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AIB's new online comedy video 'Honest Bars & Restaurants' trending on YouTube

In just three days of its launch, this three-part web series together has received over two million views.

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After entertaining the young-at-heart online viewers with its 'Honest' comedy video series -- 'Honest Diwali', 'Honest Indian Flights' and 'Honest Indian Weddings' -- the comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) is now back with yet another of its signature sketches -- AIB's Honest Bars & Restaurants, a three-part web series that makes fun of everything that is not so right with the Indian dining and drinking practices. For instance, why a waiter almost always has to present the bill to a man or why do college students have to force their vegetarian friends to eat non-veg food, or why does a typical menu have to have food item names that hardly helps you make a sensible choice.

Within a day of its launch, the Part 1 of the 'AIB: Honest Bars & Restaurants' series started trending on YouTube. At the time of filing this story, this 11-minutes-long video was at the second place from the top on YouTube India Trending list, and had received over 980,000 views in just three days of its launch on YouTube on April 25, 2016.

The other two parts of the new web series -- 'AIB : Honest Bars & Restaurants | Part 02' and 'AIB : Honest Bars & Restaurants | Part 03', launched on the same day as Part 1, are also not far behind in gaining popularity as they have received over 600,000 and 510,000 views, respectively.

AIB's new web series is directed by Sahir Raza and written by Rohan Desai, Utsav Chakraborty, Pranav Tonsekar, and Aseem Chandaver.

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