Ata Pata Laapata (transl. Whereabouts missing) is a 2012 Indian Hindi-language musical satire film directed by Rajpal Yadav, who makes his directorial debut with the film and also plays the protagonist who enlists the help of law when his house goes missing from the constructed site, and finds himself suspected instead. Other than Yadav, the film stars the ensemble cast of Asrani, Om Puri, Ashutosh Rana, Manoj Joshi, Govind Namdeo, Dara Singh, Vikram Gokhale, Vijay Raaz, and Satyadev Dubey. The film was produced by Yadav’s wife Radha Yadav. Released on 2 November 2012, the film was a commercial failure and panned for its script.
Manav Chaturvedi (Rajpal Yadav) files a police complaint of robbery where the entire house has gone missing. Chaturvedi is suspected of abolishing his own house in order to claim the insurance money. The case comes to the media’s attention and soon becomes a topic of everyone’s interests. Due to media pressure, authorities are forced to acknowledge the robbery. The film focuses on the loopholes of governance, bureaucracy and the attitude of people in power.
Rajpal Yadav as narrator and Manav Chaturvedi.
Amit Behl as Lawyer
Asrani as Session Court Lawyer
Ashutosh Rana as Satyaprakash Chaube
Manoj Joshi as Jagrut Jaganath
Govind Namdeo as BMC Commissioner
Dara Singh as S P Shastri
Vikram Gokhale as S.P.
Vijay Raaz as Munshiji
Satyadev Dubey as Pagla Baba
Nalneesh Neel as Bakra