GUWAHATI, July 23 � Legendary singer and musician Dr Bhupen Hazarika has lent his mellifluous voice for a new Hindi film Gandhi to Hitler, whose music directors incidentally include, among others, promising Assamese musician Lyton.�
The film, set in 1938-45 in the backdrop of World War II, is directed by Rakesh Ranjan Kumar and produced by Dr Anil Kumar Sharma for Amrapali Media Vision, a Delhi-based production house. �
The first real Hindi international movie that deals with a foreign subject, it is a story of clash of ideology between the two most talked-about persons of that era � Mahatma Gandhi and Adolf Hitler. Connecting them is Azad Hind Fauz, the Indians, who, under the leadership of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, are fighting with Hitler, inside Germany.
Gandhi to Hitler presents to the audience what happened within Adolf Hitler who was inside a bunker in the last stage of the World War II. As the enemy comes closer and closer, many of Hitler�s close associates and officers advise him to escape from Berlin to a safer place from where he can command his forces better. But Hitler refuses, and instead is joined in his bunker by his girlfriend Eva Braun, whom he ironically marries the day before they kill themselves.�
Meanwhile, in India, Mahatma Gandhi decides to fight India�s independence through non-violence. Since Hitler was also fighting the British, it was natural for Gandhi to align with him. But Gandhi decides to oppose both Hitler as well as the British. India was alone in the World War and had taken a very unique and idealistic stand��
Addressing a press conference, Lyton who has composed the music with Arvind, and Sonam, one of the actors, said that the film was an attempt at bringing to the fore the eternal message of non-violence preached by Mahatma Gandhi.
�The film finally establishes the superiority of Gandhism and non-violence 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,� Lyton said. �
The music directors also felt that it was a privilege to get a chance to work with the legendary Bhupen Hazarika. �It has been a great experience to have worked with Bhupen-da,� they said.