PRESS and PUBLICATIONS

Views on MOHANDAS

“An unflinching look at an India that has changed on the inside and gone unnoticed...An extremely independent film in the truest sense” 

- Shimit Amin, Director Chak De India

"I saw Mazhar Kamran's directorial debut and I was struck by the core of goodness that bound the theme to the audience in a clasp of camaraderie. Depicted with unostentatious and unassuming authenticity...Kamran doesn’t try to impress us with his nobility of vision. Mohandas falls in the same line of idealistic vision as Ashutosh Gowariker’s Swades...“  

- Subhash K Jha in Times of India

"Mazhar Kamran has deftly directed a drama that sometimes resembles a Kafkaesque tale and sometimes a thriller, while relentlessly tackling the corruption and trafficking widespread in Indian provinces. ...This stunning fable is one of the most strikingly successful political movies made in these last few years.“

- Edouard Waintrop (French film critic, Artistic Director, Directors' Fortnight Cannes Film Festival )

"Mohandas is a warning that the essence of humanism is not crushed out by the macabre forces of technological progress“

- Kunwar Narain, eminent Hindi poet, Padmabhushan, writing  in Jansatta

“Mazhar Kamran’s film raises pertinent questions about an individual’s responsibility as citizen both for Gandhi’s murder and for India’s subsequent failure to disseminate his ideas and his legacy in contemporary India.

Kamran's cinematography has a jet-like pace, gaining in speed, pace and momentum in keeping with the twists and turns in Mohandas' tragic story. ‘Fake lives are real and the real does not even exist,’ says Meghna. That sums up the film's strong and satiric message”

- Shoma Chatterji, film critic, in the Statesman, Kolkata

"Kamran’s first film is a striking Kafkaesque tale of identity theft and sanctioned sleight of hand."

- Roger Garcia, Programming Consultant, San Francisco International Film Festival

INTERVIEWS

In conversation with Mazhar Kamran - Lokvani, January 19, 2010

Rediff.com interview

DNA interview

REVIEWS & ARTICLES

On "Uncle, the School in himself"

Super Uncle is the education superhero – Mid-day, November 10, 2014

‘Uncle’s’ home was their classroom and lifeline – Mumbai Mirror, October 01, 2014

Lay stress on education for Muslim women – DNA, June 10, 2014

On "Mohandas" ( links to download pdf files )

Golden trophies 2009 – Hindustan Times, December 3, 2009

Mohandas – OutlookIndia.com, September 14, 2009

Life as it is in the heartland of India – The Hindu, September 6, 2009

The bigger picture – DNA, September 6, 2009

Mohandas is a must watch – Rediff.com, September4, 2009

Trials of a nameless hero – livemint.com, September 3, 2009

Heart and soul - The Telegraph - Calcutta – August 3, 2009

Name Calling – The Indian Express, June 16, 2009

Gandhi in our times – India Together, May 3, 2009

Mohandas goes to San Francisco – DNA, April 5, 2009

Mohandas is a metaphor – The Tribune, February 1, 2009

The eye of the director – Sunday Herald, November 25, 2007

Of values lost along the way – Deccan Herald

Research Paper

On Mohandas, University of Turin, Italy

ARTICLES by Mazhar

In the Sunday Review, Times of India:

In Pursuit of Mohandas – The Times of India, March 23, 2008

In Outlook:

Twenty Years of Satya – Outlook 23 July 2018