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Guests on the Show: Kapil Dev – Cricket Legend and former Indian Cricketer, Captain of India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup team and one of the greatest Cricket all-rounders of all time.
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Kapil welcomes all on the show and tells Siddhu that his heart will be very ecstatic (garden, garden analogy). Kapil then welcomes Kapil Dev on stage by saying – entire nation is proud of him, Cricket Legend, and the one who has made us win the cricket world cup for the first time). Kapil sir comes on the stage on a Chak De India movie song and gets a standing applause from audience and Siddhu. Kapil sir thanks Bittu (Kapil) on his show as it makes everybody happy and also make them laugh every Saturday/Sunday. Kapil sir then gives advice to Siddhu that there should be a change in Siddhu’s normal dialogues like Thoko Tali (clap your hands) and wants transformation something new. Kapil sir then cracks a joke on Siddhu and says that when Siddhu attends a call instead of saying Hello, he will say Thoko..invoking a laughter.
Note: We refer Kapil Dev as Kapil paaji or Kapil sir as well in our text.
Bittu (Kapil) also welcomes Kapil sir’s wife, daughter and some fellow from his studio as well. Kapil sir shares an experience about his wife wearing a necklace pedal with his photo on it. She came to watch a cricket match to see him and there the security staff informed her that many other girls wore similar necklaces with kapil sir’s photo invoking a laughter. After that, his wife became annoyed and then decided to not attend his cricket matches.
Siddhu shares an experience of Kapil paaji where Bishen Singh Bedi has referred his attribute as the one of Hanuman. During their first Pakistan cricket tour, only 2 hours were left and Kapil paaji was sent as nightwatchman (as he used to bat at number 9 or 10) to face last 2 overs of the day but instead of defending quietly, he hit many runs much to the surprise of Bishen Paaji and hence he referred his attitude to share similarity with Hanuman. Siddhu says that he laughed the most with Kapil paaji. Siddhu wants Kapil paaji to do mimicry as he is very good at it. Kapil paaji then enacts a scene of Dev Saab with traits – speaking like him and also in same body language (dialogue: Aapne Acha kiya hame lekar aaye, body language: moving body: hands and legs while speaking) and even walking fast like him. In that scene, Kapil paaji who is acting as Dev saab is referring to Bittu as Vajpayee ji. Both Dev Anand ji and Vajpayee ji has accompanied them on that cricket tour.
Mrs. Sharma comes in and welcomes Kapil Dev Sir and hugs him.. She wants to talk a lot with Kapil paaji and Bittu then cracks a joke on Mrs. Sharma excessive talking even with a tap in the bathroom. Kapil paaji shares an anecdotal experience of his trip to Australia and there Dennis Lillee spoke with him – Did you came here today ? But he misunderstood because of his not so good english as ‘Did you came here to die’? and gave a reply to Lillee that he came to Australia to live.. invoking a laughter.
At this moment, Palak comes on the stage after seeing Kapil paaji in a sports dress – yellow top and blue skirt with a red cap and holds a cricket bat. She welcomes Kapil sir and Palak cracks a joke on Siddhu that he looks like a Pinky Poo. Bittu wants her to go from the stage and Palak responds that she is expert in developing poems as she is a mastermind. She then speaks the poem with a rhyme – Main Aur Bhi Khoobsurat lag sakti hoon laga loon main Bindiya.. Kapil Dev ko dekh kar chillane ka mann karta hain India.. India…(chanting by clapping hands). Palak wants to bat while Kapil Paaji becomes a bowler. Kapil sir bowls the ball which hits Palak’s leg instead of the bat.
Palak’s poem in english: She will look more beautiful if she applies a Bindi (forehead decoration) to her forehead..After seeing Kapil Dev, she wants to chant India..India slogan.
Note: the following text below is written with Preview for today from yesterday’s CNWK show episode.
Daadi comes in and introduces Kapil Dev by saying that entire nation is proud of him and taunts on Bittu (Kapil) by saying that the entire neighborhood is angry with him.. She played with hindi words Naaz vs. Naraaz to compare Kapil Dev and Bittu.
Kapil Dev ji wants Bittu to enact a scene of walking like Vajpayee saab while he enacts like Dev Saab -speaking like him and also in same body language (dialogue: Aapne Acha kiya hame lekar aaye, body language: moving body: hands and legs while speaking) and even walking fast like him. Daadi and Kapil paaji then dances on a punjabi Bhangra song – Mundian To Bach Ke Rahe. Bittu speaks with Kapil sir and informs the audience that Kapil sir was the first one to introduce in-swinging yorker.
Bittu then asks how did he came up with that kind of yorker -from coach ? He says that only now he realized about that yorker. Kapil sir is known for his coming timing and full hearted nature. Bittu (Kapil) ends the show by urging the audience to respect women, love animals and as well to watch his show. The show ends with a Rang De Basanti title song playing in background with Kapil paaji, palak, Chaddha, and others grooving to it in a jovial mood. We expect today’s show to be on the lines of the one with Sunil Gavaskar where Kapil paaji will share anecdotal experiences of his cricket life (cricket tours, world cup 1983) while having hilarious laughs and fun moments with Bittu and his family. Stay tuned to Comedy Nights With Kapil tonight on Colors @10 PM.
* Hanuman is a Hindu god who was an ardent devotee of Rama according to the Hindu legends. He is a central character in the Indian epic Ramayana and also finds mentions in Mahabharata, the various Puranas, some Jain texts and several other texts. Read more on its Wikipedia page.
* Inswinger delivery in Cricket:
The grip for an inswinger needs holding the cricket ball with the seam vertical and the first two fingers slightly across the seam so that it is angled a little to the leg side. Read more about it on its Wikipedia page.
* Bindi or Bindiya: a forehead decoration worn particularly in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Mauritius and also South East Asia. Read more on its religious significance, traditional and modern use at its Wikipedia page.
* Paaji: refers to elder brother or to call someone as brother with respect
* Nightwatchman: In cricket, a lower-order batsman who comes in to bat higher up the order than usual near the end of the day’s play is called a nightwatchman. The nightwatchman’s job is to maintain most of the strike until the close of play. The highest score for a nightwatchman is 201 not out by Jason Gillespie of Australia against Bangladesh in 2006. Read more about it on its Wikipedia page
CNWK Sneak Peak with Kapil Dev:
Full Episode: Comedy Nights With Kapil – Kapil Dev
CNWK Short Promo with Kapil Dev: