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Kareena Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Paresh Rawal, Suniel Shetty, Shahid Kapoor, Sushma Reddy, Rajpal Yadav, Om Puri, Shakti Kapoor
Himesh Reshammiya

Chup Chup Ke

Thursday, January 1, 1970 • Hindi Comments

If there is a craftsman who can treat a complex plot with numerous twists and turns to make a simple yet engrossing movie, it is a Priyadarshan. 'Hera Pheri', 'Hungama', 'Hulchul', 'Garam Masala', 'Malamaal Weekly' - each of his comedies had numerous plots and subplots [with Hungama taking the cake] but still Priyadarshan has always managed a HIT record. His films may not find good response from critics but junta has ALWAYS given him a THUMBS UP when it comes to comedies. Expect 'Chup Chup Ke' too be following the same route that again takes Priyadarshan to his favorite territory - a complex comedy told simply.

Imagine what happens when the following meet:

An unemployed boy, his constantly pestering parents, his lovely fiancee, two fishermen in debt, a businessman, a mute girl, her cousin, and a possessive brother!

When these 10 characters meet, fireworks are bound to be expected!

'Chup Chup Ke' is the story of a young man Jeetu [Shahid Kapoor] who belongs to a small town and is knee deep in debt. He spends his entire youth running away from the lenders and situation reaches to such a worst stage that his parents too start blaming him for the misfortune that he has brought to his family. He has a lovely fiancee too named Pooja [Sushma Reddy] who sticks to him inspite of the fact that his life is going nowhere. Disgusted with the way life is treating him, he finally decides to take a drastic step:

He now wants to end his life so that his family could live on his insurance. And he does attempt that by jumping into the sea!

But when was the last time you actually saw a Hindi film hero diving into the sea in the very first reels and not getting saved!? He too is saved by the most unsuspecting lot! A fishermen duo, namely Bandya [Paresh Rawal] and Gundya [Rajpal Yadav]!

Do you have a smile on your face already? Is so, then hold on because the smiles are soon going to get converted into heaps of laughter. Why? Because now it's the time to narrate the story of Bandya and Gundya! These are the men who themselves suffering in their lives. How?

They themselves are in debt and are finding ways to repay the money they owe to Prabhat Singh Chauhan [Om Puri], a Gujarati businessman!

Are they able to find a way now? Yes, they do, by making Jeetu work for Prabhat in return for the money the they owe. Also, they (wrongly) come to a conclusion that Jeetu is Mr. Money Bags who could bail them out of their messy situation. Jeetu, fearing that anything he says now may only make things worse for him, decides to take the seemingly easiest but practically the toughest route!

He decides to go deaf and mute, lest he is expected to hear or say anything, and decides to live life - CHUP CHUP KE (keeping quiet!)

On arriving at Chauhan's place he comes in contact with his niece Shruti [Kareena Kapoor] and her friend Meenakshi [Neha Dhupia]. And here comes another twist that brings with it another story and yet another round of confusions and complications! Why? Because Shruti has problems of her own!

She is mute [though not deaf] and hence is forced to live life - CHUP CHUP KE!

Another problem in her life is her engagement being called off recently that leaves her overly protective brother Mangal Singh Chauhan [Suneil Shetty] in constant worries and tension. He now looks forward to finally get her married to a man inspite of the fact that what he is looking for is good dowry. But does Shruti get ready for it? Naah! So how does she save her marriage?

She gets to know that Jeetu is NOT deaf and mute. And now in return of hiding this secret, she wants Jeetu to act as her lover for a short duration! But is everything so simple?