Poster of Gandhi's Memorabalia launched
The film will showcase all his ideologies, not only nonviolence
The makers of the award-winning 2016 film Mantostaan have come up with another project, titled Gandhis Memorabalia,which will explore the various unknown aspects of Mahatma Gandhi's life along with "in-depth analysis" of his work. The poster of the film was launched here on Monday.
"The main aim of the film is to showcase the various sides of Mahatma Gandhi. We want to showcase all his ideologies, not only nonviolence- which most filmmakers talk about. " Dr. Bhanu Pratap Singh, who will direct the film.
"I have received various honours, including Limca Book of Records and Guinness World Records, for my collections on Gandhi. I have done Ph.D. in Gandhian thoughts. I am not a follower, I just analyse his work. This film will be made with an unbiased approach." he added.
The poster of the film, without giving any details about the film, just showcases a sketch of Mahatma Gandhi.The director stated he has gone through Gandhi's autobiography The Story of My Experiments with Truth for the film which will go on floors in upcoming weeks and will be shot across various locations in India.
The Indian-American co-production will showcase how Victoria (played by Daria Kosheleva) comes to India from London, meets Singh, and learns ideology of Gandhi.
"Daria belongs to Russia and lives in the US. When we did our collaboration with a producer there, I met Daria. The film will show how a foreigner gets inspired by an Indian (Gandhi) and his ideologies," Singh said.
"Daria doesn't know anything about India - not even Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. So, that's why we chose her as she is totally clueless and unaware about India. She will be able to act better this way. We will showcase Gandhi through photographs in the film," he added.
The trailer of Gandhi's Memorabalia will be released on October 2 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, while the film will be released in India and the US on January 30, 2018.
While Gandhi's Memorabalia is a low-budget project and is being eyed for a release in 300-400 screens in India, Singh said that he is planning a big budget film on Gandhi, which will be released in 2019 on his 150th birth anniversary.
"Through Gandhi's Memorabalia we want to gain audiences' confidence and prove that we can handle subject about Mahatma Gandhi with ease. After this one, we will make the film ‘Gandhi and his Thoughts' - it will be a high budget film,which will be shot in India as well as South Africa," Singh said.