‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ extremely relevant today: Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah, who played a common man in the 1983 cult classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, believes the re-release of the movie couldn’t be better timed, considering the country’s current state.

“I think it is extremely relevant (to release it now) and probably will always stay relevant because I don’t think that this monsoon of corruption will ever go away, no matter how hard we try” said the actor at a special screening here.

“But people are more aware of this phenomenon now, it disturbs them much more… So, I am feeling that this film will still strike a nerve,” he added.

A digitally restored version of “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” will be released Friday all across India exclusively at PVR Cinemas.

Directed by Kundan Shah, the satirical comedy portrayed the plight of a corrupt country and a common man’s suffering as a result of it.

Naseeruddin says the satire in Indian films has now become stagnant.

“There has been no growth at all in satire. I find it very difficult to think of another film after ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ which has been satirical in nature. I can’t think of any, in fact, with the exception of ‘Munna Bhai’ films, which were wonderful,” Naseeruddin said.

Naseeruddin Shah with wife RatnaNaseeruddin Shah with wife Ratna – Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro screening

Satish Shah with wife MadhuSatish Shah with wife Madhu – Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro screening

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro PosterJaane Bhi Do Yaaro Poster

Movie: Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (2012)
Director: Kundan Shah
Starcast: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapoor, Satish Shah, Bhakti Barve, Satish Kaushik, Neena Gupta, Deepak Qazir, Rajesh Puri, Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Banner: National Film Development Corporation of India
Release Date: November 2nd 2012
For more details: Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro Movie Page



  • waiting for this cult movie. its has lot of masala better then srk n salman bhai movies. guys watch it again for if ur classic lovers

  • This is the best movie I ever seen Comedy with a serious social issues like corruption shown in 1983. 30 years been now and India fallen in Gutter of Corruption. All Actors of this movie are real and true actor……Present actors are not even equal of their feet. I could watch this movie again n again….

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