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Carry On, Munna Bhai (2006)

Lage Raho Munna Bhai (original title)
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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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Taglines:

Munnabhai meets Mahatma Gandhi

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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Box Office

Budget:

INR120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$863,073, 4 September 2006

Gross USA:

$2,217,562

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,897,527
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in front of Mahatma Gandhi Library, Munna (Sanjay Dutt) and Circuit (Arshad Warsi) discuss about another radio jockey named Anupama Chopra who talks a lot about Shah Rukh Khan. In real life Anupama Chopra is a famous journalist, film critic. Anupama Chopra is also wife of the film's producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and is the author of the book "King of Bollywood : Shah Rukh Khan and the seductive world of Indian cinema". See more »

Quotes

Jhanvi: Do you walk on the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi?
Murli Prasad Sharma - Munna Bhai: Of course! I walk 3 miles everyday on Mahatma gandhi Street
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References The Fast and the Furious (2001) 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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Lage Raho MunnaBhai..............
4 September 2006 | by Rahul_GairolaSee all my reviews

Now that i have visited the NEARBY single screen twice for LRM , it's about time to write a detailed review(quite a big achievement as it's 10 km away from my residence ,all thanks to the VVC-Multiplexes stand off).

Half an hour into the film & i was thinking , WTH is happening ova here? I mean there wasn't any definitive motive behind munna's shenanigans but as we reach towards the intermission point , i was squeezed into a compromise.

& the second half...well it delivers, delivers big time as munnabhai's "Gandhigiri"does create a "chemical locha" in our hearts & how ! Hats off to Hirani, & abhijat Joshi for creating such memorable screenplay which makes u rethink about bapu's relevance today, it's just stuffed up with great scenes whether it's about a man trying to get rid of unwanted stains on his door courtesy his pan chewing irreverent neighbour or an old retired teacher trying to get even with a corrupt officer in pure Gandhigiri style , they all create such a huge impact on one's psyche.

Arshad once again does a great job , on first viewing i founded him a bit OTT at times but the second session convinced me that his was a performance driven by astounding comic timing , well done circuit(though his screen time was a let down).

Boman as Lucky was great too , sometimes his Punjabi lingo faltered but overall this definitely is his first notable outing post MMBBS.

Vidya is good but her Guuuuuuudmorning mumbai does irritate u at times , still she was better than gracy .

& then there is sanjay dutt without whom munnabhai can never be what it is today , such a heartfelt performance that it makes u weep & smile at the same time ,one of the rarest of rare feet i must say.It's amazing to see that how he swings from Zinda's maniac urgency to munnabhai's goofy charm ,all in all Yet another awesome outing for him .

Easily the best film of the year , waiting for munnabhai's next innings and until then , Lage Raho Munnabhai.

8.5/10


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