Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!

Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (Wow! That's what life should be like!) is a 2005 Indian Hindi fantasy comedy-drama film written and directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and produced by Sangeetha Ahir, starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao in the lead roles. It was released on 23 December 2005. It is the first Indian film to be shot in high definition (HD). It was the 12th highest grossing Hindi film of 2005. The film turned out to be a cult film, after regular re-airings on television. The film remained one of the most watched films on television for several years.

Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byMahesh Manjrekar
Produced bySangeetha Ahir
Written byMahesh Manjrekar
Kiran Kotrial
StarringShahid Kapoor
Amrita Rao
Sanjay Dutt
Arshad Warsi
Mohnish Behl
Prem Chopra
Sharat Saxena
Music byHimesh Reshammiya
CinematographyVijay Arora
Dennys Ilic
Edited byMerzin Tavaria
Distributed byTips Music Films Pvt. Ltd.
Release date
  • 23 December 2005 (2005-12-23)
Running time
132 minutes
Budget1.2 crore[1]
Box office9 crore[2]

This film draws inspiration from the films – Mudhal Thethi, It's a Wonderful Life, Naukri, Ghost and Bruce Almighty.


Aditya Verma, fondly called Adi Chachu or Adi Uncle (Shahid Kapoor) by the children of his brothers(Adi has 2 brothers,one died in a plane crash along with his wife) lives in a large mansion in Mumbai with his other brother (Mohnish Behl) who has a drinking problem, sister-in-law, sister and grandmother. He is the only one working in the family. He falls in love with a tuition teacher, Priya (Amrita Rao). They confess their feelings to each other and plan to get married. However, while going to work to attend an important meeting, Adi is run over by a truck to save Parth (Parth Dave) and dies.

In afterlife, he meets the Hindu god of death, Yamraj (Sanjay Dutt), a kind-hearted, emotional deity with designer clothes and a red old car. On the saying of Adi, Yamraj allows Adi to go back to Earth as a ghost to stop his evil uncle (Prem Chopra) who wants to sell Adi's mansion to industrialist Hirachand (Sharat Saxena). Adi enlists the aid of Shakti, a little boy who was being taken with Adi to heaven, in order to save his family home. They then reach at earth but no one can listen, see and feel them. They then meet Fakira bhai B.P.C.M (Arshad Warsi) who gives them power to touch humans as before they were not able to, then for his family Yamraj comes and gives him power to see his family for a couple of minutes before he takes the both of them back—Shakti and Adi. When Adi's family see Adi, they ask Yamraj to take them as well, as they don't want to live without Adi. Yamraj gets emotional and leaves him to stay with his family and the little boy Shakti also. Another day when the family members wake up they think that this was a bad dream but only Adi and Shakti know the truth, that they died and came back to life. A film actor and Yamraj's lookalike, Sanjay Dutt offers to buy Adi's property but Adi refuses to sell his property and lives happily with Priya and his family.



# Title Singer(s) Lyrics Composer
1 "Chaahenge Tumhe" Udit Narayan, Shreya Ghoshal Sameer Himesh Reshammiya
2 "Dil Ke Maare Hai" Feture *Ishaan Khattar Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik Sameer Himesh Reshammiya
3 "Koi Aap Jaisa" Kunal Ganjawala, Madhushree Sameer Himesh Reshammiya
4 "Pyaar Mein Tere" Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal Sameer Himesh Reshammiya
5 "Hanuman Chalisa" Shankar Mahadevan, Ajay Gogavale Sameer Ajay Atul
6 "Teri Yaad Yaad" K.K., Jayesh Gandhi Sameer Himesh Reshammiya


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