Gandhi my father - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

The movie is supposed to be about Harilal Mohandas Gandhi but ends up becoming about Gandhiji and India's freedom struggle. Though the audience is denied insight into the minds of the characters, they are given some brilliant performances by the lead cast.



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18 reviewers have given Gandhi my father an average rating of 3.3/5.0 (?)

10 yays
4 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...One thing that the film does to strip at least a few coats of whitewash off the Mahatma... full review

Thumbs up ...Performances of all the principal characters are superlative... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...the isolation of each character in each scene does nothing for the film.... full review

Thumbs up by Indu Mirani, DNA ...But there are times when the politics of the moment overtakes the personal strife, a distraction the film could do without.... full review

So-So by Aprajita Anil, Express India ...Even the chaos and pain has a beauty that keeps you hooked to the screen and David Macdonald deserves thumbs up for his gorgeous piece of art!... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, ... its plain to see the pain that has gone in making the setting as authentic as possible and giving the audience the feel of that particular ‘time and moment’... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Practically every single scene in the film opens and closes with fade-ins and fade-outs, never quite seamlessly leading into each other... full review

Thumbs down by Vaibhav Wankhede, M TV do feel like you're watching a play... full review

So-So by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...Editing by Sreekar Prasad could have been sharper... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...The film is a marvelous effort in depicting this volatile relationship between a father and a son.... full review

Thumbs up by Prachi Singh, MovieWalah ...The cinematography department is fabulous and so is the background score of the movie.... full review

So-So by Ashok Nayak, Now ...A historical movie requires an earth shattering performance from the lead actors and that's exactly what we get.... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now ...One reason for this inadequacy is the director Feroz Abbas Khan's own creative battle.... full review

Thumbs up by Jahan Bakshi, Now ...deserve kudos for a bravura effort in bringing this beautiful father-son saga to the screen... full review

Thumbs down by kartik krishnan, Passion for Cinema ...Why does the South African settlement look like the sets of Wai - Maharasthra ?? Why are there Indian trees in the south african soil?... full review

Thumbs up by Syed Firdaus Ashraf, Rediff ...Shefali...Her helplessness at her failure to bridge the growing gap between father and son is palpable... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Shukla, ...He doesn't play Mahatma; he plays Mohandas Karam Chand Gandhi, just a failed father (for his son)... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India showcases Akshaye Khanna's acting skills as never before... full review