F for The Viral (F)ever aka TVF

TVF is a familiar name for those who thrive on web series. They are the pioneers for leading the change in the mode of entertainment in India. A huge number of the population, especially the youth, desired for better quality shows than what the TV serials were offering. TVF captured this market through shows like ‘Barely speaking with Arnub’and ‘Permanent Roommates’. Over time, the quality of their content grew better just like the aging of fine wine. In the last few years, TVF has been associated with creating shows like ‘TVF Pitchers’, ‘TVF Tripling’, ‘Chai Sutta Chronicles’, ‘Tech conversations with Dad’, ‘Bisht please’, ‘Humorously Yours’, ‘Fathers’, ‘Bachelors’, ‘Inmates’, ‘Awkward conversation with parents’ among many others. The underlying connecting factor for most of the shows is a generous dose of relatable humor.

TVF team- Source Inc42
TVF team- Source Inc42

The brand started exploring different genres like family stories (Yeh Mera Family), new generation romance (Flames), corporate life saga (Cubicles), harsh realities of the education sector (‘Kota Factory’ – one of the best series Indian content creators have ever produced) and the latest buzz creator ‘Panchayat’ (giving a sneak-peek into rural India).

TVF has 7 million subscribers on its YouTube channel. It also has a live app TVF play. A bunch of their shows has been successfully running on Netflix (‘Yeh Meri Family’, ‘Engineering Girls’, ‘Girls Hostel’, ‘Collage Romance’ and ‘Inmates’) and Amazon Prime (‘Kota Factory’, ‘Panchayat’).

Kota Factory - Source socialsamosa
Kota Factory – Source socialsamosa

A couple of years ago, the company had faced flak for the supposed involvement of their founder Arunabh Kumar in sexual harassment case but the management underwent an internal restructuring to facilitate Dhawal Gusain, Karan Chowdhry and Sameer Saxena steer it back to creating quality content and successful shows. TVF has also given the industry a host of talented actors like Jitendra Kumar (Jeetu), Sumeet Vyas, Shivankit Parihar, Ahsas Channa, among many others.

This is the 6th post in the #BlogchatterA2Z series under the theme ‘Laugh in the time of Corona’. Stay tuned as I reveal the identity of the hilarious stand-up comedian in my post for G tomorrow.

You can read all the previous posts in this challenge here. Don’t forget to get your daily dose of laughter through this video.

 

 

Author: Sonia Chatterjee

Who am I? An erstwhile banker turned blogger/writer/author. Any qualifications? A Post-Graduate degree in Chemistry followed by a second Post-Graduate Diploma in Management. Currently, I am pursuing a one-year MFA in creative writing course from the Writer's Village University, U.S. Though I must admit that I am still trying to figure out how and when I can connect all these dots. Have I done any real work? If two years in market research, six years in banking as a branch head two-and-a-half years in blogging and publishing a book can be considered as real work, then yes. Where do I live? After spending life like a nomad for sixteen years in Delhi, Bangalore & Mysore, I am back to where it all started from - Kolkata. My favorite things - Books, coffee, travel, food, and my four-and-a-half-year-old son. What is this blog about? Through Sonia's musings, I intend to explore writing in various genres, create social awareness, spread laughter and channelize emotions through words and pictures. Anything for readers? You can check out my book 'Deal of Death' on Amazon Kindle. If you like fast-paced thrillers, this Detective fiction introducing the woman sleuth, Raya Ray could turn out to be your perfect weekend read.

26 thoughts on “F for The Viral (F)ever aka TVF”

  1. TVF has been a long-time favourite of mine. I remember getting to know of the group from an article in the now-discontinued Times Crest, a weekly reading special from the Times Group. They apparently gained recognition with their spoofs of existing TV shows.

    I feel a bit sad that their older members don’t act enough, possibly because they’re now more on the management side. All the same, a lot of their new content doesn’t feel as funny to me as the older ones. God, I’m giving off serious ‘upset uncle’ vibes here. Apologies. 🙂

    One thing though. I don’t think Gajraj Rao came into the industry through TVF. Could be wrong though.

    Nice post, again, Sonia.

    Best wishes for the rest of the A2Z.

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  2. Give me a high five! I am a mad fan of TVF series. Kota factory to ekdom text boi porar moto gule kheyechilam, jeno joint exam amar e ache. Haha. Loved the post Sonia. 🙂

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    1. There are only two genres that I love – thrillers that I read and write and humor that I read and watch. If my life as an author doesn’t take off in the next few years, my family worries about my back-up option of becoming a stand-up comedian. (now you know the intent behind this series) 😂😂

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      1. Arre is it…I’m sure you must be giving them a good laugh at home. Loving your series. We are all watching your recommendations together. And it turns out to be a riot. Looking forward to the next one.

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