Farooque Sheikh's acting has captivated the audience again with the re-release of his debut film "Garm Hawa" Friday. In a video, the late actor says "any list of Indian classic movies is incomplete without the film" that was intially released in 1974.
Very few Indian films have had the enduring impact of M S Sathyu's "Garm Hawa". This is the kind of rare cinema that serves the very core purpose of art. And now this tale of imperishable resonance comes to us in a restored digitally mastered avatar.
Indraneil Sengupta, who shared screen space with Farooq Sheikh in the recently released film, `Children of War`, said he would have regretted if he had missed the chance of working with the veteran actor.
Several eminent personalities have taken up to social networking sites to express their grief on National Film Award winning actor- Farooq Sheikh`s demise. The 65-year-old actor, who was said to be on a holiday with his family in Dubai, passed away this morning of a heart attack.
In 100 years of Indian cinema, this seems to be a first - a digitally restored version of the original 1981 film ‘Chashme Buddoor’ will hit the screens Friday, along with its remake, David Dhawan-directed ‘Chashme Baddoor’.