Maine Gandhi ko nahin maara

"jab akelapan sataye..ya fir apne bahut bade hone ka bhram ho jaye ,  samundar ke saamne khare ho jana.
uski chanchal laherein kahengi tum akele kahan ho ?
samundar ka vishal vistar puchhega, tum mujhse to bade nahin ho ? "Along with these words, starts the movie "Manine Gandhi ko nahin maara".It is a story of a hindi professor "Uttam chowdhary" who suffers from frequent bouts of forgetfulness. Gradually he starts forgetting everything. He forgets that he is retired..he forgets that his wife is dead..and he even forgets that he has a son. And suddenly out of blue, one day, he starts feeling that his home is a jail and he is being charged with the murder of "Mahatma Gandhi". 

And in the midst of all this is the story of his daughter. A single woman, working to not only support the family monetarily, but is also the only lifeline that can save her father from drowning in the universe his mind is creating.

It is the story of the power of one person’s strength, hope and determination in pulling their loved one away from the abyss.
I wont reveal as why he started feeling that way or whether he is being cured at the end or not. But overall it was a beautiful movie. Anupam kher as Uttam Chowdhary was at his best. Every action of Kher including the way he walks, he smiles, his absentmindedness brings tears to your eyes. And  Urmila as his daughter Trisha also did splendid performance. The background score was simply superb.

And last but not the least, the poem ( favourite poem of Uttam Choudhary ) which urmila recites in the end is really inspiring.

Lahron Se Darr Kar Nauka Paar Nahin Hoti
Himmat Karne Walon Ki Haar Nahin Hoti

Nanhiin Chiteen Jab Daana Lekar Chalti Hai
Chadhti Deewaron Par Sau Baar Phisalti Hai
Mann Ka Vishwaas Ragon Mein Saahas Bharta Hai
Chadh Kar Girna, Girkar Chadhna Naa Aakarta Hai
Aakhir Uski Mehnat Bekaar Nahin Hoti
Koshish Karne Walon Ki Haar Nahin Hoti

Dubkiyaan Sindhu Mein GotaKhor Lagaata Hai
Jaa Jaa Kar Khaali Haath Laut Aata Hai
Milte Na Shahaj Moti Paani Mein
Behta Doona Utsaah Isi Hairaani Mein
Muthi Uski Khaali Har Baar Nahin Hoti
Himmat Karne Walon Ki Haar Nahin Hoti

Asafalta Ek Chunauti Hai Sweekaar Karo
Kya Kami Reh Gayi Dekho Aur Sudhaar Karo
Jab Tak Na safal Ho Neend Chaain Ko Tyaago Tum
Sangharshon Ka Maidaan Chhodh Mat Bhaago Tum

Kucch Kiye Bina Hi Jai Jai Kar Nahin Hoti
Himmat Karne Walon Ki Haar Nahin Hoti  

 Full points to the director Jahnu Barua.

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