Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Gandhi--My Father storyline

Preview from DiscoverBollywood:

Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Darshan Jariwala, Bhumika Chawla, Shefali Shah
Director: Feroze Abbas Khan
Producer: Anil Kapoor
Music Director: Piyush Kanojia
Cinematography: David McDonald
Editor: Sreekar Prasad
Art Direction: Nitin Chandrakant Desai

Anil Kapoor is all set to come up with his first home production Gandhi – My Father. The film is set against the backdrop of Mahatma Gandhi and his family. Gandhiji’s presence in Hindi films has been influenced in a couple of other films which made the rounds at the box office recently. They were Lage Raho Munnabhai and Maine Gandhi Ko Nahi Maara.

Feroze Abbas Khan, a leading theatre director makes his Bollywood debut with Gandhi – My Father. The film stars Akshaye Khanna portraying the character of Harilal Gandhi, eldest son of Mohanlal Karamchand Gandhi. The plot revolves around Harilal Gandhi as he lives a life that of a compromiser. The shadows of being the son of a legend hound him and he leads his life like a beggar in the streets of India. The character of M K Gandhi is played by Darshan Jariwala. He sows the seeds of differences between his son Harilal and himself. Their father-son relationship turns sour when he denies Harilal the chance of studying law in Britain. Harilal comes back to his motherland from South Africa and decides to make it big on his own.

In an act of rebel, he gets converted to Muslim, and later reverts back to his own religion as an act of self punishment and realization. He finally breathes his last breathe in a hospital in Bombay, all alone.

The main objective of the story is to make people understand the tragedy of a great man like Gandhi who transformed the nation with his thoughts and principles but could not save his son from venturing into the darkness of miseries. The film also unfurls a personal tragedy against the racial abhorrence in South Africa and colonial humiliation in India. Gandhi remains as a person who counts his principles more than anything other object in the world.

Bhoomika Chawla plays the role of Harilal’s wife in the film, Gulab. Shefali Shah gets to portray Kasturba Gandhi. The film is expected to release in the first week of August

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When shall we get more news about Naqaab which will be released before Gandhi, My Father? I'm equally curious about these two movies equally! Hope, to hear more news about Akshaye Khanna's forthcoming movies very soon, not only Naqaab and Gandhi, My Father, but also Aaja Naachle, Race and Shortcut! By the way, it seems that Akshaye Khanna hasn't signed any movies so far except Shortcut!