Gali Gali Chor Hai (transl. Thieves are everywhere) is a 2012 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film directed by Rumi Jaffrey, featuring Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran and Mugdha Godse in the lead roles, while Veena Malik appeared in an Item number titled Chhanno which gave a bounce to the film. The films music was composed by Anu Malik. The film, produced by Nitin Manmohan under the banner of One Up Entertainment Pvt Ltd, was released on 3 February 2012, to mixed to negative reviews.
Part-time ‘Hanuman’ at the local ‘Ramleela’, but full-time cashier at the bank – that’s Bharat, an ‘Aam Aadmi’. He resides in the heart of Bhopal, with Nisha, a school teacher and his loving and caring, but doubting wife, who is concerned more about her husband’s promotion from cashier to manager rather than his flying tricks onstage. Bharat’s father, Shivnarayan, an old-timer who values freedom and hopes to see his country corruption-free someday, completes the small and happy family. However, there’s also an uninvited houseguest in Bharat’s household; Amita, a young, beautiful girl who works at a call center and often likes to hitch a ride with Bharat on his scooter, when he is not busy dropping his wife to her school.
Contrary to his wife’s wishes, Bharat’s sole ambition in life is to graduate from his role as ‘Hanuman’ to ‘Lord Ram’ someday. However, that puts him at loggerheads with Sattu Tripathi, the younger brother of the local MLA and a bad actor playing ‘Lord Ram’, who is perpetually annoyed at being upstaged by ‘Hanuman’. His older brother, MLA Manku also has his share of problems with Bharat, who refuses to let out an extra room to him for his re-election campaign.
Bharat’s happy little haven is disturbed rudely one day when the local ‘havaldaar’ Kushwaah comes knocking at his door, claiming to have caught a thief, Chunnu Farishta, who purportedly stole a fan from his house, a theft that Bharat has no idea about, though the local ‘panwala’, Bachhu Gulukand, is a sworn witness. Virtually ordered to come to court, Bharat finds himself suddenly dealing with made-up testimonies, lazy judges, and crooked characters of all sorts, trapped in the system that plagues the country today.
Out of nowhere, Bharat finds himself stuck in a hilariously vicious circle of corruption, having to bribe his way from cops to criminals, witnesses to lawyers, and even the judge, all in an effort to get out of the quagmire that is the Indian system. Along the way, this cashier-cum-Hanuman also finds his ideals again, learning to stand up for the rights of the common man and give a slap to the system, and becomes the subject of national news, exposing the thieves that line every lane here…!
Akshaye Khanna as Bharat Narayan aka Hanuman
Shriya Saran as Nisha
Mugdha Godse as Amita
Annu Kapoor as Constable Parasuram Khuswa
Satish Kaushik as Bharat’s father
Akhilendra Mishra as Layer Duby Ji aka Ravan
Sashi Ranjan as Mohanlal
Vijay Raaz as Chunnu Pharishta
Jagdeep as MunshiJi
Murli Sharma as MLA Manku Tripathi
Amit Mistry as Sattu Tripathi
Mushtaq Khan as Constable
Gulzar Dastur as Geeta
Rajat Rawail as Bacchu Gulkand
Anu Mudgal as Seeta
Pankaj Sharma as Lakshman
Mohit Baghel as Smart waiter
Pranav Shekhar as Jamwant in Ramleela
Veena Malik as an item number “Channo”