Arrested by Delhi Police, Mussaddi Lal Tripathi admits his crime is because he is a 'common man'. Starting with his retirement as a school-teacher, and then the ailment and subsequent passing of his wife, Shanti, he sets about to perform last rites in a number of holy places along with his unemployed slacker-son, Bunty. After bribing railway employees for letting them travel without tickets, the duo are then fleeced by pundits who charge them an arm and a leg for performing Hindu cremation rites, and Bunty then leaves him after their clothes get stolen. Three months later, he returns home to find that both electricity and the phone have been disconnected due to non-payment of bills, & confusion reigns when bank officials accuse him of taking a loan. But the worst is yet to come when he will be deprived of any income after Pension and Accounts Office notify him that he is 'officially dead'. He will now be pitted against more corruption when he sets about to prove that he is very much alive, while five government employees, Bhatia, Pandey, Patel, Ushaa, and Shukla, are determined to frustrate all his efforts.
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The film's central plot and story (that of Musaddi, a school teacher, trying to prove that he is alive to get his pension) is based on the show's episode # 1 from the 1st season. Jokes like the pension office employees asking Musaddilal to prove that he is alive when in fact, he is asking them for pension; asking Musaddilal to bring any type of document to prove he is alive and Musaddilal slapping one of the corrupt pension officer are some of the sequences that can be seen in the film as well. Read More