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Chhoti Si Baat (1976)

A shy Arun works as an accountant.On daily basis he travels by a bus to office where he sees Prabha who works in the same premises.Arun starts to like Prabha and follows her frequently but ... See full summary »


Basu Chatterjee
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashok Kumar ... Col. Julius Nagendranath Wilfred Singh
Vidya Sinha ... Prabha Narayan
Amol Palekar ... Arun Pradeep
Asrani ... Nagesh Shastri
Nandita Thakur ... Deepa
Rajan Haksar
Ashim Kumar Ashim Kumar
Devendra Khandelwal Devendra Khandelwal ... (as Devendra)
Baba Majgoakar Baba Majgoakar
Noni Ganguly Noni Ganguly
C.S. Dubey ... Gurnaam (Garage owner)
Amol Sen Amol Sen
R.S. Chopra R.S. Chopra
Sudarshan Sahni Sudarshan Sahni
Milon Mukerji Milon Mukerji


A shy Arun works as an accountant.On daily basis he travels by a bus to office where he sees Prabha who works in the same premises.Arun starts to like Prabha and follows her frequently but hasn't got the confidence in him to approach her.When ever Arun gains confidence to share about his feelings to Prabha her friend Nagesh steps in spoiling Arun's plans.In order to win his love for Prabha ,Arun travels all the way to Lonavala to take the help of expert Colonel Julius Naganderanath Wilfred Singh. During this phase Prabha to starts missing Arun. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Comedy | Romance


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Rumour of its remake surrounded with Anil Kapoor or Salman Khan in role of Ashok Kumar. See more »


When Arun decides to meet Colonel in Khandala, he passes through various water streams where he removes his slipper and cross it and finally when he is near Colonel's Bunglow, he is shown wearing shoes. See more »


References Conscience (1975) See more »


yeh din kya aaye
Sung by Mukesh
Music by Salil Choudhury
Lyrics by Yogesh
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you fall in love with this movie... An excellent movie !!
21 September 2010 | by simplyabhi2007See all my reviews

The year was 1975 and Bollywood was enjoying with a lot of masterpices like Deewar,Chupke Chupke,Mili,Sholay,Juli,Aandhi. In the midst of all them a film was released which might not get that much attention but which is equally deserving called "Choti si baat".

I remember watching that movie for the first time on TV when I was in my 10th standard but i din't able to see the complete movie So, recently (after 10 years) i downloaded and watched it again and came with the Conclusion -> "Choti si baat" is perhaps the best Comedy movie of that(70's) decade and What makes it Class apart is it's simplycity. It masterfully tells one of the most important stories of the 70's which is about middle class.

I normally do not write about movies and I do not think movie like this should be critiqued.it should just be appreciated. Choti si baat is the most impressive movie by the director "Basu Chatterjee" his other movies like "Rajnigandha" "Manzil" and "Ek ruka hua Faisla" that also shows his directional sensitivity. But this is a movie which speaks more than it scripts. It tells us more than its characters narrates the story.

Choti si baat is set to give the audience an intimate look at the very soul of Arun's Character.Ashok kumar is fantastic as Col. Julius Nagendranath, You cannot think of any other actor in this role.Asrani is also very impressive and according to me this is his finest performance. Vidya Sinha was better in Rajnigandha but it does not mean she is not Good in this, She Performed the character of Prabha very well.But it's actually Amol palekar who set aside everyone in the acting department,he played the role of Arun exceptionally.

"Choti si baat" tells us how a man decided not to live like a Coward. The music of the movie is its another strongest part. I don't remember how many times I have watched this movie since then but each time is an experience in itself.Choti si baat belongs to the genre of movies which gives you more than what you expect in the 120 minutes.

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9 January 1976 (India) See more »

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A Little Affair See more »

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B.R. Films, NH Studioz See more »
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