Raghuveer Yadav had given an unusual performance in Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s ‘Peepli Live’ with elan, is looked little shaky in the role of Hitler. Last but not least, Raghuveer Yadav is achieved in playing the hated role of the dictator in a more showing compassion and the character as lesser evil as well. Bollywood hot actress Neha Dhupia, who portrayed the part of Hitler’s mistress by Eva Braun, plays the character with sensible. Nonetheless, showing affection and tenderness scenes with the dictator seems failing to impress, any way.
Cast including Nalin Singh, who played as Joseph Goebbels has done a mediocre performance. Nikita Anand, Avijit Dutt, Aman Verma, Nasir Abdullah and others put up their support to the main cast of the film. Rakesh Ranjan Kumar’s direction lacks the clear vision and goes the whole stretch sans displaying any key content. The film lacks definition of purpose and focused to cash at names of two big great historical personalities which hardly seem to have certainty. Holi number is totally useless. The film misses to show the purpose and fails to convey any message and making a film down and out.
Rating: Poor of 1/5
1939 – A world plagued with unrest and upheaval. Adolf Hitler’s ruthless ambition for German expansion in Eastern Europe is becoming increasingly violent and inhuman. Whereas another nation, India, struggles in its fight for freedom against the British as the idealistic Mahatma Gandhi continues to appeal to his countrymen to adopt a stand of non-violence. A stark contrast in ideologies even with an eventual common opponent, Gandhi one day decides to pen a letter to the German dictator… a letter he hoped would persuade Hitler to change his path and avoid the Second World War, avoid the massive calamity that it would bring on.
Gandhi then wrote a second letter to Hitler, this time closer to Hitler’s own downfall, at a time when Hitler was plagued with betrayal all around him while confined to an underground bunker. We witness a contrast in the ideologies of these two leaders and the eminent result of Hitler’s brutal and catastrophic methods.
Gandhi To Hitler looks at Hitler’s downfall, his last days when only his love Eva Braun and his trusted aide Joseph Goebbels stood by him, as the Germany around him crumbled and his trusted comrades deserted him; and through the central young couple Balbir and Amrita we see that the fate of many was determined by the ideology that they chose to adopt.
The film establishes the superiority of Gandhism over Nazism, thereby giving the message of world peace, a message still relevant in today’s context where the world continues to grapple with the dark clouds of terrorism.
Cast and Crew details
Directed by akesh Ranjan Kumar
Produced by Anil Kumar Sharma
Written by Nalin Singh
Starring: Raghubir Yadav, Neha Dhupia
Music by Arbind-Lyton
Editing by Shree Narayan Singh
Release date(s) 29 July, 2011
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