life and career
Here's a director who never fails to tickle our funny bones and is the mind behind some of the movies we watch for a dose a laughter. A well-known Malayalam cinema director, his first Bollywood film was 'Gardish'. While his second outing 'Virasat' brought to him the much-required recognition, it was the laughter riot and cult-classic 'Hera Pheri' which established him as the most sought-after directors of Bollywood. Since then, there has been no looking back for the director; who has made the audiences laugh time and again with movies like 'Yeh Teras Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar', 'Hungama', 'Hulchul', 'Garam Masala', 'Malamaal Weekly', 'Bhool Bhulaiyya', 'Billu' and 'De Dana Dan'. While all his movies of the comic genre have been big hits, his experimentation with different genres with movies like 'Aakrosh' and 'Rangrezz' got him a lot of critical acclaim but were box office failures.