Remakes of classic films are abound in Bollywood these days; the latest film to be remade is the 1953 musical masterpiece Baiju Bawra. At the helm is director, Krishna Shah, who has reportedly approached perfectionist Aamir Khan, for the titular role that made Bharat Bhushan famous 60 years ago.
A.R. Rahman is said to have inspired Shah to pursue the project, and Rahman is all set to provide the music to the film. The classic film had brilliant music by the legendary Naushad, and starred Meena Kumari in her breakout role.
Baiju Bawra is about a singer who vows to have revenge on the legendary music maestro Tansen, who drove his father to his death. Baiju forsakes his worldly pleasures and his love in his quest for vengeance. The film featured a wonderful climax where Tansen and Baiju have a musical duel, testing if their finesse can turn dissolve marble into water!
According to the Urdu Jang newspaper, the film had been shelved for a while so that Shah could focus on his epic Mother: The Indira Gandhi Story, but now his energies are focused on reviving this anticipated film.