Indian cinema has taken us to many exotic territories around the world.
Anupam P.Kher's 'Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara' based on Jahnu Barua's unusual script carries the
audience to an unchartered territory, where they have never truly ventured before... the human brain.
'Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara' explores the complexities of the human psyche as it sets out to unveil a
chiildhood trauma, which is re-lived by an intelligent mind suffering from a brain disorder called
dementia. In his portrayal of a man suffering, Anupam P.Kher skillfully weaves the subtle nuances of a
brilliant mind caged in the deluded world of dementia.
The film structures the narrative by telling a simple story of a man's illness and his daughter's love,
understanding and commitment to find her father's treatment, which comes in the form of a young
psychiatrist who unveils the father's demented world and carries him backwards on an awesome journey
to finally confront his disillusioned guilt.
It is a film that connects two disparate events together. One, of a small middle class family in present
day Mumbai struggling to come to terms with the fact that the head of the family, Professor Uttam
Chaudhary, a retired professor of Hindi from Bombay University, is now suffering from early dementia
and two, the assassination of the father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The process of the
diagnosis and therapy is reflective of other issues. Issues that indirectly make their way into the
audience's consciousness and raise questions on our respnsibilities as citizens, for our subsequent
failure to disseminate Gandhiji's ideas and his legacy to contemporary India. The professor's often
repeated and exasperated denial 'Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara' is rooted back in an era when a truth
seeking son of India became the father of a newborn nations. Someone killed this man, but his truth
survives... even if it is fossilized in the wounded souls of the demented.
# Original 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound
# Digitally Re-mastered from the Original Film
# Feature Film Running Time : Approximately 90 Mins
# Optional Subtitle in English Language
# The Making of the Film
# Himmat Karne Walo Ki... - an Exclusive Remix Music Video
# Glimpse from the Premiere & TV promos
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