Chupke Chupke is a 1975 Indian Hindi-language comedy film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The film is a remake of the Bengali film Chhadmabeshi and stars Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bachchan, Om Prakash, Usha Kiran, David Abraham Cheulkar, Asrani, and Keshto Mukherjee. The music was composed by S.D. Burman. The film is highly remembered for Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan’s comic act which came in the same year when the all-time blockbuster Sholay was released.
The plot of the film follows Professor Parimal Tripathi (Dharmendra), a botany professor who falls in love with Sulekha Chaturvedi (Sharmila Tagore) during a women’s college botany excursion. Meanwhile, he disguises himself as the bungalow watchman to protect the old man’s job. Sulekha finds out one day about the cover-up and is charmed on seeing Parimal’s real personality. They both get married. Parimal loves playing pranks and is the antithesis of regular professors. Sulekha, on the other hand, is in awe of her jijaji (brother-in-law) Raghavendra (Om Prakash). She considers her jijaji to be highly intellectual and looks upon him as her idol.
|Year of Release||1975|
|Cast||Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bachchan, Om Prakash, Usha Kiran, David Abraham Cheulkar, Asrani, Keshto Mukherjee|
|Music Director||S.D. Burman|
|Production Company||Rupam Chitra|
|Running Time||127 minutes|
|Plot||A botany professor pretends to be a driver to prank his brother-in-law, leading to a comedy of errors.|
|Songs||1. “Ab Ke Sajan Saawan Mein” 2. “Baagon mein Kaise Ye Phol Khilte Hai” 3. “Chupke Chupke Chal Re Purvaiya” 4. “Sa Re Ga Ma”|
|Notable Performances||Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bachchan, Om Prakash|
Note: This table is not an exhaustive list of all the important facts about the film. It only includes some of the key information about the film.
The film features a lot of pranks and misunderstandings, starting with Parimal pretending to be Pyare Mohan Ilahabadi, a motor-mouth driver who pretends to hate the English language and so speaks only Hindi. So begins the comedy of errors, as Parimal and Sulekha play prank after prank on the unsuspecting jijaji. The film revolves around the resolution of these funny mishaps.
The film features an ensemble cast with notable performances from all the actors. Dharmendra delivers a comic performance, while Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of a serious and boring lecturer, which is the complete opposite of Parimal’s character. Sharmila Tagore and Jaya Bachchan both play their parts with aplomb.
The music of the film was composed by S.D. Burman, with all lyrics written by Anand Bakshi. The soundtrack includes four songs, including “Ab Ke Sajan Saawan Mein,” “Baagon mein Kaise Ye Phol Khilte Hai,” “Chupke Chupke Chal Re Purvaiya,” and “Sa Re Ga Ma.” The songs are melodious and perfectly complement the film’s plot.
In conclusion, Chupke Chupke is a classic comedy film that has stood the test of time. The film’s plot, performances, and music continue to be remembered and enjoyed by audiences even today. It is a must-watch for fans of classic Indian cinema and comedy films in general.