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Gandhi, My Father (2007)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | 27 July 2007 (USA)
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The account of troubled relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his eldest son.


Feroz Abbas Khan


Feroz Abbas Khan, Chandulal Dalal (book) (as Chandulal Bhagubhai Dalal) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshaye Khanna ... Harilal Gandhi
Darshan Jariwala ... Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Shefali Shah ... Kasturba Gandhi
Bhoomika Chawla ... Gulab Gandhi
Daniel Janks ... Henry Polak
Ilanit Shapiro Ilanit Shapiro ... Sonja Schlesin (as Illanit Shipiro)
Mithilesh Chaturvedi ... Zakaria
Raj Zutshi ... Grieving Fast Food Stall Owner (as Rajendranath Zutshi)
Bomie E. Dotiwala ... Photographer (as Bomi Dotiwalla)
Greg Viljoen ... General Ian Smutts (as Greg Villojen)
Rustom Irani Rustom Irani ... Mahadev Desai
Nayan Shukla Nayan Shukla ... Jeevan
Padmesh Rawal Padmesh Rawal ... Narottamdas
Dharmendra Gohil Dharmendra Gohil ... Harilal's Arya Samaj room-mate
Mona Ambegaonkar ... Prostitute


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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14 August 2007 | by thavaeSee all my reviews

Mahatma has been depicted as a man who neglected his own son in this movie. Don't get me wrong I am not condemning the movie; it is such a wonderful movie and walked out of the cinema with a lump in my throat. We need to understand Mahatma's spiritual standing, he is a true spiritual leader. Only a fully enlightened man could possibly detach himself from his loved ones. A man with such caliber leads his family and followers by example. According to the movie, he spoke to his son and try to make him understand where he is coming from, but poor Harilall with so little intellect could not understand his father. When things went wrong with Harilall, Mahatma could remain calm and accepted that his son is a big tragedy.

Had it been any other parents, they would have compromised their values to assist the son to get on his feet. Mahatma didn't do that, he is true leader who leads by example.

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Hindi | English | Gujarati | Bengali

Release Date:

27 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Мой отец Ганди See more »

Filming Locations:

Pune, Maharashtra, India See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$174,425, 5 August 2007

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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