Pranks in India is getting widespread attention thanks to the three “kissing prank” videos made by a 21-year-old prankster known as “Crazy Sumit.” Apparently, according to Sumit’s father Lallan Singh, the prank video was shot on girl’s consent; but this does not leave the fact that these kind of pranks are still taboo in India.
One point every YouTube viewer should note is almost all pranks are well crafted staged plays. Pranks like drive through pranks, couple’s pranks, improvisation, scare pranks, and especially picking up girl’s pranks are pretty famous among international YouTubers. But with India’s growing conservative political propaganda, and social media platforms, Indian’s love watching pranks like “Kissing Girls” and “Social Experiment” with “GONE WRONG/ GONE RIGHT” ending the perfect click-bait title.
Unlike PrankvsPrank, VitalyzdTV, Roman Atwood or FouseyTube, Indian YouTube pranksters are yet to achieve global fandom and millions of subscribers but are a household name for Indian millennials. So, here are our top ten picks for best viewed Indian YouTube channel that deals with pranking and mischievousness.
Viewership – 173,342,095
Subscribers – 713,618
According to “Funk You” member Nirbhav Singh in his interview for D.N.A (15), “Our group has been taking up social issues which are being ignored by the society. We usually focus on women issues. The idea is to shoot video clips in the city without the knowledge of the people. We try to test onlookers whether they attempt to change a worrisome issue or not. With this, we aim to change the laidback attitude of the citizens.”
Viewership – 150,800,308
Subscribers – 376,326
They do videos that play a prank on Indians (girls), social experiments and all that which can make one laugh or put into deep thinking (by reading their comment thread).
Viewership – 80,739,137
Subscribers – 368,846
TST channel is headed by a couple of guys playing pranks, practical jokes and comedy in general. They are funny and their work is subjected to recent controversies involving eve teasing, sexism, gender inequality etc.
Viewership – 52,967,385
Subscribers – 278,495
In this YouTube channel, you can find innovative original content with pranks like kissing cute girls, hold my dick, pressing boobs, girls showing ass, asking girls for blog job, Indian gold digger exposed pranks etc.
Viewership – 50,902,799
Subscribers – 253,221
Most of his videos are social experiments on scenarios like girl slapping, harassing a guy in public, lesbian and gay viewpoints etc.
Here are other YouTube channels.
Viewership – 50,090,056
Subscribers – 181,304
Viewership – 40,562,217
Subscribers – 549,526
Viewership – 33,800,037
Subscribers – 158,270
Viewership – 21,650,733
Subscribers – 99,939
Viewership – 9,610,057
Subscribers – 63,747
Generally, good pranks are part of the play, where the prankster shows attention to the subject without making them the subject of ridicule. Whereas, bad pranks humiliate the subject, focus on a negative trait and cause pain or discomfort. Judging by the number of views these YouTube channels are getting, it’s pretty evident that youth of India shares similar interests.
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