Press Trust of India
March 22, 2013 13:02 IST
Arshad Warsi plays the role of a lawyer in the film Jolly LLB.
Basking in the glory of success
of his recent release Jolly LLB, actor Arshad Warsi says
such films create a name in the international market.
Jolly LLB is a satire on the legal system in the
country. The subject has been dealt in a humorous way by
director Subhash Kapoor through two lawyers, played by Arshad
Warsi and Boman Irani.
Released on March 15, the film has reportedly earned
Rs 18 crore at the box office.
"I am happy with the response. I am happier as good
and sensible films have been liked by the audience - be it
mine or of others. I really liked Kai Po Che!, Barfi!,
Paan Singh Tomar and feel that these films are progressive
and create a name in international market," Arshad said in an
"I think these kind of films, including Jolly LLB,
must do well and it also leads to filmmakers showing faith in
good and innovative concepts," he said.
Arshad admitted he had not expected the film to do so
well at the box office.
"I had trust in the film and was aware that it will
turn out to be good. But was not aware how much people will
like it. Our audience have always liked good films and I had
trust in them," he said.
"I thought this film will be critically appreciated
and not thought about box office success. This kind of
response I had not expected. I am happy with it," he added.
Arshad feels the credit of the film's success should
go to the director, Subhash, who made Phas Gaya Re Obama
"I will give credit to Subhash. I am an actor, all I
can do is act better. The credit goes to the director as he
has written a good film, good characters and packaged it
nicely," he said.
The film brings to notice how the judiciary functions
but in a lighter way and Arshad feels to conveying a subject
or a issue in a lighter vein is a good combination.
"I feel a story must touch the heart of the audience.
Comedy is a profound thing, so if you convey something
important in a lighter way, it is remembered. It is a natural
phenomenon. But it is difficult to write such films and that
is why few people write it," he said.