Chillar Party

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Chillar Party
Theatrical release poster
Directed byVikas Bahl
Nitesh Tiwari
Written byVikas Bahl
Nitesh Tiwari
Screenplay byVijay Maurya
Produced bySalman Khan
Ronnie Screwvala
StarringShriya Sharma
Sanath Menon
Rohan Grover
Naman Jain
Aarav Khanna
Vishesh Tiwari
Shashank Shende
CinematographyAmitabha Singh
Music byAmit Trivedi
Distributed byUTV Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 8 July 2011 (2011-07-08)
Running time
119 mins.
Budget80 million (US$1.1 million)
Box office650 million (US$8.6 million)

Chillar Party (transl. Children's party) is a 2011 Indian family comedy film directed by Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Bahl and produced by Ronnie Screwvala under UTV Motion Pictures and Salman Khan under his Salman Khan Films.[1] The film has a multiple-cast of debuting child-artists particularly named after movies such as, "Silencer", "Aflatoon", "Shaolin" etc. It also features Ranbir Kapoor in an item-number.[2] Chillar Party won the 2011 National Film Award for Best Children's Film.


This film is about a gang of innocent but feisty kids who lead carefree lives in Chandan Nagar colony that takes on the big bad world of politics when one of their friend's life is endangered. It starts with an introduction to the lead actors, who live in Chandan Nagar Society. Each of the eight children has his own identity and a nickname based on these qualities. Akram is the fast bowler (Ramashankar), Encyclopedia is the mastermind (Arjun). Not only that, but their whole team has a nickname – CHILLAR PARTY. They explain that they have mainly two enemies with the 'oversized' neighbouring cricket team to whom they always lose, and a dog to whom they have given a name – Loose Motion, since it has a tendency to make messes. So they develop an enmity against dogs. Their hopes are shattered shortly after a boy- Fatka who was employed for washing the cars of the society, enters with his dog Bhidu. They do everything to throw the boy and his dog out, but become unsuccessful. Eventually they develop a friendship with each other as Fatka helps them by serving as the lead bowler during the match with the neighbouring cricket team. But their happiness is short-lived when a reckless politician, welfare minister Shashikant Bhide, enters their life after his personal secretary is attacked by Bhidu for hurting Fatka.

He announces that in a news telecast, all the stray dogs roaming about in residential buildings in Mumbai will be caught and terminated and gives an excuse that it is done so that Mumbai becomes safer- and declares the slogan as "Safe Mumbai and Safe Mumbaikar". He further informs that the dog can only be saved if the society files a NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE within 1 month. Chillar party, shocked by this, strives hard to get the NOC- wherein they have to get at least more than 50% votes of the total residents in the society i.e. 31 votes. But they manage only ten votes after 15 days.

To get more votes, they plan out few strategies but in vain. Finally organising a CHADDI MARCH- marching the streets with nothing on their body except underwears. They are telecast on TV and this gets them 10 more votes. With more hard work and awareness they manage to get another 10 votes counting a total of 30 votes. Only 1-day remains to complete the deadline of 1-month as declared by Bhide. Whilst all this chaos is going on, a t.v channel invites Bhide and the Chillar party for an interview. Seeing this as their last chance, they attend the interview which is being telecast across India. Knowing that that is the last day and dog catchers are after Bhidu, they pray hard to save him. During the interview they are constantly mocked by Bhide and asked if all these dirty tricks and uncultured techniques were taught to them by the textbook. As he asks to stop the telecast, Silencer, who doesn't speak at all, speaks for the first time. He opens his textbook and reads out loud "We must always help others" followed by others reading out "A friend in need is a friend indeed" and "We must do what is right". Overwhelmed by this the whole audience gives them a loud round of applause. Whilst in the society, dog catchers are already searching for Bhidu. The paper containing 30 votes is before the secretary, Mr. Tandon while he's watching the telecast. He resents Chillar party and is a close associate of minister Bhide. He was asked to give away Bhidu since this issue originated in his society. Chillar party pleads to leave and the interviewers agree. When they reach the society, they are disheartened as there is no sight of Bhidu. Suddenly Bhidu comes jumping in, wearing a collar reading "Bhidu- Chandan Nagar Society". While they were happy seeing Bhidu, they see the NOC on the desk with 31st sign – belonging to Tandon.



The music was composed by Amit Trivedi, while the lyrics were penned by Nitesh Tiwari, Amit Trivedi, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Vikas Bahl.

Track listing[edit]

1."Aa Rela Hai Apun"Nitesh TiwariArmaan Malik3:41
2."Behla Do"Nitesh TiwariArmaan Malik, Firoza3:49
3."Chatte Batte"Nitesh TiwariArmaan Malik, Mohit Chauhan, Gaurika Rai, Keshav Rai4:40
4."Ek School Banana Hai"Amitabh BhattacharyaGaurika Rai, Keshav Rai, Firoza4:07
5."Liar Liar"Vikas BahlGaurika Rai, Keshav Rai4:14
6."Tai Tai Phish"Nitesh Tiwari, Amit TrivediAmit Trivedi, Jaishri Trivedi3:30
7."Ziddi Piddi"Nitesh TiwariArmaan Malik, Amit Trivedi, Tanmay Chaudhari, Gaurika Rai4:19
8."Chatte Batte" (Sad Version)Nitesh TiwariMohit Chauhan2:32


Critical reception[edit]

Vikas Bahl and Nitesh Tiwari – Directors

Chillar Party received mostly positive reviews from critics. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars and said – "On the whole, Chillar Party is not just for kids, but for grownups as well. A story of grit and determination, it works not just as an entertainer, but also advocates a message rather strongly. A film that deserves to be tax-exempted so that it reaches out to a wider audience. A small film with a gigantic spirit... Encourage this one!"[3] Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV rated it with 3 out of 5 stars and said – "Through the entire first half, the writer-director duo holds the proceedings at a level that is completely in sync with the unpretentious spirit of the film. In the run-up to the climax, however, the film comes precariously close to tying itself up in knots as the child-like aura it builds up begins to teeter on the edge of childishness. Mercifully, it stays on its feet and doesn't topple over. For that alone the film deserves at least three stars."[4] Zee News gave the film 4 stars and wrote, "Chiller Party may be a small film. But as cinema goes, in its adroitness, it is much more mature than 99 percent of the films ever made in India. And that, you`ll reckon, is no `small` achievement."[5] Sonia Chopra of Sify awarded it 4 stars saying, "Storytelling by co-directors-writers-lyricists Vikas Bahl and Nitesh Tiwari is first-rate. They make you deeply connect with the characters".[6] Shivesh Kumar of IndiaWeekly awarded the movie 3 out of 5 stars.[7] Preeti Arora of Rediff gave it 3 out of 5 stars and wrote – "Chillar Party is an enjoyable film with plenty of laughs. Do watch this, unless of course you hate kids."[8] Vandana Krishnan from Behindwoods gave the film 3 out of 5 stars describing the film as "fun filled one that is sure to leave you with a smile and moist eyes. Humor, emotions, and siddhartha is my best friend entertainment and values- You can't ask for more."[9] gave 3 stars while commenting "On the whole, Chillar Party is not just for kids, but grownups also will enjoy the film equally. A story of great determination presented in an entertaining way is what makes Chillar Party a good watch.[10]

Nikhat Kazmi of Times of India gave Chillar Party 2 out of 5 stars and said – "Filmmakers need to realize Indian teens are extremely smart and are fed on a regular diet of Cartoon Network and roller-coaster Hollywood kiddie's flicks. You got to have a story, adventure drama and pace."[11] Soumil Shukla of FilmiTadka rated it with 2.5 out of five stars and wrote in his review – "despite its shortcomings, Chillar Party succeeds in overcoming a lot of deformations forced by the ‘formula’ philosophy on this genre of films. If not for anything else, watch it to enjoy the delightful performances from the young actors who are the real heroes of this film."[12]

Box office[edit]

Chillar Party grossed 630 million (US$8.4 million) in India.[13] Boxofficeindia, on the basis of the film's nett collections, 10 million (US$130,000), declared it a Flop.[14]


Chillar Party won the 2011 National Film Award for Best Children's Film.[15] Along with this, it also won 2011 National Film Award for Best Child Artist and Best Screenplay (Original).


  1. ^ PTI (21 May 2011). "Salman turns producer with Chiller Party". IBN Live. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Ranbir follows Salman-Akshay". The Times of India. 11 May 2011. Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  3. ^ Adarsh, Taran. "Chillar Party". BollywoodHungama. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  4. ^ Chatterjee, Saibal. "Review: Chillar Party". NDTV. Archived from the original on 16 August 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  5. ^ Review: Chillar Party is a fun movie by talented kids!. Zee News.
  6. ^ Chillar Party review: A delightful kids-n-doggie film.
  7. ^ "IndiaWeekly's Movie Ratings". IndiaWeekly. Archived from the original on 30 August 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  8. ^ Arora, Preeti. "Review: Chillar Party is enjoyable". Rediff. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  9. ^ Krishnan, Vandana. "CHILLAR PARTY MOVIE REVIEW". Behindwoods. Retrieved 9 July 2011.
  10. ^ Chillar Party Review: An honest watch.
  11. ^ Kazmi, Nikhat. "Chillar Party". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  12. ^ Shukla, Soumil (8 July 2011). "Chillar Party Review". FilmiTadka. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  13. ^ Chillar Party 2011. IBOS Network. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  14. ^ Box Office Earnings 22/07/10 – 28/07/11 Archived 19 August 2010 at WebCite. Box Office India.
  15. ^ "Vidya Balan wins National Award for 'The Dirty Picture'". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 30 April 2013.

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