Saturday, October 27, 2012

Why I Like FIR: The Hilarious Sitcom On SAB TV

The Sitcom: FIR has been around the block for over 5 years now. It is presently being aired on SAB TV at 2230hrs everyday. The show presents a female inspector and her team trying to solve cases. Their sincere attempts to crack the mysteries are hilarious and worth a hearty laugh. The sitcom is set in a Police Station where constables indulge in amazing antics.
Warning: This sitcom is not for everyone. It is like bitter coffee, you have to develop a taste for it to get addicted. Also, this is not for people who like only “intelligent” comedies. This is for people who savour mindless comedy.
What Works: Here are a few things that make this sitcom epic – and when i say epic, this is truly #EPIC !!
1. The characters: Although Chandramukhi Chautala, the inspector, is the main character around whom the serial revolves, the real watching pleasure are its supporting characters. They are essentially no brainers.
    • Billu: Forgets who he is, every now and then, and temporarily becomes different characters.
    • Gopi: The way he carries “is the” dialogues are worth mentioning.
    • Gulgule: Always found eating and signature dialogue “Madam aap bhi naa (rapata) bholi hain”
    • All other: Each character in itself is an epic
One of the other characters of the sitcom is the wig. Yep, wig in itself can be deemed as a character. They are used in a way to to make the character look visually funny !
2. The Dialogues: The characters are incomplete without their unique style of delivering dialogues. Very few sitcoms have been able to capitalise on getting viewers glued to their dialogue styles.
  • Takiyakalam: Every new character has his own Takiyakalam, a catch phrase.
    • “Picture dikhao yaar”
    • “Achcha, saari kaisi hai?”
    • “Raat ko missed call doongi”
    • “Kabhie ghar aao yaar”
  • Character Introduction: Every character introduces himself in a rhyming way, which sounds funny.
    • “Mera naam hai chopda, ghumao mat mera khopda”
    • “Passport purana hai, mera naam khurana hai”
    • “Mera naam hai sapna awasthi, lut gai meri ghrasthi”
  • Character Names: The names of each character is unique and  catchy. The names by themselves get you hooked on to the character
    • Chouraha Chaturvedi
    • Gussail and Shaant brothers
    • A guy named “Nirupa Roy”
    • Letter Lalita !!
  • Gopi’s 2 liners: These are 2 liners which Gopi attempts to say in his broken English. They have become a phenomenon. His style where he adds “Well”, “Carry on”, “Well mom”, “yeah, this one” are howlarious.
    • “What is the problem is the, Delhi mein airport Palam is the”
    • “Well…., she is the husband is the,he is the wife is the”
    • “Who the you the are is the? Ab ghar se mehngi hai car is the”
3. The Plot: The sitcom follows a very neat format. Generally spread over two episodes, a character lodges an FIR and the team then sets out to solve the case, always victorious in the end. Such simple format helps to set the expectations of the viewers right.
4. Why one should watch it:
  1. It is a no brainer. Watch it, enjoy it, cherish it.
  2. One episode everyday. Unlike other “intelligent” sitcoms that are aired in seasons, weekly once. This is our daily dose of laughter.
  3. Kavita Kaushik, Gopi Bhalla, Sandeep Anand, Sapna Sikarwar, Manju Sharma, Naveen Bawa and the awesome Shekhar Shukla are a treat to watch !!
          27112923184803350203623   000253b   Naveen Bawa
Well, if you remember some dialogues of FIR do pen them down in the comments column below. Cheers !!


Vishal Kataria said...

Indeed... FIR is a hilarious watch for all the reasons you rightly stated.

Reminds me a little of another mindless comedy, Khichdi.

"Is the" has become a famous dialogue. The number of people who use it in office and on Twitter... insane :)

Kalp Gala said...

Well bro! who the you the are is the..
mai hu chowki ka akshay kumar is the!

Dheeraj said...

Loved it.. Loved it.. Loved it..

Thanks for the dedication. You made me fall in love with the show, all over again..

Main hoon aapki aabhari is the...
Blouse ke saath lagti hai saari is the..

Major TNS Tomar said...

Very descriptive.... I do like FIR for its light comedy essence and character specific style..... you tend to laugh before the character deliver any dialogue...........

Anonymous said...

A correction - Gulgule's signature dialogue is - “Madam aap bhi naa EK NUMBER KI (rapata) bholi hain”

Zafar Iqbal said...

I like the way you described it and would like to see more from you. Sab Tv

vj said...

it is a relaxing serial. can,t think of ending my day in any other way .. long live FIR.

Akbar Birbal said...

Star Plus, Colors, Sony tv, Zee tv, Life Ok, Sab Tv, Rishtey, Zee salaam, Epic Tv, Mtv, Sony Max, Zee Cinema, Star Gold, Live Feed @

Santa Banta said...

BBC One, ITV 1,ITV 2 HD, 4 Music HD, Mtv UK HD, Viva Channel,Top Gear, BBC News, Dave Channel Live @

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Live Stream

SEN GXM said...

I love specially the Billu and Gopi scenes,where billu does hell alot things with gopi and excuse himself with just one word "Bhaiya" :D . The best moments..I love those & I have them all in my PC from the starting date when Billu joined the IMMAN CHOWKI .It was the best comedy show SAB TV ever had.But they cancelled it for a nonsense show(Peterson Hill),but again FIR is coming back after this IPL.I'm too excited for it :)

ishan rahul said...

Yes u r very is a mindless comedy...and thats what i like..i dont like intelligent comedy...all the characters were exceptionally brilliant...(except the chief inspectors who used to change from time to time)...there are 2 bsd news-
1) they decided to end the serial for good.
2) the person who used to play the role of commissioner and billu's no more..he died some time back after the show ended...i read the news in paper and was really really sad.
At the end i want to congratulate you for this masterpiece assessment you wrote on this is too good.

Unknown said...

Please provide me that episode no. when shekar shukla comes in Iman chowki as singer "badatmeez" kumar. I am so tired to search..