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Chupke Chupke (1975)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 11 April 1975 (India)
A newly wedded husband plays a practical joke on his wife's family with full support from his wife and friends.

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(story) (as Late Upendranath Ganguly), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Parimal Tripathi
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Professor Sukumar Sinha
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Haripad Chaturvedi (as David)
Usha Kiran ...
Sumitra Sharma
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Lata Kumar Srivastav (as Lily Chakraborty)
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James D'Costa (Driver) (as Kesto Mukherjee)
Dev Kishan
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Raghavendra Sharma (Raghav)
Lalita Kumari ...
(as Lalita Sinha)
Naina Apte
Chaitali
Aarti
Amol Sen ...
(as Amal Sen)
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Storyline

Raghav brags that he can smell a rat or an impersonator automatically, and Dr. Parimal Tripathi decides to take him on - result: funny family slapstick comedy, with a dose of pure Hindi and Urdu thrown in, especially the dialogue delivery by Om Prakash, Dharmendra, and Amitabh Bachchan. Notable songs are :Sare ga ma, ma sa re ga ma...."; "Ab ke sajan sawan me, aag lagegi badan mein, ghata barshegi, magar tarsegi nazar, mil na sakenghe do mahn ek hi aagan mein..."; "Chupke chupke chal di purvaiya, basuri bajaike raas rachaye daiya re daiya, chupke...". Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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11 April 1975 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Втихаря  »

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Budget:

INR 991,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Viewing a solar eclipse with naked a eye causes damage to the eyes. During the February solar eclipse of 1980 the Indian government broadcast Chupke Chupke during the eclipse on India's state broadcaster Doordarshan to encourage people to stay inside and not venture out and look at the eclipse with the naked eye. See more »

Quotes

Professor Sukumar Sinha: [Angrily] I'll tell everyone the truth.
[Pointing at Pyare Mohan]
Professor Sukumar Sinha: I'll tell them who you are. I'll tell them who I am.
[Pointing at Prashant]
Professor Sukumar Sinha: I'll even tell them who you are.
Prashant Kumar Srivastav: Why me? They know me as Prashant and I am Prashant.
Professor Sukumar Sinha: Ok; Then what's the problem in telling the truth?
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Connections

Referenced in Heyy Babyy (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Chupke Chupke Chal Re Purvaiya
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Music composed by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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22 April 2010 | by (Middle Earth) – See all my reviews

Decades before David Dhawan and Priyadarshan rediscovered comedy in Indian Cinema and began their barrage of outings, the undisputed emperors in this genre were Hrishikesh Mukhejee and Basu Chatterjee.

Both relied heavily on creating a natural humour as opposed to what we witness today ie. mindless comedy/ situational comedy/ tongue-in-cheek comedy. And this very natural humour gives USP for "Chupke Chupke" repeat viewings.

Dharmendra:: Dharmendra gets the lions share in "Chupke Chupke". He proves his versatility as an actor by doing comedy effortlessly.

Om Prakash:: "Chupke Chupke" rests heavily on the performance from two actors namely Dharmendra and Om Prakash. If there was any short-coming from either, the entire proceedings would have fallen like a pack of cards. It goes without saying that it was fantastic performance from Mr. Om Prakash.

Big B:: An extended special appearance compared to Dharmendra. The panic-attack prone professor and his inability to hold his nerves is brilliantly breathed to life by Amitabh. Lets not forget that this movie got released in the same year as "Sholay" and "Deewar" which casted his image of angry young man in stone. Talk about chalk-and-cheese!

The rest of the star-cast namely Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, David and Keshto lend adequate support. S D Burman's composition to Anand Bakshi's lyrics are a music for ears. As with most successful outings of Hrishda, Gulzar's gets involved to contribute his two-cents in the department of screenplay and dialogues and needless to say makes the movie flow seamlessly.

Verdict:: Anytime is "Chupke Chupke" time!


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