Did you enjoy the very first NETFLIX India production in April? Yes, we are talking about Vir Das’ Abroad Understanding. No? Seriously? Well, in that case, this article will definitely help you to get an idea about the super hit April broadcasted Indian comedy specials episode on NETFLIX.
Vir Das, an Indian-origin actor, and stand-up comedian has recently shared his abroad living experience in his stand-up act on NETFLIX India Comedy Special which was broadcasted on April 25th. The 37-year-old actor/comedian has spent most of his life in Africa and completed his education in Nigeria. Das talks about his understanding of India, America and Nigeria. Throughout the show, Das has tried to maintain the Indian essence in his jokes. The comparison between the American Supermarket aisle and the Bombay schools and all the African colleges can indeed bring a smile on your face.
Das has included a range of points in his stand-up act that compares the Indian and abroad politics, lifestyle, food, development and many other aspects. He primarily talks about global politics and globalization. He well understands his recipe for an international audience and hence avoids cheap punchlines and typical Indian flavor. However, the flair of Indian comedy remains intact with the whole act. He takes a dig at Narendra Modi’s and Donald Trump’s year-long flight experiences and points the Air India flight attendants’ struggle with their weights.
Speaking about the cinema, the genre with which Das is well-versed, he compares the contrast between the romantic scenes in the old Hindi movies and the Hollywood movies. If you are an Indian or an NRI then you can’t hold your laugh when he talks about the movie cuts showing two flowers signifying SEX or intimacy in the old Hindi flicks. Das may sound like a juvenile at times in his act but the overall comedy stuff is worth watching, especially if you connect with that ‘Abroad Understanding’ thing.
Indian stand-up comedy is blooming for the recent few years. Vir Das is among the Indian Stand-up pioneers who have diverted the attention of the Indian public towards the online comedy shows and acts from the age-old Bollywood flicks broadcasting on the television. Das is the superstar of Indian stand-up comedy and for all good reasons. We have already seen him doing a great job in the Bolly flicks like Badmaash Company, Revolver Rani, Delhi Belly, Go Goa Gone and Mastizaade. He has made the grade in the international stand-up comedy and many of his acts secured a ‘HIT’ tag.
The NETFLIX Comedy Specials have already been aired previously with many known faces like Amy Schumer, Russell Peters, Kevin Hart and Chris Tucker. Vir Das is the new entry to this entertaining program. His show has been partly shot in New York and partly in New Delhi. His show got appreciation from a wide spectrum of international audience.