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

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Rajkumar Hirani

Writers:

Vidhu Vinod Chopra (screenplay associate), Rajkumar Hirani (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sanjay Dutt ... Murliprasad 'Munna Bhai' Sharma
Arshad Warsi ... Sarkeshwar 'Circuit'
Vidya Balan ... Jhanvi
Boman Irani ... Lakhbir 'Lucky' Singh
Dilip Prabhavalkar ... Mahatma Gandhi
Dia Mirza ... Simran L. Singh
Jimmy Sheirgill ... Victor D'Souza (as Jimmy Shergill)
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Kkhurana
Parikshit Sahni ... D'Souza
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 ... Bomi Uncle (as Bomi Dotivala)
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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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The film was a major hit and got a cult status. See more »

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Murli Prasad Sharma - Munna Bhai: One day I woke up and saw that my father had gone.
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Featured in 52nd Filmfare Awards (2007) See more »

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Samjho Ho Hi Gaya
Written by Swanand Kirkire
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Vinod Rathod, Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Munna Meets Mahatma Gandhi!!
2 September 2006 | by kathuria_nidhiSee all my reviews

The second innings of Munna Bhai and Ciruit in 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai' is one cracker of an innings! It's better than the first one, extracts more laughs and punches and the characters have a more humane temperament that explores the other side of 'bhaigiri'. The plot is truly the winning card of the movie, not to discount the effective casting, dialogues that are a mix of funny and introspective, a rib-tickling screenplay, enjoyable situational songs and a first rate direction. Sanjay Dutt as Munna Bhai and Arshad Warsi as Circuit wear their characters as their second skins, more comfortably, more snuggly and are more lovable than their avatars in the earlier Munna Bhai MBBS. Ditto for Boman Irani who dons the role of Lucky Singh, a sardarji builder; a meanie with a heart. Vidya Balan also puts her best foot forward as a radio jockey who makes Dutt's heart goes hmmm... Dia Mirza and Jimmy Shergill justify their cameo appearances. A surprise element during the climax is a thoughtful addition and cheers the audience, specially the female audience threefold. Though the film is not a sequel to Munna Bhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munna Bhai retains the characters of Munna and Circuit in the lead roles and their nontoxic, almost childlike idiosyncrasies. This idea also gives an unlimited scope for possibilities the hit pair of Munna and Circuit can indulge into in future. Lage Raho Munna Bhai is a story about Murli Prasad Sharma aka Munna who meets Mahatma Gandhi and undergoes a heart transformation. For Munna, breaking bones and abducting people at the snap of his fingers was easier than the courage it required to walk on the path of non-violence and truth. Hesitatingly and unwittingly he takes the road less traveled, which is thorny and full of obstacles in return for self revelation and a guilt-free conscience that fears nothing and no-one. The 'Gandhivad' is turned into 'Gandhigiri' by self proclaimed Professor Murli Prasad Sharma for its practical implementation in the present day, without sounding preachy or heavy-duty. There is a similar 'offering the other cheek' when someone slaps you, confessions of truth and also the 'satyagrah' for a bunch of old people who lose their house called 'Second Innings' to the manipulative and greedy Lucky Singh. Sad but true that our nation won freedom but lost its people, Murli tries to revive faith, courage, truth and justice in people from different walks of life. With his new found ideology or the chemical 'locha' in his brain, he triumphs over the cynics or the lost souls and also wins the love of his life. An interesting observation can be made between Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra's 'Rang De Basanti' and Rajkumar Hirani's 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai', the fact that though the theme of both films is more or less the same, the approach to resolving the conflict is in complete contrast with each other, like two ends of the same thread. Yet both films succeed in their own unique ways and deliberate the depths of human emotions and reflections in an identical manner. In the end, hats off to Vidhu Vinod Chopra for producing a film that is a wholesome entertainer and succeeds in giving a heartfelt message in the times where films are made merely to fulfill the whims and fancies of egoistic filmmakers.

-Nidhi Kathuria


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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:

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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2.35 : 1
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