Original 'Himmatwala' stills: Garish makeup, melodrama, bad acting- do we really need a remake?

Movies | | March 25, 2013, 6:30 pm
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As Sajid Khan gears up with his remake of 1980s blockbuster film 'Himmatwala', we take a look at some of the stills from the original film which starred Jeetendra and Sridevi in the lead roles.

As Sajid Khan gears up with his remake of 1980s blockbuster film 'Himmatwala', we take a look at some of the stills from the original film which starred Jeetendra and Sridevi in the lead roles.

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The 1983 action-drama feature film was directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and was itself a remake of a telugu film 'Ooriki Monagadu'.

The 1983 action-drama feature film was directed by K. Raghavendra Rao and was itself a remake of a telugu film 'Ooriki Monagadu'.

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The film had some iconic songs called 'Naino Mein Sapna' and 'Taaki' in it.

The film had some iconic songs called 'Naino Mein Sapna' and 'Taaki' in it.

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The film established Sridevi's career in Bollywood.

The film established Sridevi's career in Bollywood.

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Colourful props, loud makeup and story of revenge- 'Himmatwala' was an out an out masala film.

Colourful props, loud makeup and story of revenge- 'Himmatwala' was an out an out masala film.

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The film is ruled by an oppressive man called Sher Singh Bandookwala (Amjad Khan) who had humiliated Ravi's father and thrown him out of the village.

The film is ruled by an oppressive man called Sher Singh Bandookwala (Amjad Khan) who had humiliated Ravi's father and thrown him out of the village.

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Sridevi played Rekha Bandookwala, Amjad Khan's daughter in the film.

Sridevi played Rekha Bandookwala, Amjad Khan's daughter in the film.

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Sridevi played a rich spoilt brat who initially hates Ravi but eventually falls in love with him.

Sridevi played a rich spoilt brat who initially hates Ravi but eventually falls in love with him.

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Jeetendra played the character of Ravi Murti, an engineer who comes back to his village to seek revenge for his father.

Jeetendra played the character of Ravi Murti, an engineer who comes back to his village to seek revenge for his father.

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A still from the iconic song 'Naino Mein Sapna'.

A still from the iconic song 'Naino Mein Sapna'.

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Sridevi and Shoma Anand in a still from 'Himmatwala'.

Sridevi and Shoma Anand in a still from 'Himmatwala'.

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Waheeda Rehman played Jeetendra's mother in the film.

Waheeda Rehman played Jeetendra's mother in the film.

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The film also featured Kader Khan, Arun Govil, Swarup Sampat and Asrani.

The film also featured Kader Khan, Arun Govil, Swarup Sampat and Asrani.

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In the remake, Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah will reprise Jeetendra and Sridevi's role respectively.

In the remake, Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah will reprise Jeetendra and Sridevi's role respectively.