Often called the Charlie Chaplin of India by his fans, Late Jaspal Bhatti's hard-hitting, issue-based comedy is remembered even today. His common man-centric comedy on socio-political issues made him a household name in those days.
Even today, videos of his shows are widely watched and circulated on social media. Remembering the great artist, here are some of all his all-time, evergreen hits which you must see at least once! Also Read: Abhishek Bachchan To Play Sahir Ludhianvi In His Biopic, Sanjay Leela Bhansali To Produce!
‘Flop Show’ was a 10 episode sitcom that aired on Doordarshan in 1989. The show was written, directed and conceptualized by Bhatti himself. Apart from Bhatti, ‘Flop Show’ had names like Vivek Shauk, BN Sharma, Savita Bhatti, Rajesh Jolly in the star cast. The show was a dig at the existing socio-cultural problems of that era with a pinch of comedy and satire. Will surely cause you to laugh!
Mahaul Theek Hai
The 1999 movie was produced, written and directed by Jaspal Bhatti himself. The 2-hour long movie was a comical take on the Indian policing system in which Jaspal Bhatti played the role of antagonist. Names like Raj Babbar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Jaswinder Bhalla, Navin Nischol were part of the movie ‘Mahaul Theek Hai’. Definitely worth watching! Also Read: Exclusive: Informal Conversation With Ankit Gupta| Watch The Full Interview Here
This 2012 movie was, unfortunately, the last movie of Jaspal Bhatti. The veteran passed away just a day before its release. The movie carried a hard-hitting message on the issue of power cut and the corruption in this arena. Along with Bhatti, actors like Prem Chopra, Savita Bhatti, Jaswinder Bhalla, and BN BN Sharma also played crucial roles in the movie. Do watch this one!
Full Tension was yet another sitcom that was written, produced and directed by Jaspal Bhatti which covered issues like media, politics, education, and health. The series stretched to 11 episodes and this time Jaspal Bhatti was accompanied by the same star cast of Flop Show. The show was aired on Doordarshan in the year of 1995. Watching it, you might feel nostalgic about the old days! Also Read: A Mythological Tale Which Changed Surveen Chawla's Life Forever!
Like Full Tension and Flop Show, this one too was written, directed and conceptualized by the late actor. Akin to his previous shows, this one too portrayed common issues through small stories. Apart from being a writer and director, Bhatti was also the presenter of the show.
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