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Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)

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Lakhbir 'Lucky' Singh
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Simran L. Singh (as Diya Mirza)
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Victor D'Souza
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Kkhurana
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Batuk Maharaj
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Cuckoo, Lucky Singh's secretary
Parikshat Sahni ...
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Arun Bali
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Girl who calls Murli
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Storyline

A hilarious underworld gangster known as Munna Bhai falls comically in love with a radio host by the name of Jahnvi, who runs an elders' home, which is taken over by an unscrupulous builder, who gets the residents kicked out ironically with the help of Munna's sidekick, Circuit, while Munna is busy romancing Jahnvi elsewhere. Munna, who is now masquerading as a Professor specializing in the life of Mahatma Gandhi, must now battle his very own forces and the builder - but he has one ally on his side - none other than the great man - Mahatma Gandhi himself. Only trouble is that Munna may have problems convincing everyone about this presence - as he is apparently is the only one who can see and hear him. Written by Sumitra (corrected by Carrie)

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Munnabhai meets Mahatma Gandhi

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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1 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Lage Raho Munna Bhai  »

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Budget:

INR 120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£233,158 (UK) (1 September 2006)

Gross:

£233,158 (UK) (1 September 2006)
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The original script for the sequel was supposed to be based on lawyers, as a follow up to the doctor story in Munnabhai 1. Raju Hirani was not happy with the script and continued working for 2 years to develop the perfect sequel. Few episodes regarding lawyers were anyway incorporated in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Murli Prasad Sharma - Munna Bhai: [Munna Bhai is slapped by a police officer] Gandhi said if you are slapped, kindly show them the other cheek!
[he turns his other cheek toward the officer]
Murli Prasad Sharma - Munna Bhai: [the officer slaps his other cheek, Munnbhai punches him] Gandhi didn't say what to do after he hits the other one!
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References The Pink Panther (1963) See more »

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Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Vinod Rathod
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Munnabhai - the magic recreated!!!!
4 September 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Probably, this is the best movie sequel ever produced in the Hindi cinema and surely would be one of the top ten comedy Hindi movies of all times. I can't remember if any comedy movie (hindi or other) ever been able to deliver such a strong message in such a subtle and non-preachy manner. Coming out of the cinema hall, you can't help from having that huge delightful smile on your face.. This movie isn't a sequel in its true sense; apart from the characters of Munnabhai and Circuit, there is nothing in common with its predecessor (unarguably, the movie would not have been possible without these two characters as in their original form).

Few reasons which turn it to a must watch movie:

1) awesome movie, with astounding screenplay, story, characterization and many other things. Its a 100% clean movie with no risqué dialogues, no item number, no vulgar dresses and no vulgar scenes, which is an achievement in today's times.

2) Performance of Munnabhai and Circuit duo - Sanjay dutt is undoubtedly the most lovable bollywood bhai, he is bit old now but still going very strong and Circuit has come up with his magic yet again, this guy's timing of dialogues is perfect... In all, the duo rocks!!!!!!!

3) Strong, strong and very strong message delivered... I won't delve much onto this or else risk disclosing the story and henceforth the fun... Everybody is going to respect Mahatma even more after watching this movie - bet you are going to love that enigmatic smile

4) Jhanavi (Vidya Balan)... such a graceful beauty, her face is like bright morning light; gosh, the lady literally smiles with her eyes, you are bound to fall in love with this gurl, just like Munnabhai.. apart from that she acts very well and gives a strong performance...

There are many more things that make this movie memorable and a treat to watch.... surely, something to watch before you die :-)


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