September 11, 2006

Lage Raho Munnabhai...rocks

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The brilliant,dynamic and adorable goon duo...Munna and Circuit (aka Sarkeshwar) are back!!!!!!!!!! This time they had a ton of expectations to meet and meet they did with aplomb....in a total tapori ishtyle. Most of you might have already seen the movie or read the review for the movie...so I will not repeat the storyline here...

I cannot recollect the last movie that I had seen that was a total TP from start to end....I enjoyed the film thoroughly..and so did rest of the people with me in the theater. The audience satisfaction could be gauged by the standing ovation that people gave at the end of the movie and also by the applause that the jokes were receiving.

All this, while preaching Gandhian way of life (gandhigiri)...hats off to Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi for the brilliant story and screenplay. The fact that they could bring out the gandhian values tagged with humour such that current movie going audience could associate each of the situations in the movie with their life. The fact that Munna was a common man trying to preach gandhigiri makes the concept very appealing.

Though Sanjay Dutt as Munnabhai aka Murli Prasad Sharma was terrific for me the star of the movie was Arshad warsi as Sarkeshwar aka Circuit!!!!!!!!!! He was simply brilliant with his sense of comic timing, dialogue delivery,expressions and spontaineity...if you thought that his performance in MBBS was terrific he delivers a performance that is a notch here....his vinamratha was awesome....

Sanjay Dutt looked old in the movie but put up a performance that makes you wonder if he was born to be munna...I cant even imagine any other actor playing Munna...his comic timing and dialogue delivery were simply superb....his growth as an actor can be seen in the ease with which he handles comic, emotional and tough-guy scenes.

Vidya Balan...who played Jhanvi...munna's love...was excellent...she was supposed to be brilliant in Parineeta (I have not yet watched it). She seemed to be a perfect cast for the girl-next -door and ever-smiling-shy girl. She brought the babe-factor to the movie...she looked really good in her casual dresses and with a wonderful smile...watch out all the actresses...here is a girl that has the talent, looks and skills to give you all a run for ur money...she is here to stay.

Boman was also very good as lucky singh...the villain of the movie...just as in MBBS..he portrayed the role of a punjabi with perfection....

The support cast was also very good..making the movie an overall master piece....

But the movie will not be complete without the man!!!!!!!!! Bapu...Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi....Dilip Prabhavalkar played the part to perfection... he portrayed the Mahatma very convincingly. The character of Bapu was handled very well and by introducing the non-violent Mahatma to the goon-munna Hirani weaved a memorable story.

The gandhian values which have mostly been used by politicians in their speeches were brought back to life and they were introduced to the generation-X in a mind-blowing package that is bound to have some kind of an impact like Swades, Rang de and bhagat singh. But the most telling difference is the end value...whatever was shown in the movie can be realistically applied to our daily lives unlike the other movies.....

All-in-all this movie is an thru-n-thru entertainer and a must watch...I would have liked to mention some of the jokes but didnt want to spoil the fun for the people that had not yet watched the movie...

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