The account of troubled relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his eldest son.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kasturba Gandhi (as Shefali Shah)
Gulab Gandhi
Henry Polak
Ilanit Shapiro ...
Sonja Schlesin (as Illanit Shipiro)
Mithilesh Chaturvedi ...
Grieving Fast Food Stall Owner
Bomie E. Dotiwala ...
Photographer (as Bomi Dotiwalla)
General Ian Smutts (as Greg Villojen)
Rustom Irani ...
Mahadev Desai
Nayan Shukla ...
Padmesh Rawal ...
Dharmendra Gohil ...
Harilal's Arya Samaj room-mate
Mona Ambegaonkar ...


Mohandas was born in the Gujarati speaking family, had several brothers who jointly owned property in Rajkot. At the age of 13 Mohandas married Kasturba. On attaining maturity he re-located to England, became a Barrister, returned home, and together with Kasturba re-located to South Africa. They returned to India for a few years and this is where they became parents of four sons: Harilal, Manilal, Ramdas and Devdas. Subsequently, the family returned to South Africa, leaving Harilal alone. As Harilal did not do well in his studies he got married to Gulab without his parents' blessings. Mohandas then invited Harilal to South Africa and on his Secretary's request also invited Gulab, who had recently given birth to a daughter, Rami. Harilal wanted to be a Barrister like his father but found his movements restricted as his father wanted him to actively participate against the Satanist and Racist British regime, leading to Harilal being arrested and imprisoned. Harilal's hopes of becoming a... Written by rAjOo (

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Release Date:

27 July 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£44,242 (UK) (3 August 2007)


$240,425 (USA) (17 August 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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The film caused Anil Kapoor and Anupam Kher's relationship to go sour. Anil had intended on casting Anupam in the film as Gandhi. Anupam agreed, then started his own film "Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Maara" .This angered Anil as he thought Anupam was playing the role of Gandhi in the film and he did not inform Anil he was going to make a film on Gandhi. Anupam reasoned that he was not playing Gandhi in his home production, but it was too late. Anil felt betrayed by Anupam. See more »

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The personal side of Gandhi's life ..... unheard before.
6 August 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

"Gandhi as a husband and father?" has always been discussed by people in India. ' father' is a story that only a few would have known to such details. Surely an insight into Gandhi's personal life.

Overall, I liked the movie for story and cinematography. Jariwala, Akshay Khanna, and Shefali Shah have all done a good job. Most scenes of the movie would be nice desktop wallpapers...commendable job. Traditional Indian folk music as background score during certain parts of the movie gives a good feel of the happenings.

However, what I didn't quite like was the narration style. At several points, I found the tone over-dramatized.

Overall, good work by Anil Kapoor Productions. I would recommend it as "must-watch-once". 8/10

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