Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam is a mad, contemporary comedy about how a small town drama company gets involved in a deadly mission to save the country.
Circa 1993 – The country was burning due to the Babri mosque demolition and communal riots. A small town like St. Louise near Goa, where Police, CBI and RAW officers were out on high alert due to illegal activities like Rdx and Arms landing at the coastal area!
Set up in the same town is Kalakar Theatre Company, a theatre group Kalakar Natak Company of self indulgent dreamy actors who are always left with no choice but to perform the same age old period play ‘Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam’ every time. One fine day, they come to know that, an underworld don is planning a severe bomb blast in the country. A funny and thrilling roller-coaster ride begins when the entire drama company designs ‘A Deadly Game plan’ and gets into the act to save the entire city from this blasts. Performing multiple roles in disguise, the characters make you go crazy, and eventually save the entire nation from the big bomb blast in a hilarious slapstick climax.
Arjun Rastogi (Rahul Bose) is a RAW agent who is on his way to save the world from a disaster. The way in which the theatre actors join the brave mission and help Arjun achieve his goal contructs the rest of the plot.
MGMEA is a story of losers becoming winners… ‘Actors’ becoming ‘Heroes’ …A comedy which thinks and winks!
Mallika Sherawat as Queen of Glamour – Shabnam
A sexy, smart, naughty actress who has big dreams. She feels that Bollywood is awaiting her, and on the other hand, she is waiting for a ‘young lover’ in her boring married life.
The funny ‘Anarkali’ of ‘Mission Mughall-E-Azam’, she can seduce the entire country. And this quality of hers in the end helps save the country as well. She is the ‘heart’ of this film.
Rahul Bose as Prince of Romance – Arjun
A dashing secret agent who is secretly in love with Shabnam. He has a serious agenda in his mind and a sweet love plan in his heart. He is the one who motivates the theatre group for something bigger than just a few claps and eventually traps them in a deadly game. He is the ‘mind’ of this film.
Paresh Rawal as Shahenshah of comedy – Uday Shankar Mazumdar
Uday Shankar is a possessive husband who is excessively obsessed about his acting. He doesn’t act, but overacts. He plays Akbar like Othello, and Othello like Hanuman! He thinks that he is a living legend, even though the audience almost goes dead due to his overacting. An innocently committed actor and a born loser, in the end, he risks his life to perform a challenging role! He is the ‘soul’ of this film.
Kay Kay Menon as Ace of Andaaz – Haldi Hassan
Stylish, romantic, Urdu Gazal singer always ready to fall in love with each of his female fans. He speaks romance, sings romance, he lives romance. But no one understands his classic Urdu lingo and also his mysterious mind.