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Queens of Comedy, the new show on TLC is grabbing attention, and here's why you should watch it too!
Queens of Comedy, the new show on TLC is grabbing attention, and here’s why you should watch it too!
Earlier this year, conversation was raging on how the Indian comedy circuit is a male-dominated area, where sexism definitely exists and women aren’t getting equal opportunities, and rightly so.
Comedy, modern Indian comedy especially, is considered a ‘woke’ sphere of people and it was disappointing to hear the same old tune in its context. But, to prove that all has not been lost, we have been blessed by this new show which provides a platform to all the female comics out there.
The main essence of this show is not about who will win, but the fact that all these 8 brilliant women are on national TV, getting laughs on their jokes and growing as comedians, on a whole. We’re all so biased in the notion that Indian comedy shows are lame and cringe-y, and this is why this show will obviously be scrutinized more than usual. But that’s okay because it also marks a new beginning for this genre on Indian national TV.
Talking about the elephant in the room, why an all-female show? Because we need one! Desperately. Just like a seat reservation system in public transport, the thought behind this show is similar. First women get their due, and then we talk about equal competition.
Another thing that you’ll learn from this show is the technical aspect of comedy. How it’s not just two people laughing at a person who is trying to make them laugh, BUT how comedy works and it’s more than just laughter. From all the episodes that have come out so far, I sure have learnt a lot about this genre with all the feedback that the panel of judges gives to the competitors.
The judges: Richa Chadda, Kaneez Surka and Rohan Joshi, are setting precedents for the new kind of judges who don’t just rate them from 1-10 but also tell them what and where they need work on. The host, Varun Thakur is not as lame as other hosts, but the trope of making fun of the host still hasn’t completely changed.
All in all, the show isn’t perfect, but then which show is? It is definitely a major step, which is helping pave the way for women to come into comedy.
Catch the latest episode here, if you haven’t yet and let us know what you think of this!
Image source: TLC India
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Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 might have had a box office collection of 260 crores INR and entertained Indian audiences, but it's full of problematic stereotypes.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 starts with a scene in which the protagonist, Ruhaan (played by Kartik Aaryan) finds an abandoned pink suitcase in a moving cable car and thinks there was a bomb inside it.
Just then, he sees an unknown person (Kiara Advani) wave and gesture at him to convey that the suitcase was theirs. Ruhaan, with the widest possible smile, says, “Bomb mai bag nahi hai, bomb ka bag hai,” (There isn’t a bomb in the bag, the bag belongs to a bomb).
Who even writes such dialogues in 2022?
Anupama, an idealist at heart, believes that passing on the mic to amplify suppressed voices is the best way to show solidarity with the marginalised.
Anupama writes with a clear vision of what she wants to say, and makes sure she explores all possible facets of the topic, be it parenting or work or on books.
An intelligent, extroverted writer with a ton of empathy, she is also one who thinks aloud in her writing. Anupama says that she is largely a self driven person, and her passion to write keeps her motivated.
Among her many achievements Anupama is also a multiple award winning blogger, author, serial entrepreneur, a digital content creator, creative writing mentor, choreographer and mother to a rambunctious 7-year-old who is her life’s inspiration and keeps her on her toes.