: If you’re tired of the same old soaps on TV and are in the mood for some comedy and entertainment in Kannada, maybe it’s time you explored some interesting channels online that may just make you laugh out loud.
Mindry.in, an online channel started in 2008, is soon about to complete five years this April and is also close to reaching the million hits mark on YouTube. The channel mainly hosts a range of comedies including spoofs, political satires and theatre of the absurd. So far it has hosted more than 120 videos on YouTube and members claim that their viewership straddles not only India but also the U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia, Canada and the Netherlands.
Behind Mindry.in’s success is the teamwork of the four primary members — Harish Kumar, Arjun Sharma, Sharat Kowligi and Swaroop Ramachandra — who generate content and perform. The quartet not only has experience in the field of theatre but also in creation of online content and digital marketing. However, when a play/show requires a bigger cast, there are other members on the team who pitch in.Speaking to The Hindu , Mr. one of the group members Harish Kumar said: We wanted to form a group that could deliver quality humour content in Kannada. Kannada theatre has had a history of plays that have explored the qualities of humour and satire. Our main focus is on generating online content that goes into the plays and on the writing that goes into them.” The group members said that they draw inspiration from Master Hiranniah, BeeChi and the classic Monty Python series. Their plays such as Manaviya Maama and others have been also staged at the K.H. Kala Soudha, Seva Sadana and the Nani Arena here in the city. The channel’s biggest hit is the spoof, Job Interview , which has received more than 80,000 hits on YouTube. The shows have also grabbed the attention of some investors who have shown interest in the formation of a full-fledged online portal.
Mindry.in’s shows can be accessed on youtube.com/mindryin and other details on facebook/com/mindryin