January 13, 2010 5:36:08 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
TUSHAR GANDHI in ROAD TO SANGAM
Tushar Gandhi, Great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, is making his debut on silver screen in the forthcoming film ROAD TO SANGAM. Working with stalwarts like Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Pavan Malhotra and Swati Chitnis, he is playing himself in the film.
'Story of the film is narrated beautifully by writer director Amit Rai. He has mixed reality and fiction very convincingly. Since it promotes the principles of Mahatma Gandhi in current perspective, I agreed to be part of the film. It's been a different experience,' comments Tushar Gandhi.
Hindi feature film ROAD TO SANGAM has many milestones to its credits. ROAD TO SANGAM has so far won many awards at various film festivals like MAMI, Hamburg, South Africa, Los Angles etc and standing ovation at places like CANNES.
Directed by Amit Rai under the banner of Gypsy Films and produced by Amit Chheda, ROAD TO SANGAM is a mix of reality with fiction to bring in the surreal influence of history with contemporary. An urn of Mahatma Gandhi's Ashes is discovered in a vault of a National Bank as late as in 2000. Bapu's grandson Tushar Gandhi decides to immerse the ashes in Sangam at Allahabad. He wants to carry the procession on the same truck that had carried Bapu's ashes in 1948. A God fearing, devout and renowned Muslim mechanic named Hashmat Ullah (Paresh Rawal), is entrusted the job of repairing an old V8 Ford Engine, unaware that it was once used to carry ashes of Mahatma Gandhi to immerse in the 'Sangam' of holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and invisible Saraswati. Its historic significance becomes Hashmat Ullah's bane and salvage.