Arshad is a perfect fit for the role, a small town lawyer trying to fit into the Delhi courts. A still from the film.
The film is based on the filmmaker's own experiences of court-rooms and judges. A still from the film.
The director had the opportunity to witness many while working as a journalist in Delhi and the episodes were far removed from the solemn sessions depicted in Bollywood films. A still from the film.
During his days as a journalist he had the opportunity to see many court-proceedings and hung out with a lot of lawyers and it is quite unlike the cliched Bollywood idea, with the judge saying 'Order Order'. A still from the film.
The judges sometimes mixed up cases and the verdict for one was delivered at another, the filmmaker said. A still from the film.
Arshad Warsi stepped in to star in Subhash Kapoor's 'Jolly LLB' after superstar Shah Rukh Khan showed less interest in the film. A still from the film.
Directed by Subhash, the film revolves around Arshad, a small town lawyer. The film also stars Boman Irani as a lawyer and has Amrita Rao playing Arshad's love interest. A still from the film.
A still from the film. While the trailer looks promising, we have to wait and see if the Arshad-Boman magic will work once more.
The third outing of 'Phas Gaye Re Obama' director Subhash Kapoor, the satire will take a look at the haloed courts of justice and the hilarity of their daily going-ons. A still from the film.
After playing an entire spectrum of crooks, from the gold loving Circuit to Babban who prefers women, Arshad Warsi is set to step into the black coats of a lawyer in his upcoming film 'Jolly LLB'. A still from the film.
Bollywood 'badshah' Shah Rukh Khan himself was reportedly in the running for the role but now the 'Munna Bhai' star has been chosen by the director. A still from the film.
He made his directorial debut with the 2007 dud 'Say Salaam India' but all changed with his second 'Phas Gaye Re Obama'. A still from the film.
He looks the part and has proved with his previous work that he can easily match the mannerisms and body language too, Kapoor said. A still from the film.
The film which revolved around a small-town mafia reeling under the effects of the global recession, received critical and commercial success. A still from the film.
The lawyers came up with the silliest objections and received some funny put-downs. A still from the film.
A court-room is the perfect setting for a comedy, said the former-hack and filmmaker. A still from the film.
Kapoor's 'filmi' dreams took him to Mumbai from the courts of the capital city, but he got off to a bad start. A still from the film.
But it was 'Jolly LLB' which was conceptualised before 'Phas Gaye'. A still from the film.
And it changed the entire equation for Kapoor, who had the producers now lined up and ready to make 'Jolly LLB'. A still from the film.
'Phas Gaye' came in a year when a lot of big budget films flopped and it was a very different film which went on to succeed. A still from the film.