‘The Great Indian Kapil Show’ Episode 5 Review: Aamir Khan’s Presence Makes It The Best Episode So Far

The fourth episode had the Kaushal brothers gracing the stage. The episode was humor-filled and exposed many to rags-to-riches stories of Vicky and Sunny Kaushal. Both brothers are the sons of Sham Kaushal, one of the most celebrated action directors in Hindi cinema. Still, their stories from their younger days are a testament to the hardships they have faced and reflect how they deserve the fame that Vicky has achieved for himself. Sunny Kaushal has also taken the acting route, and slowly and steadily, he is proving himself to be a good artist. 


The fifth episode of The Great Indian Kapil Show, however, is even more special as Aamir Khan appeared for the first time on a Netflix show, and this is a big deal for any Hindi cinema enthusiast. Aamir Khan is popularly known for not accepting awards, not attending award shows, not doing much promotional work for his films, and delivering impeccable cinema. The perfectionist had never appeared on any chat show other than Koffee with Karan, and a few years down the line, Kapil Sharma now managed to work his charm on ‘Mr. Perfectionist’. It looks like Aamir Khan wanted a change of pace this time around and decided to be a part of the lighthearted comedy show, far away from the kind of questions Karan Johar throws at you.

Humor-wise, this has to be one of the best-written episodes on the show. The gag about multiple Aamir Khans showing up before the real one shows up is one of the best. It feels as if the presence of a man as talented as Aamir Khan allowed the comedy writers and the host to push the boundaries and present gags that were intelligently written and executed. Not one performance by any artist in the episode was distasteful.


Aamir Khan’s skills as an actor are explained in the episode multiple times, and it is easy to understand why this man is considered one of the best not just in the Hindi industry but in the country as well. Aamir Khan beautifully explains his observation skills and the elements he takes from people around him that he has used for many of his iconic characters over the years. Aamir Khan could be a good teacher because he can eloquently describe his skill set and from whom he derives it. As Archana Puran Singh said, the episode is a masterclass on how to develop characterization, which could be helpful for any actor willing to work on their acting chops. 

Viewers would be in awe of Aamir Khan after this episode because there is a lot to learn from a man who comes from a family of film producers and directors. He carved his niche for himself to become one of the biggest risk-taking producers and delivered some really good, offbeat cinema. This probably proves that while nepotism gives them the first opportunity, the rest of their careers depend on their talent and whether they can pull in the crowd.


Aamir Khan’s sisters are also in the show and speak about their family dynamics, but conveniently, they do not speak about his brother Faisal Khan, who seems to have taken a different trajectory for himself. It is hard to point out any bad notes about this episode because the makers put a lot of work into it, and it shows. As mentioned in previous articles about this show, Kapil Sharma has a quality that allows the guests to let their guard down and be themselves without any filter. You can question the quality of the comedy but cannot doubt Kapil Sharma’s charm and his one-liners, which seem to have gotten better over the years. 

Aamir Khan is a legend for a reason, and this episode proves why he is the game changer in the Hindi film industry. He dared to do something different from the usual stories people were subjected to back in the day. Aamir Khan broke through the clutter, and he continues to do so. Thankfully, Kapil Sharma can bring out his playful side, which is rare to watch on a small screen. It is evident why Aamir Khan, as an actor-producer, is meant for the long run. This episode of The Great Indian Kapil Show is a refreshing change of pace from the last few episodes. It is also incredible to watch Kapil Sharma engross himself as Aamir Khan, talks about his life in the industry and his best break as an actor in a short film that paved the way for his roles in the subsequent films produced and directed by his cousin Mansoor Khan. 


The fifth episode is the most wholesome, and it is endearing to watch Aamir Khan talk about his love for cinema with a lot of passion. There is a reason why this episode is almost over an hour long, and it felt like there shouldn’t be an end to it. The next episode will feature the very famous Deol brothers, who have made several appearances on the Kapil Sharma show in the past 11 years. 

The Deol brothers are endearing; we only wish to see Abhay Deol, as the three of them have never appeared on any television show together. The last time we saw Bobby and Sunny Deol together was the last season of Koffee with Karan, which was released much before Animal. Bobby Deol is the talk of the town after his brief role in Animal left quite an impact on the audience, and it will be interesting to watch his experience working with Ranbir Kapoor and the director Sandeep Reddy Vanga. 


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Smriti Kannan
Smriti Kannan
Smriti Kannan is a cinema enthusiast, and a part time film blogger. An ex public relations executive, films has been a major part of her life since the day she watched The Godfather – Part 1. If you ask her, cinema is reality. Cinema is an escape route. Cinema is time traveling. Cinema is entertainment. Smriti enjoys reading about cinema, she loves to know about cinema and finding out trivia of films and television shows, and from time to time indulges in fan theories.

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