Published On: Wed, Apr 27th, 2016

AIB Is Back With A Series Of Honest Videos And This Time It’s Better Than Ever

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All India Bakchod is back with a new video in its honest series. And this time they have taken a dig at all the bars and restaurant that we visit! And like every time, they have done an awesome job at that! Watch all the 3 parts and be ready to go on a laughter riot.

All India Bakchod usually abbreviated and referred to as AIB is an Indian comedy group. The group was initially founded by Gursimran Khamba and Tanmay Bhat and was later joined by Rohan Joshi and Ashish Shakya. Abish Mathew and Kaneez Surka frequently collaborate with them. All four members are equal owners of the group. The group maintains a YouTube channel that shows their comedy sketches and parodies on topics such as politics, society, and the Hindi film industry, and much of their reputation was founded on their online presence. Initially, the group produced podcasts, before using You Tube in 2013 as a medium to share their comedic work. Joshi had noted that the reason for their use of YouTube was that they simply did not have funds for advertisements and other promotional materials, and instead relied upon social media to promote their work.

As of March 2015, the group has amassed over 100 million views on their videos and has over 1.33 million subscribers on YouTube. The group has multiple employees for script writing, brand consulting, and coordinating academic and corporate workshops. In December 2014, AIB organized a roast show, All India Bakchod Knockout Championship featuring Karan Johar as the host with Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor as subjects of the roast. The event is claimed to have raised over 40 lakh rupees for charity organisations such as Being Human and Vogue Empower, which works for women empowerment. They also perform regular stand-up acts across the globe.

They also run a second channel on YouTube called AIB Doosra. It is updated less frequently than the main channel. Though they have uploaded only three videos in this channel, it has over 38000 subscribers.

AIB also has an advertisement wing called Vigyapanti, which was started in early October 2015. It was kicked off by the release of an online video titled “Creep Qawwali”, which was an advertisement for the start-up dating portal, Truly Madly.

AIB started a news comedy series called On Air With AIB on the Star Network in October 2015. The 20-episode show (10 in English, 10 in Hindi) was released on Hotstar first, followed by weekend airing on STAR World India and Star Plus.

Akhilesh Tiwari, president of Brahman Ekta Sanstha in Mumbai, filed a written complaint at Sakinaka police station on 2 February 2015 for alleged use of “filthy and abusive language” in the AIB Knockout. The Mumbai police initiated an inquiry into this complaint against the participants, ranging from Bollywood film-maker Karan Johar to actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. An edited video of the event was uploaded on YouTube on 28 January 2015, covering the event that was held on December 28. The government of Maharashtra ordered an inquiry against event organizers and participants.

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan criticized the group’s roast event. He said ‘I completely believe in freedom of speech but as creative persons we have to understand that we all have a certain responsibility towards society. In response Anurag Kashyap posted a link on his Facebook page where Aamir had spoken in defence of the DK Bose song from the movie Delhi Belly (produced by Aamir Khan). Aamir had said, “I have already informed my audiences that it is an adult film. Please do not go with your kids and those who have a problem with this kind of language shouldn’t come either. I try my best to inform the audiences before-hand. Then they can decide themselves. If the audience is adult, they can decide themselves. So from my end I do all these things for my fans.” AIB had provided a statutory warning at the beginning of the video describing the 18+ offensive nature of the content of the video. To ensure that people get the message, they made their ‘roast master’ Karan Johar repeat the warning.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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