Chalo Koi Baat Nahi
If you are a 90s kid you would be aware of the comedy shows that were aired back in the time. Shows like Flop Show which had the hilarious Jaspal Bhatti or Ikke Pe Ikka which was anchored by Sajid Khan had such fresh gags. These were actually sketches veiled as a spoof to raise awareness about certain issues which were prevalent then or meant to just have a good time. Some of the shows still stand the test of time even today. So when the revolutionary OTT platform SonyLiv had announced a sketch show called Chalo Koi Baat Nahi anchored by my favourite duo from the 2000s Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak, I was naturally excited and upbeat. The show was out this weekend, did it manage to tickle my funny bone, lets find out!
For the audience that is new to the term ‘Sketch’, a sketch is a short skit that is performed in a single room based on a certain theme which is meant to convey a message to its target audience. It was prevalent in the 90s with even international shows but its market began to consistently decline with the introduction of standup comedy. Having said that, a sketch is a sub form of stanup comedy too, something that the show Chalo Koi Baat Nahi Tackles. <span;>Chalo Koi Baat Nahi is a 6 part Sketch show tackling various themes of Environment, Education, Sports, Trains, Media and Hospitals. The sketches are quite well written, a right concoction of standup, a satire of the current situation prevalent today and simple sketches meant to have a hearty laugh. I really enjoyed the fresh concepts of each of the themes.
Gags And The Impact
Most of the Sketches that are performed will leave you in splits. The one-liners on the show are hilarious and they will definitely leave a lasting impact even after the show has ended. I personally loved three episodes the most – Sports, Environment and The Trains one. There are a few Gags that do fall short and somehow don’t land especially the ones involving The Qawwali just did not connect to me. But there are a few gems especially in the Sports theme that made me laugh hysterically. Mind you, this is a fresh concept and probably the audience would take time to warmup to it as the writers are trying to reintroduce this form of comedy back in the market. So allow yourself a while to get adjusted to it!
The gags by Karan Wahi and Kavita Kaushik are quite good. Pranay Manchanda will tickle your funny bone too, so will Kriti Vij, Mihir Ahuja and Abish Mathew. My pick of the lot has to be Suresh Menon. Oh my god, my stomach hurt a lot when he was onscreen every single time. His act of Ramiz Raja made me laugh for 10 minutes straight and that too hysterically in the middle of the night. I am still chuckling which recalling it. And it is my favourite duo of Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak who successfully turn the clock back to when I was a kid. The chemistry between the two is infectitious and it made me reminisce the good old days when I used to watch the duo on TV! Amazing Childhood Memories!
Chalo Koi Baat Nahi is thoroughly enjoyable and successfully manages to tickle your funny bone. While most gags land, a few gags don’t land though but ‘Chalo Koi Baat Nahi’. Available on Sony Liv.