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Chori Chori (2003)

  • Release Date2003
  • GenreComedy, Romance, Musical, Drama
  • FormatColor
  • LanguageHindi
  • Run Time235 mins
  • Censor RatingU
  • Censor Certificate NumberCIL-1-53-2003-MUM
  • Certificate Date21/07/2003
  • Shooting LocationFilm City, Mebhoob, Filmistan, Filmalaya, Films Division

Everyone falls in love. Or so they say.

It's the one thing that makes the mornings glow, the days flow and puts a smile on everything.

The one thing that poets and philosophers from the Bards of the West to the Sufis of the East have raved about since the beginning of time.

And It's the one thing that we know nothing about. Not even when it happens.

Because it sneaks up on us like the wind in the woods, and washes us with it's freshness.
Chori Chori.

And one thing is certain: it will always be gloriously uncertain, testing its prey in every sort of way.

Making them hurt. Making them want to turn away from it forever.

But, as we know - Everything falls in love!

Even the two complete misfits in our story- Ranbir (Ajay Devan in a refreshing portrayal) and Khushi (Rani Mukherji providing us huge insight into hitherto untapped talent.)

Two misfits who find that its not always necessary that the hand should fit the glove, or vice versa.

That sometimes square pegs do fit in round holes! And sometimes they don't!

Ranbir ....An architect in a Delhi firm, hails from Shimla, from one of the most lovable, most loving families you could ever find. A family that is characterized by a universal twinkle in their eyes, and represented by a wonderful cast (Kamini Kaushal, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Tiku Talsania, Smita Jaykar, and a host of others).

And Khushi.....A hostess in a Delhi banquet hall. Who hails from nowhere! And bluffs her way through everything. So - Ranbir and Khushi.

Meet unexpectedly on Delhi's winty streets. And the sparks - well - They refuse to fly!

But what begins for them is a most unexpected adventure - with them striking an even more expected deal.

It's an adventure that runs in different directions for those two opposites.

The vagabond Khushi, (or "Miss Nautanki"), an orphan raised by a group of traditional North Indian wedding singers, has always seen beautiful weddings, and in her hidden moments has secretly longed for her Knight in shining armour to sweep her off her feet into one.

This unique adventure provides her with a looking glass into her dream world-

A world she had thought others could have.

A world filled with a caring (if slightly eccentric) family, full of happiness, warmth and togetherness.

A world preparing for what has been her secret childhood dreams - A family tale wedding.

Happy to be even on inconsequential part of this world, Kushi inadvertently lets her guard down, and gets carried away in the maze of her own dream-And she realises  that things will never be the same again. 

Because everyone falls in love. And sometimes it hurts like hell.

For the complicated Ranbir (a.k.a. "Mr. Sadiyal") the adventure, the experience, unexpectedly opens up a new world
A world where he finds strength. To fulfill his dreams.

Because a stranger shows him shows him that she believes in him. And strange as it seems to him at first, this belief is what matters. Was probably what he needed all along.

And more than matter, it soothes, it heals. Slowly, tentatively, he starts loosing his shackles.

Difficult. For a guy who had started believing that falling in love ruins everything.

But then he hadn't counted on a con-girl changing all that!

So he finds his perspective changing. And unbelievably, it puts a smile on his face. And one in his heart. Till the dream breaks. And he realises that this time he may have lost everything.

But why does this always happen?

Don't we all know? Or do we?

Because everyone falls in love - Or so they say.

(From the official press booklets)