Bollywood films with IMDb 8.0+ Ratings

8: Lage Raho Munna Bhai

Release date: 2006
IMDb Rating: 8.0/10
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Duration: 2hr 24m
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan

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“Lage Raho Munna Bhai” is a 2006 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Rajkumar Hirani. The story revolves around Munna Bhai, a lovable gangster, who is in love with a radio jockey named Jhanvi. To win a contest and meet her, Munna pretends to be a history professor who is an expert on Mahatma Gandhi. In the process, he starts reading about Gandhi and begins to experience visions of Gandhi himself. These visions of Gandhi guide Munna towards non-violence and truth, transforming his ways and leading him to solve problems using Gandhian principles.

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As Munna starts applying Gandhi’s teachings, he helps various people, including Jhanvi and her elderly friends who are at risk of losing their home to a corrupt builder. Munna’s new approach to life not only changes him but also positively impacts those around him, spreading the message of truth and non-violence. The film is a heartwarming and humorous take on how the principles of Gandhi can still be relevant and transformative in the modern world. It was praised for its clever storytelling, strong performances, especially by Sanjay Dutt as Munna, and its inspirational message, becoming a beloved hit in Indian cinema.

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