Kapil Sharma's Comedy Nights With Kapil works magic on TV while Sunil Grover's Mad In India failed to do the same. There is no doubting Sunil's talent at comedy but who is to be blamed for the failure of his show?
Mad In India, the Sunil Grover's comedy show was launched by Star Plus as a reply to Colors' Comedy Nights With Kapil. Though they repeatedly said that don't see it that way, their intention was pretty obvious.
Kapil Sharma's Comedy Nights With Kapil, as we know has been the hot favourite even after the numerous obstacles the show had to face, like the fire accident, Gutthi aka Sunil Gorver's exit from the show, the failed attempts at replacing Gitthi and what not. But the show emerged stronger eventually.
When we consider the reasons why Kapil's show worked when Sunil's did not. The first reason that can be attributed to this is the lack of creativity. Even from the first episode Mad In India looked a lot like an exaggerated version of Comedy Nights With Kapil.
Though they elaborated each concept in Kapil's show to a painful extent, the lack of authenticity was what failed them in the end. Be it Manish Paul playing host for the celebrity guests, the concept of a colony and the most important rip off from Comedy Nights' - Gutthi. Though they named her Chutki, the magic she (Sunil) had on Kapil's show could not be replicated on his own show.
There are many other aspects in Mad In India that did not connect with the viewers, be it the jokes, the characters and even the scenarios. The expectations on the show, from the producers and the viewers, were pretty high and the show constantly being pitted against Kapil's resulting in bad reviews and ratings.