Amrapali Media Vision’s Gandhi to Hitler/ Dear Friend Hitler is slated for release on 29th July. The film is produced by Dr. Anil Kumar Sharma and directed by Rakesh Ranjan Singh. The film will take the audiences back to 1939, when the Second World War took place and gives a glimpse into the last days of the German dictator, Adolf Hitler.
Online PR News – 11-July-2011 – – Gandhi to Hitler/ Dear Friend Hitler is the first ever Bollywood film on Adolf Hitler, which also happens to be Amrapali Media Vision’s maiden venture into cinema, is all set for release on 29th July. Gandhi to Hitler/ Dear Friend Hitler has been produced by Dr. Anil Kumar Sharma under the banner of Amrapali Group and directed by Rakesh Ranjan Singh. The title of the international version of the film is ‘Dear Friend Hitler’ while the Indian version has been renamed as ‘Gandhi to Hitler’.
Gandhi to Hitler/ Dear Friend Hitler, which opened to thunderous reviews at the Cannes Film Festival, is set in the backdrop of the Second World War and is based on the two letters written by Mahatma Gandhi to Hitler at a time when Eastern Europe was badly affected by Hitler’s brutal ambition for supremacy. Gandhiji wrote the first letter to Hitler, with the hope of averting the Second World War while the second letter was written when Hitler was nearing his downfall.
Gandhi to Hitler/ Dear Friend Hitler depicts the last days of Adolf Hitler (Raghubir Yadav) through the eyes of a young Indian couple, Balbir (Aman Verma) and Amrita (Lucky Vakharia). The film spells out the leader’s insecurities, his charisma, his paranoia, and depicts his relationship with his close associates including that with his trusted aide, Joseph Goebbels (Nalin Singh) during the last few days of his life in his underground Führer bunker. The film also portrays Hitler’s romantic relationship with his long time companion Eva Braun (Neha Dhupia) whom he married in the bunker just a few hours before the couple ended their lives. How the Nazi leader dealt with betrayal and defeat at the most crucial time of his life has been brilliantly translated into celluloid in the movie. Though set in the backdrop of the Second World War, the film is not a typically war film. It just brings across the fate of millions that was affected by the choice of divergent ideologies by two different leaders, Gandhiji’s non-violence and Hitler’s disastrous dictatorship. The film does not glorify Hitler or his Nazism but depicts Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Avijit Dutt) as the hero, who led India to freedom with non violence.
Arvind-Lyton has created the music for the film while Dr. Pallavi Mishra has penned the lyrics. Singers Daler Mehndi, Jagjit Singh, Shaan, Penaz Masani and Bhupen Hazarika have rendered their voices for the songs in the film.