Kundan Shah, director of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, passes away at 69

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Kundan Shah, director of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, passes away at 69

He is famous for his 1983 debut comedy classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro that introduced Indian cinema to satirical comedy for the first time and was well accepted as not being slapstick. Unfortunately, with not much of a promotion, the film came and tanked at the box office.

Actress Richa Chadha wrote on Twitter: "When #KundanShah had met me for a film, enthusiastically gave me copies of a docu called #Zeitgeist and a book. It surpassed my expectations", Shah had told IANS. He was one among the 23 other directors who announced to return their National Awards to the Central Government as a part of their protest against growing intolerance in the country, in 2015.

The movie featured actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah, Satish Kaushik, Bhakti Barve and Neena Gupta.

Kundan Shah, veteran filmmaker and National Award winning director passed away on October 3. Kundan Shah was also the director the very popular sitcoms - Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, Nukkad and Wagle Ki Duniya - all aired on Doordarshan in the '80's. It is for Shah's sensitivity towards the common man that filmmaker Prakash Jha dubbed him as the "Common Man of Cinema". Shah although is best remembered for Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, the satire which remains one of the masterpieces of Indian cinema. Both SRK and Shah were appreciated for their work.

Popular films like Dil Hai Tumhara and Kya Kehna were also some of his popular works. Twitter has been mourning the death of this filmmaker and it is indeed quite a sad day for everyone. "P Se PM Tak", which released in the year, 2014 was his last directorial venture.

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