Gandhi, My Father Reviews

June 5, 2019
In Feroz Abbas Khan's remarkably assured debut feature, the Mahatma's complex, anguished relationship with his eldest son is explored in depth. The result is a fine, thought-provoking film.
January 25, 2019
The film comes alive in playing off one personality against the other even as the audience keeps switching its sympathy between the two.
June 5, 2008
promising concept ends up devolving into the ordinary
October 14, 2007
Gandhi, My Father weakly opts for lionization at precisely the moment it should go in for the killshot.
August 15, 2007
Classy production values and a textured lead performance by Darshan Jariwala are undercut by a lack of real drama in Gandhi My Father.
August 7, 2007
It's overlong and repetitive, but it impressively gives us a full-bodied portrait of the icon.
August 7, 2007
Jariwalla and Khanna's competent performances, and Khan's simplistic screenplay fail to grip and elevate this from an average to an exceptional piece of cinema.
August 3, 2007
Decently acted but ponderous in places.
August 3, 2007
A film at odds with itself.
August 3, 2007
There's nothing here to seriously damage Gandhi Sr's reputation; if anything, he is made more human.
August 3, 2007
An insight into the flawed nature of a great man.
August 3, 2007
Melodrama is milked at every conceivable point.
August 3, 2007
A long-distance trek with refreshment breaks.
August 3, 2007
A worthy subject and a great looking film, tragically let down by a major lack of pacing and focus.
August 3, 2007
Debut director Feroz Abbas Khan adapts his hit play Mahatma v/s Gandhi for the screen with mixed results.
August 2, 2007
It's a beautifully shot and staged period reconstruction, and is at times impressively acted, at least in the secondary roles. What it lacks is fresh insight.
August 1, 2007
Moving, credible and tragic.