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Viral Now: Qtiyapa's Newshour debate

By Devesh Gupta , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Digital | February 11, 2014
The Viral Fever network has come up with a spoof of The Newshour debate hosted by Arnab Goswami on Times Now. The 15-minute video has gone viral and garnered over 1.4 million views in just five days.



TVF viral video

The spoof showcases a set up like that of The Newshour Debate hosted by Arnab Goswami. The 15-minute video, launched on February 6, showcases five people, with one anchor (Goswami) and four participants. Each one of them resembles a political spokesperson such as Meenakshi Lekhi (national spokesperson, BJP), Arvind Kejriwal (CM, Delhi), Vinod Mehta ( ex-editor-in-chief, Outlook) and others.

The hilarious debate attempts to investigate the existence of a new production house which claims it will change Indian cinema forever - The Bollywood Aam Aadmi Party. It uses several statements that people often come across during the said debate on Times Now.

TVF( also known as The Viral Fever) rides on Goswami's oft-repeated famous line, 'Nation wants to Know', familiar to prime time news viewers.

Arunabh Kumar, founder, TVF, says, "TVF Qtiyapa channel has always aimed at speaking the language of the Indian Youth and tried to address their issues and thoughts in the most humorous manner possible. With this new show, we wanted to say what we feel about the different kinds of cinema co-existing in our country. Honestly we love all kinds of cinema which entertains. I personally am a fan of Martin Scorses and David Dhawan's old films."

The video till now has garnered over 1.4 million views.

Earlier, the network has done spoofs on 24, Indian Idol, Ek Thi Dayan, Exam Qtiyapa and others.

(Viral Now is a section about videos that are catching people's fancy on social media).

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