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Gandhi is Still with Us

05-09-2011 08:09 AM CET | Media & Telecommunications

Press release from: Mirchi Movies

An auto mechanic is entrusted to repair an old V8 Ford that once held the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi

An auto mechanic is entrusted to repair an old V8 Ford that once held the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi

Mumbai, India - Finding Gandhi, produced by Shethia Audio Video Private Limited, is an introspective movie that focuses on Hasmat Ullah a mechanic and a god-fearing man who’s presented with the responsibility of repairing a Ford V8 car that once held the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi.

A bomb explosion suddenly rocks his small community and the ensuing chaos forces him to choose between finishing this repair job, or taking to the streets to protest with his neighbors and community leaders.

Although it may seem implausible that Gandhi's ashes would've been carted around in an old gas guzzler, but following Gandhi's death, his body was cremated and his ashes were given to family, friends and various followers. To this day, no one actually knows how many people received Gandhi's ashes or how much of his ashes still exist. As recently as 2010, some of his ashes were scattered at sea—more than 60 years after his assassination.

Finding Gandhi, directed by Amit Rai, is the recepient of around 20 international awards including the Audience Choice Award (London Indian Film Festival), Best Feature Film (Los Angeles Reel Film Festival), Best Feature Film (Radar Hamburg International Film Festival), Best First Film Director's Award (South Africa International Film Festival) and the Silver Palm Award (Mexico International Film Festival).

The film screens May 17 during the Marché du Film, which takes place in tandem with the Cannes Film Festival along the French Riviera.

About Shethia Audio Video Private Limited and Road to Sagam Film

Shethia Audio Video Private Limited, a vibrant, diversified, broad-based, entertainment conglomerate based in India, is a leader in niche content creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing. For four decades, the company has been at the forefront of India's exciting entertainment industry. The company’s production division Gypsy Films, which produced Finding Gandhi, is a platform for developing inspiring and meaningful cinema for a global audience.

About Mirchi Movies

Finding Gandhi is repped by Mirchi Movies--a division of Bennett, Coleman and Company.

Contact:

Mirchi Movies
Dr. Dadabhoy Naoroji Road
The Times of India Building
Mumbai, 400001
India

Press Contact:

rita (at ) 3vmediainternational.de
Tel: +49 175 751 9737

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