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Chashme Baddoor

 

Hindi, Comedy, Drama, 2013, Color







Watching the original and the remake back to back highlights just how irrelevant David Dhawan's Chashme Baddoor is. The original film's gentle humor and intelligent treatment of a simple tale is in stark contrast to a plot-less and over-the-top telling of its remake.

The plan, it seems, is to take out the best elements of the film, plug it in with 'contemporary humor' - cue bawdy humor and random, ridiculous dialogue trying to be funny, and failing - and release it. One of the best scenes was when Farooque Shaikh and Deepti Naval blushingly admit how each contributed to their coming together after their first meeting, and that it wasn't just a coincidence. It is a superbly setup and executed scene, and represents all good that this film stands for. It of course is completely missing, essentially because it was not possible for the makers to incorporate it in any way; it was too good for the writers to adapt.

The dialogue grates; it's perhaps ok to use nonsensical lines like "if you can't change the girl, change the girl" occasionally, say with a specific character. But if everyone starts talking like this, it becomes rubbish very quickly. With a comedy like this, it comes down to the actors. Divyendu and Siddharth are very good, and give life to their characters. Siddharth in particular excels in the role of the over the top, filmy Jomo, delivering an unabashed performance. Ali Zafar is underwhelming, as in fact is the rest of the cast. They are mostly undone by the writing, the single reason that this film does not work.

There is so much to love in the detailing of the original - friends wearing each other's shirts, cigarettes pretty much being a character role, the inexplicably generously Lallan mian, outstandingly satirical songs, and of course Chamko. The 2013 version is not made with the same love and intelligence, and comes of tasteless in comparison. Since you have the choice, watch Sai Paranjpye's Chashme Buddoor if you can. Bar bar, lagaatar.


Upperstall review by: Mr Care





 

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