Gandhi Movie Review

Priti Agarwal
Film Review – Gandhi

1. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon ahimsa or total nonviolence—which led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Mr. Gandhi is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi and in India also as Bapu meaning Father. He is officially honored in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International ...

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instigated the birth of the “Mahatma” (pure soul). Some of the social, cultural and environmental factors that helped create Mr. Gandhi’s personality are:-

a. Mr. Gandhi sailed for Durban in April 1893. An incident of humiliation and racial discrimination experienced by Mr. Gandhi when he was travelling from Durban to Transvaal. On finding Mr. Gandhi travelling on a first class ticket, the white train constable threw him out of the train carriage. This incident is crucial to the evolution of Mr. Gandhi from Mohandas to Mahatma. South Africa was Mr. Gandhi’s proving ground and launching pad for his rise to the premier leadership of the Indian community. The two-decade long stay in South Africa shaped his political perceptions. With his political tool of Satyagraha (hold fast to the truth) or passive resistance, Mr. Gandhi led his Indian community to fight against repressive acts.
b. He himself was a Hindu high class Brahmin, his family was highly respected in the Hindu ...

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to achieve political ends always placed him at odds with Jinnah’s political realism.
d. Also the external environment meaning the conditions pertaining in India not only changed his views, his ideas but changed the whole concept of his life to such an extent that he gave up the usual way of clothing like wearing a pant, shirt, tie; he changed totally his clothing style to wearing a self woven khadi dhoti (loincloth) only - to totally accept and feel like what numerous common Indians were going through.
e. Also, as portrayed in the film - while in conversation with Jinnah, Patel, Nehru and others he takes away the tray of tea from the waiter/server’s hand and he starts serving ...

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Added: 3/19/2011 03:55:51 PM
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