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Wednesday, Dec 08, 2021
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Movie Review

Chashme Baddoor

Looks set to hit the box-office bull’s eye even though some of us may keep missing the original.

Chashme Baddoor
Chashme Baddoor
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Starring: Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Taapsee Pannu, Divyendu Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher
Directed by David Dhawan
Rating: **

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.

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