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Jai Ho! Democracy (जय हो! डेमोक्रेसी) 2015

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DirectorBikramjeet Bhullar , Ranjit Kapoor
WriterSreekanth Agneeaswaran , Bikramjeet Bhullar , Ranjit Kapoor
ProducerBikramjeet Bhullar
Music DirectorRay N. Brotherhood
CinematographyArvind Kannabiran
Film EditingRoshni D'Souza, Ashwin Hegde
Art DirectorBikramjeet Bhullar , Ranjit Kapoor
Camera Operator
Assistant Cameramen
Playback SingersWadali Brothers, Sandeep Madhavan, Vyshnav Balasubramaniam, Ray, Rebant, Dyumna, Annu Kappor, Om Puri, Grusha Kapoor Singh, Abhishek Nailwal, Ray
Character Actor/Actress
Gurdeep KaurDolly Ahluwalia
Bashir BaigAamir Bashir
Mohini DeviSeema Biswas
Major AbbasAshwin Chaddha
Lady in the MarketPriya Dixit
Gen. G.S. SandhuBenjamin Gilani
Mrs. BediRajni Gujral
Ranjit Kapoor, the writer of cult classic of 1983 - Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, and Bikramjeet Singh Bhullar decided to revisit the satirical genre with Jai Ho! Democracy, a satirical comedy reflecting the current state of political and social affairs in India. Ranjit Kapoor and his team which has Sreekanth Agneeaswaran and Bikramjeet Bhullar, had been working on this idea for two years. Their intent was to make a wholesome comedy that people could watch repeatedly, which would also serve as a mirror for our society.

Ranjit kapoor wanted to take up the challenge of showcasing good cinema without the hoopla of mega star-casts, item songs or big budgets. He chose to cast seasoned actors like Om Puri, Annu Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Seema Biswas, Adil Hussain, Dolly Ahluwalia, and many others, who have left a mark in Indian cinema and theatre with their beyond comparison acting. The film was shot in two schedules, one in Mumbai and the other in Sri Ganganagar. The film got completed in a record 28 days. Ranjit Kapoor credited his son-in-law Bikramjeet Singh, who is the co-writer, co-director and producer, with the creative process and detailing of the film.

The movie with a runtime of 85 minutes received U/A Censor Certificate. The film will hit the theatres on 24 April 2015.

In one of the interviews when Ranjit Kapoor was asked about his preference between Theatre and Film, he mentioned that he refrains from working for films because distribution companies and financers usually abstain from unique concepts and stick with commercial cinema. This hinders a lot of thought provoking cinema and great acting from reaching the audiences. In comparison, theatre gives a platform to quench the thirst of delivering unique matter to niche audience which appreciates distinctive story-lines.
Release Date24-April-2015
Budget₹3 Crore

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