Release Date : Apr 05,2013
Chashme Baddoor
Review by : Kaushik L M
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Production: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
Cast: Ali Zafar, Divyendu Sharma, Siddharth, Taapsee Pannu
Direction: David Dhawan
Screenplay: David Dhawan, Sai Paranjpye
Story: Sai Paranjpye
Music: Sajid-Wajid
Background score: Sajid-Wajid
Dialogues: Sajid - Farhad

David Dhawan, the legendary master of slapstick comedy, is back after a small hiatus with the remake of Chashme Buddoor, released in 1981. The latest version is spelt as Chashme Baddoor and introduces Taapsee Pannu to Bollywood along with a solid cast comprising Siddharth, Divyendu Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Ali Zafar, Anupam Kher and Lilette Dubey. The writer of this review hasn’t seen the original, it must be noted.

The remake is set in Goa and showcases the lives of three friends where two of them (Omi and Jai) are over-the-top, dramatic, flirty and literally create a riot in whatever they do. The third one (Sid) is a simpleton in stark comparison. When a pretty girl (Seema) enters their lives, the two flirts make all efforts to woo her but fall flat on their nose. But as fate would have it, she falls for the sweet and simple Sid and their love quickly blooms.

Do the two snubbed friends take this sportingly or do they come up with their typical pranks and try playing the spoilsport, before the inevitable happy ending? Watch the flick to find out.

The movie is a pretty enjoyable comedy all the way with Divyendu Sharma and Siddharth hogging all the limelight. While Divyendu as Omi, is always up to poems and PJs in a nonchalant style, Siddharth as Jai is filmy and plays it up all the time. Watch out for Divyendu, (earlier seen in Pyaar Ka Punchnama) a star in the making.

Rishi Kapoor as a middle-aged but single restaurateur looks pretty mean and cool with lot of tattoos and body art on him. He is seen riding a killer bike too, with fine accessories. The sunset love that blooms between him and Lilette Dubey is perked up by the boys who try to hitch them together for their own benefits. Anupam Kher has contrasting dual roles as twins and the ace actor is an expert at buffoonery as we all know.

Taapsee Pannu is typically chirpy and comes out unscathed in her debut. Ali Zafar has a casual and sometimes girly style and it goes well with the straightforward character that he plays.

The dialogues by Sajid –Farhad are the lifeline of the movie and the way Divyendu and the other actors deliver them makes it even more enjoyable. Plenty of ‘LOL’ moments for sure in this one.

The music by Sajid – Wajid offers some foot-tapping numbers like Har Ek Friend, Dhichkyaaon Doom Doom and Early Morning, and they are already popular on the tube. The cinematography and other technical aspects are par for the course.

On the whole, the movie is a nice entertainer for the summer and is worth a shot for a relieving time at the theaters with family and friends. But, the climax is flat and could have been better as more fun was expected. Anyway fans that are used to David Dhawan’s movies won’t be disappointed.

Verdict: Plenty of gags guaranteed.