Flashback: Cult classic 'Chashme Baddoor', the original stills
April 1, 2013, 4:46 pm
As David Dhawan gears up to release the remake of Sai Paranjpye's classic comedy 'Chashme Baddoor', we re visit the original film which has now been digitally restored and will be releasing on the same day as the remake.
The film released in 1981 and starred Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Ravi Baswani, Rakesh Bedi and Saeed Jaffrey.
Set in Delhi, the film narrated the story of three friends- Siddharth, Omi and Jai and their individual tryst with a new girl in their neighbourhood, Neha.
While Shaikh played a serious Siddharth who fell head over heels in love with Neha (Naval), Baswani and Bedi played two good for nothing fellows who chased women.
In the film, Naval played a salesgirl of Chamko detergent powder.
Farooq Shaikh and Deepti Naval starred in several films together in the 1980s.
Sai Paranjpye's film is a buddy romance comedy and is still considered as one the cult classics.
The film was based in Delhi and was extensively shot in the capital.
As part of PVR's Director's Rare, the cult classic will be re-released on 5 April, 2013.
Interestingly, the film had a different ending but was changed on the behest of producer Gul Anand who thought the previous one was not commercially viable.
While most of the original cast is still alive, actor Ravi Baswani who played the filmy Jai in the film, is no more.
Saeed Jaffery and Farooq Shaikh in a still from Sai Paranjpye's 'Chashme Baddoor'.
Deepti Naval and Farooq Shaikh recently re-united on screen in 'Listen..Amaya' after 22 years.
Filmmaker Sai Paranjpye's other notable works include films like 'Sparsh' and 'Katha'.
This is the first time in the history of Indian cinema that the original and the remake will be released on the same day.