Mahatma and the Mad Boy

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Mahatma and the Mad Boy

Mahatma and the Mad Boy

Release Date: March 01, 1974

Year    :   1974
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Merchant Ivory Productions
Director    :   Ismail Merchant
Producers    :   Ismail Merchant
Writers    :   Tanveer Farooqi
RunTime    :   27 mins.

In the time frame of a single day (from dawn to dust), the film records the wanderings of an Indian youth who sleeps on the beach, holds conversations with a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, and scavenges for food with his monkey. By afternoon, a little ceremony is held by well-to-do Gandhi-ites, at which a speaker delivers a sermon on "godly love"; but when the boy comes too close, he is told to move on by a guard, one of a series of exclusions of this onlooker-outcast.


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