Gour Hari Dastaan: The Freedom File | UK Premiere

Director: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan
Starring: Vinay Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Tannishtha Chatterjee.
Run time: 111 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A
Language: Hindi with English subtitles | Year: 2014 | Country: India

Gour Hari Dastaan


Director Ananth Mahadevan whose previous film Mee Sindhutai Sapkal was a big hit with London audiences returns with a moving, true-life drama about one of the last remaining Gandhian ‘freedom fighters’ Hari Gaur Das. This elderly man is of modest means and fighting to win recognition from the bureaucratic Indian government. They want him to prove he was an Independence hero to win his right to a state pension, while locals call him a liar, and even his wife doubts his chances, Hari recalls the independence struggles of his youth and with great mental strength sets out to prove his case. There are some sparkling performances by an ensemble cast including Vinay Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Ranveer Shorey and Tannishtha


Ananth Narayan Mahadevan