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
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.