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Rs. 25,820 raised of Rs. 16,00,000 target

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Common Cold

Get a fun Thank you boomerang/Instagram Story directly from Jagdish dedicated to you posted on Jagdish's Instagram Account

Get a one-time watch, password-protected streaming link to the 1st season one day before the show’s official release.

We'll send you a high resolution digital poster of the show to your mail.

Get regular exclusive backer updates about the show.

1 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-01-15

Allergic Rhinitis

All of the above rewards.

A personalised meme/joke/pun on your name will be posted on all of our social media pages along with a thank you shout out.

Get two tickets (transferable) to one of Jagdish’s stand-up comedy shows happening in your city (only valid at select shows).

*Cost of international shipping to be borne by the backer and will be contacted at the time of delivery

1 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: India only

Est: 2019-01-15

Acute Bronchitis

All of the above rewards.

Get your hands on the Starting Troubles official merchandise - including a Lab coat OR t-shirt, a mug and a tote bag OR Stationery Set

Get a private link to some exclusive behind the scenes fun. We will compile a hilarious, super fun video just for you.

*Cost of international shipping to be borne by the backer and will be contacted at the time of delivery

0 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-03-31

Gastroenteritis

All of the above rewards.

Get invited to the private screening of our show & after-party. Bring a date along.

Get featured in the end credits of our show!

Get a signed copy of one of Jagdish’s books along with a personal handwritten note along with the signature

Get a chance to attend a day long Theatre skills/comedy/acting masterclass session with Jagdish! (Transferrable)

*Cost of international shipping to be borne by the backer and will be contacted at the time of delivery

2 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-07-31

Enterocolitis

All of the above rewards.

Get invited to meet the cast and crew on sets for a day! OR Get to be a part of our post production for a day! (Note: Travel and accommodation costs to be borne by backer)

We will cleverly thank you in the episode or name one of the characters in the episode on you!

Get a chance to attend a script writing session for one of the episodes where you can contribute with your thoughts and ideas. You will be acknowledged as an associate story writer in our end credits for that episode.

*Cost of international shipping to be borne by the backer and will be contacted at the time of delivery

0 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-07-31

Rheumatoid Arthritis

All of the above rewards.

Get a chance to feature (yourself or your brand/product/logo) in one of the episodes for up to 30 seconds.

Get featured as “Crowdfunding Sponsor” in the opening credits and all our official online/offline promotions.

Get invited to the crowdfunders’ dinner party organised by us.

*Cost of international shipping to be borne by the backer and will be contacted at the time of delivery

0 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-07-31

Systemic Lupus Erythromatosis

All of the above rewards.

Get featured as the Additional Producer in the opening credits and all our online/offline promotions.

We will organise a special screening of one of the episodes from the 1st season for you and your loved ones at the venue of your choice. After the screening, you can have a have a tête-à-tête with the cast and crew of Starting troubles . If not in person, we can arrange a Skype call for you.

Get a chance to feature (either yourself or a person you nominate or your brand/product) in one of the episodes for at least 2 minutes (that's 10% of a show) and get any one of the following - A chance to work along with Jagdish for the set of one of his stand-up shows and open one of his shows for him! (Jagdish will help in content creation and training for the performance) or Get to act + write in a comedy sketch project with Jagdish in a major role.

*Cost of international shipping, travel and accommodation to be borne by the backer and will be contacted at the time of delivery

0 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-07-31

Milliary Tuberculosis

All of the above rewards.

Your name/logo will be given the credit of Associate Producer in the opening credits and all our official promotions.

You’ll get to have a private, exclusive meeting with the Cast, Producers & Directors, to discuss a creative project you're working on, or business ideas that you have OR you (+1) can have a cup of coffee with any of the cast and crew members you choose (one out of 3 options based on their availability) to discuss with them your thoughts directly

Get a chance to feature (either yourself or a person you nominate or your brand/product) in one of the episodes for at least 5 minutes (that's 25% of the show) and get any one of the following- A chance to be a co-performer (15-20 mins performance) in one of Jagdish’s standup comedy shows for him! (Jagdish will help with content creation and training for the show) or Act and write 3 comedy sketches with Jagdish in a major role.

*Cost of international shipping, travel and accommodation to be borne by the backer and will be contacted at the time of delivery

0 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-07-31

Metastasis

All of the above rewards.

Your name/logo/brand will be given the credit of Co-Producer in the opening credits and all our official promotions.

An entire episode will be created exclusively for you and integrated into the story in a manner to feature/promote you/your product or brand in a fully customizable manner. You will be involved in the script writing, production and execution activities for this entire episode. You or any one nominated person will get a chance to play a major role in the episode or product/brand featured will be featured in detail.

*Cost of international shipping, travel and accommodation to be borne by the backer and will be contacted at the time of delivery

0 Claimed ( No limit )

Ships: Globally

Est: 2019-07-31

About the project

Starting Troubles is a one of its kind medical humour web-series written and conceptualized by Stand up comedian (also author, doctor & innovator) Jagdish Chaturvedi. 




Apart from being a full-time ENT surgeon at Fortis Hospital, a successful author of four books, and a medical innovator, I am also a comedian, husband, and father. 

Through Starting Troubles, I want to shatter this myth that 'if we want to be successful, we should be focussed and do ONLY one thing in life and do it well'. This mindset has restricted millions from living their dreams while they continue their day jobs. So many have stopped acting, dancing or singing and have sacrificed a life they dreamed about as children. If someone pursues their passion they are judged at work as unfocussed and confused individuals.

Along with my career as a surgeon, I have had a successful career in Standup Comedy for over two years, with 200+ shows in India and abroad, and over a hundred thousand subscribers on YouTube!  My stand up comedy sprouts from my life incidences and a majority of what I write as jokes are real anecdotes. It has been overwhelming to see that my funny anecdotes and life stories connect with such a wide audience base.

This has now motivated me to create a web-series which revolves around my journey of transitions into this multifaceted life. This journey has been a hilariously complex one with a lot of overlaps, balancing acts, bad decisions, and confusions. Since it is difficult to depict such multi dimensional events in a stand up comedy format, I have chosen to bring this content to viewers in a comedy web-series format.

Though positioned in humor and confusion, the key message in every episode of Starting Troubles is: "Persist in doing whatever you want to. There will be Starting Troubles and they will settle as the new environment accepts you". 

I self-funded the first episode of Starting Troubles, and it has been shot, produced, and released on YouTube. It was extremely well-received. Now to produce the rest of the episodes, my team and I really need your support!



Watch the Pilot Episode - Jaggu Bhai MBBS here!

The team behind Starting Troubles is a the perfect combination of experience, talent, professionalism, and fun!




ToonPandas and team, lead by IIT graduate Harsha Bandaru is a live studio editing and production house that has worked with Jagdish for most of his stand up comedy videos and sketches for the past two years. They have also worked with large brands like SBI, IIM B, IIT and Pepperfry.




Rajesh has been an actor and theatre trainer since 1993. This is his 25th year in this field. Along with hundreds of plays, he has acted in 7 full-length commercial films that include Indie, Malayalam and Kannada. His last film 'Last Bus' (Kannada) won two state awards for Best Art design and Best Cinematography. It has been an honor to work with him.



Sumo

SumoAnushka is a performance artist and actor, trained in theatre. She has created and performed two solo performance art pieces, namely Cicatrix, performed at M.S University, Baroda 2017 and Bloom performed at Alliance Francaise, Bangalore. She has been acting for the past 6 years and has performed in short films like Naukri and 7+ theatre productions like The Vagina monologues, As you like it, etc.

Navneeth Sriram is the writer for the remaining episodes. He is an actor himself and has written scripts for very successful web-series Pushpavali (Amazon Prime) and The Better Life Foundation (Hotstar)

Why crowdfunding?

This project is unique and one of its kind. To start off it needs a lot of support in addition to just monetary funding. Support in the form of creative ideas, script development, content and local marketing and publicity. Crowd funding is an ideal platform that can get us both the support and funding as it makes it not just our project but everyone who contributes to make this a successful webseries.

How will the money be used?

Rs. 800000 in Production - Equipment hire for video and sound, technical crew, venues and interior design @1.5 lakh per episode

Rs. 400000 in Post production - Editing, mixing and processing @1 lakh per episode

Rs. 200000 in Branding, marketing and distribution @1 lakh per episode

Rs. 200000 in Actor fees for the entire series


Why should you fund this project?

Our concept is new, fresh and different in terms of content. It's India's first medical humor web-series, after-all. You with get to be a part of something unique that is bound to stand out!

Our team is experienced, has deep networks, and is well known & respected in the field. If you associate with us, get to associate with this whole team and walk away with invaluable learning experiences and other rewards.

You should back us if you believe in the fact that one should live their life by doing as many things as they wish to do, and shatter the rule that passion must be smothered for professional wellbeing.

Why should you believe me?

As someone who is followed by over 500K+ people across various social media platforms, and being a doctor, innovator, author and reasonably popular comedian, I have a serious reputation to protect. As a professional with over 16 years of work experience and positive growth, I assure you that I will not disappear all of a sudden with all the money.

Just like all the other activities that I have completed to fruition, I will work with my team to ensure we give our best effort to make this series a reality and that your money is put to its rightful usage. We will make it a point to give you regular updates, seek your opinion if we have road blocks and answer any queries you have during the production and post production phase.

Team

Jagdish Chaturvedi 

Story and Lead Actor

Harsha Bandharu

Editor


Reviews

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Jay Ajgaonkar

11 December, 2018

Hey Dr Jagdish, I'm a medical student with a talent for singing and so I completely understand your situation. That is why I backed you and would love to help in other ways...


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Sandeep

6 December, 2018

all the best sir.


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Swapna sreedhar

2 December, 2018

All the very best for your project


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DrPruthviraj Hegde

1 December, 2018

All the best :) 👍


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Sumalatha

1 December, 2018

ALL the best