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Chori chori chupke chupke tere mere bin

Posted on: September 26, 2017

This article is written by Raja, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in If this article appears in sites like and etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

After a fairly long break, I’m writing a post for the blog today.

There’s no particular reason for this break – it is just one of those things. I go through these periods of high-frequency posting to nil-posting every now and then.

A cricketing analogy for this behaviour would be the equivalent of hitting 3 sixes and then playing out 3 maiden overs. A coach would frown at this inconsistency. 🙂

Fortunately, Atul, tough though he is on himself, is more forgiving. 🙂

I must also add here that a good deal of credit for this post today goes to Peevisie’s Mom. She has been a catalyst for it. We were just discussing upcoming birthdays a few days ago and she mentioned Dev Anand’s birthday coming up.

She said she had lyrics written down for a song but would be travelling during the time, so would probably not be able to do a write-up. I offered to step in and do it on her behalf. 🙂 After all this is Dev Anand – how can we possibly let the occasion go? 🙂

So here it is. A tribute to the one and only, evergreen, ever youthful, stylish, debonair star of Hindi cinema.

Dev Anand.

There are some names that are so firmly entrenched in Hindi cinema that it’s hard to imagine the industry without that person. It has not only to do with fame but also longevity.

Lata Mangeshkar is one name that comes to mind.

And Dev Anand is another.

He started his career in 1946 – and right till his death in 2011, he was acting in films. Now if that isn’t an amazingly long career, I don’t know what is.

During this period, a lot of changes took place around the world, in India, and in the industry.

The industry saw large-scale migration to Pakistan as a result of partition. It also saw changes in genres with time. From the often tragedy-based black-and-white storylines of the early 1950s, to the fun-filled, color films of the 1960s, liberally exploiting the outdoors. From there, to the loud and garish 1970s, to the “lost decade” 1980s, to the revival in the 1990s – and then the new-age in the new millennium noughties.

Yes, Hindi cinema went through all these changes, with time. Many came and went during this period – some adapting and managing to survive, others perishing with passage of time.

But one constant through all this was Dev Anand.

He not only survived through all this, he even rode the wave. So much so that his popularity seemed to be of a unique type – it was not associated with box-office success or failure of his films. (Some might say that was a good thing because his films from the mid-70s onwards are best not judged by box-office performance. 🙂 Just the fact that they were Dev Anand films attracted public attention).

To be fair to him, there were a few successes, like Des Pardes (1978). But there were also others, like Anand Aur Anand (launching his son Suniel Anand) that didn’t do well.

But like Dev Anand himself said in interviews, that didn’t matter to him. He was first and foremost a film-maker and his passion was to make films. That was all that mattered to him. Just the experience of making films gave him tremendous energy. Whether the film was a commercial success or not, he wasn’t too bothered about it.

That was probably one reason he always seemed full of energy. When you’re so passionate about doing something, you don’t think about your physical age. It becomes just a number. Amitabh Bachchan today seems to be of a similar mindset at the moment.

One thing I’d like to mention here though. By the time I started watching films and understanding them, Dev Anand was already being referred to as the “evergreen” hero. I think this already started with Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971), or at least soon after.

Definitely by the time of Heera Panna (1973), Amir Garib (1974) and Ishq Ishq Ishq (1974), the term “evergreen” was stuck with him. As if to suggest, he was a yesteryear star but “evergreen”.

I was just wondering that at the time of these films, being born in Sept 1923, he would have been hardly 50 or 51. The three big Khans today (all born in 1965) are already older. And yet, even as Salman, SRK and Aamir do romantic lead roles (and even action roles), I haven’t heard the tag “evergreen” used for them. They’re still seen as “current” heroes. 🙂 Matter of perception, I suppose, in these changed times.

Anyway, back to Dev Anand.

I will not discuss his filmography or even his life – it’s all out there in the public domain anyway. There’s nothing I can add on this. He was such a legend that his fans know a lot about his life and films.

I must say I am a big Dev Anand fan too. I’ve seen most of his films, especially upto the 1970s. During the 70s (“my decade”), I did miss a few of his films. Some, deliberately. 🙂 I couldn’t muster the courage to watch Amir Garib (1974) or Warrant (1975) when they were released. I’ve since seen Warrant, but not seen Amir Garib yet. Need to watch it one of these days.

But from earlier decades, I’ve seen even relatively less-known ones like Nirala (1950) and Aaram (1951). I’ll admit Madhubala was a major attraction to watch both these films, as was Sharaabi (1964). And though I didn’t exactly like any of these, Dev, with that puff hairstyle, and Madhubala, with that smile, were not the reason. Just that I found either the script boring, or the film painfully slow.

Later Dev’s hairstyle changed – but otherwise, he was the same Dev Anand, with that nodding head and twinkle in his eye.

I wouldn’t consider Dev a great actor (Ava is going to kill me!), but, to his credit, he was never boring. I could easily watch a Dev film for Dev alone. His mannerisms, although repetitive, never bothered me. On the contrary, I quite liked them. 🙂

So today, as I remember him on his birth anniversary, I have very warm regards for him.

I will move on to the song for today.

It is from Bullet (1976).

Now this is also a film that I’d avoided at the time.

But since I was posting this song, and I like to know the context of a song I’m posting, I decided to watch it today.

And I was very pleasantly surprised. I thoroughly enjoyed the film.

This is a Vijay Anand-directed film – and that alone is good reason for me to watch a film. I have very high regard for Vijay Anand as a director.

But I remember reading a review of the film at the time of its release – and it was very critical of Vijay Anand. It said he had completely lost his touch, and had best stop directing if he didn’t want to do further damage to his reputation. So, rather damning.

To be honest, yes, this isn’t classic Vijay Anand. Not by a long shot. If you compare with Nau Do Gyarah or Jewel Thief (also gangster-thriller films), this film comes up woefully short.

And yet, there’s a bit of vintage Goldie here and there, that warmed me to it. I wish there were more scenes – but I’ll take this much. I had low expectations from the film anyway – it ended up surpassing my expectations.

It is a fast-moving, pretty decent, plot based on a James Hadley Chase novel, Just Another Sucker.

I didn’t even know the film starred Parveen Babi, so that came as a very pleasant surprise. There’s Rakesh Roshan in it too, as an assistant cop to Dev Anand, who plays a Police Inspector.

The film, at the start, mentions that it celebrates 25 years of Navketan. That was good to see too.

The song for today is “chori chori chupke chupke tere mere bin” picturised on Dev Anand and newcomer Jyoti Bakshi. Peevisie’s Mom tells me, based on an Internet search, that she is the daughter of Arjun Bakshi, who acted opposite Shammi in Malhaar (1951).

In this scene, Jyoti Bakshi has given Dev Anand something powerful to consume, as an antidote for his headache. She consumes it herself too. The result is, both of them are having hallucinations of the weirdest sorts.

This song was fairly popular in its time – I remember my classmates singing it in school. The picturisation is pretty crazy – and, even by 1970s standards, is very OTT (over the top). That was the thing with Dev Anand in the 1970s. His films often had loud song picturisations.

Talking of songs, it struck me that most 1970s Dev Anand films invariably had at least one popular song – and would often be remembered for that one song. One can say this for Warrant, Bullet, Sahib Bahadur and Darling Darling, at least.

Lyrics are by Anand Bakshi, music by RD Burman.

Lyrics were sent to me by Peevisie’s Mom.

Hope you enjoy the song.



Song-Chori chori chupke chupke tere mere bin(Bullet)(1976) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-RD Burman

Lyrics(Provided by Peevesie’s mom)

chori-chori chupke-chupke
tere mere bin
is kamre mein aur kaun hai
kisne bulaaya
bina poochhe chala aaya
ise pakdo
yeh chor kaun hai
chori-chori chupke-chupke,
tere mere bin
is kamre mein aur kaun hai
kisne bulaaya
bina poochhe chala aaya
ise pakdo
yeh chor kaun hai

hey kahaan hai
yahaan hai
idhar hai
udhar hai
upar hai
neeche hai
kahaan hai
yahaan hai
are yahaa toh koi bhi nahin hai bhai
koi bhi nahin hai
chori-chori chupke-chupke,
tere mere bin
iss kamre mein aur kaun hai
kisne bulaaya
bina poochhe chala aaya,
ise pakdo
yeh chor kaun hai

o o
yeh khidki khuli hai
yeh to band thhi

nahin mujhe taaza hawa pasand thhi
yeh khidki khuli hai
yeh to band thhi

nahin mujhe taaza hawa pasand thi
arrey mujhse kaha hota
main razaamand thhi

sharm-o-haya ki deewaar buland thi
achchha yeh sab chhodo
par itna toh socho
ki main bhi chup aur tum bhi chup
toh kisne machaaya
yeh shor kaun hai,
kaun hai
kaun hai bhai,
arrey yeh toh parda hai
o ho ho ho ho
chori-chori chupke-chupke
tere mere bin
iss kamre mein aur kaun hai

kisne bulaaya
bina poochhe chala aaya
isse pakdo yeh chor kaun hai

dhadkan ko chheda
naa dil se hi khele
kaash aaj raat ham hote akele
dhadkan ko chheda
naa dil se hi khele
kaash aaj raat ham hote akele

hote jo akele toh qayaamat ho jaati
baad mein jo hota
par muhabbat ho jaati
uff kya sitam hai
bada besharam hai
dekho phir aaya
hamen kar raha hai yeh bore kaun hai
arrey kaun hai re kaun hai re

yeh toh main hoon bhai
o ho ho ho
chori-chori chupke-chupke
tere mere bin
iss kamre mein aur kaun hai
kisne bulaya
bina poochhe chala aaya
isse pakdo
yeh chor kaun hai

ai kahaan hai
yahaan hai
idhar hai
udhar hai
upar hai,
neeche hai
kahaan hai
yahaan hai
are yahaa to koi bhi nahin hai bhai
koi bhi nahin hai
koi nahin hai bhai

4 Responses to "Chori chori chupke chupke tere mere bin"




Thank u rajaji for a very entertaining post
It shows ur love for the 70s. And vintage Dev Anand- ur hero.
And thank for fulfilling my request


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