Chupke Se

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Chupke Se
Chupke Se - 2003 Movie Poster.jpg
Directed byShona Urvashi
Produced byJayshree Makhija
Nirmal Anand
Screenplay byAbbas Tyrewala
Shona Urvashi
Story byShona Urvashi
StarringZulfi Syed
Masumeh Makhija
Rati Agnihotri
Music byVishal Bhardwaj
Ranjit Barot
Edited byAadesh Verma
Release date
  • 12 September 2003 (2003-09-12)
Running time
160 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Chupke Se (English: Secretly), is a 2003 Bollywood Romantic comedy film, directed by Shona Urvashi. It stars Zulfi Syed, Masumeh Makhija, Rati Agnihotri, Tinnu Anand, Om Puri, Reema Lagoo and Dilip Prabhawalkar. The film's soundtrack was composed by Vishal Bhardwaj, while the lyrics were penned by Gulzar.

Plot Synopsis[edit]

Megha Timghure (Masumeh Makhija), a plain-looking middle-class girl, living with her Mum, Laxmi (Reema Lagoo), and Dad (Dilip Prabhawalkar), who is employed as an Income Tax Officer. Her desire is to become a model and a beauty queen. At a party, she is wrongly introduced as Sarika Verma, and meets two eligible young men, Rizwan, and Varun Arya (Zulfi Syed). She expresses her wish to become a model and is referred to Almera Kochar (Rati Agnihotri), who has a reputation of bringing out the best in every model, and making them beauty queens. Almera meets with Sarika / Megha, and accepts her as a student, and makes her sign a contract. What Sarika does not know that she has now become a pawn in a devious plot concocted to protect millions gained by criminal activities on the black market.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Chupke Se
Soundtrack album by
Released27 May 2003 (2003-May-27)[1]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length27:58
LanguageHindi
LabelSaregama
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The soundtrack of Chupke Se consists of 6 songs composed by Vishal Bhardwaj the lyrics of which were written by Gulzar and Abbas Tyrewala.

# Title Singer(s) Length
1 "Kajrare Kajrare Nainawale " Daler Mehndi 04:55
2 "Kehte Kehte Ruk Jatee Hai " Asha Bhosle, Lucky Ali 04:46
3 "Koi Toh Ho Jiske Liye Jina Ho " Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan 04:28
4 "Dildara (mano Agar Dil Se Toh Khuda) " Zubeen Garg, Gayatri Ganjawala, 03:36
5 "Jeele Jeele Jeene De " Ranjit Barot, KK, Alka Yagnik, 03:45
6 "Kafi Nahin Jo Bhi Hai " Alka Yagnik, 05:08

Critical reception[edit]

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film a rating of 1.5 out of 5 saying that, "Director Shona Urvashi gets the technique of film-making right, but is letdown by the writing [Abbas Tyrewala, Shona herself]. The script fluctuates from plausible to implausible with regularity and that’s where it falters."[2] Ron Ahluwalia of Planet Bollywood gave the film a rating of 6 out of 10 saying that, "Chupke Se... is an attempt at an entertaining venture that just doesn´t cut it. Ridden by cliches, incongruities, unnecessary use of derogitory language, below average direction and a supersaturated plot, this movie can simply be judged as amateur."[3] Namrata Joshi of Outlook gave the film a rating of 2 out of 5 saying that, "Chupke Se is an earnest first attempt which could have been so much more fun. The gags and pranks don't really sparkle."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chupke Se - Vishal Bhardwaj". Saavn.
  2. ^ "Chupke Se Movie Review by Taran Adarsh". Bollywood Hungama.1.5/5 stars
  3. ^ "Chupke Se Movie Review". Planet Bollywood.6/10 stars
  4. ^ "An earnest first attempt which could have been so much more fun". Outlook.2/5 stars