What good is a successful film without a controversy? On the face of it, Lage Raho Munnabhai has nothing objectionable.
A complete family entertainer, there is no scope for any sort of controversy to be raked up. But so we think… despite the fact that the film has been hailed as one of the best family films in recent times, a certain section of the society has protested against the film. And leading the protestor is none other than Usha Gokani – Gandhiji’s grand-daughter.
According to Gokani, the concept of Gandhigiri which forms the central theme of the film – is disrespectful to the teachings and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. She has alleged that people are misusing Gandhiji’s message and interpreting it to suit their own whims and fancies.
Youth Congress members in Indore demonstrated against the film and burnt posters of the film demanding that the film be banned. Just goes to prove, no matter how good you are, you cannot please all the people.