With remakes flooding Hindi cinema, what we expect is the reiteration of the old story. However, with the changing times, the story does change. The characters are added or substracted and/or there is a huge dimensional change in their characterization. With one of the most epic Bachchan films being remade, we take a sneakpeek at the characters :
ACP Vijay Khanna
A young and dynamic cop who rose to the ranks of an ACP quite early in his career. But he also holds the record of maximum transfers because of his short tempered nature.He is a man of few words and suffices through his actions. Adamant and honest, many times he crosses the line of the law to maintain the law. But he never regrets it and believes that it is better to changethe profession than to change his methods. He has lived alone for a major portion of his life which makes him socially awkward. He is an individual who is ready to be broken but not ready to bend or stoop.
An NRI smitten by Bollywood and Indian weddings. Full of life, she leads it at the spur of moment. These characteristics brought her to her first visit in India. She is a typical daddy’s girl who is pampered all her life. Naïve and innocent, she takes people at face value. She gets over reactive and verbose when nervous or scared.She is blunt but not hurtful in nature. The only reason for such behavior is that she cannot restrain her emotions. All in all she can be summed up as an 18 year old girl trapped in a 28 year old body.
He can be described in two words: guts and glory. His name matches his personality. His name is enough to send shivers down people’s spine. Hailing from a Muslim dominated area of Mumbai, he is a goon with a golden heart. He runs his illicit business (trading in illegal cars for election rallies) with principles.People who know him swear by his honesty as well his ferocity. He is a man for who promise precedes in value more than anything else.He is a shield for a friend and sword for an enemy. It was only his friendship with Vijay that transformed him and his belief system.
A ruthless mafia who stepped on many graves including his mentor’s to reach the highest pedestal. Under the pretext of severallegal businesses, he has flourished his oil smuggling business. He started as a small henchman to a local goon in 80’s and rose to become the biggest oil mafia in the country. As much as he appears to be polished from outside, he is a rut from within.
Teja’s love cum lust interest. If seduction was a sport, she would win the world championship. Despite being almost half of Teja’s age, she doesn’t mind a relationship with him since she enjoys all the luxuries a woman yearns for but mostly never earns in her life. She is a brunette in appearance and blonde in characteristic. Her only two activities are to look pretty and pacify Teja.
A rare believer of meaningful journalism in the modern age. He is a crime reporter who would fade out but not sell out. He would put his life at stake but not the truth. He is a man who is fighting the system with his pen. His efforts are only driven towards exposing and terminating the oil mafias from the economy.