Nostalgia, This is my favorite word. I am a 90’s kid and my heart is probably is the 70’s.So, as a old school person, I will be reviewing a movie, which never fails to make me smile.
Chupke Chupke. A Hrishikesh Mukherjee classic. Hrishi Da, as some of you might know (Mostly may not know), was a gem of a story teller we had. His simple stories and unique style had such an impact, that generations remember him as an ace film maker. Chupke chupke takes us back to the times, when bollywood movies made sense. The movie begins in the hills, ‘Sulekha’ played by Sharmila Tagore is a college student on field trip and Dharmendra as Professor Parimal Tripathi, for some reason, is a watchman. Both of them look like they were crafted for their characters they are playing. The soothing screenplay is like a movie version of comfort food. Its comfort viewing. Both the protagonists fall in love and are soon married, of course you have to watch to know, how it happened. If I reveal more, it will be like giving away too much. As plot is so simple, it can be summed up in 4 lines. But don’t let the simplicity deceive you. It is all in manner, how the story is told. So, Dharmendra and Sharmila get married and the real drama begins. Since, I can’t reveal the plot, let me introduce you to some of the characters. We meet ‘Kumar’,Amitabh Bachpan as an English Professer, A not so angry young man, with whom I fell in love with instantly. We have a ‘Know it all’ Jijaji, played by the legendry Om Prakash, who wants a ‘shudh’ hindi speaking Driver from Allahabad. There is a Asrani as the best friend we all need, and also we have a very coy yet bubbly ‘Vasudha’, played by Jaya Bhadhuri. They all come along, and make us wanting to be a part of their world.
I think this should be enough to get anyone to watch the film. The movie has some of the most loveable characters, in the history of Bollywood. Dharmedra’s Charm will sway you like a swing. Sharmila’s smile will leave you mesmerized. The romance is subtle yet you can feel it. The comedy is not all over the place, still you will be smiling throughout.
A classic in every sense. When my father says, they don’t make movies like our days any more, Chupke Chupke is reason I believe him.
Want to feel good this weekend, Watch Chupke Chupke.
Disclaimer: The above review solely illustrates the views of the writer.