New Delhi, Aug. 28 (ANI): The star cast of the upcoming Bollywood film ‘Mohandas’ visited Rajghat, the memorial of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi here on Friday.
The movie is the directorial debut of cinematographer Mazhar Kamran who has been part of the creative teams of famous Bollywood films such as ‘Satya’ and ‘Jhankar Beats’.
The film is about identity theft, and the simpler escapades of a man who shares the Mahatama’s name ‘Mohandas’, and has to deal with this unusual situation.
Bollywood actor Nakul Vaid plays the protagonist.
“The film is about theft of identity. There are many layers in the film…we talk about the system, about ideologies and many related issues, but the main story is on identity,” said Nakul.
Although the movie is not a biographical saga of Mahatma Gandhi, it only derives inspiration from his thoughts.
“It is not directly about Gandhi, but his ideologies and thinking reflect in the movie in various ways. Gandhi is not physically present in the movie, it is not biographical,” noted Kamran.
The film talks about various contemporary issues, existential and otherwise.
“It is about identity crisis, it is about the corruption, not in our country but generally amongst human beings, it is about identity crisis…it is about how confused we are to be ourselves,” opined actor Sonali Kulkarni, playing the role of a journalist, Meghna, in the film.
‘Mohandas’ also features talented actors like Sushant Singh, Sharbani Mukherjee, Sameer Dharmadhikari and Govind Namdeo
There have been both Hollywood and Bollywood movies made earlier, based either on the life of Mahatama Gandhi or inspired by his philosophy of Ahimsa and non-violence.
The most famous amongst these was Richard Attenborough’s ‘Gandhi’ and Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ and ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’. (ANI)