Vir Das Landing movie Intro
Indian comedian Hero and musician Vir Das will be presenting his comedy special “Landing” worldwide. Netflix will premiere his comedy special on December 26, 2022. “Vir “Das Landing Movie” was produced by Rotten Science, Executive Producers Reg Tigerman & Matthew Vaughan.
“Vir Das Landing” Story
Being a global citizen, and philosophies of home, Vir Das dives deep into his childhood in India, the perils of crime, and finding his feet in the world. Vir Das’s “Landing” is a one-hour-long special television program concerning liberty, stupidity, and comedy. It is a story of travelling the world and carrying your country with you. The show is about freedom, foolishness, and the west, the east, and what it means to be a citizen of one nation in a global world.
Vir Das’s Work and Accolades
Indian comedian, musician, and actor Vir Das is a popular name in the comic cine world. He began his career in stand-up comedy, and later he acted in Bollywood movies like Namastey London, Love Aaj Kal, Delhi Belly, etc. He has also done Stand-up specials and comedy series for different OTT streaming platforms. He starred in the ABC spy drama-comedy Whiskey Cavalier playing the role of Jai Datta.
After a standup show at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC in 2021, in a seven-minute speech he narrated the duality of India which went viral internationally. His last comedy special For India got an International Emmy Nomination in 2021 for Best Comedy.
He has developed his comedy special with Andy Samberg’s production company Party Over Here, CBS Studios, and Fox. Vir Das has produced and created several web series including Netflix’s ‘Hasmukh’, and ‘Destination Unknown’ on Prime Video. He has performed in over 25 countries with over 183 shows.
Vir Das was excited while it was shooting in New York, USA. At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022, ‘‘Landing’’ ended with a big turnover. Das has performed in approximately 35 plays, over 100 stand-up comedy shows, 18 films, eight TV shows, and six comedy specials. He has written comedic columns for Femina, Maxim, Exotica, DNA, and Tehelka. In 2019, he made his debut in American television with the television series, Whiskey Cavalier. He also hosted Cricket Firsts, a sports comedy show on Zee Sports. Das is the host of his news comedy show on CNBC-TV18. There is no doubt that Vir Das is a multi-talented performer.
“Landing” Show: Anti-India Sentiment
The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti had filed a police complaint with the Vyalikaval police station against the show of Vir Das. The comedian Vir Das, who faced a huge backlash last year over his viral “Two Indias” monologue in the US, was set to hold a show at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall in Malleshwaram. The right-wing organization Hindu Janajagruti Samiti complained that it was not right to allow such a controversial person to hold a program in a communally sensitive area like Bengaluru.
Mr. Das’s monologue “I come from two Indias” had stirred a row a year ago when he was criticized for allegedly defaming the country. In a six-minute act, “I come from two Indias” he talked about the dual dark sides of India. In the ‘Two Indias’ speech, Vir Das described two contrasting faces of the country and refers to many controversial topics – from the Delhi gang rape to the farmer protests to pollution in broad strokes. Over the last few years, several shows by stand-up comedians in Bangalore and other cities in India were cancelled.
Earlier Vir Das had made derogatory statements against women, India’s Prime minister, and India as a whole at John F Kennedy Center in Washington DC, America, and denigrated the Nation. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti State Spokesperson Sri Mohan Gowda quoted the remark made by Vir Das :
“In India, we worship women in the day and rape them at night’ during the performance,” which irk the population of Karnataka State. When Karnataka is already facing many law and order problems due to communal incidents, such events could vitiate the law and order and should not be allowed. We demand that this program should be cancelled immediately,” Mr. Gowda said. The right-wing organization complained that it was not right to allow such a controversial person to hold a program in a communally sensitive area like Bengaluru.
Thereafter, Mr. Vir Das uploaded a video on Twitter asking his audience if anything he said during the show defamed India or hurt any sentiment. The crowd responds in the negative
One Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP has invited stand-up comedian Vir Das to Kolkata, a day after his show in Bengaluru was cancelled at the last minute following protests by Hindu Right-Wing Groups. The protesting groups alleged that the show would hurt Hindu religious sentiments.
The comedian Vir Das while he was in the US, touched upon topical issues like the battle against COVID-19, incidents of rapes, farmers’ protests, a crackdown against comedians and petrol prices, inviting the ire of a section of social media as well as politicians.
While there have been prominent voices in support of the comedian, including TMC member Mahua Moitra as well as Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor, police complaints have been filed against him in Mumbai and Delhi also.
Earlier this year, Mr. Das had recalled that many years back, one of his stand-up shows was interrupted by cops over a joke about former president APJ Abdul Kalam.
Defending himself, Mr. Das underlined that it is his job to put out satire as long as he is able to do comedy.
Viewers’ Reaction On “Vir Das Landing Movie”
- Fans flooded the comment section with red heart emotions soon after the ‘Go Goa Gone’ actor Vir Das shared the poster and expressed their excitement for the upcoming special “Landing”.
- “Waiting for 26th, got a reason to renew my Netflix subscription,” a fan wrote.
- Another fan commented, “This honestly made my day better. Lots of love. It is a great end to this year.”
- He deserves to get the same love and affection for this special comedy show as he got for his previous three comedy specials.