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Chup Chup Ke August 31, 2006

Posted by Sai in Hindi, Movies, Reviews.

I did not expect much from this movie since it flopped but checked it out hoping for some good Priyadarshan style comedy. I found this one surprisingly likeable. This is neither an epic love story nor a laugh riot but it has a bit of everything. This is a Priyadarshan remake of the Malayalam hit Punjabi House that was written and directed by Meccartin Raffi who also made Thenkasipattanam (Hanuman Junction in Telugu) that was remade into many languages (Punjabi House was also remade into telugu by Kodi Ramakrishna as Maa Balaji with Vadde Naveen, Maheswari and Laya).

Shahid Kapur is more likeable in this movie compared to Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi. There is some scope for the display of Shahid’s dancing skills in the group songs and he looks good in them. Kareena Kapoor looks good (generally I don’t like the way looks and acts but here she was fine) but this is not really a role with scope for acting though she plays a dumb girl. Neha Dhupia surprisingly gets a meaty role almost on par with Kareena, and she does a good job without taking her clothes off (she looks quite nice in the shalwar kameez). The rest of the cast include Priyadarshan favorites like Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Om Puri, Sunil Shetty and a host of others. As usual Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav are key to the comedy in the movie. Sushma Reddy plays a cameo and performs better than what she did in Chocolate. This movie appeals visually with nice sets and costumes. The music is not of the popular Himesh Reshammiya variety (he sings only one song in the album) but isn’t bad. I particularly liked the Tumhi Se song which was also picturised well. Some of the dramatic scenes (that thankfully do not get overly melodramatic) could have moved faster. Particularly, the start, which was slightly slow and depressing could have been better. This is a movie aimed at the family audiences and they should enjoy this.


1. Shujath - August 31, 2006

I’ve been wary of the movies Priyadarshan has been making lately. Earlier Priyan’s comedies were quite subtle but I guess from Hungama onwards they have become louder and louder and the laughs have been constantly reducing…especially his last two ‘hits’ Garam Masala and Malamaal Weekly were bad.

Compared to that Chup Chup Ke is far far better. This is only second film of Shahid Kapur I’ve seen and I thought he was pretty good. Rajpal Yadav had a bigger footage than Paresh Rawal in this one. But one suggestion to Priyadarshan….please stop casting Shakti Kapoor and that guy (I don’t know his name but he plays a loud mouthed character in every Priyadarshan film…In this one he plays Sushma Reddy’s father). If you’ve liked Priyadarshan movies before, then you should like this one too….definitely one of the better comedies released in this year

2. Rupesh - January 25, 2012

I like to dalikatad this song my girlfriand

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