Himmatwala remake: How different is Ajay Devgn’s film from the original?

Sun, January 27, 2013 10:30am UTC by 20 Comments
Himmatwala remake: How different is Ajay Devgn’s film from the original?

By the looks of it, seems like this Ajay Devgn starrer is all tacky and over the top

The 1983 Himmatwala starring Jeetendra was no doubt cheesy, loud and completely predictable. Yet, it did make a superstar out of Sridevi, and cemented Jeetendra’s reputation as Jumping Jack – the master of dance!

The movie was a huge hit since its story fit really well with the times and the music struck an immediate chord with the audience. With Jeetendra, the wronged son returning as a hot shot engineer, to salvage his dad’s reputation who was framed by a rich landlord, and getting jiggy with the man’s daughter who ruined his family, the movie had enough masala to cook up a spicy storm on screen, and it did do that. For its times, it was a blockbuster and still there’s a whole generation raving about it, considering it’s a part of sweet nostalgia.

And now Sajid Khan wants to get the hysteria back. A couple of points that stand out as grossly wrong…for starters, the ’80s was a fabulously un-slick era where white shoes and medieval costumes had captured the audience’s and the Bollywood fashion designer’s imagination. So it was no accident really, when Jeteendra danced to Nainon mein sapna in white shoes. No, he wasn’t trying to be funny! But now Sajid Khan is trying to make it funny, but in vain!

And judging by the trailers, Sajid may just have ruined a whole generation’s memories. Ajay Devgn is trying to act funny in the remake while dancing, whereas Jeetendra was doing path-breaking stuff at that time! The fashion too was quite remarkable if one were to look at it closely, with Jeetendra’s carefully gelled hair-do and multi-coloured tees, it was quite smart. But with Ajay fighting with temple bells and taking on tigers by wearing stonewash denim jackets and big white sports shoes, it just doesn’t seem to work.

Oh, and music wise, it is Bappi Lahiri at his peak vs Sajid-Wajid who churn out similar sounding numbers; clearly a one-sided contest! So let us know what you feel about the 80s superhit movie vs this one – is SK’s Himmatwala getting you nostalgic or are you plain irritated?Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • harry

    The writer of the article seems stupid to me!

    • Sani

      Very stupid

  • Sidhu

    The trailer was good but this article itself is irritating..stupid writer

  • salman

    stupid and nostalgic article….himmatwala is going to be superhit….AJAY ROCKSSSSSSS

  • pawan jalendra

    Wow, very funny! Mstttt trilor !¡

  • Reema

    Mr.Reza Noorani, the role of the Press is supposed to be objective and unbias; unfortunately it seems that you hold a lot of anger towards Ajay Devgn, even before watching his movie you have pronounced it dead!!! that reflects one of 2 things in my opinion, either you had a bad day or you have been paid for your statments. please show some professionalism and decorate your anger with more convincing words, as the ones written are below the level of the reader. I hope you will not have another bad day when the movie will hit.

  • Rohit

    Sajid khan has given three back to back hits. Ajay devgan has five movies in the top ten grossing movies ever which includes SOS, Bol bachchan, Golmaal 3, Singham and Rajneeti. This movie will be a blockbuster and yes it will be different and innovative in treatment keeping today;s audiences in mind.

  • Rohit

    Sorry in top Twenty.

    Sajid khan has given three back to back hits. Ajay devgan has five movies in the top 20 grossing movies ever which includes SOS, Bol bachchan, Golmaal 3, Singham and Rajneeti. This movie will be a blockbuster and yes it will be different and innovative in treatment keeping today;s audiences in mind.

  • mk

    im a fan of sajid khan films but let me be true here…yes the trailer is so irritating!!!!!!!!!!
    i hope dat sajid khan’s tall claims do not fall flat after the release…

  • Kaustav

    BLOCKBLUSTER OF 2013.AJAY ROCKS.

  • Jani

    This Himmatwala will be hit as well, but no body can bit the Jeetendra, he was the King of 80s he has given more solo hits then any other Bollywood actor as a single hero Jeetendra gives more hits then Amitabh Bachcan acroding to box office. And above all Jeetendra & Sridevi was 80s hottest pair, Sajid Khan should make a film with Jeetendra & Sridevi.

  • arun

    just saw the trailer of himmatwala it remind me of Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag which also looked cheap and stupid and as for Ajay Devgan he’s not a bankable actor because lately all the films he’s been doing are either multi starrer are Rohit Shetty films that why he had to use Salman Khan for SON OF SARDAR so people go watch the film because it wasn’t a Rohit Shetty film and as for SAJID KHAN will he ever make a orignal film without copy other films

    • Sani

      Get a lyf arun… U r jealous of Bollywood superstar and most versatile actor along with aamir khan shah rukh khan! When he won d national award for zakhm and leg of bhagt Singh where we’r robot shetty and multi star cast??

      • arun

        you get a lyf sani he might have won award early in his career but if you check his films for the past 6 to 7 years they all be either rohit shetty are multistarrers he hasn’t been able to give a solo hit unlike the khan’s and kumar

  • vishal

    yeh writer ajay devgan ki character kharab kar raha hai bakwaas topic.

  • Aashu singh

    I love ajay ‘ s movies, this movie will be create history in 2013, and ajay rocks

  • Kalden

    …… Ajay + tamanna rocks…… Will be a sure shot blockbuster!!!! 1,000%!!!

    …….This topic and the writer is just very cheap, seems like written in drunk, quarelling at home or some body paid for this cheap article….we all know that salman n ajay two are the strongest rockers of b-town. So this is surely wrttn in the attempt to pull down devgn’s leg……..bloody fool!!!

  • Gandhi

    I love ajay n tamanna very much!!!!
    I’m restless to watch it 1st day 1st SHOW!!!!

  • Tenzin

    $$$$$$ Fabulous trailer!!!! $$$$$

    ……dirty writer…….

  • Ratikant

    Himmatwala is d one of the most anticipated movies in 2013 and every one wait gor it……..as far the convern of bollywood. …Himmatwala will b a grate hit…..ajay and tamana rocks.


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