MAKING OF ASHWAMEDH KALAMANCH'S HASYA JATRA'S EPISODE NO.6

MAKING OF ASHWAMEDH KALAMANCH'S HASYA JATRA'S EPISODE NO.6


     Ashwamedh Kalamanch's Hasya Jatra viewership was  increased after first four episodes.We really had very good viewership from India after first four episodes of Hasya Jatra,so my next concern was to increase Blog viewers globally.So we decided to shoot some HINDI language episode. I knew there were 2-3 webseries already running successfully on Internet from Indian serial makers.One of them was actually doing really good.So it was quite a difficult task to grab Hindi viewers to webseries which was lacking in technical aspects.But I trusted my 'marathi speaking' viewers. I knew they will definitely share 'Hindi episodes' as well if they liked it.So we went ahead. 
       
            Sixth episode of Hasya Jatra was 'Shyamsundar the telecaller'. The making story of Shyamsundar is quite interesting as this episode was only made for filling the gaps and not as a full fledged main act.Infact that's the reason we didn't even bothered to shoot any anchoring for this webisode. Actually,the abusive language which we have used in this act was another reason why I was anxious about success of this webisode. Somehow I knew this act will shock all our viewers to whom we were giving typical 'family comedy' kind of webisodes so far.
Shyamsundar act was shot during the shooting of third webisode of Hasya Jatra (based on corruption) (http://ashwamedhkalamanch.blogspot.com/2011/04/ashwamedh-kalamanchs-hasya-jatra_11.html). Rakesh and Sandesh (Govind) both took lot of time to memorize their script for third episode.So we had to remove them from the stage and give them more time to prepare themselves for shoot. But I don't wanted to pack-up,as every single day of shooting was costing us a lot. So I decided to go ahead with Shyamsundarwala concept which Jitu has told me earlier. 


            Jitendra Patel aka Jeetu is one of the pillars of Ashwamedh Kalamanch. 
He has done a great job earlier by Editing our first short-film 'DO NOT DISTURB' (http://ashwamedhkalamanch.blogspot.com/2011/01/ashwamedh-kalamanchs-marathi-short-film.html)
and secondly he was the Director of Second short film by Ashwamedh Kalamanch ' WRONG TURN' (http://ashwamedhkalamanch.blogspot.com/2011/02/ashwamedh-kalamanchs-short-film-wrong.html).which got great response by viewers in TIMES OF INDIA'S ' a day in life of India' contest. Jeetu is a student in Mumbai University at the same time he is call center employee.
Jeetu had this concept in mind about the call center employee and the fun during their training period when they actually learn 'how to attend domestic as well as international customers'. He wanted to show some of the real life jokes of his friends in Hasya Jatra webisode.But somewhere I thought there was humor in the act but the jokes were too specific to a call center profession and were difficult to understand by common public. So we decided to take hardly one-two jokes but work more on the character to add humor. 








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              We arranged Table,phone,laptop and then told Hakim and Rajendra to sit on chairs in front of the table. We started discussing dialogs and sequence on the spot.Abdul Hakim Ansari who has already acted in WRONG TURN short-film as a lead role knew little bit acting,but it was Rajendra's real debut as he didn't had single dialogue in promo of Hasya Jatra (http://ashwamedhkalamanch.blogspot.com/2011/03/ashwamedh-kalamanchs-hasya-jatra-promo.html) where he acted before. Hakim himself developed the character of Shyamsundar.He knew one of his bihari friend who has quite a funny accent.So we decided the sequence of act. But we didn't had any good end in our mind so I thought why not we add something really annoying for his boss so that Shyamsundar will be thrown out of call center. So we decided this abusive conversation between Shyamsundar and one of the client. I decided to do all the voice over by myself as I was handling the camera and so my voice would have been recorded very clearly. 
For me the challenge was to use different voice tones and pitch to show different clients, and the worst part was there was one lady client in the act which I had to perform as a voice over artist. I decided 'Jo hoga dekha jayega,let's shoot'. Anant played cameo in this act,he was confused about what was going around.I told him to just concentrate on his part and leave rest upto me and Hakim. We completed this act in one shot. There was some mistakes which I  wanted to rectify,but meanwhile Rakesh and Govind has rehersed their act and were ready to acquire their floor for third episode shoot. So I decided to take care of faults during my editing work. The act was one shot Ok.so there was not much editing required.But the sound-mixing was quite important aspect of this act as we didn't took it into consideration while shooting. Adding Caller tones,phone pick-up voice, engage tone, hold instructions, beep for abusive language,laughter etc. So it was the first act which needed so many sound effects at right place. I tried my best and completed editing work.When I uploaded and shared it on Facebook first time I added warning about the language. But then all told me that this is common language which M TV, V TV generation is using nowdays so share it without any hesitation and I agreed. 


                       Surprisingly this webisode become most watched video amongst the youth of age group 18-24.I asked Rakesh how this happened. Rakesh told me that the innocence of the character Shyamsundar clicked. I congratulated Hakim and Rajendra for the good response which this webisode got. So guys this was the story on making of Hasya Jatra Episode no.6.
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