After preaching Gandhigiri in India , Munnabhai has now touched
hearts in neighbouring trouble-torn Nepal. Lage Raho Munna
Bhai was screened on October 2 in an ashram in Kathmandu as
part of a week-long programme organised by India to mark the 138th
birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. The UN's recent
decision to observe October 2 as the International Day of
Non-Violence was another cause for the celebrations.
Besides "Lage Raho", the second film in the Munnabhai series,
Richard Attenborough's "Gandhi" and Shyam Benegal's docu-drama
The Making of Mahatma were also screened as part of the
Mahatma Film Festival.
Sectarian riots in Nepal last month killed at least 33 people
and left thousands homeless. Hope Munnabhai brings peace amongst
the clashing groups and teaches them the ways of the Mahatma.