Gandhi Jayanti marks an important historical event of Indian calendar when the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was born in 1869. Known for his struggles and non-violence movements worldwide, Bapu brought the nation together and delivered freedom from the oppressive British Government.
And this 2 October, let’s have a glimpse of the great man’s life and relive the ideologies that laid the foundation of India.
Take a look:
1. The Making Of Mahatma:
The 1996 movie, ‘The Making Of Mahatma’ traces the early life of Mahatma Gandhi when he returns to India after 21 years living in South Africa, to take a stand before the Britishers for his nation and the suppression under which Indians were living. Directed by Shyam Benegal, the movie received National Awards for Best actor and Best English Feature Film.
2. Gandhi, My Father:
The biographical drama, ‘Gandhi, My Father’ brings the story of Mahatma Gandhi’s eldest son Harilal Gandhi, who had a strenuous and complex relation with his father due to different ideologies. The movie shows the struggle of a young man who tries to find his identity but is overshadowed by his father’s image, leading a distraught life. The movie was appreciated for its brilliant screenplay and writing, winning several awards and National awards.
3. Lage Raho Munna Bhai:
A comedy movie in which Sanjay Dutt plays the role of a local goon who in order to impress his lady love, takes abode in the ideologies of Mahatma Gandhi. As the movie progresses, he eventually turns into a true Gandhanian, helping and saving those in need, finding happiness in his new avatar.