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Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)

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Munna Bhai embarks on a journey with Mahatma Gandhi in order to fight against a corrupt property dealer.

Director:

Rajkumar Hirani

Writers:

Vidhu Vinod Chopra (screenplay associate), Rajkumar Hirani (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjay Dutt ... Murliprasad 'Munna Bhai' Sharma
Arshad Warsi ... Sarkeshwar 'Circuit'
Vidya Balan ... Jhanvi
Jimmy Sheirgill ... Victor D'Souza (as Jimmy Shergill)
Dia Mirza ... Simran L. Singh
Boman Irani ... Lakhbir 'Lucky' Singh
Dilip Prabhavalkar ... Mahatma Gandhi
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Kkhurana
Parikshat Sahni ... D'Souza (as Pareekshit Sahani)
Saurabh Shukla ... Batuk Maharaj
Supriya Shukla ... Lucky's wife
Achyut Potdar ... 2nd Innings' resident
Atmaram Bhende ... Atmaram, the old father
Arun Bali ... (as Arun Baali)
Bomie E. Dotiwala Bomie E. Dotiwala ... Bomi Uncle (as Bomi Dotivala)
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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


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

1 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Keep at It Munna Bhai See more »

Filming Locations:

India

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Budget:

INR 120,000,000 (estimated)
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DTS | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original script for the sequel was supposed to be based on lawyers, as a follow up to the doctor story in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003). Rajkumar Hirani was not happy with the script and continued working for 2 years to develop the perfect sequel. A few scenes involving lawyers were nevertheless incorporated in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Murli Prasad Sharma - Munna Bhai: What is on 2 october?
Circuit: Dry Day brother.
Murli Prasad Sharma - Munna Bhai: What is Dry Day?
Circuit: No idea brother.
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Lage Raho Munna Bhai - Remix
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Shaan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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One of the best Hindi movies that I have seen.
2 September 2006 | by movie_freak_dubaiSee all my reviews

I saw Lage Raho Munnabhai last night and it's still in my head today. I always go to watch sequels with a bit of trepidation but Mr. Hirani soon eased my fears with a wonderfully thought out comedy that is funny and has a message which he puts across without being preachy. Most of the same cast back again with only Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi reprising their roles and playing the same characters again. This movie cannot be considered as a sequel as it is more of an episode in Munnabhai's life not unlike James Bond films or Charlie Chaplin's tramp.

Sanjay Dutt is just perfect as Munnabhai... i cannot imagine anyone else playing this role. It was said that Munnabhai was first offered to Shahrukh Khan, while i do like the King Khan i feel he would have gone overboard with this role. Sanju baba plays with a lot of conviction and i believe his true character and honesty shine throughout the film. He handles the comedic and emotional scenes with ease.... so naturally. Good rapport with the Bapu character.Arshad Warsi a.k.a Sarkeshwar a.k.a Circuit was also brilliant ...excellent chemistry with sanju and had some nice sequences. I liked him since the time he appeared in Tere Mere Sapne... and is coming into his own as a Bollywood star in his own right.

Vidya Balan was bright and chirpy... great teeth! Only disappointment was that Boman Irani did not have the same impact as he did with Dr. Astana but still a great performance. He makes the audience like and empathise with him even though he could be considered the villain of the piece.

Direction was excellent, song sequences were handled beautifully with most of the songs being situational all well shot especially 'Samjho ho hi gaya' & 'Pal Pal Har pal'. This movie just proves that Bollywood movies can be just as good and entertaining as Hollywood while still giving us all the masala.

We should all follow "Gandhigiri" but first let's support this great movie by praising it and WATCH IT IN THE CINEMA!!!!!!!!!!!!

10/10.


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