Today’s third post is Nadiya Ke Paar (1982) Vs HAHK (1994). I was introduced to Nadiya Ke Paar in the early 1980s by the radio channel Vividh Bharati when they were promoting the movie. But, I never got to watch the movie before the time I posted the reviews of its songs here. On the other hand, I had the compulsion to watch HAHK (1994) or Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994) with Mom and my sister because my sister is a diehard fan of Salman Khan. I found comparing the 2 movies very interesting.
Nadiya Ke Paar (1982) Vs HAHK (1994)
- HAHK (1994) is a clear remake of Nadiya Ke Paar (1982) and was released 12 years after the first movie was. The story has been made modern for the changing audience’s tastes.
- The language in which Nadiya Ke Paar (1982) has been made is a mixture of Awadhi and Bhojpuri and HAHK (1994) is modern Hindi.
- With modernity, the remake has taken on a subtle amount of vulgarity. My argument is that a modern tale can be told decently. I guess in the above sense Nadiya Ke Paar (1982) was a better movie, with no vulgarity.
- According to the 2 movies, a girl did not have a right to choose her life-partner in the early 1980s and even in the 1990s. They have to attain their choices after a lot of struggle or divine intervention.
- HAHK (1994) was considered to represent cultural values. But, other than Mayi ni Mayi… there is no folk dance or song, which could represent the 2 families’ traditions.
- The music of the latter movie by Raam-Lakshman was more popular than Ravindra Jain’s compositions in Nadiya Ke Paar (1982).