National Award winning Bollywood filmmaker Kundan Shah passed away on Saturday morning at his residence in Mumbai. As per current reports, Kundan Shah died in his sleep of a heart-attack.
Kundan Shah an ex-student of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune made his Bollywood debut with the cult classic ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron’. Shah was one of the 23 directors who announced to return their national awards to the central government to protest against the growing intolerance in the country.
Here’s a list of Kundan Shah five best movies:
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro: Released in the year 1983, this movie marks Kundan Shah’s directorial debut in Bollywood. The film features Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Satish Kaushik, Pankaj Kapur, Neena Gupta in lead roles and is considered as one of the most intellectual Bollywood movies of all times. ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ is a satire on the corruption among police, civil authorities and journalists in India.
Kabhi Haa Kabhi Naa: Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Suchitra Krishnan and Deepak Tijori in lead roles, te movie is about Sunil played by SRK and his quest to win over Anna essayed by Suchitra. Throughout the movie Sunil is seen creating misunderstanding between Anna and her love Chris played by Deepak. Although Sunil succeeds in creating misunderstandings between the lovers, he reunites them realising that Anna is unable to forget Chris.
Kya Kehna: Starring Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Chandrachur Singh in lead roles, Kya Kehna was released in the year 2000. Touted as a movie ahead of its time, the story of ‘Kya Kehna’ is about an girl getting pregnant without wed lock. Saif plays the role of Priety’s boyfriend and father of her unborn child who ditches her. ‘Kya Kehna’ focuses on the young girl’s struggle in a soceity to give birth to her child without wedlock.
P Se PM Tak: Directed by Kundan Shah, the main plot of ‘P Se PM Tak’ revolves around the life of poverty-stricken prostitute who arrives in the city to find a better life for herself. Soon after, the girl gets involved in the city’s politics and ends up becoming the chief minister.
Dil Hai Tumhaara: Directed by Kundan Shah, the movie features Arjun Rampal, Preity Zinta, Mahima Chaudhry in lead roles. The movie is about a young girl, Shallu (Priety) who falls in love with her employer’s son (Arjun). But she soon realises that her own sister (Mahima) is also in love with him.