Bollywood classics like “Mili,” “Koshish” and “Bawarchi” are slated for remakes.
Thanks to a partnership between Jadugar Films and Sameer Raj Sippy Productions, three Indian classics, Mili, Koshish and Bawarchi, are all set to be remade in Hindi.
The above 1970s films were produced by NC Sippy’s company.
Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bachchan made Gulzar’s homage to the 1961 Japanese film “Koshish” in the Japanese film “Happiness of Us Alone”. It centered on a deaf-mute couple fighting against odds to lead a dignified life.
According to ‘Variety’, Gulzar won Best Screenplay and Kumar Best Actor at India’s National Film Awards.
Rajesh Khanna and Jaya Bachchan appeared in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s “Baavarchi”, which was an adaptation of Tapan Sinha’s 1966 Bengali language film “Galpo Holio Satti”.
In the film, Khanna plays a talented domestic helper who turns around a chaotic middle-class family.
According to “Variety,” Mukherjee’s 1975 film “Mili,” starring Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, follows the romance that develops between a desperate alcoholic haunted by a terminal illness and his cheerful neighbor.
Modern day remakes in various stages of creation will take place in today’s world.
Samir Raj Sippy is the grandson of NC Sippy and son of Raj Sippy.
ZEE5 original film ‘Mrs Undercover’ (2023) was previously produced by Jadugar Films.
Anushree Mehta and Abir Sengupta of Jadugar Films said: “We are absolutely delighted with this magical journey of making three of our all-time favorite films in a new look and mold. It is a huge responsibility as ‘Koshish’, ‘Bawarchi’ and ‘Milli’ are celebrated in India and across the world, produced by legends Gulzar and Hrishikesh Mukherjee who set the standard of filmmaking for generations to come.
“These are the films we grew up with and these are the stories that the new generation should witness to know our rich film heritage. We try our best to live up to expectations and responsibility and most importantly remake these movies that will touch the hearts of the audience. “
Sameer Raj Sippy added: “I feel that movies are defining moments and are enough to share with people, that’s why I think it’s time we took the classic stories and brought them into today’s context with a fresh and modern perspective. That is the intention behind revisiting ‘Bavarchi’, ‘Mili’ and ‘Koshish’.