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I Did Not Kill Gandhi (2005)
"Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  30 September 2005 (USA)
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Widowed Uttam Chaudhary lives a comfortable lifestyle with his college-going son, Karan, a daughter, Trisha, who is in love with a South-Indian youth named Ashish Reddy, and an elder son ... See full summary »

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Uttam Chaudhury
Urmila Matondkar ...
Trisha Chaudhury
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Siddharth
Rajit Kapoor ...
Ronu
Sudhir Joshi
Ram Mohan Sharma
Raju Kher
Ashoke Pandit ...
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Divya Jagdale ...
Nanda (Housemaid)
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Public Prosecutor
Addi ...
Karan Chaudhury
Prem Chopra
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Principal Khanna
Nazneen Ghani
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Widowed Uttam Chaudhary lives a comfortable lifestyle with his college-going son, Karan, a daughter, Trisha, who is in love with a South-Indian youth named Ashish Reddy, and an elder son who is married and works in the United States, through whose income the Chaudharys live on. Uttam is a Lecturer, but when he starts getting old, becoming forgetful, he is asked to retire. He is very close to Trisha, who looks after him. The first major episode Trisha's experiences in her father when he announces that he is getting ready to go to work and asks for his wife to bring him breakfast. Thereafter, things get worse, especially when Ashish's parents come to meet the Chaudharys. It is here that Uttam babbles on inexplicably about being responsible for killing Mohandas K. Gandhi. Trisha must now find out if her dad was in any way responsible for Gandhi's death, and what exactly triggered his long-suppressed memory in her dad's mind, and at the same time must come to terms that his disability may... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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this movie is a masterpiece
1 October 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This is Uttam Chaudhry's (played by Anupam Kher) home. An acclaimed scholar of Hindi and now a retired professor, Chaudhry is a man of principles and values. Professor Chaudhry suffers from frequent bouts of forgetfulness. What looked like a case of absent-mindedness before appears to be turning into a serious illness.He forgets that he has retired, and reaches college only to discover it's a chemistry lecture. He has a hard time coming to terms with the fact that it has been one and a half years since he lost his dear wife. He loses it altogether when Trisha's potential father-in-law places an ashtray and used teacup on a newspaper issue, which has Mahatma Gandhi's photograph. The professor's condition completely deteriorates and he starts blaming himself for being the man accidentally responsible for Gandhi's assassination. So what is his condition? Alzheimer's? Dementia? Schizophrenia? Scientific definitions offered are plenty, but the root cause of this sickness is much more deep-rooted than it appears. That's what makes Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara such a superbly multilayered presentation


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