LAGE RAHO MUNNA BHAI——review

September 2, 2006 at 2:39 pm 19 comments

Arrey MAMU kya haal hain????? Arrey koi tension ho to apun ko batane ka……..are you are wondering whats wrong with my dialect???????Ya, you guessed it right …….thats the after effect of apun ka bhai—-“MUNNA BHAI”.

This year indeed saw the rise of many sequels be it the laugh riot PHIR HERA PHERI or the super hero KRRISH but none of them could surprass their predecessor’s popularity.But nonetheless they were huge blockbuster hits…..So does LAGE RAHO MUNNA BHAI(LRMB) meet the expectations??????Is it more hilarious than the first part???Read on and all questions will be answered……First and foremost ….. LRMB is a new chapter in the life of Munna and Circuit not a continuation of the first one. Most of the thespians of the first part remain in this sequel giving it the much desired nostalgic feeling but they don upon new guises this time round. So you still get to see the rivalry between Boman and Sanju but it no longer remains that of a principal and student .The only new addition to this cast is Dilip Prabhavalker(pardon me if I got the surname wrong) who plays the part of GANDHI.

This time round Munna falls in love with a radio jockey Jhanavi(Vidhya balan)……her “GOOD MORNING MUMBAI” inflection rings bells in his heart .His desire to meet her gets satiated when he wins a quiz regarding BAPU. So now Munna wears a garb of an erudite History Professor and a true GANDHIAN to impress his girl.When researching about Gandhi to give a lecture ,to Jhanavi’s Dado(and his friends), Munna starts feeling the presence of Gandhi around him.Is this plain hallucination( “chemical ka locha” as munna describes it) or has the spirit of Gandhi decided to pay a visit??????Thats for you people to find out……How Munna then transforms his ways of GUNDAGIRI to GANDHIGIRI forms the crux of the film…….the way he counters the virulent remarks of Boman with Gandhi’s help is utterly entertainable.

So is this a movie of zealous preachery ?????No,not at at all ……. Who says entertainment and gyaan cannot be mixed in the same glass??? With LRMB , Rajkumar Hirani manages to produce a cocktail of the two…….and the drink is indeed repleting……at no point of time would you find the movie sermonizing but yet when you leave the theatre you would have definitely learned a thing or two.

Dialogues are first rate (especially Vidhya’s intro on the “fast life” of GEN X is completely relatable).Cinematography is captivating and is filled with vibrancy.Music by Shantanu (coupled with the meaningful lyrics ) is definitely more melodious than the previous version. The songs are picturised innovatively and act as stepping stones for the script’s flow(and not as a hindrance as normally Bollywood songs do).The soulful ”Bande Ma Tha Dum” continues to haunt you .Screenplay is taut.The story is very different from the otherwise hackneyed plots that are churned out these days.

Vidhya Balan as the chirpy RJ is pulchritudinous. She performs her part with great elegance.Boman Irani as Lucky Singh is simply fantastic .Dilip Prabhavalker steals your heart with his simplistic acting.The character fits him to the T.
But the show stealers for the day are undoubtedly SANJU and ARSHAD.Their synergism is the what makes the movie a “CLASS APART”.Their comic timing is impeccable.Arshad’s talent of evoking laughter in the audience by just his movements and expressions(sans dialogue) is remarkable.Sanju baba does look old but his enthusiasm is still sparkling bright.

So overall a fantastic film to watch……..will go on to say that this was indeed better than its predecessor. Mast picture hain MAMU……….have tried real hard to find some blemishes in the movie ,but as you can see I find none. Let me know if there were any flaws that you found.Till then LAGE RAHO MUNNA BHAI……..waiting for many more INNINGS of the MUNNA CIRCUIT DUO.

RATING—9/10

P.S.——Life is indeed strange..….kabhi khushi toh kabhi gham……..the contrasting nature of life is depicted by the two recent movies I watched.Last week’s AAP KI KHATIR (the worst movie I have watched to date) made me redefine the word “FLOP” and this week’s LRMB(one of the best movie’s I’ve experieced) kept my faith in the fecundity of Indian Cinema.
 

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  • 1. Neelay  |  September 2, 2006 at 11:40 pm

    Nice 1 dude!!! Bole to Review ekdam RAPCHIK likhela hai tune…
    well the only part i beg to differ is that i liked the first one more than this 1… No doubt this film is one of the best films of the year.. and argualbly the most funiest, I will go on record to say that its just a shade below that of its predeccesor… This film is more emotional and more of a transformation from Dadhagiri to Gandhigiri rather than a plot as such… Still worth the watch even by paying Rs. 150… and defianately much better than the recent films suck as KANK, AAP Ki kHATIR, etc….
    -PEACE OUT-

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  • 2. Amit K  |  September 2, 2006 at 11:59 pm

    hey thanks neelay for ur comment……..ya the comparison between the 2 parts of munna bhai is arguable………but i shall stick to my stand

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  • 3. Aseem N  |  September 3, 2006 at 12:43 pm

    Wow! Amit nicely written review… hvnt seen the movie yet… but after this read want to catch the right next show of this laughter riot!
    You have an impressive style of writing…liked the way you tagged adjectives to the movie characters.
    And yea… I think you should give a link to WordWeb site also hehe. I hadda tough time empathizing the meaning of some of your words… ;)

    Good luck for future reviews!

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  • 4. Aseem N  |  September 3, 2006 at 12:44 pm

    Wow! Amit nicely written review… hvnt seen the movie yet… but after this read want to catch the right next show of this laughter riot!
    You have an impressive style of writing…liked the way you tagged adjectives to the movie characters.
    And yea… I think you should give a link to WordWeb site also hehe. I hadda tough time empathizing the meaning of some of your words… ;)

    Hope u have a lotta pop-corns… watch movies… and rite reviews for us to read!

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  • 5. sujay  |  September 8, 2006 at 10:45 pm

    hey Mr. Amit!!!
    i would disagree with u on ur stand of rating LRMB 9/10. because in my listings it rates no less than a 10/10!!
    “Bole to kya zakaas movie banaelai mamu”!!
    Rajkumar Hirani has turned out 2 be a perfectionist! The comedy is well mixed with emotions making the movie an absolute crisp!! aur apna circuit……. Bole to kya acting kiyelai baap!! sometimes even overshadowing munna!!!
    It seems Vidya Balan is turning out 2 be a lucky charm 4 all movie makers!! count goes…… 2movies … both superhits!!!!
    Not 2 mention……..LRMB has been some respite after a disastrous KANK!!!

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  • 6. Aditya  |  September 9, 2006 at 12:21 am

    i feel there is no comparison to be made in the two movies. they are two separate plots and so the humour has been played in accordance to the storyline…..

    everyone’s done a wonderful job…Vidya Balan lookin glamorous as ever…n am looking forward to see how the next one goes if there is going to be one…

    all in all nicely written..can sense amit’s presence…”CLASS APART”

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  • 7. Amit K  |  September 9, 2006 at 5:19 am

    hey sujay——even i wanted to rate the movie 10/10………but u see there’s one room which is always open——-“ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT”………m reserving 10/10 for the 3rd innings of MUNNA AND CIRCUIT

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  • 8. Aseem N  |  September 10, 2006 at 8:27 pm

    Well yes Amit.. I agree with you.. The is room for improvement… The film is 10/10 for the layman, 10/10 for the critic… but i would say 7/10 for technical…
    I beliv munna Bhai had better techniques, special effects and other attributes that remark it better that LRMB. With additions of these… the movie would have been a perfect piece!

    Well never the less the movie has an excellent script and screenplay that wins 4 it all pts!

    So in all 27/30… thats 9/10 … I agree with u!!!

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  • 9. cuppish.kutti@gmail.com  |  September 25, 2006 at 7:47 pm

    Hey Guys,

    I need a favor from whoever is visiting this blog spot. I am looking out for script from this movie, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, where Vidya Balan starts with “Good Morning Mumbai” and goes on adding what are the little things that we fail to notice and finally ends with “Agar isko jeena kehthe hai tho marna kya hota hai” I need it badly. Any of you who can get me the script please do touch base with me. I dont need the whole movie’s script, but just this part would do :) Thanks in advance for your help

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  • 10. BHAVESH H AHMERI  |  September 26, 2006 at 6:21 pm

    PLS. GIVE ME PHOTO OF FILMS ACCTERNS VIDHYABALAN

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  • 11. Samir S  |  October 1, 2006 at 7:33 am

    Hello Kutti…here’s what u asked for ;)

    Shaher ki is daud me daud ke karna kya hai?

    Jab yehi jeena hai dosto to phir marna kya hai?

    Paheli barish me train late hone ki fikr hai

    Bhul gaye bhigte hue tahelna kya hai?

    Serials ke kirdaaro ka saara haal hai malum

    par maa ka haal puchhne ki fursat kaha hai?

    Ab ret pe nange pao tahelte kyu nahi?

    108 hai chanel phir dil bahelte kyu nahi?

    Internet se duniya ke to touch me hai,

    lekin pados me kon raheta hai jaante tak nahi.

    Mobile, Landline sab ki bharmaar hai,

    Lekin jigri dost tak pahuche aise taar kaha hai?

    Kab dubte hue suraj ko dekha tha, yaad hai?

    Kab jaana tha shaam ka guzarna kya hai?

    To Dosto Shaher ki is daud me daud ke karna kya hai

    Jab yahi jeena hai to phir Marna kya hai?

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  • 12. Stupid Shark  |  October 21, 2006 at 10:43 am

    I also have a different take on Lage raho Munna Bhai, mainly my Philosophical Understanding of the Movie.
    Please visit my Blog at:
    http://vipulujwal.blogspot.com
    Please comment on Blog, I’ll be really thankful…

    Vipul Ujwal

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  • 13. ankit phutela  |  November 6, 2006 at 2:01 pm

    hey samir s thanx for that sweet poetry from lage raho munna bhai… i searched a hundered sites for that bt wasnt able to get it… thenx budyy whosoever u r … whereever u r…

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  • 14. Kutti  |  February 6, 2007 at 1:10 am

    Hello Samir ! Thanks a TON !
    You have no idea what this script means to me!

    Thanks a lot again !.

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  • 15. kk  |  February 6, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Good Moooorrrninggggg!! Mumbai!
    This is Janvi on World Space Radio

    Jane se pehle yeh hai mera aaj ka khayal
    Un sab ke liye jo daude ja rahe hai shaher mein

    Shaher ki is daud me daud ke karna kya hai
    Gar yahi jina hai dosto, to phir marna kya hai

    Pehle barish me train late hone ke fikra hai
    Bhool gaye bhigte hue tahalna kya hai?

    Serial ke kirdaron ka sara haal hai maloom
    Par maa ka hal poochne ke fursad kaha hai

    Ab ret pe nange paon tahelte kyon nahi
    108 hai channel, par dil bahelte kyon nahi

    Internet pe duniya se to touch mein hai
    Lekin pados me kaun rehta hai, jante tak nahi

    Mobile, Landline, sab ki bharmar hai
    Lekin jigri dost tak pohche, aise taar kahan hai

    Kab doobte hue suraj ko dekha tha, yaad hai?
    Kab jana tha shaam ka guzar na kya hai

    To doston shaher ki is daud mein daud ke karna kya hai
    Gar yahi jeena hai, to phir marna kya hai

    So good bye Mumbai. Mera bye-bye bolne ka vakt aa gaya hai

    Ummid hai aap se kal phir mulakaat hongi
    Yahi par, isi samay,

    Friends till then don’t worry, be happy, saionara!

    Aur haan! Yaad rakhna kal do october hai
    An we are having Mahatma quiz contest

    Jo bhi ye quiz jeetega, vo hoga mera special guest
    Yes! use mein studio me invite karoon gi aur us se karoongi dher sari baaten

    So bye bye and dont forget to tune in tomorrow at 9

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  • 16. nitesh  |  March 21, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    thanks to samir for

    Shaher ki is daud me daud ke karna kya hai?

    Jab yehi jeena hai dosto to phir marna kya hai?

    Paheli barish me train late hone ki fikr hai

    Bhul gaye bhigte hue tahelna kya hai?

    Serials ke kirdaaro ka saara haal hai malum

    par maa ka haal puchhne ki fursat kaha hai?

    Ab ret pe nange pao tahelte kyu nahi?

    108 hai chanel phir dil bahelte kyu nahi?

    Internet se duniya ke to touch me hai,

    lekin pados me kon raheta hai jaante tak nahi.

    Mobile, Landline sab ki bharmaar hai,

    Lekin jigri dost tak pahuche aise taar kaha hai?

    Kab dubte hue suraj ko dekha tha, yaad hai?

    Kab jaana tha shaam ka guzarna kya hai?

    To Dosto Shaher ki is daud me daud ke karna kya hai

    Jab yahi jeena hai to phir Marna kya hai?

    Reply
  • 17. Aaron  |  June 24, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    What did the letter say?

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  • 18. Pradeep  |  September 18, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    hey thanks…i was seeking thees lines since 3 months…..

    Reply
  • 19. SURENDRA SINGH LAIKARA  |  October 12, 2011 at 2:22 am

    lage rahoo munna bhai ,{sanjay dutt}
    sanju is very good & commedi artist i like
    it very much…….thanks a lot of

    Reply

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