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King of comedy: Jaspal Bhatti

King of comedy: Jaspal Bhatti

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 25, 2012 12:55 IST ]
  • Born on March 3, 1955, in a Rajput Sikh family near Amritsar , Bhatti, a cartoonist with the daily Tribune, became famous for his satirical take on the problems of the common man.
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    Born on March 3, 1955, in a Rajput Sikh family near Amritsar , Bhatti, a cartoonist with the daily Tribune, became famous for his satirical take on the problems of the common man.

  • Well known for his TV series Flop Show and Ulta Pulta, Jaspal Bhatti garnered immense love and admiration from the entire nation.
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    Well known for his TV series Flop Show and Ulta Pulta, Jaspal Bhatti garnered immense love and admiration from the entire nation.

  • He was widely famous for his street plays like Nonsense Club during his college days. Most of these plays were spoofs ridiculing corruption in society.
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    He was widely famous for his street plays like Nonsense Club during his college days. Most of these plays were spoofs ridiculing corruption in society.

  • Many won't know, but before venturing into TV, he was a well acclaimed cartoonist for the The Tribune newspaper in Chandigarh.
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    Many won't know, but before venturing into TV, he was a well acclaimed cartoonist for the The Tribune newspaper in Chandigarh.

  • Jaspal Bhatti's sharp, pungent cartoons continued for 5 6 years on the front page of Tribune newspaper.
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    Jaspal Bhatti's sharp, pungent cartoons continued for 5 6 years on the front page of Tribune newspaper.

  • His pocket cartoons Oddly Speaking hit out at the malaise in the society.
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    His pocket cartoons Oddly Speaking hit out at the malaise in the society.

  • Jaspal Bhatti's major TV serials were Ulta Pulta, Flop Show, Full Tension, Thank You Jijaji, Hye Zindagi Bye Zindagi.
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    Jaspal Bhatti's major TV serials were Ulta Pulta, Flop Show, Full Tension, Thank You Jijaji, Hye Zindagi Bye Zindagi.

  • His low budget Flop Show in the early 1990s is remembered even today. His wife Savita Bhatti produced the show and acted in all the episodes as his wife.
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    His low budget Flop Show in the early 1990s is remembered even today. His wife Savita Bhatti produced the show and acted in all the episodes as his wife.

  • Only 10 episodes were ever produced, but the show has had a long and powerful legacy and is well remembered.
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    Only 10 episodes were ever produced, but the show has had a long and powerful legacy and is well remembered.

  • The fact that attracted audience to his shows was his untouched gift of inducing humour to highlight everyday issues of the middle class in India.
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    The fact that attracted audience to his shows was his untouched gift of inducing humour to highlight everyday issues of the middle class in India.

  • Bhatti's satire on the Punjab police Mahaul Theek Hai (1999) was his first directorial venture for a full length feature film in his native Punjabi language.
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    Bhatti's satire on the Punjab police Mahaul Theek Hai (1999) was his first directorial venture for a full length feature film in his native Punjabi language.

  • He played the role of Jolly Good Singh, a guard, in the movie Fanaa. He played a comical college principal in Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe.
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    He played the role of Jolly Good Singh, a guard, in the movie Fanaa. He played a comical college principal in Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe.

  • In his latest stint, Bhatti and his wife Savita competed in a popular Star Plus show Nach Baliye which went on air in October 2008.
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    In his latest stint, Bhatti and his wife Savita competed in a popular Star Plus show Nach Baliye which went on air in October 2008.

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