Marking the 143rd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Films Division of India is hosting an art & film festival called BAAPU. The festival will screen a comprehensive list of films based on Gandhi. The schedule features films like ‘The Making of The Mahatma’, ‘Gandhi My Father’, ‘Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Maara’, ’Lage Raho Munna Bhai’, ‘Gandhi’ and more. Documentaries on the Father of our nation such as ‘Lines of Mahatma’, ‘Gandhi An Emerging Reality’, ‘Gandhiji through the Eyes of the Cartoonist’, ‘Gandhi, Nehru and Modern Art’, ‘Gandhiji's letter to Hitler’ and ‘Places where Gandhiji lived’ are also part of the schedule.
The organizers believe that the festival will surely offer an in-depth and inside look into the life of the Mahatma. The event is set to be inaugurated by renowned filmmaker Shyam Benegal. The festival dates are Oct 2nd – 5th at the RR Theatre in South Mumbai.