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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.

Director:

Feroz Abbas Khan

Writers:

Feroz Abbas Khan, Chandulal Dalal (book) (as Chandulal Bhagubhai Dalal) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 Mithilesh Chaturvedi ... Zakaria
Raj Zutshi ... Grieving Fast Food Stall Owner (as Rajendranath Zutshi)
Bomie E. Dotiwala 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
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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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Country:

India

Language:

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 »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$174,425, 5 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$240,425, 19 August 2007
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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The personal side of Gandhi's life ..... unheard before.
6 August 2007 | by shivamsSee all my reviews

"Gandhi as a husband and father?" has always been discussed by people in India. 'Gandhi...my 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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