Chori Chori Chupke Chupke

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Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
Movie poster
Directed by Abbas-Mustan
Produced by Nazim Hassan Rizvi
Written by Shyam Goel
Javed Siddiqui
Neeraj Vohra
Starring Salman Khan
Rani Mukerji
Preity Zinta
Music by Anu Malik
Cinematography Thomas A. Xavier
Edited by Hussain A. Burmawala
Release dates
9 March 2001
Running time
170 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Box office 390 million (US$5.8 million)

Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (English: Quietly and Stealthily) is a 2001 Hindi movie directed by Abbas-Mustan. It stars Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji and Preity Zinta. Chori Chori Chupke Chupke is probably the first Bollywood movie to handle the taboo issue of surrogate childbirth.

This is the only movie of director duo Abbas-Mustan in which actor Salman Khan worked. Earlier they approached him for the 1993 Blockbuster movie Baazigar. However, the role was later offered to Shahrukh Khan.

Some of the scenes in the film have been borrowed from Pretty Woman (1990), and the storyline is similar to Doosri Dulhan by Lekh Tandon.[1]

In 2001, the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) seized prints of Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, after it was discovered the movie was funded by the Chhota Shakeel [2] of Mumbai underworld, which has resulted in a well publicised controversy known as The Bharat Shah Case.


Raj Malhotra (Salman Khan) and Priya (Rani Mukerji) are members of high society. They meet, get married and soon Priya gets pregnant. Soon after, Priya trips, miscarries, and becomes permanently infertile. On the doctor's advice, the couple conceal this fact and decide to secretly look for a surrogate mother to bear Raj's child. Raj meets Madhubala aka Madhu (Preity Zinta), a prostitute who agrees to have Raj's baby, for the money. After some much-needed grooming, Madhu meets Priya—who will be left unaware that Madhu was a prostitute—and the three depart for Switzerland together to carry out their plan.

Soon Madhu is pregnant with Raj's child, and he happily tells his family that Priya is expecting. Meanwhile, his business partner is sexually harassing Madhu until she's ready to leave, upset at the thought that Raj told his friend that she is a prostitute (he didn't). Although Priya finds out about Madhu's past, she still believes that Madhu should carry their child, and she begs her to stay. Finally the partner assaults Madhu while (he thinks) she's home alone, but Raj saves her. Overwhelmed by Raj's kindness, Madhu falls in love with him.

Raj's family suddenly arrives in Switzerland. While Priya reaches for pregnancy-simulating pillows, the family meet the heavily-pregnant Madhu and Raj tells them that she's a friend who's staying with him and Priya while her husband is business-traveling. Raj's grandfather (Amrish Puri) arranges a religious ceremony and tells Raj and Priya that they are going back to India; this also includes Madhu.

The ceremony is very important so Priya sends Madhu as herself. The emotion at the ceremony is too much for Madhu and she becomes conflicted about giving up her child. Priya finds Madhu's room empty and the money dumped on the bed, and pursues her to the train station, only to slap Madhu when she confesses that she loves Raj. By the time Raj gets there, Madhu has gone into premature labor. The doctor announces that only one—Madhu or her child—can be saved, and Priya asks him to save Madhu. However, both mother and baby survive and seem likely to thrive. Madhu gives the baby to Priya, who quickly settles into a hospital bed with "her" baby. The doctor tells the family that Madhu's child was stillborn but has made a recovery.

When Madhu is ready to leave, she promises Raj that she won't go back to prostitution. When he takes her to the airport he realizes that she loved him and kisses her forehead. Madhu leaves happily, ready and able to start fresh, as Raj and Priya start their own new lives as thankful and proud parents.




Chori Chori Chupke Chupke
Soundtrack album by Anu Malik
Released 2001
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Universal Music India
Producer Anu Malik
Anu Malik chronology
Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi
Chori Chori Chupke Chupke

Music by Anu Malik & Lyrics by Sameer

# Song Singer(s) Length
1 "Chori Chori Chupke Chupke" Alka Yagnik & Babul Supriyo 07:32
2 "Dekhne Walon Ne" Alka Yagnik & Udit Narayan 06:14
3 "Deewana Hai Yeh Mann" Alka Yagnik & Sonu Nigam 06:47
4 "Diwani Diwani" Anu Malik & Alisha Chinoy 05:18
5 "Dulhan Ghar Aayi" Jaspinder Narula 01:40
6 "Love You Love You" Anu Malik, Alka Yagnik 05:48
7 "Mehndi Mehndi" Jaspinder Narula 08:45
8 "No. 1 Punjabi" Sonu Nigam & Jaspinder Narula 07:04


  1. ^ Double trouble all the way. The Hindu Dated: 25 March 2001.
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