Flashback: Cult classic 'Chashme Baddoor', the original stills

Movies | | April 1, 2013, 4:46 pm
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While Shaikh played a serious Siddharth who fell head over heels in love with Neha (Naval), Baswani and Bedi played two good for nothing fellows who chased women.

While Shaikh played a serious Siddharth who fell head over heels in love with Neha (Naval), Baswani and Bedi played two good for nothing fellows who chased women.

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In the film, Naval played a salesgirl of Chamko detergent powder.

In the film, Naval played a salesgirl of Chamko detergent powder.

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As David Dhawan gears up to release the remake of Sai Paranjpye's classic comedy 'Chashme Baddoor', we re visit the original film which has now been digitally restored and will be releasing on the same day as the remake.

As David Dhawan gears up to release the remake of Sai Paranjpye's classic comedy 'Chashme Baddoor', we re visit the original film which has now been digitally restored and will be releasing on the same day as the remake.

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The film released in 1981 and starred Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Ravi Baswani, Rakesh Bedi and Saeed Jaffrey.

The film released in 1981 and starred Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Ravi Baswani, Rakesh Bedi and Saeed Jaffrey.

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Farooq Shaikh and Deepti Naval starred in several films together in the 1980s.

Farooq Shaikh and Deepti Naval starred in several films together in the 1980s.

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Sai Paranjpye's film is a buddy romance comedy and is still considered as one the cult classics.

Sai Paranjpye's film is a buddy romance comedy and is still considered as one the cult classics.

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The film was based in Delhi and was extensively shot in the capital.

The film was based in Delhi and was extensively shot in the capital.

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Interestingly, the film had a different ending but was changed on the behest of producer Gul Anand who thought the previous one was not commercially viable.

Interestingly, the film had a different ending but was changed on the behest of producer Gul Anand who thought the previous one was not commercially viable.

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While most of the original cast is still alive, actor Ravi Baswani who played the filmy Jai in the film, is no more.

While most of the original cast is still alive, actor Ravi Baswani who played the filmy Jai in the film, is no more.

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Filmmaker Sai Paranjpye's other notable works include films like 'Sparsh' and 'Katha'.

Filmmaker Sai Paranjpye's other notable works include films like 'Sparsh' and 'Katha'.

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Deepti Naval and Farooq Shaikh recently re-united on screen in 'Listen..Amaya' after 22 years.

Deepti Naval and Farooq Shaikh recently re-united on screen in 'Listen..Amaya' after 22 years.

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This is the first time in the history of Indian cinema that the original and the remake will be released on the same day.

This is the first time in the history of Indian cinema that the original and the remake will be released on the same day.

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Saeed Jaffery and Farooq Shaikh in a still from Sai Paranjpye's 'Chashme Baddoor'.

Saeed Jaffery and Farooq Shaikh in a still from Sai Paranjpye's 'Chashme Baddoor'.

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As part of PVR's Director's Rare, the cult classic will be re-released on 5 April, 2013.

As part of PVR's Director's Rare, the cult classic will be re-released on 5 April, 2013.

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Set in Delhi, the film narrated the story of three friends- Siddharth, Omi and Jai and their individual tryst with a new girl in their neighbourhood, Neha.

Set in Delhi, the film narrated the story of three friends- Siddharth, Omi and Jai and their individual tryst with a new girl in their neighbourhood, Neha.