Subhash Kapoor

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Subhash Kapoor
Born New Delhi India
Occupation film director, film producer, screenwriter
Years active 1990s

Subhash Kapoor is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. He was a political journalist, and later became known for directing the satirical comical dramas like Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010),Jolly LLB (2013) and Jolly LLB 2(2017).


After completing his MA degree in Hindi literature,[1] Kapoor started his career as a political journalist in Delhi in the 1990s covering North India, thereafter when his short film got him acclaim in 2001, he started making commercial short films, documentaries and ad films, eventually shifting base to Mumbai in 2006.[1][2][3]

Film director[edit]

In 2007, Kapoor made his feature film directorial debut with Say Salaam India. The film failed at the box office,[4] In 2010, he directed his second venture, a satire Phas Gaye Re Obama, which featured many comedians. The film managed to do well in India, and received critical acclaim as well as commercial success.[5][6] Due to the surprise success of the film, Kapoor began writing his next project. In 2013, it was announced that Kapoor's next project is titled Jolly LLB and features Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao and Boman Irani. It is a courtroom drama with an comical touch. The film was released on 15 March 2013.[7] He's also the director for Jolly LLB's sequel, Jolly LLB 2 which starred Akshay Kumar.

On 1 March 2013, it was also announced that Subhash Kapoor has been roped in to direct the third Munnabhai film with Vidhu Vinod Chopra as the producer. The film is currently under the title of Munnabhai Chale Delhi, and is expected to go on floors late 2018/19 hopefully.

In February 2014, Actress Geetika Tyagi uploaded a video on YouTube in which she was seen slapping the director.[8] She also leveled molestation charges on him.[9] She later clarified that it was the case of Subhash Kapoor forcing himself on her and dragging her during a party held over a year ago.[10] Kapoor was arrested and released on bail for the same.[11][12]




  1. ^ a b "Bach Gaye Re Kapoor: Now that Phas Gaye Re Obama (PGRO) is a certified hit, here's a profile of its multitasking maker – Subhash Kapoor". Mumbai Miroor. 2010-12-17.
  2. ^ "Indian courtrooms seriously funny: Subhash Kapoor". 15 February 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Unwind with Obama". The Hindu. 3 December 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Phas Gaye Re Obama's a comedy out of anger". The Times of India. 3 Feb 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  5. ^ "The A-Team". Indian Express. 15 Dec 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Obama Rocks". 7 Dec 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2013.
  7. ^ "High court refuses to stay release of Jolly LLB". NDTV Movies. 6 Mar 2013.
  8. ^ "Watch Video: Actress Geetika Tyagi slapping Director Subhash Kapoor". Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Jolly LLB Director Subhash Kapoor accused of Molestation". Indian Express. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Geetika Tyagi says that Slap Incident wasn't a Casting Couch Case". IANS. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Geetika Tyagi molestation case: Director Subhash Kapoor arrested". mid-day. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
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