The Vigil Idiot Turns 1!

Before we get into the celebrations, a little background for those not in the know…

About a year and some ago, this humble, then 20, year old was bored. And like most bored 20 year olds, he turned to randomly commenting on friends’ status messages on Facebook to entertain himself. One of these status messages was this one right here:

To cut a long story short, that status message comment turned into This Facebook Note… which turned into This Blog… which my friends/college batchmates/eventual roommates turned into this kickass site you are on right now… Exactly One Year Ago! Now I think I’ve thanked you guys before… But meh, once more can’t hurt. So Ashwin, Tarun & Olina, much thanks and awesomeness your way!

Now seeing as to how it’s been a year, I thought it’d be fit to have a quick recap of all the fun we’ve had! So here goes…

Fan Of The Year

And now for a very special mention! It’s time to unveil my choice for ‘Fan Of The Year’! Now with some 2000 odd comments on the site and another few hundred on the Facebook Fan Page, you’d think I’d have a hard time choosing just one big fan… And you’d be right too! I mean, with all the indecent proposals flying around, all of which I love and am totally humbled by, choosing just one would seem like an unfair call.

But then I think about this one person who towered completely head, shoulders, torso and feet above the rest. Ladies & Gentlemen, presenting, without a doubt, my biggest fan – Bill The Butcher.

http://www.thevigilidiot.com/2009/12/25/avatar/comment-page-1/#comment-1547

http://www.thevigilidiot.com/2009/12/25/avatar/comment-page-1/#comment-1551

http://www.thevigilidiot.com/2009/12/25/avatar/comment-page-1/#comment-1557

http://www.thevigilidiot.com/2009/12/25/avatar/comment-page-1/#comment-1558

http://www.thevigilidiot.com/2009/12/25/avatar/comment-page-1/#comment-1561

http://www.thevigilidiot.com/2009/12/25/avatar/comment-page-1/#comment-1562

A grand total of 1806 words. That’s 1400 words on the original comment and another 400 or so chit-chatting with the others.

But we’re not done yet. Oh no! Apparently, commenting here wasn’t enough of a vent. So, some time later, he comes back with this.

http://subversify.com/2010/04/23/avatar-a-discussion/

My favourite part is this comment where he rightly points out that I oughta be grateful. Well, sir. Grateful, I am! *Bows*


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116 Responses to “The Vigil Idiot Turns 1!”

  1. Nabamalika says:

    awwws :) May the snarky ranting continue, forevah more! πŸ˜€ Congratulations, Sahil

    • sri says:

      hey sahil , just becoz u turned 1, doesn’t mean u go into hibernation. come on wake up. lots of movies out there waiting to be ripped apart. and lots of us guys waiting to ltth. (laugh till tummy hurts)

  2. jkd says:

    yayyyy first comment!! groupie-aunty!! πŸ˜‰ God bless.>!

  3. preeta says:

    hey congrats!!! nd u raak man!!!!:D

  4. jkd says:

    no. NOT first comment! ;-( Oh well.. Still… Where the F is Kites, maan!?!

  5. Shrikala says:

    Sahil! You make us laugh and think and laugh even more and help us save money. Thank you for all the joy you spread and the happiness you bring to the insensitive internet.

    There you go, i sound lamer now πŸ˜‰

    Congratulations :) happy budday!

  6. RJ says:

    Congrats bro! I think it’s you who totally rocks. These days I watch those un-intentionally funny movies just to compare it with your comic! If it was not for your comic, I would have never watched Kurbaan, My Name Is Khan or…. Paathshala!

    Thanks for all the laughs!

    RJ

  7. Vivien says:

    Happy Birthday Mr. Vigil Idiot!!!!!!

  8. Reuben says:

    Hehe…brilliant mi boi!! Keep em coming..and yea, have been dying to read the Kites review..can’t believe Hrithik spent 2 years of hardwork and produced such massive shit! πŸ˜›

  9. Dee says:

    Congrats, and keep up the good work. May you always provide me the means to snub my friends who love crappy movies :)

  10. Shiladitya says:

    ROFLS, LMAOS, LOLS… Where’s the comic for Kites?

  11. Darius says:

    Epicness. Happy anniversary. I’m sure the Kites review will not disappoint. πŸ˜€

  12. Ant says:

    Woohoo! You’ve achieved in just one year what million others have kept trying for decades! Somehow I thank bollywood for not dipping the supply of lame and lamer films, at least we get to come here and laugh! Keep up the good work! As for Bill the Butcher, here is wishing him a ‘speedy recovery’ :)

  13. Magik says:

    janamdin ki happy shubhkaamnaayein sahil bhai. rawk de phatte. owe you a round for all the laughs. keep the shit flying and turn the fan on bro. and yea, what about ‘kites’? bwahahahahahaha!

  14. aravind says:

    HAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY BIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRTHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!@!!!1
    brilliant score and amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU ROOOOOOOOOOOOCKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Magik says:

    beer ki barsaat

  16. Shalabh Arora says:

    Yea yea happy anniversary. May you and your sticks last forever.

    Sending you a text, lets celebrate timaro πŸ˜›

  17. Hitesh says:

    U rock….keep it up….lookin 4 some hollywood stuff man, its an untapped market of idiocity and retardedness 2

  18. Rajlaxmi says:

    Dude! You raak! Absolutely. Thanks for the fun read.. and yes, please hurry up on the ‘Kites’ one. πŸ˜€

    And, happy birthday, The Vigil Idiot! :)

  19. Juneesh says:

    Where was i when all this was happening ? Got to know today only when so many people were talking about the completion of 1 year , on my time line. I read just now 3 of the reviews or spoofs (whatever we call) of the movies which i have seen recently i.e. 3 Idiots, Kurabaan & Striker. I did go through the complete scrips and read the comments of the readers with your reverts Sahil.

    I appreciate the work you are doing. It is simply great. Besides this amazing concept, each n every review has been done after analyzing the movie to the minutest detail. Loved it.

    Need not to comment on the fun part, that is the key and is very well maintained in all the scrips. Good that it is not overdone and also due respect has been given to the sensibility (wherever that is) in the movies.

    Good work man.. will keep coming back for more. Congratulations on completion of one year. Cheers !!

  20. Straight Cut says:

    Sahil, way to go!! Tu jiye hazaaron saal, yeh subki (including Bill the Butcher) hai aarzoo!!! (Tuueeen, Tuueeen, Tuueeen) That was me doing Aarti Utaroing of of you and your site!!! And not to break the mood, “Dude, where is the Kites review??”.
    Was just wondering why your comic strip on Cricinfo does not give the same “pet-pakadke-hasna” feeling that this site gives. Cricket does not inspire enough like Bollywood??

  21. Mohini says:

    Man, I have to say, that Bill the Butcher was hillarious. He reminds me of why I love Intellectual shits! Love it! Bad ass grammar nazi.

    Congratulations of the yearly celebrations! Well done men. Keep em coming!

    And were is the Kites review?

  22. Lakshya says:

    Congrats! But it doesn’t mean we’ll be liberal on the Kites review!
    :)

  23. Rishabh says:

    Congrats @SahilRiz. Wait, this isn’t Twitter…

  24. BRS says:

    Three cheers on the birthday – Hic Hic Hurray! Keep it flowing :-)

  25. raja says:

    Congrats. Just love your site and eagerly await updates. Keep going, dude !

  26. alwayspissedoff says:

    Bill the Butcher -“Can you imagine what it did to my sexual self-confidence to be functionally impotent in my late teens and early twenties?”

    – http://subversify.com/2010/03/12/the-fallen-foreskin/

  27. NomadIndian says:

    Happy BDay vigil idiot… Keep up the great work Sahil!

  28. Siva says:

    Congrats Sahil!

    Keep pwning the dumbfests masquerading as movies πŸ˜€

    Btw, are you sure Bill the Butcher isn’t some kind of Hyde to your Jekyll πŸ˜‰

  29. Sugar cube says:

    Congratulations! Have been following the vigil idiot for some time now…abs love your blog :)
    keep up the superkickassawesome work πŸ˜€

  30. SC says:

    Congrats..absolutely love your awesomeness!
    Hurry with Kites..it’s going from movie halls already..

  31. Sandeep Kumar M G says:

    Congratulations dude!!!!!!!

    You have no idea abt how many innumerable hours of entertainment was offered by your comic strip reviews…

    Keep this going and we are all waiting for your review on “KITES”… Hoping that would be as kick as… If you can review other regional language movies it would be funier… All the best….

  32. snehasish daa says:

    way to go…you should start reviewing south indian movies too…it would be even more fun!

  33. Priyanka says:

    Great… just as your reviews.
    I am not a regular ‘commentor’ but thought the occasion calls for it!!
    Your comic strips with stick figuresβ€” with or without boobsβ€” are great fun to read

    oh and Heppy budday!

  34. Iam your daddy says:

    One of the most commendable things is that you watch all the crappy movies( read Shaapit, Right Yaa Wrong, chance pe dance…..repeat…CHANCE PE DANCE?????) which people would give a pass to even if they are invited to the premiere party. I think you should charge money from people just to visit your site.

    In that order, I guess you have, apart from Kites, Housefull and wait for it….EK SECOND…jo zindagi badal de.

    Waiting for all the three dude….

    And Yeah….Happy Bday..

  35. Chuck says:

    ROFL πŸ˜›

    (PS: First time I’m ever using that acronym in public. Honoured you should be)
    (PSS: Out of 13, how many male proposals?)

  36. Ketan says:

    ha ha ha ha, that was a freakin awesome post Sahil. Loved every bit of it especially the comments by Bitchy bitch and bill the butcher. totally awesome how you responded in your trademark answer. Anyhow, congrats again on completing a year, hope to see more such interesting stuff from you..

    P.S: Where the hell is Kites’ review?

  37. illu says:

    We are waiting for the Kites review

  38. Ms Tall & Fat says:

    Dude! I am not falling for this. Kites review please!!!

    and oh yeah, *ahem*, Happy Birthday to you blog. *ahem*

  39. Ms Tall & Fat says:

    *your blog. Pardon the typo.

  40. Anirban says:

    Hey man…congrats on the blog stats. I started reading this page after someone sent me link to the Kurbaan review…and now check the site everyday hoping to find a new review. Keep up the good work…and let us know if any of the marriage/babymaker proposals work out

  41. aarkayne says:

    Happy Burrday !!! May your tribe increase πŸ˜‰

  42. SansSanity says:

    You have been doing awesome work this past year. keep em coming…

  43. Piyush says:

    Happy Birthday, keep up the good work, mate!
    We need more of you, you should also do the ads, television soaps, too.

    Anyways, I checked Twitter, and SRK’s tweet mentioning you wasn’t there, and yeah, do people really use the Taran Adarsh terms to come to your site?

    ROFL!

  44. Shruthi says:

    Someone wanted to have your babies?! Awesome!
    Congrats on turning a year old.

    Now where’s that Kites comic? And you should also review Rajneeti. And thank you so very much for still being very VI while gushing about us folk who read/follow/proposition/laugh at/with you :)

  45. nv says:

    congrats!!

    but this means you are only 21!! all hopes dashed!

    :(

    [long face, drooping shoulders and sad music!]

  46. Sabbah Haji says:

    Dude. You are just 21???
    *silent panel*

    *faint panel*

    Well done. And I know how badly you’re waiting for ‘Ek Second dot dot dot jo Duniya Badal De’. Yes.

  47. Amit says:

    Great year end review sahil.. I came accross ur site much later so didn’t know abt the KJO n pritish Mandy feud.. Lol.
    Love ur work (if u call it that) best of luck.

  48. Meera says:

    Congrats!

    This is one of the best-ever anniversary posts I have ever come across!

    Look forward to more :)

    Meera

  49. HellionWorks says:

    As usual, awesome stuff. In your own words – as ascribed to Viveik (is that how he spells it, or is there an extra ‘k’?) Oberoi – you ‘RAAK!’ πŸ˜€

    Looking forward to Kites (which, after you’re done with it, we’ll rename FATI Patang)

    And who the hell is this butcher fella? About the only butchering he’s done is to his own foot, which was unfortunately stuck in his mouth about the time he bludgeoned it!! Never mind the negative criticism, man. We’re here to back you up, read your posts and tell the puritans to STFU before we jam grenades in their gullets (Yes, I watched too many Sunny Deol movies as a child)

    Happy birthday to the most enjoyable blog ever!

    Keep RAAKIN!!

  50. AKLG says:

    this is so awesome,
    congrats mate on this wonderful feat :)

  51. RT says:

    i didnt know that YOU were responsible fr KJO n PN feud! Coooooooool!!!

  52. kjohar25 says:

    i didnt know @SahilRiz has so much time in hand to update my ‘special’ references!

  53. iamsrk says:

    seen posts, my references and my ‘bro’s’ references..exciting but no thanks!

  54. realpreityzinta says:

    u can mention @BDUTT ‘s slutty ways but not mine..NOT DONE!

  55. ameesha_patel says:

    goooood moooorning tweeeeethearts!!! love u all soooo much, my babiesss!! loadssssss love!

  56. vivek_oberoi says:

    sorry guys…cudnt reply to each n every tweet but promise i read ALL

  57. udaychopra says:

    sorry guys…cudnt reply to each n every tweet but promise i read ALL

  58. saurabh says:

    Congrats dude on completing a year. You have to go a long way.. btw gear up for Rajneeti.. I bet you’ll have a riot drawing it. Waiting eagerly. and yes, like everyone says.. “You Raaaak”.. :)

  59. Sahil Rizwan says:

    Thank you all muchly! =D

  60. Jai_C says:

    Congrats on your first blog-birthday.

    I dont know if BilltheB got the wrong blog… for a while I thought he had a point when I saw your Jon Stewart defence (which appears to me to be: we’re a comedy show so we can say stuff we dont necessarily have to back up to the same standards as the news channels we criticize).

    But that’s wrong. You aren’t trying to be Jon Stewart (to my reading). I have sampled many of your reviews and they are send-ups beautifully done, they dont pretend to be deep and insightful commentary or lamentation or whatever BtB was expecting… If you are indeed getting serious-stuff-passing-under-comedy, you can expect serious critiques of your criticism and not be able to spring the “but we’re comedy, dude” defence.

    rgds,
    Jai

  61. sanchari says:

    Love the vigil idiot! :)
    happy happy birthday!!

  62. Rohit says:

    Always ignore the Bills’ of this world…. Congrats on Turning 1. Keep it up . You are very amusing.
    Hope to see prince of persia soon.

  63. wapeye says:

    Thanks Sahil, i can’t explain how ur 1st birthday comment has touched my life…so grateful to you for bumping me to the BillTheButcher comments link (i had missed ur biggest fan’s contributions earlier) ..this guy is the biggest thing to’ve happened to the world. I just read his comments, and evolved from grammar-uncaring-stick-figure to super-intelligent-crazy-dollar-earning-human. messiah.
    >

  64. wapeye says:

    keep the years comin πŸ˜‰

  65. wapeye says:

    and i want BillTheButcher at the next Sholay reunion

    keep the years comin πŸ˜‰

  66. alladinsgenie says:

    Awesome. Congrats on the completion of a successful first year I rarely post a reply but I keenly follow your reviews and love each and every one of them. Keep them coming. And I love wapeye’s idea of incorporating Bill the Butcher in Sholay reunion panel.On second thought Bill could become a permanent feature in every last panel of all the movies you review.

  67. Brad says:

    You probably figured this out yourself, but ‘Bill, The Butcher’ is an ally. The acerbic nature of his comments are premeditated, perversely consistent and complement your humor.

  68. RTRTRTRT says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    first of the many anniversaries to come :)
    BLAST OUT!!!

  69. Asha Tampa says:

    Congratulations, Sahil! You truly deserve all the accolades, and more :-)

    PS – Kiiiiites, please!

  70. Eliza Bennet says:

    Congrats Sahil, and I hope this site will go on for a long time. Thank you for making life more entertaining.

  71. Dudhead says:

    Awesome strips! Congrats on turning 1. Will definitly go a long way…

  72. Apurv says:

    Rajneet man!! is begging to be torn apart. Please to be doing the honours sir :)

  73. Sage Andy says:

    dood cant wait for Ek second thingy movie……..and congrats on all the accomplishments and systematic destruction of that butcher douche…. strength in numbers the vigilidiot FTW…\m/

  74. Atul says:

    Congrats and good luck!
    And now the demand:
    First Rajneeti then Kites :)

  75. saurabh says:

    question for sahil if he happens to chance upon this comment..

    Are there any movies you really really like? logic wise and all.. just wondering :)

  76. Shruti says:

    Hey!
    Just viisited another blog ‘Dirtscapes’. They have got hilarious reviews on some of the cult-classic movies on Mithun da- Gunda, Loha, Disco Dancer!! These are movies no die-hard cine-buff should miss out on!
    I was wondering if u could turn these gems into comic strips, it’ll be the most Raaking stuff ever.
    And oh!Happy Anniversary! And Kites is another movie that truly deserves to be featured here on the must-watch list.

  77. Nishara says:

    Aww..we luv u more ..
    only 13?? πŸ˜›
    How did you celebrate the big day?!!very curious to know

  78. Nikita says:

    Happy 1st Anniv! :) 1st of many :)

  79. Divay Gupta says:

    Mubarka ji mubaraka…

    may Kjohar .. keep on producing such stuff .. :)

  80. Rahul Pathak says:

    Hey Sahil, This one was better than any movie review I could have hoped for. Congrats to the vigil idiot for completing one year. Just saw your cricinfo link on your facebook page and liked it as much. Do share the same link here for others to have a peek. :)
    Cheers,
    Rahul

  81. roxthefox says:

    I was the one who wrote about having your kids, and I still want to have your children.

  82. aquayeda says:

    kites….kites….kites!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜›

    got a classic roll-cars-off-a-car-trailer-that-is-strategically-placed-in-hero’s-vicinity-on-highway…

    please be reviewing and elucidating πŸ˜‰

  83. Iam your daddy says:

    Dude….

    Fan –;

    Bring on the new one fast…

  84. Loose Brain says:

    Just curious!!!

    1. How much time did you spend creating comics?
    2. How much money did you make from the blog during the year?

    And, since there are lots of people saying how much they like your reviews, I wont repeat it. :)

  85. Yes..we want ‘Kites’ review. You can’t escape from that.

  86. Ridhi says:

    pls review rajneeti/kites

  87. PM says:

    What, where is Rajneeti? I haven’t seen a stupider movie in recent times (but then, I avoided Kites!)…..it’s just calling out to be taken down!

  88. Rahul Pathak says:

    What! No one asking for review for Prince of Persia? I mean it was quite a visual movie. Would like to see the prince in comic!!!

  89. Pallavi says:

    :) Congratzzz….but lazybones so many movies have been piling up. Can you please get over the celebrations and get to work. People are waiting….Love and Peace

  90. Ihab says:

    Dude, be a little more faster in reviewing movies.. Its like since you got a little popular after MNIK, you haven’t been upto the mark in reviewing movies and also not consistent in releasing comic strips.. Where is housefull, Kites and Rajneeti Reviews?? And now Raavan?!? All these movies are begging to be torn apart and you are letting them pass?

    Not done..

  91. Jagrit says:

    Well, the review for kites is still missing….but…….i am sure many more worthy candidates are being released everyweek.

    Saw your original first post (on facebook notes), in the review of yuvraaj, the dream sequence quote reminded me of a movie i had the misfortune of seeing in a movie hall. “The Road Movie”. Perhaps you have heard of it.

    If you take out the time to watch it, I am quite sure you will find DEADLY material for your next comic.

  92. Vidooshak says:

    Congrats on turning 1. Absolute must-read site.

    Forget Kites, do Raavan. It has so many WTF moments, culminating in a WTF climax, that I suspect you wrote the script for it and then Mani Ratnam screwed you over. It seriously looks like it is based on TVI comics.

  93. Name (required) says:

    Ohh so u r alive, i thought …
    any way sir i don’t appreciate your stunt for page view, please we are all LOL deprived people, and your faithful followers please upload some new material …

  94. drebel says:

    Please marry me and Please POST!

  95. Iamyourdaddy says:

    And I guess at the speed with which you are going your next post will be “Vigil Idiot turns 2”

  96. Sugandha says:

    Yeah yeah, so, happy budday and whatever………. :) but seriously dude, not cool. Things are piling waaaaay up (Kites, Housefull, Raajneeti, Raavan……. and you are nowhere to be seen ???!!! Please to be returning to “work” and pacifying angry mob of fans……..

  97. Minerva says:

    Yay! Love the site! Congrats, Sahil! :)

  98. Shashank says:

    awesome site u have here sahil .. u raaak πŸ˜€

  99. Pwnzer says:

    dude..marriage and insemination proposals??? eheheh..dunno how archita is going to react!!

  100. bhumika says:

    lolz! loved the marriage and kids part πŸ˜›

  101. Bill the Butcher says:

    Okay I give up. I did not start that Avatar fight knowing it’ll snowball into this mess. I am sorry.

  102. justincase says:

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! This last comment is obviously not the real Bill the Butcher. I hope not. We need people who take themselves so seriously to be able to laugh out loud. Will the real Bill please stand up? And fight!

  103. Abhishek says:

    as u said “YOU RAAAK TOOOOOO”.

  104. Ruchin says:

    Awesome stuff buddy…I came across your MNIK review today on 3rd Oct, 2011 and have gone through all your stuff in around 3 hours…Tooo hilarious man !!!!

    You Raak, bro

    P.S. Interesting the way you have beefed yourself up in the comic strip :)

  105. Mirage says:

    I’m sure your ‘Avg. time spent on site’ number has beefed up significantly since last week. That’s when I heard about you, and that’s since when your site has been a permanent tab in my browser window :)
    Congrats on causing the celeb feud.. May there be many many more!

  106. Parul says:

    I’m sure your ‘Avg. time spent on site’ number has beefed up significantly since last week. That’s when I heard about you, and that’s since when your site has been a permanent tab in my browser window :)
    Congrats on causing the celeb feud..

  107. Parul says:

    wow.. didn’t mean for that to happen..

  108. Ankit says:

    where are u dude … Rowdy k bad kitni sari a kar chali gayi … kisi Haalybood philam ka bhi keema banao

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