Chor Machaye Shor

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Chor Machaye Shor
Chor Machaye Shor.jpg
Directed byAshok Roy
Written byS.M. Abbas
Dhruva Chatterjee
Tarun Ghosh
Produced byN.N. Sippy
StarringShashi Kapoor
Danny Denzongpa
CinematographyK.H. Kapadia
Edited byWaman B. Bhosle
Gurudutt Shirali
Music byRavindra Jain
Chandivali Studio
Filmalaya Studio
Filmistan Studio
K. Asif Studios
Distributed byN.N. Sippy Productions
Ultra Distributors
Release date
  • 18 March 1974 (1974-03-18)

Chor Machaye Shor (transl. The thief makes noise) is a 1974 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Ashok Roy and produced by N. N. Sippy. The film stars Shashi Kapoor, Mumtaz, Danny Denzongpa, Madan Puri, Asrani and Asit Sen. The music is by Ravindra Jain. Asrani earned a Filmfare nomination for best performance in a comic role, the only nomination for the film.[1] The film became a "superhit" and earned the second spot at the box office in 1974.[2] It was filmed at the Pratapgad fort in Maharashtra.

Because of the film's success, the film's producer (N. N. Sippy), cast (Shashi Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa, Asrani, Madan Puri) and music composer (Ravindra Jain) teamed up again for Fakira (1976), which also became a box office hit.

"Le Jayenge, Le Jayenge Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" is a very popular song from the film, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1996) later adopted it as its film title.[3] The film was remade in Telugu as Bhale Dongalu (1976 film)


Vijay (Shashi Kapoor) is an engineer, who is in love with a rich girl named Rekha (Mumtaz). Rekha's snobbish father disapproves because Vijay is not wealthy, and so he has arranged for her to be married to a son of an evil politician. The evil politician is played by Madan Puri. Rekha's father and the politician frame Vijay for a crime that he didn't commit, and he goes to jail. When he's in jail, he becomes friends with three other prisoners. All four men escape from jail. After Vijay reconnects with Rekha, they all go to a small village called Shantinagar and help save the village from the evil politician and the bandits that terrorize the town. The evil politician is arrested. Rekha's father feels remorse and accepts Vijay. Vijay and his three prisoner friends go back to jail. However, the film ends on an optimistic tone indicating that their good deeds will be rewarded (i.e. that their prison sentences will be shortened).



The song of this movie was composed by the blind music composer, late Ravindra Jain. This was his first movie as music director. All the songs featured in the film were evergreen songs. The Lyrics of "Le Jayenge, Le Jayenge Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" and "Ek Dal Par Tota Bole, Ek Dal Par Maina" were written by Inderjeet Singh Tulsi. The rest of the lyrics were written by Ravindra Jain. 'Ek Dal Par Tota Bole' was shot in Mahabaleshwar, the famous 'Elephant Head point' can be seen in the background.

1."Ek Dal Par Tota Bole, Ek Dal Par Maina"Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi 
2."Paon Mein Dori, Dori Mein Ghunghroo"Mohammad Rafi, Asha Bhosle 
3."Agre Se Ghaghro Manga De"Asha Bhosle 
4."Le Jayenge, Le Jayenge Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge"Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle 
5."Ghunghroo Ki Tarah"Kishore Kumar 


  1. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953
  2. ^ BoxOffice Archived 20 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Agarwal, Mihika (20 October 2020). "15 cool facts about Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge that only die-hard fans will know". Vogue India. Retrieved 14 September 2022.

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