Hasmukh

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Hasmukh
Hasmukh Key Art.jpg
GenreCrime
Dark comedy
Written byNikkhil Advani
Vir Das
Nikhil Gonsalves
Suparn Verma
Satyam Kumar
Neeraj Pandey
Directed byNikhil Gonsalves
StarringVir Das
Ranvir Shorey
Manoj Pahwa
Country of originIndia
Original language(s)Hindi
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)Monisha Advani
Madhu Bhojwani
Nikkhil Advani
Vir Das
Sameer Nair
CinematographyAkash Agrawal
Editor(s)Ninad Khanolkar
Arjun Srivastava
Production company(s)Emmay Entertainment
Applause Entertainment
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original release17 April 2020

Hasmukh is an Indian dark comedy web television series directed by Nikhil Gonsalves.[1][2] Co-created and written by Nikkhil Advani and Vir Das, the series stars Das, Ranvir Shorey, Amrita Bagchi, Ravi Kishan, Inaamulhaq and Manoj Pahwa.[3][4][5][6] The story follows a small-town comedian who is also a serial killer. Hasmukh premiered on Netflix on 17 April, 2020.[7][8]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Pakodey Thande The"TBATBAApril 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)
Hasmukh (Vir Das) is a comedy student working under a famous comedian Gulati (Manoj Pahwa) who has promised to give the former his break in stand up comedy but refuses to do so. Gulati is an alcoholic and fights with Hasmukh at a show which leads to Hasmukh eventually kill Gulati. A frightened Hasmukh goes to stage to do the show in place of Gulati and finds in himself a new fright and confidence and does the show very well. Gulati's manager, Jimmy (Ranvir Shorey) smells something wrong and goes to check on Gulati to find him dead. Jimmy fakes Gulati's death and instead becomes the manager of Hasmukh by wiping out the evidence of Gulati's murder.
2"Ek Tha Azmat, Ek Thi Kismat"TBATBAApril 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)
Now Jimmy starts taking shows for Hasmukh but both are a failure at the standups. Meanwhile Hasmukh faces an oppressed life back at home where his uncle usually beats him up and his aunt is sexually attracted to him. After a lot of failure shows Jimmy thinks that Hasmukh needs his 'Viagra' or the medicine to a perfect performance. Jimmy feels it's killing and so he orders in goat to be killed at a must perform show. Jimmy is being tortured by a local goon to make up money that has to be returned while Hasmukh is unable to think of a way to give a performance. Hasmukh's mind clicks when his uncle comes to mock him in his room. Hasmukh kills his uncle and gives an amazing performance on the stage. On the other side Jimmy stages that Hasmukh's uncle has ran away and throws away his body in the furnace. Hasmukh then vows to not to kill a single good and innocent soul in order to give his stndup performances. Hasmukh next kills a corrupt evil politician, and that show goes viral on the internet...and attracts the eyes of news channel Alankar in Mumbai.
3"Jimmy The Maker"TBATBAApril 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)
The news channel owner (Ravi Kishan) gives a few days time to his workers to find a good eyecatcher to his show Comedy Baadshaho...the standup comedy show. Promila(Amrita Bagchi), one of the producers of the show lays her eyes on Hasmukh and how much viral has he gone. She decides to bring him in as a Wild Card Entry to the show, much to the dismay of Ajinkya, the other producer. Hasmukh is approached and he thinks that this is his chance to let his dreams come true. He leaves for Mumbai with his mentor and manager, Jimmy...while Jimmy starts pronouncing himself as the one who saw talent in Hasmukh and dubs himself Jimmy The Maker. After a fortunate accident, both negotiate to a 15lakhs per episode contract on contrary to the 25000 they were expecting. Both become really happy and throw a party to Ajinkya where a drunk Jimmy tells out about their misunderstanding and the Fortunate mistake to Ajinkya much to Hasmukh's dismay but Promila's right hand comes to their rescue. Jimmy later on tells Hasmukh to forget his past and move on in his life and to learn to live in the city of wicked, Mumbai. Next day on show Hasmukh is revealed as the Wild Card Entry much to the dismay of KK(Suhail Nayyar) who needs to win the show in order to repay some loans. It is shown in the end that KK has Ajinkya by his side as his sidekick.
4"Bambai Main Bambu"TBATBAApril 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)

The Alankar Channel Producer, Mr.Sinha(Ravi Kishan) holds a press conference to publicly apologize for molestation of a lady done by one of his actors. After the lady accepts the apology , Me.Sinha rushes to his room along with his coworker and lover whom he had been lusting for a lot of time. Meanwhile Mrs.Sinha comes by and Promila rushes to rescue Mr.Sinha. On the other hand, Ajinkya is trying to get Jimmy and Hasmukh sign a contract of 5 lakh per episode instead of discussed 15 lakh per episode and adjoining Ajinkya is a lawyer named Shastri.

After Promila rescues Mr.Sinha, Mrs.Sinha doubts her husband to have an affair, and orders a heavy jewellery for him to repent. Promila goes to rescue Hasmukh as well and realises Hasmukh to being forced to accept jokes written by someone else. He and Jimmy mock off Shastri after the contract signing. Mr.Sinha throws a party later that evening in honour of Hasmukh and Hasmukh and Jimmy are introduced about a spoiled Rich kid who had killed a few men in drunken condition by driving over them on footpath. They decide him to be their target for the first show on Comedy Baadshaho. On the other hand a hurt Shastri vows to revenge them but is percepted by goons of Jameel Indori,a don whom he has to pay money back. Shastri calls Jimmy and Hasmukh a few moments before their first show to an empty building and threatens Hasmukh to make him his manager under gunpoint. Hasmukh manages to kill Shastri and reach for show on time. He goes to the stage and begins the show on a high note where everyone likes his performance. His rival KK is upset about it while Promila is happy about it. But the end does not go well as Hasmukh is distracted from his joke ,which is about contract signing. The performance ends at a low note making KK happy and Promila not satisfied. A budding romance between Riya and Jimmy is shown too where Riya is Promila's most trusted partner.
5"Case Closed"TBATBAApril 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)
Although Hasmukh wins the round by just one point, Promila and Mr.Sinha are not happy with the performance. Promila blackmails Mr.Sinha into giving one more chance to Hasmukh. Meanwhile police investigates the death of Shastri and gets a lead towards Hasmukh. Although the senior police officer is confirmed that the murder has taken place under Jameel Indori. Jimmy and Riya share romantic feelings while Hasmukh buds some romance with Riya's roommate. But Hasmukh has hauntings of Jameel Indori's men coming to kill them as they lied to police. Hasmukh also has a haunting of the man he hates the most,Gulati. He decides in his mind to not to leave Mumbai. And tells about it to Jimmy. Later in the day they witness KK begging for mercy from some person. Riya tells it's Jameel Indori (Raza Murad) and tells horrifying stories about him. Jimmy and Hasmukh decide to kill him for the next show and so they go to meet him. But instead finds him to be a very good man who is protective about woman harrasment and looks everyone equal in the crime. Hasmukh kills a person who had been harrassing a lady and devotes his performance to women empowerment. He wins the hearts of everyone on the show and is confirmed of winning. The episode ends when police comes to Hasmukh telling him that they have caught his lies as Indori's men were in Hyderabad on the day of murder.
6"Hum Acche Aadmi Nahin Hain"TBATBAApril 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)
7"Machalte Huye Hormones"TBATBAApril 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)
8"Peti Killer"TBATBAApril 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)
9"Ek Writer Ki Maut"TBATBAApril 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)
10"Sab Samay Ka Khel Hai"TBATBAApril 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vir Das on Hasmukh: He's only ever free when he murders or is on stage". India Today. 17 April 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Hasmukh a tale of morality vs ambition: Nikkhil Advani". The Indian Express. 15 April 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  3. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (2018-01-30). "REVEALED: Vir Das turns serial killer for Nikkhil Advani's Hasmukh : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hangama. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  4. ^ Along With Vir Das (2018-08-04). "Ranvir Shorey Joins Dark Comedy Hasmukh". CNN-News18. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  5. ^ Republic World. "Netflix Upcoming Series". Republic TV. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  6. ^ First Post (2019-04-22). "Hasmukh first look: Vir Das is stand-up comedian by day, serial killer by night in this dark comedy series- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Hasmukh Release Date". NDTV. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  8. ^ "Vir Das to Star in and as Hasmukh". Firstpost. Retrieved 2020-04-03.

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