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

Share
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.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

South Africa's Dean Elgar, Markram punish Bangladesh
The Proteas came into the match on a high as they demolished Bangladesh by 333 runs in the first Test in Potchefstroom. Elgar (113) struck five boundaries in the first six overs as he capitalised on some sloppy Bangladesh bowling.

Turkey Backs 'Major Operation' in Syria's Idlib Province
Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the observatory, said the strikes were probably carried out by the Syrian air force. Idlib is largely controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a group led by Al-Qaeda's former Syria affiliate.

Mueller team questions ex-spy on Trump dossier
Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said at a press conference on Wednesday. A person familiar with the investigation says the interview with Christopher Steele took place in Europe.

Pioneer Investment Management Inc. Has $222.19 Million Position in US Bancorp (USB)
A month ago, they told us to expect earnings of US$0.19 per share while three months ago their EPS consensus estimate was US$0.18. Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $5.6 Billion for the current quarter.

Las Vegas shooter booked rooms at Chicago hotel during music festival
This new disclosure suggests that Paddock might have been planning an attack months before the massacre in Las Vegas. Investigators saye he also had a plan to survive the shooting and try to escape, though would not say how.

SEBI: Mutual funds divided into five categories
Hybrid schemes will have six categories. "From a pure cost point of view, it makes more sense for AMCs to consolidate schemes". For instance, equity schemes will have 10 sub-categories including multi-cap, large-cap, and mid-cap.

Olly Murs to replace Gavin Rossdale as a coach?!
Now The Sun newspaper says that none other than former finalist and one-time co-host of X Factor Olly Murs is replacing Gavin. An insider said: "It's a huge coup for "The Voice" to have Olly on board".

PIA to abandon US-bound flights from October 31
The airline had decided several times in the past to discontinue USA flights due to the financial losses. The flights are being halted after 56 years as theses were started in 1961.

(ADP), EnteroMedics Inc. (ETRM)
Grisanti Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Automatic Data Processing by 4.5% during the first quarter. The company had revenue of $3.06 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.04 billion.

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel rejects fears of gremlins in Japanese GP
This is an exciting race with genuinely the three leading teams all hoping they can win. I love this race track and the fans are also fantastic .

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.