Chhupa Rustam: A Musical Thriller is a 2001 Indian Hindi romantic thriller movie directed by Aziz Sejawal, starring Sanjay Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Mamta Kulkarni, Tinnu Anand, Raj Babbar and Dalip Tahil. The movie revolves around the lives of two men who look alike but have different personalities and love interests.
Nirmal (Sanjay Kapoor) is a wealthy industrialist who is in love with Sandhya (Manisha Koirala), a singer. Raja (also Sanjay Kapoor) is a small-time thief who is in love with Nisha (Mamta Kulkarni), a dancer. One day, Nirmal's car breaks down and he meets Raja, who offers to help him. They are shocked to see their resemblance and decide to swap places for fun. However, things get complicated when Nirmal's enemies kidnap Raja, thinking he is Nirmal, and Nirmal falls into trouble with Raja's gang. Will they be able to escape from their respective dangers and reunite with their lovers?
The movie is a remake of the 1996 Telugu film Pelli Kanuka, which itself was based on the 1988 Hollywood film Big Business. The movie has some catchy songs composed by Anand-Milind, such as "Tu Nikla Chhupa Rustam", "Yeh Chand Koi Deewana Hai" and "Bangla Gaadi Jhumke Kangana". The movie was a moderate success at the box office and received mixed reviews from critics.
The movie has a star-studded cast with some of the popular actors of the 90s. Sanjay Kapoor plays a double role as Nirmal and Raja, showcasing his versatility and charm. Manisha Koirala and Mamta Kulkarni play the love interests of Nirmal and Raja respectively, adding glamour and romance to the movie. Raj Babbar plays the villainous police officer who plots against Nirmal, while Tinnu Anand plays the comic sidekick of Raja. Dalip Tahil, Laxmikant Berde, Navneet Nishan and Neha Pendse play supporting roles as Nirmal's family members and friends.
The movie is a remake of the 1996 Telugu film Pelli Kanuka, which itself was based on the 1988 Hollywood film Big Business. The movie follows the same plot of mistaken identities and swapped lives, with some changes to suit the Indian audience. The movie also borrows some scenes and dialogues from the original films, such as the car breakdown scene, the hotel room scene and the climax scene.
The movie was released on 23 March 2001 and received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. Some praised the movie for its entertainment value, songs and performances, while others criticized it for its lack of originality, logic and coherence. The movie was a moderate success at the box office, earning â¹ 9.47 Crores.[^2^] aa16f39245