for his flair for comedy, director Priyadarshan, comes up with another winner
at the UK box office with Chup Chup Ke. |
first half is an all out comedy but post interval comes on a more serious note.
constantly borrowing money from people and a failing business, Jeet (Shahid Kapoor)
no way out, he insures himself and decides to commit suicide, hoping that the
money will be enough to pay off his debts.
his family and fiancée believe that he is dead, he is rescued by the fishermen
team of Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav.
acts dumb and the two fishermen gets lumbered with him.
the intention of getting rid of him, Paresh hands him over to a wealthy businessman
(Om Puri), as a collateral for lending them his boat.
is where Jeet meets Shruthi (Kareena) who is still unmarried, as she cannot mute.
Her sister and interpreter (Neha Dhupia) is smart and soon sees through Jeet.
Shruthi is smitten by him, and will go against everyone, including her hot headed
brother Mangal (Sunil Shetty), to win him over.
agrees to marry Shruthi, thanks to Neha helping the couple.
for him, his parents and fiancée get wind of the fact that he is alive.
appear on his wedding day to take him back. An intense drama follows, which eventually
ends to everyone's satisfaction
an interesting plot which gets dampened by comedy as it gets monotonous after
midway, the director changes course of action as comedy turns to an emotional
tear jerker. This manages to hold the audiences' attention.
the cast, everyone has put a lot of hard work though special mention goes to Rajpal
Yadav and Neha Dhupia.
breaks her Julie and Sheesha character image and gives an excellent
performance. The screenplay and cinematography are first rate.
only unfortunate thing is that though the story is set in Bengal, in a Gujrati
household, neither does anyone sound like a Bengali nor like a Gujrati.
is these finer points of filmmaking and acting that can convert a good film into
a great film. Also Indian filmmakers have a lot to learn, in the department of
voice styling and design.
Chup Chup Ke is a good entertainer but even better if the director concentrated
on the finer points.
by our guest reviewer