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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Parimal Tripathi
Sharmila Tagore ...
Professor Sukumar Sinha
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
Amol Sen


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 (

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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
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A brilliant comedy of secrecy
12 July 2002 | by (Kolkata, West Bengal, India) – See all my reviews

A newly married professor implements an amusing plan for getting introduced with the family of his elder brother-in-law under false pretense. It is approved by his wife and actively supported by a few friends. The couple doubly enjoys the secrecy. They continue the whole plan of joking tricks until it becomes enough. Otherwise, they enjoy the desperate love relation in a climate of adventurous hiding.

A prolonged play of secret humor--the broad connotative meaning of the title-- does not lose its relish due to the compact screenplay, the excellent performances of the casts, proper editing, wonderful music by Sachin Deb Barman and a few other supportive constituents of the film. Though the social composition of the characters, the social nature of turns and twists of the sequences focus on the educated urban Indian middle class, the lucid narrative seems to communicate a stable flow of comedian pleasure to all viewers. The final revelation of the true identities among the characters is accelerated because of the maturity of a new love relation. The narrative seems to challenge softly some insensible social norms. It also expresses its deep conviction about love and honesty of individuals and obviously its trust on the creative capacity of intelligent and humorous individual.

Any regular Indian film lover would enjoy the nice acting of at least four film stars--Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri-- in simple social images and appreciate director Hrishikesh Mukherjee for another successful experiment. The film makes the spectator reminiscent of the genre, which rarely used the very close and the very long shots and rapid cuts. In spite of a theatrical design of the screenplay it could provide the actors and the actresses with the greater scope of establishing their performing talents. The use of bright light and sustained delight of the romantic characters in the family drama--initiated by an unconventionally sensitive, urban, academic personality--makes the film a bright entertainment.

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