Starring: Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Taapsee Pannu, Divyendu Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher
Directed by David Dhawan
Besides the “a” replacing the “u”, there were bound to be significant departures in the new Chashme Baddoor from the old Chashme Buddoor. The most obvious is the loss of a sense of place. The very real Dilli of yore is replaced by a plastic, artificial Goa. The detailing and irreverence make way for smart-aleck jokes and one-liners. Dhawan takes the broad framework and theme of the original (of friendships, jealousies and presumed betrayals), retains some situations and twists and then adds some of his own. Result: a film that manages to work with today’s audience, looks set to hit the box-office bull’s eye even though some of us may keep missing the original.