Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro filmmaker Kundan Shah passes away in Mumbai


"Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron" which is a satire on the corruption among police, civil authorities and journalists in India. Film Stars have used words like "legendary, ' 'solid story teller, ' 'inspiring" and 'master film maker, ' to describe Kundan Shah, who would have been 70 later this month. Prayers for his soul.

"The Mumbai film fraternity too has been tweeting about Kundan Shah".

Farhan Akhtar tweeted that he will never forget Shah for his genuineness.

"Saddened 2 hear my favourite director Kundan Shah is no more. i learnt a lot frm him whilst filming kabbhihaankabhina.quiet genius he was", tweeted choreographer and director Farah Khan.

Subhash Ghai said: "Good bye #kundan shah". We all FTII Whistling Woods shall remember you for your great films with us and in history Indian cinema. The Congress President while remembering the late filmmaker said, "Kundan Shah's contribution to alternate cinema is remarkable. Adieux Kundan", he tweeted. It was only the positive word-of-mouth that ensured enough footfalls to make Shah's black comedy a sleeper hit and earned him the coveted national award for the best director.

Incidentally, the film's success also took place when Bollywoood was facing its worst crisis arising out of of rampant video piracy.

He studied direction at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, where he developed a knack for comedy genre. 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. The cast included Suchitra Krishnamoorthy, Deepak Tijori and Ashutosh Gowariker and the film won several awards.