Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Divyendu Sharma, Taapsee Pannu and Rishi Kapoor
March 22, 2013 03:45:34 PM IST By Rafat, Glamsham Editorial
Once the king of comedy, David Dhawan, is going through a lean phase with his last big hit PARTNER in 2007! But looks like things will be back on track for the director with his next, CHASHME BADDOOR which happens to be a remake of the iconic hit film of the same name. Music of David's films has always been very entertaining and has garnered popularity, especially amongst the masses and youth. So let's check out if it happens this time too, with the aid of his trusted lieutenants, Sajid-Wajid.
First up is 'Har Ek Friend Kamina Hota Hai', a song that has already attracted attention because of its' addictive rhythm and humorous hook line, 'Har ek friend' borrowed from the famous cell-phone ad jingle, 'Har ek friend zaroori hota hai'. Rendered by the versatile Sonu Nigam whose emotive vocals and voice modulations are just right and suited to the theme of the movie. Helping the cause further are the apt lyrics by Kausar Munir that are superbly situational and a mirror of the characters of the lead protagonists.
Next up, 'Dhichkyaaon Doom Doom', by Ali Zafar and Shreya Ghoshal, is a light 'chhed-chaad' or 'nok-jhonk' song between the two lead protagonists. The tune has its inspiration from quite a few of RD Burman's numbers like 'Chura Liya Hai' and even the arrangements hark back to the good old days of the seventies. Neelesh's lyrics are funny and very identifiable and the youth will definitely give it a thumps up.
There is a second version with Wajid and Shreya and it's not much different from the first.
The twist comes when his kamine friends decide to break their relationship.
Rishi Kapoor as Joseph and Lillete Dubey as Josephine too have a role that begins with a bang, but ends with a whimper.
About Dhawan, you can say that he is back with a vengeance as the first 45 minutes are a laugh riot. But as the film crosses over after half-time, he drags a bit with some 'over-the-top' gags that are a bit difficult to digest. Like the filmy scene in the end engineered by Nani, Omi and Jai and also the track where Joseph and Josephine are fed lies about each other by Jai and Omi. Then there is also that unnecessary scene where Josephine goes with a detergent to Joseph's house. All these take off the sting of the punch delivered by Dhawan early on. As for the first song, it is pure noise!
In future, I hope a regulatory body [in its bid to protect the creativity of old] is set up to screen remakes. I also hope there is a huge fee on making remakes which would automatically deter producers from venturing into tampering with classics.
I was particularly intrigued by Asha Bhosle's quote during the release of her debut film MAI, a few months ago. When quizzed about remixes she had said: 'No matter how many films are remade and songs remixed, the original is the best and is always remembered.'
Cheers to the filmmakers of old... And to the new age gurus, I would like to request them to dig deep into their resources; a classic or two is residing somewhere down there. Don't take the shorter route for a creative high.