Lage Raho!

Rajkumar Hirani was writing for his next project. The story went something like this “A freedom fighter slips into coma because of a head injury during the struggle, and continues to stay in coma for years together. Many years after the Nation has attained freedom, he wakes up only to be deeply disturbed by what he sees in an independent India.” Mr Hirani could not think anything beyond this even after months and months of brainstorming. Then a fleeting thought intrigued him – what would have Munna Bhai (a character from his previous film) done in this setting? From hereon the story came to him so effortlessly! But this newfound flow of thoughts completely changed the original plot of the film. This is how the story of Lage Raho Munna Bhai was created. Listening to this story in 2006 on a cold December night in Pune under a tree (more on this tree later) from Rajkumar Hirani himself about the inception of Lage Raho Munna Bhai was an experience in itself. By the time he had finished it was almost dawn. Stories and films have a soul of their own. They are born out of thin air like miracles. We must just be aware enough to witness them.
(Translated by Amogh Patwardhan)

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ಇಲ್ಲಿ ವ್ಯಕ್ತವಾಗುವ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯಗಳು ಹಾಗು ನಿಲುವುಗಳು ಅದನ್ನು ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸುವ ಜನರ ವೈಯಕ್ತಿಕ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯಗಳು. ಎಫ್. ಯು. ಸಿ. ಆ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯಗಳಿಗೆ ಯಾವುದೇ ನೈತಿಕ ಅಥವ ಕಾನೂನುಬದ್ಧ ಹೊಣೆಗಾರಿಕೆ ವಹಿಸುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ನಮ್ಮ ವೇದಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟವಾಗುವ ಬರಹಗಳು, ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮಗಳು, ಸಂದರ್ಶನಗಳು, ಇತ್ಯಾದಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ವ್ಯಕ್ತವಾಗುವ ಎಲ್ಲ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯಗಳು ಅದನ್ನು ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸಿದವರಿಗೆ ಮಾತ್ರ ಸೇರಿದ್ದು. ಎಫ್. ಯು. ಸಿ. ಯಾವುದೇ ಸಿದ್ಧಾಂತ, ಮತ, ಜಾತಿ, ಪಂಗಡ, ಭಾಷೆ ಅಥವ ನಂಬಿಕೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಚ್ಯುತಿ ತರಲು ಬಯಸುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.

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