February 23, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Gutur Gu is a new silent comedy show on SAB TV starring Bhawana Balsaaver, Sheetal Maulik, Suneel Grover, Nayan Bhatt, Jaidutt Vyas, and K.K.Goswami. This program, marketed as Indian television’s first silent comedy show, is directed by Prabal Baruah.
The program, the first of its kind in India, is produced by the eminent horror/crime genre specialist, B.P.Singh, and eminent film and ad creator, Pradeep Upoor.
SAB TV is renowned for its niche comedy content, launched the new silent comedy show, ironically titled ‘Gutur Gu’, at a posh restaurant this Monday.
The comical show is about a family with a character named Balu (Sunil Grover), a simple man living with his wife, Mrs. Smeeta Kumar (Sheetal Maulik), his father Jay Kumar (Jaidutt Vyas), who is an ex-armyman, and his typical Indian wife Mrs.Babita Kumar (Bhawana Balsawer).
The plot also has a Hulk Hogan type neighbor Harpreet Singh (Daya Shetty) and his son the bratty Cheeku (Jai Thakkar).
The Business Head of SAB TV, Anooj Kapoor, was ‘silent’ in keeping with the theme of the show, but asserted that to make people laugh is the channel’s topmost priority. B.P. Singh, predominantly known for his crime and horror shows like C.I.D, Aahat, Akela, etc. said that he was an admirer of the ‘Chaplin films’ and wanted to do a silent comedy as per the Chaplin genre. He thanked Anooj Kapoor for allowing him to direct a few episodes of the show.
The show ‘GUTUR GU’ starts from March 5 every Friday at 8.30 pm on SAB.
-Sandeep Hattangadi/ Sampurn wire