Trailer Launch – The Shaukeens
In 1982 Basu Chatterjee released a classic tale of 3 old, lecherous and woman obsessed friends (Ashok Kumar, A. K. Hangal and Utpal Dutt) in their sixties yet interested in enjoying the bounties of life by taking an out of town trip (to Goa) and visiting a young girl / club singer (Rati Ahnihotri). The movie also starred Mithun Chakraborthy as Rati’s love interest and driver of the 3 old hags.
Now, director Abhisek Sharma is releasing a remake version of Shaukeen, titled as The Shaukeens by casting Anupamkher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra as old friends and Lisa Haydon in Rati’s role. The movie has a slight twist as it also stars Akshay Kumar as himself (the filmstar).
The plot looks almost the same, let’s see how well this remake version would do at the box office.
Will it be just a massive hit at the box office or remembered after 35 years, the way original Shaukeen?