Chocolate (2005 film)

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Chocolate
Chocolate (2005 film) poster.jpg
Directed by Vivek Agnihotri
Produced by Vibha Bhatnagar
Ragini Sona jai Prakash Upadhyay
Written by Rohit Malhotra
Vivek Agnihotri
Starring Anil Kapoor
Sushma Reddy
Irrfan Khan
Tanushree Dutta
Emma Bunton
Sunil Shetty
Arshad Warsi
Emraan Hashmi
Narrated by Irrfan Khan
Tanushree Dutta
Music by Songs: Pritam
Score: Abhijit Vaghani
Cinematography Attar Singh Saini
Edited by Vivek Agnihotri
Satyajeet Gazmer
Distributed by Inspired Movies
Spice Team Entertainment
Release date
  • 16 September 2005 (2005-09-16)
Running time
162 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 31,357,897[1]

Chocolate is a 2005 Bollywood crime thriller film starring Anil Kapoor, Sushma Reddy, Irrfan Khan, Tanushree Dutta, Sunil Shetty, Arshad Warsi, Emraan Hashmi and the British recording artist Emma Bunton in the lead roles. Most of it was shot in London. The film is severely criticized to be a brazen copy of 1995 Hollywood film The Usual Suspects.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

Following the 11 September 2001 attacks in the U.S.A., 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.

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Soundtrack[edit]

Chocolate
Soundtrack album by Pritam
Released 23 July 2005 (2005-07-23) (Digital Release)
16 September 2005 (2005-09-16) (Film)
Genre Feature Film soundtrack
Length 44:06
Label T-Series
Producer Pritam
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.

All music composed by Pritam.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Halka Halka Sa Yeh Sama" Mayur Puri Sonu Nigam 5:10
2. "Zahreeli Raatein" Praveen Bharadwaj K.K. 4:50
3. "Jhuki Jhuki" Dev Kohli Sunidhi Chauhan & Kailash Kher 5:17
4. "Mummy" Mayur Puri Sunidhi Chauhan 4:43
5. "Panaahon Mein Mohabbat Ki" Praveen Bharadwaj Kunal Ganjawala 4:12
6. "Bheega Bheega" Ajeet Srivastava Indee & Sunidhi Chauhan 5:05
7. "Halka Halka Sa Yeh Sama" (Remix) Mayur Puri Sonu Nigam 4:23
8. "Khalish" Mayur Puri Suzanne & Kunal Ganjawala 5:23
9. "Chocolate Theme"   Instrumental 5:03
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.

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