'Comedy is a profound thing'

Basking in the glory of the success of his recent release, ‘Jolly LLB’, actor Arshad Warsi says that such films have an impact in the international market. ‘Jolly LLB’ is a satire on the legal system in the country.

The subject has been dealt with in a humorous way by director Subhash Kapoor through two lawyers, played by Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani. Released on March 15, the film has reportedly earned Rs 18 crore at the box office.

“I am happy with the response. I am happier that good and sensible films have been liked by the audience — be it mine or others. I really liked Kai Po Che, Barfi!,
Paan Singh Tomar and feel that these films are progressive and create a name in international market,” Arshad says. “I think these kinds of films, including ‘Jolly LLB’, must do well — it also leads to film-makers showing faith in good and innovative concepts,” adds Arshad. He admits he had not expected the film to do so well at the box office. “I had trust in the film and was aware that it would turn out to be good. But I was not aware of how much people would like it. Our audience has always liked good films and I had trust in them,” he says. “I thought this film will be critically appreciated and not thought of as a box-office success. I had not expected this kind of response. I am happy with it,” he adds. Arshad feels that the credit of the film’s success should go to the director, Subhash, who made ‘Phas Gaya Re Obama’ earlier. “I will give credit to Subhash. I am an actor, all I can do is act better. The credit goes to the director as he has written a good film, good characters and packaged it nicely,” he praises. The film brings to notice how the judiciary functions but in a light-hearted way and Arshad feels conveying a subject in a lighter vein is a good idea. “I feel a story must touch the heart of the audience. Comedy is a profound thing, so if you

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