Santa Banta Pvt. Ltd. (2016)
(Released: Apr 22, 2016)
The film starts off with the animated introduction of two best friends viz., Santeshwar Singh Solad aka Santa (Boman Irani) and Banteshwar Singh Bolad aka Banta (Vir Das) leading their crazy but simple lives in Punjab. Meanwhile, in Fiji, the High Commissioner Shankar (Ayub Khan) suddenly gets kidnapped under mysterious circumstances, an incident that causes immense unrest amongst the RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) officials in India as well as in Fiji. The Indian RAW officials, then, plan to send two secret agents Santa and Banta in order to rescues Shankar. When the Indian RAW officer (Vijay Raaz) fails to track down the RAW-assigned Santa and Banta, he gets petrified and scared. That's when he bumps upon the Santa-Banta namesake in the form of Boman Irani and Vir Das. The duo, then, get transported to Fiji with the sole objective of tracing Shankar. When Santa-Banta reach Fiji, what happens after that is beyond their imagination. Out there, they land up meeting Shankar's wife Kareena Roy (Neha Dhupia), Shankar's best friend Sonu Sultan (Ram Kapoor) and also Fiji's RAW agents Cutie (Lisa Haydon) and Akbar Illahabaadi (Sanjay Mishra) and the 'gang' of the Kukri-yielding Nepal's No. 1 Don (Johnny Lever). After their initial hiccups while 'investigating' the case, one fine day Kareena Roy meets Santa and Banta and confesses that she has a strong feeling that her husband has not been kidnapped, but, he has gone underground on his own. In the meantime, Sonu Sultan discovers the truth about Santa and Banta and engages his henchmen to bump them off. Will Santa and Banta, despite not being 'qualified' for the job, be able to crack Shankar's mysterious kidnapping, does Sonu Sultan succeed in bumping the duo off, what happens to Shankar in the end is what forms the rest of the film.