Culture Machine is a digital video entertainment company that runs a very popular YouTube channel called Being Indian which has gained great traction over the last one year. Venturing further with Being Indian; is the launch of Being Indian | Originals which will be launched on 5th of February as a platform for young artists/directors to showcase their art utilizing the digital space. As a part of its launch, Being Indian | Originals presents I AM OFFENDED; India’s first documentary on comedy which will be premiered digitally on Youtube in the 1st week of February.
The film is directed by Jaideep Verma who has previously made documentaries like Baawra Mann based on Sudhir Mishra’s life and Leaving Home based on popular music band Indian Ocean. He has also directed a Bollywood film titled Hulla in 2008. The 102 minute documentary presents Indian stand-up comedy in the overall context of humour and the culture of offense and how it all harmonises.The film features prominent stand up comics such as Johnny Lever, Vir Das, Raju Srivastav, Varun Grover, Sanjay Rajoura, Aditi Mittal, Sorabh Pant, Tanmay Bhat, Gursimran Khamba, Ashish Shakya, Rohan Joshi, Rajeev Nigam, Rajneesh Kapoor, and even the legendary literary humorist Pu. La. Deshpande among others.
Keep it locked on Urban Asian for the full video releasing soon!