Saturday, July 28, 2007

Gandhi--My Father releases globally on August 3rd

Gandhi My Father, considered a revolutionary film ever to emerge from India telling the untold story of the Father of the Nation's tragic relationship with his eldest son, will be globally released on August 3.
The film is a powerful study of the nature and sufferings of the patriarchal relationship between one of the world's most loved figures - Mahatma Gandhi - and his eldest son Harilal who was dogged by misfortune.
It (movie) delves into a territory that has never before been visited by film and will spark debate into certain unknown facet of the Mahatma, Feroz Khan, director of the film, said here last night.
Based on his thought-provoking play, Mahatma v/s Gandhi, Feroz Khan has combined his unparallelled talents as a writer and director with the production skills of fellow industry stalwart Anil Kapoor, to create the most affecting film of modern times.
According to critics, it is far from a biopic account or portrayal of Gandhi's struggle towards India's independence.
The film focuses on the doomed relationship between a father respected by an entire nation but rebuked by a son who was disowned, and whose bitter end was the result of years of abject alcoholism.
Darshan Jariwala plays the role of Mahatma Gandhi while Akshaye Khanna is in the cast of Harilal Gandhi.
Anil Kapoor forays into independent production with his banner, Anil Kapoor Films Company, joining hands with the London-based leading integrated media and entertainment company Eros International.
Kishore Lulla, Chairman and CEO of Eros International said "Gandhi My Father marks a milestone in the 30 years history of Eros International. This colossal piece of filmmaking, unparallelled by anything that has come before, makes its debut on the global platform of cinema, and we are exceedingly proud to take ownership of the distribution rights of a film that will make its own mark in history."

Hopefully, it will release where I live. I can't bear it if I can't watch an AKshaye movie, especially this movie, ina theatre!

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