MUMBAI: Rajkumar Santoshi’s film ‘Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh’ has been passed by the censor board without any cuts.
The trailer of the film shows that the clash between the views of Gandhi and Godse has been shown in this film, and there was a lot of discussion about it.
In a press conference related to the films, director Rajkumar Santoshi said that the people of the censor board appreciated the film a lot. Talking about Godse, he said that Godse’s voice was suppressed, which according to him is wrong.
He said, “Many people would like to know (Godse’s views). Godse took a step, whether it is right or wrong, the youth will decide.”
“I do not belong to any party, this is not a propaganda film, I have made the film with all honesty.”
He said, “Gandhiji’s side and Godse’s side have been kept honestly in the film.”
The trailer shows the eventful meeting between the two, but instead of Gandhi’s death, the film looks at what could have happened if the nation’s leader survived the attempt on his life; he tried to reason with his killer after Godse is imprisoned. Both men speak their viewpoints, as the nation is in turmoil.
A scene in the trailer also shows Gandhi meeting prominent leaders of the time including Jawaharlal Nehru and Dr Ambedkar as he suggests to dissolve the Congress Party. At one point, Nehru can be seen saying, “Koi chahe toh ek din mein Godse bann sakta hain, lekin Gandhi banne mein puri umar lag jagti hai (One can become Godse in a day, but it takes a lifetime to become someone like Gandhi).”
Fans commented on the trailer after its release on YouTube. One user stated, “Goosebumps everywhere (fire emoji) full of emotions from one the great director Rajkumar Santoshi sir (clapping hands and raising hands emojis).” Responding to a dialogue from the trailer, another wrote, “Bilkul, itihas karega faisla (Indeed, history will decide)!”
Gandhi Godse: Ek Yudh also introduces Tanisha Santoshi, daughter of Rajkumar, and Anuj Saini. Produced by Manila Santoshi, the film has a score by Oscar winner AR Rahman. The film will release in theatres on January 26 2023 for Republic Day.