It has been more than a month since this movie had released in the theatres and I haven’t seen it till yesterday! The reason being, I was aprehensive as to whether Lage Raho Munnabhai would live upto the level of expectations that were set by the earlier movie – Munnabhai M.B.B.S! The latter was one of my all-time favourites and I was loath to believe that LRMB would at par with MBBS, let alone better it! But after a month’s err…abstinence, I was finally made to watch LRMB and voila! it turned out to be not a bad movie after all….though not as good a complete product as MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai does stand tall in its own right and deserves all the appreciation and accolades that it has received.
So, Lage Raho Munnabhai is the story of yet another episode in the lives of Murli Prasad Sharma (Munnabhai) and Sarkeshwar (Circuit). What is unique is the fact that from the first part, only these two characters (and a few others from the Dhobi Ghat) retain their roles; whereas a few others are back in newer characters. Apart from Munna and Circuit, the move revolves around a third, and most central character – Mahatma Gandhi. The movie brings to the forefront, the teachings of the Mahatma in a unique fashion – through the actions/talks of Munnabhai. Read the movie stor/review here.
One of the best movies that I have ever seen on celluloid. though it lacks in some places, overall itz a mast movie! An eclectic mix of classy and massy stuff with a generous dose of comedy and all-round feeling of goodness! Never in a movie I have seen a message being preached out to the audience in a hillarious yet subtle way!
- Sanjay Dutt was top-notch as Munna/Professor,
- Arshad Warsi takes the cake for his timing and though his liners were wittier in Munnabhai MBBS he rocks in this one too.
- The Face-off between Sanjay & Boman Irani, though reminding of the first part, is a class apart
- The Gandhigiri Vs. Dadagiri sub-plot, with a subtle message
- Music is average. Only Samjho ho hi gaya and Pal Pal are good
- Vidya Balan’s Dubbed tone
- Lack of sentiment w.r.t the old-age home inmates (whatever senti is there, is related to Munna-Circuit or munna himself)
- Awkward ending wherein Munna doesn’t know that it was Lucky Singh’s daughter he helped save.
- Some characters were slightly wasted. Jimmy Shergill, Dr. Rustom from the first part….
- Could’ave developed the point about Bapu knowing what Munna himself knows so that it becomes clear that it is Munna’s own inner voice in the form of Bapu or something on those lines…
My Rating: 7/10