Kabadasses. Image shows from L to R: Latte (Kulvinder Ghir), Emily (Josie Long), The Marauding Moustache (Tony Jayawardena), Bobby (Shazad Latif), Vin (Jack Doolan), Shobna (Mandi Sidhu), Martin (Ian Bonar), Big Dave (Dale Meeks). Copyright: Objective Productions.

Kabadasses

Kabadasses

Comedy Lab pilot about two friends who attempt to set up a multi-racial kabaddi team

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2011
Channel
E4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Creators
Nikesh Shukla, Riz Ahmed and Nick Hearne
Starring
Shazad Latif, Jack Doolan, Tony Jayawardena, Mandi Sidhu, Kulvinder Ghir, Ian Bonar, Josie Long and Dale Meeks
Writer
Nikesh Shukla
Director
Anil Gupta
Producers
Anil Gupta, Phil Clarke and Andrew Newman

Kabadasses follows the story of two friends, Bobby and Vin, as they attempt to set up a multi-racial kabaddi team.

Bobby is a loveable dreamer with high hopes and no prospects. When his domineering girlfriend, Shobna, throws him out, Bobby finds himself back at his Dad's with is tail between his legs. His father, Latte, the Thamesmead cappuccino king, disapproves of Bobby's slacker lifestyle and thinks his dear departed wife spoiled the boy.

Bobby and his best mate Vin, a thug with a heart, decide that their best shot at redemption is to set up the world's first all white English Kabaddi team. Obviously. With a makeshift team and no idea of the rules, Bobby realises they need help. They find it in the shape of The Marauding Moustache, a legend in the East London League and a cross between Mr Miyagi and Homer Simpson.

Similar to wrestling, kabaddi is a team contact sport popular in India and Bangladesh. It gained a small following during 1991-2 when Channel 4 ran a game show focused on the sport - Kabaddi - presented by Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

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