Chori Chori

This article is about the 1956 film. For the 2003 film, see Chori Chori (2003 film). For the 2001 film, see Chori Chori Chupke Chupke.
Chori Chori

Film poster
Directed by Anant Thakur
Produced by L. B. Lachman
Written by Aghajani Kashmeri
Starring Raj Kapoor
Music by Shankar Jaikishan
Cinematography V. N. Reddy
Edited by S. Surya
Distributed by AVM Productions
Release dates
Running time
158 min.
Country India
Language Hindi

Chori Chori (English: Surreptitiously) is a 1956 Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy film directed by Anant Thakur, with music by Shankar Jaikishan and lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra.[1] The film is an unofficial remake of the American film, It Happened One Night. [2] Bhagwan Dada, Pran, David, and Johnny Walker have character parts. This was the last film of Nargis-Raj Kapoor, with Nargis doing one cameo appearance in the Raj Kapoor starrer Jagte Raho. The music of Chori Chori had popular tracks including "Aaja Sanam", "Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi" in the voices of Lata Mangeshkar and Manna Dey, "Jahan Mein Jati Hun" by Lata and Manna and "Sawa Lakh Ki Lottery," by Mohammad Rafi.[3] The movie would later inspire the unofficial 1991 Hindi re-make Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin directed by Mahesh Bhatt and starring Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt.[4] Like 'Chori Chori' it too became a hit.


Kammo (Nargis) lives a very wealthy lifestyle with her widowed multi-millionaire dad, Girhdarilal (Gope), who would like her to get married to someone who is not after their wealth. To his dismay, she chooses to marry a pilot named Sumankumar (Pran), who is known to womanize and for his greed. When he disapproves, she runs away. He advertises for her safe return and offers to pay Rs.1.25 lakh to the finder.

Four days later, Kammo returns and she is not the same anymore; she is more humble, sober, and respectful. Fully appreciative of this, Girdharilal agrees to her marriage to Sumankumar. Just before the marriage, a man named Sagar (Raj Kapoor) approaches them this visit will change their lives forever.




The track "Aaja Sanam" is based on the Italian folk tune Tarantella Napoletana.

Song Singer(s) Lyricist
Aaja Sanam Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey Hasrat Jaipuri
All Line Clear Mohammed Rafi Hasrat Jaipuri
Jahan Mein Jati Hun Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey Shailendra
Is Paar Sajan Lata Mangeshkar Hasrat Jaipuri
Man Bhawan Ke Ghar Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle Shailendra
Panchi Banoon Urti Phiroon Lata Mangeshkar Hasrat Jaipuri
Rasik Balma Lata Mangeshkar Hasrat Jaipuri
Sawa Lakh Ki Lottery Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi Shailendra
Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey Shailendra


  1. "Chori Chori 1956". About Chori Chori. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  2. Desai, Kishwar (2007). Darlinji. India: HarperCollins. p. 142. ISBN 978-81-7223-697-7.
  3. . p. 143. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. "Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin". Retrieved 24 May 2014.

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