Audience today has hunger for films like Coolie No 1: Farhad Samji


“Once the development happened and actors came in, when we saw the shoot of Akshay, everything fell in place. It was directed by Varun’s father, filmmaker David Dhawan. So the audience has the hunger, which is an advantage for us. Advertising

Coolie No 1 is an adaptation of the original of the same name, which starred Govinda and Karisma Kapoor in the lead. When you’re writing something completely new, you’ve to keep giving yourselves assurances that everything is on point. David is returning to direct the new movie featuring Varun Dhawan. It’s a cracker of a script which has turned out very well,” he added. Popular Photos

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“We had references in Singham and Simmba of south films but not with this. Advertising

“It’s a 25-year-old film so I’ve tried to modernise as much as I could. “Earlier, these films were in mainstream but now we are in minority. It’s an adaptation with a stellar cast. “Coolie No 1 is a fairly easy film with no frills attached. There was a lot of revisions to see if we are on the right track. There are good films now, sure, but the genres are diverse.” 
Farhad is also attached as a writer for Rohit Shetty’s upcoming Sooryavanshi. The audiences know it’s a David Dhawan film with his son so they’ll come for the punches, the jokes, the character. We had to work that out. The writer says though there are films like Badhai Ho and Badla which are doing good business, there are very few out-and-out commercial comedy films being made. The action-drama features Akshay Kumar in the title role and the writer says unlike films of the cop universe Singham and Simmba they didn’t have any reference here. 0
Comment(s) There are several fresh scenes and it’s really a fun film,” Farhad told PTI.