Chashme Baddoor, a Film to Watch Out For


David Dhawan returns to direction after 4 years, and what a spectacular job he has done. ‘Chashme Baddoor’ starring Taapsee, Ali Zafar, Siddharth and Divyendu Sharma has been made extremely well.

It being a remake of the 1981 classic by the same name, starring Deepti Naval and Farooq Sheikh, there was a lot of expectation from this one. But that was a classic, and this is not far behind.

The story is about three friends, Jai (Siddharth), Sid(Ali Zafar) and Omi(Divyendu Sharma) and their friendship. Sid is the innocent one, whereas the other two are much more experienced in their fields. They love each other and are tenants in the home of Ms. Josephine (Lilette Dubey). Suddenly, enters Seema (Taapsee) into the neighborhood and Omi and Jai try to hit on her. In their tussle, it is revealed that Sid has fallen in love with Seema.

The story takes on from here, and it becomes a mad ride. Ali Zafar deserves a pat on his back for his portrayal of Sid, he is in control of his character throughout the film. He even manages to make you emotional in a David Dhawan comedy, now that is definitely something worth mentioning.

Taapsee Panu is almost like a breath of fresh air. She looks perfect in her role, and is absolutely lovable in the film. Siddharth has definitely grown as an actor from his ‘Rang De Basanti’ days, and Divyendu Sharma, who rose to fame with ‘Pyar Ka Punchnama’ captures hearts once again as the new age shayar. The actors have been cast appropriately and they all manage to stand out on their own. None of the actors disappoint in their performances. The dialogues are witty and fun at the same time, and every line boasts of an underlying punch.

Although David Dhawan has taken inspiration from the original film, he has gone lighter on the serious portions. Tragedy has also been dealt with in a comical manner, thus making it a light film. Comparisons are inevitable, but Sai Paranjpye (scriptwriter of the original) has ensured that this one does not go unnoticed either. The music is catchy and mostly situation driven.

The film’s supporting cast includes Lilette Dubey, Bharti Achrekar, Anupam Kher and Rishi Kapoor. In fact, Rishi Kapoor excels in the tap dance sequence. David Dhawan has proved it once again why he is known as the King of Comedy.