Directed by David Dhawan and produced by Viacom 18 Motion
Pictures, the new Chashme Baddoor features Ali Zafar,
Siddharth, Taapsee Pannu and Divyendu Sharma in the lead
The original, produced by Gul Anand and directed by Sai
Paranjpye, revolved around three students living in Delhi -
Siddharth (Farooque Sheikh), Omi (Rakesh Bedi) and Jai (Ravi
Baswani) - and what happens when they meet Neha (Deepti
Dhawan said his film carries the same soul as the original, but
with some obvious changes.
"As far as the story is concerned, it has the soul, but that
film was made 30 years ago. It was very good that time and I have
tried that it should be good even now. It is according to today's
youth," he said.
While the original was made on a shoestring budget, the new
Chashme Baddoor is said to be an expensive movie, and also
stars Rishi Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and Anupam Kher.
On the same day, Rise Of The Zombie co-directed by
Devaki Singh and Luke Kenny, is coming out.
Featuring Luke as well as Kirti Kulhari, Ashwin Mushran and
Benjamin Gilani, the film revolves around Neil Parker, a passionate
wildlife photographer who pays more attention to his wildlife than
his human life.
As a result, his relationships with the real world suffers. When
his girlfriend walks out on him, he resigns himself to isolation
The story follows his journey into a darkness that has to be
seen to be believed.
Made on a shoestring budget of Rs 4 crore, Rise Of The
Zombie is about transformation and origin of a Zombie. The
complex past story that turns into a contemporary psychological
horror with Zombie mayhem will keep the audience on the edge of
Keeping the story simple was a challenge for the team, says
"The film is a beginning of a story. It is the first part of a
long story. It is part one of a zombie trilogy, which is going to
be coming out in the years to come," he said.
"Every story should begin in a simple way and that is what we have tried. That has been the most exciting challenge - to keep it simple," he added.