Thursday, 25 November 2010
I never liked Sachin as a hero. I always thought he was too short, stalky and lacked the punch required in Hindi film heroes. I have to reconsider my opinion. He is simply superb as Chandan, the village simpleton who hasn't a care in the world. His expressions are mindblowingly effortless and his body language is easy and free. He is always at ease no matter what the frame is and what the situation. There is no excess melodrama, events keep happening smoothly as he falls in love with the village belle Gunja, played to perfection by Sadhana Singh, the debutant here.
When I had seen Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, I had thought that the film was immaculate. I have to chage my stand now. For, I feel the original is far more complete it its plot and execution. Every thing is plausible and credible. Not a moment is lost in redundant happenings and songs. Even the comedy is woven neatly into the plot. There is a scope of a love triangle but that is put an end to cleverly by the director. And, what the dog does in the remake, Rajjo initiates in Nadiya ke Paar.