Gour Hari Dastaan, the latest offering from actor-director Ananth Mahadevan, has been receiving favorable response in domestic and international film fests. The biopic, based on freedom fighter Gour Hari Das, has a strong star cast with Vinay Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranvir Shorey in prominent roles. Pathan plays the titular role of the Gandhian freedom fighter who battles out with the Indian bureaucracy. On paper, India grants certain set of benefits to its freedom fighters, as a token of thanks for their participation in the country’s freedom struggle. Das, however is not identified as a freedom fighter, and thus he’s unable to claim those sanctioned benefits. He finds himself moving office to office, composing several letters to get his rightful pension, and even to get his son admitted into a college. The struggle spelled long for Das, who for 32 years kept knocking on 321 office doors, climbed over 66,000 stairs, wrote 1,043 letters and pleaded twice as many times just to prove his identity to the corrupt bureaucracy. First the British, then the bureaucracy – for Das it was a constant struggle, and the man never once gave up heart.

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From the looks of it, it’s one hard-hitting drama. The film is slated to release in India on 14th August, 2015. Watch the trailer and let us know what you think of it in comments below: