Re­mak­ing a clas­sic is risky busi­ness. The copy rarely lives up to the orig­i­nal, com­par­isons are in­evitable and fans don’t for­give you. But that hasn’t stopped film-mak­ers: Vashu Bhag­nani is re­mak­ing two of his hits – (1997) and (1998), and Pari­neeti Chopr

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Hr­ishikesh Mukher­jee’s clas­sic com­edy was sub­tle and had a del­i­cate sen­si­bil­ity – some­thing which is lost in con­tem­po­rary come­dies. end up fall­ing in love with en­tirely dif­fer­ent peo­ple. It’s a modern take on love, but not a well-known film. It could be worth repli­cat­ing.

One iden­ti­fies with this film, its char­ac­ters, the tone and tenor, so closely – whether it’s Ashok Ku­mar, Amol Palekar or Vidya Sinha. Palekar plays a typ­i­cal mid­dle-class bum­bling hero and Ashok Ku­mar is a ’70s Dr Love. I can’t imag­ine any­one else play­ing them the way they did.

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