Chupke Chupke (1975)

Comedy-drama/Drama 2h 30m
Cast: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Om Prakash, Asrani usha kiran
Genre: Comedy-drama/Drama
Duration: 2h 30m
Producer: Hrishikesh Mukherjee, N.C. Sippy
Music Director(s): Sachin Dev Burman
Lyricist(s): Anand Bakshi
Release Date: 03 Apr, 1975
Budget: INR 991,000


Cast and Crew

Dr. Parimal Tripathi
Sulekha Chaturvedi
Professor Sukumar Sinha
Vasudha Kumar
Haripad Chaturvedi (as David)
Sumitra Sharma
Lata Kumar Srivastav (as Lily Chakraborty)
James D'Costa (Driver) (as Kesto Mukherjee)
Raghavendra Sharma (Raghav)


  • Dr. Parimal Tripathi: What is an actor? A mere puppet in the hands of the director.
  • Professor Sukumar Sinha: [Angrily] I'll tell everyone the truth. [Pointing at Pyare Mohan] Professor Sukumar Sinha: I'll tell them who you are. I'll tell them who I am. [Pointing at Prashant] Professor Sukumar Sinha: I'll even tell them who you are. Prashant Kumar Srivastav: Why me? They know me as Prashant and I am Prashant. Professor Sukumar Sinha: Ok; Then what's the problem in telling the truth?
  • Professor Sukumar Sinha: The thing that is there, isn't there. And the thing that isn't there, how can it be there?
  • Dr. Parimal Tripathi: Don't spoil the drama after it has reached the climax.


  • Just before the song 'baagon mein phool khilte hain' there is a piece of music of the song 'pyar hi pyar' which is from a superhit movie of the same name starring Dharmendra and vyjyantimala.
  • Md. Rafi has one stanza less in the the song 'Sa re ga ma', as he was not present during the dubbing session. Kishore Kumar, who was the other singer, sang the additional stanza.
  • This hilarious comedy is a remake of the very famous Bengali movie "Chhadmabeshi" starring Uttam Kumar and Madhabi Mukherjee.
  • Viewing a solar eclipse with naked a eye causes damage to the eyes. During the February solar eclipse of 1980 the Indian government broadcast Chupke Chupke during the eclipse on India's state broadcaster Doordarshan to encourage people to stay inside and not venture out and look at the eclipse with the naked eye.
  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee wanted newcomers for the parts played by Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri.