Friday, July 07, 2006

Sooraj Barjatya's "Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon"

Sooraj Barjatya's Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon was a remake of his Rajshri Productions' earlier film Chitchor.

Chitchor (1976) was directed by Basu Chatterjee and had Amol Palekar, Zarina Wahab and Vijendra Ghatge in leading roles. The music was by Ravindra Jain. The movie was a big hit and was very well received cricically and commercially.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about Sooraj Barjatya's Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon (2003) starring Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan. Sooraj Barjatya was supposed to have hit a bulls eye with the casting coup that he had managed for this film. The (jarring) music was by Anu Malik. It was an absolute washout for Sooraj Barjatya and Rajshri Productions and this movie was mercilessly rejected both by critics and audience.

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