October 2nd marks the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
, the father
of the nation and the one honored with the name 'Mahatma'. It is
observed as a national holiday for the entire country of India. Gandhi
is known for the courage and wisdom with which he fought for the
freedom of the country. Known to believe in non-violence, Gandhi
on to lead India to independence and inspired many across the world to
fight for their freedom.
The teachings of Mahatma
have been portrayed in many musicals and plays, and even our
Bollywood film industry has not failed to depict the great man's trials
and achievements. So here, BollyCurry brings you some of the great
movies that have been based on Gandhi
- A biographical film based on Gandhi
ji, played by Ben Kingsley, this
movie focused on the trials and tribulations Gandhi
ji went through for
his fight for freedom.The movie garnered a lot of praise and
appreciation. It went on to win many Academy Awards along with the best
actor, best movie and best director.
Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
- The second installment of the hugely popular Munnabhai
series, stars Sanjay Dutt as Munnabhai and Dilip Prabhavalkar as the
image of Gandhi
ji. This movie focuses on how Munna sees the spirit of
, and uses his knowledge and non-violent ways to help
people and teach them lessons. Giving this practice the name of Gandhigiri,
goes on to help one and all. The movie was well received by audiences
all over the world, to the point where people started following the ways
in their daily lives. It won many awards including four National Film Awards.
Gandhi - My Father (2007)
- Starring Darshan Jariwala as Mahatma Gandhi
and Akshay Khanna as
, this movie focuses on the relationship between Gandhi
and his son Hari. The movie is based on the biography of Harilal. The
movie shows the strained relationship between Gandhi
and Hari due to the
different dreams the two had. While Hari wanted to go and study abroad
and become a barrister like his father, Gandhi
wanted him to help in his
fight for freedom. The clash between the two, led Hari to leave his
father and eventually paved a way for his own downfall. The movie
garnered a lot of praise and critical acclaim.
with these three, there have been many other movies about Gandhi
it about his fight for freedom, or his assassination, his relationship
with his people or his courage, everything was appreciated by the
audience. A man true to his words, who gave up his life for his country
ji is appreciated and respected by one and all.
wishing everyone a happy Gandhi Jayanti! A very happy birthday to the
man who gave us the right to live in a beautiful country that is our
own! Live today and everyday, truthfully and non-violently!! And let us
know, how u decide to celebrate this day! What did you or will you do
today to make a difference!
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