Movie : Nanu Gandhi (I am Gandhi)
Year : 2008
Cast : Ramesh Bhatt, Sundar Raj, Pramila Joshai, Sadashiva Brahmavar, Mandya Ramesh, Raaga Ranga Nagaraj, Venkatachal, N.G.E.F. Sri Kantaiah, Mosale Manjunath, Master Likhit, Master K.S.Sharath Kumar, Master Nandan Kumar, Master Shashank, Baby Nisha, Baby Soumya, Baby Sneha, Bharathi
Music : Raju Upendra Kumar
Direction : N R Nanjunde Gowda
Producer : Kokila N Gowda
Release Date : 14-11-2008
All Regions - NTSC - DVD Video - NO Subtitles
International Children Film Festival in Columbia (2008)
Nanjunde Gowda has always chosen well-known commercial movie stars to make his artistic movies. His films invariably have some social issues as the backdrop and were made in good taste winning critical appreciation and awards. In his new Kannada film, Naanu Gandhi too, he has not compromised in his artistic beliefs and values.
The film looks at the way how a small section of people practicing Gandhian values have been often ridiculed by the society and also the relevance of those values in the contemporary society.
Karisiddegowda is a farmer who has named his grand son Gandhi. However the grandson is often humiliated by his schoolmates and also the teacher. Gowda loses his land because of the manipulation of the village administrators. The story written by Ramanna has a tragic ending, but in the film, Nanjunde Gowda provides a new hope by saying that greedy people can be corrected and made to realize their mistakes.