Bollywood mourns the death of National Award victor Kundan Shah

  • Bollywood mourns the death of National Award victor Kundan Shah

Bollywood mourns the death of National Award victor Kundan Shah

The movie also earned a National Film Award, Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director to him. The coming- of-age love story set in Goa was a box office victor and got Shah the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie. Every filmmaker has some dreams and this film has given me more than I dreamt of. "It surpassed my expectations". His father was anxious but Shah was adamant that he wanted to make sure whether or not filmmaking was his calling. Karan Johar remembered him as "a cult filmmaker.a solid story teller".

After completing his first film, Shah went into making TV serials. Television in the India of the 1980s had just one channel, the national broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) and Shah's Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi (1984) was a landmark moment in India's television history.

Kundan Shah has directed many movies which include "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron" (1983), "Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa" (1993) and TV shows like "Wagle Ki Duniya" (1988), "Nukkad" (1986).

Seven years later, he returned to Bollywood. For Khan, it was one of his most memorable roles.

Shah, who was a strong votary of the freedom of expression and speech, would always be remembered for Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, a satire on the rampant corruption in Indian politics, bureaucracy, news media and business, and stars an ensemble cast, including Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah, Satish Kaushik, Bhakti Barve and Neena Gupta. "Best remembered for his "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron" Condolences to his family", the official President of India Twitter handle quoted the President as saying.

Although Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa very conveniently has a "girl" (Juhi Chawla) waltzing in at the last moment to soothe the heartbroken boy (Shah Rukh Khan), this could be attributed to it being a "commercial" film but despite being an aberration to this dictum, Shah's works somehow instilled hope. Starring Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, the movie became a surprise hit.