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The search for the situational comedy

In a market overflowing with "edgy" content, where are the "edgy" sitcoms?


Vanita Kohli-Khandekar
It has been a lackadaisical summer for entertainment. Look at some of the most heavily advertised films and shows.

Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo, re­le­as­ed on Amazon Prime Video last week, is disappointing. The story seems secondary to the setting. It is as if somebody lo­ved the crumbling Fatima Manzil in Lu­cknow and wanted to set a story there; the rest didn’t matter.

Anurag Kashyap’s Choked on the other hand has a superb idea; a lower mi­ddle class family’s emotional up­heaval against the background of de­monetisation with a bank teller as the protagonist. But it moved too slowly and lost me somewhere.

Paatal Lok
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First Published: Jun 16 2020 | 10:01 PM IST

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