Gandhi, My Father (2007)

Genres - Historical Film, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Family Drama  |   Release Date - Aug 3, 2007 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 180 min.  |   Countries - India  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

Filmmaker Feroz Khan explores the tragedy of a man who transformed the soul of a nation, but could not provide salvation for his own flesh and blood. Mahatma Gandhi was known in life as "The Great Soul" -- the "Father of a Nation." But while Gandhi's peaceful form of civil disobedience led India to independence and inspired civil rights movements across the globe, his eldest son, Harilal, was wandering the streets of India destitute and conflicted. His father's identity the bane of his existence, Harilal converted to Islam as an act of rebellion, reconverted back to Hinduism as an act of penance, and eventually succumbed to the devastating effects of alcoholism. As racial hatred raged in South Africa and colonial humiliation ran rampant in India, a personal tragedy that few but Mahatma Gandhi's closest companions knew about was consuming both father and son from the inside out.




father, relationship, son, South-Africa