Kundan Shah’s knack of tackling alternate cinema with satirical themes in a film like “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” and a show like “Nukkad” made him a master storyteller, members of Indian showbiz said as they mourned the sudden demise of the filmmaker on Saturday.
Celebrities like Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt, Subhash Ghai and Raveena Tandon paid condolences to the family of the filmmaker, who passed away here early on Saturday. He was 69.
His “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” and “Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa” apart, Shah built his own brand of entertainment with the Doordarshan comedy series “Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi”. His “Wagle Ki Duniya”, based on cartoonist R.K. Laxman’s character was much loved by the audience. His last film “P se PM Tak” hit the screens in 2014.
Here’s what the celebrities had to say:
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
RIP Kundan Shah. We will be always indebted to u for Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron.a cult classic.u gave comedy a new face.indian cinema will miss u.
— satish kaushik (@satishkaushik2) October 7, 2017
‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ Dir by Kundan Shah, what a beautiful film! Kundan Shah ji won Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film for KHKN -Sad pic.twitter.com/YSlFksN2di
— Moses Sapir (@MosesSapir) 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
Rip Kundan Shah…. A master storyteller no more. Condolences to the family and loved ones.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) 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
RIP Kundan Shah…. a cult filmmaker …a solid story teller…..
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 7, 2017
Had a few interactions with Kundan Shah, a fine human being and yes, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro will remain a cult film… https://t.co/kMgUI8dfpg
— Nandita Das (@nanditadas) October 7, 2017
My privilege that I could work with you on a film as an art director. You will always be missed. RIP…. genius Kundan Shah
— Omung Kumar (@OmungKumar) October 7, 2017
Kundan Shah an icon,iconoclast, one of the most celebrated directors is no more..What a colossal tragedy..what an immense loss.Bon Voyage!
— Shekhar Suman (@shekharsuman7) October 7, 2017
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) October 7, 2017
Jaane bhi do yaaron… RIP Kundan Shah. 🙏🏻 Sad news.
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) October 7, 2017
Ashoke Pandit: Sad to know about the demise of one of our finest directors Kundan Shah. Will miss you sir! ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’.
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
Kundanmy teacher,friend,once my Partner n always a inspiration.Was wise,crazy,academic, imaginative n mourned d impossibility of true love.
— Sudhir Mishra (@IAmSudhirMishra) October 7, 2017
— Abhishek Kapoor (@Abhishekapoor) October 7, 2017
#RIP Kundan Shah. Your films and your generosity will remain with me forever. Till we meet again.
— Rasika Dugal (@RasikaDugal) October 7, 2017