ISBN: 9789380069753 Pages: 352 Size: 152*228 mm Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Format: PB Weight: 350 gm.
About The Book
Since its release on September 1, 2006, Lage Raho Munna Bhai has been watched by millions, broken box-office records, won unprecedented praise from the masses and critics alike, and most importantly, forced a nation of one billion people and the world's largest democracy to revisit their much misunderstood icon, Mahatma Gandhi. Following the release of the film, there has been a four hundred percent increase in the sale of literature about Gandhi. Schools and universities have introduced courses on Gandhigiriâ€”a phrase from the film that has become a part of India's collective consciousness. Websites, fan clubs, discussion forums, and citizen groups have sprung across the nation to discuss the film's unique ideas. The Washington Post called the film, "A phenomenon that made Gandhi a pop icon."
Amazingly, the movie that has inspired such an astonishing response is an unassuming comedy. A gangster has hallucinations that he can see Gandhi! With this simple premise, the movie explores the relevance of Gandhian ideals in the contemporary world beleaguered by violence and hate, while never forgetting to be, as The Guardian points out, "A magnificent entertainment."