One of the most exciting reinterpretations of an iconic offering from Hindi cinema and featuring the hallmark characteristics of another screen classic, comedy maestro David Dhawan’s modern-day retelling of Chashme Baddoor releases in the UK on 5th April 2013, presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Tip Top Entertainment.
A laugh-out-loud, family entertainer that will appeal of cinemagoers of all ages, Chashme Baddoor is a fresh re-working of one of 80’s Hindi cinema’s most delightful screen gems, presenting a riotous comedy that is sure to engage a new generation of fans as well as charming older audiences as it pays homage to one of the most nostalgic and defining genres and films of Indian cinema over the decades.
Featuring the bright young things of Bollywood’s next generation of acting talent, Chashme Baddoor stars the industry’s most handsome new leading man, the multi-talented Ali Zafar, alongside former model and emerging starlet, Taapsee Pannu, and rising stars Siddharth and Divyendu Sharma. Joining the new generation on screen is a wealth of seasoned veterans including Rishi Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Anupam Kher and Lilette Dubey.
Chashme Baddoor has been re-written by the lauded director of the original version, Sai Paranjpye, with master of comedy David Dhawan crafting another comedy gem with his inimitable directorial prowess. Set against a breezy Goa backdrop, the film is perfectly complemented by an infectious, upbeat musical score courtesy of composing duo Sajid Wajid, with Ali Zafar lending his hypnotising vocals to the sing-out-loud soundtrack.
Synopsis: Siddharth (Sid), Jai and Omi (Ali Zafar, Siddharth and Divyendu Sharma respectively) live together in a small house in Goa. Large on life, the only thing that motivates Omi and Jai are the women in Goa, while Sid lives a modest, straight-laced life.
The two womanising slackers attempt to woo the new girl in the neighbourhood, Seema (Taapsee Pannu), deciding to seduce her in their own, rogue-ish ways. But this is not what they tell Sid and they both wax lyrical about their romantic conquests with the new girl in town.
Sid, a shy, intelligent and mild-mannered boy, is unaware of their conquests, more interested in his books and mapping a great life ahead for himself. Unbeknownst to Omi and Jai, he meets Seema himself, they become friends and, over time, Seema falls in love with this quiet, sensitive boy. When Omi and Jai get to know about the relationship, they fear Sid will come to know about their lie and decide to confess that they both previously dated Seema. Shocked to realise the girl he loves is a flirt, Sid breaks up with Seema.
Jai and Omi are relieved for some time, but on seeing Sid depressed and retreating into a shell, they feel the need to come clean about what really happened with Seema. Outraged by their behaviour, he attempts to patch things up with the girl he still loves, but Seema wants nothing more to do with him.
Enter Omi and Jai to the rescue, teaming up with Seema’s grandmother to hatch a plan to masquerade as kidnappers and kidnap Seema. As Siddharth steps in to save her, the plan takes an undesired turn in a wholly different direction!
Prepare to fall in love with 2013’s most charming romantic comedy as Chashme Baddoor releases in the UK on 5th April, presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Tip Top Entertainment.