Munna (Sanjay Dutt), small time crook and enforcer for a property developer, is in love with the voice of Jhanvi (Vidya Balan) on the radio. So when a competition on Ghandi, with first prize a visit to the radio station, is announced, he and sidekick Circuit (inveterate scene stealer Arshad Warsi) cheat to ensure he wins. In an effort to carry on the deceit, Munna studies at the Ghandi library until, hazy through lack of sleep, he begins to see and talk with the ghost of the great man himself. While Munna promotes Ghandiism to impress his love, his dishonest boss is plotting to steal the home she shares with her grandfather and his old friends. Soon, Munna has to rely on the spirit of Ghandi to redeem his boss, save the house and regain his love.
This is a true feel-good film, bathed in sunshine, with bright primary colours and maximum use of the Mumbai seafront. The songs are brilliantly catchy and the subtitles top-quality. Watching two not too bright crooks struggle to embrace the principles of truth and non-violence is hilarious, and Vidya Balan plays the straight man, ok woman, to their comedy duo with both grace and charm. The film touches gently on serious subjects without ever being preachy and, even at the end, leaves you to choose whether Munna is suffering from delusions or genuinely communicating with Ghandi.
If you watch this film, I guarantee you'll come away with a smile on your face.