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Gandhi, My Father (2007)

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

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Gulab Gandhi
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Henry Polak
Ilanit Shapiro ...
Sonja Schlesin (as Illanit Shipiro)
Mithilesh Chaturvedi ...
Zakaria
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Grieving Fast Food Stall Owner (as Rajendranath Zutshi)
Bomie E. Dotiwala ...
Photographer (as Bomi Dotiwalla)
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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 ...
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Storyline

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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27 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Мой отец Ганди  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£44,242 (UK) (5 August 2007)

Gross:

$240,425 (USA) (19 August 2007)
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The movie is based upon the biography of Harilal Gandhi, titled Harilal Gandhi: A Life by Chandulal Bhagubhai Dalal. See more »

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Fantastic movie from real life scenario of Gandhi
29 November 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie and really could not stop my tears. Its tragedy that India has no such leaders after freedom, who dare to do justice with their own children, when they don't behave properly.. In current generation, politicians bring their children's into politics without measuring their caliber and skills.. I remember the dialogue from Gandhi 'What kind of society we want to create/make with such people (about Harilal)?' No wonder that it will be a dream that India will hardly have such leader in this or next generation.. Einstein was right when he said about Gandhi that 'After 50 years one would hardly believe that such person with body, soul and mind (Mahatma Gandhi) had ever lived on this earth.' I sincerely want to THANKS a LOT to Anil kapoor, Feroze khan and all film actors/actresses for this wonderful movie about great person and relationship with his son. All father and son should watch this movie once and take some lessons for both roles.


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