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02-15-2013, 11:00 PM #1
Indian courtrooms seriously funny: 'Jolly L.L.B.' directorIt is easy to find humour in "dingy" courtrooms of the country, says journalist-turned-director Subhash Kapoor, whose upcoming project "Jolly L.L.B." takes a satirical look at the "realities of Indian judiciary".
As a political journalist in the late 1990s, Kapoor visited courtrooms galore chasing stories.
"For years, Hindi films have been showing a different version of a courtroom, all with 'Gita pe haath rakh ke kasam'... I have never seen a Gita. A courtroom is small and dingy, has a lot of people, most often an overworked judge and several other disinterested people," Kapoor told IANS over phone from Mumbai.
It is this "reality" of the courtroom that attracted Kapoor to pen a movie and direct it.
"I have to admit that I found it extremely entertaining and fascinating, and so I decided to weave a satire around it. The situation in a courtroom sometimes is humorous. Judges taking blood pressure pills, people running here and there... there is a whole variety of characters in which you can find dark humour."...being a human...