The late veteran actor and director, Satish Kaushik, is known for his roles in some of Bollywood’s most iconic films. Kaushik’s journey in the industry dates back to 1979 when he came to Mumbai with dreams of becoming an actor. He began his career as an actor before moving on to become a director, producer, comedian, and screenwriter. Despite being primarily recognized for his comedic roles, Satish made ground-breaking appearances in films like Brick Lane (2003) and Calcutta Mail (2003).
The actor’s extensive filmography spans decades, platforms, and genres, and has irrevocably shaped Indian cinema. You can watch some of his best performances on video streaming apps, where you can access the latest movies, TV shows, and series online. Here are the 5 best movies and web series of the actor.
1. Country Mafia
Country Mafia follows the lives of two siblings, Anshumaan Pushkar (Jamtara fame) and Soundarya Sharma. Their dreams of becoming IAS officers are dashed when their father is stabbed to death by the area’s liquor baron, Babban. Kaushik’s performance as Mahant is so convincing that it’s clear the actor had fun on-screen. Mahant is a godman, but because of his sinful deeds, he is pitted against a family with a fiery matriarch (Anita Raaj). The web series joins the growing list of dark and gritty revenge stories from India’s heartland, ticking many boxes.
The film was Satish’s last directorial, a biographical drama released in 2021. It is a satirical comedy about the common man’s struggles. Kaagaz follows the journey of Lal Bihari (Pankaj Tripathi), who was wrongly declared dead on paper. What follows is an uproarious but deeply symbolic tale of a man who strives to prove his existence. Satish also plays the role of an advocate who helped Lal Bihari fight his case against the government. The movie is accessible online on ZEE5. With the app, you also get to stream TV shows and movies effortlessly.
The social drama stars Kaushik as Ratan Lamba, owner of a condom factory. Chhatriwali’s plot revolves around a young woman (Rakul Preet) who takes a job at a condom manufacturing company. Initially averse to the idea, she soon develops a personal goal of educating young minds about contraception. Chhatriwali also stars Sumeet Vyas in a crucial role. Chhatriwali talks about the taboos of sexual health and is an entertaining watch.
4. Bloody Brothers
A late-night hit-and-run, the death of an elderly man, and an ill-advised act of concealment throw the lives of Jaggi and Daljeet, into disarray. The protagonists of Bloody Brothers struggle to keep their wits about them while trying to conceal their actions from everyone. Satish plays the role of Handa, a money-laundering mafia boss who blackmails the brothers to get his work done. The veteran actor injects sly humor into his performance.
5. Tere Naam
Tere Naam, starring Salman Khan, was a big hit when it came out. The film is directed by Kaushik. It revolves around Radhe Mohan (Salman Khan), a rowdy, chaotic man who finds redemption when he uses his violence against sex offenders and other criminals. When he develops feelings for the innocent Nirjara (Bhoomika Chawla), things become complicated because he will do anything to win her affection.