We all remember the 1995 comedy Coolie No. 1 directed by David Dhawan. The film starring Govinda, Karisma Kapoor, Shakti Kapoor, Kader Khan and Sadashiv Amrapurkar was well received and is now even considered a cult flick. Recently, David announced the remake of the hit film. The remake will star Varun Dhawan, Sara Ali Khan and Paresh Rawal in pivotal roles.
Today, we got to know that one hit song from the original film will be incorporated in the remake. Any guess which? Well, it is none other than Main Toh Raste Se Jaa Raha Tha. The original song featured Govinda and Karisma flirting with each other while enjoying some street food.
The new version will be composed by Tanishk Bagchi.
Talking about it, director David Dhawan said:
“It is an important song for our film, and it has heart. But times have changed so I am going to picturise it very differently with Varun and Sara.”
“We found a place in Bangalore with lot of Bhel Puri stalls and had the lead pair (Govinda and Karisma) strolling through it, exploring ‘Mumbai’. I thought it was the best way to capture the essence of the Maximum City back then.”
Further, he said:
“It’s a fun song, showing the growing bond between the couple.”
The shoot of Coolie No 1 remake will start from August 5 in Bangkok.
In this time of remakes, we hope this song lives up to the level of its original.