Hum Honge Kamyab: Industry pays tribute to Kundan Shah, vows to honour his legacy
Film director and writes Kundan Shah died at his residence on Saturday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 69. The industrybollywood Updated: Oct 07, 2017 13:26 IST
Film director and writer Kundan Shah died at his residence on Saturday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 69.
Kundan Shah directed films like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Kya Kehna, and Dil Hai Tumhara. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, which was his directorial debut, won him the prestigious National Film Award.
Shah introduced Indian cinema and television to satirical comedy. He directed the Doordarshan comedy series Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi in 1984, which was well received.
Other popular TV series directed by Shah included Nukkad and Wagle Ki Duniya which was based on cartoonist, RK Laxman’s character. His last film P se PM Tak was released in 2014.
The industry paid tribute to the trailblazing filmmaker on social media. Here are some reactions.
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
Saddened 2 hear my favourite director Kundan Shah is no more.. i learnt a lot frm him whilst filming kabbhihaankabhina..quiet genius he was— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) October 7, 2017
Saddened to learn that Kundan Shah is no more. Will never forget his genuineness, his cinematic knowledge & his unique sense of humour. RIP— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) October 7, 2017
It's probably wrong but I can't help but imagine Kundan Shah n Renu Saluja meeting n arguing over a cut n maybe Ravi Baswani is mediating!— Sudhir Mishra (@IAmSudhirMishra) October 7, 2017
RIP Kundan Shah.... a cult filmmaker ...a solid story teller.....— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 7, 2017
Thank you Kundan Shah - you filled our growing up years with satire, quirkiness, slapstick, realism, & a hope - 'Hum honge kaamyaab.'— वरुण (@varungrover) October 7, 2017
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First Published: Oct 07, 2017 13:26 IST