Lage Raho Munna Bhai is a 2006 Indian musical comedy (Bollywood) film. Munna Bhai, a Mumbai underworld don, begins to see the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi. Through his interactions with the image of Gandhi, Munna Bhai begins to practice what he calls “Gandhigiri” (Satyagraha, non-violence, and truth), a play on the word “Dadagiri” (bullying) to help ordinary people solve their problems.
Lage Raho Munna Bhai has had a strong cultural impact in India, popularising Gandhism under Munna Bhai’s notion of Gandhigiri. It is the first Hindi film to be shown at the United Nations, and also played to a packed house of mostly French students who “clapped till the credits were finished” during the Tous Les Cinema du Monde section of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. The Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, praised the film, stating that it “captures Bapu’s message about the power of truth and humanism.” Rated PG. (source: Wikipedia)