Motichoor Chaknachoor

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Motichoor Chaknachoor
Motichoor Chaknachoor poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDebamitra Biswal
Written byScreenplay:
Sohaib Hasan
Dialogues:
Bhupendra Singh
Story byDebamitra Biswal
Produced byRajesh Bhatia
Kiran Bhatia
Viacom18 Studios
StarringNawazuddin Siddiqui
Athiya Shetty
CinematographySuhas Gujarathi
Edited byPraveen Kathikuloth
Music bySongs:
Bharat-Hitarth
Ramji Gulati
Arjuna Harjai
Amjad Nadeem Aamir
Siddharth Amit Bhavsar
Score:
Abhijit Vaghani
Production
companies
Viacom18 Studios
Woodpecker Movies Private Limited
Distributed byViacom18 Studios
Release date
  • 15 November 2019 (2019-11-15)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Motichoor Chaknachoor is a 2019 Indian comedy-drama film directed by debutante Debamitra Biswal and produced by Rajesh Bhatia and Kiran Bhatia under Woodpecker Movies Private Limited in association with Viacom 18 Studios.[1][2] Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty in the lead roles, it follows the story of a 36-year-old man, Pushpinder Tyagi, working abroad in Dubai, trying to find a wife back home in Bhopal,[3] while in the process he meets his much younger neighbor, Anita "Annie" Awasthi, who wants to marry someone settled abroad. The film also stars Vibha Chibber, Navni Parihar, Vivek Mishra, Karuna Pandey, Sanjeev Vats, Abhishek Rawat, Sapna Sand and Usha Nagar in supporting roles.[4]

The film was theatrically released in India on 15 November 2019.[5] Although the subject got mixed reviews, it earned praise for Nawazuddin Siddiqui's performance.[6] On 24 January 2020, the film was released on Netflix and it was instant hit with the audience and trended for six weeks amongst Top 10 viewed movies.[7]Director Debamitra Biswal was accused and caught in Rs 32 lakh fraud. A statement petition filed on November 6 at a court of sub-judge in Saran Chapra Bihar (Suit no 855 of 2019) states that Biswal has admitted to selling the rights of the movie and taking the money fraudulently without the knowledge of production house and studio [8]

Plot[edit]

Anita "Annie" Awasthi, a girl from a middle-class family in Bhopal, has turned down several marriage proposals because she is desperate to leave India and settle abroad. Her determination to remain single and move abroad has caused stress for her parents. One day Annie finds out that Pushpinder Tyagi, her neighbor's son, has taken a leave from his job in Dubai to return to Bhopal and find a woman to marry. Pushpinder is 36 years old and is desperate to marry a girl no matter her appearance or personality. His mother Indu, meanwhile, is concerned about what kind of dowry her son can fetch. Annie's unmarried aunt, Prabha, encourages Annie to convince Pushpinder to marry her so she can leave India.

Pushpinder and his family visit an apparently wealthy family and submit a marriage proposal for their daughter's hand. He agrees to the marriage despite the girl showing no real interest in him. While the couple's wedding is the planning stage, Indu makes a dowry demand to the girl's family, but the girl's family rejects the demand. In a fit of rage, Indu calls off the wedding. Realizing that Pushpinder is a mama's boy who would never cross his mother, Annie talks him into eloping with her. When they show up back at the family's doorstep already married, the two families are forced to accept their marriage and start preparing for a wedding ceremony.

Despite Indu's anger that Annie's family cannot afford her dowry demands, the wedding goes ahead as planned. When Annie's father discreetly offers Pushpinder a portion of the dowry amount, he refuses to take it because he does not believe in the concept of dowry. Annie overhears their conversation and gains more respect for Pushpinder. Nevertheless, she feels no attraction for him and cannot consummate the marriage. News arrives from Dubai that Pushpinder has been fired from his job there, to which he replies by revealing he has secured a job in Bhopal and plans to settle there. This news enrages Annie and Indu, who both desperately want Pushpinder to move back to Dubai. Soon Pushpinder is offered his Dubai job back, but he plans to reject the offer and stay close to his family. Annie and Indu hatch a plan whereby Annie will withhold sex from Pushpinder until he agrees to return to Dubai. Pushpinder, overhearing them discuss their plan, argues with Annie and slaps her. Annie goes back to her parents house but her father tells her to work it out as it was her decision to marry Pushpinder. She leaves both homes and stands outside her house until Pushpinder grandmother convinces her to return. She returns but does not reconcile with Pushpinder who makes some attempts to reconcile.

One night, Pushpinder abruptly goes to Dubai. Before leaving, he writes a note to Annie in which he apologizes for slapping her. With the note he encloses a one-way ticket to Singapore so that her dream of settling outside of India may yet come true. In Pushpinder's absence, Indu and Annie see the error of their ways. Indu regrets forcing Pushpinder into marrying to satisfy her financial needs. Annie regrets marrying Pushpinder without any personal attachment solely from a desire to leave India. Meanwhile, Pushpinder, unable to leave Indu or Annie behind, returns. His sudden reappearance sparks a reconciliation with Indu and Annie. Pushpinder and Annie dash off at last to consummate the marriage.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was shot extensively in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.[10] The highlight of the film was that all actors were speaking the Bundelkhandi language, and had to attend workshop to learn the dialect perfectly. Director Debamitra Biswal was accused and caught in Rs 32 lakh fraud. A statement petition filed on November 6 at a court of sub-judge in Saran Chapra Bihar (Suit no 855 of 2019) states that Biswal has admitted to selling the rights of the movie and taking the money fraudulently without the knowledge of production house and studio [11]

Soundtrack[edit]

Motichoor Chaknachoor
Soundtrack album by
Bharat – Hitarth, Ramji Gulati, Arjuna Harjai, Amjad Nadeem Aamir and Siddhart Amit Bhavsar
Released31 October 2019 [12]
Recorded2018–2019
StudioAmjad Nadeem Aamir Studio
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length22:42
LanguageHindi
LabelZee Music Company
External audio
audio icon Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The film's music is composed by Bharat – Hitarth, Ramji Gulati, Arjuna Harjai, Amjad Nadeem Aamir and Siddhart Amit Bhavsar while lyrics are written by Kumaar, Siddhart Amit Bhavsar and Bharat Menaria.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Crazy Lagdi"KumaarAmjad Nadeem AamirSwaroop Khan2:37
2."Battiyan Bujhaado"KumaarRamji GulatiJyotica Tangri, Ramji Gulati3:11
3."Choti Choti Gal"KumaarArjuna HarjaiArjuna Harjai, Yasser Desai4:38
4."Kaise Banegi Sarkar"Bharat MenariaBharat - HitarthVidhya Gopal, Dr Pallavi Shyam Sundar, Deepa Shirodkar4:13
5."Aaj Jaage Rehna"Siddhart Amit BhavsarSiddhart Amit BhavsarHimani Kapoor, Siddharth Amit Bhavsar4:01
6."Choti Choti Gal - Reprise"KumaarArjuna HarjaiArjuna Harjai, Jyotica Tangri4:02
Total length:22:42

Box office[edit]

Motichoor Chaknachoor was highly anticipated, but due to its conservative release model, earned little at the box office. However, it was a decent success on Netflix. [13] Despite touching upon important subject like dowry and fascination of NRI lifestyle, the film underperformed commercially.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Singh, Nandan (11 October 2019). "Motichoor Chaknachoor Trailer: नवाजुद्दीन सिद्दीकी की फिल्म 'मोतीचूर चकनाचूर' का ट्रेलर रिलीज, आथिया शेट्टी संग नए अंदाज में आए नजर". NDTV.
  2. ^ "'Motichoor Chaknachoor' trailer: The Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty starrer rom-com makes for a sweet watch". The Times of India. 11 October 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Motichoor Chaknachoor trailer out: Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty film is a laugh riot". India Today. 11 October 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Motichoor Chaknachoor trailer: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Athiya Shetty are desperate to get married, watch video". Hindustan Times. 11 October 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  5. ^ Magan, Srishti (11 October 2019). "'Motichoor Chaknachoor' Trailer Brings An Unusual Couple, Nawaz & Athiya, In An Unexpected Marriage". ScoopWhoop. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  6. ^ "'Motichoor Chaknachoor' review: Fails to capitalise on the odd couple's chemistry".
  7. ^ "'Motichoor Chaknachoor' premieres on Netflix".
  8. ^ "Motichoor Chaknachoor Director Debamitra Biswal accused of Rs 32 lakh by Bihar Distributor".
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  10. ^ "Why Nawazuddin Siddiqui said yes to 'Motichoor Chaknachoor'". The Times of India. 11 October 2019. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Motichoor Chaknachoor Director Debamitra Biswal accused of Rs 32 lakh by Bihar Distributor".
  12. ^ "Motichoor Chaknachoor - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Jio Saavn.
  13. ^ "Box Office collection day 2: Marjaavaan & Motichoor Chaknachoor witness a jump in the footfall".

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