Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sai Paranjpye was sublime in Chasme Badoor.

Sai Paranjpye was sublime in Chasme Badoor.

Director Sai Paranjpye was sublime in the film Chasme Baddoor. Sai Paranjpye carried forward the neo-film revolution that was started by Shyam Benegal, Govind Nihalini and others. The film was released in 1981. Farooq Sheikh, Ravi Vaswani and Rakesh Bedi were three friends of Delhi University.

Deepti Naval came in their life. Farooq Sheikh completed MA in Economics and was preparing for PhD. Both Ravi Vaswani and Rakesh Bedi went to Deepti Naval’s house but failed to impress her. Deepti Naval came to Farooq Sheikh’s house to advertise Champo Washing Powder.

Deepti Naval’s father gave employment to Farooq Sheikh in his office. Both of them almost got engaged, when Ravi Vaswani and Rakesh Bedi betrayed Farooq Sheikh and tried to end the romantic relationship. The music in the film was impressive. Yesu Das, Haimanti Shukhla and others sang notable songs in the film.

At the end of the film a artificial kidnapping scene was hatched up and the marriage actually took place. All the actors including Saeed Jaffery and Lila Mishra were excellent. Farooq Sheikh and Deepti Naval formed a very impressive pair of actor and actress who featured in other landmark films like Katha, Kisi Se Na Kahe Na, etc.

In the early 80s, the viewers of bollywood films had the taste and patience to appreciate parallel films and refined commercial films having leading performances from the intellectual actors and actresses like Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Smita Patil, Shabana Azmi, Farooq Sheikh, Deepti Naval and others. The Chasme Baddoor should be restored.

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