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A great movie I don't know what the nuthhead critics were thinking
If someone really wants to what Gandhi's eldest son "Harilal" and his wife "Kasturba" had to sacrifice for his principles. This film explores the strained father-son relationship where Harilal not only had to sacrifice his dreams but infact he had to forfeit even his identity and Kasturba was emotionally torn between.
The film sincerely digs into all the incidents of Gandhi's family which forced Harilal's family to face many odds with no recognition as being The Father of Nation's son.
A must watch movie for all those who are unaware about Gandhi's descendants!
A very good performance by Akshaye Khanna in a very complex portrayal of Gandhi's son. Good direction and editing too.A story not many will know and hence it is all the more interesting. Maybe a few lessons for all of us to learn from. It should have had much more success than it seems to have got.
The film is about the life of Harilal Gandhi, a son whose tragedy was to live with in the shadow of a man who was father not just to him, but to a whole nation.
In it's attempt to preserve the iconic figure of Mahatma Gandhi, it feels like the film failed to capture the real emotions and struggle between a father and son. Although we do get to see a different side of Gandhi which was never attempted in any movie adaptations before.
Shefali Shah and towards the later parts of movie, as the older familiar version of Gandhi, Darshan Jariwala too excells in their role.
This was a story which had to be told, and considering the magnitude of this movie, certain minor glitches can be forgiven.
The notion that Gandhi managed to save the soul of a nation, but failed to save the soul of his own son is attention-grabbing, and this is particularly due to the lack of exposure their troubled association has had.But somehow the performances and the screenplay fail to grip and elevate this from an average to an exceptional piece of cinema.
This Indian film by Feroz Abbas Khan explores the troubled relationship between Harilal Gandhi (Akshaye Khanna) and his father, Mahatma Gandhi in somehow neutral way, while shedding light onto Gandhi the person! Father and son with dreams directed in opposite directions are often in a conflict even when fighting side by side for their ideals and causes.
I watched this movie because of the screenplay which was something exceptional, petty that the director managed to take the really good screenplay and make such a mediocre movie! The screenplay won the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Award and that should be the only thing remembered... everything else was just average or below average. Don't waste over two hours if you have anything better to do!
A very sad film about how a son is sacrificed to his father's curious world view.
The film seems to suggest that Gandhi-ji mellows as he gets older but one wonders.
WQorth a watch
Akshay khanna's best performance. This is a classic. alas it catered only to a small audience. this is not about gandhi. but a about a man and his relationship with his father.