Lage Raho Munnabhai

by Vinaya HS on September 6, 2006

in The Mumbai Blog

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Yesterday was a first; the first time I have ever watched a Hindi movie from the first row. We reached Cinemax at 21:30, the movie was scheduled to begin in five minutes, there were three of us, there were exactly three seats left in the movie hall, and these seats–S1, S2, and S3–happened to be in the extreme end of the first row. I was hesitant; Darshan was adamant; Vishu was neutral. In the end Darshan won. Vishu readied himself for a “Wimbledon” experience. [For those who do not understand the lingo, "Wimbledon" experience means you follow the action from left to right and then from right to left.]

Lagey Raho Munnabhai weaves a moral into its story. The movie hopes to spread the Gandhian philosophy of truth and ahimsa. Frankly, it gets a bit on your nerves at times. But on the whole, the movie is an enjoyable experience with lots of opportunities for laughter. The acting is quite decent. The music, however, gets chaotic at times. Vidya Balan is amazingly cute. She looks so different from the Parineeta days. I hope this movie is a stepping stone in her career.

I am not sure what the Bollywood industry wants to convey through the umpteen movies. It’s a cycle of oxymorons. One movie tells you to fight like crazy and beat-up everyone you see, all in the name of righteousness. The next movie tells you to keep smiling at your enemy and to not lift a finger. What should you as the audience take away from the movies?




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Buban Sarkar September 16, 2006 at 4:32 PM

aye, aamar subhash chandro bosh khoob bhalo, ee gandhi kichu aache na…
u are a phool to tell so good aabaut gaandhi, praise bapida, babai(netaji)..

and why do you get confused? you are an idiot, they are making films, not preaching theories and philosophies like teachers, if you dont like one, dont follow it, follow something else,…

why do you want to be spoon-fed….cant you decide things for yourself…you idiot…

Smiling Girl September 19, 2006 at 2:15 PM

Me too didnt like the movie a lot. Its a good fun movie, but I still like the message given in the MBBS wala movie…

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