NFDC India is coming up with its Cinema Outreach Initiative, Film Aaj Kal, a radio show as well as the Ground-Activation event – Film Aaj Kal Screenings and Conversations to build film communities and empower the viewer.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaronand Andaz Apna Apna are rightly considered as two landmark comedies in Indian cinema. However, in between these two films another film was released, which can easily be counted as one of the funniest films to be ever made. But the film didn’t go on to attain cult status like the above mentioned films and remains a largely unknown and underrated film. The film in question is Peechha Karro which is directed by Pankaj Parashar and stars Farooque Shiekh, Amjad Khan, Rajendranath, Satish Shah, Ravi Baswani and Anupam Kher amongst a host of other talented actors.
People who have grown up during the Doordarshan era will definitely remember Pankaj Parashar with much admiration and nostalgia. After all he was the man who directed Karamchand, one of the landmark shows of the Doordarshan era featuring Pankaj Kapur in the iconic role of Karamchand. Besides this, he had also helmed Jalwa starring Naseeruddin Shah and Chaalbaaz, which arguably can be rated as two of the slickest movies of the 80’s era.