WORLD LAUGHTER DAY | Directors of memorable comedies list their favourite funny films
Most actors consider comedy to be the toughest kind of cinema. But some filmmakers have had their share of success making films in the genre. While comedy in itself has gone through several paradigm shifts over the last few decades, directors who have given us comedies have mostly struck a chord with the audiences. It’s World Laughter Day today and we decided to find out what our directors’ favourite comedic films are. Over to them…
‘Half Ticket is truly the maddest and finest physical comedy films ever’
I love Half Ticket and the 1979 Gol Maal. I have always loved Half Ticket because I believe that if Looney Tunes had to come to life and be one character, it would be Kishore Kumar. He was the live-action Looney Tunes and along with director Kalidas, who had an insane sense of humour, Half Ticket is truly the maddest and finest physical comedy films ever. Everyone there was so much at ease with their belief of disbelief that they are having fun.
That scene between Kishore Kumar and that guy selling tokris, who cannot hear properly is a winner. Gol Maal is about the sheer chemistry between Amol Palekar and Utpal Dutt. Gol Maal …read more