A lively comedy, representing the innocence and pure fun of that period. That needs to be recaptured. Our comedies today are loud, the gags seem to be taken from WhatsApp jokes – there is nothing fresh.
Although was rooted in its time, it was also very prescient of the things it said about commodification of culture, creativity not being recognised, poverty – the issues a newly independent nation faced. All those issues are still relevant. But I wouldn’t want it remade because we don’t have a Guru Dutt today.