Chocolate (2005 film)

Chocolate is a 2005 Indian Hindi-language crime thriller film starring Anil Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, Irrfan Khan, Arshad Warsi, Emraan Hashmi, Tanushree Dutta and Sushma Reddy in the lead roles.[1] The film was an adaptation of 1995 Hollywood film The Usual Suspects and received mixed reviews.[2][3]

Chocolate
Chocolate (2005 film) poster.jpg
Directed byVivek Agnihotri
Written by
Produced by
Starring
Narrated by
CinematographyAttar Singh Saini
Edited by
  • Vivek Agnihotri
  • Satyajeet Gazmer
Music byPritam
Distributed byPen N Camera International
Release date
  • 16 September 2005 (2005-09-16)
Running time
162 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget90 million
Box office800 million

PlotEdit

Following the 11 September 2001 attacks in the US, an explosion in a motorboat shatters the peace on Christmas Eve in London, UK. Following this incident is a daring robbery on an armoured vehicle carrying billions of pounds. The police suspect two Indians: Pipi (Irrfan Khan) and Sim (Tanushree Dutta). They are interrogated extensively amidst allegations that they may be linked to Al-Qaeda.

Crime journalist Monsoon Iyer (Sushma Reddy) learns about their plight, meets them, and asks advocate Krishan Pundit (Anil Kapoor) to represent them in court. Krishan meets with the two, listens to their side of the incidents, is convinced of their innocence, and is quite sure that the two incidents, as well as the deaths of three of Pipi and Sim's friends Chip (Arshad Warsi), Deva (Emraan Hashmi) and Rocker (Sunil Shetty), were the actions of a notorious terrorist named Murtaza Arzai.

Listening to Sim and Pipi, Krishan investigates and pieces together the story of how the three died on the boat that night at Arzai's hand. Krishan succeeds in persuading the presiding judge of their innocence, and the charges against them are dismissed and sealed. However, a fleeting glance at a magazine lying on his office table tells Krishan that the names in Sim and Pipi's story match up with names on the magazine's cover stories and the story must therefore be made up. Sim and Pipi escape scot free, to meet with Rocker, Devaa, and Chip whose supposed deaths turn out to be part of the ruse.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Chocolate
Soundtrack album by
Released23 July 2005 (2005-07-23) (Digital Release)
16 September 2005 (2005-09-16) (Film)
GenreFeature Film soundtrack
Length44:06
LabelT-Series
ProducerPritam
Pritam chronology
Dhoom
(2004)
Chocolate
(2005)
Garam Masala
(2005)

The soundtrack of Chocolate is composed by Pritam. The songs "Halka Halka" and "Zahreeli Raatein" were chartbusters.[citation needed]

All music is composed by Pritam.

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Halka Halka Sa Yeh Sama"Mayur PuriSonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan5:10
2."Zahreeli Raatein"Praveen BharadwajK.K.4:50
3."Jhuki Jhuki"Dev KohliSunidhi Chauhan, Kailash Kher5:17
4."Mummy"Mayur PuriSunidhi Chauhan4:43
5."Panaahon Mein Mohabbat Ki"Praveen BharadwajKunal Ganjawala4:12
6."Bheega Bheega"Ajeet SrivastavaIndee & Sunidhi Chauhan5:05
7."Halka Halka Sa Yeh Sama" (Remix)Mayur PuriSonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan4:23
8."Khalish"Mayur PuriSuzanne & Kunal Ganjawala5:23
9."Chocolate Theme" Instrumental5:03
Total length:44:06

ControversyEdit

Actress Tanushree Dutta accused director Vivek Agnihotri of inappropriate behavior with her during the making of the movie, allegedly telling her "to dance without clothes".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBC - Movies - review - Chocolate (Deep Dark Secrets)". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Review: Chocolate is worth a bite". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Jaspreet Pandohar review of Chocolate (Deep Dark Secrets) (2005)". BBC. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Tanushree Dutta accused Vivek Agnihotri of behaving inappropriately with her during the making of Chocolate".

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