There is the Gandhi whose biography we memorise as an answer to questions in history exams. And there is the real Gandhi who wanders around in an unamalgamated co-existence of a hundred different descriptions, opinions and hues.
This second Gandhi also gives impetus to the tale of Nathuram Godse. (Or rather, the other way round.) The Godse who had his own picture to paint of Gandhi. His own story that got eclipsed behind the assasination of a Mahatma. His famous statement 'Maine Gandhi ko nahin mara. Maine uska vadh kiya' might have inspired movies, but the play, Main Nathuram Godse, gets into the statement in its actual context. Godse held Gandhi a culprit for the many atrocities against Hindus, Hinduism and Hindi, pre and post partition. He was so anguished by the partition, that he willed that his ashes, after cremation, be never immersed until the Indus river was again a part of India. These ashes still remain for 'Akhand Bharat' to be reinstated.
The poignant tale of Godse is told once again in the Sutradhar production 'Main Nathuram Godse'. Vinay Varma plays Godse, and is supported by Arun Shendurnikar and Prakash Dharma. It is directed by Prof. Bhaskar Shewalkar and is the 77th production of Rangadhara. This play has already run full-houses, three times before in Hyderabad.
And yes, it is the translated version of the controversial Marathi play 'Mee Nathuram Boltoi'. For more details, please contact 2322-6485, 98480-52541.