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Alex in Wonderland-- Review

Updated: Jun 1

Go for this fun ride if you wish to revisit the glorious 80's and 90's of Tamil cinema music. Stand up comedians usually convey jokes which aren’t linked to each. A joke about college students for 10 minutes, a joke about government for next 10 minutes ,a joke about film industry for the next 10 and so on is the regular pattern .But the Chennai based comedian, Alexander Babu knows to pull out a story which is continuous and linked.He takes Tamil cinema industry for the epic show especially Tamil music directors and singers.It is not purely a stand up comedy,it is a mix of comedy,emotions and more of a nostalgia for 80's and 90's kids. The show opens with the childhood journey of Alexander Babu from Ramanathapuram to Chennai The first 10-15 minutes of the show tends to be a little slow or tedious which is an introduction about himself.Once the show kick starts there is no stopping. Isaignani Ilayaraja is the first victim of Alex. The Ilayaraja songs sung by Alex was pleasing to the ears at the same time inducing our nostalgia .He also brutally trolls Ilayaraja for his weakness.The style of commentary for MS Viswanathan and Malaysia Vasudevan was so appealing. The usage of many instruments like double bongo, thavil adds beauty to the show.The style of comedy is natural ,he doesn’t force himself too much for mimic of famous personalities . SP bala subramiam and AR Rahman were the only celebrities to be praised actually by the comedian. Needless to say ”Swami saranam Ayyappa saranam” extracted from masi masam song is already a huge hit . The inclusion of superstars Rajinikanth and Kamalhasan makes people crack up S

Strengths:

1)The way he exposes the flaws of celebrities without hard hitting on them is thoroughly enjoyable. 2)The usage of many musical instruments is pleasing to ears. 3)This man makes us forget our worries for 2 hours and it is a repeat watch. Weakness :

1)Too much depth into the same stream makes audience a little exhausted after a certain point 2)In a way ,Alex trolls every celebrity in the name of praising Verdict : Alex makes audience burst into laughter by making a fool out of celebrities.Must watch

Available in : Amazon prime video Bingeopedia rating : 3/5

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