Gandhi, My Father
Gandhi, My Father (2007)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Elley
Variety

Classy production values and a textured lead performance by Darshan Jariwala are undercut by a lack of real drama in Gandhi My Father.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

promising concept ends up devolving into the ordinary

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Jaspreet Pandohar
BBC.com

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.

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David Chute
L.A. Weekly

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.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Gandhi, My Father weakly opts for lionization at precisely the moment it should go in for the killshot.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

Decently acted but ponderous in places.

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Anil Sinanan
Time Out

Moving, credible and tragic.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It's overlong and repetitive, but it impressively gives us a full-bodied portrait of the icon.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

A film at odds with itself.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Sajin P A
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.… More
Panta Oz
This Indian film by Feroz Abbas Khan explores the troubled relationship between Harilal Gandhi (Akshaye Khanna) and his father, Mahatma Gandhi in somehow… More
MJS MJS
I always liked Richard Attenborough?s biopic about the life of Mohandas Gandhi, but I never loved it. It was a highly conventional film which ignored the… More