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

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 3, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Elley

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

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
London Evening Standard

Decently acted but ponderous in places.

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 (UK)

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
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