Chashme Buddoor

Had a chance to revisit this delightful rip roaring comedy from Sai Paranjpe made in 1981 starring Farooque Shaikh, Ravi Baswani, Rakesh Bedi, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey among others.

They don’t make movies like these any more. This, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Chupke Chupke, Padosan are all genres mostly forgotten by today’s film makers. This is super light hearted comedy. Three friends share a room, one is studious, the other two are mostly interested in chasing girls and seeing dramas. Two of them Omi (Rakesh Bedi) and Jomo (Ravi Baswani) spy a girl in the neighbourhood, both chase her with shameful results.

Later Neha (Deepti Naval in a beautiful role) knocks on Sidharth (Farooque Shaikh) door to sell washing powder. They fall in love unknown to both Omi and Jomo. Meanwhile spate of kidnappings is taking place in the city for which the police have no clue whatsoever. Sidharth gets a job in a firm.

Misunderstanding strikes between the friends and the man loses his love only to regain it at the end in a enthralling climax. Lovely movie to watch with family any time and many times. Superb acting by all the stars – late Farooque, Rakesh Bedi, late Ravi Baswani and Saeed Jaffrey and most beautiful acting by Deepti Naval. She is such a fine actor, Sai Paranjape has pulled a miracle out of her hat. This is a timeless classic.

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