In the 1980s, an unheralded Hindi movie, made on abudget of less than Rs 7 lakh, went from a quiet showingat the box office to developing a reputation as Indiaasdefinitive black comedy.Some of the countryas finest theatre and film talentsa all at key stages of their careers a participated in itscreation, but the journey was anything but smooth.Among other things, it involved bumping off disco killersand talking gorillas, finding air-conditioned rooms fordead rats, persuading a respected actor to stop sulkingand eat his meals, and resisting the temptation tointroduce logic into a madcap script. In the end, itwas worth it.Kundan Shahas Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is now a byword forthe sort of absurdist, satirical humour that Hindi cinemajust hasnat seen enough of. This is the story of how itcame to be despite incredible odds a and what it mighthave been. Jai Arjun Singhas take on the making of the filmand its cult following is as entertaining as the film itself.Obviously, one had to read the textbooks to know the material, but I didna#39;t care to write my answers in the same, dull language. ... could be forged out of slapstick and black comedy, Kundan Shah wasa without even realizing italearning something about the ... the actions of characters such as Raskolnikov or Kirilov with zest and intelligence, but being asked questions like a#39;Why is Dostoevsky a ... she asks him casually, not a commonplace topic of conversation in a 19505a#39; Hindi movie.
|Title||:||Jaane Bhee Do Yaaro|
|Author||:||Jai Arjun Singh|
|Publisher||:||HarperCollins Publishers - 2012-07-12|