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 Aghajani Kashmeri
Starring Raj Kapoor
Music by Shankar Jaikishan
Cinematography V. N. Reddy
Edited by S. Surya
Distributed by AVM Productions
Release date
Running time
158 min.
Country India
Language Hindi
Chori Chori

Chori Chori (Hindi: चोरी चोरी; English: Surreptitiously) is a 1956 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Anant Thakur, with music by Shankar Jaikishan and lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra.[1] The film is an unofficial remake of the American film It Happened One Night.[2] Bhagwan Dada, Pran, David, and Johnny Walker have character parts. This was the last film of Nargis-Raj Kapoor, with Nargis doing one cameo appearance in the Raj Kapoor starrer Jagte Raho. The music of Chori Chori had popular tracks including "Aaja Sanam", "Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi" in the voices of Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey; "Jahan Mein Jati Hun" by Lata and Manna and "Sawa Lakh Ki Lottery," by Mohammad Rafi.[3] The movie would later inspire the unofficial 1991 Hindi re-make Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, directed by Mahesh Bhatt and starring Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt.[4] Like Chori Chori it too became a hit.


Kammo (Nargis) lives a very wealthy lifestyle with her widowed multi-millionaire dad, Girhdarilal (Gope). He 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 (Pran), who is known for womanizing and for his greed. When he disapproves, she runs away. He advertises for her safe return and offers to pay Rs1.25 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 (Raj Kapoor) approaches them — this visit will change their lives forever.





The track "Aaja Sanam" is based on the Italian folk tune Tarantella Napoletana.

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


  1. ^ "Chori Chori 1956". About Chori Chori. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  2. ^ Desai, Kishwar (2007). Darlinji. India: HarperCollins. p. 142. ISBN 978-81-7223-697-7.
  3. ^ . p. 143. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin". Retrieved 24 May 2014.

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