Chashme Budoor – three dudes and a dame

Chashme Baddoor 2013Chashme Baddoor (English translation: Far be the evil eye) is a 2013 Bollywood adult comedy film directed by David Dhawan. The film stars Ali Zafar, Siddharth, Taapsee Pannu and Divyendu Sharma in lead roles. It is a remake of the 1981 film by the same name starring Farooque Shaikh and Dipti Naval.

The movie follows Sid (Ali Zafar), Jai (Siddharth Narayan), and Omi (Divyendu Sharma), three friends living in Goa, India. Omi and Jai spend much of their lives womanizing and having a largely carefree existence. This is contrasted by Sid, who lives his life more simply and humbly than his roommates. Their friendship is later challenged when Sid wins the heart of Seema (Taapsee Pannu), a woman that Jai and Omi had been pursuing. Jealous of Sid’s romantic success, Jai and Omi pledge to break the two of them apart.

Initial reviews indicate that the remake is not as good as the original. However, it might worth the watch to see it in a modern context and David Dhawan’s panache for comedy.

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