One of the most celebrated YouTuber and stand-up comedian, Biswa Kalyan Rath is well known for his series “Pretentious Movie Reviews” on YouTube where he reviews recent movies on Bollywood along with a close friend and stand-up comedian, Kanan Gill.
Biswa is one of the popular fames behind YouTube’s Comedy Hunt. His stand-up videos on YouTube are well-thought, clever, hilarious and smart content. He is known for associating with public quickly. This is the reason he is among the leading stand-up comedians in India.
Personal Life – Biswa Kalyan Rath
Born on December 27, 1990, in Orissa, Biswa Kalyan Rath studied in various schools in his youth in light of the fact that he was transferred frequently as he worked in SBI. He graduated with B.Tech in Biotechnology at IIT Kharagpur. Before it, he joined IIT coaching in Vizag when he finished his secondary school education.
Biswa moved to Bangaluru after graduation and worked in graphic design, software, as well as advertising. He initially started his stand-up performance in Bangalore. During that period, he met Kanan Gill in 2013 open mic event. Soon, Biswa got recognition as well as appreciation from the public about his work. Later on, he left his full-time job at Oracle and became full-time comedian in the year 2014.
Pretentious Movie Reviews
Later on, Kanan and Biswa were introduced to a huge potential in YouTube videos and they created “Pretentious Movie Reviews” which soon took internet by storm. Here in this channel, they reviewed critically panned films like “Prem Aggan” and “Gunda”. Similarly, they reviewed “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge”. Their videos shared widely on social media by various celebs. He performed the first live show of him in Gurgaon along with Kanan Gill.
In 2015, Biswa Kalyan Rath officially started his stand-up comedy and started his first national solo tour in September 2015, “Biswa in Your Face”. He gave his performance in different cities like Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata. He hosted Comedy Hunt in 2015 along with AIB and several world-renowned comedians. Then he started performing in all the major urban communities across the country for up to two years in a row.
His idiosyncratic smartness has received great reaction from different audiences. As an ex-coder, ex-engineer, and former IITian, he has a unique insight on his comic timing and drama with Mathematics, science, life and dialect.
Along with it, he gave appearance has IIash in a comedy film, “Brahman Naman” directed by Qaushiq Mukherjee in 2016. The film is based on a group of a group of college quizzing, sex-starved nerds who try to lose their virginities and win all-India finals. The premier of the film was held in World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at Sundance Film Festival 2016. The film was released worldwide on July 7, 2016 on Netflix.
What Else You Need to Know?
Well, there is a lot more to know than his biography. The “Pretentious Movie Reviews” fame is more than just about his jokes. He is a stand-up comedian in his own will. When his videos might have taken him to fame and his standup performances are praised a lot. He is blessed with a very unique sense of humor and artiste is ready to regale Hyderabad people at Vivanta by Taj this weekend. It is going to be his outing in city within 3 weeks. The comedian tells that his audience in Hyderabad is open to all kinds of humor along with his dislikes for movies.
He added, “I have given performance up to 2 weeks ago and I am focusing on this weekend along with it. Here, the audience is much similar to the audience anywhere else. We get metropolitan crowd and I don’t find much change in them as compared to my performances in Mumbai or Delhi. The local jokes which seem to be a hit and it is what works for his audience wherever he goes.
He was working with a multinational company before pursuing his passion. I found 24 hours enough to perform a full-time job and pursue my own dreams. I also started making enough from my act and I hadn’t required continuing my job. Comedy is something I can do actually well and I love making others laugh.