JP NAGAR: PunchTantraa, the radical mime group, is organising its quarterly event, Bengaluru Laughter Carnival today. The group, which believes in performing clean comedy, has roped in Sudhir and Arun Kumar Dutt, two gifted artistes who will be moulding their talents to sync with the theme of the event, laughter.
Sudhir, who was a semi-finalist in the show India’s Got Talent this year, is a pioneer in flute boxing and harmonica beatboxing. The youngster, who chose beatboxing as a hobby in college, has taken up the challenge of turning it into a full-time career.
“When I started beatboxing in college, people took notice and I felt great about the attention. But with time, I realised that it was the global norm of beatboxing that I was following, which made me one among a huge crowd of beatboxers,” says Sudhir.
But he did not let go of his passion and started pursuing an innovative way to stand out. And he did that with a flute and a harmonica. “I focus on Bollywood music and use a bamboo flute. I realised that if you want to do something with whatever you have, you can achieve it,” he says.
Unable to afford the costly metal flutes, Sudhir began his tryst with flute beatboxing using a wooden flute costing just `350. According to him, after dedicated practice, what came out was indeed magical.
Today, Sudhir also judges beatboxing competitions and plans to improvise continuously and take the talent across the world. “India is a treasure trove of talent. Talented people should take the time out to innovate and market themselves. I will decide on passing on my talent to others once I am confident that I have achieved whatever can be achieved in beatboxing,” he says.
Apart from Sudhir, the carnival will also have Arun Kumar Dutt performing, who is a renowned ‘entertaining’ mind reader. And he promises that his comical act during the Bengaluru Laughter Carnival will have the crowd completely engaged.
“I will be influencing the subconscious mind, transferring thoughts, doing lip reading, performing mnemonics that tests memory and identifying colours while being blindfolded. All these acts make it mandatory for the audience to get involved,” he says.
The Carnival is on today at MLR Convention Centre, JP Nagar. You can book you tickets on bookmyshow.com.