Chitchor (1976)

 ●  Hindi ● 1 hr 43 mins

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Pitamber Choudhry is a schoolmaster who lives in a small village, Madhopur, in India with his wife, and daughter, Gauri. His two other daughters are already married and live in Bombay. His daughter, Meera, has written to him that she has seen a suitable boy, who is an Engineer, returned from Germany, and would like him to be considered as a groom for Gauri. Pitamber and his wife are overjoyed and he goes to the railway station to meet the young man and bring him home. After meeting with him, both he and his wife approve of him and allow Gauri and him to get to know each other. They are ready to go ahead with the wedding as both Gauri and the young man seem to like each other. Than their lives are turned upside down, when they receive another letter from Meera informing them that the Engineer had to go to Delhi, and his arrival has been delayed. Watch what happens to the young man, when he finds out that nothing is going to be the same anymore between him and Gauri on one hand, and her parents on another, and also watch how the Choudhrys get together to welcome their new and genuine son-in-law, Sunil Kishan.
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Cast: Amol Palekar, Zarina Wahab

Crew: Basu Chatterjee (Director), KK Mahajan (Director of Photography), Ravindra Jain (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 29 May 1976 (India)

Hindi Name: चितचोर

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Did you know? The film became a box office hit and received several nominations with also winning a couple of awards. This also completed the 'Debut Silver Jubilee Hatrick' for actor Amol Palekar, who had given hits with his debut film, "Rajnigandha" (1974), followed by "Chhoti Si Baat" (1975). All three films were directed by Basu Chatterjee, and were all Silver Jubilee hits in Mumbai. Read More
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as Vinod
as Geeta P Choudhry
as Pitamber Choudhry
as Postman
as Mrs P Choudhry
as Deepak Kumar 'Deepu' Agnihotri
as Chaubey
as Sunil Kishan

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Saregama India Limited
01 
05:29
Music Director: Ravindra Jain
Lyricist: Ravindra Jain
Playback Singer: Lata Bhatt, KJ Yesudas
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05:07
Music Director: Ravindra Jain
Lyricist: Ravindra Jain
Playback Singer: Lata Bhatt, KJ Yesudas
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05:08
Music Director: Ravindra Jain
Lyricist: Ravindra Jain
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas
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05:04
Music Director: Ravindra Jain
Lyricist: Ravindra Jain
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas
Trivia:
A Bengali remake by name "Sedin Choitro Mas" was also made by director Prabhat Roy.

It has also been remade in Telugu as "Ammayi Manasu" which stars Jayasudha, Chandra Mohan, Kanta Rao.

Another uncredited remake titled "Mindappoochaykku Kalyanam" released in 1990 in Malayalam starring Suresh Gopi, Lizi Priyadarshan and Mukesh.

It was remade in Hindi as "Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon" starring Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan was directed by Sooraj R Barjatya based on same storyline.

The film became a box office hit and received several nominations with also winning a couple of awards. This also completed the 'Debut Silver Jubilee Hatrick' for actor Amol Palekar, who had given hits with his debut film, "Rajnigandha" (1974), followed by "Chhoti Si Baat" (1975). All three films were directed by Basu Chatterjee, and were all Silver Jubilee hits in Mumbai.

The film's title means "Heart Stealer" in Hindi.

It is based on a Bengali story, "Chittachakor" by Subodh Ghosh
Movie Connection(s):
Remade as: Ammayi Manasu (Telugu)
Remade as: Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (Hindi)