In pictures: Bollywood remakes with a twist

Abhishek Sharma's latest venture 'The Shaukeens' is a modern day adaptation of Basu Chatterjee's 1982-film 'Shaukeen'. Here's a look at other films that were remade with some significant changes

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In his second directorial outing 'The Shaukeens', Abhishek Sharma has retained the plot of the 1982-comic caper 'Shaukeen', but has added his signature style of humour to make the film reach out to today's audience. While in the old film, the three lecherous men played by Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and AK Hangal go to Goa for enjoyment, in 'The Shaukeens' the three men played by Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Anupam Kher head to Mauritius. It is interesting to note that Rati Agnihotri, who played the singer in the original flick, returns as a religious housewife who prefers to chant rather than oblige her husband's desires. Cameos by Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Dimple Kapadia and Suniel Shetty are something to watch out for in this offbeat remake of the classic film.

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  • sanjay24-Apr-2015

    Many many happy returns of the day may lord give us one more god of cricket to the Indian team

  • sanjay24-Apr-2015

    Many many happy returns of the day to God of Cricket

  • isha15-May-2015

    happy birthday

  • Nandita24-Apr-2015

    Happy Birthday :))))

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In his second directorial outing 'The Shaukeens', Abhishek Sharma has retained the plot of the 1982-comic caper 'Shaukeen', but has added his signature style of humour to make the film reach out to today's audience. While in the old film, the three lecherous men played by Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt and AK Hangal go to Goa for enjoyment, in 'The Shaukeens' the three men played by Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Anupam Kher head to Mauritius. It is interesting to note that Rati Agnihotri, who played the singer in the original flick, returns as a religious housewife who prefers to chant rather than oblige her husband's desires. Cameos by Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Dimple Kapadia and Suniel Shetty are something to watch out for in this offbeat remake of the classic film.

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