The movie was actually fun and good and deserved better promotion and success. Seems biased unfair media reviews ruined it. In terms of content, message and the positivity it conveys, I would say it's right up there with Munnabhai. Had Raju Hirani made the same film in his style this would have maybe been a top grosser. maybe a better competent director could have lifted it to a masterpiece. Ganesh Acharya has not done a bad job. The film needed to be more tight with some more humor injected than try to be 50% sitcom and 50% Social serious films ending a strong hopeful message. That balancing perhaps could have made most difference.
Bobby Arora (Govinda) is a quick thinker, with strong business mind, smooth talking marketing abilities and genius of management. BUT he is a spoiled brat of a rich family who wants to live today in fast easy life without commitment, responsibility and work. Since no one has seen the future he does not care for it. He has walked out of his rich parents home after an argument with his worried father Prakash (Javed Sheikh). His Mom Aarti (Ketaki Dave) is cut off from daily life addicted to TV Soap Operas. She is a huge fan of soap opera reigning TV Diva Ashima Kapoor (Hansika Motwani), the reigning queen called Meera in a popular soap, playing ideal daughter in law in a top Saas-bahu show. Ashima Kapoor ironically is unhappy with her TV career stuck in a family soap playing the chief protagonist daughter in law made popular by shows like Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki. Being a top actress in Bollywood, winning Filmfare awards are her dreams. She refuses to renew her serial contract and is thrown out of TV Industry at diktats of her vindictive soap opera maker Mukti Tapoor (Rakhi Tandon spoofing Ekta Kapoor). Shruti (Celina Jaitley) is a talented fashion designer working for a manipulative, heartless top branded designer Dolly (Archana Puran Singh), who sells Shruti's creativity and work exploiting her by putting her own brand label on her designs. Shruti dreams of starting a label of her own that caters to middle class and lower income people who dream of designer clothes but can't afford them cheap. Mankichand Khiralal (Upen Patel) wants to be a super model but is stuck modeling for low tier local mass products like Shilajit, local undergarments, hair oil etc. Dolly takes him in as her toyboy fooling him with big AD modeling contracts then kicks him out when she finds a new toy boy. She fools many young aspiring models sexually exploiting them in fake promises of modeling. Lalchand (Manoj Vajpayee) has lost Rs 1 crore he won as lottery, conned for being naive, but has an infectious positive outlook to life. He feels he lost a crore but earned a crore rupees worth business experience on how not to do business. Last but not least is Gaurav Negi creative ad agency copywriter, who refuses to write lies for campaigns and believes in being honest in selling products, a misfit in high stakes ad marketing agencies. He seeks to own his own agency where he can write honestly creatively. Thus not surprising he gets sacked. His girlfriend of 2 years Sara (Kim Sharma) dumps him also for marrying a rich family chosen groom tired of waiting for him to get big giving him the movie title as advice while showing him the way out. - "Money hai Toh Honey Hai".
Many supporting characters are introduced criss crossing the 6 who are then justified in end. A taxi driver (Param Veer Singh) and prostitute (Monalisa) Bobby helped, a traffic constable (Sumit Arora) he made a fool of, his hottie maidservant from home, a waiter (Krishna Bhatt) known to Bobby, a restaurant manager who benefited from Gaurav's compliment driving her business up, A store delivery boy Gaurav knew from Sara's locality, Chaman Patel (Paresh Ganatra) friend of Lalji, an aspiring model who was insulted by Dolly for her looks when she sacked Shruti, an employee of Jaiswal resort (Kurush Deboo) etc all ordinary looking people struggling with making ends meet life.
Enter Kishen Jaiswal (Prem Chopra) a 1000 crore business empire single baron, eccentric senile billionaire, whose lucky number is 6 and adding up phone numbers of people totaling 6, he chooses these 6 people to inherit his empire much to disappointment of his nephew Parag Batra (Ravi Kissen), who has been managing for his uncle for a long time and rightfully considers self as the sole family heir. His uncle left him just Rs 60 crores personal share for his loyal services. The 6 land up to claim the inheritance excited at finally having a settled life and assured of money that can fund their dream lifestyle. Parag tries to use the clauses that can debar the 6 from being stakeholders to get rid of them through criminal conspiracies but fails largely due to Bobby's by luck wrong interference at right time. Finally he seeks to buy the 6 out from the 60 crore he was given, offering each Rs 10 crores. But Bobby refuses to sell out his share ruining plans of others who want to exit with the money offered. Its all for one or none deal.
Bobby who was conspiring to fool the rest so he can get elected MD finally finds emotional attachment he always escaped fro and starts holding well being of rest at heart even after losing their trust due to Parag's machinations. As things progress he holds the team of different people together and becomes the glue that binds them. When Jaiswal's will is read out it becomes clear his company has a debt of Rs 1200 crores against his 1000 crore wealth which the 6 must now repay on accepting the company. Parag realizes his uncle was actually clever who saved his nephew from this debt by not making him a sole inheritor. He realizes he was saved a decent with a life Rs 60 crores can settle. Bobby infuses hope to the other 5 who feel they should have taken the Rs 10 crore and gotten out of the mess when they had the chance. His sharp business instinct, gift of gab and wit come to play. They realize that Jaiswal's bankruptcy was engineered by his biggest client a Korean company who placed a huge order, made him take massive loans then refused to honor the contract, so the Koreans could repay the debts and buyout the company. The 6 new friends decide they won't allow this to happen. With nothing left to lose but gain from life, they decide to fight it out and turn things around. Bobby and Gaurav smooth talk the bank in giving them time of 3 months to revive the company and postpone a distress sale on condition they can bring in 100 crores business as proof. All the textile lying unsold to Koreans is used to fuel Shruti's idea. They do a production of designer wear for lower income middle class and enter a fashion show to create their own space. They use the above mentioned ordinary supporting characters as models, groomed by Manikchand, challenging the industry set standards of models and beauty to prove everyone is born beautiful and have a right to wear high and own style. Will they succeed?
Govinda outshines everyone as usual with his effortless performance holding the movie together that otherwise could have been a boring watch with an assembly of B Line actors. His pairing with a half aged young Hansika should have looked odd but thankfully can be overlooked. Manoj Bajpayee provides the ideal foil to his schemes and infects viewers with his gullible positive thinking character. He is the lesser Munnabhai here. Rest have done adequate justice to their roles. Bobby plays cupid for Aftab and Celina. For once the two do not look wooden faced clueless actors they usually looked in other films. They fit their parts in the scope offered. Archana Puran Singh fits the arrogant, snobbish, elite, exploitative aged designer part well and is also funny at places. The film sends a strong message lightly to youngsters to dream big, work hard on it, not lose hope in bad situations, and be positive. The movie rightfully questions hypocrisies of fashion and advertising industry stereotyping monopolizing beauty. The film even breaks away from having heroes dance to white skinned women in bikini in foreign beaches and instead uses very dark skinned African girls as background sexy dancers. Call it a statement or irony.