Character and Intensity must be understood first in order to remake any movie. ‘Misamma’ starring Bhumika under the direction of Neelakanta had been a masterpiece in Telugu cinema. The movie is remade in Kannada under the title ‘Namaste Madaam’ featuring Ragini Dwivedi seems like oceans apart from original.
While Bhumika played an eternal role carrying attitude and arrogance, along with beauty; the Kannada movie had all its emphasis on skin show. Ragini Dwivedi could not carry the attitude that of Bhumika but she really over-rated herself with unnecessary cleavage shows.
The skin-show may bring the audience to theatres but the movie overall could not be compared with the Telugu work of art.