The charm of Sai Paranjpye’s Chashme Buddoor remains intact even today, 32 years since it first released in 1981. The original film’s restored version opens at cinemas this weekend – alongside David Dhawan’s remake – and shows you just why it’s a comedy that never gets old.
Watch that charming scene in which two strangers make a connection over detergent powder and a bucket of soap bubbles. There was an honest simplicity in everything from the romance between Siddharth (Farooque Shaikh) and Neha (Deepti Naval), to Jai and Omi’s attempts to split them up.
This is cinematic nostalgia at its best… It’s true what they say — they don’t make ’em like they used to.