Not many will be aware of a film, PARDA HAI PARDA, directed by K Bapiah that released in 1992. Starring Chunky Pandey, Meena, late Laxmikant Berde and Kiran Kumar, it failed at the box-office. It was based on a Malayalam film, IN HARIHAR NAGAR, just like the Priyadarshan directed DHOL.
However, Priyan's movie is quite different from PARDA HAI PARDA. In fact, he has taken that part of the plot where a sister comes to a city in search of a wife for her brother. The film, through several comic situations, turns into a thriller, in which a 'dhol' (drum) becomes an important instrument that everyone wants to get.
DHOL starring Tusshar Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Khemu, Tanushree Dutta and Rajpal Yadav, hits the theaters across India today.