This evocative tale revolves around Aditya (Shahid Kapoor), a happy man: his sister is getting married, he is in love with his sweetheart Piya (Amrita Rao) and he has recently invented a new revolutionary car model. But his happiness is short-lived when he dies in an accident and is sent to heaven.
He pleads with Yamaraj 'M.A.' (Sanjay Dutt), a modern version of the God-cum-Messenger of death and requests to be sent to earth for some time. Yamaraj accepts his request, albeit reluctantly, and Aditya is sent back to with a new companion: a child who had died on the same day as Aditya. When Aditya comes to know that his family house is being taken over by an unscrupulous builder he wants to fight them. But how do you fight anyone when you aren't even capable of touching them?
Christmas is a time for friends and family And unexpected visitors
This is the first-ever Indian film to be shot in high definition (HD).
This movie was loosely inspired from Hollywood films such as; 'Ghost' and 'Bruce Almighty'.
The car Yamraj drives (or rather flies) in this film is a 1919 Chevrolet.
The scene where Yamraj M.A. appears in front of a group of children and they call him Sanjay Dutt was written by Dutt himself.
Mahesh Manjrekar had first thought of making the film in 1995, with Amitabh Bachchan as Yamraj and Sanjay Dutt as Adi Chachu.
The visual effects of the film were conceived by Prime Focus in Mumbai and took nearly a year to create. Around half-a-dozen of the latest software programs such as smoke combustion, Maya, and After Effects were used. Each frame had more than 1000 layers. The visual effects team spent five months creating only the Xmas cloud effects.
M.A. stands for Maut ka Ayojak (Lord of Death). The term was added to the character after the smash hit Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003).
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