Movie: Chashme Baddor

Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Lilette Dubey, Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Divyendu Sharma, Taapsee Pannu and Anupam Kher

Director: David Dhawan

Jagran Rating: Average

Story Line: The much-awaited remake of the 1981 classic Chashme Baddoor has hit the theater today. The most important thing is that the movie has the same yesteryear’s plot. Like Sai Paranjpye story, starring Farooq Shaikh, Ravi Baswani, Rakesh Bedi and Deepti Naval, the new version of the movie is also the story of three roommates-cum-friends Sid (Ali Zafar), Jai (Siddharth Narayan), and Omi (Divyendu Sharma) living in Goa. Omi and Jai live a carefree life and off course are big-time womanizers.

In contrast to their roomies, Sid is a decent and humble guy. The story takes a twist after the entry of Seema (Taapsee Pannu). Jai and Omi make all efforts to get her attention, however, Sid gets successful in winning Seema’s heart which creates a sense of jealously and rivalry in the minds of Jai and Omi. The two decide to break up their friendship intentionally.

Adding a dollop of spice to the original script is the unscheduled love angle between Rishi Kapoor and Lilette Dubey. Lallan Miya (Saeed Jaffrey), who played Rishi's character in Paranjpye's film would have loved that. Both Kapoor and Dubey make their onscreen romance look warm, cuddlesome and credible.

Thumbs Up:  David Dhawan's new-age interpretation of the 1981 film moves far away from the original creating for itself a new pathway of laughter and hilarity without showing any disrespect to the source material. Ali, Divyendu and Siddharth's audacious antics, with Rishi Kapoor and Lilette Dubey's age-defying romance thrown in for added measure, make the trio of girl-crazy heroes in Paranjpye's film look like angels. This is David Dhawan's wickedest comedy of one-upmanship since "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi". You can't miss it. The attention-grabbing chest-thumping gibberish-spewing rowdy boyz won't let you down.

David Dhawan has once again created his magic of making audiences laugh till end with great piece of direction and various double meaning dialogues. You will surely feel the touch of real bachelor;s life in the movie presented in a generation next style.

Thumbs Down: The Chashme Baddoor of 1981 was not a path-breaking plot. The film bears the Dhawan-Govinda stamp all over, and could’ve been just another one of his slapstick comedies with any other name, although the plot is more or less similar to the original.

Chashme Baddoor is typically a David Dhawan style flick; it can tickle your funny bones but may disappoint you if you keep sticking the old classic version close to your heart.


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