'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa' Director Kundan Shah Passes Away

'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa' Director Kundan Shah Passes Away

'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa' Director Kundan Shah Passes Away

"Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron" which is a satire on the corruption among police, civil authorities and journalists in India.

Veteran Bollywood director Kundan Shah breathed his last on Saturday morning at his residence in Mumbai.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted and wrote: "Anguished by the passing away of Shri Kundan Shah". Shah's relative told a news agency that he suffered a cardiac arrest. My thoughts are with his family and admirers. May your soul rest in peace! Farhan Akhtar took to Twitter, saying, "Saddened to learn that Kundan Shah is no more. Here's a gem of his w/ NFDC, #JaaneBhiDoYaaro". And Shah believed it gave "a lot to the entire cast and crew and its success is beyond their imagination too".

Filmmaker Kundan Shah also ventured into the television industry after directing his first movie.

"Saddened to learn that Kundan Shah is no more. RIP", tweeted Shahrukh Khan.

"Singer Anup Jalota tweeted, "#KundanShah's #JaaneBhiDoYaaro is Timeless gift to IndianCinema. In an era where five or six different generation of popular filmmakers ranging from a Raj Khosla, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Raj Kapoor, Nasir Husain, Vijay Anand, to Yash Chopra, Brij, Manmohan Desai, Prakash Mehra, to Rahul Rawail, Subhash Ghai, and Mukul S. Anand were making films, the Parallel Cinema movement that had begun with Mani Kaul and Mrinal Sen's Bhuvan Shome and found it's feet with Shyam Benegal's productions in the 1970s was delivering its best works. We all FTII Whistling Woods shall remember you for your great films with us and in history Indian cinema.

Director and writer Sudhir Mishra tweeted, "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!"

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt described Shah as a courageous man "who added vigour to the alternate cinema stream".

Shah has also directed popular television shows like Nukkad and Wagle Ki Duniya, which was based on the cartoonist, R. K. Laxman's character.

He even won the National Film Award - Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director - for the film.

In an interview to IANS, Shah had said he had applied for a loan of Rs 400,000 to make the movie, but then the production cost went up and finally it was made at a budget of Rs 725,000 as the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) came on board as producer.

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