My comedies are for the entire family: Anees Bazmee

Filmmaker Anees Bazmee has said his films, including his latest ‘Mubarakan’, are meant to be watched by the entire family. The director of films like ‘No Entry’ and ‘Welcome’ also said his films will never have kissing or sex scenes that would make the family audience cringe.

“My comedies are watched by the entire family and kids love my humour. I’ve a mother, a wife and sister at home. And I’ve a daughter. I wouldn’t like to do anything in my films that would make me cringe in front of them”

“So sorry, no kissing in my films, ever, no matter what the requirement in the script. I agree with the censor chief Pahlaj Nihalani in this. We need to keep our films clean and wholesome because cinema is still a family event in our country” Bazmee said.

Bazmee feels comedy has been given a bad name.

“Somewhere in its journey from Basu Chatterjee and Hrishikesh Mukherjee to the present day, comedy in Bollywood has become a cheesy affair. This is why family audiences are suspicious of our comedies. They say, “Ismein zaroor kuch ganda hoga’. Not my comedies.. Let audiences have fun without offering them crudity” the director said.

‘Mubarakan’ starring Arjun Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz, Athiya Shetty and Neha Sharma, releases in theatres tomorrow (28 July).



  • I don’t know your comedy is for family or not but SRK jab harry met sejal is meant to be watched for family audience only …..opening will smashed all previous records of 2017


    • According to the trails released, it isn’t meant for the families..NOT one bit..
      It is completely crass and crude movie meant only for shameless youth..


  • Kissing scenes? No way.
    Item songs? Why not.
    Of course, watching Character dheela type songs with family is a delight!


    • Character dheela type songs aren’t big deal to watch with family. Even kissing scenes are fine but what matters is the way that kiss scene was shot. If it is like in the climax of 3 Idiots then it is absolutely fine but Emran Hashmi or Sunny Leone type kisses no one would like to watch with family.


  • Yes…family films are great to watch…bt even raju hirani films are known to be family oriented. they also have kissing scenes. ..anand l rai, barjatya are also famous for them…bt when you make shitty films like mubarakan, thank you… you dont expect even the families to watch them


  • Respect your talent Anees Sir, But Mubarkaan is not looking good with thousand time tested Judwa formula. I will watch Black prince Punjabi movie for share content and good production value


  • Welcome and No Entry are one the best family entertainers of all time. I have forget the count how many times I have watched them with my family but Mubarakan doesn’t look even 10% of them.


  • Sir plz Go and watch Poster Boys Trailer!!!You can see Dhamaal or Welcome to Karachi type movies too…then You will understand what Mubarakan is missing!!clean,dirty…these are man made excuses!!Public want to laugh out loud through Comedies…and Your recent one seems a dud in that!!


  • Yeah so boycott chichori adult movie JHMS because in end u will not learn anything & watch social message movie TEPK because in end u will learn something important.



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