The death of Bollywood icon Satish Kaushik, which was announced just one day after Holi, threw a gloomy fog over the industry. On Wednesday in Gurugram, Satish Kaushik passed away. He was an actor, writer, director, and producer who had won multiple National Awards for his heart-touching movies.
Director, producer, performer in theatre and cinema, comedian, and screenwriter were just a few of Satish’s numerous talents. Legendary actor and director Satish Kaushik, who performed endearing roles in films like Deewana Mastana and Calendar in Mr. India, passed away on Thursday in Delhi. He was just 67. Beginning his cinematic career in the early 1980s, Satish went on to win several accolades and won the audience’s hearts with his comedic timing. Satish Kaushik was born in Haryana. Satish graduated from the Cinema and Television Institute of India in Pune as well as the National School of Theatre in Delhi.
He established himself as one of Bollywood’s most well-known comedy performers. He appeared in movies like Brick Lane, Udta Punjab, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Jamai Raja, Saajan Chal Saural, and Chal Mere Bhai. He was a terrific human being because of his enthusiasm for life, love of the arts, and passion for movies. He also had a great sense of humor and was very kind. Satish Kaushik has left an indelible mark on Indian cinema through a rich filmography that spans decades, platforms, and genres.
By remembering some of his most well-known roles and films, we honor him today.
1. Ram Lakhan (1989)
Ram Lakhan, which was directed by Subhash Ghai, featured an ensemble cast including Rakhee, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Madhuri Dixit, and Amrish Puri in the key roles. One of the funniest comedy duos in Indian film was represented by Satish as Kashiram and Anupam Kher as Devdhar.
2. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
The satirical dark comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is still regarded as one of the best films ever produced in India. The movie is full of entertainment but one specific phone call between photographer Vinod Mehra (Naseeruddin Shah) and Satish is absolutely funny. Satish acted in the role of Ashok Namboodirippad, Tarneja’s helper, a dishonest contractor who kills D’Mello (Satish Shah), a municipal commissioner.
3. Deewana Mastana (1997)
With his performance as the contract murderer Pappu Pager, Satish Kaushik received praise from both the crowd and the critics. Satish Kaushik and Govinda’s tapori jugalbandi will always remain etched in the memory of viewers. Govinda, Anil Kapoor, and Juhi Chawla play the key characters in this film.
4. Tere Naam (2003)
The film Tere Naam could be Satish Kaushik’s best success as a filmmaker. Directed by Satish, Tere Naam was a sad romance drama that was his notable collaboration with Salman Khan. Salman plays Radhe Mohan, a noisy, chaotic character who has (very) rare moments of redemption while using violence against sex offenders and other criminals. But this ill-fated love story ends with a tragic twist.
5. Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (1999)
Satish Kaushik achieved his first commercial success as a director with the 1999 movie starring Anil Kapoor and Kajol. This box office hit was the romantic movie ‘Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain’. Before this, he had a few big-budget flicks Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993) and Prem (1995), although none had been commercially successful.
6. Mr. India (1987)
Satish Kaushik had one of his most famous roles in Mr. India. In this movie, he acted as a cook named Calendar. For those who grew up in the 1990s, “Calendar Khana Do” recalls a certain feeling. One of Satish’s numerous funny characters, this one may have garnered the greatest admiration from audiences of all ages and generations.
7. Brick Lane (2007)
Brick Lane is a British drama. A young Bangladeshi woman named Nazneen is forced to leave her carefree life behind and marry a middle-aged man named Chanu in order to go to London. Nazneen, who is stuck in a loveless marriage and has a restricted future planned for her, can feel herself withering away into obscurity until a young guy named Karim enters her life and completely transforms it. Chanu presented Kaushik with a challenge that he thoroughly enjoyed, allowing him to branch out from his humorous roles and try something more serious and even a little negative.
8. Kaagaz (2021)
Kaagaz was another unusual film directed by Satish Kaushik. Lal Bihari (Tripathi) seeks a loan from the bank to keep his business afloat in Kaagaz. Though the government has officially declared him dead. What comes next is an outrageous but deeply symbolic story of a man who tries to prove that he is alive. It was also the last film that Satish Kaushik directed.
9. Sumit Sambhal Lega
With an IMDB rating of 9.2, Sumit Sambhal Lega is one of our favorite sitcoms. With Namit Das, Manasi Parekh, Bharti Achrekar, and Satish Kaushik, this show was full of laughter! It is heartbreaking how Sumit ke Papaji is no more.
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