Chup Chup Ke (2006) – Joyride!
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Neha Dhupia, Sunil Shetty, Rajpal Yadav, Paresh Rawal, Sushma Reddy, Shakti Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Om Puri
Jeetu [Shahid Kapoor] is a small-town guy who is constantly in debt and dodging creditors and moneylenders. His father [Anupam Kher], a retired school teacher, and his fiancÃÂ©e Pooja [Sushma Reddy] are made to suffer the consequences of his instability and his debts. Pooja’s father [Manoj Joshi] also feels that Jeetu is not worthy of Pooja and encourages her to marry someone else, which she doesn’t agree to.
Jeetu tries to commit suicide by jumping in the sea, so that his family gets to claim his insurance and pay off his debts. But Jeetu is found entangled in fishing nets by a pair of fishermen, Gundya [Paresh Rawal] and Bandya [Rajpal Yadav], at an altogether new destination: Kolkata.
Gundya owes money to Prabhat Singh [Om Puri], a shrewd Gujarati businessman. On discovering Jeetu caught like a mermaid in their nets, Gundya and Bandya discover a note in Jeetu’s pocket that leads them to assume that he is a millionaire. Later, Gundya keeps Jeetu and Bandya at Prabhat Singh’s palatial home in exchange for the money that he owes.
All this while, Jeetu pretends to be deaf-mute. Complications develop when Prabhat Singh’s niece Shruti [Kareena Kapoor] also turns out to be mute, not deaf. Her over-protective elder brother, Mangal [Suniel Shetty], has fixed her marriage to an affluent businessman in Gujarat.
Jeetu’s secret is revealed one night when Shruti and her cousin Meenakshi [Neha Dhupia] discover him singing. They agree to keep his secret, in return he is asked to play a part in getting a greedy bridegroom to cancel his marriage to Shruti. For this, he has to pretend to be Shruti’s lover.
Mangal, Shruti’s brother, gets to know of the romance. He forces Jeetu to marry Shruti. But there are complications. Jeetu’s family gets to know that he is alive and the family wants him back. Jeetu finds himself at crossroads. On one hand is Shruti and on the other, Pooja.
On the whole, CHUP CHUP KE is yet another enjoyable joyride from Priyadarshan. While the comedy in the first hour will bring the house down, the emotional quotient in the second hour is sure to pull your heart’s strings.