Chup Chup Ke

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Chup Chup Ke
Chup Chup Ke poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPriyadarshan
Produced byRonnie Screwvala
Screenplay bySirazul Haq
Story byRafi Mecartin
StarringKareena Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor
Sunil Shetty
Neha Dhupia
Susma Reddy
Music byHimesh Reshammiya
Edited byArun Kumar
Distributed byUTV Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 9 June 2006 (2006-06-09)
Running time
164 minutes
Budget120 million[1]
Box office255.80 million[2]

Chup Chup Ke (English: Quietly, Quietly) is a 2006 Indian Hindi-language comedy drama film directed by Priyadarshan. Originally titled as Khatta Meetha, the story of the film is adapted from the Malayalam film Punjabi House (1998),[3] with a tagline of "Love meets confusion meets love." The film has Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in their third film together along with actors, Neha Dhupia, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Shakti Kapoor, Om Puri and Anupam Kher.


Jeetu (Shahid Kapoor) is constantly getting himself and his father into trouble because of his inability to properly manage money. Plunging them both into debt, Jeetu breaks off his engagement with his fiancé, Pooja (Sushma Reddy) and decides to commit suicide by throwing himself into the sea. Jeetu thinks that by killing himself, he can do something right for once: his father can use the money from his life insurance to pay off his debts. Unfortunately, it does not go as planned and Jeetu is found tangled in some nets by a pair of fishermen, Gundya (Paresh Rawal) and Bandya (Rajpal Yadav). Gundya owes money to a Gujarati businessman, Prabhat Singh Chauhan (Om Puri). They find a note containing people's names with the amount written next to the name in Jeetu's pocket, which makes them think Jeetu is rich who has lent money to these people, rather than in debt. Jeetu does not want to reveal too much, and therefore pretends to be mute and deaf. To add to their problems, Prabhat Singh Chauhan takes away Gundya's boat, the only source of Gundya's income so that he pays back the money he owes to Prabhat. The two fishermen visit Prabhat's house to request back their boat, only to be asked by Prabhat to leave something of value in return as a guarantee. Gundya cunningly makes him believe that Jeetu is his loving nephew and leaves both Jeetu and Bandya as a guarantee.

A hilarious sequence of events follows as his pretense gets both him and the fishermen into comical situations. Soon, it is revealed that Prabhat's niece Shruti (Kareena Kapoor) is mute too, but not deaf. Her brother Mangal (Sunil Shetty) wants her to get married and everything seems okay when her marriage is arranged. However, the groom's family breaks the marriage, humiliating Shruti and angering Mangal. One night, when Jeetu gets drunk, he begins to sing but is caught when Shruti and her cousin Meenakshi (Neha Dhupia) hear him (and consequently learn of his secret). They promise to keep his secret but in return, he must do something for Shruti. A greedy bridegroom is interested in marrying Shruti only for her wealth; so they ask Jeetu to pretend to be Shruti's lover, which eventually breaks off the marriage.

Meenakshi finds out that Jeetu is in debt and she thinks he will do anything for money. Unfortunately, Jeetu is involved in a car crash with Prabhat who, at the time, was carrying a lot of money. Meenakshi tells the police about her suspicions and they beat Jeetu mercilessly. Her views about him change however when Prabhat announces that Jeetu was the one that saved him and took him to the hospital. Shruti who has developed a soft corner for Jeetu sends a suitcase full of money to his village through Bandya to repay his debts. Bandya returns from the village and tells Jeetu that Pooja is married now, though they are unaware that Pooja believing herself to be Jeetu's widow, is living with Jeetu's family. At the same time, Shruti confesses her love for Jeetu. Mangal finds out about the romance and requests Jeetu marry Shruti. Free of debt, he agrees to marry Shruti, having fallen in love with her too. But when his family learns of this, they intrude on the marriage, wanting him to return and marry Pooja instead. However, when Pooja learns that Shruti is mute, she has a change of heart and tells Jeetu to marry Shruti. Jeetu and Shruti get married and live happily.


Release and reception[edit]

The film released on 9 June 2006 in India. Chup Chup Ke received generally negative reviews. Critic Sukanya Verma praised the cinematography and Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav's comedic performances in the film but felt that the script was poorly written. She also commented that the romance between Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor lacked chemistry.[4] The Times of India reviewer also thought that the romance between Shahid and Kareena was not believable and also criticised the lack of humour.[5] The film grossed 255 million at the box office.[6]


Chup Chup Ke
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerHimesh Reshammiya

All lyrics are written by Sameer; all music is composed by Himesh Reshammiya.

1."Aaya Re"Kunal Ganjawala, Sunidhi Chauhan04:05
2."Dil Vich Lagya Ve"Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala, Akriti Kakkar05:26
3."Ghoomar Re"K. K., Sunidhi Chauhan05:14
4."Mausam Hai Bada Qatil"Sonu Nigam, Tulsi Kumar04:22
5."Shabe Firaq"Himesh Reshammiya04:11
6."Tumhi Se"Vijay Yesudas, Shreya Ghoshal05:46
7."Tumhi Se" (Unplugged)Kunal Ganjawala02:15
Total length:58:01


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  4. ^ Verma, Sukanya (9 June 2006). "Chup Chup Ke tries, but fails". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Chup Chup ke". The Times of India. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Chup Chup Ke". Box Office India. Retrieved 10 November 2016.

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