Mahatma GandhiTushar Gandhi, the great-grandson of filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi, recently commented on Gandhi Godse-Ek Yudh, the upcoming period drama from filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi. The film is based on an alternate version of Indian history in which Mahatma Gandhi survives the assassination attempt by Nathuram Godse and later goes to meet him in jail. Talking about the film, Tushar said he is not surprised by the attempt. He also said that he has no intention of watching a movie that “glorifies murderers.” Read also: Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh trailer: film depicts a world where Mahatma Gandhi survives attack by Nathuram Godse
Gandhi Godse-Ek Yudh, set in early post-independence India from 1947-48, will focus on the ideological war between Nathuram Godse and Mahatma Gandhi. The film will show Godse’s side of the argument and reveal his reasons for shooting Gandhi in 1948. The movie’s trailer offered a glimpse of the two’s eventful meeting.
Speaking of the film, Tushar Gandhi was quoted by ANI as saying, “It doesn’t surprise me because to them, Godse is a hero, and if they portray him as a hero, it shouldn’t surprise any of us. But I cannot comment on the merits or demerits of the film because I have not seen it and I do not intend to see films that glorify murderers.”
“It’s a very well thought out game plan and all of these characters were given the role to perform and they fulfilled the role according to their queues and their timelines. The same director portrayed Baapu in a very wrong way in his film Bhagat Singh, so it is not surprising that he would make a film glorifying Godse,” he added.
Rajkumar Santoshi, said in an earlier interview that his film takes a very different view of Gandhi. So much so that he was afraid of the censor (board). He said he feared the censors might not fully approve the film. But according to him, they didn’t cut a single word.
Gandhi Godse: Ek Yudh will be released on January 26, marking Republic Day, ahead of his 75th death anniversary on January 30. The film’s music is composed by AR Rahman, produced by Manila Santoshi. The movie will collide with Shah Rukh Khan‘s Pathaan at the box office, which comes out on January 25.
(with input from ANI)
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