, sometimes) be gut wrenching. 

Let’s just say there is a kid in the family and he is watching his elders really laugh and enjoy at how Sharma ji converses with his wife… Are you telling me that, that kid is not going to pick a thing or two from Bittoo Sharma? Again Kapil is not really at fault per say – Just like Honey Singh – he is only representing our general mindset as a nation. But just cause it is general – does it become right?

That sometimes this ‘family show’ crosses all boundaries – (And yes, this from a Splitsvillan) 

How most of the punch-lines of the show are appearance centric? Here good looking women, are celebrated with unmatched gusto but god forbid, you are fat and you are dead. And what’s with that exaggerated goatee on Palak? Am I the only one disgusted?

That women are nothing but talking props on his show, is another thing. Well, of course not the make belief one’s. I am talking about the real one’s  - be it  bua, some padosan or the dear wifey. They are all nothing but meager means to gratify the purpose of ‘sexual objectivity’, again in a funny funny manner.

Well, as long as he makes us laugh! We’d bear with just about anything. Right? We are Indians .. Bearing is our middle name.

But what happens when he loses the comic effect but gets even more ludicrous than before?

Ek saath 7-7 log baith sakte hain, vo bhi adults? Really, Kapil? Really Honda people? Hum ne to suna thi ki achey din aane waale hain – but aapke itne bure din aa jaeyenge – ye nahi pta tha!

This commercial just proves what I feared will happen one day –There is nothing comical about this advertisement but it still retains all the possible flaws.

Here, I leave you with a thought.

An SSB interview going on…

Interviewer: So why do you think you can be an officer?

Interviewee: Because sir, I may not have any of the officer like qualities, but bad habits saari hain. I too smoke and drink, sir ji!