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Re-make of Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights"
The Court Clown from Los Angeles
27 July 2004
I watched Sunayana in 1980 or so. And at that time, the movie impressed
me. Both Naseeruddin Shah and Rameshwari acted well; the music was good
too. Like all other Rajashri Productions movies, this too was an
But later I came to know that this was not an original idea, but rather
a remake of Chaplin's City Lights. However, this is not the first time
it happened that a movie was made in Hindi without any reference to the
original one (I may be wrong about this point, because, as I said, I
watched this movie almost 25 years ago!); another case in point in
"Bombai Ka Babu", which was wholly based on O'Henry's short story "The
Double-dyed Deceiver", except for the character of Suchitra Sen.
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