Zee Studios’ ‘Gandhi Talks’, the ground-breaking silent film with A.R. Rahman's musical genius and directed by Kishor P. Belekar, got a gala premiere at the 54th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa this week.
Featuring a stellar cast including Vijay Sethupathi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Aravind Swami and Siddharth Jadhav, the film promises an enchanting journey into the silent cinema era.
A.R. Rahman shared: "This movie is a gift to the composer. Kishor maintained his integrity, recognizing my creative role, allowing me the freedom to score.
“I enjoyed the process, creatively reshaping whenever needed. This film is my showreel."
Vijay Sethupathi, also at IFFI premiere, noted: "The story traces a character's evolution from seeking justice to discovering the Gandhi within.
“It was a challenging project, and I aimed to embody Kishore's vision. I chose it for its universal appeal, transcending religion and language barriers due to its silent nature. As an actor, I strive to justify my role."
Zee Studios says ‘Gandhi Talks’ reflects its commitment to diverse and impactful storytelling.
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Shariq Patel, CBO, Zee Studios, said: "Eliminating dialogues was an intriguing concept. With talents on board and A.R. Rahman's involvement, it became a solid mainstream project.
“The first silent movie in five languages, with distinct lyrics. We are glad its selected at one of the most prestigious International Film Festival in our country (IFFI) and we can’t wait for the rest of the world to see it."
Director Belekar acknowledged the unwavering support of Puneet Goenka and Shariq Patel: "They were very supportive right from the beginning. Without them, this project wouldn't be possible."
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