A GANDHIAN TWIST?

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Who killed Gandhi? What were the events lead­ing up to the vi­o­lent as­sas­si­na­tion of the apos­tle of non-vi­o­lence? Is there a big­ger truth about the mur­der of one of In­dia’s great­est lead­ers than what we know? Fas­ci­nat­ing ques­tions which are the sub­ject of Dubai-based di­rec­tor Pankaj Se­h­gal’s new film The Gandhi Mur­der, pro­duced by city-based pro­duc­tion com­pany Nu­gen Me­dia. Co-di­rected by Golden Globe nom­i­nated Dutch di­rec­tor Karim Traidia, this one will re­lease on 31st Jan­uary

2019, on the 71st death an­niver­sary of the Ma­hatma. While the pro­duc­tion is rooted in Dubai, the film has an in­ter­est­ing cast led by the late Om Puri (how won­der­ful it will be to see him on screen!), along with Amer­i­can ac­tor Stephen Lang (Avatar, Salem Into the Bad­lands) and Bri­tish tal­ents – Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Mus­ke­teers, Our Girl) and Vinnie Jones (Lock, stock and Two Smok­ing Bar­rels, X-men: The Last Stand). The mak­ers claim the film will “shake the very foun­da­tion of In­dia’s po­lit­i­cal land­scap­ing”. Now, that makes it dou­bly in­ter­est­ing.

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