Chocolate (2005 film)

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Chocolate
Chocolate (2005 film) poster.jpg
Directed byVivek Agnihotri
Produced by
Written by
Starring
Narrated by
Music byAbhijit Vaghani
CinematographyAttar Singh Saini
Edited by
  • Vivek Agnihotri
  • Satyajeet Gazmer
Distributed byPen N Camera International
Release date
  • 16 September 2005 (2005-09-16)
Running time
162 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Chocolate is a 2005 Indian Hindi crime thriller film starring Anil Kapoor, Sushma Reddy, Irrfan Khan, Tanushree Dutta, Sunil Shetty, Arshad Warsi, and Emraan Hashmi in the lead roles. Most of it was shot in London. The film is severely criticized to be a brazen copy of the 1995 Hollywood film The Usual Suspects.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Following the 11 September 2001 attacks in the US, an explosion in a motorboat shatters the peace on Christmas Eve in London, UK. Following this incident is a daring robbery on an armoured vehicle carrying billions of pounds. The police suspect two Indians: PP (Irrfan Khan) and Sim (Tanushree Dutta). They are interrogated extensively amidst allegations that they may be linked to Al-Qaeda.

Crime journalist Monsoon Iyer (Sushma Reddy) learns about their plight, meets them, and asks her boyfriend advocate Krishan Pundit (Anil Kapoor) to represent them. Krishan meets with the two, listens to their side of the incidents, is convinced of their innocence, and is quite sure that the two incidents — as well as the deaths of three of PP and Sim's friends (Chip (Arshad Warsi), Deva (Emraan Hashmi) and Rocker (Sunil Shetty)) — were the actions of a notorious terrorist named Murtaza Arzai.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Chocolate
Soundtrack album by
Released23 July 2005 (2005-07-23) (Digital Release)
16 September 2005 (2005-09-16) (Film)
GenreFeature Film soundtrack
Length44:06
LabelT-Series
ProducerPritam
Pritam chronology
Dhoom
(2004)
Chocolate
(2005)
Garam Masala
(2005)

The soundtrack of Chocolate is composed by Pritam. The songs "Halka Halka" and "Zahreeli Raatein" were chartbusters.[citation needed]

All music composed by Pritam.

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Halka Halka Sa Yeh Sama"Mayur PuriSonu Nigam5:10
2."Zahreeli Raatein"Praveen BharadwajK.K.4:50
3."Jhuki Jhuki"Dev KohliSunidhi Chauhan & Kailash Kher5:17
4."Mummy"Mayur PuriSaurabh Vishwakarma4:43
5."Panaahon Mein Mohabbat Ki"Praveen BharadwajKunal Ganjawala4:12
6."Bheega Bheega"Ajeet SrivastavaIndee & Sunidhi Chauhan5:05
7."Halka Halka Sa Yeh Sama" (Remix)Mayur PuriSonu Nigam4:23
8."Khalish"Mayur PuriSuzanne & Kunal Ganjawala5:23
9."Chocolate Theme" Instrumental5:03
Total length:44:06
  • Track "Zahreeli Raatein" wasn't used in the movie due to a copyright dispute with Jal and Atif Aslam's "Aadat".
  • A duet version of "Zahreeli Raatein" was later created to promote the movie, sung by K.K. and Shreya Ghoshal. Originally composed by Jal and written by Aslam, the track is an adaptation of the song "Aadat", sung by Aslam.
  • Incidentally, the rights of song "Aadat" were purchased by Mahesh Bhatt for his movie Kalyug (2005 film) which released in same year. The song was picturised on actor Emraan Hashmi who was featured in "Zehreeli Raatein" too. Atif Aslam rendered his voice to the track.
  • According to Omair Alavi of The News International, "Bheega Bheega" was copied from Abrar-ul-Haq's song "December" from his album Majajani.[3]

Controversy[edit]

Actor Tanushree Dutta alleges director Vivek Agnihotri had told her "to dance without clothes" [4] Tanushree Dutta accused Vivek Agnihotri of behaving inappropriately with her during the making of Chocolate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shahid Khan review of Chocolate". Planet Bollywood. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Jaspreet Pandohar review of Chocolate (Deep Dark Secrets) (2005)". BBC. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  3. ^ Alavi, Omair (21 September 2014). "When Bollywood goes Lollywood for inspiration!". The News International. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Tanushree Dutta accused Vivek Agnihotri of behaving inappropriately with her during the making of Chocolate".

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