Mr Bhatti on Chutti is based in the year 2005, the times of military aggression and war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr Bhatti (played by veteran actor Anupam Kher) is a bank clerk, a lovable yet lonely nerd. He dares to do what we prefer to discuss with our morning cuppa and forget soon after. He has the passion to implement his peace plan aimed at ‘Saving the World’. And he will not stop at anything until he achieves it…
Suddenly, Mr Bhatti realizes that he has actually won a FREE trip to Europe, though he has entered no contest. Who has sent him the ticket and the hotel package free of cost? How can Mr Bhatti go on this trip without telling his favorite star, the legendary Amitabh Bachchan about it? Never mind, if he has only met him in his dreams, thus far… In reality, all Mr Bhatti can manage is to stand outside Mr Bachchan’s bungalow with a crowd, awaiting a glimpse of his hero. A plot within a plot. And all hell breaks loose. And Bhatti gets one shock after another.
Bhatti finds himself face to face with death, and utilizes his last wish to call up Mr Bachchan. Bhatti tells Bachchan, ‘marwa diya aapne’… But can one keep Bachchan down? Big B once again inspires Bhatti so much that his fan can defy death and fight to save humanity.
It’s action stations after this. And Bhatti whom we all thought was an idiot, a buffoon, now turns the tables and to what effect! We realize that to be single-minded about world peace, even at the cost of one’s life, can turn an ordinary man into a superhero.
Will Mr Bhatti’s desire to meet Amitabh Bachchan be fulfilled?
Mr Bhatti on Chutti is, on the face of it, a comedy. But there is much more to it in the larger sense, the film talks about the common man dream of a workable peace plan in a world ravaged by war and hunger. It is also a celebration of Amitabh Bachchan’s super stardom, a tribute of sorts to the legendary actor. He plays Mr Bhatti’s conscience and also his inspiration as he is in real life to millions of us.