3 June 2018 | MouMouCousCous
I genuinely cant remember the last time I watched a Hindi television show. It must have been Shanti or something in the mid 90's when cable television was yet to reach India. If there was an apocalypse and hindi television shows were the only shows that survived I would rather just stare blankly out of the window. That is how much I look down upon hindi shows.
I am not a big fan of Zakir Khan either. His pitch modulation irritates me. It goes from normal to inaudible at times. I have tried watching some of his standup sitting mighty close to the computer but then I gave up. Comedy is supposed to be relaxing and if you have to strain your ears to figure out what is being said then the whole purpose of it gets lost.
So I was really not looking forward to watching the show but Amazon keeps reminding me that there are unused services on my prime account. So one fine day I decided to give an episode a try. I was genuinely expecting it to be one of those try-hard shows that I could shut down after 5 mins but I was wrong.
What was most impressive about the show is that it is an absolute breeze to sit through. I love Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory & Gavin Belson's Silicon Valley but I struggle to sit through 20 mins of those shows without taking a few breaks. I finished watched Chacha Vidhayak Hain Hamare in just 2 days. its not exactly a comedy but more of a comedy-drama with some seriously funny bits. I had to rewatch the scene where they tie him to the back of the car and drive around in circles coz I couldnt stop laughing.
Another impressive thing about the show is the casting though at times you can tell the seasoned actors from the novices. The actor who plays the father is a brilliant casting. They generally cast him in negative roles in Bollywood and I hope that based on this show they give him bigger and better roles in movies. The lady who plays the mother is also a good actor. The sister is really beautiful. Zakir Khan holds his own but as the season progresses and the episodes become serious you can tell that he is out of his depth.
I am not a big fan of the ending but they seem to have laid the groundwork for next season. Lets hope Zakir Khan can emulate himself though it will not be easy. If the average hindi televison shows that air in India were half as good as Chacha Vidhayak Hain Hamare then the collectibe IQ of the viewers would definitely improve.
Very impressive show. Definitely a must watch.