Can Kapil Sharma Revive His Show? Season 1 Wraps Amid Falling TRP

Kapil Sharma Show


Author: Hriday Verma

Published: May 6, 2024

The Great Indian Kapil Show, Kapil Sharma’s much-anticipated OTT debut, premiered on Netflix with high hopes. However, the journey turned out to be quite a rollercoaster ride for both the creators and the viewers. Let’s delve into the highs and lows of this show.

The Grand Premiere and Initial Expectations

The show kicked off on March 30, 2024, with a star-studded first episode featuring Ranbir Kapoor and his mother, Neetu Kapoor, as guests. The initial buzz was positive, and the numbers seemed promising. However, the real test lay ahead.

Kapil Sharma’s Staggering Fees

Kapil Sharma, the beloved Indian comedian, has returned with a bang, this time on Netflix with “The Great Indian Kapil Show.” According to a recent report by Zee Hindustan and quoted by DNA India, Kapil Sharma is charging a whopping Rs. 5 crores per episode, which translates to a jaw-dropping Rs. 26 crores for five episodes1. His popularity as India’s most loved comedian is undeniable, and his ability to connect with audiences through humor and charm has made him an iconic figure in Indian entertainment.

Sunil Grover’s Reunion and Fees

Sunil Grover, who collaborated with Kapil after seven years following their alleged fallout, is also part of the show. His return was met with much excitement from fans. Sunil Grover, known for his impeccable comic timing, is charging an astounding Rs. 25 lakhs per episode1. His character, Engineer Chumbak Mittal, has impressed everyone with hilarious punches, adding to the show’s appeal.

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Other Cast Members’ Compensation

Apart from Kapil and Sunil, other cast members are also contributing to the show’s success:

  • Archana Puran Singh: The talented Archana Puran Singh is receiving Rs. 10 lakhs per episode for her role on the show.
  • Krushna Abhishek: Krushna Abhishek, another integral part of the cast, is earning Rs. 10 lakhs per episode.
  • Kiku Sharda: Kiku Sharda, known for his versatile performances, is taking home Rs. 7 lakhs per episode.

Dwindling Viewership and Quality Concerns

As the weeks went by, viewership numbers started to dwindle. The content failed to impress the audience, and the show gradually dropped out of Netflix’s Top 10 list. The quality of the episodes became a point of contention, leaving fans disappointed. In the third week, The Great Indian Kapil Show ranked seventh, with total viewership hours decreasing to 4.1 million. Views during that week plummeted to 1.7 million. Kapil Sharma’s Netflix run, which had previously seen videos crossing 10 million views on platforms like YouTube, struggled to gain traction.

Abrupt End to Season 1

Archana Puran Singh, one of the show’s key figures, announced the wrap of the shooting for the first season. Fans were taken aback by the sudden end, as Archana shared the news on her Instagram story. Despite the challenges, the journey on the sets was described as “amazing” by the cast and crew.

Season 2: A Ray of Hope

While there is no official confirmation regarding a second season, comedian Kiku Sharda revealed that the shooting has stopped “temporarily.” He assured fans that the show would return for another season, and the gap between seasons would not be significant. With 13 episodes already in the bag, viewers can look forward to more laughter and entertainment in the future. The Great Indian Kapil Show may have stumbled in its debut season, but the promise of a second season keeps hope alive. Whether it can regain its footing and win over the audience remains to be seen. For now, let’s celebrate the moments of laughter and camaraderie that the show brought to our screens. Remember, comedy is a tough game, and even the best stumble sometimes. Kapil Sharma and his team will surely learn from this experience and come back stronger in the next innings!

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