"Completely inappropriate behaviour,” is how singer Monica Dogra had described Rohit Perriera’s online extension of his madness — the P-Man show — in season one. A little over a year later, indie rocker Perriera is back with the second edition of the show on YouTube.
“The show is about the backstage and onstage lives of the desi rock stars. What makes for the lifestyle and personality of a rocker,” says Perriera, who is also the front man and bassist of metal band Khiladi.
It is India’s first online show that focusses on independent music and, in its first season, shot through music fests and major gigs in the city. This season, however, P-Man is toning his personality down a wee bit.
“There will be gigs, yes; but there will also be lifestyle oriented content that will make up for P-Man’s love for food. Then we are introducing characters like a sketch artist who will be dispensing public service messages on the show,” explains Samira Kanwar, the director.
The first episode, which features backstage grabs from P-Man’s interviews with nominees of the Metal Awards held at Blue Frog, is already online. He also hosted the award function, and in the opening shot, rants about how his name was missing from the flyer, right before his interviews with Bhayank Maut member Aditya.
Irreverent and quirky, the tales of this rocker are steeped in madness. But will the show ever get on TV? “P-Man will have to self-censor a lot and we will also have to tone our language down. But if the right channel and sponsorship comes around, there is a great chance it might,” adds Kanwar. For now, it is just the rants of P-Man, online.