The hilarious Quick Heal Bhajji Blast with Ravindra Jadeja has registered close to three million hits on youtube for the two parts in a mere four days of its launch. The comedy of errors in the free-flowing show is infectious.
Jadeja has shot the show with a sore throat. But that does not let the laughter quotient go down. Harbhajan as the show host narrates in his intro in Gujarati, what Jadeja could not stop himself from describing as “total raita faila diya”. Jadeja too was flummoxed by a “doosra” when Harbhajan threw a challenge at him to open the show in Punjabi. This comedy of errors leads to the tales of two international cricketers sufferings for their handicap with the international language during their formative years.
“This episode made me realise that no created comedy can match a real comic situation. This episode with Jadeja is a natural comedy of errors as I and Jadeja try to speak each other’s dialect, emulate each other’s culture and teach each other about our language, our food, our life. Jadeja wins here on two counts. First for being a better Punjabi than I could become a Gujarati. And secondly, like a true sportsman, he played his full innings in this chat show in spite of a sore throat,” show host Harbhajan Singh told insidesport.co. “Uska gala kaise betha wo bhee hilarious hai (it will also be hilarious to know how Jadeja ended up with a sore throat).”
The show builds up as a flawless – or naturally flawed – unscripted entertainer. After having seen the first chunk, if you think it can’t get more entertaining than what you have seen for seven minutes, you will soon realise your assumptions are questionable. The second part of the Quick Heal Bhajji Blast with Jadeja is fast heading towards the two-million mark.
The first episode with Suresh Raina was an instant hit. Second, with Dwayne Bravo has given the show an international flavour. Harbhajan has promised more such fun with his Chennai Super Kings teammates. The Indian Premier League Season 11 will be over this Sunday, but the Turbanator in his new avatar will continue to entertain millions of his fans.