Lol- Hasse Toh Phasse(Amazon Series)
It is appalling to see such an impressive linup of comic performers– Sunil Grover, Mallika Dua, Kusha Kapila, Gaurav Gera, Cyrus Broacha, Suresh Menon, Aakash Gupta, Aadar Malik, Aditi Mittal, and Ankita Shrivastav—being given such woefully poor lines to mouth on a show that aims to tickle our funnybones.
LOL Hasse To Phasse is as funny as molar surgery .My first reaction on seeing the…errr… jokes on the show was: is this a joke? Seriously, guys, do you really think any of this is funny?
The basic premise itself should have been shot down at the board meeting where supposedly enlightened people sit and decide the content.This is what they came up with?! A bunch of well-known comic performers put in a Bigg Boss kind of house (the décor is hideous by the way, nothing tasteful about the series from the word go)are supposed to favour the grim instead of the grin.
In other words no matter how tempted they are to laugh at the antics of their colleagues they musn’t laugh. Because if they do, they are disqualified.
Watta joke! Forget the brains. Where is the challenge in this? To not laugh at these peejays is the easiest thing in the world. The gags on the show with Gaurav Gera gagging over his girlie act, Sunil Grover doing some vague ‘Crower’ skit that has him looking as lost as a crow in a water fountain,Akash Gupta being told by Gera to take off his pants(I kid you not)…what is so difficult about not laughing?
The worst of the lot is Mallika Dua . Her Behuda Baby act is so behuda(obnoxious) as to offend even the most thick-skinned liberal. She talks about a ‘lockdown’ jahan par tumhare jaise launde nahin pachuchte…
By this point my cringe reaction had turned into nausea. To see such talented comics being reduced to this kind of humiliatingly humid humour is a criminal offence. I strongly protest against this unnerving attack on good taste and I hope and pray that Amazon has the good sense to withdraw this junk ‘feud’ for the masses where a bunch of intelligent comics pretend to squabble while hosts Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi pretend to be amused.We can’t even pretend to be entertained.
What could have prompted Irani and Arshad to be part of something so insufferably crass and pointless? What could have prompted Amazon to invest in this mess of mythical mirth? Why are we even talking about it?