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Chashme Baddoor 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 released on April 5, 2013 and is a remake of the 1981 film of same name.Wikipedia

Chashme Baddoor Reviews


Like junk food, it has no nutritional value. But an occasional bite doesn't hurt.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express


Why remake a classic if you can't improve upon it? Truly bad-door.

Anupama Chopra
Hindustan Times


Chashme Buddoor delivers the occasional laugh but the level of the joke is someone slapping someone else or a tired Bollywood reference. If you can settle for that, check it out.

If the outcome of a remake is to affront everything the original represents then WHY ON EARTH call it Chashme Baddoor? Why not simply write your own story about three random friends, name it something like Teen Tigada Kaam Bigada and then include every Tom, Dick, Joseph, Josephine, Beagle, Fattu, Gattu as you please?

If the original was a soothing and timeless melody, this is a raucous and forgettable item number. Give it a shot if you must, but don’t expect the world from it.

Srijana Mitra Das
Times Of India


You will not like this movie if you don't like corny, occasionally bawdy jokes.


Chashme Baddoor is a creatively made remake, which refreshingly refashions its predecessor. David Dhawan has finally managed to leave his flamboyance back in the 90s, coming of age giving his genius the undue pending credit of years. The film valiantly holds its ground with humor and hilarious poetry. This one is a definite must watch!

Taran Adarsh
Bollywood Hungama


On the whole, CHASHME BADDOOR encompasses the spirit of the original, but has been customised to entice the present-day spectators. An entertainer with dollops of humour and wild situations thrown in, this one's a laugh-riot that should not be missed!

In Hindi cinema, there is a reason David Dhawan enjoys the epithet of the King of Comedy – and from the King’s treasure chest, the film is a gem. Three stars for the re-loaded ‘Chashme Baddoor’ – not to be missed, this one!

Audience Reviews for Chashme Baddoor

  • Bubbly
    41 reviews
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    Please. 1981 Chashme Buddoor was a film of that era. 1913 Chashme Baddoor is a film of this age. There is no comparison or matching. Although story remains the same, the treatment is today's. That was Sai Paranjpe's. This is David Dhawan's. Both've done a marvellous job and I thoroughly enjoyed it and was laughing uncontrollably. That means Paisa Vasool. Can that be said of any movie released so far this year? And there is no time to think, the movie moves so fast. And when it ends, you wish there was more.

    Major Suryakant (Anupam Kher) has a chulbuli daughter Seema (Taapsee Pannu), who has a suitor Pratap (Ayaz Khan). But before any concrete step can be taken, she escapes on her scooty to Goa to her professor uncle Suryakant (Kher in double role) and grandma (Bharti Achrekar). Granny is proficient in using her hands for tamacha, belting and brooming manchala boys. Their house is same (or similar) to Mujhse Shaadi Karogi house of Priyanka Chopra with Akshay/Salman in Kader Khan's house right opposite. Here, the opposite house of Josephine (Lilette Dubey) is occupied by three kadka - Sid (Ali Zafar), Jai (Siddharth Suryanarayan) and Omi (Divyendu Sharma). While Sid is research student in Physics, Jai and Omi research women and get beaten researching them. Jai is a 'passionate' actor while Omi is a shayar, who are always at the receiving end of beatings. They haven't paid the rent for over a year and the same for food, which they get from Nostalgia Cafe owned by Joseph (Rishi Kapoor, a tattooed biker). Omi tries his luck with Seema but tastes granny's hands and her dog's teeth. Jai too faces similar fate. But the underdog Sid strikes an instant rapport with Seema and both become an Amol Palekar-Zarina Wahab type couple. But the wily duo Jai-Omi cannot see the happy couples (Ali-Taapsee and Rishi-Lilette) together and devise ways to separate them. They do but not for long. Friendship wins and they prove to be sachcha dost. In the end, all's well that ends well.

    The movie is a situational comedy and totally belongs to Ali, Shubhendu, Siddharth, Taapsee and Ayaz. The way these youngsters go about their parts, they lend a charm and humour, which is to be seen to be enjoyed. David Dhawan has proved, he didn't go anywhere but was waiting to make another movie. If not Govinda, Akshay, Salman, Karisma, Priyanka or Katrina; he can make a hit with unknown names too. And this Chashme Baddoor will soon prove it. He is THE Komedy King. Looking forward to more films from him. And the songs are simply whacky and wild. They complement the situations especially Andha Ghoda. Yes, har ek friend kamina hota hai par phir bhi Dum Hai Boss! It's a sparkling comedy, where you don't have to apply your head but heart.

    32 years later, another CB will be made but it will not be the same as today's. So, today's will seem a classic then. So, enjoy today's movie as it is and forget comparing it. It is a damn good enjoyable fare that should NOT be missed. Get going.

    August 13, 13