Sunday, September 03, 2006

Lage Raho Munnabhai - Movie Review (Hindi, 2006)


Its been a long time since I watched a truly delightful movie. 'Lage Raho Munnabhai' makes for a wonderfully funny cinematic outing while making a poignant point about the relevance of Gandhi's ideals in today's clime.

The movie isnt a sequel but presents the main characters Sanjay Dutt (Mr. Munnabhai) and his deputy Arshad Warsi (Mr. Circuit) in a different set of circumstances. While the first movie was about a son living up to his father ideals, the sequel has loftier aims. Munnabhai has none other than the father of the nation's (Mr. Gandhi's) ideals to live upto.

The story goes as follows. Munnabhai is besotted with Jhanvi (played by a deliciously cute Vidya Balan and man can she smile) who conducts a live show in radio. She also takes care of 6 old men who are no longer looked after by their chilrden. Lucky Singh (played hilariously by Boman Irani) is this ruthless builder who tries to acquire the property of Jhanvi to give it as a wedding gift to his son-in-law's father who is trying to build a mall in that area. During an opportune moment, Lucky does get hold of the property.

Rest of the movie is about how Munnabhai with the help of none other than Gandhi gets back the property and also his lady love. The direction by Hirani is almost flawless and it definitely is much more superior in quality to the first part. Sanjay Dutt and Warsi make an amazing pair. Arshad plays a perennially drunk guy and his dialogue delivery is to watch out over.

The movie does resort to sugar-coated moments and may sound far-fetched at times but its a tribute to the directors skills that you are more than willing to overlook those and get sucked into the cineatic world he portrays.

Hail Munnabhai !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4 comments so far...

Tharini said...

Mahesh....we watched it today in the theatre, and boy was it a ful filled 2 and 1/2 hours, not to mention tear jerking too, at least for me.

I am very very impressed at how effectively they have chosen such a subject and weaved it into today's scenario.

10 star rating if u ask me.

White Magpie said...

Yeah!! The movie was wonderful..

mommyof2 said...

I watched it 2 days back and loved it too.. Even though its not like Nayak type movie still I felt it had similar effect on me.. I wish people make more these kind of movies..

Mayur said...

hiiiiiii,,

the movie is exellent.

its all about

M O H A N D A S

K A R A M C H A N D

G A N D H I