Satish Kaushik, a veteran actor, and filmmaker who played lovable characters like Calendar in Mr. India and Pappu Pager in Deewana Mastana, passed away in Delhi. Anupam Kher, his closest friend, confirmed the death. According to an Indian Express report, he suffered a massive heart attack and passed away. So as a tribute, let’s look at these most iconic films and remember his work while thanking him for the movies he gave, full of entertainment, emotions, and whatnot.
His legacy of films started in the early 1980s. Satish won numerous awards and the audience with his comic timing. However, he cut a specialty for himself as possibly Bollywood’s most popular comic entertainer. He appeared in films like Jamai Raja, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Saajan Chale Sasural, and others. Let’s take a look at some of his most well-known movie characters.
10 Most Memorable Movies Of The Legendary Satish Kaushik
1. Ashok in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
Kundan Shah’s award-winning film was a social commentary on the country’s media, politics, and bureaucracy. This black comedy’s plot and performances by actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Satish Kaushik, Neena Gupta, Pankaj Kapur, and others helped it become a cult classic. The film is among the most iconic movies of Satish Kaushik; also he worked as a co-writer in it.
2. Calendar in Mr. India
The line “Calendar khana do (give us food)” from the film directed by Shekhar Kapur became one of the film’s highlights. Satish played Calendar, the cook, in one of the most memorable and iconic performances of his acting profession.
3. Kashiram in Ram Lakhan
Rakhee, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Madhuri Dixit, and Amrish Puri starred in Ram Lakhan, directed by Subhash Ghai. It was one of the funniest duos in Indian cinema by Satish and Anupam Kher as Kashiram and Devdhar. Additionally, Satish Kaushik won his first Filmfare Award for “Best Comedian.”
4. Mutthu Swamy in Saajan Chale Sasural
The villager Shyamsunder (Govinda) has a strong interest in music. Muranchand ‘Mutthu’ Swami (Satish Kaushik), a south Indian tabla player, becomes a friend when he visits the city. Satish plays one of his finest roles in this film, making it another iconic, which stars Govinda and Karisma Kapoor as the leads.
5. Chanda Mama in Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi
Satish Kaushik played Akshay Kumar’s uncle in Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi, making it a hilarious movie. His delivery of the dialogue will leave you speechless. Juhi Chawla starred alongside Akshay Kumar in the film as the lead.
6. Pappu Pager in Deewana Mastana
Satish Kaushik received praise from audiences and critics for his performance as Pappu Pager, a contract killer. The film stars Govinda, Anil Kapoor, and Juhi Chawla in the lead roles. Deewana Mastana turned out to be one of the iconic movies of Satish Kaushik.
7. Kunjbihari Lal In Haseena Maan Jaayegi
Satish Kaushik portrays Kunj Bihari in this epic comedy film starring Sanjay Dutt and Govinda. Kunj Bihari is known for his comedic sense and famous lines like “Suniye toh sahi, rukiye toh sahi, baat kariye toh sahi.”
8. Harpal ‘Happy’ Singh in Pardesi Babu
Satish Kaushik plays Happy Singh, Govinda’s friend who assists him in earning money for his wedding. Govinda falls in love with a rich girl whose father has requested that he marry his daughter if he earns a crore yearly.
9. Sharafat Ali in Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
Satish Kaushik once again stole the spotlight with his character’s distinctive antics in Bade Miyan Chote Miyan movie with Govinda, Amitabh Bachchan, Ramya Krishnan, Raveena Tandon, Paresh Rawal, and Anupam Kher in the lead roles.
10. Ratan Lala in Chattriwali
Satish Kaushik appeared alongside Rakul Preet Singh and others in the movie Chhatriwali. In this movie, he played Ratan Lamba.
The last movie in which we will see the legendary Satish Kaushik will be Emergency, directed by Kangana Ranaut. He will take on the role of the late defense minister and freedom fighter Jagjivan Ram. The film’s subject is the life of Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India. Unfortunately, this will be his last movie. However, he will always be remembered for his great work and contribution to iconic movies.