Chori Chori

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Chori Chori
Chori Chori 1956 film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Anant Thakur
Produced by L. B. Lachman
Written by Aga Jani
Starring Nargis
Raj Kapoor
Music by Shankar Jaikishan
Cinematography V. N. Reddy
Editing by S. Surya
Distributed by AVM Productions
Release dates 1956
Running time 158 min.
Country India
Language Hindi

Chori Chori is a 1956 Hindi film directed by Anant Thakur, with music by Shankar Jaikishan and lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra. The film is unofficial remake of the Hollywood movie, It Happened One Night and to suit the Indian culture the Hollywood story was modified and presented as Chori Chori. The film stars Raj Kapoor and Nargis. Bhagwan Dada, Pran, David, and Johnny Walker have character parts. This was the last film of Nargis-Raj Kapoor pair and the pair ended their affair with this film. Nargis started Mother India after this film and later met her prospective husband Sunil Dutt. The music was yet another thrilling endeavour of Shankar Jaikishan, with tracks ranging soothing melodies such as "Aaja Sanam" and "Yeh raat Bheegi Bheegi" in voices of Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey, to fast beat songs such as "Jahan Mein Jati Hun" by Lata and Manna and "Sawa Lakh ki Lottery," with the vocals of the maestro Mohammad Rafi. The movie would later inspire the 1990s Hindi re-make Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, which was un-officially remake of Chori Chori. The 1991 movie presented by Mahesh Bhatt starring Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt in 1991, is scene by scene a copy of this 1956 film. Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin like the first one 'Chori Chori' too became a hit.


Kammo lives a very wealthy lifestyle with her widowed multi-millionaire dad, Girhdarilal, who would like her to get married to someone who is not after their wealth. To his dismay, she chooses to marry a pilot named Sumankumar, who is known to womanize and for his greed. When he disapproves, she runs away. He advertises for her safe return and offers to pay Rs.1.25 lakh to the finder.

Four days later, Kammo returns and she is not the same anymore; she is more humble, sober, and respectful. Fully appreciative of this, Girdharilal agrees to her marriage to Sumankumar. Just before the marriage, a man named Sagar approaches them — this visit will change their lives forever.



  • Filmfare Best Music Director - Shankar Jaikishan


Song Singer(s) Lyricist
Aaja Sanam Lata Mangeshkar ; Manna Dey Hasrat Jaipuri
All Line Clear Mohammed Rafi Hasrat Jaipuri
Jahan Mein Jati Hun Lata Mangeshkar ; Manna Dey Shailendra
Is Paar Sajan Lata Mangeshkar Hasrat Jaipuri
Man Bhawan Ke Ghar Lata Mangeshkar ; Asha Bhosle Shailendra
Panchi Banoon Urti Phiroon Lata Mangeshkar Hasrat Jaipuri
Rasik Balma Lata Mangeshkar Hasrat Jaipuri
Sawa Lakh Ki Lottery Lata Mangeshkar : Mohammed Rafi Shailendra
Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi Lata Mangeshkar ; Manna Dey Shailendra

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