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Gandhi, My Father (2007)

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

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

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£44,242 (UK) (3 August 2007)

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$240,425 (USA) (17 August 2007)
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Gandhi the Man
9 September 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Gandhi, the Great :

Greatness in the world is associated with people like Alexanader the great, Ashoka the Great for their greatness lied in being glorified as more than humans. Gandhi is called great for actually not being a Great but being more human, for I always believe bringing out the humanity in us is where the greatness of being human lies.Gandhi was a human with humanity and one who strived for humanity ready to sacrifice himself in the battle for humanity but not his enemies. Let me move to the movie review now.

About Gandhi My Father :

Gandhi My father is a film not about Gandhi but about his son Harilal Gandhi.On telling the story of a son whose father was one of the greatest humans to walk this earth, the director succeeds in portraying the tale.The film succeeds in telling the story of a mislead son of a father who lead a nation to greatness.The movie is termed as a criticism of Gandhi's failure as a father to his son, I would rather say it is of a sacrifice Gandhi had made as a father of a son to do justice as a father of a nation.

I wish the essence of this movie prevails not just in India, the Gandhian land, but through the hearts of all the people of this world.

Gandhi the true Human. Jaihind.


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