Chocolate (2005 film)
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Chocolate is a 2005 Indian Hindi crime thriller film starring Anil Kapoor, Sushma Reddy, Irrfan Khan, Tanushree Dutta, Sunil Shetty, Arshad Warsi, Emraan Hashmi and the British recording artist Emma Bunton in the lead roles. Most of it was shot in London. The film is severely criticized to be a brazen copy of the 1995 Hollywood film The Usual Suspects.
Directed by : Vivek Agnihotri
Produced by : Vibha Bhatnagar : Ragini Sona : Mehmood Ali
Written by : Rohit Malhotra : Vivek Agnihotri
Starring : Anil Kapoor : Sushma Reddy : Irrfan Khan : Tanushree Dutta : Emma Bunton : Sunil Shetty : Arshad Warsi : Emraan Hashmi
Narrated by : Irrfan Khan : Tanushree Dutta
Music by : Songs: Pritam : Score: Abhijit Vaghani
Cinematography : Attar Singh Saini
Edited by : Vivek Agnihotri : Satyajeet Gazmer
Distributed by : Pen N Camera International
Release date : 16 September 2005
Running time : 162 minutes
Country : India
Language : Hindi
Following the 11 September 2001 attacks in the U.S.A., an explosion in a motorboat shatters the peace on Christmas Eve in London, UK. Following this incident is a daring robbery on an armoured vehicle carrying billions of pounds. The police suspect two Indians: PP (Irrfan Khan) and Sim (Tanushree Dutta). They are interrogated extensively amidst allegations that they may be linked to Al-Qaeda.
Crime journalist Monsoon Iyer (Sushma Reddy) learns about their plight, meets them, and asks her boyfriend advocate Krishan Pundit (Anil Kapoor) to represent them. Krishan meets with the two, listens to their side of the incidents, is convinced of their innocence, and is quite sure that the two incidents — as well as the deaths of three of PP and Sim's friends (Chip (Arshad Warsi), Deva (Emraan Hashmi) and Rocker (Sunil Shetty)) — were the actions of a notorious terrorist named Murtaza Arzai.
Anil Kapoor as Krishan Pundit
Sunil Shetty as Rocker
Emraan Hashmi as Devaa
Arshad Warsi as Chip
Sushma Reddy as Monsoon Iyer
Irrfan Khan as PP
Tanushree Dutta as Simran
Emma Bunton as Tabetha Gagoh
Murli Sharma as Bilal
Raj Zutshi as Roshan Gandhi
Jagmohan Mundhra as Vivek Agnihotri
Kelly Dorjee as Roshan Abbas
Vishwajeet Pradhan as Honey
The soundtrack of Chocolate is composed by Pritam. The songs "Halka Halka" and "Zahreeli Raatein" were chartbusters.
All music composed by Pritam.
Track "Zahreeli Raatein" wasn't used in the movie due to a copyright dispute with Jal and Atif Aslam's "Aadat".
A duet version of "Zahreeli Raatein" was later created to promote the movie, sung by K.K. and Shreya Ghoshal. Originally composed by Jal and written by Aslam, the track is an adaptation of the song "Aadat", sung by Aslam.
Incidentally, the rights of song "Aadat" were purchased by Mahesh Bhatt for his movie Kalyug (2005 film) which released in same year. The song was picturised on actor Emraan Hashmi who was featured in "Zehreeli Raatein" too. Atif Aslam rendered his voice to the track.
"Bheega Bheega" was copied from Abrar-ul-Haq's song "December" from the album Majajani
Actor Tanushree Dutta alleges director Vivek Agnihotri had told her 'kapde utaar ke naacho'  Tanushree Dutta accused Vivek Agnihotri of behaving inappropriately with her during the making of Chocolate.
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