Friday, March 4, 2011

Satte Pe Satta: Part 2

Satte Pe Satta: Part 2
If you have to name one Hindi remake that ranks even better than it's original Hollywood version, I am sure "Satte Pe Satta" would be a strong contender. Remake of "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", Satte Pe Satta was a funny charming tale of seven brothers who run a farm together. Who can forget some of the most comic moments on screen. I, in particular, remember that one scene, where Amitabh is drunk and starts blabbing about how drinking is bad for the liver and how once at a wedding he was forced to drink 4 bottles of alcohol... then he kisses Amjad Khan! LOL. So, I was pleasantly surprised when this news broke to me that Raj N Sippy is remaking his own classic movie.
And I just can't stop thinking over who could fit into the roles played so brilliantly by Amitabh, Hema Malini, Amjad Khan and the rest comprising of Shakti Kapoor, Sachin, Paintal, Sudhir, Kanwaljeet and Ranjeeta. I guess it would be very difficult to match the chemistry and charisma of these stars.
Besides, I can't even imagine anyone coming close to R D Burman's superlative compositions like "Pyar humein kis mod pe", "Dilbar mere", "Zindagi mil ke bitayenge", "Mausam mastana", "Jhuka ke sar ko" and the title song "Duggi pe duggi ho ya satte pe satta". Raj N Sippy has a tough job at hand but it would be, nonetheless, very interesting to see how he fares in his second innings. For starters, he has approached Sanjay Dutt to step into Big B's shoes, which is a good decision. If any actor fits well in the dual role of Ravi and Babu, it's our own Munnabhai.

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