Mahaul Theek Hai

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Mahaul Theek Hai
Directed byJaspal Bhatti
Produced byJaspal Bhatti
Written byJaspal Bhatti
StarringJaspal Bhatti
Raj Babbar
Daljit Kaur
Smeep Kang
Asha Sharma
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Distributed by21st Century Productions
Release date
12 February 1999
Running time
135 min.

Mahaul Theek Hai (Punjabi: ਮਹੌਲ ਠੀਕ ਹੈ, mahaul ṭhīk hae) (1999) is a Punjabi comedy film directed by Indian filmmaker Jaspal Bhatti. The English subtitled version is called The Atmosphere Is Right.[1]


Mahaul Theek Hai (meaning 'the situation is okay') is a record setting Punjabi film.[2] It is a comedy satire about the police force in India.[3] 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.[4][5] 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.[6][7][8]



The soundtrack for Mahaul Theek Hai was produced by H. M. Singh and released 12 February 1999 in the Punjabi language.[9]


  1. ^ Mcomet: "Also Called:The Atmostphere Is Right India (literal title) (English title)" Archived 14 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ 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..."
  3. ^ "Jaspal Bhatti's film premiered in Tihar jail"[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ " "Jaspal Bhatti: Sardar of satire" by Chintan Modi". Archived from the original on 12 December 2004. Retrieved 3 August 2008.
  5. ^ Daily excelsior: "Ban on Mahaul Theek Hai demanded"[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Archived 19 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Jaspal Bhatti Missing On The Small Screen"
  8. ^ PunjabiLok: "Mahaul Theek Hai broke the 33-year-old record of Punjabi films in Chandigarh alone"
  9. ^ Album listing

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