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Kumars at Number 42 [DVD] [2001] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Actors: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Vincent Ebrahim, Indira Joshi, Meera Syal, Donny Osmond
  • Writers: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Richard Pinto, Sharat Sardana, Simon Blackwell
  • Producers: Anil Gupta
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: BBC Warner
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Nov 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AOEPM0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 237,565 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kav on 26 Oct 2011
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I recieved this dvd within the time period stated, it was in excellant condition, and was fairly priced.
I shall buy from this buyer again
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Dec 2002
Format: VHS Tape
Cross the Royle family with Maureen Lipman's jewish grandmother, add a generous dose of garam masala and you get the Kumars at Number 42. This is inspired comedy at it's wierdest best. The succesful immigrant kumars have bulldozed their back garden to add a TV studio extension onto their house for their spoilt son Rajiv who wants his own chat show. The guests are greeted by Rajiv's family and lead into the studio through the house. Judging the looks on the faces of guests, I believe that they are given very little briefing on what to expect on the show. It was hysterical to see Michael Parkinson almost lost for words as Meera Syal's asian grandmother character flirted outrageously with him describing him as "a silver haired mongoose". Dad Ashwin repeatedly comes out with the funniest gaffs as he tries to tell pointless stories with no ending. With A-list guests like Parky, Minnie Driver and Richard E Grant, number 42 is definitely the place to be seen.
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
The best of the British comedies 1 Oct 2005
By M. L. Bergman - Published on
Format: DVD
I came upon the Kumars totally by accident, and now I'm an addict. Part chat show, part comedy improv, it is uproarious, especially when the guests "play along". The format is simple. A talk show hosted by a vain, somewhat self-indulgent British-Indian guy and his stereotype of a family: The over-nurturing mom (she always prepares food for the guests), the money obsessed dad, and the horny grandmother. There's a studio audience that the "Kumars" play off of. The guests are real celebrities- Donny Osmond, Tom Jones, Helena Bonham Carter- but the interviews are controlled by the members of "The Kumar Family" with riotous results. American improv comedians could learn well from these actors who you might have seen on other BBC comedies. It is silly, irreverent, and incredibly clever. I can rarely make it through an episode without having to replay a section because I was laughing so hard that I missed something. Unlike other BBC comedies, this one does not rely on sight gags and outrageous plotlines to get laughs. It is the interaction of the ensemble with the guests that keeps it fresh and funny.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Kumars are a riot 12 Dec 2005
By K. Jones-Silber - Published on
Format: DVD
Stumbled upon this wonderful BBC program and quickly fell in love with the family. Sanjeev, Mom, Dad and Gran are fantastic at heaping parental support and insults at one another, while "supposedly" living the asian stereotyical dream in London, this is very funny stuff. Check it out.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant show, disappointing DVD 24 Sep 2007
By Scrumpy - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Five stars for the show, two stars for the BBC. The Kumars at No. 42 is one of the best shows on British television -- very funny with a talented cast, but I think the compilation was a bad idea. With so few episodes to a season, it shouldn't have been too much to ask for the complete program (especially after waiting so long for the DVDs to be released). As it is, some of my favorite guests are absent from this collection and some less interesting ones have been included. C'mon BBC -- give us the full seasons in their hilarious entirety!
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Meet the Kumars, they are a hoot a minute 3 April 2007
By Kali - Published on
Format: DVD
You will laugh and you will cringe when you watch this. The Kumars at No 42 is one of the best talk show out, refreshingly different, and based on an Asian family giving their spoilt son his own TV studio in his back garden, we are treated to a laugh a minute as celebrities line up to be interviewed by the family, including a mother who wants to feed everyone, a father who wants to know why "everyone isn't a Doctor or a Lawyer" and a rude, but hysterically funny Grandmother played by the sublime Meera Syal who could get a laugh out of an audience of cardboard cut outs.

Very British but also very Indian, this talk show is great fun, and there is never a dull moment in the mad cap Kumar household, especially when Sanjeev, who is the talk show host tries to bring some culture and refinement to the table only to be thwarted by his well meaning but totally inappropriate family.

Well worth watching if you like British comedies with a ethnic slant.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Another Hat trick hit. 15 Jan 2007
By Diane Yaghoobian - Published on
Format: DVD
HatTrick is the BBC arm that also produced Father Ted. The video contains 6 episodes, from over 2-3 years. Most guests would be unfamiliar to American viewers (Donny Osmond and Helena Bonham-Carter mentioned elsewhere are not on the video) excepting Minnie Driver, Steve Fry, and Richard E Grant. Humor referring specifically to their UK shows will be lost, but other than that it makes no difference who these guests are. They come in cold on the day of the show, having little or no warning what will transpire, and the interviews are a riot. Like Father Ted, when I just want a laugh, this will do it.
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