A debt-ridden young man attempts suicide, but is rescued only to find that his luck is finally turning.

Directors:

Priyadarshan, Kookie Gulati (as Kookie V. Gulati)

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Priyadarshan (story and screenplay), Neeraj Vora (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kareena Kapoor ... Shruti
Shahid Kapoor ... Jeetu
Paresh Rawal ... Gundya
Neha Dhupia ... Meenakshi
Rajpal Yadav ... Bandya
Sunil Shetty ... Mangal Singh Chauhan (as Suniel Shetty)
Om Puri ... Prabhart Singh Chauhan
Asrani ... Sharmaji
Anupam Kher ... Jaidev Prasad - Jeetu's father
Manoj Joshi ... Manohar - Pooja's Father
Shakti Kapoor ... Natwar Jhunjhunwala
Sushma Reddy Sushma Reddy ... Pooja
Amita Nangia ... Rupa - Jeetu's mother
Priyanshi Priyanshi ... Jeetu's Sister
Jaya Murali Jaya Murali ... Prabhart's Wife

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A young man named Jeetu finds himself in debt with his father receiving harassing visits from money-lenders. Although his father is scolded daily for his non-progress in their debts, his mother and his fiancée Pooja believe he can successfully fulfill his task and live happily, but burdened with high debt, Jeetu sees suicide as his only way out of the situation (insurance money for the family). Unfortunately for him, taking a plunge off a dock into a placid ocean doesn't kill him. He awakens in a boat with two very interesting characters, Gundya and his servant Bundya. In the cost of putting Jeetu in a hospital and saving his life, Gundya and Bundya believe Jeetu owes them a debt. Already in much debt , Jeetu decides to play off that he is deaf and mute. He then finds himself mortgaged to a wealthy man, Prabhart Singh in return for Gundya's confiscated boat and thus ends up as a servant boy at a mansion in Kolkata. It is here where he meets Prabhart's beautiful daughter Meenakshi and ... Written by Teri Maa

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Love meets confusion meets love .

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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The movie clashed with Phir Hera Pheri. Interestingly, Rajpal Yadav, Paresh Rawal and Sunil Shetty also played important characters in Phir Hera Pheri. See more »

Goofs

GOOF: Continuity: When Jeetu jumps in the ocean to drown himself, the waters are pretty calm, but after the jump, rolling waves are shown. See more »

Quotes

Jeetu: Please, help me, Father, or else I will have to get myself hanged.
[Father enters the house]
Jeetu: [to creditors] Yes, dear ones. We are not giving you a date. He is paying you the entire money.
Jeetu's father: [retuning with a rope] Take this rope, tie it around your neck and hang yourself. Your elder sister is sitting in the house unwed. This house is the only thing left, which we had to mortgage because of you, and you want more help from me. With what will I help you? Go and drown somewhere so that we can save ...
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Crazy Credits

In the credits, next to the character Bandya, the actor who plays that character is listed as Neha Dhupia, when in actuality, Rajpal Yadav has played that character. See more »

Connections

Remake of Punjabi House (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Aaya Re - Remix
Written by Sameer
Composed by Himesh Reshammiya
Performed by Kunal Ganjawala and Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Enjoyable fare!!!
24 July 2006 | by AvinashPatalaySee all my reviews

The risk of making comedy is sometimes the director chases his tail and goes overboard. So how does Chup Chup Ke fare then?

Shahid - One word "mediocore".

Kareena - Having missed role of a life-time in Black, I expected her to fight back with stunning performance as a mute girl. "Expectations reduces joy", ah! - I am a wise man now.

BTW - the love track between the two appears force-fit. Is it missing on-screen chemistry?

Sunil Shetty - Makes entry just a couple of seconds before interval and is his usual self.

Neha Dhupia - Wonder how Priyadarshan convinced this glam doll to play second fiddle? Bait: Gets to sing the songs (since Kareena is mute). Nevertheless, meatier and better performance than Kareena.

Paresh Rawal seems undisputed king of comedy and his chemistry with Rajpal Yadav is great. Off-late the latter is being accused of substituting Johnny Lever. With Chup Chup Ke, Rajpal Yadav should silence his critics (how long? my guess is as good as yours!). Other Priyan regulars don't leave any lasting impression which include Om Puri and Asrani. Shakti Kapoor's love-track gets axed on the editing table. Anupam Kher, as usual does his part well as a principled father.

A couple of songs in the movie are good - thanks to the latest craze, Himesh Reshammiya. The downside - a la Hum Aapke Hain Koun!! The promo song "Shab-E-Firaq" should have been incorporated in the end titles.

Off-late the critics are have invented positive statements like "leave your mind at home and enjoy the comedy" which actually means "mindless comedy". Chup Chup Ke luckily escapes this category and scores above Phir Hera Pheri.

The comedy track is in right proportion and blends seamlessly with the backbone of the story.

Finally what was Sushma Reddy thinking when she signed the dotted line?


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

9 June 2006 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Khatta Meetha See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$110,218, 11 June 2006

Gross USA:

$334,618

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,912,699
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UTV Motion Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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