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Chupke Chupke (1975)

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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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Dr. Parimal Tripathi
Sharmila Tagore ...
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Professor Sukumar Sinha
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David Abraham ...
Haripath Chaturvedi (as David)
Usha Kiran ...
Sumitra Sharma
Lily Chakravarty ...
Lata Kumar Srivastav (as Lily Chakraborty)
Keshto Mukherjee ...
James D'Costa (Driver) (as Kesto Mukherjee)
Dev Kishan
Om Prakash ...
Raghavendra Sharma (Raghav)
Lalita Kumari ...
(as Lalita Sinha)
Naina Apte
Chaitali
Aarti
Amol Sen
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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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Hrishikesh Mukherjee wanted newcomers for the parts played by Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri. 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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Ab Ke Sajan Sawan Mein
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Music composed by Sachin Dev Burman
Lyrics by Anand Bakshi
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No language is inferior
14 September 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Today is 14th September, known as Hindi Day as per the Indian constitutional provisions. On this occasion, I am reviewing a classic comedy whose theme is the usage of the two languages - Hindi and English whose propagators are mostly seen at loggerheads in India. Yes, no prizes for guessing. It is Chupke Chupke (1975) which is unarguably one of the best Bollywood commedies of all times.

Chupke Chupke (quietly) is the story of Parimal Tripathi (Dharmendra), the professor of Botany who falls in love with a student of Botany - Surekha (Sharmila Tagore). After marriage, he comes to know of her fondness towards her brother-in-law or Jijaji (elder sister's husband)

  • Raghavendra (Om Prakash) who has not been able to attend their


marriage. Just to prove himself before his wife, he masquerades as a driver speaking pure Hindi (without any use of English words) and enters Raghavendra's household. What follows is a two hours long laugh-riot for the audience in which, in addition to the mentioned ones, several characters get involved viz. Parimal's friend - Sukumar (Amitabh Bachchan), his another friend - Prashant (Asrani), Prashant's sister-in-law (wife's sister) - Vasudha (Jaya Bhaduri) and many more. Comic situations keep on coming before the spectators till the finale is reached with the truth being revealed before Raghavendra who acknowledges the wittiness of his brother-in-law, i.e., Parimal.

Legendary director - Hrishikesh Mukherjee has directed this movie whose script and dialogues have been written by another Bollywood legend - Gulzaar. It's not a slapstick comedy. It's a situational one whose brilliant script makes it a winner. Right from the very start to the very finish, there is no dearth of laughs for the audience. And the perfect comic timings of the lead characters, especially Dharmendra complement the script to serve its purpose to make the audience laugh again and again.

The inherent message is no less useful and worth remembering. No language is superior or inferior to any other one. Language is a medium of communication for the human-beings who have no business making fun of any language. The way Hindi is respectable, the same way English is. Each one of the two has its own positives (and negatives too) and it's in the interest of the Indians to appreciate the worth of both without mocking any of them.

Sachin Da (S.D. Burman) has composed pretty good music for the movie. The best song is - Abke Sajan Saawaan Mein sung by Lata. Other songs are also apt according to the mood of the movie. Anand Bakshi has penned appropriate lyrics for them.

Performance wise talking, this movie is definitely one of the best movies of Dharmendra. This versatile actor has proved quite emphatically that he is not only skilled in serious roles but he has no match in comedy also. Interestingly, Bollywood's most popular movie -Sholay which contains Dharmendra's another memorable comic performance was released in the same year. Dharmendra has left no stone unturned in making the audience laugh right from the beginning to the end. Om Prakash is the second best and Amitabh Bachchan is the third best in this work. Asrani, Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bhaduri, David, Keshto Mukherjee etc. all have done their parts well and generated showers of laughter for the viewers.

The technical and production value aspects of the movie adhere to the simplicity doctrine of Hrishi Da. Editing is good. Length is also perfect. Summing up, Chupke Chupke is a flawless movie.

Surprisingly, Chupke Chupke was not a box office hit when released. However, now it is considered a classic comedy which has unlimited repeat value. The way, the admirers of Sholay can watch it umpteen number of times, the same way Chupke Chupke can also be watched countless number of times and every time the laughter is guaranteed for the viewer.


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