COLORS launches Nautanki : The Comedy Theatre
A bi-weekly broadway style comedy show
Starts February 2â€™2013, every Saturday & Sunday
at 9.00 pm only on COLORS!
Mumbai, January 22â€™2013: BringingÂ explosive entertainment to our weekends and for the first time on Indian Television, COLORS presents to its viewers an innovative format of comedy that is larger than life-Â the Broadway styleÂ in the form of Nautanki- The Comedy Theatre.
Starting February 2â€™2013,Â this bi-weekly produced by Endemol India will add a dose ofÂ HUMOUR,Â AMUSEMENTÂ andÂ LAUGHTERÂ leaving families inÂ SPLITS,every Saturday & Sunday at 9.00 pm only on COLORS!
With a new theme in every episode audiences will witness a life like magical set made using aÂ special four-turntable constructionÂ with changing props that helps the acts to move fluidly between locations while breaking into scenic transitions and settings.Â Bringing back this traditional concept, Indian audiences for the first time will witness a confluence of theatre, film and television onÂ Nautanki – The Comedy Theatre.
Neha Dhupia and Tusshar KapoorÂ are the team owners of a Nautanki company in search of the main lead along with their ensemble cast of four primary characters.Â These primaryÂ â€˜nautankebaazâ€™Â areÂ Gurpreet GhuggiÂ – the funny man from JalandharÂ as the Jaadugar padosi, the versatileÂ Rashami Desai-SandhuÂ famous for role in Uttaran asÂ the Natkhat Sali, vamp turned comedian -Â Kamya Punjabi as the Chulbuli PatniÂ and child comedianÂ Saloni DainiÂ asÂ theÂ Bathaki Maa.
The story line moves forward in every episode with these artists playing different characters trapped in various situations along with special cameos by different celebrity guests in every episode.
The first episode will see father â€“ son duo,Â JeetendraÂ andÂ Tusshar KapoorÂ along with yesteryears villainÂ RanjitÂ as a bar owner. The subsequent episodes will also have special cameos by Bigg Boss contestantÂ Imam SiddiqueÂ aka Mr. Manorajan, new heartthrob and Punjabi munda Ayushman Khurana and funny man Kunal Roy Kapur onÂ Nautanki â€“ The Comedy Theatre.
Talking about the show,Â Mainsha Sharma, Head non-fiction – COLORS, said,Â â€œWe are exploring an entirely new concept on Television with Nautanki usingÂ comedy-theatre format of live acts and a specialÂ four-turntable construction with changing props that helps the acts to move fluidly between locations.Â As the pandemonium unfolds, the show will bring to the fore amusing issues of daily life that viewers will find connect with, making it for an entertaining weekend. The uniqueness of the concept lies in the continuous story line that will move forward in every episode.â€
She further adds, â€œWith Nautanki we wanted to continue with the fun and craziness that Bigg Boss held in the slot. You will see a lot of comedy with drama along with some of televisionâ€™s most popular faces and Bigg Boss housemates in Nautanki as well!â€
Talking about the format,Â Deepak Dhar, CEO, Endemol IndiaÂ said, â€œAs a constant endeavor to evolve and present something different to the viewers, we conceptualized Nautanki : The Comedy Theatre -Â a first of its kind Broadway-style comedy format for television. Comedy as a genre is widely accepted and we wanted to take it a step ahead by amalgamating films, television and theatre to create a light-hearted series that one looks forward to every weekend. We are certain that this weekend show will have the audiences in splits!â€
Starting February 2â€¦join the nautankebaaz on Nautanki â€“ The Comedy Theatre every Saturday & Sunday at 9.00 pm on COLORS!