#GADHVI ( HE THOUGHT HE WAS GANDHI )

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

INDIA • 2018 • 109 MIN • DRAMA HINDI, ENGLISH SUBTITLES

dir.: Gaurav Bakshi | scr.: Gaurav Bakshi | cin.: Yogesh Rajguru | ed.: Ujjwal Chandra | art dir.: Prashant Bidkar | snd: Dhiman Karmakar | mus.: Dhruv Dhalla | cast: Sanjay Mishra, Akshay Oberoi, Rasika Duggal, Vivek Ghamande, Bachan L Pachehra | prod.: Gaurav Bakshi, Vinay Mishra, Preety Ali, Pallavi Rohatgi, Raghavan Bharadwaj

GAURAV BAKSHI

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When he decides to fight the machinations of hired gun Omkar, retired widower and pacifist Ram Nath Gadhvi inadvertently takes on the establishment as well — setting off a funny turn of events. Not only does Gadhvi fashion his pacifist beliefs as Gandhian, but … he also believes that he is the reincarnation of the Mahatma himself! What begins

with a motley crew of characters in a series of misadventures takes a serious turn when Gadhvi becomes a social media hero under the name #Gadhvi. For Omkar, the only way

to bring him down for good is to demolish the old man’s core beliefs. This satire doubles as a thriller, as we are kept guessing about Gadhvi’s true nature. Is Gadhvi truly the reincarnation of Gandhi? Will Omkar succeed? Will the truth set him free? We are destined to be? Or can we create our own destiny?

An economics graduate from Delhi University with an MBA from IIM Bangalore, GAURAV BAKSHI switched tracks to follow his passion for filmmaking after spending 15 years in the corporate world. He studied direction and filmmaking at the Tisch School at New York University. Back in India, he gained on-set experience by working as an assistant director for such filmmakers as Dibakar Bannerjee, Srinivas Bhashyam and Abhishek Chaubey. Gaurav is now developing his own projects. His short films have been showcased around the world and have enjoyed wide viewership online. Starting off as a short film as part

of the 2015–2016 Sundance-Drishyam Screenwriters Lab, He Thought

He Was Gandhi has become his first feature film.