Mahaul Theek Hai
|Mahaul Theek Hai|
|Directed by||Jaspal Bhatti|
|Produced by||Jaspal Bhatti|
|Written by||Jaspal Bhatti|
|Distributed by||21st Century Productions|
|Release date(s)||14 February 1999|
|Running time||135 min.|
Mahaul Theek Hai (meaning 'the situation is okay') is a record setting Punjabi film. It is a comedy satire about the police force in India. The plot is a story where boy (Smeep Kang) meets girl (Chandni Toor). The hero's brother Raj Babbar, is involved with an illegal businessman. The heroine's father Kulbhushan Kharbanda is cheated of land by his own brother. Played by director and satirist Jaspal Bhatti, the villain of the film is a corrupt SSP (police superintendent) who misuses his authority to threaten people and hide his own excesses. His love interest is played by Bhatti's real life wife (Savita Bhatti). Shot mainly in the northern India city of Chandigarh, the story uses a simple plotline to create its comedy. Every situation which should seem serious is filled with the incessant jokes and humour which are Bhatti's trademark.
- Smeep Kang
- Yograj Singh
- Jaspal Bhatti
- Raj Babbar
- Jaswinder Bhalla
- Daljit Kaur
- Asha Sharma
- Kulbhushan Kharbanda
- Navin Nischol
- Chandni Toor
- B.N. Sharma
- Vivek Shauq
- Mcomet: "Also Called:The Atmostphere Is Right India (literal title) (English title)"
- PunjabiLok: "Punjabi Films Mahaul ab theek hai" by Nonika Singh, paragraph 3: "...comedy Mahaul Theek Hai broke the 33-year-old record of Punjabi films in Chandigarh alone..."
- CSCArchive.org: "Jaspal Bhatti's film premiered in Tihar jail"
- Sify.com: "Jaspal Bhatti: Sardar of satire" by Chintan Modi
- Daily excelsior: "Ban on Mahaul Theek Hai demanded"
- Desidabba.org: "Jaspal Bhatti Missing On The Small Screen"
- PunjabiLok: "Mahaul Theek Hai broke the 33-year-old record of Punjabi films in Chandigarh alone"
- Album listing
- Mahaul Theek Hai at the Internet Movie Database
- Jaspal Bhatti at the Internet Movie Database
- Times of India: "Jaspal Bhatti's new comedy flick"
- Heritage.co.uk: Jaspal Bhatti biography (halfway down page)
- Jaspal Bhatti Film School - MAD Arts
- Tribune India: ""Regional sentiment is running high"
- Indian Express: "Jaspal Bhatti set to produce Hindi films"
- Indian Express: "Bhatti's satire on Punjab police"
- Indian Cinema News: "Jaspal Bhatti goes 'MAD' with film school"