1. Who was Kundan Shah? Must know facts about Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro fame director

Who was Kundan Shah? Must know facts about Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro fame director

Kundan Shah made his feature film debut in 1983 with the cult classic "Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro" (1983).

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Bollywood on Saturday got a very unfortunate news of veteran director Kundan Shah’s death. He died at his Mumbai home on Saturday. He was 69. Shah passed away after suffering a heart attack. Kundan Shah was best known for the dark comedy “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro”. Released in 1983, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro earned praises as a movie; its rating on IMDb is 8.5. Here are some must-know facts about Kundan Shah:-

– He had studied direction at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune.

– He made his feature film debut in 1983 with the cult classic “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” (1983). The film did not become a box office success but Shah received his first and only National Award – Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director – for the movie which went on to become one of the most celebrated dark satirical comedies in the history of Indian cinema.

– Shah returned the award during the student protest in his alma mater FTII in 2015.

– He made his directorial debut on television in 1986 with the popular series “Nukkad”.

– In 1988, he directed the sitcom, “Wagle Ki Duniya”, based on cartoonist R K Laxman’s character, the common man.

– The director made his Bollywood comeback in 1993 with Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa”.

– His next film was “Kya Kehna” (2000). Starring Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Chandrachur Singh, the movie became a surprise hit.

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