Mahatma Gandhi, of course, this name needs no introduction. Mahatma Gandhi is also known as Bapu, the father of the nation as he was one of the freedom fighters to fight in the war of freedom for India. He is known for his non-violence policy in the world and his policy is still followed by many people in the world. It’s the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. So let’s revisit his life and his teachings through these films listed below as a tribute to him.
1) Lage Raho Munna Bhai
It’s not a movie on Gandhi Ji’s life, it’s a movie promoting his teachings in Munna Bhai style. As Gandhiji was a peace-loving personality who believed in non-violence the movie shows that anything can be achieved by being Gandhiwadi.
2) Mahatma: Life of Gandhi, 1869–1948
It’s a 5-hour documentary film directed by Vitthalbhai Jhaveri. It was released in 1968. The movie shows the detail of the life of freedom fighter Gandhiji. The movie is in English but a Hindi version exists, running for 2 hours and 20 minutes. The 5-hour version is in English, there’s also a shorter version which runs for 2 hours and 16 minutes and an even shorter version which runs for an hour.
The movie was released in 1982, directed by Richard Attenborough. The movie revolves around the life of Gandhi when he returns to India after being in South Africa. He starts the campaign of non-violence in the country against British rule.
4) The Gandhi Murder
This movie shows the event leading towards the assassination of Gandhiji. It’s a 2019 movie starring Stephen Lang, Luke Pasqualino, Om Puri and Vinnie Jones. It was released on 30 January which is also the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
5) Gandhi, My Father
The movie was released in 2007 which showcases the relationship between Gandhi and his son, Hiralal Gandhi, directed by Feroz Abbas Khan. It is a movie that shows Gandhiji’s personal life with his family along with the freedom struggle.