Kundan Shah, veteran filmmaker and National Award winning director passed away on October 3. The filmmaker died in his sleep early in the morning in Mumbai. He was 69. He rose to fame with his directorial debut Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro in 1983. The film starring Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, and Pankaj Kapoor has often been credited with introducing Indian cinema to satirical comedy. The movie also earned a National Film Award, Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director to him. Shah’s relative told a news agency that he suffered a cardiac arrest.
His other notable work includes Shah Rukh Khan starrer Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. Shah also became the first filmmaker to win the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie in 1994. His last film P se PM Tak was released in 2014.
Shah has also directed popular television shows like Nukkad and Wagle Ki Duniya, which was based on the cartoonist, R. K. Laxman’s character. Doordarshan’s popular comedy series, Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984) was also directed by him.
His sudden death has come as a huge shock to the Indian film fraternity. Bollywood actors and filmmakers took to Twitter and mourned over his death. Here’s what they wrote:
A brave man Kundan Shah, who added vigour to the alternate cinema stream with movies like Jaane bhi do yaaro has left us. Adieux Kundan
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) October 7, 2017
Jaane bhi do yaaron… RIP Kundan Shah. Sad news.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) October 7, 2017
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) October 7, 2017
Kundan Shah, the man who gave us the unforgettable Jaane bhi do yaaro leaves us. He is gone… He lives on…
— Vikram Bhatt (@TheVikramBhatt) October 7, 2017
— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) October 7, 2017
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) October 7, 2017
— indianhistorypics (@IndiaHistorypic) October 7, 2017
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