A ‘Majedar’ show: Biswa Kalyan Rath in Manipal
Biswa Kalyan Rath, a.k.a. Biswa, performed at the Golden Jubilee Auditorium, Syndicate bank as part of the show ‘LOLstars’, organized by DL101 on January 15.
The show kicked off with the host interacting with the audience in some ice-breaker games and giving out free chocolates and Nachos. Starting on time, the show went on smoothly till the last laugh. The series of laughs was set into motion by Sumaira Shaikh, with her small, yet well packaged set revolving around Middle-class family problems and the independence struggle, all bind together with great segues. Yet, there was a sense of wait and anticipation in the minds of everyone present in the auditorium for the main act of the evening.
With over a minute of cheering before he even began, the comedian arrived dressed in a simple green tee and blue denim. Beginning with audience interaction, there was an impeccable display of wit, as he spoke to various students, and made light-hearted jokes about anything and everything Once all warmed up, there was no holding back. He went all out with an array of jokes ranging from topics like hating someone, loving yourself to death and suicide. Another highlight was the word “Majedaar”, thrown in between at places by Biswa, in his trademark and well-known accent.
“I have never laughed for an hour continuously in my life and Biswa made me do that.” said Alankriti Khare, a member of the audience. Kaustubha Wawage, another audience member, wrapped it as, “I was surprised myself that I was actually laughing at some of those jokes. I highly disapprove of suicide yet the way he weaved magic with his jokes, without any sign on ill-intent, was truly magical.”
The show ended with Biswa being his usual quirky self, where the audience members were asked to crack their knuckles if they liked the show, and as expected, for a few moments, the auditorium echoed with knuckle cracks with Manipal showing their love and support to the man of the hour.
Featured image courtesy: Pawani Pandey
Edited by: Soumyajit Saha