Opening on the 71st anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, the conspiracy thriller “The Gandhi Murder” begins with a declare to be “based on verified facts.” Given the general shoddiness of the manufacturing, together with distractingly inapt casting and matte work that makes a Ganges River scene look pretend, these details are most likely value reverifying.
Directed by Karim Traidia and Pankaj Sehgal, the film unfolds in the course of the weeks main as much as Gandhi’s loss of life, mingling fictional and real-life figures. It posits that authorities knew upfront that the homicide would occur and will have stopped it however didn’t, believing that making Gandhi a martyr would convey unity to feuding Hindus and Muslims within the wake of India’s independence.
It pins the skulduggery on a fictional intelligence officer, Sunil Raina (Stephen Lang), who carries out his plan with the useful and conflicted inaction of a policeman, Jimmy (Luke Pasqualino). Raina explains his idea of how Lincoln’s loss of life introduced the United States collectively after the Civil War.
It’s troublesome to take “The Gandhi Murder” critically as “JFK”-like speculative paranoia with the previous Guy Ritchie heavy Vinnie Jones (in a “special appearance”) and an American-accented Mark Moses (Duck Phillips on “Mad Men”) enjoying posh Brits — to say nothing of Lang’s presence as an ethnic Kashmiri. It appears finest to just accept the musical numbers (“I am not Hindu or Muslim/Just let me live”) and occasional lapses into martial arts as attribute of a beneficiant Bollywood-style aesthetic.